Review: The 5th generation of Srixon Q-STAR golf balls

By: June 25, 2019

Two years passed since the 4th generation of Srixon Q-Star golf balls and 3 years since the 3rd generation Q-STAR golf balls.

Although I play mainly with Titleist and TaylorMade golf balls, I thought to give a chance to the new 5th generation Srixon Q-STAR golf balls.

5th generation Srixon Q-STAR golf ball-TECH with labels-small

Probably, you have already noticed that I am really interested in the technical aspects of new golf equipment.

It will not be different in this case too. The 5th generation Srixon Q-STAR golf balls are available in Pure White™ and Tour Yellow™ and officially launches in North America on June 28, 2019.

Let’s see what are the latest innovations:

  • 338 Speed Dimple Pattern: The 338 Speed Dimple Pattern provides less drag and more lift to boost overall distance while flying straight even in the toughest wind conditions. This dimple pattern can be found in the 4th generation Srixon Q-STAR golf balls as well. In the 3rd generation version, they used the 324 Speed Dimple technology.
  • New Spin Skin with SeRM: SeRM, a new urethane coating with flexible molecular bonds, digs deep into wedge and iron grooves for more control and more stopping power. [this is really new!]
  • New FastLayer Core: Starting soft in the center and gradually becoming firm around its outer edge, FastLayer delivers exceptional feel and ball speed for maximum distance performance.

It is worth highlighting that the compression of the new Srixon Q-STAR golf ball is 77. This has not changed since the 3rd generation in 2015.

5th generation Srixon Q-STAR golf ball-white and yellow version

5th generation Srixon Q-STAR golf balls – distances

  • Driver distance = 214.9 yards (=196.5 meters) – total distance –> the nearest competitor is Bridgestone e6 Speed golf ball: 214.4 yards.
  • Wedge approach spin = 6031 RPM