Srixon, a company known for its high quality golf balls has elevated its offering with three additions, the Z-Star Diamond, Z-Star Divide & Q-Star Tour. Each golf ball has unique characteristics to fit different golfers of different skill levels.
Known to the world as the “Brooks Koepka Ball” or simply the Z-Star Diamond, Srixon has been working with their tour staff to create a ball that is a blend of the Z-Star and Z-Star XV, the best of both worlds.
With a blend of greenside control and long-game distance, the new Z-Star Diamond also delivers the unique benefit of increased spin on long and mid-iron shots. The Z-Star Diamond is the ideal ball for high-speed players looking to hold the green from anywhere on the course.
The foundation of the Z-Star Diamond is the FastLayer Core, which is soft at its centre and firm around its outer edge. That duality provides speed and a great feel so everyone can play with more confidence and distance.
Meanwhile, this golf ball features Srixon’s proprietary Spin Skin with Slide Ring Material (SeRM), a durable urethane coating that digs deep into wedge and iron grooves on every impact to increase friction and maximize spin and control.
Z-Star Diamond has been a very popular model with their PGA Tour staff, and the Z-Star Diamond should definitely be considered by the higher-swing-speed, better player looking for the best performance available.
Srixon genuinely offered something a little different when they released their Q-Star Tour Divide golf balls, which features a visual-aid paint job that has two different colors on the ball, split down the middle.
Turns out, people liked that. They found the balls interesting, and some of Srixon’s customer base wanted to see the Divide come to the Z-Star, the company’s Tour-caliber ball line.
Well, in 2022, the Z-Star Divide and Z-Star XV Divide are here.
The Z-Star and Z-Star XV Divide are available in the yellow-white colorway to start. The idea is to give golfers an easy alignment visual for putts (and tee shots), as well as something easier to look at as the ball flies through the air and rolls on the ground. Perhaps an unintended benefit, too, is the balls may be easier to find in rough because of the contrasting colors.
Everything else about the Z-Star and Z-Star XV Divide balls stays the same compared to the non-Divide models, including the company’s SpinSkin with SeRM coating that helps with spin and control, as well the FastLayer Core and 338 Speed Dimple pattern.
Srixon’s Q-Star Tour golf balls have always been a bit of a tweener. It’s a mid-compression golf ball, so it’s a little softer. It also has a cast-urethane cover, which golfers would expect from a high-end tour-caliber ball.
The fourth generation of the ball isn’t dramatically different from the third generation, and that’s kind of the point: bringing the ball up to code compared to the Z-Star while maintaining the benefits unique to the Q-Star Tour.
The Q-Star Tour features a new ultra-thin urethane Spin Skin cover that’s coated in SeRM to increase friction for more spin and control on scoring shots. The thin cover allows the material to better interact with wedges for more stopping power.
The ball also features a FastLayer core, which firms up from the middle to the outer edge, allowing the player to get maximum distance while delivering feel in a 72-compression total package. The mantle layer has been softened this time out, which should increase spin off the driver. The 338 Speed Dimple pattern that’s become a mainstay for Srixon is found on this ball, with a new longer side-stamp alignment aid.