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Srixon Z-Star Player Reviews Q-Star Tour


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#1 Babydaddy

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 10:31 AM

Been Pro V1 and Z-Star for years. At age 45, I thought I would see about these soft compression balls like the Chrome Soft and the Q-Star Tour.

In general, Srixon is like the Honda of golf balls. They are not going to overwhelm you like Porsche or big Ford Truck, but you know what you are going to get. The balls are durable and consistent. I love the type of white that Srixon balls are.

I've spent a lot of time comparing the 2017 Q-Star Tour and Z-Star.

Basically- the QST feels softer, which you may like or not. I feel the ball is more springy than the Z-Star. It wants to jump off of the face chipping to the driver. I love hitting this ball with the driver and with long irons. Where I have noticed a difference is around the greens- I had taken for granted the control that the Z-star provides around the greens. Crisply struck chips that would double check with the Z-Star would roll out just a bit more. Rather than backing up a wedge from 100 yards with the Z-Star, the Q-Star stops and maybe dribbles a couple feet more from the ball mark.

They both feel great off the putter.

Basically, Srixon has created a ball in the Q-Star Tour that does precisely what they say it does. Thankfully I am still able to swing at 100-105 still, so while I do feel I might gain a couple yards off the tee, I miss the extra little bit of control the Z-Star provides. In addition, I can work the Q-Star almost as well as I can work the Z-Star- it's just that last 20% that I miss.

I think most players would be surprised at how good a ball the QST is.

Srixon is a very underrated golf manufacturer- it's clear they are listening to what golfers want and are providing those things in a very simple and consistent way. What a great value!


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Posted 02 December 2017 - 10:36 AM

I’m interested in this ball. I didn’t like the QStar but was a huge fan of the ZStar SL. I play the regular ZStar but it’s not the ZL I liked so much.
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Posted 02 December 2017 - 11:00 AM

View PostCwing, on 02 December 2017 - 10:36 AM, said:

I’m interested in this ball. I didn’t like the QStar but was a huge fan of the ZStar SL. I play the regular ZStar but it’s not the ZL I liked so much.
The QST is surprising- you should absolutely try it. It's almost a softer z-star- I mean it's close- but I think for my game, the Z-Star is worth the extra $10.00 - But I would happily game the QST too-
They really did a nice job with this.

By the way- my all time favorite balls are:

1) Pro V1
2) Z-Star
3) Precept U-Tri Tour

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 12:05 PM

View PostCwing, on 02 December 2017 - 10:36 AM, said:

Iím interested in this ball. I didnít like the QStar but was a huge fan of the ZStar SL. I play the regular ZStar but itís not the ZL I liked so much.
You should absolutely try the QST. Phenomenal ball.

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 01:40 PM

I’d have to agree with your assessment except I didn’t see that much differences in the spin.  I was actually pretty surprised at how well the QST spun.  Then again I tend to play on softer greens and I spin the ball quite a bit too.  

It’s a great ball and once I’m done with the 3dozen Z-Stars I will definitely be picking up the QST.

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 01:54 PM

Q Star Tour is for under 100 mph swing speeds.

Srixons own marketing specifically says it is for ďmoderateĒ club head speed golfers, which is definitely NOT 100+.

Side note,

Iíve played the XV all year and itís the best all around ball Iíve ever played.

Slightly firmer feeling than I would like off the putter and short wedge shots, but itís so good otherwise that Iíve learned to live with it.

I do like the new TP5x  as well, but itís hideous durability keeps it out of my bag. If you just give it a dirty look and it scuffs.

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 02:02 PM

Played the Z-STAR for a while now and want to give the QST a try...I just wish they offered it in yellow.
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Posted 02 December 2017 - 04:22 PM

View PostYepyukon, on 02 December 2017 - 02:02 PM, said:

Played the Z-STAR for a while now and want to give the QST a try...I just wish they offered it in yellow.

+1 Anyone know when the QST will come out in yellow?

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 05:45 PM

View PostKaBoom21, on 02 December 2017 - 12:05 PM, said:

View PostCwing, on 02 December 2017 - 10:36 AM, said:

Iím interested in this ball. I didnít like the QStar but was a huge fan of the ZStar SL. I play the regular ZStar but itís not the ZL I liked so much.
You should absolutely try the QST. Phenomenal ball.

