Jump to content

Welcome. You are currently viewing the forum as a guest which does not give you access to all the great features at GolfWRX such as viewing all the images, interacting with members, access to all forums and eligiblility to win free giveaways. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free. Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

- - - - -

Srixon Z star


  • Please log in to reply
21 replies to this topic

#1 mlf

mlf

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 122 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 49400
  • Joined: 02/20/2008
GolfWRX Likes : 20

Posted 23 September 2018 - 04:38 PM

I have been playing the AVX all season and was given some ZStar (regular version) this week.  I was a little disappointed but decided to play them and I went out and shot a 73 (good round for me) in my club championship.  Was it a lucky day or do others really like this ball?  I cannot find much positive about this ball.  It all seems to be the CV or nothing.  I do like a softer feeling ball.


Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


1

#2 gdeep

gdeep

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 148 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 30798
  • Joined: 06/05/2007
  • Location:Halifax, N.S., Canada
GolfWRX Likes : 19

Posted 23 September 2018 - 05:07 PM

Played Srixon for 3-4 years, mostly the Z-star. Also played the XV. Still play them sometimes. Really liked them. I don't think they spin as much as ProVs but you just have to get used to that and allow for a little more runout on chips. Also Srixons are really good in the wind.

2

#3 hybrid25

hybrid25

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,670 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 434860
  • Joined: 08/01/2016
  • Location:michigan
GolfWRX Likes : 742

Posted 23 September 2018 - 05:09 PM

I have a 94 mph golf swing, and really like the Sri on line up. Which ball do you think would better suit that swing speed, a qst, or a z-star?

3

#4 elwhippy

elwhippy

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,826 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 3536
  • Joined: 07/28/2005
GolfWRX Likes : 1176

Posted 24 September 2018 - 04:23 AM

I recall a Titleist area manager saying they regarded Srixon as their biggest rival. The Z-star is a match for any V1 and their lower priced balls outsell everything in the UK.

4

#5 Hateto3Putt

Hateto3Putt

    Smoking Makes You Look Cool!

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,029 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 17461
  • Joined: 08/04/2006
  • Location:Pittsburgh
GolfWRX Likes : 4038

Posted 24 September 2018 - 06:22 AM

Z Stars are perhaps my favorite ball, especially the yellow, er, TOUR Yellow.

Last week I won my league championship using 1.

ProV1's are great balls, but IMO Z Stars are better.


5

#6 Joe V.

Joe V.

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 237 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 447490
  • Joined: 11/27/2016
  • Location:SE Pennsylvania
GolfWRX Likes : 150

Posted 24 September 2018 - 07:09 AM

I'm a big fan of the Z-Star and am back on them now after running out of original K-Sigs. I like the feel, green side spin is excellent and distance seems similar to most other balls (I'm not a human trackman).

6

#7 mlf

mlf

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 122 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 49400
  • Joined: 02/20/2008
GolfWRX Likes : 20

Posted 24 September 2018 - 07:24 AM

This will be my ball for the next few months without question. Canít argue with the result and they are certainly cheap at the moment.

7

#8 Makuakane_Bear

Makuakane_Bear

    Tour Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 702 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 365729
  • Joined: 03/09/2015
  • Location:Cincinnati, OH
  • Handicap:11
GolfWRX Likes : 348

Posted 10 October 2018 - 08:25 AM

I’m a fan of the Z-Star myself. I used to play them and then went around trying other brands with varying success. Last season, I went back and picked up a dozen of the Z-Stars and have been very impressed. I am really enjoying the current version in particular. Great in the wind and just the right amount of spin for me.
As a tinkerer, part of me is curious to see what else is out there, but right now I have decided to stay put with the Z-Star. I did not play as much this season as I would have liked but this ball just performed when I needed it to. I have built a lot of trust with it so “Why mess with a good thing?”
Ping G400 LST, 10.6*, Aldila X-Torsion Copper Mamba, 60S
Ping G400,14.5*, Alta CB65S
Cobra F6 Baffler, 17.5*, Matrix Red Tie 65Q4S
Ping i200, (4-PW), DG S300
Ping Glide Wedges-50* SS, 54*WS, 58*ES, DG Tour Issue S400
Scotty Cameron Newport 2.5/ Bettinardi BB1 Tiki Limited Run
Srixon Z-Star

8

#9 Break81

Break81

    Broke80

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,867 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 263738
  • Joined: 07/13/2013
  • Location:Chino Hills
  • Handicap:9.5
  • Ebay ID:marcbogey
GolfWRX Likes : 692

Posted 11 October 2018 - 09:18 PM

Z-Star is a 5 star ball.  Does everything well.  Honestly Srixon's entire line-up is best in class.

