Reader Reviews – Srixon Q STAR Tour Golf Ball

Reader Review #1

Name: Tyler Sauer

Location: Missouri

Handicap: 12

Current Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft

How did the Q STAR Tour compare in the long game? These carried just as long as my Chrome Soft.  Also very straight.  I didn’t have a problem with them leaking with my driver like I do sometimes with other balls.

How did the Q STAR Tour compare in the short game? Short game was superb.  Most of my shots were very predictable and they were not hard to control.  The urethane cover made it easy for these balls to hold the green, especially for someone who doesn’t produce a lot of spin.  Very impressed.

How did the Q STAR Tour compare in feel?  Likely due to the new urethane cover, these balls felt great.  Whether that be off your irons, wedges, or putter.  Couldn’t tell the difference between them and my gamer.

Other observations: The cover on the balls held up nicely!  You would expect a few marks and blemishes here and there after a round, but these were easy to clean up and make look like new.  The cover is phenomenal.  At $30/dozen, this is a no brainer buy if you’re looking for a lower priced, yet still high quality ball.  Once I run out of Chrome Softs, I will definitely be picking up some Q STAR Tours as well as trying out the Z STAR line.

Will you be switching to the Q STAR Tour? It will be a tough decision between my current Chrome Soft and the Q STAR.  I do believe that I will play Q STAR a lot more often given such a nice price point.

Reader Review #2

Name: John Reedy

Location: Topeka, Kansas

Handicap: 14.6

Current Ball: Bridgestone B330-RXS

How did the Q STAR Tour compare in the long game? Distance on long clubs (driver through 4 hybrid) is just as long, if not longer, than current ball.  I was using the same or higher lofted club for the second shot in the majority of situations.  The ball seems to have a bit higher flight.  That is either good or bad depending on the wind speed and direction in Kansas.  Susceptibility to high winds was about the same as Bridgstone.  There was a lot of wind in the testing period.

How did the Q STAR Tour compare in the short game? This was the real advantage of this ball for me.  On the higher lofted irons (8 iron through lob wedge) the ball flew 4 to 7 yards farther on a well struck shot.  The flight is also somewhat higher.  This is a bit of a confidence booster for the higher handicap golfer as myself.  Spin seemed about the same.

How did the Q STAR Tour compare in feel? Felt very good on well struck shots, again especially on the shorter clubs in my experience.

Other observations: Ball is less susceptible to scuffing than current ball.

Will you be switching to the Q STAR Tour?  Yes, but I have to use up my current stock of Bridgestones. I have already three of the trial packs at Dick’s.

Reader Review #3

Name: Joey Worley

Location: Fairfield, Texas

Handicap: 9.7

Current Ball: Titleist ProV1

How did the Q STAR Tour compare in the long game? I found the Q STAR Tour golf ball actually a couple of yards longer than my ProV1s.  I played 2 rounds with them on my home course and found my drives in new spots a few yards ahead of the usual spots that I play my second shot from.

How did the Q STAR Tour compare in the short game? With my wedges I found the Q STAR Tour to spin more and stop quicker on the greens than my usual ball – was very pleased with how soft it seemed to land on the greens also.

How did the Q STAR Tour compare in feel? I definitely preferred the feel of the Q STAR Tour with putter in my hand – loved the feel and the way it came off the putter face.

Will you be switching to the Q STAR Tour? My next purchase of new golf balls with be the Q STAR Tour instead of Titleist ProV1s.  I’m a believer.

Reader Review #4

Name: Ed Fiedler

Location: Spring Hill, FL

Handicap: 13

Current Ball: Wilson Staff DUO Spin

How did the Q STAR Tour compare in the long game? I have been playing the original Q STAR and the Wilson Staff DUO Spin.  The Q STAR Tour has a better trajectory with the driver and maybe a little longer.

How did the Q STAR Tour compare in the short game? The Q STAR Tour is more responsive on pitch shots.  It checks up faster.  Full wedge shots seem to fly higher and drop softly. 

How did the Q STAR Tour compare in feel? I think the feel and touch with the putter is better.

Will you be switching to the Q STAR Tour? Overall it seems to fit my game pretty well.  I’m going to continue using it.  It’s a good ball at a good price.

Reader Review #5

Name: Ken Mack

Location: New Jersey

Handicap: 5

Current Ball: Bridgestone e6 Soft and B330-RXS

How did the Q STAR Tour compare in the long game? It was longer than both Bridgestone balls off the driver.  I think it was longer because it was actually flying straighter which produced longer distance.  With my long irons and mid irons I would say the Srixon Q STAR Tour was longer than the e6 by a few yards but equal to the RXS.

How did the Q STAR Tour compare in the short game? In the short game the Srixon stopped better on the green. The ball was closer to its ball mark on the green compared to the Bridgestone balls. The E6 soft rolled out the most , then the RXS and then the Q Star Tour. I was surprised that it beat out the RXS because that is supposed to be a higher spinning ball.

How did the Q STAR Tour compare in feel? In terms of feel it was outstanding. It felt softer than both Bridgestone models I play. The E6 soft was very comparable but I still thought the Q Star Tour felt a little softer. The Srixon even though it felt soft it felt very solid. It felt like after you hit it , it was just going to stay on the line you hit it on. Even in the breeze it stayed straight. Off the putter it also felt soft but had just enough of a solid feel to let you know how well the putt was struck. Excellent feel off the putter.

Other observations: It also seemed very durable, even though I played mainly from the fairway, I was in one green side bunker when I played with the ball during the couple of rounds I tested the ball, the ball did not scuff or wear. I actually could not tell that the ball was played for 18 holes compared to the balls I had in the bag.

Will you be switching to the Q STAR Tour? Yes, I think it gives me some advantages over the E6, it definitely stops, checks up better. The performance was very similar to the RXS but I prefer the feel better and it is less expensive than the RXS so for those reasons I will be making a switch.

Reader Review #6

Name: John Bumgarner

Location: Vero Beach, FL

Handicap: 9

Current Ball: Bridgestone B330-RXS

How did the Q STAR Tour compare in the long game? Close but my solid drives were a few yards longer with B330-RXS.

How did the Q STAR Tour compare in the short game? As good.

How did the Q STAR Tour compare in feel? A bit softer with full shots.

Will you be switching to the Q STAR Tour? At current pricing, I’ll use it a lot for everyday play.  During tournament play I suspect I’ll stick with Bridgestone, but not certain yet.

Reader Review #7

Name: Charles Bartholomew

Location: Massachusetts

Handicap: 12

Current Ball: Titleist ProV1

How did the Q STAR Tour compare in the long game? The same to 3 yards longer.  Holds line very well in flight.

How did the Q STAR Tour compare in the short game? Pitches, chips, and putts hold their line.  Did not roll out as far on putts, but I was impressed with how true it rolled.

How did the Q STAR Tour compare in feel? The feel of the Q STAR Tour is slightly firmer.

Other observations: On approach shots the ball stayed within 3-6 paces of its pitch park.

Will you be switching to the Q STAR Tour? Yes, at $18 a dozen less than the ProV1 and with comparable performance this is a no brainer.  Thank you Srixon!

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Matt is a golf instructor, club fitter, and writer living in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Matt's work has been published in Mulligan Magazine, Chicagoland Golf, South Florida Golf, and other golf media outlets. He's also been a featured speaker in the Online Golf Summit and is a member of Ultimate Golf Advantage's Faculty of Experts.

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