Agreed, the QST is a great option for SL fans.

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 07:16 AM

View PostBabydaddy, on 02 December 2017 - 10:31 AM, said:

Been Pro V1 and Z-Star for years. At age 45, I thought I would see about these soft compression balls like the Chrome Soft and the Q-Star Tour.

In general, Srixon is like the Honda of golf balls. They are not going to overwhelm you like Porsche or big Ford Truck, but you know what you are going to get. The balls are durable and consistent. I love the type of white that Srixon balls are.

I've spent a lot of time comparing the 2017 Q-Star Tour and Z-Star.

Basically- the QST feels softer, which you may like or not. I feel the ball is more springy than the Z-Star. It wants to jump off of the face chipping to the driver. I love hitting this ball with the driver and with long irons. Where I have noticed a difference is around the greens- I had taken for granted the control that the Z-star provides around the greens. Crisply struck chips that would double check with the Z-Star would roll out just a bit more. Rather than backing up a wedge from 100 yards with the Z-Star, the Q-Star stops and maybe dribbles a couple feet more from the ball mark.

They both feel great off the putter.

Basically, Srixon has created a ball in the Q-Star Tour that does precisely what they say it does. Thankfully I am still able to swing at 100-105 still, so while I do feel I might gain a couple yards off the tee, I miss the extra little bit of control the Z-Star provides. In addition, I can work the Q-Star almost as well as I can work the Z-Star- it's just that last 20% that I miss.

I think most players would be surprised at how good a ball the QST is.

Srixon is a very underrated golf manufacturer- it's clear they are listening to what golfers want and are providing those things in a very simple and consistent way. What a great value!
I agree. I have played the Q Star Tour exclusively since late summer. This ball is a magic elixir for this 61 year old golfer. Picked up distance and dropped a few strokes with the Q Star Tour golf ball. I also agree that Srixon is the hidden gem in golf balls. Will play this ball as long as Srixon keeps producing them.

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 09:27 AM

And the Srixon promo --4 dozen for the price of 3--is still going on.  4 dozen for $90, or $22.50/dozen.  Great ball, great value.

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 09:47 AM

View PostBabydaddy, on 02 December 2017 - 11:00 AM, said:

View PostCwing, on 02 December 2017 - 10:36 AM, said:

I’m interested in this ball. I didn’t like the QStar but was a huge fan of the ZStar SL. I play the regular ZStar but it’s not the ZL I liked so much.
The QST is surprising- you should absolutely try it. It's almost a softer z-star- I mean it's close- but I think for my game, the Z-Star is worth the extra $10.00 - But I would happily game the QST too-
They really did a nice job with this.

By the way- my all time favorite balls are:

1) Pro V1
2) Z-Star
3) Precept U-Tri Tour

U tri tour and TM LDP RED....all time best balls

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 09:53 AM

Really good comparison that matches my experience this year. The one big difference for me is that the QST just wants to go consistently straight - especially off the driver. I've had to change my aim point on a few holes at our club as I was used to a pretty good draw with the ZStar but the QST cut the draw by way more than 1/2. Love the ball!

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 07:54 AM

View Postgpleonard, on 06 December 2017 - 07:16 AM, said:

View PostBabydaddy, on 02 December 2017 - 10:31 AM, said:

Been Pro V1 and Z-Star for years. At age 45, I thought I would see about these soft compression balls like the Chrome Soft and the Q-Star Tour.

In general, Srixon is like the Honda of golf balls. They are not going to overwhelm you like Porsche or big Ford Truck, but you know what you are going to get. The balls are durable and consistent. I love the type of white that Srixon balls are.

I've spent a lot of time comparing the 2017 Q-Star Tour and Z-Star.

Basically- the QST feels softer, which you may like or not. I feel the ball is more springy than the Z-Star. It wants to jump off of the face chipping to the driver. I love hitting this ball with the driver and with long irons. Where I have noticed a difference is around the greens- I had taken for granted the control that the Z-star provides around the greens. Crisply struck chips that would double check with the Z-Star would roll out just a bit more. Rather than backing up a wedge from 100 yards with the Z-Star, the Q-Star stops and maybe dribbles a couple feet more from the ball mark.

