by Jeff Skinner
Get ready to see a little bit of the 1980’s on the golf course this season. No, it’s not plaid, polyester Sans-a-Belt slacks. It’s colored golf balls. In a move that says “everything old is new again” Srixon is bringing back the colored ball.
In the early eighties Wilson’s ProStaff balls took off after Jerry Pate and Wayne Levi won on The PGA Tour using orange colored balls. You remember Pate winning The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass and throwing Commissioner Dean Beman and Pete Dye in the lake and then diving in after them. Pate used an orange Wilson ProStaff to win and sales of them peaked in the following years. Their popularity died off soon after but Srixon thinks the time is right for their return.
The older colored balls lost their appeal over the years and were thought of as less then top flight equipment. That’s not the case with these Srixons. These are the top of the line ball produced by Srixon: The Z-Star and Z-Star X. Jim Furyk and Vijay Singh play the original white ball.
Srixon claims that greenish yellow balls are more visible and promote calm. ”Science has proven that yellow is the most visible color in the visual spectrum and psychology has correlated green with calming and stress relief; therefore Srixon® has combined the two colors based on these findings to tap into the player’s mind and expand the benefits of playing a better ball. A ball that relieves stress, I’ll take a lifetime supply please.