Callaway is a leading golf industry manufacturer. In recent years they are known for their Epic and Rogue lines of drivers, woods, and irons. Callaway doesn’t just manufacture high-quality clubs, they also produce some of the best golf balls on the market.
Callaway offers a wide variety of golf ball options to choose from that will fit the games and swing speeds of both beginners and touring professionals. To learn more about the golf balls that Callaway has on offer let’s do a comparison between their Superhot 55 and Chrome Soft models.
The Superhot 55 is a low compression golf ball that is renowned for its distance. In comparison, the Chrome Soft is a premium golf ball that is long off the tee but it has exceptional soft feel on and around the greens. At first glance, it seems as if the Chrome Soft will emerge as the winner in this head to head race.
But before a premature verdict is reached let’s do an in-depth review and comparison of these golf balls to see how they compare in terms of distance, feel, durability and price in order to determine the ultimate winner.
Superhot 55 Review
- Aerodynamic design that ensures extreme distance shots
- The combination of the soft mantle and the cover system used in the design ofthe Superhot 55 reduces spin to promote a straighter ball flight
- The Superhot 55 has a very low compression point that ensures a soft feel at impact on full shots
- Affordable price point
- Lacks design features that promotes spin and effective greenside control
- The soft cover of the Superhot 55 lacks durability
Chrome Soft Review
- Premium golf ball that is used by majority of Callaway sponsored professional players
- Features a Graphene-infused Dual Soft Fast Core with a larger inner core that delivers high balls speeds and low spin rates when hit with a driver, the result is long and straight drives
- The Chrome Soft features a Tour-Urethane cover that offers great feel and that also delivers exception spin and control on chip and pitch shots around the green
- The Chrome Soft is designed to compress even on off center hits, this ensures consistency even on your bad shots
- The Chrome Soft carries a premium price tag
Head to Head Comparison: Superhot 55 vs Chrome Soft
Distance seems to be a dominating factor in the modern golf game, thus it is important to play with a golf ball that gives you maximum distance. The Superhot 55 is renowned for its long distance, especially off the tee. The Superhot 55 features an aerodynamic cover design that promotes maximum distance throughout the bag. In comparison, the Chrome Soft is also renowned for being an all-around high performing golf ball in terms of distance.
The Chrome Soft design features a Graphene-infused Dual Soft Fast Core with a larger inner core that delivers high balls speeds and low spin rates at impact. More speed and less spin equals maximum distance and control.
As the saying goes: “Drive for show and putt for dough”. Playing with a golf ball that offers exceptional feel is just as important as playing with a golf ball that delivers maximum distance. The Superhot 55 is a low compression golf ball, slow swinging amateurs and beginners should be able to compress this ball fairly easily. In return, they will experience soft feel at impact on full shots.
The Superhot 55 lacks greenside control and spin on the other end of the feel spectrum. The Chrome Soft, in comparison, lives up to its name, it features a Tour-Urethane cover that offers great feel and that also delivers exceptional spin and control on chip and pitch shots around the green.
Professional players often times switch to a new golf ball every 6-9 holes. Amateurs don’t have the luxury of unlimited free golf balls thus they are looking for a golf ball that will look like new for at least 18 holes.
The Superhot 55 design features a soft mantle and cover system, this is great for feel but it is not that great for durability. Don’t be surprised if the Superhot 55 looks beat up after 18 holes.
On the other end, Chrome Soft players shouldn’t be fooled by the softness of the Tour-Urethane cover that is featured in its design. The cover of the Chrome Soft is extremely durable and if you are able to play all 18 holes with the same golf ball it will look just as good as it did on the 1st tee box.
The Superhot 55 features an affordable price point and it is a good value for money option especially for golfers that tend to lose a few balls during the course of a round. The Chrome Soft, on the other hand, is a premium golf ball with a premium price tag, but don’t be deterred by the price tag, it is worth the splurge.
Golfers underestimate the importance of playing with a quality golf ball that is suitable for their games. Spend the money and give the Chrome Soft a try, it might just revolutionize your game.
And The Winner is…
Callaway Chrome Soft
The Superhot 55 is a good all-around golf ball that has a lot going for it, but after reviewing the key features, it simply just doesn’t stack up against the Chrome Soft. The Superhot 55 is known for its length of the tee and it retails at a reasonable price, but it is worth it to splurge the extra cash on the Chrome Soft.
The Chrome Soft does carry a hefty price tag in comparison to the Superhot 55 but it rains supreme in all the other categories that were compared. The Chrome Soft goes long and straight, it has exceptional feel and control around the greens and it features a durable cover.
All in all the Chrome Soft is in a league of its own and it is a worthy winner in this case.