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I've played a ton of golf this year (even with a 6-week COVID-19 hiatus), and early on I decided that 2020 was going to be the year I found the best ball for my game.  I used to just play whatever I could get that was cheap (i.e., <$20/dozen), regardless of brand loyalty.  So earlier this year I bought and tried Titleist Tour Soft, Callaway ERC Soft, TaylorMade Tour Response, and some Titleist ProV1s.  I had played ProV1s before, but only when I found them because I was too cheap to pay $4 per ball.  I ended up finding a deal on LetGo where I got 5 dozen for $25/dozen, so I couldn't turn that down.

Despite me wanting to love the ProV1s, I only hit them okay.  So when I saw Srixon balls were BOGO for Father's Day, I decided to buy a few dozen ZStars and ZStars XV.  After playing each for a round or two, I am absolutely smitten.  So smitten that I sold the 3 dozen ProV1s that I had left over and hadn't marked and used the money I got to buy more Srixons.  The balls absolutely fly off the face of my driver off the tee, feel solid yet soft with my irons, and are super responsive around the greens.  Literally the best feeling ball I have played.

If you're in the market, take advantage of the BOGO deal!  You won't be sorry.

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Wow! I don't know that it would cross my mind to sell ProVs just to buy another brand, but I suppose if there's any ball that would "keep its value..." I've played Bridgestone for years (usually e6's, but I prefer Tour BXS if I'm feeling spendy) but after reading the ball test as well other forum tests, I decided to give the Z Star XVs a go. I'm a couple sleeves into the first dozen and went ahead and did the BOGO deal. I love the performance, but the sound/feel off the putter isn't my favorite and the 'bright white' covers take some getting used to. (Probably PTSD from all the various 2-piece distance balls I've played over the years. Hello, Slazenger...) But I want to give them a fair shake, particularly since so many other players are raving about them.

Haven't gamed the regular Z Stars yet, but I might snag a sleeve just for comparison!

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Driver: :callaway-small: Epic Flash Subzero 9* loft with HZDRUS Smoke stiff
4-wood: :callaway-small: Mavrik Subzero (16.5*) with Aldila Rogue White 130 MSI X
2-hybrid: :taylormade-small: GAPR Lo with stock KBS Hybrid 80g stiff
3i-PW: :ping-small: i210 blue dot, Power Spec, with TT S300 hard stepped
50*, 54*, and 58*: :mizuno-small: blue ion S18 with TT wedge
Putter: :ping-small: Redwood Piper 0*

Ball: :srixon-small: Z STAR XV
Bag: :ping-small: Hoofer (2018) in black/white/copper

Using :Arccos: to keep track of my shots
All clubs RH

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Srixon makes a very good ball for use on a windy day.. Shot an 84 today in a two club wind using a Q Star Tour. Ball performed really well.

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I've been playing Srixon all year and my game has improved. I agree with you and will be playing Srixon for a long time to come.

Driver: :callaway-small: Rogue Sub Zero 9* stiff

Wood: :adams-small: Tight Lies TI 3 wood stiff

Hybrid: :callaway-small: XR 3 19 deg stiff

Irons: :mizuno-small:  JPX 900 Tour std loft/lie

Wedges: :cleveland-small: 52,56,60

Putter: :odyssey-small: #7 Red

Ball: :srixon-small: Q-Star

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I play noticeably better w the Z Star off the tee!


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Srixon is the best under the radar brand in golf. Don’t  sleep on their clubs either. Their irons are right up there with Mizuno IMO

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I have been playing the Q Star Tour for a couple of years but over the last several months (including the current BOGO deal) now have a bunch of both the Q Star Tours and the Z stars.  Hopefully, I will be able to tell which I like better.  

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22 hours ago, HAC said:

I have been playing the Q Star Tour for a couple of years but over the last several months (including the current BOGO deal) now have a bunch of both the Q Star Tours and the Z stars.  Hopefully, I will be able to tell which I like better.  

Totally agree. My preference is the Soft Feel for most of the year and QST for the summer.

