When Callaway introduced the original Chrome
Soft about a year ago, the lower compression
golf ball that combined modern distance with
old-school balata feel became a hit with both
amateur and professional golfers alike. The new
and improved Chrome Soft will feature a 4-
piece construction that provides even more
control from tee to green for the company’s
The new Chrome Soft is designed with
Callaway’s proprietary Dual SoftFast Core which
benefits golfers by lowering spin on shots hit
with a driver, wood or long iron. While the
original Chrome Soft did a solid job with
optimizing launch conditions off the tee, the
new ball does it in a more efficient way,
combining an extremely soft inner core with a
firmer outer layer that allows the ball to be
more easily compressed with less torque.
“It’s a little counterintuitive but the softer
core actually helps to reduce the amount of
spin and it’s able to do that because the ball is
able to be compressed more fully on full
swings,” said Dave Bartels, Sr. Director of Golf
Ball R&D at Callaway. “With this new
construction what we essentially are doing is
putting our best core technology into our
Comparing the spin profile of the new
Chrome Soft to its predecessor, golfers can
expect very similar launch conditions with their
longer clubs. The separation really begins to
show as you progress to the scoring clubs.
Players will gain additional distance control and
slightly more spin on full shots; partial shots
around the green will generate substantially
more spin than what was offered in last year’s
construction improves distance and
The additional spin comes from the new
construction matched with the same soft
urethane cover used in last year’s model.
However, unlike the original Chrome Soft, the
new ball benefits from an improved coating
system to minimize scuffs and stains from
Features at a glance:
- New Dual SoftFast Core optimizes
launch conditions off the tee by reducing spin
while maintaining fast ball speeds.
- New 4-piece construction, mantle
layer and urethane cover combine to deliver
more predictable distance control in the scoring
zone and even more spin for your short game.
- Low compression with incredibly soft
feel lets you play more aggressive shots around
the greens without sacrificing the distance
you’ve come to expect from a Tour-level ball.
The new Chrome Soft, which is now
manufactured in the United States, is priced at
$39.99 per dozen and will be available at retail
on February 5th.