Golf News – January 24, 2023

Srixon Releases Refreshed Z-Star Series for 2023

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA – SRIXON®, a global leader in golf ball technology and innovation, announces the eighth generation Z-STAR Series golf ball. The Z-STAR Series is scheduled to launch Feb. 15, while the Z-STAR Series DIVIDE is scheduled for Spring 2023.

Made with an extra thin, urethane cover that provides tour level stopping power around the greens, the Z-STAR Series gives players more bite for more spin. Paired with the new Spin Skin+ to increase the cover’s degree of friction to enhance approach shots and greenside spin on every shot, Srixon claims this new generation will offer unmatched performance and feel.

Inside the Z-STAR Series is the new FastLayer DG Core, which is soft at the center and gets firmer from the inside out. The design of this core is intended to maintain a satisfying feel, while also providing ball speed.

The Z-STAR is engineered with a thin mid-layer and softer compression to prioritize softer feel and approach shot spin, while the Z-STAR DIAMOND also has a thin mid-layer but has a firmer compression to optimize Iron spin and distance. The Z-STAR XV’s unique core achieves a soft center that increases dramatically in hardness with an evenly distributed hard outer edge, which boosts ball speed for increased distance and enhances Iron spin.

Each Z-STAR Series ball features Speed Dimple Pattern, the 338 aerodynamic dimples improving overall launch even when wind conditions aren’t ideal. Its deep dimensions create a low drag coefficient that helps the ball stay on target and maintain distance, while keeping a penetrating ball flight in headwinds.

Included in the Z-STAR Series is the Srixon Z-STAR and Z-STAR XV DIVIDE golf ball. With its unique 50/50 Visual Performance in Yellow/White, this ball is a high-performance, tour-quality option made to see the game in a whole new way.

Both the Z-STAR and Z-STAR XV DIVIDE feature Srixon’s new FastLayer DG Core, new Spin Skin+, and Speed Dimple Pattern.

Key Innovations Inside Z-STAR Series Golf Ball:

  • New FastLayer DG Core: Starts soft in the center and dramatically becomes firm around its edge, giving high-speed players exceptional feel and plenty of ball speed for maximum distance.
  • New Spin Skin+: A durable coating that digs deep into your Wedge and Iron grooves, maximizing spin for better control and stopping power.
  • Speed Dimple Pattern: Less drag and more lift boosts overall distance and flies straight, even in the toughest wind conditions.

Visit Srixon Golf HERE

Win, Place, Show for Nippon Shaft in Abu Dhabi

CARLSBAD, CA – Players using Nippon Shaft products finished 1, 2, 3 at the DP World Tour’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship Sunday (Jan. 22), giving the company its first trifecta in a professional tournament.

The winner played N.S.PRO MODUS³ Tour 120 TX flex steel shafts in his irons and shot an 18-under par total, including a final round 66, which saw him post six birdies in his first 11 holes for a total of eight. It was the third victory and the first Rolex Series title for the 31-year-old Frenchman, who earned €1,413,349 ($1.448 million) and enhanced his chances to qualify for the European Ryder Cup team.

Two players using Nippon Shaft products tied for second at 17-under, a 32-year-old Swede, who used N.S.PRO MODUS³ Tour 120 X steel shafts in his irons, and a 24-year-old Australian, who used N.S.PRO MODUS³ Wedge 120x steel shafts in his wedges. Both earned €719,145 ($736,770).

More than 200 players on the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, European Tour and Korn Ferry Tour use Nippon Shaft’s MODUS³ series steel shafts to help gain their desired distance, accuracy, and trajectory.

Nippon Shaft products are available globally either as stock or custom shafts in many of the world’s top iron brands.

Visit Nippon Shaft HERE

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