SRIXON Q-STAR GOLF BALLS Two-piece golf balls often struggle to yield short-game spin because of their ionomer covers. Typical ionomer covers like Surlyn, espe- cially on low-compression two-piece balls, can’t be made soft and durable enough to
grab a club’s grooves for more spin. The new Srixon
Q-Star instead addresses spin through a chemical coating on its ionomer cover designed to improve friction.
Called SpinSkin, the second iteration of the coating is
21 percent softer, according to Srixon engineers. Designed for non-tour-level swing speeds, the two-piece Q-Star has a large core that gets progressively
firmer from the center outward. The 324-dimple pattern uses larger dimples for reduced aerodynamic
drag compared to the previous model’s 344. In stores
Aug. 14, the ball is available in Pure White and Tour
Yellow ($25 per dozen). —Mike Stachura
Color ways: The two-piece entry has
updated its cover coating for more spin.