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After the ball test, someone on here put together a spreadsheet where we could tinker with how the ball performed in various categories. For me, the Z-Star and XV were consistent in the top 5 of what I consider important, and since they have the BOGO at least yearly, I started playing the Z-Star most consistently. I really like the ball. A friend gave me some XV's that I played for a while. I like them too, but overall prefer the short game feel of the Z-Stars. Cost is always a consideration for me since I still lose too many balls, so the BOGO helps quite a bit.

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SW: :cleveland-small: 588
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Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab Marxman
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Ball: :srixon-small: Z-Star
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On 6/17/2020 at 6:22 PM, John W Sutch said:

Srixon makes a very good ball for use on a windy day

What about their design makes them stand out in windy conditions?  

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I switched to Srixon Z-Star last year.  Been playing Titleist ProV1 forever but gamed about 6 rounds with Bridgestone and Srixon after the MGS ball test last year and felt the Z-Star best suited my game.  I ordered the BOGO offer and they arrived today. All the Z-Stars I have played to date were made in Japan.  Ones that arrived today were made in Indonesia.  I am sure there is no difference but curious if anyone else has noticed this change.

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Wow! I don't know that it would cross my mind to sell ProVs just to buy another brand, but I suppose if there's any ball that would "keep its value..." I've played Bridgestone for years (usually e6's, but I prefer Tour BXS if I'm feeling spendy) but after reading the ball test as well other forum tests, I decided to give the Z Star XVs a go. I'm a couple sleeves into the first dozen and went ahead and did the BOGO deal. I love the performance, but the sound/feel off the putter isn't my favorite and the 'bright white' covers take some getting used to. (Probably PTSD from all the various 2-piece distance balls I've played over the years. Hello, Slazenger...) But I want to give them a fair shake, particularly since so many other players are raving about them.
Haven't gamed the regular Z Stars yet, but I might snag a sleeve just for comparison!

The XV is a pretty hard ball. The regular old z-star feels much different but performs very similar to the XV without the clicking sounds.


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Driver:  :callaway-small: Epic Flash Sub Zero (8.5* HZRDUS Smoke Shaft)

3-wood:  :adams-small:  Tight Lies 2 (15*) 

5-Wood:  :adams-small: Tight Lies 2 (19*) 

Irons :  :ping-small: i210 5-PW

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:  RTX-4 50* and 54* RTX-3 *58

Putter::1332069271_TommyArmour: Impact No. 3

Ball:  MAXFLI TOUR or a :srixon-small: Z-Star

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9 hours ago, HeathS16 said:


The XV is a pretty hard ball. The regular old z-star feels much different but performs very similar to the XV without the clicking sounds.


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My understanding on the new version is that the XVs are a little softer and the regular Z Star a little firmer. I did find an older Z Star and it was ok, but it seemed a good 5-7 yards shorter off the tee than the XV but I loved the feel inside 100 yards. It's hard to tell, but it seemed to have more sidespin than the XV.

Interested to dig into the new XVs sitting on my counter! 🧐

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Driver: :callaway-small: Epic Flash Subzero 9* loft with HZDRUS Smoke stiff
4-wood: :callaway-small: Mavrik Subzero (16.5*) with Aldila Rogue White 130 MSI X
2-hybrid: :taylormade-small: GAPR Lo with stock KBS Hybrid 80g stiff
3i-PW: :ping-small: i210 blue dot, Power Spec, with TT S300 hard stepped
50*, 54*, and 58*: :mizuno-small: blue ion S18 with TT wedge
Putter: :ping-small: Redwood Piper 0*

Ball: :srixon-small: Z STAR XV
Bag: :ping-small: Hoofer (2018) in black/white/copper

Using :Arccos: to keep track of my shots
All clubs RH

Tested:
:wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged 3-PW, KBS Tour-V 110S - Official Review

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I can only agree with the OP. Z Star is for me THE ball hands down. From tee to green it does everything I need and more.

Unfortunately, we don't have BOGO offers here, so I currently play DTC cheaper alternatives such as Vice.

But if money wasn't an issue, it would be my #1 choice.

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I've been playing the XV for a few rounds now and love it.  My drives have been better than ever and if I could swing an iron, I'm sure they'd be great off them, too.  My wedges from inside full swing distance have been great, too.