They both feel great off the putter.

Basically, Srixon has created a ball in the Q-Star Tour that does precisely what they say it does. Thankfully I am still able to swing at 100-105 still, so while I do feel I might gain a couple yards off the tee, I miss the extra little bit of control the Z-Star provides. In addition, I can work the Q-Star almost as well as I can work the Z-Star- it's just that last 20% that I miss.

I think most players would be surprised at how good a ball the QST is.

Srixon is a very underrated golf manufacturer- it's clear they are listening to what golfers want and are providing those things in a very simple and consistent way. What a great value!
I agree. I have played the Q Star Tour exclusively since late summer. This ball is a magic elixir for this 61 year old golfer. Picked up distance and dropped a few strokes with the Q Star Tour golf ball. I also agree that Srixon is the hidden gem in golf balls. Will play this ball as long as Srixon keeps producing them.

Couldn't agree more. Played B330RX then switched to QST. Picked up a few yards with driver & hybrids.More workable with irons than B330. Very durable ball and $5 cheaper .

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 11:04 AM

View Postmongo54, on 08 December 2017 - 07:54 AM, said:

View Postgpleonard, on 06 December 2017 - 07:16 AM, said:

View PostBabydaddy, on 02 December 2017 - 10:31 AM, said:

Been Pro V1 and Z-Star for years. At age 45, I thought I would see about these soft compression balls like the Chrome Soft and the Q-Star Tour.

In general, Srixon is like the Honda of golf balls. They are not going to overwhelm you like Porsche or big Ford Truck, but you know what you are going to get. The balls are durable and consistent. I love the type of white that Srixon balls are.

I've spent a lot of time comparing the 2017 Q-Star Tour and Z-Star.

Basically- the QST feels softer, which you may like or not. I feel the ball is more springy than the Z-Star. It wants to jump off of the face chipping to the driver. I love hitting this ball with the driver and with long irons. Where I have noticed a difference is around the greens- I had taken for granted the control that the Z-star provides around the greens. Crisply struck chips that would double check with the Z-Star would roll out just a bit more. Rather than backing up a wedge from 100 yards with the Z-Star, the Q-Star stops and maybe dribbles a couple feet more from the ball mark.

They both feel great off the putter.

Basically, Srixon has created a ball in the Q-Star Tour that does precisely what they say it does. Thankfully I am still able to swing at 100-105 still, so while I do feel I might gain a couple yards off the tee, I miss the extra little bit of control the Z-Star provides. In addition, I can work the Q-Star almost as well as I can work the Z-Star- it's just that last 20% that I miss.

I think most players would be surprised at how good a ball the QST is.

Srixon is a very underrated golf manufacturer- it's clear they are listening to what golfers want and are providing those things in a very simple and consistent way. What a great value!
I agree. I have played the Q Star Tour exclusively since late summer. This ball is a magic elixir for this 61 year old golfer. Picked up distance and dropped a few strokes with the Q Star Tour golf ball. I also agree that Srixon is the hidden gem in golf balls. Will play this ball as long as Srixon keeps producing them.

Couldn't agree more. Played B330RX then switched to QST. Picked up a few yards with driver & hybrids.More workable with irons than B330. Very durable ball and $5 cheaper .

Longer off the tee than the B330 Rx?  I'm in.

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 09:36 PM

View PostTrawlerman, on 06 December 2017 - 09:53 AM, said:

Really good comparison that matches my experience this year. The one big difference for me is that the QST just wants to go consistently straight - especially off the driver. I've had to change my aim point on a few holes at our club as I was used to a pretty good draw with the ZStar but the QST cut the draw by way more than 1/2. Love the ball!

Jim
Absolutely true- I also took for granted how much I am used to seeing my shot shapes- we have a lot of trees in play on my home course and the QST really wants to go straight- I can still work it for sure, but it's like a 20% difference- I can't believe how good this ball is overall- I love the feel so much, I almost want to play it just for that- plus they are crazy durable

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 06:13 PM

I've converted to Srixon balls this year, local shop had a great deal on the Zstar and Zstar XV $10 for a two sleeve pack. I trued the XV and it's become my favorite ball. That being said I only buy them when I find a good price, I'll check out the QST since it's priced a bit lower and see how I like it. Great review.

