Gear: Srixon Q-Star Tour Divide golf balls
Specs: Three-piece, urethane-covered ball with matte yellow and orange coloration
Available: April 15
When March twenty fourth dawned over Middlefield, Connecticiut, a cold fog lined the primary fairway of Lyman Orchards’ Player Course. It’s an uphill par 4 with a big tree guarding the nook of the dogleg proper, however that tree was shrouded by the mist. Even the beginning of the golf green, about 50 yards up the slope from the tee field, was barely seen.
An orange and yellow streak immediately cut up the foggy air like a disco ball. It was a Srixon Q-Star Tour Divide golf ball, the most recent providing from the Japanese model, and when it got here to relaxation about 200 yards up the golf green, it was straightforward to identify as a result of the Q-Star Tour Divide seems like few balls most gamers have ever seen.
The Q-Star Tour Divide is a three-piece ball with a core that may be very delicate within the middle that turns into step by step firmer in its outer areas. Srixon calls it a FastLayer core, and it helps present a delicate really feel and extra ball pace.
The Q-Star Tour Divide is a three-piece ball with a big core. (David Dusek/Golfweek)
On high of the core is a skinny casing layer, which is surrounded by a brand new thermoplastic urethane cowl that options an aerodynamic 338-dimple sample. The sample is designed to make the ball extra steady within the wind and scale back drag for extra distance.
However, as an alternative of including paint to the duvet, Srixon infused the urethane with yellow and orange pigments. The high-visibility matte colours make the Q-Star Tour Divide straightforward to identify in flight in addition to on the bottom. The brilliant coloring additionally makes it straightforward to see the spin on chip pictures and pitch pictures, in addition to to align the ball on the inexperienced for a putt. The two-tone coloration clearly reveals how properly the ball is rolling on putts.
The Q-Star Tour Divide’s coloration creates a 360-degree alignment line on the greens. (David Dusek/Golfweek)
At the identical time, Srixon stated the Q-Star Tour Divide ought to present the identical efficiency and spin traits as the usual Q-Star Tour ball.