Srixon Q-Star Tour Opinions?

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DoubleDropsDoubleDrops  84WRX Points: 24Members Posts: 84
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I see lots of people recommend the Srixon Q-Star Tours.
Has anyone not had good experiences with them or been disappointed? Just looking for input on this ball in particular. I’m curious to hear the good and bad reports on this ball.

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  • rondre3000rondre3000  339WRX Points: 96Members Posts: 339
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    High trajectory, doesn't have premium ball spin levels. For its category and price point it is a market leader.

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  • SammyShafSammyShaf  366WRX Points: 118Members Posts: 366
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    I used them for a couple of rounds to see if I liked high visibility yellow. The ball performed like I expected for a less expensive tour ball. Cover is more durable than Gamer Urethane that I usually play. Off the driver it did seem to launch high, but I never verified spin rate on a monitor. Off the putter it seemed firmer than I thought it would feel.

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  • jpbovajpbova  97WRX Points: 27Members Posts: 97
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    I played one for a round and preferred the z-Star. Too high and too soft

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  • Tanner25Tanner25  6510WRX Points: 253Members Posts: 6,510
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    It has a sparkly yellow color, not a traditional yellow like in the Soft Feel in yellow.

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    On -, @rondre3000 said:

    High trajectory, doesn't have premium ball spin levels. For its category and price point it is a market leader.

    To OP DoubleDrops, rondre3000 sums it up succinctly above.

    I have played the QST on and off — mostly on — since its debut. If the to-be-released version QST3 with, I'm assuming, the SERM cover plays like the QST2 but with more greenside spin and the same price point, I'll be all in.

    But if that doesn't materialize, there's lots of balls rolling out in "new and improved!" form this coming spring that will be fun to try on a sleeve-at-a-time basis.

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  • strength115strength115 Montgomery 81WRX Points: 56Handicap: 9Members Posts: 81
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    On -, @rondre3000 said:

    High trajectory, doesn't have premium ball spin levels. For its category and price point it is a market leader.

    Agreed

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  • Puttersaurus RexPuttersaurus Rex one swing at a time  787WRX Points: 199Members Posts: 787
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    For my game, this is the best cost option. Decent spin around the green, and good feel off of the putter. Z Star is a little softer feeling to me off the putter.

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  • CyFan CyFan If I could putt, I could play this game...  660WRX Points: 106Handicap: 2.8Members Posts: 660
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    I’ve played the QST for the past two seasons, coming off the Z Star. Really don’t notice much difference. QST is a touch longer, ZStar has a bit more spin. Have four dozen QST left, so will keep playing them next year. Very nice ball, especially for the price.

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    I’ve played the ball a lot this year and will continue to do so next year. I really like this ball. However for me it did seem a little firm of the putter.

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  • OakRockHackerOakRockHacker  65WRX Points: 39Handicap: 14Members Posts: 65
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    I also played QST quite a bit this year and plan to play it exclusively after experimenting with a few different balls. Longer than anything except the AVX for me, although carry distance is probably the same or even a little more. Admittedly, I tend to spin the ball too much so the lower spin balls are always better. Definitely not as much spin around the green as a Z-Star/XV, but enough for my short game needs and full shots seem to stop just fine. Add on the low price and even lower deals from time to time and it’s a clear winner for me.

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  • lefty1978lefty1978 Charlotte, NC 537WRX Points: 294Handicap: 8.7Members Posts: 537
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    I just picked up 5 dozen QST for the winter at $20 per. I played this ball beginning of the year then moved to AVX this summer. I love the QST ball, I can play this ball anytime.

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  • xkilgorextroutxxkilgorextroutx  338WRX Points: 68Handicap: 19.5Members Posts: 338
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    Many of the comments above are dead on. Sufficiently high ballflight, decent spin but not pro-level, great feel off of all clubs. One of my favorite balls and it's a complete steal now at $20.

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  • LHGolf4LHGolf4  526WRX Points: 174Lefty Boomers Posts: 526
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    I mainly play AVX now, but prior to that I played QST balls along with Z-Star balls. Agree with about everyone here. It spins enough, high trajectory, and soft feel. At the price it is tough to beat. I still have some left and will probably use them as my winter ball.

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  • BeerPerHoleBeerPerHole  1475WRX Points: 360Members Posts: 1,475
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    Played this ball several times. I like it very much. It is long off the tee. Feels very soft to me. Performs very well around the greens. It's a sleeper...

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    I am a big fan...Very long for me off the driver for my 100mph swing speed. I suggest buying a dz for $20 and try them. But when the new balls come out I assume they will offer the buy 3 get 1 free deal which comes out to $22.50. So the deal for $20 a dz is not really that great if you plan on buying 3 dz.

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  • theunartisttheunartist Baltimore | Washington DC 16WRX Points: 23Handicap: 10.9Members Posts: 16
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    I agree here! I play the Z Star XV, did most of the summer, it's a frim ball and performs well in every way.

    Decided to give the Q Star Tour a try and recently played 2 rounds with it. Personally feel for me, on a WELL struck shot, I found no discernible difference between the Z Star and Q Star in feel. Distance was a big surprise, in the first round, off a driver I felt I hit a couple off center shots, ball did sky but I did not lose any distance and was surprised where they ended up. During my second round with the Q Star Tour, I managed to hit a few well struck drives, ball flight was no higher than any other ball I use and distance was superb. On driver off center hits, yes, the Q Star tends to launch very high but again I was always surprised how far they carried. On irons shots through the bag, I did not find any excessive roll out but I am a high ball hitter.

