My last 10 rounds or so I’ve been testing out the new Tour Yellow Srixon ZStar. I’ve gotten some interesting comments from other golfers about playing a yellow ball. Some think it is cheesy and ask me why I’m playing a range ball on the course and some say it looks cool. The ball itself is very highly visible and bright, and especially easy to see on the course. The one guy who made fun of it two days ago was thinking otherwise when I shot a 73 with the thing for my first round of the year at his club.
Is there something to the color?
This ball isn’t just yellow. It is green, yellow and looks to have some sort of metallic looking flakes or crystal in there. The ball is highly reflective. It is much easier to spot this ball from 200 out than a white ball and Srixon actually has factual data to back that up. According to them, yellow is the most visible color in the visual spectrum. I’m sure they didn’t realize how redundant that statement is, because I’m sure there isn’t a “most visible color not in the visible spectrum.” Ahem. (more…)
I’ve had the pleasure of evaluating several different brands and models of golf balls over the last season. I’m beginning to wonder if any company is making a bad golf ball these days. One of the very best is the Srixon Z-Star and Z-Star-x series. The Z-Star is the softer and and more “spinny” of the two.
The Z-Star is a three layer ball. The three layers are the core, mid-layer and cover.
The cover is .02 inches and made of urethane. The thin cover helps the player control shots and gives the player great control in the short game.