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Srixon Introduces Q-STAR TOUR DIVIDE:

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HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — March 26, 2021 — SRIXON®, a global leader in golf ball technology and innovation, announces the all-new Q-STAR TOUR DIVIDE. This exciting new golf ball offering from Srixon officially launches in North America on April 15, 2021.

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“The new Q-STAR TOUR DIVIDE looks great, but it’s so much more than that,” said Brian Schielke, General Manager at Srixon. “Easier putting alignment and increased visual feedback on your chip and pitch shots really adds to the greenside performance. It’s a ball every golfer must try.”

 

The Q-STAR TOUR DIVIDE is different, featuring a new thermoplastic urethane cover that has been infused with bright pigments rather than being painted on. The 50/50 Matte Urethane Cover delivers a high contrast, matte cover that provides the same tour-level spin and stopping power you’ve come to expect from the original Q-STAR TOUR.

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With DIVIDE’s unique two-tone cover construction, putting alignment comes easy with a 360° line, while every shot will produce a strobe effect to help show off the speed and direction of spin.

 

DIVIDE might not look like a classic golf ball, but it still delivers true tour performance. Featuring the same FastLayer Core and 338 Speed Dimple Pattern found on the classic Q-STAR TOUR, DIVIDE provides the distance and control expected from a tour-caliber golf ball.

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: April 15, 2021

 

 

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This release from Srixon is sure to get some discussion and firm opinions, even bringing up memories from the old PING Vintage.  What are your thoughts?

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I'd buy a sleeve for practice.

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A friend sent me this earlier. It’s a good putting aid for practice but I wouldn’t put it in play. 
 

Cool of Srixon to think outside the box

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LOVE...

I will be buying a sleeve for putting practice.

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I would totally game these although I don’t know many shots it would take to be annoying. My best round of nine was played with a Q star I bought on a whim to see the ball in the fog so I am partially bias. Interesting concept

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I’d probably only use them for putting practice. I didn’t look at cost, but probably just as easy and cheaper to blackout half of an existing ball. Plus people would prefer to practice with the
Ball they play with.

If it was my gamer and I used a line to align the ball it would be a nice benefit to not have to draw the line and it provides a good
Visual on ball roll.

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Hard pass for me. Very visually unappealing. 

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If you're just putting with it, why not take a dozen white balls, put them in an egg container and spray paint them? wouldn't that have the same effect?

I think it could be fun to play a par 3 course with these so you can see the spin of the ball - kind of like the old ABA red/white/blue basketballs.

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Hard pass for me. Very visually unappealing. 

The red/yellow color choice is.... interesting.

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Again, as everyone else mentioned I think they'd be awesome to practice with and as someone who gamed Q Star Tour pretty recently, I wouldn't be totally against playing them in casual rounds or as @StrokerAce mentioned at a par three or pitch and putt course. Very interesting in the article posted that Hideki is intrigued. If they can get him on board knowing how much of a stickler he is, I would think you might see this come to the tour line, but probably without the matte finish and maybe a different color scheme.

Interesting time for finishes in golf balls right now, the newest frontier.

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Even though I wasn't around in 1983 for Ping, I do recall still seeing multi colored balls in the late 90s when I started playing. I think it's interesting, but I tried the QST a few years back and they are too soft for me, so I will pass on this ball. I do play the Z-Star so mayyyybe if they released the duo color in that...

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I happen to have an old Ping Eye ball in red/white.. I would play these in a heart beat. I have putted and chipped with the Pings and love the effect.. Whether or Not I would use them for every round not sure until I try them, but Yes I would try them and play with them.. 

 

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Was going to game these today, but the weather had other ideas. Maybe this weekend...

For what it's worth, for me these bring an element of fun to the table, just like the old PING's. It's a game, it's supposed to be fun, right? 

 

 

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Was going to game these today, but the weather had other ideas. Maybe this weekend...
For what it's worth, for me these bring an element of fun to the table, just like the old PING's. It's a game, it's supposed to be fun, right? 
 


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I guess if you can't see these, then you might be colorblind. But somehow I can't keep thinking that the cover will want to split on the seam between the 2 colors.

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LIkely not a product that I would go out of my way to purchase or use. However that being said I would not be opposed to using them or trying them out. I love Srixon golf balls and use them almost exclusively and have used several of the WIlson colored golf balls in the past so the color isn't offputting to me or something that is really detracting, plus I would always know which golf ball is mine!

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I’m going to buy a dozen for putting and chipping practice to make the practice more fun, like @GolfSpy Barbajo said. I do think it will make me pay more attention to the outcome of the strokes I take while practicing, and could help me learn quickly which strokes around the green generate more/less spin.

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Pending the color combination I would try this golf ball. I was around in the decades that PING made golf balls and did game the Ping Eye 80's  ball. Loved the feedback from putts and watching that ball spin in the air off my Ping Eye 2 wedges. 

Don't know how Srixon makes their two color version golf ball but imo there is some great historical information regarding the technologies and sciences involved that produced the 80's Ping golf balls specifically the two color versions in the book by Jeffery Ellis, "And The Putter Went... PING". Golf ball information is pages 165-166.

