Really Peeved ( polite way to put it ) that these arent available in the UK , in fact have emailed Srixon UK giving them a hard time ...we will await their reply...if I even get one .....
Well I received a prompt reply from Srixon...colour me impressed....well for all us UK and European golfers...the Q star is known as the AD333 over here ...why change the name I don't know....if anyone wants a copy of the email pm me ...hope this helps ...gonna dig some out tomorrow see what they are like
The Q stars replaced the ad333's here in the states if I'm not mistaken.Ranger, that's fascinating, really? I got some of the 2012 q stars and pretty sure I have a few Ad333s so I'm going to have a look!
If you get a second cud you forward the message?
Honestly, I did not notice any wear on the lettering. Heck, normally I have to even retrace my black Sharpie putting alignment line after a round and I did not have to do that either. I will keep an eye on this aspect, but I did not recall seeing any. Worth noting that I clean my ball with a yellow towel before putting so typically notice anything abnormal on it.Durability sounds very good, Cookie. Was the paint on the lettering staying on the ball? That was something that drove me crazy about the last version.
Sounds great Cookie. So, you think your mind is made up on this one!? Your 2013 gamer?2/17/2013
18 holes played
Temps from 45-65, winds 15-25
I was able to get out for another 18 this past weekend. As I mentioned in my last review, I played the same ball for 18 holes in my first round and put that same ball into play on Sunday.
Generally speaking, I saw much of the same as I did my first time out. Off the tee, saw a nice penetrating ball flight that actually gave me some distances that were a bit longer than I expected on some holes especially into the wind.
As far as shots into the greens go, it was a struggle out there with the winds and I only managed to hit 4 GIR. Only one of those shots was not within 2-3 feet of the ball mark and that was 55 yard shot downwind with the 58* into a VERY firm green. I had a short sided pin over a bunker and was really just focused on lobbing it up and carrying rather than compressing/generating spin so I saw a release of about 10-12 feet on that one.
Missing so many GIR's, I had TONS of opportunity for greenside chipping and this is where I am really impressed with the ball. I find that I am getting a predictable amount of bite/spin around the greens that allows me to play the type of shots I want to. It performs quite similarly for me to the 2012 B330-RX which I gamed for quite awhile. If the balls were unmarked, I am not sure if I could tell a difference from the performance. The Q-Star is much better around the greens for me than the e6 was.
There are other balls in the Srixon line but I really see no reason to try anything else. Straight, long ball flight with enough action on the greens without being too much. I use a laser for all my approaches with the intention of carrying the ball to the flag and it immediately stopping - this ball does that for me as well as any ball ever has.
ETA: I played the same ball for 35 complete holes until my tee shot on 18 Sunday found a pond (combination of high push with a strong left to right wind). I saw no wear that caused me any need to changeout the ball prior to that!!