Whats the reason that no Srixon tour staffer plays the tour yellow version of their ball? I have used them before (ZStar XV) and really enjoyed looking at them both at address and as they fly.
Why no Tour Yellow srixon on tour?
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I tried them out. Bought some AAAAA used balls and did not like them. For whatever reason they feel harder than the white ones. Felt like rocks chipping and putting. It almost is as if they have a clear cover or something. I am guessing that the pros are not a big fan of how they fell as well.
I picked up a box of the Z star tour yellows just for rounds where I'm playing solo, as it's harder to pick up on a white ball when you're playing by yourself without someone to watch your shot for you.
As has already been pointed out, the only reason for a yellow ball is for better visibility. When you have 5000+ sets of eyes watching every shot you hit, it becomes unnecessary for more visible ball.
I don't know if this qualifies because it is the Champions Tour, but I saw Peter Jacobsen use Srixon yellow balls last June at the Senior Players Championship.
And, here is a picture of Peter at the 2012 Senior United States Open at Indianwood Golf and Country Club on July 13, 2012 in Lake Orion, Michigan with a yellow ball...
Unless the yellow would help the pro actually hit the ball better, why bother? Pro tour players get a lot more help tracking wayward shots then we do.
You have a caddie watching your ball, you have tournament officials in the landing area, and you have dozens of fans in the deep rough to help you find the occasional wild shot. Plus, the TV crew likely has a shot of your ball flying through the air.
Got some yellow z-stars from Amazon.com...and think that the best part of using them is to bother my golfing partners on Monday. I love just messing with them from time to time.
On the down side, if you enjoy the drama of walking around the dogleg and there's only one ball in the fairway - and you are walking up on it with your foursome to see if it is yours, well, the highly visible yellow will give them more time to dog you along the walk of shame.