Ricoh Women’s British Open kicks off this week at the famed Old Course at St. Andrews. Will
Inbee Park, the game’s most dominant player, capture her fourth consecutive
“Grand Slam” event? Park is chasing history using a new Srixon Z-Star ball that’ll
be available to consumers starting on August 8 (of course, she’s been playing it
Geared for a range of swing
speeds, the ball’s large, soft core—softest in the center and firmest toward
the perimeter—generates more distance than the current Z-Star. A new dimple
pattern creates more uniform surface coverage for improved flight consistency.
Its “Spin Skin” coating increases friction between the club and ball by 20
percent for added spin on shots around the green. The ball comes in white or
yellow (Inbee opts for white).
In addition, Srixon plans to debut
the Z-Star XV ball, for 100+ mph swing speeds, which is firmer and spins less
off the driver. $45/dozen. (Photo: Michael Chini)