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HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — January 8, 2020 — SRIXON®, a global leader in golf ball technology and innovation, announces the launch of the third generation Q-STAR TOUR golf ball. The all-new Srixon Q-STAR TOUR is available in Pure White™ and Tour Yellow™ and officially launches in North America on January 17, 2020.

 

“The new Q-STAR TOUR is a tour-caliber golf ball, delivering a softer feel at impact,” said Jeff Brunski, Vice President of Research and Development. “We’ve enhanced this generation with the new FastLayer Core to drive more ball speed and distance, while the SeRM urethane cover offers maximum spin and stopping power.”

 

The foundation of the third generation Q-STAR TOUR is the FastLayer Core. With its gradual transition from soft inner core to firm outer edge, FastLayer behaves like a core with thousands of layers, delivering distance and soft feel without compromise.

 

The new Q-STAR TOUR features our softest FastLayer Core, which is the largest core in its class. That means distance and short game spin that is seen on tour, but a softer feel that isn’t found on tour.

 

Additionally, the new Q-STAR TOUR golf balls feature Srixon’s proprietary Spin Skin technology with Slide-Ring Material (SeRM), a urethane compound that coats the cover of every Q-STAR TOUR golf ball. The SeRM urethane cover digs deep into wedge and iron grooves, dramatically increasing friction at impact. That extra friction means more spin and more control on every approach shot into the green.

 

Finally, Q-STAR TOUR features a new side stamping design to help aid in alignment for improved aim, accuracy, and confidence.

 

Key Technologies:

  • New FastLayer Core: The new FastLayer Core offers distance and soft feel without compromise due to a gradual transition from soft inner core to firm outer edge.
  • New Spin Skin with SeRM: SeRM, a new urethane coating with flexible molecular bonds, digs deep into wedge and iron grooves for increased friction and maximum spin.
  • New Alignment Aid: New side stamping aids in alignment when standing over those critical putts.
  • 338 Speed Dimple Pattern: Providing a penetrating ball flight in any conditions, the 338 Speed Dimple Pattern increases lift and reduces drag to maximize distance.

 

The Srixon Q-STAR TOUR golf balls officially launch in North America on January 17, 2020, at a MAP of $32.99 per dozen.

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:titelist-small: TSi1 20 and 23 degree hybrids Aldila Ascent Shafts R

:titelist-small: T300 5-P Tensei  R flex shaft 1/4 long 

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Looking forward to give these a go this spring.

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:taylormade-small: Stealth 5 wood 

:taylormade-small: Stealth 3 Hybrid 

:taylormade-small: Stealth 4i / 7i

:taylormade-small: P790 8i / AW

:taylormade-small: MG3 52/9  56/14 58/8                   

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:srixon-small: Z Star Diamond

 

 

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Finally tried Z-star and XV last year and was very impressed. Big fan. Didn't get a chance to try the Q-Star TOurs but, I know they have a cult following. 

Big fan of the yellow finish too. 

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I've been a big fan of the QST since their introduction, so I'll be taking these out for a few rounds for sure. 

In my  :wilson_staff_small:  carry bag:
:wilson_staff_small:  D7 
:cleveland-small: Hy-Wood
:wilson_staff_small: D200 5i-PW
:cleveland-small: CBX 54* & 58*
:cleveland-small: #10
 

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19 hours ago, Stanks said:

Finally tried Z-star and XV last year and was very impressed. Big fan. Didn't get a chance to try the Q-Star TOurs but, I know they have a cult following. 

Big fan of the yellow finish too. 

 

Srixon's yellow is probably the best of the non-white golf ball colors.  

Except when you hit them into an area where dandelions have not yet been eliminated.  🙄

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Driver: TM Original One 11.5* set to 11*, Aldila NV75 X, 43.5" -or- SpeedZone, HZRDUS Black 75 6.5, 43.5"
3w:  Cobra King LTD, RIP Beta 90, 42" -or- Stage 2 Tour, NV105 X, 42.5"
2h or 3h:  TaylorMade Stage 2 Tour, Aldila NV105 S -or- RIP Alpha 105 S
Irons:  3-PW Mizuno MP37, Recoil Proto 125 F4 (reshaft in progress, slowly); 1i & 3-PW Golden Ram TW276, NV105 S; 2-PW Golden Ram TW282, RIP Tour 115 R
GW: Dynacraft Dual Milled CNC 52*, Steelfiber 125 S; Scratch 8620 DS 53*, Steelfiber 125 S
SW:  Ram TG-898 56*, DGX ss2x; Ram Tom Watson 55*, DGX ss2x; Wilson Staff PMP 58*, DGS; PM Grind 19 58*, stock shaft
Putter:  Snake Eyes Viper Tour Sv1, 34"; Ping Scottsdale TR Craz-E, 35"; Cleveland Huntington Beach 1, 35"
Ball:  Wilson Staff Duo Professional, Bridgestone Tour B-RXS, Callaway Chrome Soft

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Got a bunch of last gen and new Z-stars for Christmas, but based on my play and budget preference I'll definitely give these Q-Stars a chance when I lose all of my current balls. Glad to see some of the top-tech filter down to a "tier 2" ball while keeping the price reasonable. Heck, if I see a good sale with the new QST I might as well stock up!

