Srixon announces the all-new Z-STAR Diamond golf ball that officially launches in North America on Jan. 21.
The new Z-STAR Diamond was one of the primary factors in bringing new Team Srixon staffer Brooks Koepka on board. Koepka, a four-time major winner, found it worked perfectly for his desired launch and spin conditions, and immediately put the ball in play at Capital One’s The Match on Nov. 26.
“Z-STAR Diamond is a game-changer for me,” said Koepka. “This golf ball was a major driver in joining Srixon and it’s been a seamless transition. The performance is really impressive, and I feel confident heading into the new tour season.”
Through increased spin on long and mid-iron shots, the Z-STAR Diamond is ball for high-speed players looking to hold the green from anywhere.
“By working closely with our global Tour staff, we created the Z-STAR Diamond ball as an enhancement to our premium tour lineup,” said Jeff Brunski, vice president of research and development at Srixon.
“The Z-STAR Diamond is something of a best-of-both-worlds type product, blending many of the benefits of our two current models. Like the Z-STAR XV, the Z-STAR Diamond produces really good ball speed and distance, but thanks to a slightly thicker cover, the Z-STAR Diamond features exceptional spin and control on approach shots,” said Brunski.
The foundation of the Z-STAR Diamond is the FastLayer Core, which is soft at its centre and firm around its outer edge. That duality is used for speed and feel.
Meanwhile, this golf ball features Srixon’s proprietary Spin Skin with SeRM, a durable urethane coating that digs deep into wedge and iron grooves on every impact to increase friction and maximize spin and control.
“Z-STAR Diamond has been a very popular model with our PGA Tour staff and the Diamond should definitely be considered by the higher-swing-speed, better player looking for the best performance available,” said Brunski.
The new 338 Speed Dimple Pattern is used for less drag and more lift to boost overall distance, even in tough wind conditions.
Offered in pure white, the Z-STAR Diamond retails fo $59.99 a dozen.