124th U.S. Open

Pinehurst No. 2


Srixon Z-Star XV

Srixon’s tour-level balls optimize distance with a very thin cover. This allows for a larger core that reacts with less spin compared to some higher-compression cores, increasing the potential for energy and distance. However, because these balls have to be good for all types of shots, the new models have a slightly thicker cover to improve feel and spin. Although that would normally reduce distance because of higher spin, a new, deeper dimple pattern is used to counteract this effect.

Is it for you?

Srixon Z-Star XV: The inner core on this dual-core model produces the extra ball speed that makes this the longest of the three balls. It also spins less off the driver and launches a little higher.

Performance: 5/5
Innovation: 5/5
Demand: 2/5

Feel Rating (Soft to Firm)


$45 | Srixon
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