Srixon Announces the New Q-STAR TOUR: Tour Performance for Moderate Swing Speeds

I had the opportunity and privilege to test the Q-Star Tour golf ball from Srixon Golf in 2017 when they came out. That testing went very well and more to the point it was a golf ball that packed a ton of punch at a very affordable price point (Please see the review here). The golf ball was long and had great greenside performance. In fact, the 2017 Q-Star Tour is still one of my go-to golf balls and I had it in play as recently as yesterday.

Srixon Golf has been busy as of late. They recently introduced an 11th Generation Soft Feel golf ball, a new Z Series product range of irons and metalwoods and now the introduction of a new Q-Star Tour golf ball.

Some of the key features of the new Q-Star Tour include:

  • Third Generation Spin Skin. A coating which provides more approach spin from any lie.
  • A soft thin urethane cover.
  • A drag reducing 338 Speed Dimple Pattern which reduces drag while increasing lift.

For more details on this new and improved ball offering from Srixon Golf please see the following press release from Marketing and Communications Specialist for Cleveland and Srixon Golf Noelle Zavaleta.

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HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — Sept. 1, 2018 — SRIXON®, a global leader in golf ball technology and innovation, announces the launch of the second generation Q-STAR TOUR golf ball. The Srixon Q-STAR TOUR is available in Pure White™ and Tour Yellow™ and officially launches in North America on September 1, 2018.

 

“The Q-STAR TOUR golf ball is a tour-caliber, urethane cover golf ball priced lower than some of our competitor’s two-piece offerings,” said Jeff Brunski, Vice President of Research and Development.

 

Designed specifically for skilled players with moderate swing speeds who demand the performance and feel of a tour golf ball, the second generation Q-STAR TOUR offers all-around performance. Q-STAR TOUR features a tour urethane cover, three-piece construction, and lower-compression core to provide maximum distance, feel, and tour-level greenside control. The new Q-STAR TOUR is tour on the outside, soft on the inside.

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Key Technologies:

  • Enhanced with Third Generation Spin Skin Coating, the soft, elastic coating creates more greenside spin and better approach spin from any lie, especially from the rough.
  • A soft, thin Tour Urethane Cover provides tour-caliber greenside spin for total control.
  • The advanced core construction of the Energetic Gradient Growth Core promotes seamless energy transfer to maximize distance and optimize ball performance on every shot.
  • The aerodynamic 338 Speed Dimple Pattern reduces drag and increases lift for maximum distance and a more stable, penetrating ball flight in any wind conditions.

“In addition to having a cover that’s as soft as golf balls priced near $50 per dozen, this new Q-STAR TOUR features our low-drag, tour dimple pattern for more distance and a next-generation spin skin coating for more greenside spin,” Brunski said. “It is an extraordinary amount of performance packed into a ball that’s engineered to perform best for golfers who don’t swing at tour player speeds.”

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Independent Test Results:

 

Srixon worked with Golf Laboratories to conduct independent, outdoor robot testing of the new Q-STAR TOUR golf ball against key competitors. The results show how Q-STAR TOUR provides optimal tee-to-green performance at an incredible value:

 

  • The Energetic Gradient Growth Core helps reduce backspin while working together with the 338 Speed Dimple pattern to generate longer driver distance compared to higher-compression tour balls. The Q-STAR TOUR also creates lower sidespin, resulting in more accurate drives than higher-priced options.
  • The Q-STAR TOUR, compared to the tour balls tested against it, produced better distance control and a tighter overall dispersion area for precise iron play.
  • Srixon’s Q-STAR TOUR deliver the same tour-level control as substantially more expensive golf balls due to Srixon’s proprietary Spin Skin technology.

The Srixon Q-STAR TOUR golf ball officially launches in North America on September 1, 2018, at a MAP of $29.99 per dozen.

Until The Next Tee!!

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SHOT SCOPE ANNOUNCES FATHER’S DAY GIFT OFFER FOR U.S. OPEN WEEK

A huge thanks goes out to Al Abrams of golf marketing firm Abrams Golf Solutions. With the help of Mr. Abrams I’ve had the opportunity to test and review the ShotScope V2 multi-function golf watch.

The testing of this product has been amazing thus far and quite honestly I’ve been extremely impressed. It’s a product that is filled with a lot of bang for the “golfer buck”. Performance tracking of each club with a wide variety of detailed stats to help golfers improve their game. It’s wearable technology that needs absolutely no tagging prior to golf shots which definitely adds to the high praise that I’ve given it thus far.

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ShotScope Technologies recently announced that they were going to be releasing a Father’s Day promotion. For more details… please see te press release shared below.

