Callaway’s New ERC Soft Golf Ball Review
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Spin: Low

Dimples: 322 Hex dimples

Compression: Mid

Category Comparison: Premium

Spec: (Three) 3 Piece / Layers

Cover: Hybrid multi-material HEX Aerodynamics

Core: Graphene-infused Dual SoftFast

Price: $34.99

According to the company, the latest-version of its now-famous ERC Soft golf balls is the longest to date, yet itdelivers the same soft feel we all know and love. The ERC Soft is available in 2 colorways: white and yellow, and it’s designed as a fine blend of distance and speed, with soft feel and an incredible level of control around greens.

Truth be told, those are not exactly the characteristics one would expect in a distance-ball, and that’s pretty amazing on Callaway’s part. The new ERC Soft is built using the company’s biggest ever Graphene-infused Dual SoftFast Core. This patented technology consists of a bigger inner core, which is aimed at maximizing compression energy; in the same time, the Graphene-infused Dual SoftFast Core minimizes driver spin and promotes long distance via high launch.

Callaway’s New ERC Soft Golf Ball Review
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Another interesting feature of the ERC Soft is its incredible soft feel, which is due to another cutting edge technology employed by Callaway, and we’re talking about the company’s redesigned Hybrid Cover. To make it simple, the cover is crafted using a multi-material compound which delivers increased ball speeds for longer distance, as well as higher spin and that soft feel we all know and love.

To give you a clue, the new Hybrid Cover places the ERC Soft between regular ionomer golf balls, which are made for distance, and premium urethane-made golf balls. The Hybrid Cover can be best described as the best of both worlds. Needless to say, all these characteristics of the ERC Soft translate in real life into amazing control around the green.

Putter accuracy is another “forte” of the ERC Soft, as Callaway designed the ball with its famous Triple Track lines, which, needless to say, improves accuracy via better alignment due to the company’s Vernier Visual Acuity technology. In case you were wondering what is that, well, the same technology is employed in landing military planes on aircraft carriers, and now Callaway uses it as the best visual alignment pattern money can buy. Pretty amazing, to say the least.

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*Category key


– 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


– 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


– 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