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 02:00 PM

I have been playing the XV and while it's a great ball, will totally agree with durable, it is a little firm feeling for me.  Got a dozen regular Z Star and they are awesome balls... Distance and feel are above average for me... It feels like a Pro V1 but with better distance.  Used to play QS and they were good but the Zs are really good...  Thanks for the review!
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Posted 17 December 2017 - 02:21 PM

I'll have to try these out.  It kind of sounds  like it fits in between the XV and regular Z.  If so it will be Money. I love the distance of the XV and the feel and spin of the Z.
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Posted 17 December 2017 - 10:23 PM

I found they ran out too far on approach shots and short irons. I couldnít get them to check. I would spend the extra $5 or $10 and get the z Star

For that price range I found the the titleist dt tour soft and volvik vivid were better on the straight cheaper balls with soft feel.

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 12:15 PM

Anyone compare it to RXS?

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 01:25 PM

I agree with feel and distance factors of qst with you boys.  However, qst turned me off with major side spin off driver. Perhaps as MTB user.

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 05:04 PM

How is ball flight with these ?
I love the high flight off driver with balls like the Supersoft and Soft Feel but recently tried the new Duo Optix and it flew considerably lower than the other two.
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Posted 21 December 2017 - 09:12 PM

 Tanner25, on 02 December 2017 - 04:22 PM, said:

 Yepyukon, on 02 December 2017 - 02:02 PM, said:

Played the Z-STAR for a while now and want to give the QST a try...I just wish they offered it in yellow.

+1 Anyone know when the QST will come out in yellow?

I contacted Srixon customer service back in October and was told: "Given that the Q-STAR TOUR is a new ball offering, we decided to bring the ball to market in our Pure White color first. We hope to also introduce the Q-STAR TOUR in a Tour Yellow offering but that will happen after we have established a targeted level of awareness for the new golf ball in the market".
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Posted 23 December 2017 - 10:59 PM

I was spending some tournament book money recently and wanted to get some of the Q Star Tour balls, but they didn't have them at that course.  I got a couple dozen Z-Stars instead, a ball that I have been playing for as long as they have been out.  The Z-Star XV is a little too firm for me.

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2) Srixon Z-UR series
3) Titleist Tour Professional 90 (their last top end wound ball, right before the Pro V1 was introduced)

Currently I use either Z-Stars or Pro V1s, both great balls.

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#26 Green Valley

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Posted 25 December 2017 - 01:35 AM

 Babydaddy, on 02 December 2017 - 10:31 AM, said:

Been Pro V1 and Z-Star for years. At age 45, I thought I would see about these soft compression balls like the Chrome Soft and the Q-Star Tour.

In general, Srixon is like the Honda of golf balls. They are not going to overwhelm you like Porsche or big Ford Truck, but you know what you are going to get. The balls are durable and consistent. I love the type of white that Srixon balls are.

I've spent a lot of time comparing the 2017 Q-Star Tour and Z-Star.

Basically- the QST feels softer, which you may like or not. I feel the ball is more springy than the Z-Star. It wants to jump off of the face chipping to the driver. I love hitting this ball with the driver and with long irons. Where I have noticed a difference is around the greens- I had taken for granted the control that the Z-star provides around the greens. Crisply struck chips that would double check with the Z-Star would roll out just a bit more. Rather than backing up a wedge from 100 yards with the Z-Star, the Q-Star stops and maybe dribbles a couple feet more from the ball mark.

They both feel great off the putter.

Basically, Srixon has created a ball in the Q-Star Tour that does precisely what they say it does. Thankfully I am still able to swing at 100-105 still, so while I do feel I might gain a couple yards off the tee, I miss the extra little bit of control the Z-Star provides. In addition, I can work the Q-Star almost as well as I can work the Z-Star- it's just that last 20% that I miss.

I think most players would be surprised at how good a ball the QST is.

