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Ball Lab: Srixon Z-Star (2023)

Ball Lab: Srixon Z-Star (2023)


MyGolfSpy Ball Lab is the place we quantify the standard and consistency of golf balls. At this time, we’re reviewing the 2023 Srixon Z-Star. To be taught extra about our check course of, click on right here.

In regards to the Srixon Z-Star

The Srixon Z-Star is the softest of the corporate’s premium (“tour”) choices.

Based on Srixon, the usual Z-Star ought to be the lowest-flying of its three Z-Star fashions. Iron spin is listed as excessive (because it nearly at all times is). Greenside spin is listed as the best throughout the Z-Star household.

The entire balls we bought had been made at Srixon’s Indonesian manufacturing facility. The info we’ve collected up to now suggests (although it doesn’t show) that high quality management isn’t fairly nearly as good as it’s within the firm’s Japanese manufacturing facility.

A photo showing the 3 layers of the Srixon Z-Star

Srixon Z-Star Development

The Srixon Z-Star is a three-piece ball with a 338-dimple urethane cowl.

As a result of Srixon colours its mantle layers to match its covers, some imagine the Z-Star is a two-piece ball. Whereas the value tag ought to make it abundantly clear regardless, the image above is supposed to hammer the purpose house.


A 2023 Srixon z-Star in the MyGolfSpy compression gauge

On our gauge, the 2023 Srixon Z-Star measures 85 compression, making it the softest Z-Star we’ve measured up to now (the prior model clocked in at 87). Whereas we’d classify that as “agency” total, it’s comparatively smooth by tour ball requirements.

For reference, it’s roughly 10 factors softer than the Z-Star XV and a bit greater than 5 factors softer than the Z-Star Diamond.

Related compression balls within the market embody Bridgestone Tour B XS and Titleist Tour Pace.

Compression Comparability Chart

We’ve had requests for a standalone compression comparability device. Because it seems, that device exists. We created it as a part of our Golf Ball Compression FAQ web page. In some unspecified time in the future, we could merge the 2 charts however, for now, the plan is to incorporate this chart in future Ball Labs.

Diameter and Weight

A 2023 Srixon Z-Star golf ball being weighted for Ball Lab.

All of the balls in our 2023 Srixon Z-Star pattern had been USGA conforming for each dimension and weight.

A single ball within the pattern failed to fulfill our commonplace of roundness and was flagged as dangerous.

a ball lab price summary for the 2023 srixon z-star

Srixon Z-Star – Inspection

Centeredness and Concentricity

A Srixon Z-Star with a conecnetricyt defect

Whereas a lot of the concentricity points had been minor, we discovered one situation vital sufficient to warrant flagging the ball as dangerous (see above).

Core Consistency

Core colour was usually constant (variations within the pictures are the results of lighting) though the balls had bits of regrind (these bits of yellow and white you see within the picture above), we’ve come to count on from Srixon. We did observe a streak of blue in a single core. It’s doubtless the results of supplies not being utterly combined.

Since nothing was out of the unusual on the gauges, we didn’t flag the ball.


No cowl defects had been recognized.

Srixon Z-Star – Consistency

On this part, we element the consistency of the 2023 Srixon Z-Star. Our consistency metrics present a measure of how related the balls in our pattern had been to at least one one other relative to all the fashions we’ve examined up to now.

A chart showing measurements for all of the balls in the Srixon Z-Star sample

Weight Consistency

  • Weight consistency for the 2023 Srixon Z-Star fell throughout the Common vary.
  • Weight was usually constant from one field to the following.

Diameter Consistency

  • Diameter consistency falls throughout the Common vary.
  • Whereas the final ball in Field 3 is a little bit of an outlier, dimension is throughout the allowable limits.

Compression Consistency

  • Compression consistency for the 2023 Srixon Z-Star Tour falls on the excessive finish of the Common vary.
  • The balls in Field 3 had been a bit softer than Packing containers 1 and a couple of.
  • The compression delta throughout the pattern was seven factors which is excellent.

True Value

True Value is how we quantify the standard of a golf ball. It is a projection of what you’d need to spend to make sure you get 12 good balls.

The True Value will at all times be equal to or larger than the retail value. The larger the distinction between the retail value and the True Value, the extra you have to be involved concerning the high quality of the ball.

2023 Srixon Z-Star Tour – Golf Ball High quality Abstract

To be taught extra about our check course of, how we outline “Dangerous” balls and our True Value metric, take a look at our About MyGolfSpy Ball Lab web page.

Aside from a slim compression delta, nothing stands out as explicit good concerning the 2023 Srixon Z-Star from a top quality/consistency standpoint.

That mentioned, it’s no worse than common in each respect and, whereas it’s not on the extent of the most effective balls we check, there aren’t any pink flags right here that ought to dissuade you from contemplating it ought to it suit your sport.

The Good

  • Common high quality throughout the board
  • Slender seven-point compression delta

The Dangerous

  • One ball within the pattern not spherical (a not completely unusual incidence in our Srixon assessments).
  • A single layer concentricity defect.

The Rating

The True Value for the Srixon Z-Star is $50.81. That’s a six-percent improve over the retail value of $47.99

On the time of testing, the 2023 Srixon Z-Star receives a Ball Lab rating of 75. That’s one level above the present database.

a ball lab summary chart for the 2023 srixon z-star golf ball



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