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Srixon Q-Star Golf Ball

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Pros: Good spin on solid shots

Cons: Driver distance

I was motivated to try the Q-Star because of the wedge spin ratings it got from the 2012 Golf Digest Hot List. It was the first Srixon ball I tried.

It definitely did spin, but spin had to be earned. I think that it stopped as quickly as the most spinny mid-priced balls I've used, but only when it was hit solidly. It stopped much less impressively when struck less well. On the one end I had a couple of great full wedge approaches onto very soft greens that rolled out barely an inch. On the other end I had many somewhat decent approach shots onto harder greens that ran 12 feet past the pin. I stopped a 7-iron in 12 feet on a medium-hard green, but had several full wedge shots run out 15 feet on shots that I'm pretty sure would have stopped faster with other balls. (Maybe two-piece balls are harder to spin without solid contact.) I split the difference between these two conditions for my spin rating associated with this review.

I was a little disappointed with distance off the driver. I'm not sure why, but I wasn't getting the same height in the ball's trajectory and I lost some distance off my average driving distance while using this ball. Maybe I wasn't getting sufficient spin or launch angle with it. The rest of my clubs seemed unaffected. (Disclaimer: I know wasn't driving very well around the time I used this ball, so it's possible that my loss of distance was just a swing fault. Didn't seem like it, but it's kind of hard to imagine a two-piece ball not providing suitable distance.)

It definitely feels like a two-piece ball. Not quite as soft as the Bridgestone e5 (another mid-priced two-piece ball), but nothing like a range rock either.

Overall it was a decent ball, but I wasn't thrilled with the performance I experienced with it.

Posted

Pros: Long distance, very soft with putter, nice amount of spin around the greens.

Cons: Not a single one.

Started playing this ball this month and all I can say is Wow! I am amazed at how long this ball is. I gained about 10 yards over the Bridgestone B330 RX. Unlike most distance balls that don't hold the green on approach shots, this ball has no problem checking up. The best thing about this ball is the way it feels off the putter face, its very soft. This is really going to be my ball for the next couple of years as long as they don't try to change it like most other companies do. 

Posted

Pros: None

Cons: Too hard; less distance for slow swing speeds

I have used AD333 balls for 15 years, and also use Trispeeds. I have a 15 index, am a senior, with a swing speed of 80 MPH. My wife has an index of 12, and presently uses Tri Speeds or Precept Lady IQ.

 

I have spread the word about AD333s to my senior group, and one elderly man now uses them with an increase of 15 yds on a drive.

 

This past weekend, in non competition, I bought some Q stars for me, my wife, and her friend (also a good golfer), and we played 18 holes.

 

My wifes comment: These balls are awful, feel hard, don't go as far as a Trispeed. Would not buy 

 

Her friends comment: No good

 

My comment: Probably less distance than AD 333. No better accuracy. But I normally hit straight.

 

Conclusion:

 

Why would Srixon bring out a new ball, with a MSRP of $25 vs $20 for an AD333, with obviously worst performance than a AD333, and discontinue the AD333?

 

My recommendation is that you should stock up on AD333s, since they are being sold for $25/2 doz.

And when you run out, switch to Precept Lady IQs.

 

I have tried most every soft ball on the market, and never found one better than the AD333 for slow swing speed, mid to high handicap abilities.

 

I am trying to give constructive advice to Srixon that they have misplaced their ability to service golfers. They have good products. Why replace them with one that is inferior. To prove their marketing claims, just show me a test on an Iron Byron with AD333 and Trispeeds vs Q Star for 75 to 90 MPH swing speeds. 

Posted

Pros: Straight flight, added distance, decent feel

Cons: These yellow ones will give me away when found in water

I really didnt think that there was a ball that would get me away from Titleist, but I am really excited after my first round with the Q-Star.

 

As a disclaimer I will add that this was my 4th round with my new driver and I am now more comfortable off of the tee.

 

My first round I hit 13/14 fairways - everything flew straight - no slice/hook/draw/fade. My only miss was inches off of the fairway.

 

My average drives were 15 yards further than I was getting with my previous ball - irons were definitely a bit longer too. All day I was in a better position for GIRs than I normally am.

 

The feel on the putting was decent (not a Pro V1 feel), but good enough that all of the other pluses more than make up for a slightly less feel putting.

 

Chipping was solid with this ball, 3 of my chips were within inches of the pin.

 

I played with the same ball all round (I am not a guy that eats up balls with wedges) so durability looks good although I did not hit a single cart path or tree.

 

Overall this is the best value that I have seen for ball yet.

Posted

Pros: Decent distance, control, putter feel (for me) and great price point

Cons: higher ball flight than I would like

I don't have anything bad to say about this ball. I tend to get a higher ball flight than I would like when I strike the ball well but it's not a deal breaker. Love the way this ball feels off the putter and it also has decent control for approach shots on average public course greens. Not sure how it would react on courses with firmer greens.

Posted

Pros: Straight, good spin

Cons: None

 

I've been searching for a ball this summer. The search is over. The Q-Star is staying in the bag. Over the last few months I've played a lot of different balls trying to find the one that I like in every aspect of my game. The Q-Star fits perfect. Here's what I've been playing.

 

Nike 20XI-X

Nike One Tour D

Nike One Vapor Speed

Titleist NTX Tour

Titleist Pro V1

Bridgestone E6

Bridgeston B300 RXS

Taylormade Penta TP

 

For one reason or another none of the above did everything, driver distance, iron feel, spin around the greens and putter feel. I could get 3 of 4 out of the balls above, but the Q-Star fits all 4. And, the fact that they only cost $25 / dozen make them the clear winner for the average golfer looking for a performance ball.

Srixon Q-Star Golf Ball
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Question everything about your current golf ball. The Srixon Q Star Golf Ball is a great feeling ball designed for players who are looking for an all-ability golf ball with STAR performance. The process of precisely tuning the Spin, Trajectory, Acceleration and Responsiveness (STAR performance) during development enhances total playability on every shot, increasing your ability to shoot lower scores.

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BrandSrixon
LabelSrixon
ManufacturerSrixon
Product GroupSports
Product Type NameSPORTING_GOODS
PublisherSrixon
StudioSrixon
TitleSrixon Q-Star Golf Ball
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