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5 minutes ago, elwhippy said:

Saw these today. Defo buying a couple of sleeves for putting practice. 

I only tried a sleeve of the QST Divide but I didn't like using the color separation as an alignment aid.  A shorter and thicker line (even if it's just the model name on the seam with arrows on either end) gives me more confidence in the line than trying figure out if the ball is set down just perfectly based on the visible color on each side.  Other folks seem to really like it for alignment though.

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10 minutes ago, caniac6 said:

I volunteered at a Drive, Chip, and Putt qualifier today, and one kid putted with these balls. On one putt, he placed the line where the colors rolled over each other, and it was a crazy look.

I did like that end over end look, especially on short chips and flop shots where it makes the spin you put on the ball very apparent.

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Does the Srixon Divide model ball conform to the USGA Rules of Golf? I could not find it on a conforming list here:

 

https://www.usga.org/ConformingGolfBall/gball_list.pdf

 

My recollection is that the two tone Ping balls from the 1970's and 80's did not conform to the Rules.

Cleveland TL310 10.5* driver

Cleveland HB Launcher 15* 3-wood

Srixon H65  19* 3 hybrid and 22* 4 hybrid

Mizuno MP63 5 thru 9-iron

Cleveland RTX 48-52-56-64 wedges

Scotty Cameron Classic III putter

 

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45 minutes ago, Fairway14 said:

Does the Srixon Divide model ball conform to the USGA Rules of Golf? I could not find it on a conforming list here:

 

https://www.usga.org/ConformingGolfBall/gball_list.pdf

 

My recollection is that the two tone Ping balls from the 1970's and 80's did not conform to the Rules.

They are on the list.

 

 

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I've been playing QST almost exclusively for the past several years. I bought 2 doz Blue/Yellow on a half price Father's Day sale.  I like the feel, but they do feel a bit softer than regular white QST on all clubs ( whether that's "in my head" or not, feel matters in golf, or at least it does to me).

 

Negatives:

1. They  pick up more dirt and debris than the regular white.  I've read this is common to matte finish balls; this is my first time using one.

2. As others have remarked, they are  a PITA seeing/finding in the rough, sometimes just on the fairway if the blue side is facing.  I've also lost a Divide ball a couple of times in places where I, and my playing partners, figure  a stray balls would likely have been spotted.

3. Plus, pace of play is a big deal in my two golf leagues here, especially the one that plays on Parks Board courses.  Spending extra time looking for balls isn't helpful to course relations or a relaxed pace to keep up.

 

One of my playing partners (a friend) told me yesterday that I shouldn't be playing these as they are just too hard to see. I agree. The dozen and a half or so I have left are going in my  shag bag. Today.

 

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Ping G425 MAX 10.5°  Alta CB 55 R

Ping G425  MAX  5 wood 17.5° (at 16.5°)  Alta CB 65 R

Ping G410  7 wood 20.5° (at 19.5°)  Alta CB 65 R

Ping G410  hybrids: 4H 22 ° & 5H 26° ( at 25°) Alta CB 70 R

Miura PP-9003 6-PW Steelfiber i70A

Vokey SM6 49.07 F, SM4 54.11 M  and 58.09 S  Steelfiber i80R 

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I have a few blue/yellow Q-Star and I use them to practice my putting

I have never put them in play

 

I did hit a few out of the trap and they do look cool when spinning like a top on the green after a good bunker shot

 

Driver -COBRA FLY-Z 9.5*

5 Wood - PING G400 17.5*

Hybrid  PING G400 22*

Irons - PING G400 5-UW

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I received a dozen yellow/red.  Noticed the packaging doesn't mention SERM, and they have a slightly different feel to me vs. white QST when just trying 1 with the putter and bouncing off a club head.  I'll probably just exchange them for non-divide.

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Adams a7 19*

Srixon ZU85 23*

DBM Forged 5-P

Vokey SM7 52.8F, 58.8M

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Broke down and got some z star xv divides from Japan .... GREAT BALL.

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6 hours ago, cardigan said:

So they aren't matte like the QST?  Nice!

Nope, even a tad bit of pearl on the gloss finish

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TaylorMade SLDR 17° - Red Tie 70x

Mizuno MP Fli Hi 18° - C Taper 125 S+
Mizuno MP Fli Hi 23° - C Taper 120 S
Srixon z785 5-PW - KBS TourV X
TM HiToe 50°/54°/62° - HiRev 2.0
Mack Made Custom - KBS One Step
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I still can't find the orange and yellow anywhere.

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Taylormade GAPR Lo 19* Hybrid 

Taylormade GAPR Mid 21* Hybrid

KZG Forged Blade 4, 5, 7-PW

Mizuno MP-68 6 iron

Mitsubishi Kuro Kage 80g iron shafts

Lazrus 52/8 and 56/12 wedges

Nike Blue Chip 002 putter

Golf Pride Concept Helix grips

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Paying my green fee today and noticed a blue\ yellow Srixon in the used ball jar.

Cost me $1  and not a smudge on it. Played it on the front 9 and loved it.

Pro = found out I roll putts true, aim sucks. Fun on chips around the green.

Liking matte finish balls lately, need to play Srixon ball more often.

Con = blue side up in first cut, couldn't see the darn thing at all.

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1 hour ago, Ghostwedge said:

Paying my green fee today and noticed a blue\ yellow Srixon in the used ball jar.

Cost me $1  and not a smudge on it. Played it on the front 9 and loved it.

Pro = found out I roll putts true, aim sucks. Fun on chips around the green.

Liking matte finish balls lately, need to play Srixon ball more often.

