2015 Srixon Z-Star golf balls released

Two new Srixon Z-Star golf ball models have arrived for 2015

2015 Srixon Z-Star
The new Srixon Z-Star golf balls have been introduced
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Srixon has updated its premium ball franchise for 2015 with the introduction of two new Z-Star models

Srixon has updated its premium ball franchise for 2015 with the introduction of two new Z-Star models.

Both the 2015 Srixon Z-Star and Z-Star XV come with the promise of improved distance, short-game spin and wind playability.

Key features of the 2015 Z-Star models include a new speed dimple pattern, improved spin skin, an energetic gradient growth (EGG) core and a super-soft urethane cover.

According to Srixon, the balls are adept in windy conditions through a combination of high initial velocity, high launch angle and a low spin.

The 324 speed dimple pattern brings lower aerodynamic resistance to the table, allowing more air to pass around the ball for a more desirable trajectory, increased distance and better playability in blustery conditions.

The three-piece Z-Star comes with a large-diameter EGG core tasked with delivering high launch and low spin.

2015 Srixon Z-Star golf ball

The presence of the soft core and the harder outer layer ensures the Z-Star delivers more distance from the tee, as well as retaining its renowned short-game feel around the greens.

The four-piece Z-Star XV, meanwhile, boasts a dual core and utilises a high-resistance loonier ultra-thin mid-layer to increase the contrast between the hard outer layer and the soft inner.

This, in turn, results in a firmer feel and more distance than the Z-Star model.

In other developments, the new spin skin coating is 21% softer than the 2013 Z-Star, while the super-soft neo-urethane cover is 7% softer.

Srixon says that adds up to a better club-face interaction, improved feel and more consistent spin performance.

The 2015 Srixon Z-Star and Z-Star XV will be available from February. Both come with an RRP of £45 per dozen.

They come in Pure White and Tour Yellow colour schemes.

Nick Bonfield
Features Editor

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