What’s new? How much does it cost? And how does it perform? Jack Backhouse brings you the low down on the Callaway Chrome Soft Golf Ball
The Callaway Chrome Soft has been Callaway’s number one ball for the club golfer in their lineup, but this year, it comes back redesigned and better than ever, so how did we find them? Find out in our Callaway Chrome Soft golf ball review.
This is the Chrome Soft you know and love, but it’s better. It’s lost that spongey soft feel but has kept its spin around the greens with a new core and a new cover.
The lowest compression of Callaway’s tour balls this is the most usable tour golf ball that more average swing speed golfers can use.
- Higher trajectory
- Love the visual technology available.
- Ideal iron spin for control into the greens
Callaway Chrome Soft Golf Ball Review: First Impressions
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
Like all of the balls Callaway have released this year, the 2024 Chrome Soft is a completely new ball when compared to its predecessor. The 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.
We start our ball test with a mid-length pitch shot of around 50 yards, and compared to the Chrome Tour X I tested, it launches a little higher and spins a little less, but it still offers plenty of spin and control for the average mid handicapper. I really like how spinny the new Urethane cover feels on these shots; it really feels like your grooves are gripping the ball.
With a 7 iron, again, it spins less than the Callaway Chrome Tour X golf ball (which it is supposed to do) and, therefore, goes a bit further for me. The spin is still above 6000 rpm, which is great, as this is what’s going to help me stop the ball on the green with my irons. I’m naturally a low launcher of the ball, so I need all the help Callaway can offer me regarding peak height.
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.
One thing I must add is how much better this ball feels on the greens with the putter and around the greens on short chip shots than the 2022/23 model. I found the old ball felt too soft and weird off the putter’s face, and that has been drastically improved in the new ball.
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. It is the most usable tour ball for the average golfer with its low compression, so it might really suit your game. Callaway offers 360 Triple Track, regular Triple Track, and new TruTrack visual technology on this ball to help you hole more putts.
Callaway Chrome Soft Golf Ball Review: The Details
Available: 2nd Feb 2024
Colours: White / Yellow / Tru Trak / Triple Track / 360 Triple Track
More information: Callaway Website
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