    Just an impressive amount of carry even on off center hits and on solid shots it's a beautiful ball flight!!! I'm sold on this ball and will play it through the winter...

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  • No5somesNo5somes  79WRX Points: 27Members Posts: 79
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    Tried it more than once. It's just not for me. Have seen guys w/ really low club head speed benefit in trajectory/distance a bit. Beyond that, it;s one of too many over hyped golf balls, IMO.

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  • aquapigaquapig  344WRX Points: 164Handicap: 8Members Posts: 344
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    I saw these for sale at GC for 19.00 a dozen. I decided why not give them a go. For me they seemed to spin like crazy off the driver.

    I went back to my regular ball after a couple holes.

    I will give them another go tomorrow..maybe it was just a couple of freak swings.

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  • brew4eaglebrew4eagle VA 3188WRX Points: 391Handicap: 9Members Posts: 3,188
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    I love the QST, been playing it the last 2 years. I'm relatively slow swing speed though, around 98-100 mph with driver. It's the longest off the driver for me, has great soft feel of the irons, spins as much as the Z Star or Pro V1 around the greens for me, and feel off the putter is perfect. Throw in the recent deal of 5 dozen for $50 and this will be my ball for the next 2 years.

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  • Snowman9000Snowman9000  1201WRX Points: 198Handicap: 10Members Posts: 1,201
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    I bought a dozen yellow at $16.99. The price was great for a urethane ball. It's okay, but nothing special to me. I like the Z-Star more. I'm 85-90 MPH and low spin player.

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  • Snowman9000Snowman9000  1201WRX Points: 198Handicap: 10Members Posts: 1,201
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    The QST feels and plays like a cheaper 2 piece ball. The Z-Star feels and plays like a premium ball, with better greenside manners, and otherwise just as good of performance as the QST.

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  • DHochDHoch  10WRX Points: 9Members Posts: 10
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    I played the Q Star Tour all of last summer, and love the ball. My swing speed tops out in the low 90s, and I feel like the ball gives me everything I am looking for. My comparisons were the Taylormade Project A (similar spin, but the cover wasn't durable enough) and the Bridgestone e6 (did not spin enough for me). I'm going to continue to experiment, especially because I've been working on dropping my handicap into single digits.

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  • ShadrachShadrach  179WRX Points: 78Members Posts: 179
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    DHoch wrote:

    " the Taylormade Project A (similar spin, but the cover wasn't durable enough)"

    That was my experience as well. I hope this is addressed in what I expect as a 2020 release.

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  • rondre3000rondre3000  339WRX Points: 96Members Posts: 339
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    A little confused by your statements because as I read them they contradict each other a bit.

    "The Z-Star plays like a premium ball with better greenside manners and otherwise just as good of performance as the QST"?

    When you say "performance" what specifically do you mean? If you prefer the feel of the Z-Star, that I can understand, but by that do you mean it feels more or less firm?

    Not attacking your opinion, just trying to understand as I've never played the Z-Star.

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  • DHochDHoch  10WRX Points: 9Members Posts: 10
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    I assume they mean that Z Star has more spin around the greens, but I'd be interested to know more about the difference in performance too. I was thinking of changing to the Z Star, but wasn't sure it would be worth it.

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  • Snowman9000Snowman9000  1201WRX Points: 198Handicap: 10Members Posts: 1,201
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    The Z Star feels better to me, and it is better around the greens. I'm not a spinny green side player but I can make use of a ball that effectively slows down the green. I don't see any distance benefit from the QST, I don't like the feel, and it doesn't do much on the green, so to me it's just another 3 piece urethane "slow swing" ball that doesn't seem to give me anything I couldn't get with a good 2 piece surlyn ball. Titleist TruSoft or the like.

    To be honest, I have tried this category a lot. Especially the RX. I just don't get anything noticeable out of them. Wait, I have to say they are very consistent on irons. One of the few things I do better than other 10 cappers is strike my irons consistently distance wise. This category of balls is better for me in that respect than the cheap 2 pieces. So that's something. But the Z Star is also like that, but is noticeably better around the greens.

    The problem is, I'm cheap!

    And, do I convert this supposed Z Star advantage to better scores? Hmmm. Judging by my recent purchases, I guess I am not convinced of that. Let's say this, if QST and Z Star were the same price, I would be playing Z Star. Even with my 88 MPH driver swing.

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  • brew4eaglebrew4eagle VA 3188WRX Points: 391Handicap: 9Members Posts: 3,188
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    ^ I'd say the opposite. If same price, I'm still going QST over Z. It goes farther (and possibly straighter) off the tee and performs identically around the green for me. I swing driver around 95mph, I think.

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  • BeerPerHoleBeerPerHole  1475WRX Points: 360Members Posts: 1,475
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    Yeah. If they were the same price I'd take the Z Star because I like a firmer ball, especially off the tee (odd as that might sound). I'm a 16, though, and so I think the differences are just about negligible for me. My regular ball is the MTB-X. Very firm off the driver, but strangely not too firm on the approach.

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