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Equipment Report
  • Srixon introduces third generation Q-Star golf ball

  • Srixon Golf's third generation Q-Star is designed for mid to high handicappers. (Courtesy of Srixon Golf)Srixon Golf's third generation Q-Star is designed for mid to high handicappers. (Courtesy of Srixon Golf)

Designed for mid to high handicappers, Srixon Golf's third generation Q-Star is an all-ability ball that features a combination of durability, distance and greenside performance.

To improve greenside performance (more spin), Srixon unveiled its second generation SpinSkin technology that's 21 percent softer than the previous version. In addition to being softer, the unique molecular coating structure produces 18 percent more friction than its predecessor. 

The two-piece Q-Star comes with a larger energetic gradient growth core that gets progressively firmer as you go from the center to the outside of the core for reduced spin and an improved launch. 

To reduce aerodynamic drag, the dimple pattern was also reduced from 344 large dimples to a 324 speed dimple pattern that combines higher dimple uniformity and surface coverage. The new pattern creates increased distance and better performance in a variety wind conditions.  

"In all my years in the golf industry I’ve never seen an all-ability ball perform like this new third generation Q-Star," said Chris Beck, Srixon Golf's brand manager. "With our new second generation SpinSkin technology, golfers get spin where they want it and not where they don’t want it."  

Srixon's Q-Star will be in stores Aug. 14 and retails for $25 per dozen. The ball is available in both Pure White and Tour Yellow for enhanced visual performance.