Srixon Z star

mlfmlf Members Posts: 135 ✭✭
I have been playing the AVX all season and was given some ZStar (regular version) this week. I was a little disappointed but decided to play them and I went out and shot a 73 (good round for me) in my club championship. Was it a lucky day or do others really like this ball? I cannot find much positive about this ball. It all seems to be the CV or nothing. I do like a softer feeling ball.

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  • gdeepgdeep Members Posts: 150 ✭✭
    Played Srixon for 3-4 years, mostly the Z-star. Also played the XV. Still play them sometimes. Really liked them. I don't think they spin as much as ProVs but you just have to get used to that and allow for a little more runout on chips. Also Srixons are really good in the wind.
  • hybrid25hybrid25 michiganMembers Posts: 1,558 ✭✭
    I have a 94 mph golf swing, and really like the Sri on line up. Which ball do you think would better suit that swing speed, a qst, or a z-star?
  • elwhippyelwhippy Members Posts: 3,160 ✭✭
    I recall a Titleist area manager saying they regarded Srixon as their biggest rival. The Z-star is a match for any V1 and their lower priced balls outsell everything in the UK.
  • Hateto3PuttHateto3Putt Smoking Makes You Look Cool! Members Posts: 6,288 ✭✭
    Z Stars are perhaps my favorite ball, especially the yellow, er, TOUR Yellow.



    Last week I won my league championship using 1.



    ProV1's are great balls, but IMO Z Stars are better.

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  • Joe V.Joe V. Members Posts: 255 ✭✭
    I'm a big fan of the Z-Star and am back on them now after running out of original K-Sigs. I like the feel, green side spin is excellent and distance seems similar to most other balls (I'm not a human trackman).
  • mlfmlf Members Posts: 135 ✭✭
    This will be my ball for the next few months without question. Can’t argue with the result and they are certainly cheap at the moment.
  • Makuakane_BearMakuakane_Bear Members Posts: 783 ✭✭
    I’m a fan of the Z-Star myself. I used to play them and then went around trying other brands with varying success. Last season, I went back and picked up a dozen of the Z-Stars and have been very impressed. I am really enjoying the current version in particular. Great in the wind and just the right amount of spin for me.

    As a tinkerer, part of me is curious to see what else is out there, but right now I have decided to stay put with the Z-Star. I did not play as much this season as I would have liked but this ball just performed when I needed it to. I have built a lot of trust with it so “Why mess with a good thing?”
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  • Break81Break81 Broke80 Members Posts: 2,026 ✭✭
    Z-Star is a 5 star ball. Does everything well. Honestly Srixon's entire line-up is best in class.



    XV gets more hype and is equally awesome depending on your needs. Z-Star will give a tad more greenside spin and softer feel while XV is longer roll out and firmer feel. Honestly they are really similar and I LOVE both.



    When they are on sale or previous models you cannot beat the value vs performance.
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    Callaway V-Series 3 & 5 wood with Aldila Rouge Silver
    Srixon 585 5-AW - Modus 105 Stiff
    Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 53 & 58 Degree
    EVNROLL ER5
    Srixon XV - Yellow
  • MadGolfer76MadGolfer76 Admiration is the state furthest from understanding. Members Posts: 19,906 ✭✭
    Love me some Z-Star.
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  • JDaxJDax Members Posts: 84 ✭✭
    The Z-Star is the most underrated ball on the market... Just as good of a ball as the Pro V1 in my opinion.
  • Golfer from MOGolfer from MO Members Posts: 986 ✭✭
    Most greenside spin,nope. Longest, nope. Best in wind, nope. Softest feel, nope.



    With all these no's as absolute best in class it ranks 8 or 9/10 in every category making it perhaps the best all around ball in top end class while fitting a large portion of the market amazingly well. Kudos srixon
  • Break81Break81 Broke80 Members Posts: 2,026 ✭✭
    Most greenside spin,nope. Longest, nope. Best in wind, nope. Softest feel, nope.



    With all these no's as absolute best in class it ranks 8 or 9/10 in every category making it perhaps the best all around ball in top end class while fitting a large portion of the market amazingly well. Kudos srixon


    If we were talking about the XV it would be

    Longest - Yep

    Best in Wind Yep

    Softest - nope

    Green side spin - nope but good
    Cobra F7+ - Stiff
    Callaway V-Series 3 & 5 wood with Aldila Rouge Silver
    Srixon 585 5-AW - Modus 105 Stiff
    Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 53 & 58 Degree
    EVNROLL ER5
    Srixon XV - Yellow
  • ShortGameJunkieShortGameJunkie Members Posts: 342 ✭✭
    Great all around ball, not bad in any area but also not a world beater in any area either. Just as good as a Pro V, just doesn’t have the hype or titleist name
    Driver: 2016 M2 10.5* Fukijura pro 60 S

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    3 hybrid: Ping G 19* Alta 70 S

    4i: Mizuno JPX 900 Hot Metal C-Taper Lite S

    5-GW: Mizuno JPX 900 Forged C-Taper Lite S

    Wedges: Cleveland RTX-3 V-MG 54* & 60*

    Putter: 2018 Newport 34”
  • FmaxTurboSiFmaxTurboSi Members Posts: 159
    recently played the zstar xv in the wind...... I normally don't play in the wind since it's not windy in the early am's here in southern california. But anyways, the last 3 rounds have been in fairly windy conditions. I wasn't too thrilled with my results. It seemed as if the ball was 1 club shorter than i expected. what i thought would be a 1 club difference ended up being 2-3 clubs.



    brought out the new bridgestone's and I honestly feel they played much better in windy conditions. What I thought would be a 1 club difference, in fact ended up being only a 1 club difference.



