Jan 24th, 2017
Srixon launch new Z Star XV
& special partnership with Prostate Cancer UK
Words: Daniel Owen
We love a Z-Star here at GolfPunk Towers. And there's a new ball in town for 2017 – the Z-Star XV, launching in partnership with Prostate Cancer UK. Let's roll...
Srixon today launched the latest improved models to the excellent Z-STAR series golf balls.
The all-new, 5th generation SRIXON Z-STAR and SRIXON Z-STAR XV promise golfers more distance, more spin and more consistency in the wind, and will be available in stores from 17th February and have a suggested retail price of £44.99.
To celebrate the launch of the new Z-STAR Series, Srixon has also confirmed a new partnership with Prostate Cancer UK that will see the delivery of limited edition 15 ball ‘Z-STAR/ Z-STAR XV Bonus Packs’.
These special packs will also include an additional free sleeve of the new Z-STAR / Z-STAR XV decorated with the iconic Prostate Cancer UK logo, giving golfers the chance to get even more experience of playing Srixon’s premium ball.
SRIXON will also donate £1.50 for every dozen golf balls sold at trade to Prostate Cancer UK, helping to raise vital funds and awareness of the life-threatening male-specific disease. So you can unleash hell off the tee and know you're doing a good turn in the process.
Srixon is promising more distance, more spin and more consistency in the wind with the new Z-Stars. If it's good enough for Hideki Matsuyama, one of the hottest players on the planet right now, it's good enough for us.
Matsuyama put the ball in his bag at the end of the year and promptly went on his incredible run of four wins & one runner up finish in five events.
“This is a truly reliable ball that delivers more distance than anything I have ever used before, and it has more responsive feel at impact.
"Playing on the USPGA Tour, I need a ball, which stops on the green with irons, so I’m very satisfied with the new Z-STAR creating the optimal spin.
"It also has more spin and better feel around the green, and has more consistent spin especially from the rough, so I’m amazed with these significant improvements.”
So there you go. Stick some Z-Stars in your bag and immediately go on the golf streak of your life!
About Men United and Prostate Cancer UK
Prostate Cancer UK has a simple ambition – to stop men dying from prostate cancer.
through shifting the science over the next 10 years to focus on radical improvements in diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and support, we can make prostate cancer a disease the next generation of men need not fear. Standing against injustice, Men United is Prostate Cancer UK’s movement for everyone who believes that men are worth fighting for. Already more than a quarter of a million strong, Men United will help Prostate Cancer UK raise its game - and the funds vital to beat this disease. Working together, we can stop prostate cancer in its tracks.
Ignoring prostate cancer won’t beat it, so join the fight. Search Men United now.
Key Headline Statistics
- More than 11,000 men die from prostate cancer in the UK each year – that's one man every hour.
- It’s the most common cancer in men, with over 330,000 living with the disease.
- Without urgent action, prostate cancer is set to become the most common of all cancers by 2030 which is why we must all act now.
- Prostate cancer treatment often causes devastating, long term side-effects. Incontinence and erectile dysfunction strike at the heart of what it means to be a man.
- Anyone with concerns about prostate cancer may contact Prostate Cancer UK's Specialist Nurses in confidence on 0800 074 8383 or online via the Live Chat instant messaging service: www.prostatecanceruk.org/. The Specialist Nurse phone service is free to landlines and open from 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday with late opening until 8pm on Wednesdays.
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All thre technology you can eat
1. New core construction and newly developed dimple pattern provide more distance especially when playing into the wind.
The New SRIXON Z-STAR features the “super-soft” E.G.G. large-diameter core and the newly developed “powerful-trajectory” 338 Speed Dimple Pattern, and the New SRIXON Z-STAR XV features the "high-repulsion” E.G.G. large-diameter dual core and the “powerful-trajectory” 338 Speed Dimple Pattern. Both balls provide extra power and distance that can be best experienced especially when playing into the wind.
Key Technology (1): New Core Construction
1) New SRIXON Z-STAR – “Super-soft” E.G.G. large-diameter core
The “super-soft” E.G.G. large-diameter core, that has enhanced outer hardness and inner softness and feels softer than the previous model, provides the optimal launch conditions having higher launch angle and lower driver spin. Combined with the newly developed dimple pattern, it delivers the best flight performance ever in the SRIXON Z-STAR history*.
*Source: Dunlop Sports Golf Science Center test data
2) New SRIXON Z-STAR XV – “High-repulsion” E.G.G. large-diameter dual core
The outer core with more consistent hardness promotes higher repulsion and increases ball speed, and the inner core with enhanced outer hardness and inner softness provides the optimal launch conditions having higher launch angle and lower driver spin. Combined with the newly developed dimple pattern, it delivers the best flight performance ever in the SRIXON Z-STAR history*.
*Source: Dunlop Sports Golf Science Center test data
Key Technology (2): Newly Developed Dimple Pattern
Newly developed “powerful-trajectory” 338 Speed Dimple Pattern maintains ball speed and produces more penetrating flight.
The New Z-STAR series utilizes 5 different dimple sizes to improve the relationship between uniformity and occupancy for more efficient and longer flight. By decreasing the drag coefficient right after launch, it helps the ball travel through the air with less resistance and maintains ball speed. By increasing the lift coefficient after the ball reaches its apex, it helps the ball stay in the air longer to maximise distance.