Callaway’s Chrome Soft golf ball hasn’t been on the market very long and already it’s making waves, lots of waves. PGA professional Phil Mickelson’s endorsement is enough to get your attention: “The new Callaway Chrome Soft is longer. It is way softer and spins much better around the greens…That’s the truth. Deal with it.”
The Callaway Chrome Soft is indicative of the direction that the reputable golf ball producer is headed: Toward better feel and control through lower compression ratings. “The firmer feeling golf balls have become the benchmark for distance and all-around tour-level performance,” said Senior Director of Golf Ball research and development Dave Bartels. The Chrome Soft is a 65-compression ball with three-piece construction and a urethane cover. This is significantly lower than the typical 85-95 compression of traditional tour balls from Titleist and Bridgestone.
Other features of the Callaway Chrome Soft include the following:
- Low spin off the tee results in exceptional distance – The new Chrome Soft golf ball features a SoftFast core. The core is the key to long, straight distance off the tee, and Callaway’s optimized HEX aerodynamics makes Chrome Soft even longer by reducing drag and increasing lift.
- Low compression gives you an incredibly soft feel – The low 65 compression lets you compress the ball on iron shots for an incredibly soft feel, and it’s amazing around the greens. Callaway believes that all golfers should be able to compress the ball just like a Tour player.
- Excellent control – The Chrome Soft provides a high level of control for aggressive shots into the green, thanks to the soft feel and the Tour urethane cover. Most intermediate golfers and mid to high-level handicappers lose strokes from short distances and around the green, not from sacrificing a few yards off the tee. That’s why golf ball feel is so important.
- Callaway Chrome Soft golf balls are available at retailers throughout the country, as well as online. Available in white or yellow, they retail for $37.99 a dozen.
Rick Stedman is an avid golfer, RVer, and writer who lives in Olympia, Washington. Rick writes a golf column, “The RV Golfer,” which is published every month in rvlife.com. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.