When you start golfing more and improving, it is ideal to consider a golf ball that will help benefit your game. Bad tee shots are probably not much of an issue anymore, but some distance and great feel around the greens is always welcoming.
Here is a Srixon Z Star golf ball review, which will help you understand how this fantastic ball from Srixon might help your game.
Srixon has long been one of the leaders in golf balls, with some of the more popular options available on the market.
The 2017 fifth generation Srixon Z Star golf ball is no different and will provide benefits that better players are looking for in their golf games.
You will notice the Z Star ball is available in a Gold coloured box, and also a Silver coloured box. I will explain the differences between the two later in the post.
This urethane cover is now in the third generation of its type, with the new 2017 Z Star Ball. The SpinSkin cover has been improved to provide even more friction when the golf ball meets the club head. This will provide more spin, and a fantastic feel, especially from the greenside rough.
338 Speed Dimple Pattern
Through a lot of testing, Srixon has discovered that different dimple sizes have helped create a golf ball that promotes less drag right after impact. This helps the ball travel through the air with less resistance, especially on those days when it gets quite windy. The 338 Speed dimple pattern helps the ball stay in the air longer to maximise distance.
Energetic Gradient Growth Core
This basically means that the core of the golf ball has been improved. The centre is soft but becomes gradually harder towards the edge to promote a soft feel, whilst still providing fantastic distance.
Targeted at Which Golfer?
The Srixon Z Star golf ball has long been a golf ball targeted at consistent amateur golfers, and professionals.
As mentioned earlier there are two types of balls to choose from.
They are the Z Star, and the Z Star XV.
Srixon Z Star
The Srixon Z Star Ball is a three-piece option targeted at better players searching for fantastic spin and feel around the greens. With some of the new technological features, this ball will deliver the best of both worlds for distance, and accuracy. This is a slightly lower compression ball targeted at the player who has an average to fast swing speed.
This golf ball would be targeted at swing speeds with a general average of about 105 miles per hour or lower. A 105mph swing speed would roughly hit the ball about 250 yards in carry distance, on a calm day. If you are consistently hit the ball around that distance, or below, then this is a good ball to consider.
Srixon Z Star XV
The Srixon Z Star XV model golf ball is made of a four-piece construction to help increase hardness, and distance. It features an extra thick ionomer mid layer, which helps overall construction. This will help maintain ball speed, and distance for the golfers with quicker swing speeds.
You will still get fantastic feel from this golf ball, as it is designed for better players. The ball does not compress as much as the Z Star ball, so it is more targeted at the fast, to extremely fast swing speeds. A lower compression ball is not needed as much for the golfers that carry the ball a farther distance. Feel around the greens is definitely not sacrificed, as the SpinSkin cover promotes fantastic feel and spin.
This golf ball would be targeted at the bigger hitters with an average general clubhead speed of 105 mph, or more. This would mean the golfer consistently carries the ball 250 yards or more. If you are consistently averaging over that in terms of distance, then this is a good ball to consider.
Both models also come in the very bright Tour Yellow option for a great visual.
For more information, and a price on the two Srixon Z Star golf ball models click here.
The differences in the new fifth-generation Srixon Z Star golf balls, compared to the previous model are subtle. If you do practice and are an accomplished player, you should notice the slight changes. The research and design that has gone into this golf ball have helped create a ball that will help better players become more consistent.
Srixon golf balls do have a larger core, and a very thin cover, compared to some of the other golf balls on the market. If you are after some extra distance and play off a single figure handicap, then why not give it a try.
The Z Star is the three-piece golf ball targeted at the golfer who would generally carry the ball 250 yards or less, and the Z Star XV golf ball is a four piece model targeted at the big hitters.
Where do you fit?
For more information on golf balls, click the link on How to Choose Golf Balls.
To learn more about how the new 2017 Srixon Z Star ball, just watch the following short video.