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I wanted to buy this years Z stars (6th edition) but there are loads out there, how do I know the ball is 6th edition and not one of the previous versions?

 

 

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Putter        'YES' Tracy 11 C groove 34.5"

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THe box art (swirl on the left side), the wording on the box (this is the first generation with the SERM cover) and the alignment aid (large arrow and a small arrow on each side)

You can see all 3 of these differentiaters on the Srixon website

https://www.srixon.com/us/balls/golf-balls/z-star-golf-balls/MZSTAR18.html

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3 minutes ago, jlukes said:

THe box art (swirl on the left side), the wording on the box (this is the first generation with the SERM cover) and the alignment aid (large arrow and a small arrow on each side)

You can see all 3 of these differentiaters on the Srixon website

https://www.srixon.com/us/balls/golf-balls/z-star-golf-balls/MZSTAR18.html

Thanks, as I couldn't buy locally I bought from a 100% ebay company, ball pictures were of the new balls (same as Srixon website) and that's what I wanted. Balls that arrived have the older box and balls....damn! waited 2 weeks for these!

 

Driver     Awaiting NEW Driver (after 10 yrs)  
4 Wood   Callaway Big Bertha Steelhead plus 4+  :callaway-small: Callaway shaft in 'Firm' flex

Hybrid     Titleist 910H 19*    :titelist-small:   Diamana ahina 'flower' shaft in 'S'

Irons         Mizuno MP18SC 4-PW   :mizuno-small:  N.S Pro Modus3 Tour 105 in 'S'

Wedges    Callaway Mack Daddy forged in black 50* and 54*  :callaway-small:   KBS Tour in 'R'

Putter        'YES' Tracy 11 C groove 34.5"

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If you still want to get the new Z Stars I recommend the performance packs from golfdiscount.com. Only 9.99 for two sleeves. Basically $20 a dozen.

https://www.golfdiscount.com/srixon-z-star-6-performance-pack-golf-balls-6-balls

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  • 3 weeks later...

How do you date them?

Flatter them, find out what you have in common, and eventually ask them out for coffee or drinks?

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15 minutes ago, Jim418 said:

How do you date them?

Flatter them, find out what you have in common, and eventually ask them out for coffee or drinks?

Not trying that again, the number 2 doesn't call me anymore😏

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Driver     Awaiting NEW Driver (after 10 yrs)  
4 Wood   Callaway Big Bertha Steelhead plus 4+  :callaway-small: Callaway shaft in 'Firm' flex

Hybrid     Titleist 910H 19*    :titelist-small:   Diamana ahina 'flower' shaft in 'S'

Irons         Mizuno MP18SC 4-PW   :mizuno-small:  N.S Pro Modus3 Tour 105 in 'S'

Wedges    Callaway Mack Daddy forged in black 50* and 54*  :callaway-small:   KBS Tour in 'R'

Putter        'YES' Tracy 11 C groove 34.5"

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  • 4 weeks later...

I'm 'liking' the 2017 ball, but not 'loving' it- until I can try the 2019 ball regularly I might end up going back to 2019 prov1

Driver     Awaiting NEW Driver (after 10 yrs)  
4 Wood   Callaway Big Bertha Steelhead plus 4+  :callaway-small: Callaway shaft in 'Firm' flex

Hybrid     Titleist 910H 19*    :titelist-small:   Diamana ahina 'flower' shaft in 'S'

Irons         Mizuno MP18SC 4-PW   :mizuno-small:  N.S Pro Modus3 Tour 105 in 'S'

Wedges    Callaway Mack Daddy forged in black 50* and 54*  :callaway-small:   KBS Tour in 'R'

Putter        'YES' Tracy 11 C groove 34.5"

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Not sure playing the newest ball out there will do much for your game. Well... it might. Today I pulled out a brand new 2014 PV1 (had a tournament logo and date on it) and had a great round working until #17 & 18. I was one under on the back doing into 17 and then made bogie followed by a double on 18. Had to be the ball. Right? Right? Of course it was the ball. 🤔

