Srixon released two new editions to its Z-Star ball family – the tour-caliber enhanced Diamond and the visually arresting Divide.
Brooks Koepka calls the new Z-Star Diamond “a game-changer,” citing its launch and spin as a primary reason for him making the switch to Srixon in 2022.
“This golf ball was a major driver in joining Srixon and it's been a seamless transition,” said Koepka, who put the ball in play during his televised match against Bryson DeChambeau after Thanksgiving. “The performance is really impressive, and I feel confident heading into the new tour season."
Jeff Brunski, vice president of research and development at Srixon, said the new Diamond blends the benefits of its current Z-Star models to get “a best-of-both-worlds type product.” It features a slightly thicker cover, providing exceptional spin and control on approach shots along with really good ball speed and distance.
The foundation of the Diamond is the FastLayer Core, which is soft at its center and firm around its outer edge to provide speed and great feel so everyone can play with more confidence and distance. It also has a 338 Speed Dimple Pattern to deliver less drag and more lift.
Srixon’s Spin Skin – a flexible molecular coating on every golf ball – digs deep into wedge and iron grooves, increasing friction to maximize spin for more stopping power.
“The Diamond should definitely be considered by the higher-swing-speed, better player looking for the best performance available,” Brunski said.
The Divide brings Srixon’s 50/50 yellow/white color split to its tour-level Z-Star series, making putting alignment simple while allowing players of all skill levels to visually track their spin.
“While they certainly stand out on the course, the performance benefits are what excite us the most,” said Brian Schielke, general manager of Srixon North America. “They’re so easy to align your putts, see flying through the air, and give great visual feedback on pitches and chips around the green.”
The Z-Star XV Divide offers a newly formulated inner core that adds resiliency for even more ball speed.
Meanwhile, the sixth generation of Srixon’s Q-Star golf ball, which debuted in December, promises a combination of better distance and spin, especially for players with moderate swing speeds.
“With a lower overall compression compared to previous generations, the new Q-Star delivers better distance off the tee and enhanced feel when approaching the green,” said Schielke.
Sharing technology with its tour-validated Z-Star series, the Q-Star is packaged into a two-piece, ionomer construction. The reformulated FastLayer Core features a lower compression number for a straighter, more sustainable ball flight, especially on low-lofted clubs. Combined with a unique 338 Speed Dimple Pattern that creates less drag, it provides greater distance and a more penetrating ball flight.
Available in Pure White and Tour Yellow for $27.99 a dozen, each Q-Star ball also features a new and improved alignment line.