Expert Review: Srixon Q-Star Golf BallsPublished on 03/14/2023 · 4 min readThis review is my honest opinion of this golf ball, which I bought with my own money in December of 2021.
All photos courtesy of Jorge Arteta
About this review This review is my honest opinion of this golf ball, which I bought with my own money in December of 2021.
The Srixon Q-Star golf ball is a two-piece golf ball for mid to higher handicappers who want to feel a softer ball without the premium price tag. It feels like a nice three-piece golf ball on short shots, and delivers low spin from the driver. It offers a nice sound off the putter’s face and the Srixon website states, “get tour technology at a great value”, I completely agree with that statement.
About the golf ball I own
- Model: Srixon Q-Star Golf Ball
- Color: White
- Average Score: 78
- Handicap: 6
- Experience: 19 years
- Right/Left-Handed: Right-handed
- Typical Shot Shape: Straight to Fade
- Typical Trajectory: Medium to high
- When I bought this golf ball: March 2022
- Days tested: Multiple Rounds
- Where I’ve used it: Orlando, FL area golf courses
- Weather Conditions: Sunny, windy, and damp
- Green Conditions: Bermuda, wet and dry, mostly medium-to-fast speed greens
The Q-Star is a nice ball around the green – not too soft or marshmallowy. It rolls a bit more than other balls, but is right in line in terms of performance with mid-range price golf balls.
It provides low spin on the driver. In the wind it held its own and was a capable ball. Srixon uses spin-skin with SeRm to maximize spin which is a nice benefit.
It’s a two-piece ball at about $27, yet feels like a more expensive three-piece golf ball – not a bad combination to have. I’m also glad to see that it is available in white and yellow.
I like the distance I saw from this ball. I hit the ball pretty straight and never felt like it was going short. It made a pretty good sound when hit well too.
It felt good. Not too much cushion and not a rock like feel either, it had the right mix with all the clubs. Putter sound was a bit off, but it still felt good overall.
Looks Not sure why, but it looks kind of just plain to me as far as golf balls go. Nothing much to the design and maybe people like that, however, I would be looking for just a bit of a spicier look.
What I was looking for
I was looking for a ball in the mid-price range that was reasonably priced yet still felt a bit like a premium ball. Knowing that this is a two-piece ball it surprised me with a nice feel and touch while playing.
Why I chose this golf ball
I chose this golf ball because I used to play with the top of the line Srixon Z-Star XV and felt I should give the mid-price level ball a fair try for the money. While this is an Ionomer covering it sure felt pretty good and more toward the high end Urethane coverings on the premium balls.
Best Shot with this golf ball
Sometimes I just get lucky, but on this certain putt I felt that I made a fairly accurate read. I had a 25 foot downhill putt going with a big break from left to right and if I missed it, the lake behind the green was waiting for it to roll nearby. I noticed the greens were a bit slow on this day so I decided to give it a little extra effort when I hit it. The break seemed clear to me as the ball got closer and closer and I waited until it actually went in before I smiled, even though it looked good from halfway through the putt. It went in, I saved a par, and I moved on. Thank you, Srixon Q-Star!
Value for the money vs. other options
The Srixon Q-Star sells for about $27 a dozen, which is a modest price in the mid-price category. I think it offers good value for the money without losing your mind if it goes in the water, beyond the reach of the longest golf ball retriever out there. This ball will compete with the Callaway ERC, the Bridgestone E series golf balls and the TaylorMade Soft Response ball. Pretty good company, but the Srixon Q-Star stands very well against some worthy competition for my buying dollar.
The Srixon Q-Star is a nice two-piece ball that plays to a higher price point in the mid-level ball category. Low spin and low price point make this ball available for most players in the mid to higher handicap skill levels. I like the Srixon company and the quality of products offered. This golf ball is no exception. Available in white and yellow there is a choice for most amateurs out there. Next time, when in the very crowded space of mid-price golf balls at the local golf store, I’d say to give this one a try. Enjoy the Round!