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                                                                               :755178188_TourEdge: EXS 10.5*, TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png 929-HS FW4 16.5* 

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1 hour ago, PlaidJacket said:

Not sure playing the newest ball out there will do much for your game. Well... it might. Today I pulled out a brand new 2014 PV1 (had a tournament logo and date on it) and had a great round working until #17 & 18. I was one under on the back doing into 17 and then made bogie followed by a double on 18. Had to be the ball. Right? Right? Of course it was the ball. 🤔

LOL, it's either the ball, or my putter.  Sometimes my driver, and my lob wedge can be fickle as well.  So yeah, something in there somewhere.  🤣

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11 hours ago, PlaidJacket said:

Not sure playing the newest ball out there will do much for your game. Well... it might. Today I pulled out a brand new 2014 PV1 (had a tournament logo and date on it) and had a great round working until #17 & 18. I was one under on the back doing into 17 and then made bogie followed by a double on 18. Had to be the ball. Right? Right? Of course it was the ball. 🤔

The 2019 Z star has different cover, likewise the 2019 Prov1, its about feel really and the 2019 Prov1 feels much better than 2018/2017

Driver     Awaiting NEW Driver (after 10 yrs)  
4 Wood   Callaway Big Bertha Steelhead plus 4+  :callaway-small: Callaway shaft in 'Firm' flex

Hybrid     Titleist 910H 19*    :titelist-small:   Diamana ahina 'flower' shaft in 'S'

Irons         Mizuno MP18SC 4-PW   :mizuno-small:  N.S Pro Modus3 Tour 105 in 'S'

Wedges    Callaway Mack Daddy forged in black 50* and 54*  :callaway-small:   KBS Tour in 'R'

Putter        'YES' Tracy 11 C groove 34.5"

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1 hour ago, perseveringgolfer said:

its about feel really

I hear ya. That 2014 PV1 I was playing Sunday didn't feel that good on the last two holes. The freshness date must have expired on the 17th tee. LOL

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                                                                               :755178188_TourEdge: EXS 10.5*, TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png 929-HS FW4 16.5* 

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1 hour ago, PlaidJacket said:

I hear ya. That 2014 PV1 I was playing Sunday didn't feel that good on the last two holes. The freshness date must have expired on the 17th tee. LOL

it's a documented fact that the half life chemical properties of the polymer resin after year 4 increases exponentially with the number of times the ball is hit- therefore, according to my calculations a 2014 ball would deteriorate rapidly from hole 15.

This equates perfectly with your last 2 holes, and gives you a scientific fact that it was definitely NOT you, and the ball is 100% the reason.

you're very welcome😏

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Driver     Awaiting NEW Driver (after 10 yrs)  
4 Wood   Callaway Big Bertha Steelhead plus 4+  :callaway-small: Callaway shaft in 'Firm' flex

Hybrid     Titleist 910H 19*    :titelist-small:   Diamana ahina 'flower' shaft in 'S'

Irons         Mizuno MP18SC 4-PW   :mizuno-small:  N.S Pro Modus3 Tour 105 in 'S'

Wedges    Callaway Mack Daddy forged in black 50* and 54*  :callaway-small:   KBS Tour in 'R'

Putter        'YES' Tracy 11 C groove 34.5"

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2 hours ago, perseveringgolfer said:

This equates perfectly with your last 2 holes, and gives you a scientific fact that it was definitely NOT you, and the ball is 100% the reason.

Whew. Thanks. I just knew it couldn't have been me. 😎

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My Sun Mountain bag currently includes:   TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png 771CSI 5i - PW and TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png PFC Micro Tour-c 52°, 56°, 60 wedges

                                                                               :755178188_TourEdge: EXS 10.5*, TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png 929-HS FW4 16.5* 

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  • 2 weeks later...

Z stars are currently on clearance at Sport Chek for any Canadians in the forums for $37/dozen down from $50. Keeping my eyes peeled to see if they go lower... 

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  • 1 year later...

A new contestant for the Odyssey Putter giveaway? 🤣  Anyone feeling the need for a little "living on the edge" this morning? 😬

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