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TaylorMade Tour Response Golf Balls vs. Srixon Q Star Tour


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TaylorMade seems to be marketing their golf balls as the first moderately price golf balls with urethane covers.  Yes, I know that they are ignoring DTC balls, but doesn't the Srixon Q Star Tour also have a urethane cover.  And, the Srixon is generally cheaper, or can be with all the deals offered on them.

How does the TM Response differ from the Q Star Tour?

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I have played the Srixon Q Star Tour all summer. It's really good for my game.

I purchased the 15 pack of Taylormade Tour Response. I have practiced with them compared to the Srixon. I have only played 9 holes but here's what I have observed.

Short game, pitch, chip, etc ... - about the same

Putting - the Taylormade putts a bit firmer ... rolls 12-14 inches more on flat staight 9 ft putts. I have a practice green in my basement.

Irons - both fly high straight and distances are close, only have nine holes with the Taylormade

Wedges - Srixon has less spin, I played ProV1 since it was introduce. I was unaware of the continuous improvements to it over the years. The lack of spin is okay for me. The Tour Response has a more than the Srixon and lower compression. I have hit some hot wedge shot with the Taylormade, very high and long 10-15 yards.

Driver/ FW off tee - distance maybe better with Taylormade but does seem to spin more. I need to play some more with it. I'm not long but have better than average mechanics with the driver. My club head speed is 95 and ball speed is 145. I may have seen 5 yards but is the do to compression, spin, hard ground ... both found the fairway.

Durability - Both are very have robust cover and makings. 

For me, putting is most important then distance control. I have some work to do.

WITB 

TM M5 9(10.5) - Fujikura PRO 2.0 6R][ Titleist TS2 16.5(17.25) - Diamana Thump ][ Titleist 917F 21 - Diamana S+ 72

Titleist TSi2 5 (24) - Tensei Raw AV Blue 65 ][ Titleist 818H 27 - GD Tour AD DI 85

Mizuno MP-18 MMC 6 - PW, N.S. Pro MODUS3 Tour 120

Vega VW-06 52, 56, 60

Ping B60 and/or

Scotty Cameron STUDIO STAINLESS® LAGUNA 2.5 and/or 

Mizuno M-Craft V - 34" 

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Here's a good video comparing these types of balls

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKkQZKBbmRw&ab_channel=TXGTourExperienceGolf

WITB 

TM M5 9(10.5) - Fujikura PRO 2.0 6R][ Titleist TS2 16.5(17.25) - Diamana Thump ][ Titleist 917F 21 - Diamana S+ 72

Titleist TSi2 5 (24) - Tensei Raw AV Blue 65 ][ Titleist 818H 27 - GD Tour AD DI 85

Mizuno MP-18 MMC 6 - PW, N.S. Pro MODUS3 Tour 120

Vega VW-06 52, 56, 60

Ping B60 and/or

Scotty Cameron STUDIO STAINLESS® LAGUNA 2.5 and/or 

Mizuno M-Craft V - 34" 

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I cannot say I have tested them side by side. However, my experiences with the Q star have been sub-standard. My experience with the Taylormade Tour Response, and previous version Project (a), have been stellar for the money. 

The Q star didn't perform well greenside or off the driver for me. 

More spin around the greens and driver distance with the TM. 

Irons were similar.

Golf is simple - people are complicated.

5w Taylormade SLDR S 19* - 220yd, Ping G2 5-U - 190-105, Maltby M+ 54* & MG 60* - 95-75, Evnroll ER8, Titleist 816 H1 4h 21*, Maltby 4 Hybrid Iron 24* - 210-200, Callaway XR16 8* - 235 carry

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