   XV gets more hype and is equally awesome depending on your needs. Z-Star will give a tad more greenside spin and softer feel while XV is longer roll out and firmer feel.  Honestly they are really similar and I LOVE both.  

    When they are on sale or previous models you cannot beat the value vs performance.
Cobra F7+ - Stiff
   Cobra F7 - 5/6 set at 17*
  Ping 22 degree Hybrid
Mizuno JPX850 Forger 4-GW - XP115 S300
Callaway Forged 52 degree
Titleist 55 F grind / 60 M grind
EVNROLL ER5
  Chrome Soft Truvis / TF Gamer

9

#10 MadGolfer76

MadGolfer76

    Admiration is the state furthest from understanding.

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 19,111 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 89700
  • Joined: 07/26/2009
  • Location:Maine
GolfWRX Likes : 10325

Posted 11 October 2018 - 09:37 PM

Love me some Z-Star.

Mizuno ST-180 10.5/Mitsubishi Tensei Blue 60s
Mizuno JPX 900 15/Fujikura Speeder 661s
Mizuno Mp-54 3-Pw/Dynamic Gold s300
Mizuno T7 50, 54, 58/Dynamic Gold s300
Scotty Cameron Futura X7
Srixon Z-Star

WITB

Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


10

#11 JDax

JDax

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 83 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 453022
  • Joined: 01/26/2017
  • Location:Nashville, TN
  • Handicap:11.1
GolfWRX Likes : 20

Posted 12 October 2018 - 05:29 PM

The Z-Star is the most underrated ball on the market... Just as good of a ball as the Pro V1 in my opinion.

11

#12 Golfer from MO

Golfer from MO

    Tour Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 714 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 359187
  • Joined: 01/23/2015
  • Location:STL
  • Handicap:2.1
GolfWRX Likes : 299

Posted 27 October 2018 - 05:54 PM

Most greenside spin,nope. Longest, nope. Best in wind, nope. Softest feel, nope.

With all these no's as absolute best in class it ranks 8 or 9/10 in every category making it perhaps the best all around ball in top end class while fitting a large portion of the market amazingly well. Kudos srixon
ALL LEFTY -
Callaway Big Bertha TC 8.5 Hzrdus t1100 75 6.5
PING G400 LST 8.5 version GD p9003tx,  

Cally OG Xhot pro deep 14* Matrix HD10X (107g)
Cally Apex hybrid 18 Ust Recoil 110X (F5 tipped .75)
Mizuno 900 forged 4-gw X100 hardstepped
Titleist Vokey black SM5 54/58 s400
Odyssey O works 1 wide 33.5in
Ball - Tp5/Tp5x


The Our WRXer
Our WRXer, Who art on Golfworks, hallowed be Thy game; Thy A-game come, Thy eagles be done on the course as it is in the General Forum. Give us this day our daily bird; and forgive us our slow play as we forgive those who slow play in front of us; and lead us not into early extension, but deliver us from triples. Amen.
Written by:DeNinny

12

#13 Break81

Break81

    Broke80

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,867 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 263738
  • Joined: 07/13/2013
  • Location:Chino Hills
  • Handicap:9.5
  • Ebay ID:marcbogey
GolfWRX Likes : 692

Posted 27 October 2018 - 07:35 PM

 Golfer from MO, on 27 October 2018 - 05:54 PM, said:

Most greenside spin,nope. Longest, nope. Best in wind, nope. Softest feel, nope.

With all these no's as absolute best in class it ranks 8 or 9/10 in every category making it perhaps the best all around ball in top end class while fitting a large portion of the market amazingly well. Kudos srixon
If we were talking about the XV it would be
Longest - Yep
Best in Wind Yep
Softest -  nope
Green side spin - nope but good
Cobra F7+ - Stiff
   Cobra F7 - 5/6 set at 17*
  Ping 22 degree Hybrid
Mizuno JPX850 Forger 4-GW - XP115 S300
Callaway Forged 52 degree
Titleist 55 F grind / 60 M grind
EVNROLL ER5
  Chrome Soft Truvis / TF Gamer

13

#14 ShortGameJunkie

ShortGameJunkie

    Advanced

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 341 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 496816
  • Joined: 03/21/2018
  • Location:PA
  • Handicap:8.4
GolfWRX Likes : 141

Posted 27 October 2018 - 09:36 PM

Great all around ball, not bad in any area but also not a world beater in any area either. Just as good as a Pro V, just doesnít have the hype or titleist name
Driver: 2016 M2 10.5* Fukijura pro 60 S

