Srixon Q-Star Golf Ball Review
- May 23, 2013, 2:02 pm
- In Golf Balls
Srixon has really stepped up its game in recent years with its Star line of golf balls, with the Z-Star being highly popular among golfers of practically all handicaps. 2013 presents a brand new version for the Star line, this time with the Q-Star.
The Q-Star golf ball is designed specifically for average golfers (handicaps between 6 and 18) in mind, with more accuracy and distance to help them improve their scores tremendously. It basically features two technologies that helps set it apart from the competition. The first is a STAR Performance inner core that adds not only distance but playability as well both off the tee and around the green. The second is spin skin technology that improves greenside spin without sacrificing distance by improving friction between the golf ball and the golf club surface. What follows is an overall review of the Srixon Q-Star golf ball.
There are many different positives when it comes to the Srixon Q-Star, as it really lives up to its hype. The distance on both tee shots and approach shots is above average and can compare to practically any golf ball out on the market today, including well-known brands such as the Titleist Pro V1. When it comes to tee shots in particular with either a driver or fairway woods, the Srixon Q-Star golf ball is very straight with a penetrating ball flight and very low side spin as well, which can really benefit golfers struggling with hooks or slices. The golf ball very good overall feel to it no matter which club in the bag is used, and feels very soft especially around the greens; combined with this softness is a great amount of durability as well, as golfers will find that it is difficult to scuff the ball up after playing it for quite a few holes. Lastly, another positive associated with the Srixon Q-Star golf ball is that iron shots generally have a good amount of spin on them and checkup when they are supposed to.
There are really only two negatives when it comes to the Srixon Q-Star golf ball. The first is that while the ball flight can be a bit high at times, especially when it comes to the short irons, and this may be a disadvantage for those who naturally hit the ball high and are looking for a ball with a normal or low trajectory to it. Another negative is that the ball doesn’t seem to really spin that great when coming out of the bunker or rough around the greens.
Overall the Srixon Q-Star golf ball is another winner put out by the golf company and should greatly benefit average golfers. It doesn’t really excel in any particular area but is above average in all of them, with good distance, accuracy, and feel. The ball flight may be a bit high and times and may not generate a great amount of spin around the greens in particular, but if one is willing to overlook these they will find a great golf ball that should shave a few strokes off their next golf round.