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Callaway Strata Tour Advanced 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: Premium
Spec: (Three) 3 Piece / Layers
The Callaway Strata Tour Advanced Golf Ball retails for $19,99 (MSRP) a dozen and it's a relatively soft ball featuring a three piece construction with Tour level performance, despite its soft feeling upon impact. The Strata Tour Advanced comes with an interesting melange of great feel and total control around the greens due to its unique built, which consists of an unique blend of ionomers, courtesy of Callaway's research and development team.
The mantle layer is very thin and soft, being made from a DuPont HPF material which promotes a soft feel and maximizes ball speed. The core of the Callaway Strata Tour Advanced is hugely resilient and large, featuring a soft compression for promoting excellent levels of speed and spin control, for straighter shots and long distance, together with low spin off the driver. The three piece Strata technology is responsible for the ball's Tour level performance and it's specially designed for producing faster ball speeds for greater distance, whilst keeping that soft feel we all know and love in premium golf gear. All these features work together synergically, without compromising distance in the process, and that's an amazing achievement for a golf ball in Callaway Strata Tour Advanced's price range. Bottom line, if you're seeking for Tour proven performance, spin control, soft feel and distance in the “best bang for the buck” category, the Callaway Strata Tour Advanced is very easy to recommend, regardless of your skill level. Just try it and thank me later.
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