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Srixon Q star

post #1 of 32
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I just got the new Srixon Q star golf balls and I figured I'd do a quick review on them.

The Q star is a 2 piece design engineered to perform like a tour ball for slower swingers. The Q star is made of the following: 

Core: Highly resilient rabalon.

Cover: Pana-tetra thin cover.

 

 

I picked this ball up at Dicks Sporting Goods for 24.99. The ball was scheduled to be released the next day, but the guy was nice enough to sell them to me a day ahead. The Q star incorporates the Srixon STAR performance. Spin, Trajectory, Acceleration, and Responsiveness. The only difference between the popular Z star is the Q star is designed for people 10 handicap and above or swing speeds less than 100. This ball is supposed to generate the right amount of spin for slower swing speeds. As you may see in the commercial for this ball If you are a slower swinger and you play a tour ball you may generate to much sidespin causing you to hit the ball everywhere. 

 

Distance:

Off the tee with the Q star I noticed I consistently gained 5-7 yards off the tee. The ball is soft and durable. I found I could compress this ball well and gained lots of confidence over the round.

 

Spin/Feel:

When I first purchased the ball I went to the dicks sporting goods chipping green and chipped a few. Immediately I noticed more check and control. That carried over to the course the next day. I was amazed how much spin and control the ball had even though it was two piece. Wedge shots on hop and stop and on a few spin back. Long irons are two hops and stop. The ball is soft and very easy to control.

 

Putting: 

Off the putter the Q star was great. Good feel soft and solid looking. As this being the first Srixon product I've used I found the alignment tool very useful and easy to get used to after using a Bridgestone e6 alignment tool for so long.

 

 

Summary:

All and All the Srixon Q star has everything in a ball I could look for. Distance, Spin, Durability, and most importantly Price. 24.99  

is tough to beat with such good performance. But this ball is not for everyone. It is a ball for slower swingers and higher handicappers. But now, us higher handicappers have a tour performance ball designed for us! I can now say I switched to Srixon!

 

 

                                                                                                                              

 

post #2 of 32

I have moved all my Pro V's to backup balls in place of the Srixon Z-Star...I honestly think its the best ball out there that no one knows about.  I feel that they are softer than the Pro V's and spin more around the green.  Srixon for as long as I can buy the ball for this golfer.

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Originally Posted by Paradox View Post

I have moved all my Pro V's to backup balls in place of the Srixon Z-Star...I honestly think its the best ball out there that no one knows about.  I feel that they are softer than the Pro V's and spin more around the green.  Srixon for as long as I can buy the ball for this golfer.


I did the same thing.  The Srixons are sweet balls!
 

 

post #4 of 32

Srixon makes excellent golf balls.  I picked up some of last year's Z-Stars early on when they were being cleared out at $25/dozen.  I bought a couple dozen of the new Q-Stars at GG last week and really like them as well.  In between I played the Trispeed Tour - another good ball.

 

WRT the Q-Stars, I'm finding some distance loss of the tee, though that may be due more to my swing being a bit off.  They spin amazingly well on approach shots, though.  On most of my shots today the ball was within a few feet of the pitch mark on the green.  I really like them for putting, as well.  Overall, I think these are the best $25/dozen ball on the market.

post #5 of 32

Hey...

 

What is the difference between the Zstar and the Qstar? 

 

I started with the Nike Blue Crush then bought the e6. I hit the Qstar and started seeing 10+ yards longer drives, cleaner more accurate short game hits. 

 

Just curious... :)

 

 

post #6 of 32

I found out... Qstar is for slower club head speeds. 

post #7 of 32

Funny, when I went to the Titleist site and did their ball fitting it seemed to emphasize that amatuers will benefit from a better ball and the message I got was that the ProV1 is the best but NXT was available for those who didn;t want to spend the money.

 

Now Srixon is sending the message that amateurs may be better of playing a lower spin ball and promoting the Q-Star. 

 

The two companies seem to have very different philosophies. In my own expeience, I have played a wide variery of Srixon balls and the Z-Star is awesome.  I define awesome not only by feel and spin, but also by the fact that I never seem to lose them because the ball is going where I want it to.  The Q-Star is next best for me and just is not as soft on very short game work like chips and putts.  The other ball that i played well and almsot never lost is the SF-Lady.  So keep that in mind when you decide if my opinion matters :)

 

 

post #8 of 32
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Originally Posted by Mithrys View Post

Funny, when I went to the Titleist site and did their ball fitting it seemed to emphasize that amatuers will benefit from a better ball and the message I got was that the ProV1 is the best but NXT was available for those who didn;t want to spend the money.

