Callaway is one of the leading manufacturers in the golf industry. Their Epic and Rogue ranges of equipment and accessories have stolen most of the limelight, but their recent golf ball designs have also been very impressive. The Callaway Chrome Soft and Chrome Soft X golf balls are the premium golf ball offerings from Callaway.
These two golf balls are the golf balls of choice for the majority of Callaway’s contracted professional players. Let’s take a closer look at these two golf balls in order to learn more about their design, but also to learn about what the difference is between these two models.
A head to head matchup between the Chrome Soft and the Chrome Soft X will be a close affair. It is safe to assume that both golf balls feature very similar designs, the only differences will probably be compression and ball flight. Making assumptions isn’t recommended in the golf world, instead let’s review and compare these two golf balls based on distance, feel, greenside control, durability and price.
Callaway Chrome Soft X vs. Chrome Soft: Comparison Table
Chrome Soft X
Chrome Soft X Review
- The Chrome Soft X is a premium golf ball that is widely used amongst Callaway sponsored professional players
- The Chrome Soft X features Callaway’s new Graphene-infused Dual Soft Fast core, this core design maximizes compression energy which ensures added distance as a result of low driver spin
- The design of the dual core enhances control with short irons and wedges
- The durable Urethane cover of the Chrome Soft X ensures soft feel and pinpoint accuracy around the greens
- The fast SubMantle of the Chrome Soft X further promotes soft feel at impact
- The easy to compress core of the Chrome Soft X still compresses on off-center hits, this ensures unprecedented consistency
- The Chrome Soft X with its 332 HEX dimple pattern offers maximum workability
- The Chrome Soft X is available in both a white or tour yellow option
- The Chrome Soft X features an above-average price point
- The 90 compression of the Chrome Soft X is recommended to players with high swing speeds. Slow swinging players won’t be able to maximize the performance of this golf ball
The Chrome Soft X delivers both in terms of distance and feel and it also promotes a workable ball flight, its workability is one of the main reasons why professional players opt to play with the Chrome Soft X.
The Chrome Soft X ensures maximum distance as a result of low long iron and driver spin and high ball speeds.
Low long game spin and high ball speed are achieved with the help of the new Graphene-infused Dual Soft Fast core featured in the design of the Chrome Soft X.
The easy to compress core, fast SubMantle and soft cover system of the Chrome Soft X are all features that ensure exception forgiveness, pinpoint greenside accuracy and soft feel. The Urethane cover system featured in the design of the Chrome Soft X is very durable, and it is available in either white or tour yellow.
The 90 compression of the Chrome Soft X ensures that fast swinging players will be able to compress the golf ball with ease without having to compromise on feel. The Chrome Soft X does retail at an above-average price but its performance makes it worth the spend.
Chrome Soft Review
- The Chrome Soft is the golf ball of choice for most of Callaway’s professional players
- The Chrome Soft delivers exceptional distance, this is achieved with the help of its new Graphene-infused Dual Soft Fast Core. The design of this core increases ball speeds which deliver added distance
- The soft, durable Urethane cover system of the Chrome Soft lasts for multiple rounds and it also delivers exceptional greenside control and feel
- The Chrome Soft is very consistent, it compresses on both center and off-center hits which ensures consistency on both good and bad shots
- The Chrome Soft features an aerodynamic 332 hexagonal dimple pattern
- Mid compression of 75, players with average swing speeds will be able to compress this golf ball with ease
- The Chrome Soft features a premium above-average price tag
The Chrome Soft with a mid compression of 75 delivers both in terms of distance and greenside control and feel.
The new Graphene-infused Dual Soft Fast Core of the Chrome Soft maximizes ball speeds which in return ensures maximum distance.
The easy to compress core along with the soft Urethane cover system of the Chrome Soft ensures exceptional greenside control and feel. The Urethane cover system of the Chrome Soft is also extremely durable. The 332 HEX dimple pattern of the Chrome Soft is very aerodynamic and it further contributes to added distance and a straight ball flight.
The Chrome Soft is available in a variety of different color options including Callaway’ Truvis design patterns. The Chrome Soft features an above-average price tag, but the results it delivers makes it worth the spend.
Chrome Soft X vs. Chrome Soft
Both the Chrome Soft and Chrome Soft X delivers in the distance category. Both golf balls feature Callaway’s new Graphene-infused Dual Soft Fast Core. The design of this core ensures maximum distance as a result of low long game spin and high ball speeds.
Distance is further enhanced by the 332 aerodynamic HEX dimple pattern featured in the design of both models. The distance battle is a tie between these two respective Chrome SOft models.
Greenside Control and Feel
Both the Chrome Soft and Chrome Soft X have design features that promote greenside control and feel. Greenside feel and control is achieved with the help of an easy to compress core, a soft cover system, and a responsive, fast SubMantle layer.
The Chrome Soft X with its 90 compression has a slightly firmer feel than the Chrome Soft that has a compression of 75. Despite this difference in feel, both models are still industry leaders in terms of greenside control. At the end of the day, it comes down to personal preference, choosing a winner based on design is nearly impossible.
Both the Chrome Soft and Chrome Soft X feature a durable Urethane cover system. This cover is built to last and your golf ball will look like new after 18 holes. The durability matchup is a tie.
Both the Chrome Soft and Chrome Soft X are premium golf balls which means that they have premium price tags. These two retail at roughly the same above-average price point. The price battle is also a tie.
Callaway Chrome Soft X vs. Chrome Soft: And the winner is…
Callaway is victorious in this battle, picking a winner in this head to head matchup was virtually impossible given the fact that these golf balls feature very similar designs. Both models deliver in terms of distance, greenside control, feel and durability.
The X feels slightly firmer and it also promotes a more workable ball flight. Give both models a try and stick to the one that works best for you, these Callaway golf balls won’t disappoint.