Srixon is a brand owned by SRI Sports Limited, a subsidiary of Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd., specializing in golf and tennis. Srixon is most well known globally for its golf balls, holding the largest number of golf ball patents worldwide, and having previously supplied other leading manufacturers such as Dunlop Slazenger with great success. They also produce a full range of golf clubs and accessories. In October 2007, SRI Sports acquired Cleveland Golf, and the following year it was announced that Srixon operations would be consolidated with those of Cleveland Golf. Having previously produced golf balls for other major golf brands, particularly for Dunlop Slazenger including the high end Maxfli Tour Balata HT ball, Srixon now market their own range of balls. and coming out in 2011, the all new Z-STAR XV (which is in Graeme McDowells bag and Ryo Ishikawas bag). The Srixon Z-STAR XV is specially designed for golfers with a faster swing.
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