The new Srixon Q-Star Golf Ball is All About Controlled Spin
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Spin: High

Dimples: 338

Compression: Mid

Category Comparison: Premium

Spec: (Two) 2 Piece / Layers

Cover: Urethane Compound Cover Coating

Core: FastLayer Core

Price: $26.99 $26.99

Srixon launched very recently a new golf ball, the Q-Star respectively, which is described by the company as, let us quote: spin where you want it! That’s a bold statement, even from a top company like Srixon, but here’s the thing: even if a golf ball may sound like the definition of simplicity for the average Joe Six Pack, the reality is somewhat different. Modern golf balls are packed full of technological innovation and space-age materials, including chemical compounds most people never heard of or comprehend, provided we’re not talking about chemistry PhDs.

The new Srixon Q-Star Golf Ball is All About Controlled Spin
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Hence, a modern golf ball coming from a reputable company like Srixon is packed with state of the art technology and cutting-edge materials, for which golfers are more than happy to pay premium prices, provided it’s worth it in regard to game improvement, better stats and so on and so forth.

However, what’s different about the new golf ball from Srixon is that you’ll get the same high-technology which can be found in the premium-golf-ball category for peanuts money, i.e. Srixon’s fifth-gen Q-Star plays in the premium category performance-wise, but it’s priced as a golf-ball for the masses. And speaking of prices, the Q-Star golf ball retails for $26.99 a dozen. Sounds great, right? And what do you get for this kind of money, a reader asks? The short answer is: think about the Z-Star line in terms of technological bells and whistles, and you’ll understand why this is such a great deal. Basically, the Q-Star boasts Srixon’s patented SeRM material, and here the chemistry PhD comes into play: SeRM stands for Spin Skin with Slide-Ring Material, a marketing term that describes a urethane covered golf ball which features flexible molecular bonds. Geek talk aside, the SeRM thing translated into real-life parlance means more stopping power and more control.

The new Srixon Q-Star Golf Ball is All About Controlled Spin
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And speaking of golf balls and control, what we’re really describing is friction, which is a very important metric in golf, as the more friction you can summon using your scoring clubs, the more control you’re going to get around the greens. And incidentally, Srixon is owned by a Japanese company, Sumitomo Rubber Industries respectively, which is one of the world’s biggest tire manufacturers. Tires, friction, golf balls…there must be a connection here, right?

Another technology incorporated into the new Srixon Q-Star fifth-gen is the Fast Layer Core Technology, which means the ball’s core is built from a softer material in the middle compared to the outer layer, a smart innovation that allowed the company to make a lower-compression golf ball which spins less off the driver, feels great and makes zero compromises in regard to distance. The best of all worlds, right? And besides all of those ground breaking technologies, you can get your new Srixon Q-Star in both white and yellow colors.

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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