Srixon Q-Star Tour 2024 Golf Ball Review

  • At a glance

  • TG Rating 5 out of 5
  • Owner Rating Not yet rated
  • Pros
    • Tour ball tech in a club golfer ball
    • Loads of spin around the greens
    • Now easier to align
    • Competitively priced
  • Cons
    • You need to know your swing speed suits the ball
  • RRP £36.99

What we say...

The fifth version of the Srixon Q-Star Tour is going to be one of the best balls of 2024 for club golfers, offering tour-level performance for moderate swing speed players.

As Srixon’s softest tour-level performance ball, the new new Q-Star Tour features a reformulated FastLayer Core, a softer urethane cover and Spin Skin tech to give moderate swing speed players more distance and control, likely making it one of the best balls of 2024.

The Q-Star Tour shares lots of technology with Srixon’s Z-Star lineup, which is played on tour by the likes of Brooks Koepka, Shane Lowry and Hideki Matsuyama.

But while that ball targets Tour players and faster swingers, the Q-Star Tour is very much a Tour-quality ball aimed at the club golfer, and the old version compared very well in our robot golf balls test last summer. How is that possible?

Srixon Q-Star Tour Golf Balls

Tour ball performance

Srixon say that Tour performance starts around the greens, which is why the updated ball uses a 0.5mm premium urethane cover that’s coated in Slide Ring Material (SeRM).

Srixon’s Spin Skin with SeRM coating increases friction and bite for more spin and control when attacking flags.

Creating a faster golf ball while still maintaining great feel begins with the Q-Star Tour’s new FastLayer Core. This generation’s reformulated core has a slightly higher compression rating than its predecessor.

The new FastLayer Core sees a gradual transition from soft inner core to firm outer edge and behaves like a core with thousands of layers, helping to deliver distance and softer feel.

Srixon Q-Star Tour

Softer core

It is Srixon’s softest core that still delivers Tour-grade performance, while also dramatically reducing long game sidespin to help your tee shots fly straighter.

You’ll also find 338 dimples on every Q-Star Tour ball, a pattern used in the Z-Star balls and designed to deliver less drag and more lift for a long and true flight, even in strong winds

Around the greens, the Q-Star Tour packs superb spin and control thanks to its ultra-thin, premium urethane cover, which is now even softer than the previous generation.

The Q-Star Tour is available in new Pure White and Tour Yellow colourways.

It is also available as a DIVIDE model with a 50-50 coloured urethane cover – read our verdict on that here.

Srixon Q-Star TOUR: Key Technology

FastLayer Core

The reformulated FastLayer Core offers distance and soft feel without compromise due to a gradual transition from soft inner core to firm outer edge.

Spin Skin with SeRM

Srixon’s popular urethane coating with flexible molecular bonds digs deep into wedge and iron grooves for increased friction and maximum spin.

Srixon Q-Star Tour Golf Balls

New Alignment Aid

New longer side stamp helps align those critical putts.

338 Speed Dimple Pattern

Providing a penetrating ball flight in all conditions, the optimal dimple design increases lift and reduces drag to maximize distance.

What Srixon say about the new Q-Star Tour Golf Ball

“The new Q-STAR TOUR is a high-calibre option for players wanting to hit the ball farther, see more spin around the greens, and have more control across the course,” said Joe Miller, European Product Manager, Srixon Sports Europe.

“Players can work the ball tee to green with confidence and with an updated FastLayer Core, they can generate more ball speeds and distance without compromising feel.”

What we say…

Srixon Q-Star Tour Golf Balls

We’re big fans of the Q-Star Tour here at Today’s Golfer and find it to be a genuinely excellent alternative to premium tour balls that cost a lot more.

The Q-Star Tour is marginally cheaper than a Titleist Pro V1 but without any significant loss of performance. The softer compression means you’ll give up a little driver distance over a premium ball, but you’ll gain that back in iron distance.

And while data will show it spins significantly less than a Pro V1, it actually launches and flies higher, dropping at a steeper angle, so will still stop quickly on the greens.

For us, the Q-Star Tour joins the Callaway’s new Chrome Soft, TaylorMade’s Tour Response or Wilson’s Triad in being a superb golf ball option for club golfers who have a “normal” swing speed and don’t have money to burn.

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Simon Daddow

Simon Daddow – Today’s Golfer Equipment Editor

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Product Information

Srixon Q-Star Tour Golf Ball (2024)

RRP: £36.99

Colours: Pure White, Tour Yellow

Layers: 3

Cover: 0.5mm urethane cover

Compression: 74

Dimples: 338

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