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Took them out on the course yesterday. It was only my second round of the year and I'm working on some swing changes (I was a mess last year), so please take what I'm about to say with a huge grain of salt. 

Meh

It was very cool to watch the spin on every shot - even my aging eyes could track the ball very easily. Oddly, I found the ball a bit difficult to find after I hit it. I walked past my ball at least 3 or 4 times when the damn thing was in plain sight. My three playing partners also walked past it while helping me search - and the ball was only 10 feet from the green.

Enjoyed lining it up for putts - it gave great feedback on the roll and hell, it was fun to watch. Same with chips and pitches (although that part of my game was hot garbage yesterday - something else to work on!). 

For me, the biggest disappointment was distance. For some reason, I couldn't get it to go anywhere off the tee. Now, at 60, I'm not a bomber anymore (if I ever was), but distance was a problem. I can't really explain it, but the balls felt "heavy." I switched to a Z-Star on the back nine and noticed immediate - and drastic - improvement. It was a busy Saturday, so I didn't try hitting two balls off the tee to compare, but I'd have to say the DIVIDE is, shall we say, distance challenged. 

I'm going to try them again just to be sure, since I don't think 9 holes is enough - but first impressions are, well, meh.

That said, very cool to look at and they were fun to play. But other than that....

Meh....

 

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They don't appeal to me but, if I come across a homeless one in the pond or woods, I'll give it a try.

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I also play the Z-Star and when I tried the QST I lost about a club and a half in distance, felt like marshmallow. Not that I noticed any of the quality issues as reported in the ball lab, just too soft of a ball for me.

Took them out on the course yesterday. It was only my second round of the year and I'm working on some swing changes (I was a mess last year), so please take what I'm about to say with a huge grain of salt. 
Meh
It was very cool to watch the spin on every shot - even my aging eyes could track the ball very easily. Oddly, I found the ball a bit difficult to find after I hit it. I walked past my ball at least 3 or 4 times when the damn thing was in plain sight. My three playing partners also walked past it while helping me search - and the ball was only 10 feet from the green.
Enjoyed lining it up for putts - it gave great feedback on the roll and hell, it was fun to watch. Same with chips and pitches (although that part of my game was hot garbage yesterday - something else to work on!). 
For me, the biggest disappointment was distance. For some reason, I couldn't get it to go anywhere off the tee. Now, at 60, I'm not a bomber anymore (if I ever was), but distance was a problem. I can't really explain it, but the balls felt "heavy." I switched to a Z-Star on the back nine and noticed immediate - and drastic - improvement. It was a busy Saturday, so I didn't try hitting two balls off the tee to compare, but I'd have to say the DIVIDE is, shall we say, distance challenged. 
I'm going to try them again just to be sure, since I don't think 9 holes is enough - but first impressions are, well, meh.
That said, very cool to look at and they were fun to play. But other than that....
Meh....


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Yep like the old Ping Balls which have a collectable thing all to their own. Depending on the color combo some of the Ping balls are quite collectable and expensive 

Since my course is really big on Srixon I will probably end up with some as scramble prizes--- Ended up yesterday with 2 dozen Soft Feels in kinda a hot lime green. Going to throw a sleeve in the bag tomorrow to practice with just to see. The only colored ball I have ever played was the Srixon yellow one from a few years back. I think I won them somewhere. They were ok I guess. I will try the green ones though after all they were free

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GolfSpy Barbajo mentioned: "I can't really explain it, but the balls felt "heavy." 

Several years ago I tried the Volvik Vivid matte golf balls. I had the same impression. They felt "heavy." I'm sure they must have been within specification for weight, but they felt heavy. Perhaps it has something to do with the matte cover?

 

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On 3/29/2021 at 12:19 AM, stevegp67 said:

GolfSpy Barbajo mentioned: "I can't really explain it, but the balls felt "heavy." 

Several years ago I tried the Volvik Vivid matte golf balls. I had the same impression. They felt "heavy." I'm sure they must have been within specification for weight, but they felt heavy. Perhaps it has something to do with the matte cover?

 

The Volvick balls felt funny period.  I ended up with a dozen I do not remember how . I am for darn sure I did not buy them. A friend of mine his daughter played the Symetra Tour some and is a darn good ball striker. We were out messing around one day for fun and had her hit one and she said it felt funny too. I saw 2 of those balls in my shag bag the other day and they are 6 of them in the box on the top shelf in the shop. I remember when Bubba Watson tried to play them on Tour. I saw quite a few shots for him that year that did not check up like he usually does. I know he switched back to Titleist in the drop of a hat.

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I normally play Yellow balls as they are easier to see for me. Red balls are hard for me to follow...so I guess I'll only see half of my bad shots...Sweet! 

That being said, I like Q-Star Tour balls...maybe try a sleeve if they were available!

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I am going to get a couple sleeves of these to put in my bag for putting practice. I think it could be awesome for that. Other than that, I have heard these were a nightmare to produce. Supposed to be out last fall in Nov then delayed till now, and still have issues. I would be very curious what happens in the ball lab.. 

