Srixon Z-Star Spin Skin Golf Ball Review
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Spin: High

Dimples: 338

Compression: Mid

Category Comparison: Tour

Spec: (Three) 3 Piece / Layers

Cover: Urethane Cover

Core: ENERGETIC GRADIENT GROWTH (E.G.G.) CORE TECHNOLOGY

Price: $39.99

The Srixon Z-Star Golf Ball is available in 2 colors, pure white and tour yellow respectively, and it retails for $39.99 a dozen (MSRP). Considering the price tag, it's pretty obvious that the Srixon Z-Star are premium tour golf balls, engineered to deliver maximum performance for world's most demanding golfers. The Srixon Z-Star uses the company's patented Spin Skin technology, which is basically a brand new dimple pattern and an improved (enhanced) core. These two technologies combined make for the Srixon Z-Star to perform like a firmer ball, while keeping a soft feel. The company says their new Spin Skin technology improves friction between the club surface and the golf ball by 20 percent, and that translates into improved greenside control and spin, but without compromising distance off the tee. The ball really delivers in the long game and it's clear that the Srixon Z-Star was designed to appease better players with good control. It's worth mentioning that the Z-Star doesn't suffer from too much spin, and it's the perfect choice for players with higher swing speeds looking for an interesting blend of benefits between a firm and a soft ball. In this category, the Srixon Z-Star plays in a league of its own.

*Category key

Value/Recreational/Distance

– Designed for mid- to high-handicap golfers with swing speeds below 90 mph; typically feature two-piece construction and firm covers; promote greater distance over high spin rates. Examples: Pinnacle Gold, Slazenger RAW Distance

Premium

– Designed for low- to mid-handicap golfers with swing speeds of 90-99 mph; typically feature multi-layer construction and medium-soft covers; happy medium between Value/Recreational and Tour categories for distance and spin qualities. Examples: Titleist NXT Tour, Callaway HEX Diablo

Tour/Advanced/Performance

– Designed for low-handicap and professional golfers with swing speeds in excess of 100 mph; typically feature multi-layer construction and soft covers; promote greater spin rates and enhanced feel over distance. Examples: Titleist ProV1, Bridgestone Tour B330