Srixon has announced the launch of the sixth generation Z-STAR Series golf ball.
The Srixon Z-STAR XV and Z-STAR are available in pure white and tour yellow and officially launch in North America on Feb.1.
“Distance is one of the major strengths of my game and I trust the performance of the Z-STAR XV like nothing else on tour,” said Cameron Champ.
“The exceptional ball speed and distance that I’m able to generate with the Z-STAR Series gives me the unique opportunity to compete at an elite level week-in and week-out,” he said.
The sixth generation Z-STAR Series features the new FastLayer Core that starts soft in the centre and gradually becomes firmer around its edge to enhance ball speed for greater distance, while maintaining feel at impact.
“The new Z-STAR Series golf balls are built on top of the heritage of one of the most successful, trusted tour golf balls in the market,” said Jeff Brunski, vice president of research and development.
“The exceptional ball speed and distance of both Z-STAR offerings are driven by the new FastLayer Core technology, producing both outstanding ball speed and launch conditions tuned for the high swing speed, better player.”
The new Z-STAR Series golf balls feature new Spin Skin technology, with Slide-Ring Material (SeRM), a urethane compound that coats the cover of every Z-STAR Series golf ball. Designed to take high levels of shearing force without breaking its molecular bonds, Spin Skin with SeRM is able to dig deep into your wedge and iron grooves to dramatically increase friction and maximize spin for more control and more stopping power.
“Engineered for more spin and control, the Z-STAR Series features a Spin Skin coating enhanced with SeRM, an extremely flexible material,” said Brunski. “Never before has Srixon combined so many technologies in one golf ball, to produce more friction for more spin around the green.”
The 338 Speed Dimple Pattern on each Z-STAR Series golf ball is used to improve overall aerodynamics for better flight performance, even in the toughest wind conditions, with drivers, woods and irons.
The sixth generation Z-STAR XV features a softer urethane cover and Spin Skin with SeRM to significantly increase greenside spin for more short game control. It features a four-piece construction with a smaller inner core and larger outer core for more distance off the tee.
“The new Z-STAR XV is hotter off the driver,” said Keegan Bradley. “It’s definitely longer with my irons as well, so it’s a ball that’s going to help you throughout the entire bag.”
Similarly, the new Z-STAR golf ball features Spin Skin to increase greenside spin and short game control, while maintaining that soft feel. In addition, the 2019 Z-STAR employs a three – piece construction and slightly increased compression with a harder mantle layer for more ball speed, reduced spin and more distance.