Srixon Revamped Q-Star Golf Ball - Review
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Spin: High

Dimples: 338

Compression: Mid

Category Comparison: Value

Spec: (Two) 2 Piece / Layers

Cover: Ionomer Urethane Coating SeRM (Slide Ring Material)

Core: FastLayer

Price: $26.99

Srixon Launches Revamped Q-Star Golf Ball: If you’re a fan of high performance and affordable golf balls, that type of “best bang for the buck” kind of a deal, the good news for today is that Srixon just launched a new edition of their legendary Q-Star golf ball. The new Q-Star retails for $26.99 per dozen (MSRP) and it makes for an almost premium ionomer covered golf ball with a urethane coating and a two piece construction. It already sounds interesting, right? I mean, a ionomere covered golf ball for less than $30 a dozen, not to mention the urethane coating? Until now those things were reserved for expensive golf balls, but the technology is making huge leaps forward by the day, and Srixon is showing the golf industry how it’s done.

Srixon Revamped Q-Star Golf Ball - Review
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If you’re having second thoughts about marketing issues and all that, you should learn that Hideki Matsuyama, Keegan Bradley and Graeme McDowell, i.e. Srixon’s staff players are all using Z-Star and Z-Star XV balls, which means Srixon talks the talk and walks the walk at the same time; or, in case you’re not familiar with the lingo, Srixon stands behind their products just like any other reputable golf company. This also means that Srixon excels in creating competitive premium golf balls, which are aimed at giving Tour pros and casual players alike the most greenside spin humanly possible, as well as improved distance. However, the Z-Star and Z-Star XV golf balls cost almost twice the price of the Q-Star, as they retail for $40 a dozen, which may be too much for recreational golfers. Here the Q-Star fifth-gen enters the arena, as they make for high performance golf balls aimed at budget conscious players.

Until now, this claim may have sounded implausible (the affordable high-performance golf ball that is), but the new Q-Star is definitely going to change the hearts and minds of “newbies” worldwide. The main selling point of the fifth gen Q-Star golf ball is arguably the updated and upgraded FastLayer core, which is aimed at delivering amazing speed. The Q-star is available in both white and yellow color ways, and the ball’s core features a peculiar construction: softer in the middle, then progressively firmer on the outer areas, a clever engineering trick which delivers more speed off the irons and tees for slow-swingers.

The new core’s mission is helped by the redesigned 338 Speed Dimple pattern, which is more aerodynamic and works wonders in reducing drag. The urethane coating is called Spin Skin by Q-Star’s Marketing department, and it’s applied over the ball’s ionomer cover, a smart innovation that generates more spin as it allows wedges and short irons to grip the ball better.

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*Category key


– 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