Callaway Supersoft vs. Pro V1 – both are powerhouse brands in the golf industry, but let’s take a closer look at these two products to establish which one is pound for pound the best choice.
At first thought the Callaway Supersoft is the underdog in this battle. Considering that it’s opponent, the Titleist Pro V1, is regarded by many as a golf ball hall of famer.
Both are strong contenders to win this fight, but only one will emerge as golf ball world heavyweight champion.
Reading about a product, in this case a golf ball, on a manufacturing company’s website can be deceiving. The only way to truly learn about the performance of a golf ball is to test it, or at least read a review written by someone that has gone through the trouble of testing that specific golf ball.
Both the Callaway Supersoft and the Titleist Pro V1 are great golf balls, but let’s look at a list of pros and cons of each to see which one is best suited for your game.
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Both the Callaway Supersoft and the Titleist Pro V1 are high quality golf balls and are worthy winners of this battle in their own right, but let’s compare these two in depth to establish the true champion. The main factors that golfers, myself included, are looking for in a good golf ball is feel, durability, distance and value.
Callaway Supersoft vs. Pro V1 – Feel
The Titleist Pro V1 has always been known for its exceptional feel. Having a golf ball with soft feel is important, especially for good control around the greens.
Personally I love the way the Pro V1 feels, especially when putting. I have used the Pro V1 with a wide variety of putters with different face inserts and the result has always been soft and forgiving.
When spending time putting with the Supersoft it did display good feel off the putter face. Both golf balls are strong contenders on the feel front but round 1 goes to the Titleist Pro V1.
Callaway Supersoft vs. Pro V1 – Durability
I might only be speaking on my own behalf here but I am a big fan of a strong durable golf ball.
The Callaway Supersoft has been described by many users as a very durable golf ball, this is great because if the golf ball is durable it can be used for more than one round before it starts to look like an old beat up golf ball.
Additionally longer use equals less money spent on buying new golf balls. In comparison the Titleist Pro V1 isn’t as durable, for players with slower swing speeds it will last fairly long, but as soon as a hard hitting players hits a few crisp wedge shots with a Pro V1 the outer layer will have some scuff marks on it. Round 2 goes to the Callaway Supersoft.
Callaway Supersoft vs. Pro V1 – Distance
In the modern game distance plays a huge part, both the Callaway Supersoft and the Titleist Pro V1 definitely deliver in this area.
Both golf balls are designed to produce high ball speeds and a low spin rate. With wedges and short irons both golf balls go about the same distance, but when hitting fairway woods and a driver the Pro V1 has the upperhand.
The Supersoft is a two piece ball with low compression. This is a great combination for accuracy but in the process it does give some distance away, especially for players with higher swing speeds.
Round 3 was a closely contested battle but in the end it goes to the Pro V1.
Callaway Supersoft vs. Titleist Pro V1 – Price
If finding a less expensive good performing golf ball is important to you then the Callaway Supersoft will be your best option.
The Titleist Pro V1 simply cannot compete against the Supersoft in the price category. In addition to being available at an affordable price the Supersoft is also available in a white, yellow, orange and pink color .
Without any doubt round 4 goes to the Callaway Supersoft.
Callaway Supersoft vs Pro V1: Who’s the winner?
After four hard fought rounds both the Callaway Supersoft and the Titleist Pro V1 each won two rounds out of four, but in the end my tie breaking vote gives the victory to the Callaway Supersoft.
Honestly I am a little surprised by this result, but it is refreshing that there are affordable golf balls on the market that can compete with the Titleist Pro V1.
Titleist has been the industry leader in the golf ball market for many years, a little competition from other brands will only lead to continuous improvement from Titleist.
The Supersoft is a worthy winner though, a durable ball with good feel at a competitive price.
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