3wood: Tour Edge Exotics EX9 15* Matrix Ozik Red Tie S

3 hybrid: Ping G 19* Alta 70 S

4i: Mizuno JPX 900 Hot Metal C-Taper Lite S

5-GW: Mizuno JPX 900 Forged C-Taper Lite S

Wedges: Cleveland RTX-3 V-MG 54* & 60*

Putter: 2018 Newport 34Ē

14

#15 FmaxTurboSi

FmaxTurboSi

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 136 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 479416
  • Joined: 08/18/2017
  • Location:So Cal
  • Handicap:9.4
GolfWRX Likes : 51

Posted 28 October 2018 - 12:36 AM

recently played the zstar xv in the wind...... I normally don't play in the wind since it's not windy in the early am's here in southern california.  But anyways, the last 3 rounds have been in fairly windy conditions.  I wasn't too thrilled with my results.  It seemed as if the ball was 1 club shorter than i expected.  what i thought would be a 1 club difference ended up being 2-3 clubs.  

brought out the new bridgestone's and I honestly feel they played much better in windy conditions.  What I thought would be a 1 club difference, in fact ended up being only a 1 club difference.

I know it's not going to be the same results for everybody.......but just wanted to share my personal experience.  Srixons still beat out the bridgestones in durability.  I can play the same ball for a couple rounds.  The bridgestone will last me about 1 round max.

Ping G400 LST 10* Hzrdus Yellow 6.5 Testing:Srixon z785 9* Tensei PO 70tx and Ping G400max 9* Tensei PO 70tx
TM M3HL Tensei PO 80tx
X-forged 4-P   C-taper 125 S+
MD4 raw 50*s-grind, 56*c-grind   KBS 610 wedge 125g
TM Hi-toe 60* $-taper black 120
Evnroll ER2
Bennington QO9 Lite
Bridgestone Tour BRX, Srixon Z star XV

Backup:  Srixon z565 4-aw   Modus Tour 105, Callaway Rogue 4w Hzrdus Yellow 6.5

15

#16 GolfinPastor

GolfinPastor

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 146 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 356281
  • Joined: 01/03/2015
  • Location:Springfield, MO
  • Handicap:5.2
GolfWRX Likes : 72

Posted 28 October 2018 - 08:46 AM

 hybrid25, on 23 September 2018 - 05:09 PM, said:

I have a 94 mph golf swing, and really like the Sri on line up. Which ball do you think would better suit that swing speed, a qst, or a z-star?

If I were you with that swing speed, I would go with the Q Star Tour. I've put a lot of guys onto that ball at the golf course I'm working at now, and every single one have been glad I have. Especially for the price!

16

#17 BIG STU

BIG STU

    Hall of Fame

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,635 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 284204
  • Joined: 11/14/2013
  • Location:Garden City Beach SC
  • Handicap:5.0
GolfWRX Likes : 29276

Posted 28 October 2018 - 09:12 AM

 GolfinPastor, on 28 October 2018 - 08:46 AM, said:

 hybrid25, on 23 September 2018 - 05:09 PM, said:

I have a 94 mph golf swing, and really like the Sri on line up. Which ball do you think would better suit that swing speed, a qst, or a z-star?

If I were you with that swing speed, I would go with the Q Star Tour. I've put a lot of guys onto that ball at the golf course I'm working at now, and every single one have been glad I have. Especially for the price!
Agree with you---- Oops you being the Golfingpastor reminds me I gotta get off here and get ready for Church!!
Driver: Homna G1-X Homna stiff shaft
FW Adams Tight Lies 16* Diamana Reg
Irons 3 thru PW 1982 Macgregor VIP Hogan Apex #2 shafts hard stepped-- Yeah MacHogans or Bastardized Macs
SW Macgregor LRA 56* TT Wedge S-400 DJ Special
Putter- 1997 Scotty Cameron Santa Fe Rusty as hell and lead taped
Bag-- Original Ping Hoofer
Founding Father of Outlaw Golf Association member #1---- Play what you want screw the USGA & R&A
Redneck Hippie Golf When the Tailgate drops the BS Stops
Vintage
Toney Penna Model 1 Aldila HM-40
3&4 woods Macgregor DX Keyhole steel TT R
Irons 2 thru 9 1954 Hogan Precision TT green
PW Hogan White Cameo 50* Hogan Apex Wedge
SW Vokey 252 series 56* S-400 wedge
Putter ( subject to change) Cleveland 8802 Designed By
Bag Old School Titleist Stand

17

#18 NRJyzr

NRJyzr

    Certified Blade Chump

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,862 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 72626
  • Joined: 01/12/2009
  • Location:Minnesota, USA
  • Handicap:7
  • Ebay ID:n.r.jyzr
GolfWRX Likes : 5333

Posted 29 October 2018 - 08:22 AM

 ShortGameJunkie, on 27 October 2018 - 09:36 PM, said:

Great all around ball, not bad in any area but also not a world beater in any area either. Just as good as Better than a Pro V, just doesn't have the hype or titleist name


fixed it for you  :pimp:
The Ever Changing Bag!

