Callaway Chrome Soft Golf Balls Review

Callaway Chrome Soft Golf Balls Review
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Callaway Chrome Soft Golf Balls: QUICK OVERVIEW

Features

Materials

Construction

Price

What We Like

  • Superior control in the air
  • Solid ground control
  • Good value for the money
  • Good visibility features

What We Don't Like

  • Not forgiving to medium handicap players
  • Doesn’t help those with slow swing speeds

Soft golf balls are in high demand not just among amateur golfers but also among semi-pro golfers. But there’s more to a golf ball than its softness or hardness. So, how do you know which to choose in order to improve your game?

It’s all about construction and materials. Some balls are designed for distance and others are designed for superior spin control on the ground. If you’re not sure which you need more, the answer is simple. A hybrid design that balances both is the way to go.

The Chrome Soft balls achieve just that with quality engineering and material choices that allow you to squeeze the most performance in flight and on the green.

Callaway Chrome Soft Golf Balls Review

For a couple of years now, the Callaway Supersoft golf balls have been the go-to choice for most amateur golfers. The Callaway Chrome brings another layer of control as well as a few other minor design changes that improve the ball’s behavior on the green without sacrificing any yardage. It doesn’t have the best sound, but then again, it’s all about performance.

Who is this product for?

The Callaway Chrome golf balls are a good choice for any golfer that needs a soft ball with a good roll. They’re also solid picks if you’re a long-time Supersoft user but want to achieve longer distances with your shots.

While not the best in the business when it comes to visibility, the Callaway Chrome does have some easy to track features, if you need some assistance in that department. Last but not least, if you’re a soccer fan, you will really appreciate the pattern on the cover.

What’s included?

Each package contains 12 Callaway Chrome Soft balls in individual packaging. Three versions have a white cover with colored accents and two more have a yellow cover with black soccer ball accents.

Overview of features

The first feature worth mentioning has nothing to do with performance. It’s just that the Callaway Chrome has a very eye-catching design. The cover is painted just like a soccer ball and there are plenty of color choices including two with a fully painted yellow background.

Oftentimes the Callaway Chrome is compared to the Callaway Supersoft, and for good reason. However you nitpick at the construction and the design, the Chrome golf balls are the obvious successor. The aerodynamics are better but the balls have a lower trajectory. You will add yards to your shots.

The construction is four-piece with a medium-compression core and tournament-quality urethane cover. What this does for you is allowing better control on the green. Your chips should be a lot more accurate if you’re at least a mid-handicap player.

The core is called a Dual SoftFast core and it’s made from grapheme. It has a larger inner core and a thinner outer layer, which promotes a balance between distance and short-game control.

Because of the soccer ball pattern, the Callaway Chrome golf balls also offer accurate information regarding your swing technique. Since they’re easy to track, you’ll be able to notice if you’re cutting or slicing your shots more than you should, which should come in handy when putting.

If your swing is consistently over 100 mph on the driver, these golf balls will do you justice. However, if you often go above 110 mph, then the Chrome Soft X would be a bit more suitable to your game (more on this later).

The spin is low so the flight pattern should be consistent with each drive, as long as you have proper technique. For your short game, the ball doesn’t feel as soft as you would think. It’s still softer than tournament-quality balls but it performs really well on clean shots, especially because of its lower flight trajectory.

How to use

To get the most distance off the driver, you may need to readjust your swing angle to hit consistent drives over 250 yards. This is because the low spin on the Chrome Soft promotes a low-flight trajectory. You should also keep your chips as clean as possible to get a soft roll after the bounce.

Alternatives

If you’re at the level where four-piece golf balls are your bread and butter on the course, Callaway has some of the best balls on the market. However, the Chrome Soft is not for everyone even though it has an amazing balance. Some players really struggle with getting enough distance with these balls. If you’re among them, there might be a better alternative to the Chrome Soft.

Another four-piece golf ball from Callaway that retains the same soft ball design but focuses more on carry than ground control is the Chrome Soft X. It has a low compression core which reduces the spin off the tee while also allowing for the ball to leave with greater velocity off the club face.

If budget is also a concern, the Soft X golf balls are also slightly cheaper than the Chrome Soft line and just as durable in the long run.

Conclusion

The Callaway Chrome Soft golf balls are some of the best soft golf balls for an amateur or semi-pro golfer. The balance between spin off the tee and spin control for short-distance shots is most impressive, especially in this price range.

The balls are quite forgiving even for mid-handicap players, but they really shine when used by highly skilled golfers with a perfect swing technique. If you have a high swing speed and prefer a soft touch, the Chrome Soft may be a very solid choice.

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