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Callaway Chrome Tour: Everything you need to know!

Best Callaway Golf Balls 2024

Callaway are back with a range of brand new golf balls for 2024

 

Golf balls are a pivotal aspect of any golfer’s game, playing a significant role in the trajectory, distance, and accuracy of every shot. When it comes to choosing the ideal golf ball, many gravitate towards the offerings of an industry leader – Callaway.

Callaway has been very successful over the recent years with the Chrome Soft and Chrome Soft X. In 2024, Callaway has upgraded the Chrome Soft and has introduced the Chrome Tour. Below we delve into the line up of Callaway golf balls that you could be using this season.

Best Callaway Golf Balls 2024


Callaway Chrome Tour golf ball

4.5 star review
Callaway Chrome Tour Golf Ball Review

Reviewed by Hannah Holden

We’ve got a new white paint colour that looks more premium. We also have redesigned numbers that are a different shape and have a new red paint shade. All this has made a massive difference.

With 7-iron, the key theme was consistency. My data here is almost robot-like, which I could certainly get used to. Spin at an average of 6478rpm with a land angle of 44.9° is certainly going to help me control the ball on the greens. I could perhaps do with some more height, but that is something I am seeing across the board with my mid-long irons at the moment. The average carry at 141 is about right for the temperature at this time of year and my swing speed with a few jumpers on!!

  • Expensive
  • It feels extremely soft off the putter

Following my data testing, I have taken this out on the course for numerous rounds to see how it performs out in the elements. My overarching theme would be that it just feels really comfortable and consistent to use. It does exactly what I want it to without having to adapt by flight or shot shape.

Pros:

  • Looks more premium than the previous Chrome Soft model
  • Great data across the board
  • Feels good on short shots around the green

Cons:

  • None


RRP: £55

Colours: White / Yellow / Tru Trak / Triple Track / 360 Triple Track

More information: Callaway Website

Callaway Chrome Tour X golf ball

5 star review
Callaway Chrome Tour X Golf Ball Review

Reviewed by Jack Backhouse

Callaway’s new ball features a new Hyper Fast Soft Core, which is an entirely new rubber system that more accurately achieves the target compression for more consistent performance. I was pleased that despite hitting my shots consistently to the right, how consistent the shots were carry and spin wise, which is going to help me massively on my approach shots.

I was really pleased with the spin on the 7-iron. 6600 rpm of backspin on a 7 iron is pretty much perfect and is going to help me keep the ball on the greens. I naturally launch the ball quite low, so making sure that I use a ball that spins enough is vital for my game.

A final comment to add is how spinny and soft this ball feels around the green. Callaway’s new Chrome Tour X has a new urethane cover, which is spinnier than the previous model’s, which is only going to give you more control and more up and downs.

Pros:

  • Great spin from the wedge
  • Love the visual technology available.
  • Ideal iron spin for control into the greens

Cons:

  • Expensive


RRP: £55

Colours: White / Yellow / Tru Trak / Triple Track / 360 Triple Track

More information: Callaway Website

Callaway Chrome Soft golf ball

4.5 star review
Callaway Chrome Tour: Everything you need to know!

Reviewed by Jack Backhouse

You Chrome Soft enthusiasts are going to notice a lot of changes in the 2024 version of the ball. A new white paint job, redesigned numbers, new red paint shading of the number, the Callaway Chevron is now on the ball, and there is a new dimple pattern. Do not panic; however, this is still the golf ball you have loved for the last 2 years.

This four-piece ball has a new rubber core, which can more accurately be built to the correct compression, a new custom dimple pattern that makes this ball fly higher with less spin and a new urethane cover that spins harder on shorter shots around the green.

It’s the driver where I see the benefit of the new high trajectory technology. A 30-yard peak height with a driver is solid for me and is higher than I achieved with the other balls in the test. I do have a right fade bias at the moment, which is likely adding spin and reducing carry, but I am actually pleased with how consistent the shots I hit are.

This is a great ball and is going to go straight into the bag of all the Chrome Soft die-hard players, so you should absolutely get out and try it.

Pros:

  • Higher trajectory
  • Love the visual technology available.
  • Ideal iron spin for control into the greens

Cons:

  • Expensive


RRP: £55

Colours: White / Yellow / Tru Trak / Triple Track / 360 Triple Track

More information: Callaway Website

Callaway ERC Soft golf ball

Callaway ERC Soft golf ball review

Reviewed by Steve Carroll

Callaway have been busy with their latest version of the ERC Soft. The renowned equipment giant says a new GRIP Urethane Coating System provides more greenside spin, while the equally new HyperElastic SoftFast core “increases ball speed, while maintaining soft feel through the bag”.

How is that done? The spin is achieved through “high-elongation paint” and the core is optimised for faster driver speed.

Add in a Hybrid Cover that combines maximised distance from high launch and low spin and a High Speed Mantle which “creates more efficient energy transfer between the layers for more ball speed and provides more wedge spin around the green” and you’ve got a lot of technology combined with a lot of promises.

You’ve got to love the ERC Soft ball around the putting surface and on the greens, though. There was good, consistent, roll out from the fringe, and the Triple Track Dagger remains an absolute winner.

Alignment really is a doddle with this and those big bold lines – not to mention the fact there are three of them – makes a really simple task to get the ball pointing exactly where you want to.

