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Some manufacturers do not reveal or emphasize the compression ratings of new golf balls. Some models are now designed and marketed to fit and appeal to a golfers preferences for price, distance, spin, feel and control.
Category Comparison: Tour
Spec: (Four) 4 Piece / Layers
The latest generation of the Srixon Z-STAR XV, the Pure White and the Tour Yellow alike are currently selling for $44,99 a dozen (MSRP) and you can find them even cheaper via various online retailers. STAR is an acronym for spin-trajectory-acceleration and responsiveness, as the Srixon Z-STAR XV's latest iteration features the proprietary "speed dimple" technology, which is aimed at providing a truer ball flight and more distance. Srixon also put into the mix their spinskin cover, another proprietary technology which is supposedly meant to provide more control around the green. Both the Srixon Z-STAR XV Pure White and the Tour Yellow are the perfect choice for golf players with higher swing speeds looking for a ball which is soft around the greens, long off the tee yet doesn't produce too much spin.
And yes indeed, these golf balls perform great with regard to approach shots, distance and accuracy off the tee and also around the green. Both will produce the high-ball flight trajectory that we all know and love, whilst offering solid contact and feedback when hit correctly; also, the spin control is excellent on wedge shots and on the short irons. In terms of feel, the Srixon Z-STAR XV is on the soft side, and if you're that kind of golfer who prefers a softer feeling ball, both the Tour and the Pure are excellent choices for your golf bag. It's worth mentioning in this department that both Srixon Z-STAR XV Tour Yellow and Pure White are tour-quality golf balls, design to be as aerodynamic as possible, combining incredible distance with spin control and a soft feel, being aimed at high-swing golfers and better players.
– 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
– 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
– 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