Good job Srixon for making a great value ball! Here's hoping you guys continue to grow market share!

In my :ping-small: Hoofer:

:ping-small: G410 LST 10.5* - Evenflow Black 65 6.0

:nike-small: VRS Covert 3W 15* - Kuro Kage 65 S-flex

TESTING:  :titelist-small:  T200 4-GW, DG X100 Tour Issue

:wilson_staff_small:  D7 4-GW, KBS 105

:ping-small: Glide 2.0 Stealth 54.12 SS & 58.10 SS

:ping-small:  Zing 2 LW - 60*

:ping-small:  Anser 2

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I started playing the Q-Star Tour last year and will continue to do so this year.  Like many others, I tried out several different balls after the ball test.  The QST wasn't the highest performer in the test, but the price point for a 3-piece urethane ball caught my attention.  The short-game performance and the durability are what sold me on it.  Short-game, I could not discern a difference between the QST and Z-Star.  The ball test had QST spinning less then Z-Star, but at my skill level I have had no issues stopping the ball on the green.  It also seems to take quite a bit during normal play to scuff these up; a real plus IMO.  The QST is a heck of a price vs. performance balance particularly when you catch a good sale.  At one point last year, Golf Galaxy had the QST at $10/dz.  I couldn't beat that.

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I moved from surlyn cover balls to Q Star Tour 2s last year just to see what difference urethane would make.  I can say that I haven't been disappointed.  Hopefully the QStar Tour 3s are just as fun to game with.  I'm still fairly new to golf, so I'm far from a spin wizard, but these QStars have stuck to the green well enough for me.  

I got the chance to play 9 holes at the local course last month and granted the course was a bit soggy from the rain, but I crushed a monster of a 6 iron shot that I was afraid would roll off the back of the green.  Instead I wound up about 15 feet from the hole.  

Driver: Cobra Speedzone 10.5 Mitsubishi AV Blue S flex

Wood: Cobra Bio Cell 3-4 Grafalloy Pro Launch Blue (low launch original version) S flex

Hybrids: Taylormade GAPR 3 KBS graphite shaft

              Strata 4 and 5 hybrids R flex

Irons: Strata 6-PW R flex

Wedges: Texan Classics 52, 56, 60 R flex

Putter: Odyssey Red Ball mallet

Ball: Srixon Q Star Tour

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As a former QST guy, I'd let you all know that GG and Dicks are still selling 2 sleeve trial packs for 10 bucks of V3. So if you wanna save some cash, well..  you know

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:callaway-small: Epic Flash Sub Zero, 15*, Kuro Kage Silver TINI Dual Core 60-S 

:755178188_TourEdge: CBX119 18* Hybrid, Project X Evenflow Blue, 6.0

:mizuno-small: JPX 921 Hot Metal Pro 4-P, Nippon 950GH Stiff Flex

:taylormade-small: Hi Toe Raw 48* (bent from 50*), 53* (bent from 54*), and 58*, Nippon 950GH Stiff Flex

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Got my Season Opener from Srixon this morning!

Driver: Cobra Speedzone 10.5 Mitsubishi AV Blue S flex

Wood: Cobra Bio Cell 3-4 Grafalloy Pro Launch Blue (low launch original version) S flex

Hybrids: Taylormade GAPR 3 KBS graphite shaft

              Strata 4 and 5 hybrids R flex

Irons: Strata 6-PW R flex

Wedges: Texan Classics 52, 56, 60 R flex

Putter: Odyssey Red Ball mallet

Ball: Srixon Q Star Tour

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I picked up a box of the Tour “seasonal” opener pack (3 dozen) at PGA Superstore couple weeks ago for $22 per dozen.

Been playing them for a few weeks against the Titleist AVX and new Bridgestone Tour BX. I like this ball a LOT! It’s very long and has all the spin I need. It feels much softer than the Tour BX (feel is what I didn’t like in the White box testing).

I like the ball so much, I’ve gone back to PGASS to pick up 2 more packs. 

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Good times ahead.  Already sad for the ones that will get lost.

