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Srixon Q Star and TaylorMade Project (a) Testing 3 years 1 month ago #111289

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The Srixon Q Star has been a staple in the mid-tier golf ball industry for a few years now. An inexpensive option, the Q Star delivers all-around performance that almost any golfer can appreciate.

From Srixon, The Q-STAR is for golfers who demand premium performance in an all-ability golf ball. Engineered with tour ball technology, the Q-STAR delivers a superior combination of distance, accuracy, greenside spin and durability.

For me, a two-piece construction and 77 compression is a little worrying with my higher swing speeds. A ball like this tends to feel way too soft and I lose distance. I’ve played the Q Star in the past, but this was my first experience with the third gen. I have to say I was surprised with the improvements.

While I did still lose a little distance from my usual gamer, I found this ball to be much longer than the typical two-piece ball and it had a lot of spin. The new SpinSkin is said to increase frictional force at impact by 18%, giving this ball more grab than ever before. I could play any type of shot I wanted around the greens and that was pretty impressive.

Another issue that I’ve seen in lower cost balls that are this soft is that they don’t hold up very long. I played the same Q Star for over two rounds and it still was extremely playable before it found a cart path.

Since I couldn’t be an accurate judge of distance with this ball, I had a friend who generally plays this type of ball give it a go. We put it head to head with other similar balls and found that while the distance was no better or worse for them, the accuracy was better. The Q Star seemed to have less side spin causing the ball to have a tighter dispersion.

All in all, I would say this is by far the best Q Star yet and may be the best ball at this price point I’ve ever gamed. I could see it being a great practice ball for me due to the great playability and low cost.

The 3rd Generation Q Star comes in Pure White and Tour Yellow and retails for only $24.99/dozen.

Srixon Q Star and TaylorMade Project (a) Testing 3 years 4 weeks ago #111309

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The Srixon Q Star has been a staple in the mid-tier golf ball industry for a few years now. An inexpensive option, the Q Star delivers all-around performance that almost any golfer can appreciate.

From Srixon, The Q-STAR is for golfers who demand premium performance in an all-ability golf ball. Engineered with tour ball technology, the Q-STAR delivers a superior combination of distance, accuracy, greenside spin and durability.

For me, a two-piece construction and 77 compression is a little worrying with my higher swing speeds. A ball like this tends to feel way too soft and I lose distance. I’ve played the Q Star in the past, but this was my first experience with the third gen. I have to say I was surprised with the improvements.

While I did still lose a little distance from my usual gamer, I found this ball to be much longer than the typical two-piece ball and it had a lot of spin. The new SpinSkin is said to increase frictional force at impact by 18%, giving this ball more grab than ever before. I could play any type of shot I wanted around the greens and that was pretty impressive.

Another issue that I’ve seen in lower cost balls that are this soft is that they don’t hold up very long. I played the same Q Star for over two rounds and it still was extremely playable before it found a cart path.

Since I couldn’t be an accurate judge of distance with this ball, I had a friend who generally plays this type of ball give it a go. We put it head to head with other similar balls and found that while the distance was no better or worse for them, the accuracy was better. The Q Star seemed to have less side spin causing the ball to have a tighter dispersion.

All in all, I would say this is by far the best Q Star yet and may be the best ball at this price point I’ve ever gamed. I could see it being a great practice ball for me due to the great playability and low cost.

The 3rd Generation Q Star comes in Pure White and Tour Yellow and retails for only $24.99/dozen.

Nicely done !!! B)

Re:Srixon Q Star and TaylorMade Project (a) Testing 3 years 4 weeks ago #111315

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Thanks Bill

Srixon Q Star and TaylorMade Project (a) Testing 3 years 1 week ago #111354

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Played the original Proj A for a bit and like it. Haven't played the new one yet but will definitely give them a try.

Srixon Q Star and TaylorMade Project (a) Testing 3 years 1 week ago #111357

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Got a sleeve of the new Project(a) balls. Can't wait to test them out.
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