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On 6/17/2020 at 8:55 AM, chadwzimm said:

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.

Great to hear! I picked up a couple dozen this past weekend with the BOGO deal. Did you notice that they performed similar around the greens to the pro v1?

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12 hours ago, Tpoole22 said:

Great to hear! I picked up a couple dozen this past weekend with the BOGO deal. Did you notice that they performed similar around the greens to the pro v1?

I actually liked them a little more around the greens.  The XV definitely is a little "clickier," as it is harder.  But the Z-Star performed as well for me around the green as the ProV1.

download.png.70f309c82ad44a20c4a21dd4294734cf.png  Mizuno ST200G driver, Graphite Design Tour AD IZ-6S shaft

download.png.70f309c82ad44a20c4a21dd4294734cf.png Mizuno ST190 3 wood, Graphite Design Tour AD GT-8S shaft

Titleist-logo.jpg.63777a705ffaa0cfdb022091d981ecaa.jpg Titleist TS2 19* hybrid, Project X Hzrdus Smoke Black 80g 6.0 shaft

download.png.70f309c82ad44a20c4a21dd4294734cf.png  Mizuno MP18 SC 3i-PW, KBS Tour 120 stiff shafts

2138902261_download(1).png.0e0a650bda5b8e1a6fe2a4edb16a8902.png Titleist Vokey SM7 F grind 50*-08* wedge flex

2138902261_download(1).png.0e0a650bda5b8e1a6fe2a4edb16a8902.png Titleist Vokey SM7 S grind 54*-10* wedge flex

logo-odyssey-large.png.894494de72a9c099d23487b6db206247.png Odyssey Stroke Lab Marxman

srixon.png.a2032b0f711ea5613d687757a5449e64.png Srixon Z-Star/Z-Star XV balls

unnamed.jpg.b462311d1bccd433919659e8932db7ea.jpg Ping C-4 Hoofer stand bag

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1 hour ago, chadwzimm said:

I actually liked them a little more around the greens.  The XV definitely is a little "clickier," as it is harder.  But the Z-Star performed as well for me around the green as the ProV1.

Agreed.  I played XVs for a while but found them too clicky, and the regular Z Star to just be too soft.  That was a couple seasons ago.  Been playing Pro V1s, but switching to the Tour BXS.

I do know the yellow Z Star is probably the most durable premium ball you can find.

Driver: :honma:TR20 460, Vizard 60g Stiff

FW: :tour-edge: CBX 119 3w, 15,  Project X Evenflow Blue 75g Stiff

Hybrids: :taylormade-small: SIM DHY 3 & 4H, Diamana Limited Hybrid 75g Stiff

Iron: :mizuno-small:JPX 919 Forged 5-GW, Project X 6.0

Wedges::vokey-small:SM8 54 S Grind, 60 M Grind

Putter: :EVNROLL: ER7B 

:SuperSpeed:

Tested the Honma TR20 460 driver

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Driver: :cobra-small: King F9 Speedback, Xphlexxx Busa 2 Liquid, XX stiff, 45”

Fwy:  :callaway-small: Super Hybrid 17*, Aldila RIP Alpha 105 S, tipped 1”

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105X

Irons: :honma:TR20 Tour P 4-10, :Nippon: Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Wedges: Vega VW-06 50*/54*/58*, Dynamic Gold S400

Putter:  :edel-golf-1: EAS 1.0

All clubs have :Arccos:  In the Winn Dri-Tac 2.0 Oversize grips

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I used to play the Z-Star XV and was really happy with the performance. I found last years Tour B X for 24 a dozen and decided that was going to be the ball for me this year. I really think Srixon and Bridgestone are the best brands for balls right now when you factor in cost and performance. 

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In my bag:

Driver: :cobra-small: Speedzone 10.5* lofted down to 9.0* Fujikura Atmos Black TS 6X

Wood: :cobra-small: Speedzone Tour Fujikura Atmos Black TS 7X

Hybrids: :cobra-small: King Utility 19.5* Diamana Tensei White Pro 90TX

Irons: :cobra-small: MIM Tour Irons 4-PW Project X 6.5

Wedges: :cobra-small: MIM Black 50*, 54*, 58* Tour Issue S400

Putter: :seemore-small: Nashville Z1C 34"

 Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X 

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I did the Srixon Father‘a Day BOGO deal and had them personalized as well ... got 4 dozen of The Z Star XV. Have read and heard nothing but great things about their balls and their brand.

Reeeally wanted to like them, but they just aren’t for me and my game. I currently play Snell MTB Blacks, have been gaming them for over a year and I absolutely love them. 

I know the XV are the firmer version, but from putting and around the green, they just feel off and different for me. I’ve had more 3 putts with them, than I’ve had with the Snells over the past several months. Also, I play a soft fade with my driver and felt the Srixons were spinning more to the right with a hard fade than I would like. 

Also noticed that the balls slightly cut a bit more than the Snells with my wedges ... I have a steep angle of attack for my wedges. It’s disappointing for I really wanted to love the Srixons and they feel nice and soft in one’s hand. 

To MGS point, find the ball that suits your game and stick with them. I plan on keeping the remaining 3 dozen and playing them out, and hopefully I can have them figured out with the next 1 to 2 sleeves. 

And yes, I’m a massive Canes fan. 😁🙌🏼

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The 🙌🏼 ... GO CANES!

