FIRST LOOK: 2019 Srixon Z-STAR golf balls

January 14, 2019
A white and yellow golf ball from the Srixon Z-STAR series.

Available in both white and yellow, the sixth-generation Z-STAR golf balls feature a brand new FastLayer core aimed at producing more speed and distance while maintaining the customary Tour feel. Soft in the middle and becoming increasingly firm toward the outside, the new core also improves launch conditions for better, more demanding players.

Another key feature of the new Z-STAR and Z-STAR XV balls ($40/dozen) include an updated version of Spin Skin technology that incorporates a urethane Slide-Ring compound outer coating to create more spin on wedge and short iron shots for added control in the scoring zone. A 338-speed dimple pattern for enhanced aerodynamics and in-flight stability is also applied to both models.

The packaging for the Srixon Z-STAR XV golf balls.
The packaging for the Srixon Z-STAR XV golf balls.
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As always, the standard Z-STAR features a slightly lower compression than the XV and 3-piece construction while the Z-STAR XV is built with a 4-piece design with a smaller inner core and larger outer core. The new Z-STAR is a little firmer than the past model for more ball speed and distance while the new Z-STAR XV is a little softer for improved feel.

Both the new Z-STAR and Z-STAR XV will be available at retail on Feb. 1.

The packaging for the Srixon Z-STAR golf balls.
The packaging for the Srixon Z-STAR golf balls.