 

Pros:

  • Triple Track Dagger means alignment remains a doddle.
  • Lack of roll may suit players who want a high, stopping, ball with their irons.
  • Consistent feel around the greens promotes a more positive strike.

Cons:

  • It didn’t feel very forgiving for me following some poor striking.


RRP: £34

Colours: White, Yellow

More info: Callaway website

Callaway Supersoft golf ball

4.5 star review
Callaway Supersoft golf ball review

Reviewed by Steve Carroll

Super long, super straight, super soft. Just super in fact. That’s quite the set of claims for a golf ball that retails at under £30 a dozen but the Callaway Supersoft golf ball has enjoyed enduring popularity and the equipment giant say they’ve advanced the cover, core, and construction technologies, while also promising improved performance from tee to green.

A HyperElastic SoftFast Core is said to be optimised for faster speed and a softer feel around the green and the Hybrid Cover should also “create more wedge control while still maintaining distance, very soft feel, and durability”.

It’s in chipping and putting around the greens where I got the most out of this ball, though, and it was really very impressive. I loved the feel on contact when coming out of a bunker and, unusually for me, I actually managed to get some action on this golf ball on landing.

It’s easily the softest ball I’ve struck on the putting surface this year and it had a very pleasing sound as the putter made contact. I thought I’d have to hit it a bit harder to get it to the hole but the Callaway Supersoft had a really nice consistent roll and didn’t appear to hurt me too much on mis-hits. There was also good distance control with long putting.

When you badge all of that performance up with a price tag under £30, you really are getting an awful lot for your cash. Maybe I’ll just have to rein in the big stick!

Pros:

  • Exceptional value at the price.
  • Long distance with an iron in hand.
  • Great sound and feel around the greens.

Cons:

  • Higher swing speed players may find it difficult to control with a driver.


RRP: £29

Colours: White, Yellow, Pink, Red, Orange, Green

More information: Callaway website

Callaway Reva golf ball

Callaway Reva golf ball review

Reviewed by Hannah Holden

Given the oversized nature of the Reva golf ball, I was interested to see what it would look like at address, but actually, it is pretty hard to tell by eye that this has a larger diameter than a standard ball.

Some cheaper golf balls on the market are known for their harsh feel around the greens, this could not be less true of the Reva golf ball, which feels remarkably soft off the face around the greens. I would say it doesn’t spin as much on short shots as a urethane golf ball but if you don’t generate spin on chips and pitch shots you aren’t really losing out here.

Interestingly the dispersion was very consistent with 7-iron. I think this comes down to the larger size of the golf ball.

The theory behind the tech is pretty simple, the larger size makes it easier to hit the middle of the face. This means the centre of gravity of the club stays below the centre of the ball, helping you launch the ball higher.

Overall, this was a really consistent golf ball. I loved the soft feel around the greens and how easy it was to hit. I can see how playing a ball like this would help higher handicappers play more consistently.

Pros:

  • Great for slower swinging golfers
  • Bigger size is great for consistency
  • Great value for money

Cons:

  • Only suits one group of golfers


RRP: £22.99

Colours: Pearl (White), Pink

More info: Callaway Golf


Best Callaway Golf Balls 2024

The selection of the right golf ball can make a profound difference in your golfing performance, and this exploration of Callaway’s top offerings provides a glimpse into some of the best options available.

Each of these balls are tailored to offer varying levels of control, distance, and feel, catering to the diverse needs and abilities of golfers. While each of these balls boasts a unique set of advantages, the ultimate choice depends on your unique playing style and requirements.

Take the time to evaluate and select a ball that will not only improve your performance but also elevate your love for the game. With the right Callaway golf ball in your arsenal, you’ll be primed to master the greens and tee off with unmatched confidence.


How do we test golf balls?

At National Club Golfer, we are passionate about producing accurate and thorough reviews and make sure our testing process is rigorous so we get a good understanding of how each club performs.

We headed to Woodhall Spa Golf Club to allow us to collect launch monitor data with our in-house TrackMan and Flightscope. We tested each golf ball on the putting surface and around the greens before collecting data on 50-yard pitch shots, with a 7-iron and with a driver.

What is important when buying a new golf ball?

Feel

Golf ball feel is a personal preference. Different balls on the market will feel softer or firmer depending on their compression and structure. It is crucial to test balls when putting, chipping and hitting long game shots to check you like the performance across all areas.

Distance

How far you want to hit the golf ball is a crucial consideration when picking a brand and model. Getting the right compression relative to your swing speed and strike will help you get the maximum distance out of a golf ball. You also need to consider if getting maximum distance is important to you or if you would rather give up some yardage to gain in other areas.

Spin

Generally, lower handicappers are looking for a ball that spins more so they can get more control around the greens. In this case, getting a ball with a urethane cover is really important as it will give you the most spin and control.

Price

Not everyone wants to spend £50 a dozen on golf balls. When picking the right golf ball for you, you should consider how much you want to spend relative to what performance you want.

Nicola Slater

Nicola Slater

Nicola recently graduated from Stirling University where she studied Sports Studies, she wrote her dissertation on barriers to participation for women in golf.
Nicola plays her golf at Hickleton Golf Club and has recently started her professional career on the LET Access Tour. Having played for Yorkshire Ladies and has represented England at junior and senior level.

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