Srixon is a very underrated golf manufacturer- it's clear they are listening to what golfers want and are providing those things in a very simple and consistent way. What a great value!

Spot on. Just received for personalized boxes of Q Star Tour for Christmas. Played it mostly all of last year. Say goodbye to Titleist and their expensive golf balls.

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#27 Majeebus

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 12:30 PM

Hey guys!  I had a question for you.  I've been gaming the Taylor Made Project A's for a while bc I like the soft core and urethane cover (and the $30 price).  I was told at the pro shop before my round last week to try out the Qstar Tours and the Volvik Vibes (another soft compression urethane ball).

My swing speed is around 102 and my typical driver (according to game golf) is 270.  What I noticed hitting the Qstar tours was that with the driver if felt almost like I was hitting a dead ball and it would spin a LOT!  On two drives It started nicely like it was going to be good and then would dive to the ground almost like a duck hook but would not go left.  Just straight up and down.  Then I would hit the Volvik and it flew much nicer and had distance.

I should also say that it was about 30 degrees that day so I don't know if that caused it.

Does anyone else have that experience with this ball?

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 02:19 PM

 Majeebus, on 27 December 2017 - 12:30 PM, said:

Hey guys!  I had a question for you.  I've been gaming the Taylor Made Project A's for a while bc I like the soft core and urethane cover (and the $30 price).  I was told at the pro shop before my round last week to try out the Qstar Tours and the Volvik Vibes (another soft compression urethane ball).

My swing speed is around 102 and my typical driver (according to game golf) is 270.  What I noticed hitting the Qstar tours was that with the driver if felt almost like I was hitting a dead ball and it would spin a LOT!  On two drives It started nicely like it was going to be good and then would dive to the ground almost like a duck hook but would not go left.  Just straight up and down.  Then I would hit the Volvik and it flew much nicer and had distance.

I should also say that it was about 30 degrees that day so I don't know if that caused it.

Does anyone else have that experience with this ball?

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 04:01 PM

 Majeebus, on 27 December 2017 - 12:30 PM, said:

Hey guys!  I had a question for you.  I've been gaming the Taylor Made Project A's for a while bc I like the soft core and urethane cover (and the $30 price).  I was told at the pro shop before my round last week to try out the Qstar Tours and the Volvik Vibes (another soft compression urethane ball).

My swing speed is around 102 and my typical driver (according to game golf) is 270.  What I noticed hitting the Qstar tours was that with the driver if felt almost like I was hitting a dead ball and it would spin a LOT!  On two drives It started nicely like it was going to be good and then would dive to the ground almost like a duck hook but would not go left.  Just straight up and down.  Then I would hit the Volvik and it flew much nicer and had distance.

I should also say that it was about 30 degrees that day so I don't know if that caused it.

Does anyone else have that experience with this ball?


Diving down as you describe sounds like a ball not spinning enough to stay airborne...
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 04:52 PM

 Majeebus, on 27 December 2017 - 12:30 PM, said:

Hey guys!  I had a question for you.  I've been gaming the Taylor Made Project A's for a while bc I like the soft core and urethane cover (and the $30 price).  I was told at the pro shop before my round last week to try out the Qstar Tours and the Volvik Vibes (another soft compression urethane ball).

My swing speed is around 102 and my typical driver (according to game golf) is 270.  What I noticed hitting the Qstar tours was that with the driver if felt almost like I was hitting a dead ball and it would spin a LOT!  On two drives It started nicely like it was going to be good and then would dive to the ground almost like a duck hook but would not go left.  Just straight up and down.  Then I would hit the Volvik and it flew much nicer and had distance.

I should also say that it was about 30 degrees that day so I don't know if that caused it.

Does anyone else have that experience with this ball?

I tried a Volvik I found a while back but it wasn't impressive to me... I am around the same swing speed as you and driver distance for the most part and if you haven't tried them yet, give the Z star a try.  Great feel, great distance, great on the greens....

I have been playing Titleist Pro Vs for a while now, but I will be making the Z Star my #1 ball from now on.  It is a fantastic ball for my game and swing.  Seems to stay on line better than anything else I have tried.  LOVE the Z Star!!!

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