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Srixon Introduces 3rd Generation Q Star Tour

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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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Looking forward to give these a go this spring.

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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. 

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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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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!

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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.  

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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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Got my Season Opener from Srixon this morning!

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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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