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Driver: Cobra Speedzone 10.5 Mitsubishi AV Blue S flex

Wood: Cobra Bio Cell 3-4 Grafalloy Pro Launch Blue (low launch original version) S flex

Hybrids: Taylormade GAPR 3 KBS graphite shaft

              Strata 4 and 5 hybrids R flex

Irons: Strata 6-PW R flex

Wedges: Texan Classics 52, 56, 60 R flex

Putter: Odyssey Red Ball mallet

Ball: Srixon Q Star Tour

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Just bought these from Golf Galaxy on line. They have a deal where you buy $75 worth, you get $15 off.  Bought the 3 dozen deal plus got a 6 pack at $10 to get over $75.  So, ended up with 3 1/2 dozen for about $61 or less than $20 a dozen.  Liked last year’s ball so this should be the same or even better.  Now I have a lot of golf balls and no place to play.

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  • :vokey-small: SM 7 Wedge 58 degrees M grind with 8 bounce Steel shafts wedge flex bent 2 degrees flat
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After last year this is my go to ball. You can't beat the price at less than half of the premium balls. Performance is right there.

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Driver: Titleist 915 D3 10.5* 

Fairway: Titleist 917 F3 15*

Hybrid: Adams Idea Pro Boxer Gold 18*

Irons: Titleist 714CB 4-PW

Wedges: Vokey SM5 & SM6 50/54/58

Putter: Odyssey Versa #7 32"

Ball: Srixon Z-Star

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For my money this is the best ball out there with sites selling these for less than $20, this ball seems to cut through the wind better than just about any ball i have ever played.  I have been playing this for about 6 months now consistently and they perform as well as the Pro V1x as far as spin stopping power on greens, and i believe they fly farther.  i am a single digit handicap and for many players out there this ball is more than adequate.  The average golfer spending $40-50 per dozen golf balls are just wasting their money as they do not get all the benefits of that premier level ball.  Best site for the Q-Star tour is www.hurricanegolf.com as they sell out of box for less than $20 and had ones in a box on promo recently as well.

 

Michael Miami, FL
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Cobra Amp Cell D Driver stiff shaft 9.5 degree
Callaway 13 degree Diablo 3 wood stiff shaft
Tour Edge Exotics #3 19 degree rescue

E21 Rescue #4 23 degree rescue
TaylorMade M2 6 iron Stiff true temper shaft(4 iron)

Adams XTD A Tour Irons with S300 True Temper shafts 5- GW
Wilson Staff SW 56 degree
GEL Ruby 33 in cut down with Washington Capitals oversize grip

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I really like the feel of the Q Star Tour.  I've only been playing golf for a year and until I started practicing short game shots in my yard with my wedges, I never played the feel any attention.  Srixon lists the compression at 72, so it's not as soft of a ball as some manufacturers are making, but they do feel super soft in the short game.

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Driver: Cobra Speedzone 10.5 Mitsubishi AV Blue S flex

Wood: Cobra Bio Cell 3-4 Grafalloy Pro Launch Blue (low launch original version) S flex

Hybrids: Taylormade GAPR 3 KBS graphite shaft

              Strata 4 and 5 hybrids R flex

Irons: Strata 6-PW R flex

Wedges: Texan Classics 52, 56, 60 R flex

Putter: Odyssey Red Ball mallet

Ball: Srixon Q Star Tour

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Played my first round with the new Q Star Tour yesterday. I usually play a ProV1. My first impressions are that its longer than the ProV on both the first and second shots. Short irons into the green are drop and stop. Could see no difference with the putter compared to the ProV.  Also seems to be a good ball into the wind. Winds here yesterday were two to three clubs. Great first outing.

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I have had Q Star Tours do amazing things off the tee.  I dont have another gamer in my bag to compare to, but the workability is there too.  Most of my drives are either straight or a slice, but I have had some very big draws with my driver playing these.  My best drive with one of these has been 270 yards, but I was aided by catching the backside of a hill that was at about 240-250 from the tees. 

I have an older Cobra 3/4 wood that always hits straight down the middle, but I had a tee shot with it get pushed by a left to right wind on Monday afternoon.  It was not a drastic push at all.  I would guess it pushed the ball 10 yards to the right at most.  My drive would've been in the rough on the left of the fairway, but was pushed back to the middle by the wind.

Driver: Cobra Speedzone 10.5 Mitsubishi AV Blue S flex

Wood: Cobra Bio Cell 3-4 Grafalloy Pro Launch Blue (low launch original version) S flex

Hybrids: Taylormade GAPR 3 KBS graphite shaft

              Strata 4 and 5 hybrids R flex

Irons: Strata 6-PW R flex

Wedges: Texan Classics 52, 56, 60 R flex

Putter: Odyssey Red Ball mallet

Ball: Srixon Q Star Tour

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