 

Now Srixon is sending the message that amateurs may be better of playing a lower spin ball and promoting the Q-Star. 

 

The two companies seem to have very different philosophies. In my own expeience, I have played a wide variery of Srixon balls and the Z-Star is awesome.  I define awesome not only by feel and spin, but also by the fact that I never seem to lose them because the ball is going where I want it to.  The Q-Star is next best for me and just is not as soft on very short game work like chips and putts.  The other ball that i played well and almsot never lost is the SF-Lady.  So keep that in mind when you decide if my opinion matters :)

 

 


I am a fan of the Q-Stars and they are my everyday ball. I got them figuring that I would no longer have to mark my golf balls since I would be the only one out there with a yellow ball. With Titleist now also making a yellow ball, I may have to pull out that red marker again.

 

I really dont think it matters as much which ball you play, as long as you stick with the same ball. Consistency off of wedges and the putter is important. I know a lot of people like playing used balls - but there is no way that they are all consistent.

 

post #9 of 32

I picked up a box one day because they didn't have anymore B330 RX-s in stock.  They weren't a bad ball, personally I just prefer something a little softer. They seemed a little hard to me, then again I may have been drinking that day? c2_beer.gif Kidding

post #10 of 32

The Q star is a very good ball. If looking for a ball in this price range, $25/dozen, be sure to try out some Titleist NXT Tour S balls as well. 

 

Been playing the NXT Tour S and Q star lately. I have been so impressed, I may be saving some money on balls.

 

I have been playing the Srixon Z-star for a few years. Exceptional ball, but not sure it is worth the extra dough after using these other balls. 

 

 

 

 

-Dan

post #11 of 32

Just ordered 2 dozen from Global Golf.  Got them for $21.99 per dozen.  Hope to put them in play this weekend.  This is my first Srixon purchase.  Been playing the Nike PD Soft, but heard good things about Srixon balls and wanted to give them a shot.

 

 


Edited by badfish74 - 3/19/12 at 12:02am
post #12 of 32

 

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I really dont think it matters as much which ball you play, as long as you stick with the same ball

Plus 1 to that!

 

I have been toying with switching from my callaway warbirds, I like them but they are a little hard. I bought some used prov's but are not sure what think of them yet. Been looking seriously at the srixon's, this was the feed back I was looking for.

post #13 of 32

Played a round with the Q-Star today and I have to say for the price this ball performed very well for me.  Still managed to slice a few, but that is me not the ball..  It felt good coming off my driver, woods, and irons, and rolled well on putts and chips.  I even had an 8 iron into the 18th that bounced once and checked up leaving me a nice birdie try.  For $22 per dozen this will be my ball going forward.

post #14 of 32

Have any of you guys playing the Srixon payed the TopFlite Gamer 2 much?  I am curious as to how you would compare the 2 balls, if you have played both enough to have a valid basis for a comparison.

 

I play the Gamer but am always open to find an improved fit.  And slow swing speed pretty much Defines my game.  LOL

 

Thanks.

post #15 of 32
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Originally Posted by turtleback View Post

Have any of you guys playing the Srixon payed the TopFlite Gamer 2 much?  I am curious as to how you would compare the 2 balls, if you have played both enough to have a valid basis for a comparison.

 

I play the Gamer but am always open to find an improved fit.  And slow swing speed pretty much Defines my game.  LOL

 

Thanks.

Id say they are very similar, with the Gamer having the advantage in spin.  That may or may not be a good thing though depending upon your ballflight.
 

 

post #16 of 32
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Originally Posted by TitleistWI View Post

Id say they are very similar, with the Gamer having the advantage in spin.  That may or may not be a good thing though depending upon your ballflight.
 

 



Thanks, I appreciate your opinion.

post #17 of 32

Hello all, just joined up.

I was thinking of using these Q star balls, as they claim to be better for high handicappers, like myself. My question is, I have a fairly fast swing speed, so would I be better off using the z stars.

Obviously the Q star would be preferred option, but do you think that due to the balls being designed for slower swingers, would it be an issue. I have previously used the Wilson Staff DX2, and have found them to be ok, but am considering others.

 

post #18 of 32
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Originally Posted by badfish74 View Post
For $22 per dozen this will be my ball going forward.

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Business speak invades the Sandtrap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

 

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