Callaway Chrome Soft Golf Balls
Every golfer knows that Callaway is a serious brand that has anchored its position among the leaders in the golf industry by constantly developing new technologies and cutting-edge designs. Their success spreads in all golf areas, from clubs to equipment and accessories. Rarely will you find a golf company that offers such a broad range of products designed with superior materials and under the most stringent conditions.
Their dedication to bringing about the latest scientific discoveries into their products has resulted in various breakthrough designs that set new limits in their range. Callaway has always been going deeper in its pursuit to find the best and never got satisfied, no matter how far they have gone in their quest for improvement. Perfection doesn’t exist, but if you have to define it, then it will include Callaway products in it.
The company rarely leaves no stone unturned in their research and that applies in every possible range. When it comes to golf balls, their array is massive, boasting the same perfection and attention to details seen in all other types of products. The company has developed breakthrough designs with the inclusion of new elements and materials, and their golf balls have been one of the most frequently seen on tournaments and regular golf sessions.
One of the golf ball models that created a big craze from the moment they were launched on the market is Chrome Soft, a model that differs from the other models by utilizing within its blend of materials a Nobel Prize-winning material that was just a century ago discovered, and which is considered to be the strongest material in the world. This material is called graphene and bellow we’ll talk about why they decided to use this material, what changes it makes and the performance of the balls.
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Four-piece golf ball made od dual-core, a mantle, and a cover
Larger core for low compression rate and an ultra-soft feel
Extra spin on the greens without sacrificing speed and distance
The urethane cover guarantees durability
Hexagonal dimple design adds more aerodynamic features and extra spin
It comes in several colors and designs
Two models within the series, Chrome Soft, and the Chrome Soft X
Not particularly suitable for high handicappers
However, as impressive as it sounds, one needs to be aware that it is actually 0.4% of it used that is used in the construction of the outer core layer. Yet, they created a layer around it and made the inner core 80% bigger than their previous model. The purpose of the use of such a strong material is to increase the compression difference between the inner core and the outer core, and the company calls it a crash helmet for the inner core. This makes the inner core larger and softer to deliver better performance in all the aspects of the game.
Before we talk about golf ball covers, we’d like to remind you that nowadays the materials used in their production are mainly limited to Surlyin (ionomer), urethane, and Callaway has their own proprietary hybrid material. Yet, urethane is considered to be the most premium material than all, which is considerably pricier as well. This material enables manufacturers to create softer golf balls, without worrying that the balls will undergo any significant changes under impact since it maintains its strength under the most powerful shots. This implies that they will last longer and won’t be prone to any damages.
Having opted for urethane, Callaway inconspicuously makes clear that this ball is of premium quality, not only in its inner part but from the outside too. Together with the mantle they deliver premium short game performance and enhance the feel. The hexagonal dimple design makes it aerodynamic but at the same time, this pattern creates increased spin and better-stopping landing on the green.
When it comes to a four-piece golf ball model, you do realize that we are talking about supremacy which has a final goal of delivering optimal performance. If you have ever asked yourself about the deeper meaning of the so-called “optimum performance”, we’ll explain it right away.
As you know, many golfers struggle with speed, so they would look for distance golf balls. Others have a really hard time handling the shots from the wedges and look for golf balls that deliver more spin. Others need more stopping power on the greens or maximized roll when putting. So, now imagine that there is a golf ball that includes everything within its construction to deliver the “optimum performance”.
The softcore, as we have previously mentioned, delivers much less spin when it comes to long shots with a straighter ball trajectory that leads to more distance. Also, when the core is softer this means it is more forgiving thanks to their ability to compress even when golfers hit the ball off-center and convert the head speed into ball speed, unlike harder balls.
We mentioned that there is another submodel within this one, the Chrome Soft X, which is a bit firmer, and which is more intended to meet the needs of golfers who have a more powerful swing. It is a more feel-and-control-based model which differs slightly in the size of the core.
Sound and Feel
Sound-wise, it is what distinguishes the two models, the standard and the X one. With every shot, there is a clear clingy sound that is much more emphasized in the X model, while in the standard one it is more muted. This louder sound divides golfers in their opinion what is better, louder or muted, either way, two options are at your disposal without a considerable difference in their performance.
Firstly, they are four-piece golf balls that are comprised of a dual-core, mantle and urethane cover with hexagonal dimple-pattern design. The ultimate hallmark of Chrome Soft is the use of graphene, the strongest material on the Earth to create the outer core layer which has an influence on the compression of the cover and it influences the playability of the ball. Then, the decision of the engineers to use urethane means that you get a high-quality golf ball that will last for much longer (unless you lose it somewhere on the course or in the water hazards), and which will show almost no signs of wear and tear for quite some time. Lastly, it is a high-performance, all-around golf ball that delivers piercing-straight, low spin trajectories that deliver more yardages and extra forgiveness. As we have said, the optimum performance of this model is observed in its ability to perform well in the short game too, offering extra spin, enhanced feel, more control and stopping landing power.
- Four-piece golf ball made of dual-core, a mantle, and a cover
- The outer cover features graphene, the strongest material on the Earth
- The 80% larger core delivers very low compression rate and an ultra-soft feel
- The graphene layer functions as a crash shield that enhances the performance on the approaching shots and extra spin without sacrificing speed and distance
- The urethane cover makes sure that the ball will stay intact after using it for some time
- Hexagonal dimple design adds more aerodynamic properties and spins when playing with the short irons
- It comes in several colors and designs
- There are two submodels, the standard Chrome Soft, and the Chrome Soft X which is bit firmer and intended to appeal to golfers with a faster swing speed
Cost and Value
To summarize, these are exceptional balls that will enhance your performance in the long game and increase your confidence in the short game thanks to the top-notch design they feature.