    I know it's not going to be the same results for everybody.......but just wanted to share my personal experience. Srixons still beat out the bridgestones in durability. I can play the same ball for a couple rounds. The bridgestone will last me about 1 round max.
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    TM M3HL Tensei PO 80tx
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    MD4 raw 50*s-grind, 56*c-grind KBS 610 wedge 125g
    TM Hi-toe 60* $-taper black 120
    Evnroll ER2
    Bennington QO9 Lite
    Bridgestone Tour BRX, Srixon Z star XV

    Backup: Srixon z565 4-aw Modus Tour 105, Callaway Rogue 4w Hzrdus Yellow 6.5
  • GolfinPastorGolfinPastor Members Posts: 159 ✭✭
    hybrid25 wrote:


    I have a 94 mph golf swing, and really like the Sri on line up. Which ball do you think would better suit that swing speed, a qst, or a z-star?




    If I were you with that swing speed, I would go with the Q Star Tour. I've put a lot of guys onto that ball at the golf course I'm working at now, and every single one have been glad I have. Especially for the price!
  • BIG STUBIG STU Members Posts: 11,396 ✭✭

    hybrid25 wrote:


    I have a 94 mph golf swing, and really like the Sri on line up. Which ball do you think would better suit that swing speed, a qst, or a z-star?




    If I were you with that swing speed, I would go with the Q Star Tour. I've put a lot of guys onto that ball at the golf course I'm working at now, and every single one have been glad I have. Especially for the price!
    Agree with you---- Oops you being the Golfingpastor reminds me I gotta get off here and get ready for Church!!
  • NRJyzrNRJyzr Allez Allez Allez Minnesota, USAMembers Posts: 6,370 ✭✭


    Great all around ball, not bad in any area but also not a world beater in any area either. Just as good as Better than a Pro V, just doesn't have the hype or titleist name






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    2h:  TM Stage 2 Tour, Nv105 stiff -or- 1 iron: Maxfli Revolution, DGS400
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    SW: Ram Tour Grind Feel Matched 58*, DGS
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  • LeftDaddyLeftDaddy Members Posts: 747 ✭✭
    Love the z-star. ProV1 "clone" to me...very little difference along any dimension (feel, green side spin, driver distance, etc.).
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    Callaway X2 Hot 3 Deep, 14.5, Aldila Tour Green stiff
    Callaway Apex MB UT 2 iron, Project X PXI 6.0
    Callaway 2013 X-forged (3-5), Project X PXI 6.0
    Callaway Apex MB (6-PW), KBS Tour V stiff
    Vokey SM5 54, Callaway Mack Daddy 2 Tour Grind Chrome 58, both with KBS Tour
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  • WidespreadPanicWidespreadPanic Wizard in the Corner Members Posts: 4,863 ✭✭
    I’ve been playing the ProV1 for a few months now but got a dozen Z Stars on sale. For me, they spin a little more with the driver, which for me is a good thing, and have slightly more bite with the short irons. The ball isn’t spectacular, but it does everything well, and works really well for my game.
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  • GolfChannelGolfChannel Orlando, FloridaMembers Posts: 1,889 ✭✭
    New on sale for $30 through Srixon and major retailers. Get them while you can.
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    3 Wood: Callaway Rogue w/Project X Blue Evenflow 75
    5 Wood: Callaway Rogue w/Project X Blue Evenflow 75
    Irons: Ping iBlade Nippon AWT 2.0 Stiff
    Wedges: Callaway MD3 50, 54, and Honma TW737 Forged 62
    Putter: Original Odyssey White Hot XG No. 7
    Ball: Srixon Z-Star 2018 (Yellow)
  • BeerPerHoleBeerPerHole Members Posts: 1,178 ✭✭
    Yeah...just ordered a couple dozen of the XV. For me, it's the best ball. My only struggle with it has been my swing miss...OTT and lots of spin. When my swing is dialed (more often lately) the XV outperforms the others. The AVX is similar in the long game. Long. I've hit some big drives consistently with the XV. Makes the game easier for me.
    Ping G400 Max, 8-degrees, tour stiff
    Mizuno JPX900 Forged irons
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    Taylormade Spider blade
    Srixon Z Star
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  • mcasella08mcasella08 Members Posts: 81 ✭✭
    hybrid25 wrote:


    I have a 94 mph golf swing, and really like the Sri on line up. Which ball do you think would better suit that swing speed, a qst, or a z-star?




    Z Star
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