EDINBURGH, UNITED KINGDOM, June 5, 2018 – Shot Scope Technologies will offer its new V2 multi-function golf watch at a special 15% discount during U.S. Open Week (June 11-17). The V2 Combines GPS distance and hazard capability with Shot Scope’s industry-leading automatic performance tracking.  The Father’s Day offer will be available at www.shotscope.com and at selected Dick’s Sporting Goods and Golf Galaxy stores.

The Shot Scope V2 uses the highest grade Smart GPS chip on the commercial market. Its automatic data collection provides extensive Tour-level performance analysis and offers free software updates. More than 37,000 courses worldwide can be accessed through the system.

“We are excited to offer a special price for the V2 to all Dads for Father’s Day,” said Gavin Dear, CCO of Shot Scope Technologies. “We want golfers to experience what is the best, most comprehensive, most accurate and easiest to use golf watch in the industry.”

The most recent addition to Shot Scope is a social media share function that is available on both IOS and Android apps. It enables the user to share their hole, round and performance data with friends via several channels, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Whatsapp. It keeps the conversation moving off the course regarding long drives, birdies and other highlights.

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Golfers have long sought a device that combined GPS yardages and fully automatic performance tracking.  Shot Scope’s in-house engineers have developed a product that meets the needs of the modern golfer while retaining the company’s trademark automatic club recognition technology and detailed performance statistics. The latest update from Shot Scope enhances the on-course experience provided to users by showing front, middle and back distances to water/sand hazards.

The V2 has three modes to suit the golfer’s playing requirements: GPS; PRO; and GPS+TRACK. Each mode has been designed for ultimate flexibility. In both GPS and GPS+TRACK modes, the LCD screen displays distances to the front, middle and back of the green from the golfer’s real-time position using SMART GPS.

Performance Tracking is activated in both PRO and GPS+TRACK modes. The watch works in the background to collect over 100 Tour-level statistics, broken down into five areas: clubs, tee shots, approaches, short game and putting. Performance statistics of this caliber have previously only been available to Tour players. No manual input or phone use is required.

ABOUT SHOT SCOPE

Shot Scope Technologies was founded in 2014 by CEO David Hunter. Hunter, a former electronics design engineer and secondary school teacher, invented the product in his house. Now a team of 17 based in Edinburgh, Shot Scope has released two products to the international golf market. The company has designed, engineered and manufactured the product in Scotland, bringing golf technology to The Home of Golf. The team also includes former Walker Cup player and ex-professional golfer, CCO Gavin Dear.

Until The Next Tee!!

Experience the Legendary Miura Feel with the Tour Wedge

In the golf industry you’d be hard-pressed to find a brand that has the quality, craftsmanship, and artistry that matches that of Miura Golf. Long known for their “Miura feel” it seems that when I have a forged iron in my hand it just seems no matter the brand Miura Golf is the standard to which all others are compared.

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The “Hands of God” have recently released a new wedge to further bolster that image and perception. With the new Miura Golf Tour Wedge the brand introduces the first design to utilize a CNC-milled club face and grooves. Looking at the Tour Wedge you have a head that is as clean and elegant as they come. Other than the Miura stamping near the toe the head is void of any markings. Endearing to this writer.

Please read the details below in a press release shared by golf marketing firm Mary Beth Lacy Inc.

Scottsdale, AZ – Featuring cutting-edge milling technology, Miura’s latest release delivers the legendary feel that golfers around the world covet. “The Tour Wedge is the first Miura design to use CNC milling for the club face and grooves,” explains Hoyt McGarity, President of Miura Golf. “Combining this technology with Miura’s classic forged steel construction creates a feel at impact that can’t be beat.”

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Made of premium (S25C) carbon steel, the Tour Wedge is designed for mid- to low- handicap players who want solid feel with versatility. The CNC-milled face and grooves provide increased precision and the control necessary for enhanced spin control. Additionally, the wedge’s hollow back and higher center of gravity improves trajectory and accuracy in each loft offering. Available in even-numbered lofts ranging from 48° through 60°, the Tour Wedge is finished in a satin chrome that looks as good as it performs.

About Miura Golf

Miura has been making the world’s finest forged golf clubs since 1977. Designed and constructed by the Miura family in Himeji, Japan, each club is individually made using the patented Miura forging process.
World-renowned craftsman Katsuhiro Miura began hand crafting and grinding irons in 1957 and has since created one of the most respected brands in the golf industry. Miura’s endless quest to make the perfect club has introduced over 10 product series. This number continues to grow as the next generation of the Miura family-led by sons Yoshitaka and Shinei-continue the meticulous refinement and evolution of the Miura product lines. Each club is handcrafted and never mass produced, as generations of passion and steelmaking skill bring to the world the finest forged golf clubs.
For more information on Miura Golf, visit www.MiuraGolf.com. Follow us on Facebook at http://www.Facebook.com/MiuraGolf, on Twitter @MiuraGolfInc, and Instagram @MiuraGolf

Until The Next Tee!