 

The two tone idea is fun. I like it, if there was a zstar ball available i would be willing to try it. 

 

But for now, it would be a short game and putting practice tool only.. 

 

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2 hours ago, Quigleyd said:

I am going to get a couple sleeves of these to put in my bag for putting practice. I think it could be awesome for that. Other than that, I have heard these were a nightmare to produce. Supposed to be out last fall in Nov then delayed till now, and still have issues. I would be very curious what happens in the ball lab.. 

 

The two tone idea is fun. I like it, if there was a zstar ball available i would be willing to try it. 

 

But for now, it would be a short game and putting practice tool only.. 

 

Imagine how huge this would have blown up if Hideki used one to win.... FWIW the sight of that would have been awesome. They would have talked about it for weeks on the Golf Channel.

DriverPING G425 Max
Woods- PING G 3w, Sub70 pro 4w, 
Callaway UW 19*, TourEdge C721 22* 
Irons- XXIO X

Wedges- Callaway Jaws Raw 

Putter- Cleveland HB Soft #1 w/UST
Ball- Maxfli Tour X

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49 minutes ago, StrokerAce said:

Imagine how huge this would have blown up if Hideki used one to win.... FWIW the sight of that would have been awesome. They would have talked about it for weeks on the Golf Channel.

If a tour player were to put a two tone ball in play it would be instantly recognizable. 

Driver: Callaway Paradym Triple diamond 10.5 Ventus black TR 6x

3 wood ; Callaway Paradym triple diamond 15 degree, Ventus black TR 7x

Apex UW 19 degree, Ventus black TR 8x

Utility Iron: Mizuno Pro Fli Hi 4 utility, Ventus blue HB 90X

Irons: Callaway Apex MB 5-PW, KBS $ taper 130x

Wedges: Callaway Jaws Raw 50, 54, 58, KBS $ taper 130x

Putter: Wilson Staff TM22, hand torched, KBS cutter putter shaft, Super stroke Pistol GT 1.0

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So I bought a box yesterday for today’s round with my gaggle. Never played a Srixon before, and was a little worried after reading the mygolfspy review of the previous Q Star Tours being out of round in shape. Additionally, I was worried about the potential for the two halves to split, or start to fall apart. As far as “looks” I couldn’t care less, I already play yellow balls as I have a hard time tracking my shots ever since I had lasik a few years ago. 20/15 vision, just can’t see a white ball against grey clouds anymore. I’ve been playing the Snell MTB-X or Pro V1’s, but I’ve found defects in the last two boxes of 2021 Pro V1’s I bought, so I figured these couldn’t be any worse than the Pro V1’s. Now I’m that weird guy that opens boxes in the store and inspects the product before purchase. Anyhow, as an 11 handicap, I expected today’s round to go “not so well”, as I usually stick to a ball and play it forsaking all others. I find folks that play “whatever they find” have unpredictable rounds. The ball is the one piece of equipment that is played from tee to hole, yet people drop shag balls and wonder why their consistency sucks. I’d been struggling with my putting lately, and figured these could maybe help. I was honestly shocked at how well they performed. Well I should say “it” performed, as I played the same ball the entire round!  When I unboxed them yesterday, I took out my dial calipers to all 12. Not one of them was out of round, measuring across several axis on each ball. The ball I played today didn’t even have a blemish at the end of the round. Fortunately (but unfortunately), I didn’t find any sand today, so I wasn’t able to test durability out of the sand. 
 

Now for performance. It felt softer off all of my club faces, driver through putter. Corresponding with what I’ve read between compression ratios between the Q Star Tours and PV1 or MTB-x. I noticed about 10 more yards on my drives, 100mph swing, and about 0-3 more yards on my 7 iron. I noticed the ball had about the same flight trajectories as my norm. With the MTB-x and the PV1’s my 7 iron usually hits the green and releases maybe 10 feet. My lob wedge usually hits, checks and stops or spins back a few feet. With the QStar Tour Divides, my 7 iron hit and released 10-20 feet...when releasing like my norm, pretty cool, however the couple of holes that released 20 feet, I admittedly wasn’t too happy about. My lob wedge hit and released about 5 feet, although a couple stopped on a dime after the initial landing...really clean contact on those two. The putting was fantastic. I like a softer ball with a putter, something I miss with the PV1 and Snell. Also, with the color split, you get instant feedback with a poor putt. I know it’s only one round, and only time will tell, but I shot an 80 today and was pleasantly surprised with the performance. First round in a very long time without anything worse than a bogey. Yeah, the fishing bobber jokes were in full force on the practice green this morning, but the money getting passed to me this afternoon had gained my gaggle’s interest. I’ll try to post a follow-up after next Sunday’s round. 

917D Driver

917F 3W

TS2 hybrid 19&21 degrees

T300 5i - PW

Cleavland 50, 56, 60 Wedges

Scotty fastback 1.5

Snell MTB-X or Pro V1

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