Spin Down – Callaway’s Chrome Soft Golf Balls

Callaway Chrome Soft

For six years, Callaway’s Chrome Soft family has prided itself on its low-spin capabilities. The new X LS will fit right in.  

The ball that changed the ball has been changed. Well, updated. Well, it’s given birth to a second infant whose slightly older sibling has become extremely popular among Callaway’s Tour staff. The original Chrome Soft first appeared at the end of 2014 as a three-piece ball targeted at low-handicappers and better. Phil Mickelson raved about it…a lot. The Chrome Soft X came along in 2017 by which time the original had added another mantle layer. The ‘X’ had four layers too, but was a little firmer, flew a little lower, and enabled better players to work the ball a little more effectively – hence its high approval rating among Tour players.

The newest addition to the family – the Chrome Soft X LS – is an even lower-spin version than the ‘X’ as the ‘LS’ indicates. But it is much more than that. The now familiar SoftFast Core is slightly larger which means a touch more speed. The two mantles – soft inner, firmer outer – are likewise designed to produce extra speed. A new, more durable urethane cover creates a little more spin around the greens, but it is the cover’s new dimple pattern where the most significant change has occurred. Though each dimple retains the six-sided HEX shape, the pattern has been altered to reduce drag and thus increase carry distance off the tee.

Callaway Chrome Soft

A very low-spinning ball may not be right for the player who has a hard time getting the ball up in the air, but for high-swingspeed players whose launch angle might be considered a touch high, the Chrome Soft X LS could be the perfect find.

The Chrome Soft X LS goes on sale toward the end of next week when white, white Triple Track, and yellow Triple Track versions will be available.\

Available – 3/18/21

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