Driver:  Cobra King LTD, HZRDUS 75 6.5, 44.5"
3w:  Cobra King LTD, Motore F1 85 X, 42.5"
1 iron:  Maxfli Revolution, DGS400
2-PW, Golden Ram Tour Grind, Dynamic S
SW:  Acer XB 58*, DGS300 tipped
Putter:  Snake Eyes Viper Tour Sv1, 34.5", PP58 midsize grip
(Cleveland Huntington Beach #1 35" -or- Mizuno TPM-2, 35" as backups)
Balls:  in no particular order...  Wilson Staff FG Tour, Duo Urethane, or 50 Elite, Srixon ZStar/ZStar XV
   will trot out Maxfli HT-100 or Elite 90 from time to time
Shoes by True Linkswear

18

#19 LeftDaddy

LeftDaddy

    Advanced

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 433 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 373917
  • Joined: 04/30/2015
  • Location:Richmond, VA
  • Handicap:9
GolfWRX Likes : 251

Posted 29 October 2018 - 04:15 PM

Love the z-star.  ProV1 "clone" to me...very little difference along any dimension (feel, green side spin, driver distance, etc.).
Callaway 815 BBA DBD, Aldila Rogue Stiff
Callaway X2 Hot 3 Deep, 14.5, Aldila Tour Green stiff
Callaway Apex MB UT 2 iron, Project X PXI 6.0
Callaway 2013 X-forged (3-5), Project X PXI 6.0
Callaway Apex MB (6-PW), KBS Tour V stiff
Vokey SM5 54, Callaway Mack Daddy 2 Tour Grind Chrome 58, both with KBS Tour
Bettinardi BB1

19

#20 WidespreadPanic

WidespreadPanic

    Wizard in the Corner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,793 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 425856
  • Joined: 05/19/2016
  • Location:Washington DC
  • Handicap:1.1
GolfWRX Likes : 2577

Posted 31 October 2018 - 09:38 AM

Iíve been playing the ProV1 for a few months now but got a dozen Z Stars on sale. For me, they spin a little more with the driver, which for me is a good thing, and have slightly more bite with the short irons. The ball isnít spectacular, but it does everything well, and works really well for my game.

Taylormade M2 ('17) 10.5*
Cobra F7 15.5*
Taylormade M1 ('17) 19*
Mizuno MPH5 4i
Mizuno MP33 5-PW
Cleveland RTX 588 2.0 52**, 56**, 60**
Taylormade TP Red Ardmore 3
Taylormade TPx

Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


Wanna get rid of this ugly yellow box? And remove other annoying "stuff" in between posts? Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

20

#21 GolfChannel

GolfChannel

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,012 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 25488
  • Joined: 02/13/2007
  • Location:Orlando, Florida
GolfWRX Likes : 200

Posted 01 November 2018 - 08:20 PM

New on sale for $30 through Srixon and major retailers. Get them while you can.
Driver: Who needs that kind of negativity in their life...
3 Wood: Callaway BB Alpha 816 w/Aldila Rogue 95MSI 70
5 Wood: Callaway BB Alpha 816 w/Aldila Rogue 95MSI 70
Hybrid: Titleist 816H1 21 Degree w/Accra 182H M3
Irons: Callaway Apex CF16 Nippon Modus 120
Wedges: Callaway MD3 50, 54, and 58
Putter: Odyssey White Hot XG No. 7
Ball: Taylormade TPx5

21

#22 BeerPerHole

BeerPerHole

    Tour Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 805 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 459940
  • Joined: 03/21/2017
GolfWRX Likes : 541

Posted 13 November 2018 - 06:29 PM

Yeah...just ordered a couple dozen of the XV. For me, it's the best ball. My only struggle with it has been my swing miss...OTT and lots of spin. When my swing is dialed (more often lately) the XV outperforms the others. The AVX is similar in the long game. Long. I've hit some big drives consistently with the XV. Makes the game easier for me.
Ping G400 Max, 8-degrees, tour stiff
Mizuno JPX900 Forged irons
20-year old Mizuno 5 Wood
Srixon Z Star XV & Snell MTB Black

22



0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

GolfWRX Sponsors