Srixon Q-STAR TOUR DIVIDE – Key Takeaways
- Srixon’s Q-STAR TOUR DIVIDE is now available in two new color options.
- Yellow/blue is available starting today; yellow/orange will be available July 30.
- $32.99 per dozen
Are you the type of golfer who likes a splash of color in your game? If so, the new additions to the multi-color Srixon Q-STAR TOUR DIVIDE golf ball line might be right up your alley. We’re talking Technicolor, Kodachrome and Crayola 64 all rolled into one.
If, however, you’re a traditionalist and think optic yellow screams driving range and is an affront to the game’s sacred traditions, you might want to skip this article. It won’t make you happy.
Srixon introduced its dual-color Q-STAR TOUR DIVIDE last April. At the time, the company promised some new colorways later in the year. Welp, buckle up, folks. Srixon is about to go all Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds on you.
Tangerine Trees, Marmalade Skies
The first Q-STAR TOUR DIVIDE arrived in a fishing bobber-esque red and yellow and brought back memories of the legendary PING Eye 2 balls from the ’80s. The two new entries round out Srixon’s tribute to primary colors and raise a glass to the secondary ones, too.
First off, if you’re a fan of LA’s pro football teams, the Red Sox’ recent City Connect uniforms or the Cub Scouts, you’ll love the yellow/blue Q-STAR DIVIDE. And if you’re fond of adult male Western Tanagers or Lutino Fischer’s Love Birds, then you’ll enjoy the new yellow/orange Q-STAR TOUR DIVIDE.
As you’d expect, Srixon says the feedback they’ve been getting on the Q-STAR TOUR DIVIDE since April has exceeded expectations. And the new colors are, if nothing else, fun. For an awful lot of people out there who don’t play golf for a living, it’s important to remember that golf is just a game.
And games are supposed to be fun.
Srixon Q-STAR TOUR DIVIDE: The Basics
Color aside, the Q-STAR TOUR DIVIDE is the most up-to-date version of the Q-STAR TOUR. It features what Srixon calls a 338 Speed Dimple Pattern. The company says it’s designed for a penetrating ball flight, increasing lift and reducing drag.
The DIVIDE is a three-piece ball with a matte urethane cover. Ever since the 2019 Z-STAR series, Srixon has been delivering some of the thinnest covers in golf. The Q-STAR TOUR DIVIDE is no different, with a cover 2/100ths of an inch thick. It’s important to note the coloring is not painted on. The pigments are infused into the thermoplastic urethane so the color won’t scratch off.
The signature Srixon Fast Layer Core is one of those crazy compounds that companies like Sumitomo Rubber Industries (the SRI is Srixon) and Bridgestone use because, well, they’re rubber experts and they can. The Fast Layer Core is soft on the inside and firmer toward the outside, sort of like a Tootsie Pop. The end result is that it acts like a four-piece ball but is a hell of a lot easier to make.
For those with a long memory, it’s here we note the 2019 Q-STAR TOUR ball scored, to be kind, not so great in MyGolfSpy’s Ball Lab test last fall. More than one-third of the balls tested were out of round, with 25 percent suffering significant layer concentricity issues. Srixon has plants in both Japan and Indonesia and the Q-STAR TOUR samples we tested were from Indonesia. We haven’t tested the Q-STAR TOUR DIVIDE yet. We did test the 2019 Z-STAR last fall and it tested out favorably while the 2021 Z-STAR XV came in as average.
Q-STAR TOUR DIVIDE: Final Thoughts, Price, Availability
The Q-STAR TOUR ball does have its following. It’s a modestly priced urethane ball so it has that going for it, despite the 2019 version’s performance in Ball Lab. We’ll see with the 2021 version.
The real story, however, is the whole DIVIDE thing and how you feel about it. They are fun to play and if you play for fun, it’s definitely worth a whack. The DIVIDE is also fun to use for short-game practice. It provides a cool strobe effect on chips and pitches, giving you a clear idea of spin. And if you can’t line one of these up for putting, you should probably give ping-pong a whirl.
Srixon promised more colors when the DIVIDE franchise was launched back in April so we have to ask what’s next? Since the whole Crayola box is open, might we see a turquoise blue/burnt sienna ball? Or maybe wisteria/magenta? The possibilities are endless.
The new Q-STAR TOUR DIVIDE in yellow/blue will be available starting today in stores and online. The yellow/orange balls will be available starting July 30.
The Srixon Q-STAR TOUR DIVIDE retails for $32.99 per dozen.
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