The golf ball conundrum

Daniel Whitby-Smith

22 May 2023

When it comes to golf balls there are lots to choose from. The majority look the same if you take away any branding or logos. Given that there’s so much choice and so many balls on the market, it can be difficult to decide on which one to play with.

But while they may look similar at a glance, each ball model has been designed and created to have specific qualities that will help certain areas of your game, such as give you more spin around the greens or higher launch off the tee.

We recently conducted a survey to better understand what our readers deemed were the most important factors to consider when buying a golf ball. 


The category that got the overwhelmingly highest vote was ‘performance’ with 66% of voters deeming that the need for a golf ball to perform well for them as the most important consideration. 


This category was voted for much higher than others, including brand and price. Golf balls themselves are made specifically with a certain golfer in mind, from those that need help getting more flight off the tee, to those that want to utilize as much spin as possible. Please read on as we dissect the latest Srixon balls and how they’ve been designed to enhance your golfing performance.


Soft Feel - Experience that amazing feel


Perhaps one of the biggest things you want from a golf ball is that it feels good to play with. When you pull off that perfect strike, the connection is going to feel solid and the sound of the shot is going to resonate pleasantly.

The Soft Feel not only offers incredible feel, it’s designed to be very aerodynamic to give you a better flight performance and help you get your drive further down the fairway. The FastLayer core of the ball progresses from being soft in the centre to having a firm exterior so you get the benefit of sensational feel at impact transitioning into distance off the tee.


Z-Star XV - Get more distance


Some players want more distance on their shots above all else, and if that sounds like you, the Z-Star XV will give it to you. The 338 Speed Dimple pattern offers less drag to give you mid-to-high launching drives for maximum distance.

The FastLayer DG Core follows the same composition structure as the Soft Feel, and delivers exceptional feel and spin. The Spin Skin+ coating offers more friction so you’ll have great stopping power around the greens. If you want a truly premium golf ball experience, this is the one for you.


Z-Star - Overall solid performance


As our survey indicated, performance is a central factor in golf ball consideration. The Z-Star from Srixon has all the features you need to cut your score when you’re out on the golf course.

The extra thin urethane cover provides a quality feel, giving you just the right amount of spin to land your approach shots where you want them. On top of that, this ball feels great to hit and offers plenty of forgiveness should you not hit the perfect shot. All-in-all, the Srixon Z-Star balls perform as required.


What’s your favourite golf ball? Are you thinking of changing what you play with? If you want to get more familiar with the equipment you’re using. Please seek us out in the pro shop and we’d be happy to lend you our expert advice.

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