Piece on Earth

2 piece, 3 piece, 4 piece golf balls? What on Earth does it mean?

This is the number of layers or materials within a golf ball. I will use Srixon products as examples as I am now a stockist here in the UK.

The outer layer of a golf ball is normally Surlyn, Ionomer (2 piece balls) or Urethane (3/4 piece balls).

Ionomer covers are more durable. Srixon AD333, Soft Feel and Ulti Soft 2 piece balls.

Urethane is the very best way to get spin with your wedges. Srixon Z Star and Q Star Tour. 3 piece balls.

120mph Driver speed golfer: Hits the ball at 120, 100, 80, 60 during a round…The ball squashes differently for all of these shots. Best with 3/4 piece balls.

80mph Driver speed golfer: Hits the ball at 80, 70, 60 during a round… The ball squashes much less at this range of speed. Best with 2/3 piece balls.

The extra layers are designed to react to these varying speeds within a round of golf and the compression is the best way to match this to each golfer.

An 80mph Driver speed will not squash in to the 4 pieces of a Srixon Z Star XV. But the 3 piece Q Star Tour provides a better compression for 80mph and still has all the lovely grip you may want with the wedges.

Srixon Z Star XV 100+ mph 4 piece Urethane Compression 102 – £34.99 per dozen

Srixon Z Star 90+ mph 3 piece Urethane Compression 90 – £34.99 per dozen

Srixon Q Star Tour 75+ mph 3 piece Urethane Compression 72 – £29.99 per dozen

Srixon Q Star Tour Divide (like the old Ping) – JUNE STOCK – waiting list

Srixon AD333 75+ mph 2 piece Ionomer Compression 77 – £19.99 per dozen

Srixon Soft Feel All mph 2 piece Ionomer Compression 60 – £19.99 per dozen

Srixon Ulti-Soft All mph 2 piece Ionomer Compression 42 – £19.99 per dozen

The AD333 is the best selling 2 piece ball in the UK and has been for as long as I can remember!

I think the new Q Star Tour opens up a new level of short game control in comparison with very similar driver performance. Could be worth that extra spend for the Urethane cover for some golfers.

Published by HoleSaleGolf

PGA Golf Professional - Specialist in club building and custom golf equipment. Here to work with you to play better golf and enjoy yourself.

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