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Very good ball
on January 24, 2013
I'll start by saying I'm a 15 handicapper with a fade off the tee (I was an 8 handicapper 10 years ago, but haven't played much over the intervening years and am just starting up again). I play on a course where staying on the fairway is pretty key, and it's quite narrow.
I have been using the Bridgestone E6 and this has been great in keeping the ball straight. However, it's rock hard, has no grip on the green, and doesn't have any feel when putting. The Q-Star is (in my opinion) not quite as straight off the tee (it takes a little spin) but travels an extra 15 yards. This means that when the fairway is open I can go for it with the extra yardage bonus. When it's a bit tight, I can take a little power off to concentrate on line, but still end up in the same place as the E6 due to the extra yardage.
On and around the greens, these two balls are chalk and cheese. The E6 lands and releases (quite a long way). It's a rock solid bump and run ball, there is virtually no other way to play the greens with it. The Q-Star can be hit right to the pin and stops very quickly, even with a little backspin (which I wasn't even trying for) on occasion. There is a far superior 'feel' when putting with the Q-Star.
I'll be sticking with the Q-Star but on a really windy day, I may go back to the E6 (or even the E7 which hits low and straight).
Hope this helps.