TaylorMade M5 9° w/ PX HZRDUS Smoke Black 60g, 6.5 @ 46"

Callaway Epic Flash SZ 3wd w/ Aldila Rogue MAX 85x @ 42.75"

Callaway Epic Flash SZ 5wd w/ PX HZRDUS Black 85g, 6.5 @ 42.25"

Srixon Z585 4-7, Z785 8-GW w/ TT AMT White X100 @ 38" (5i)

Vokey Jet Black 56/12 and 60/04 w/ Nippon Wedge 115

Odyssey SL Marxman w/ Superstroke Flatso 3.0 @ 33"

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I have been gaming the Q Star Tour for a year now and tried to branch out to a different brand this past Saturday (see my post in the Master Ball Review thread) and I'm going right back to them.  Their price point can't be beat and they do everything I want from tee to green!

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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 concur, I’ve been rocking the XV’s for awhile. They’re simply the best ball out there IMO.


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My understanding on the new version is that the XVs are a little softer and the regular Z Star a little firmer. I did find an older Z Star and it was ok, but it seemed a good 5-7 yards shorter off the tee than the XV but I loved the feel inside 100 yards. It's hard to tell, but it seemed to have more sidespin than the XV.
Interested to dig into the new XVs sitting on my counter! 🧐

XV is rated at 102 while the z Star is 90 based on the Srixon specs, you can certainly feel the difference! They make a good line of golf ball so I have no doubt you’ll enjoy choosing your model!!


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Driver:  :callaway-small: Epic Flash Sub Zero (8.5* HZRDUS Smoke Shaft)

3-wood:  :adams-small:  Tight Lies 2 (15*) 

5-Wood:  :adams-small: Tight Lies 2 (19*) 

Irons :  :ping-small: i210 5-PW

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:  RTX-4 50* and 54* RTX-3 *58

Putter::1332069271_TommyArmour: Impact No. 3

Ball:  MAXFLI TOUR or a :srixon-small: Z-Star

Tracked by: :Arccos:  

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My understanding on the new version is that the XVs are a little softer and the regular Z Star a little firmer. I did find an older Z Star and it was ok, but it seemed a good 5-7 yards shorter off the tee than the XV but I loved the feel inside 100 yards. It's hard to tell, but it seemed to have more sidespin than the XV.
Interested to dig into the new XVs sitting on my counter! 🧐

XV is rated at 102 while the z Star is 90 based on the Srixon specs, you can certainly feel the difference! They make a good line of golf ball so I have no doubt you’ll enjoy choosing your model!!


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Driver:  :callaway-small: Epic Flash Sub Zero (8.5* HZRDUS Smoke Shaft)

3-wood:  :adams-small:  Tight Lies 2 (15*) 

5-Wood:  :adams-small: Tight Lies 2 (19*) 

Irons :  :ping-small: i210 5-PW

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:  RTX-4 50* and 54* RTX-3 *58

Putter::1332069271_TommyArmour: Impact No. 3

Ball:  MAXFLI TOUR or a :srixon-small: Z-Star

Tracked by: :Arccos:  

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My understanding on the new version is that the XVs are a little softer and the regular Z Star a little firmer. I did find an older Z Star and it was ok, but it seemed a good 5-7 yards shorter off the tee than the XV but I loved the feel inside 100 yards. It's hard to tell, but it seemed to have more sidespin than the XV.
Interested to dig into the new XVs sitting on my counter! 🧐

They did tinker with them, the XV is rated at 102 while the z Star is 90 based on the Srixon specs, you can certainly feel the difference! Both balls are a higher compression compared to others in their price point but Srixon makes a good line of golf ball so I have no doubt you’ll enjoy choosing your model!!


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Driver:  :callaway-small: Epic Flash Sub Zero (8.5* HZRDUS Smoke Shaft)

3-wood:  :adams-small:  Tight Lies 2 (15*) 

5-Wood:  :adams-small: Tight Lies 2 (19*) 

Irons :  :ping-small: i210 5-PW

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:  RTX-4 50* and 54* RTX-3 *58

Putter::1332069271_TommyArmour: Impact No. 3

Ball:  MAXFLI TOUR or a :srixon-small: Z-Star

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