Information About Srixon Golf Balls

By Matt Manco

Srixon golf balls have established themselves at the highest levels of professional play. Tour players like Hideki Matsuyama have been using the balls to win major tour events for years. The full Srixon line is designed for golfers of all abilities, whether you're an amateur looking for distance or an accomplished player looking for a more responsive ball.
 

History

A division of Sumitomo Rubber Industries--a Japanese manufacturing company specializing in tires, sporting goods and industrial products--Srixon has been making golf equipment for 70 years. The Srixon brand was established in 1997, with Cleveland Golf and XXIO joining the SRI brand in during the 2000s. Since 1989 SRI has made balls that have won more than 100 PGA titles.

Z-Star and Z-Star XV

The Z-Star and Z-Star X are the flagship balls in the Srixon line. Recommended for more skilled players, these balls earned their name for their emphasis on spin, trajectory, acceleration and responsiveness. The Z-Star is a 3-piece ball with a compression of 88, while the Z-Star XV is a 4-piece ball with a compression of 105. 

Q-Star

The Q-Star is a 2-piece ball with a mid price point. Srixon promotes high ball speed with a low compression core for more distance off the driver with a soft feel around the greens. Srixon's "Spin Skin" coating produces a large amount of friction in order to get consistent spin regardless of playing surface. 

Soft Feel

The Soft Feel is a two-piece ball targeting slow swing speeds with low driver spin and high flight to add distance for shorter hitters. This is Srixon's beginner ball which emphasizes distance and forgiveness over everything else. 

 

About The Author

Matt Manco is a freelance writer based in New England. A member of the award-winning Maroon student newspaper at Loyola University, his work has appeared across the Beacon Communications newspaper and magazine group as a local government reporter and photojournalist.

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