Selecting golf balls can be as simple as grabbing the least expensive set on the shelf, or as complicated as researching product specifications and testing several brands to find the right ball to compliment your game. For the weekend hacker, whichever ball you use to play probably doesn’t make a big difference, but for players that invest time and effort into the game, ball selection is a critical factor. In this article, we will review one of the most popularCallaway Golf Balls: the Callaway Chrome Soft golf ball.
We will look over the specifications, design and quality of this ball and compare it with some of its competitors to see how it stacks up.
WHAT ARE CALLAWAY GOLF BALLS?
Callaway golf balls are some of the most well known and widely used balls in the game today. Callaway has been in business since 1984 and got its start manufacturing high-quality golf clubs and putters. In 1996, Callaway hired former Boeing engineers to help design their first golf ball in a state-of-the-art facility using the most advanced technology available
Over $170 million was spent on research and development of the first Callaway golf balls that were finally available for sale in 2000. Since that time, Callaway golf balls are some of the most popular golf balls on the market and are widely used in PGA tour events each year.
Callaway golf balls represent some of the most innovative products on the market, and the Chrome Softball is no exception. Typically, softer golf balls give players better spin characteristics and feel on short shots and on the putting green, and they tend to be more forgiving on mis-hit shots because the softer ball will still compress enough so that distance loss is minimized. However, for players with faster swing speeds, a softball can be over-compressed, resulting in a loss of distance.
Callaway has addressed this issue with their Chrome Soft golf balls. They have introduced a new feature for their Chrome Soft golf ball in 2018: grapheme. This is a material that is 200 times stronger than steel and stronger than a diamond, and it can be stretched. Callaway has used this material to make the outer layer of the Chrome Soft’s core. This design enables Callaway to make the inner core softer and larger so that the ball compresses more, even on mis-hits than most other balls on the market.
This dual-core design allows Callaway golf balls to have outstanding performance off the tee, excellent spin control, and tour-level control and feel around the greens. The cover of the Callaway Chrome Soft is made of urethane, which makes for a softer outer layer than most balls when coupled with the graphene, and rubber outer core gives the ball excellent spin on wedge shots while minimizing the risk of over compressing the ball on longer shots, which can be a problem for players with faster swing speeds.
The Callaway Chrome Soft ball is available in either white or yellow, and it is a four-piece design. Callaway golf balls are designed for low to high handicap players and are available for purchase by the dozen.
Callaway golf balls have some of the best values on the market, and the Crome Softball is no exception. The Chrome Soft can be purchased for approximately $ per dozen, which is in line with other high-quality balls, such as the Titleist pro v1. This price tag makes these golf balls somewhat of an investment, but just like anything else, you get what you pay for in terms of quality.