Srixon Z-Star & Z-Star XV

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A review of the Srixon Z-Star & Z-Star XV balls

Srixon Z-STAR
Golf Monthly Verdict

Srixon’s marquee offerings have gone from strength to strength since they were originally launched. The solid performance levels of the Srixon Z-Star & Z-Star XV are made even more impressive thanks to the durability on offer. They last noticeably longer than most.

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Srixon's softest ball the Srixon Z-Star, has a large core to help produce more distance from the tee and on long shots. The cover is extremely thin to help make sure that the maximum amount of energy is transferred at impact so that no power is lost.

For the majority of players the Srixon Z-Star XV will be the longer of Srixon's two premium balls. It has a slightly firmer feel without sacrificing control.


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