Srixon Z-Star / Z-Star SL / Z-Star XV
Golf Digest Hot List Rated:
Performance: 4.5 stars
Innovation: 4.5 stars
Feel: 4.5 stars
Demand: 2 stars
Tech Talk: The Z-Star line expands this year to include the lower compression SL, which is designed to produce a higher launch angle for average swing speeds. Each model features a large-core design that increases in firmness from center to exterior in a unique gradient. The urethane covers are among the thinnest in the game, including the firmer-compression XV (.012 inches)
Verdict: The standard Z-Star provides the most spin around the green of the three balls, but the SL offers an intriguing alternative that many of our players preferred.
The new Z-STAR golf ball’s proprietary urethane cover is super soft for added spin control without sacrificing distance. The 324 aerodynamic dimple design, combined with the large Energetic Gradient Growth(TM) core, produces a penetrating ball flight that is unyielding to the wind. The Z-STAR is available in both Pure White and Tour Yellow for added visual performance.
HOW IT COMPARES
The Z-STAR is a high performance multilayered ball with extremely soft feel. This offering is the softer of the two premium Z-STAR balls and provides slightly more spin and feel around the green. The Z-STAR performs best with driver swing speeds between 80 mph and 105 mph.
WHAT IS S.T.A.R. PERFORMANCE
SPIN- Tuned to increase distance on the driver while providing unparalleled stopping power on approach shots.
TRAJECTORY- Designed to produce an aggressive ball flight that maximizes distance regardless of weather conditions. High ball speed is maintained for a longer period of time during flight.
ACCELERATION-Developed to maximize the energy transfer to the ball for more ball speed resulting in greater distance.
RESPONSIVENESS-Configured to provide great touch and feel greenside. In addition, the ball is responsive on full shots that need to be shaped.