Srixon is a Japanese golfing brand, the fourth largest global golfing brand, with a registered trademark owned and operated by the specialized sports equipment manufacturer, SRI Sports Limited. SRI sports are a subsidiary of Sumitomo Rubber Industries, part of the Sumito Group founded back in 1615.
Several professional golfers represent SRIXON on all professional tours such as the PGA Tour including major winners Hideki Matsuyama and Shane Lowry.
The large range of popular Srixon golf balls is manufactured in Srixon’s ultra-modern manufacturing facility in Japan. In addition to the golf ball manufacturing plant, Srixon produces golf clubs at a variety of locations throughout Asia as well as the USA. Most of its clubs sold into the North American market are assembled in Huntington Beach, California.
With more than 500 professional victories since the introduction of the Z-Series Golf Balls in 2008, Srixon golf balls are only topped by Titleist, manufacturer of Pro V1 golf balls.
Other notable golf companies within the SRI Sports stable are Cleveland, which was acquired in 2007, Dunlop, and XXIO.
The company has undertaken some major expansion of Srixon, Cleveland, and XXIO into the United States market since 2016 which is paying handsome dividends.
The Most Popular Golf Balls Under the Srixon Brand
- SOFT FEEL
- Q-STAR TOUR
- Q-STAR TOUR DIVIDE
- Z-STAR XV
Srixon is now in the tenth generation of its popular top-selling two-piece Srixon AD333 golf ball. These balls are priced exceptionally for a golfer that wants to hit the golf ball farther and straighter. To facilitate this, Srixon uses the same core in the AD333 than in the top of the range Z-star. Golfers that struggle to compete at professional level swing speed, which is most amateur golfers, will enjoy the performance of the Srixon AD333.
Srixon Soft Feel and Soft Feel Lady are extremely popular under golfers that want a low compression, 60 rating, distance golf ball.
Its uncomplicated 2-piece construction with its ionomer cover is long and straight off the tee due to low driver spin rate yet soft around the greens. Its affordability and durability make it ideal for golfers that are entering the exciting world of golf and mid-to-high handicap golfers.
The fifth generation of the Q-Star 2-piece golf ball with Srixon’s FastLayer Core and Spin Skin with SeRM 338 dimpled outer cover offers superb distance without sacrificing feel around the green. Q-Star is a mid-compression construction with a rating of 77.
Q-Star Tour is a multilayer construction consisting of a rubber core surrounded by a mantle layer and a urethane outer cover. Srixon’s “energetic gradient growth” core is designed to gradually transition the core’s stiffness from soft at the inner core to firm outer edge.
Moderate swing speed players should benefit from full swing shots due to the low compression core producing high launch, low spin when compared to most multilayer urethane-covered golf balls used by professional golfers.
Srixon Q Star Tour Divide golf ball is designed to offer visual feedback through its two-tone half-and-half cover, making it easy to see how it spins and whether the ball is struck accurately on the putting green.
All of the thermoplastic urethane cover is infused with bright pigments for permanent color that won’t scratch or tear. In addition, the premium urethane increases the spin rate for control around the greens.
Speed off the tee is gained through the mid-layer while the FastLayer core offers increased distance and a softer feel comparable to Tour preferred golf balls.
It is a 3-piece construction covered by a urethane cover with 338 dimples. At a compression rating of 72, it can be considered a mid-compression golf ball.
Z-Star and Z-Star XV
At the top of the range, you will find the latest 2021 versions, the seventh generation of the Srixon Z-Star XV and Z-star XV golf balls that have attracted a huge following on the professional tours for their soft feel around the greens and distance off the tee. I have been playing the Z-Star for a couple of years and in my experience, it offers the softest feel of all the premium golf balls.
Srixon’s Z-Star is a three-piece ball that is ideal for golfers with a swing speed between 88 mph and 108 mph. the special Srixon’s ‘Spin Skin’ cover offers a tremendous feel and spin on and around the green while the Energetic Gradient Growth core provides straight and long shots off the tee. The urethane cover, 0.1 mm thicker than the sixth generation, provides optimal greenside control.
Srixon Z-Star XV differs slightly from the Z-Star in that it is a 4-piece golf ball that is firmer than the Z-Star and is designed for a mid-to-high ball flight compared to the Z-Star’s for a mid-height flight. It also produces low driver spin and more greenside spin.
You can’t go wrong with the right Srixon golf ball. Find the one that works best for your game.
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Nick Lomas is the founder of GolfSpan, an avid golfer, not quite a pro but has over 15-years of experience playing and coaching golfers from all over the world. His mission is to bring the golfing community a better experience then it comes to choosing the right golf gear, and finding the right set up for your game.