Srixon Fifth Generation Q-Star Review

Back in June Srixon released its newest Q-Star golf ball (Press Release) . These new balls are geared for the mid to high handicap players, like myself. With this new ball, Srixon is attempting to give you the ability to maximize your drives while not sacrificing your short game. I’m definitely interested in how this will actually translate on the course and in my scores. 

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Let’s get familiar with what’s new in the Q-Star.


First let’s get Technical:


FastLayer Core

FastLayer Core

It starts soft in the center and gradually becomes firm around its outer edge, the new FastLayer Core delivers exceptional feel and ball speed for maximum distance.

New Spin Skin with SeRM

New Spin Skin with SeRM

A coating with flexible molecular bonds that digs deep into wedge and iron grooves, new Spin Skin with SeRM maximizes spin for more control and stopping power.

338 Speed Dimple Pattern

338 Speed Dimple Pattern

Less drag and more lift boosts overall distance and accuracy, even in the toughest wind conditions.

Srixon also has a great YouTube Video for those who really want to know what’s in their golf ball.





The Q-Star is a two-piece ball, with an Ionomer cover. What’s Ionomer you ask? Well, basically it’s a polymer composed of repeating units of both electrically neutral repeating units and ionized units covalently bonded to the polymer backbone as pendant group moieties. That help ??? Yeah, I hear you. Compression on this ball is 77 which is in the mid-range. The 5th Generation golf ball is available in Pure White and Yellow. I used the Pure White for my review.








Driver- My ball flight had a lower ball flight that went straighter than my normal shots. I lost a little on carry but made up much more distance when the ball landed it rolled out. So yeah, Straighter ball flight more roll out does equal longer distances. 


Irons- I didn’t notice much difference on my irons. I averaged about 3-4 more yards in total distance. I think it was contributed to the ball flight.


Wedges- I really liked the way the ball played off my wedges. I can normally spin the ball to check it out, but with this ball I made it dance! Man did she dance and stop as fast as playing Red light Green Light. For you young people out there that’s a good thing.


Putter- The ball seemed to catapult off the face of my putter okay putters. I enjoyed it so much I switched out my putters over the course of testing to see if it felt the same with the others. The rollout was pure and straight. At first, I had a little bit of a distance control issue hitting it past the hole but I got rid of them quickly.


Well, there you have it, folks. If you are looking for a Really GOOD ball and a GREAT price The Q-Star is for you. This ball performs and even better LAST. I played almost 3 rounds with the first ball I put in play. If it wasn’t for that Big pond protecting that green I’d probably still be playing that ball. I miss her... she was my favorite.