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Callaway New Chrome Soft Yellow Golf Ball Review
Some manufacturers do not reveal or emphasize the compression ratings of new golf balls. Some models are now designed and marketed to fit and appeal to a golfers preferences for price, distance, spin, feel and control.
Category Comparison: Tour
Spec: (Four) 4 Piece / Layers
The Callaway New Chrome Soft Yellow Golf Balls retails for $39,99 (MSRP) a dozen and it's advertised as being a true game changer. And judging from the tech specs, I must confess that I'm really impressed. The latest Callaway New Chrome Soft Yellow comes in a very easy to spot color (both on the ground and in mid-air) and boasts Callaway's Tour proven performance via state of the art technology. Just to give you a taste, the New Chrome Soft ball features a four piece construction and it's designed with the proprietary Dual SoftFast Core, for unparalleled levels of speed, distance and optimized spin-rates, for maximizing performance, regardless of what driver you're using. With the Callaway New Chrome Soft Yellow, the company really did a great job getting around the issue of creating a soft yet very fast ball, which means increased distance for high swing/fast players. Something like the best of both worlds, in a nutshell. How did they do it? Well, for starters, the Callaway New Chrome Soft Yellow has a compression of 65 (give or take), significantly lower than the traditional 85 to 95 in tour golf balls from reputable companies like Bridgestone or Titleist.
And, the first time you hit a Callaway New Chrome Soft Yellow, you'll notice that indeed, it's very soft. Also, this golf ball is extremely consistent on chips around the green and as soon as you accommodate with the different feel of the Urethane coating, this baby really feels like a premium (as in a tour golf ball) in each and every aspect of the short game. The aforementioned four piece construction works sinergically with the Tour urethane coating and the mantle layer for providing you with total control and more spin for aggressive shots around the green. The durability of the Callaway New Chrome Soft Yellow is top notch, offering you great value for money.
Value/Recreational/Distance – Designed for mid- to high-handicap golfers with swing speeds below 90 mph; typically feature two-piece construction and firm covers; promote greater distance over high spin rates. Examples: Pinnacle Gold, Slazenger RAW Distance
Premium – Designed for low- to mid-handicap golfers with swing speeds of 90-99 mph; typically feature multi-layer construction and medium-soft covers; happy medium between Value/Recreational and Tour categories for distance and spin qualities. Examples: Titleist NXT Tour, Callaway HEX Diablo
Tour/Advanced/Performance – Designed for low-handicap and professional golfers with swing speeds in excess of 100 mph; typically feature multi-layer construction and soft covers; promote greater spin rates and enhanced feel over distance. Examples: Titleist ProV1, Bridgestone Tour B330