Driver: :titelist-small: TS2 9*

3W: :cobra-small:  Speedzone 14.5*

Hybrid: :titelist-small: TS2 19*

Irons: post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411_thumb.jpg  TS2 (5i-6i); TS1 (7i-GW)

Wedges: :titelist-small: Vokey SM7 54* & 58*

Putter: :ping-small:  Heppler Anser 2

Ball: :titelist-small: Pro V1 & :Snell: MTB-Black

 

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I found a dozen brand new Srixon Q Star golf balls for sale at a Goodwill for $6 last year, so I picked them up and gave them a chance. I like how they played, and wanted to see how the Q Star Tours performed. So I too took advantage of the BOGO deal around Father's Day, picked up 2 dozen QST balls, and have been enjoying playing them ever since.

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What's In My  :nike-small: Xtreme Sport IV Carry Stand Bag:

:nike-small: Vapor Fly (9.5*) Driver

:cobra-small: Baffler XL 3 Wood

:taylormade-small: Burner Rescue 3 Hybrid

:cobra-small: F8 5 Hybrid

:taylormade-small: Burner Plus Irons (5-SW)

:cobra-small: Trusty Rusty 51* Wedge

:wilson_staff_small: 8862 Putter

:srixon-small: Q Star Tour Ball

 

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I took advantage of the BOGO and got some Q-Star balls.  Couldn't beat the price and have been very happy with the ball itself.  To be honest I don't think I would have given them a 'fair shake' if I hadn't been gifted a couple sleeves for a scramble.  Srixon is definitely. Underrated!

Mavrik Max 9 degree loft w/ROUGE white X-Stiff 70g

Maverick Max 3W, 5W w/ROUGE white X-Stiff 70g

Mavrik Max 3H, KBS tour prototype 70/80 X-Stiff 80g

Speedblade 4-PW, AW, SW KBS Siff 85g

Ghost Sypder putter

bourbon to be drank neat

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On 7/10/2020 at 8:29 PM, mikeanthony said:

I did the Srixon Father‘a Day BOGO deal and had them personalized as well ... got 4 dozen of The Z Star XV. Have read and heard nothing but great things about their balls and their brand.

Reeeally wanted to like them, but they just aren’t for me and my game. I currently play Snell MTB Blacks, have been gaming them for over a year and I absolutely love them. 

I know the XV are the firmer version, but from putting and around the green, they just feel off and different for me. I’ve had more 3 putts with them, than I’ve had with the Snells over the past several months. Also, I play a soft fade with my driver and felt the Srixons were spinning more to the right with a hard fade than I would like. 

Also noticed that the balls slightly cut a bit more than the Snells with my wedges ... I have a steep angle of attack for my wedges. It’s disappointing for I really wanted to love the Srixons and they feel nice and soft in one’s hand. 

To MGS point, find the ball that suits your game and stick with them. I plan on keeping the remaining 3 dozen and playing them out, and hopefully I can have them figured out with the next 1 to 2 sleeves. 

And yes, I’m a massive Canes fan. 😁🙌🏼

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I know this is late, but if you like the MTB Blacks, the normal Z-Star might be a better comp if you are interested in getting a sleeve and giving those a try (GolfDiscount.com // 2 sleeves for $10)

Driver:default_taylormade-small.jpg.7261af28af5ff1c291b0cc05a9d9285e.jpg 2017 M1 
3w:default_mizuno-small.jpg.53d0e81fbaf5c93bffca28dc6fe15a88.jpg  GT 180 15 degree 
5W: default_cleveland-small.jpg.2a5a328012300c4d34355e56e5490ae4.jpg  Launcher 19 degree
4-PW: default_mizuno-small.jpg.53d0e81fbaf5c93bffca28dc6fe15a88.jpg MP-63 w/ TT S300
Wedges: default_titelist-small.jpg.920d52649433e5fee234ad27e55c0091.jpg Vokey SM7 52F, 56M, 60M
Putter: default_cleveland-small.jpg.2a5a328012300c4d34355e56e5490ae4.jpg HB SOFT 11s
Ball:default_srixon-small.jpg.9b0fc8a90c9d2064823de4fef895a1bf.jpg Z-Star

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I'm a long time Titleist guy, and recently took advantage of the Srixon Father's Day promo. I have since shot my career low round, and have had two rounds with five birdies each. I think it is longer than the ProV1x that I was using, and very good around the green, too. I also don't mind that it is about $10 less than the Titleist. I also like the Snell MTBx, but the Fathers Day promo makes the Srixon a more economical ball.

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I have been using the Srixon AD333, I believe its essentially the Q Star ball.  Love it off the driver and around the greens.  Have completely switched to the AD333's.  Tried the Soft Feel as well and prefer these.

Taylormade Speedblade Irons, Taylormade R9 Driver, Cleveland RTX4 wedges, Odessey Oworks putter

 

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I realize that I wrote back in June that I was set on the Q Star Tours and essentially would never look at another ball.  Well... that didn't last.  The Walmart here still has Gen 5 ZStars and they are marked down to $25 a dozen.  After trying them, they are officially both my new favorite and my new "never gonna give you up" ball.  They feel great from tee to green and even though I struggle with my wedges, I can generate a hop and stop on the greens.  I have even had much better success on par 3s than ever before.  

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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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