Did you catch Hideki Matsuyama’s approach shot on the par-4 second hole during Friday’s coverage of the PGA Championship? It landed 20 feet past the hole, safely in the middle of the green and seemingly was nothing special. Then it began to roll. And roll. The ball would continue to roll until it disappeared into the bottom of the cup. The crowd erupted and Matsuyama found himself climbing up the leaderboard. While many of us may dream of holing out for eagle in a major, most will have to resign themselves to simply watching such moments on TV. However, there is a way average Joes can get one step closer to competing like such superstars as Matsuyama, Graeme McDowell and Keegan Bradley: play the same ball. Enter the Srixon Z-Star and Z-Star XV.
Srixon has always found themselves at the forefront of innovation and the newest incarnation of the Z-Star series is no different. The SpinSkin™ coating is a 0.5mm layer applied to the already soft neo-urethane cover. This provides exceptional control and helps to increase interaction between the ball and clubface by up to 25%. That means better control over the spin you put on the golf ball, and better feel around the greens so you can do more of this:
If you’re more concerned about the bragging rights that come with smashing your drive past playing partners, fear not. Srixon’s new Speed Dimple™ technology combines with an Energetic Gradient Growth™ core to deliver incredible distance. The Z-Star XV combines all of these features with a slightly harder cover and higher core compression for those looking to squeeze every yard out of their golf ball. Just ask J.B. Holmes, who has been crushing the Srixon Z-Star an average of 313.1 yards; the second-longest average on Tour in 2016.
Beyond its premium lines, Srixon offers balls for golfers of all ability levels in the Q-Star and Soft Feel. The former is engineered with tour ball technology, providing a superior combination of distance, accuracy, greenside spin and durability for those golfers who demand premium performance in an all-ability ball. The latter is designed for golfers with swing speeds below 100 mph and provides terrific feel and distance from tee to green.
Want to do your best impression of your favorite PGA Tour pro? LostGolfBalls offers a variety of Srixon golf balls to help you spin it like Matsuyama. Find the best ball for you HERE.
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