Con = blue side up in first cut, couldn't see the darn thing at all.

That was my issue with that color, the red and yellow is much easier to see.

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TaylorMade SLDR 17° - Red Tie 70x

Mizuno MP Fli Hi 18° - C Taper 125 S+
Mizuno MP Fli Hi 23° - C Taper 120 S
Srixon z785 5-PW - KBS TourV X
TM HiToe 50°/54°/62° - HiRev 2.0
Mack Made Custom - KBS One Step
2016 RZN Platinum (15 dozen in the garage)

 

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On 8/2/2021 at 5:13 PM, 3puttman said:

 

Somebody at Golf Discount can't count. But this is the color I wanted most, so that's awesome.

 

 

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Taylormade M1 5 wood

Taylormade GAPR Lo 19* Hybrid 

Taylormade GAPR Mid 21* Hybrid

KZG Forged Blade 4, 5, 7-PW

Mizuno MP-68 6 iron

Mitsubishi Kuro Kage 80g iron shafts

Lazrus 52/8 and 56/12 wedges

Nike Blue Chip 002 putter

Golf Pride Concept Helix grips

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I played the yellow/orange on Sunday. Not hard to find at all.

As people have mentioned, they are a lot of fun around the green. Chips & putts almost have a strobe effect as the colors turn.

The most surprising thing to me is the distance I'm seeing with my driver. I'm in the 95-100mph swing speed range with a tendency to generate too much spin due to AOA. Something about this ball helps negate the excessive driver spin which has led to more distance. 

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14 hours ago, brew4eagle said:

Has anyone compared the QST 3 with SERM vs the Divide?  I have a dozen Divide but haven't gotten to hit them yet.  Been playing the QST as my primary ball for years, love the QST 3.

 

I'll offer a bounty of one meeeeellion dollars for anyone who could tell the difference by feel or performance alone. 

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Callaway Big Bertha 21 9* w/ HZRDUS Yellow 6.0

Callaway Mavrik Max 3+

Callaway Rogue 4 wood

Srixon ZU85 4/23

Srixon Z565 w/ Matrix Ozik F15 shafts 5-PW

Srixon Z785 AW

Cleveland RTX4 54* and 58*

Cleveland Huntington Beach #11S

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Digging the ball, it’s cool!  Very durable, been playing the same ball for 270 holes.  Ball provides enough spin for my game.  Putting wise it’s been remarkable.  Never use to align my ball but been tired of missing 5 footers and not knowing the causes i.e. stroke, speed. misread.  Alignment method shines in this area and more comfortable/confident now.

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58 minutes ago, me05501 said:

 

I'll offer a bounty of one meeeeellion dollars for anyone who could tell the difference by feel or performance alone. 

Save your meeeeellion dollars, but the Divide feeeeel softer to me on full shots and putts.  Whether that is good or bad for me is moot now as I (and playing partners) tired quickly for searching for the blue and yellow Divides I bought on a whim. Not just in the rough.

After losing a few the rest are in my shag bag.

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Ping G425 MAX 10.5°  Alta CB 55 R

Ping G425  MAX  5 wood 17.5° (at 16.5°)  Alta CB 65 R

Ping G410  7 wood 20.5° (at 19.5°)  Alta CB 65 R

Ping G410  hybrids: 4H 22 ° & 5H 26° ( at 25°) Alta CB 70 R

Miura PP-9003 6-PW Steelfiber i70A

Vokey SM6 49.07 F, SM4 54.11 M  and 58.09 S  Steelfiber i80R 

Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5  34"  25g weight toe, 10g heel

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25 minutes ago, myspinonit said:

Save your meeeeellion doolars, but the Divide feeeeel softer to me on full shots and putts.  Whether that is good or bad for me is moot now as I (and playing partners) tired quickly for searching for the blue and yellow Divides I bought on a whim. Not just in the rough.

After losing a few the rest are in my shag bag.

 

Yeah I think the color blue should never be used on a golf ball.

 

I'm still playing the yellow/red version. When the red side is up they can also be hard to spot. I think full-yellow balls are easier to find. 

 

If I were to buy more Divides tomorrow I'd probably go with the yellow/orange. 

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Callaway Big Bertha 21 9* w/ HZRDUS Yellow 6.0

Callaway Mavrik Max 3+

Callaway Rogue 4 wood

Srixon ZU85 4/23

Srixon Z565 w/ Matrix Ozik F15 shafts 5-PW

Srixon Z785 AW

Cleveland RTX4 54* and 58*

Cleveland Huntington Beach #11S

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Played my blue yellow divide last time out. I didn't likes how muted they were off of the driver, but I'm also using a SIM MAX D, so that might not help. Felt/sounded good off of the irons. Distance wise I didn't feel like I was losing or gaining anything. I didn't have much problem finding them, but I got fairly lucky.

 

The best thing, for me, about using them is the alignment. I'm going to start using the alignment aid on all balls more often. I found it helped a lot with tee shots where you want a specific line.

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Love these but need the more spin into greens that the Z line provides. 

 

I did hear the Z divides may be coming to the states next spring.......

Taylormade Sim 9° - Fujikura Pro 53k X

TaylorMade SLDR 17° - Red Tie 70x

Mizuno MP Fli Hi 18° - C Taper 125 S+
Mizuno MP Fli Hi 23° - C Taper 120 S
Srixon z785 5-PW - KBS TourV X
TM HiToe 50°/54°/62° - HiRev 2.0
Mack Made Custom - KBS One Step
2016 RZN Platinum (15 dozen in the garage)

 

Podcast - "Rough Fairways - A Journey to the PGA Tour" available on Spotify - Pandora - Apple

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