Spin isn't just for high-swing-speed, low-handicap players anymore. Golf ball manufacturers have developed new technologies, particularly in how they coat the ball's cover, that increase spin in a two-piece, durable ball without sacrificing much in the way of distance.
Srixon's SpinSkin coating, which creates more friction at impact and allows grooves to catch the ball better, is now in its second generation and has been a big success on its Tour-grade Z-Star products. That second-generation SpinSkin is now on its Q-Star ball, a two-piece product designed for the normal golfer.
The ball's Energetic Gradient Growth core is akin to what you're seeing in the likes of Callaway's Chrome Soft and TaylorMade's Project (a) offerings: designed to provide better feel and softness on shorter shots while performing for distance with the longer clubs.
The new Q-Star balls will be available Aug. 14 in both white and yellow for about $25 per dozen.