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I know this is a favorite ball of many of our readers.  Share your thoughts below.  I'm sure there will be several, considering the outcome. 

https://mygolfspy.com/ball-lab-srixon-q-star-tour-golf-ball-review/

 

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Whoa.

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This was painful to read. I've stuck by this ball as my urethane choice but these results are eye opening. These are some pretty big inconsistencies. 

It'll really be interesting to see how Srixon responds to this.

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18 minutes ago, russtopherb said:

This was painful to read. I've stuck by this ball as my urethane choice but these results are eye opening. These are some pretty big inconsistencies. 

It'll really be interesting to see how Srixon responds to this.

I tried this ball and didn't care for it.

It's nice the MGS is looking out for the consumer and holding OEMs accountable for quality.  

Srixon is a great company.  I would expect no less than what Callaway did with the Chrome Soft.

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I am really interested in the next Srixon test, to see if there is a pattern, or if the Q-Star is the bad apple.

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3 minutes ago, Kenny B said:

I tried this ball and didn't care for it.

It's nice the MGS is looking out for the consumer and holding OEMs accountable for quality.  

Srixon is a great company.  I would expect no less than what Callaway did with the Chrome Soft.

I also would hope that the response would be the same... however Callaway was looking at big concerns with QC on their flagship ball. The QST is a solid ball for Srixon but probably not close to the top of what they're selling. 

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yikes, this was eye opening.  glad i only paid $20/dozen for the two boxes i picked up.

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I was surprised with the results of this ball lab evaluation, I am truly disappointing with the general defects of the Srixon balls that were tested.

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never played this ball but the members of MGS forum seem to really like them so was going to give them a try but not sure about now 😵

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I didn't have an opinion on Srixon balls, but I do now, "and not in a good way..." I found one a while ago, guess I'll put it back where I found it (in the deep rough).

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I just evaluated that ball. I thought it went well. Certainly not worth the retail price but the BOGO deals make it appealing

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OUCH!

That's rough.  I have never played this one but I know some that do.

Maybe that's why they do the BOGO deals, so you can get a good dozen out of two.

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I am in love with the Ball Lab series. I have tried playing Srixon balls at every level, and have never liked them. The covers always get damaged and they seem to lack consistent flight across the box. I, like many of you, have picked them up in the buy one get one promotions, but after the last time, I knew that was it. I find it interesting the balls I have preferred have come out on the better end of the ball lab testing, while balls like this and the Chrome soft have performed at a lower level. While I would like to think of myself as a hitting machine, thats probably not the case, so I really feel like these tests are real deal. Thanks, MGS for providing the data to keep us in the fairway. 👍

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This is a confidence shaker in the brand. Be interested to see the results of the other balls from Srixon.

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Shocking and really head-scratching.  I've heard Tony several times on No Putts Given comment on Titleist, Bridgestone, and Srixon as being the "premier" OEMs in the premium ball space.  If the Q-Star has these kind of issues it definitely begs the question, what about the Z Star?

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The thing that shocks me isn't the layer issues or what not, I expect those from time to time. But roundness being an issue is a stunner. At the very least that seems like that shouldn't be a question, and yet here we are.

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15 minutes ago, Berg Ryman said:

The thing that shocks me isn't the layer issues or what not, I expect those from time to time. But roundness being an issue is a stunner. At the very least that seems like that shouldn't be a question, and yet here we are.

LOL..OT but I can't resist, that last comment, I head in the voice of Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck-Blue Bloods) it's one of his go to phrases when they end up in a mess. 

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I'm definitely surprised by this.  I'm equally concerned as to how all Srixon balls will fare and by how other balls in the value urethane category will fare.  

Over my year of playing only this ball I saw some odd flights, but always blamed that on growing and learning.  I had even had some similar flights out of Tour balls and just blamed it on my swing.  I switched recently to Z Stars and saw a big improvement in my game and now I see some of the factors behind it.

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I hope the Z Stars get better results.

I may have misread, but was IBCR weighted the same for all the previous ball tests? I understand that the standard deviation was far worse here, but I want to know if those same deviations in IBCR contributed to the overall % of bad balls in the previous tests.


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