Callaway’s Chrome Soft line of golf balls has been a favorite of golfers since its release. Players including Phil Mickelson, Xander Schauffele, Jon Rahm, and Si Woo Kim all have been and continue to use the Callaway Chrome Soft X on their tours. In 2022, Callaway has updated its Chrome Soft line-up to be better than ever. How? Well, let’s see what’s new!
Callaway already produced some of the best-designed golf balls in the world but realized that if their manufacturing processes couldn’t keep up with their designs, what was the point? So, Callaway has invested upwards of $50 million to upgrade its ball manufacturing. These upgrades have resulted in Callaway golf balls being as consistent as ever. Their new proprietary precision design and manufacturing process manage to produce golf balls that allow for tolerances as tight as 1/1000th of an inch.
Furthermore, Callaway is now also ensuring all the layers are perfectly centered, and each layer is symmetrically fit. How does Callaway do this? Well, Callaway now uses a 3D X-ray machine that scans each and every ball after its production. This X-ray machine measures all the dimensions, layers, and symmetry of the ball for a golf ball manufactured just the way it is designed to be. If any part of the cover, mantle, or core is off-center, it causes the ball to spin and curve in the opposite direction. You won’t have to worry about that happening with the new Callaway Chrome Soft golf balls anymore!
Callaway Chrome Soft vs. Soft X vs. Soft X LS Golf BallsReview
We know what’s new in the updated Callaway Chrome Soft line-up. Now, let’s get into the detailed review of each golf ball in this line-up. Let’s see how these balls match up against each other in our Callaway Chrome Soft vs. Soft X vs. Soft X LS Golf Ballsreview.
The Callaway Chrome Soft is rated as ‘softer’ and the other two as ‘soft.’ While the difference is not huge, we would definitely agree with the Chrome Soft being the softest of the three. The Chrome Soft only makes a soft sound on impact, which just shows how soft the ball actually is. The Chrome Soft X is a little louder on impact, and you do hear a ‘click,’ and the Chrome Soft X LS is the loudest and firmest out of the three.
Callaway Chrome Soft vs. Soft X vs. Soft X LS Golf Balls
The 2022 Chrome Soft is a 3-piece constructed ball with a urethane cover like the past model. What’s new is the Hyper-Elastic SoftFast core inside the ball. This core, according to Callaway, allows the ball to generate more speed off the tee. The cover also has a new Tour Aero dimple design that reduces drag and helps lower spin.
Chrome Soft X
The Chrome Soft X remains Callaway’s most popular PGA tour ball. The 4-piece constructed ball has two mantle layers and a soft urethane cover. It is almost exactly like the previous model, but the Hyper-Elastic SoftFast core has been added again. This updated core helps generate faster speeds on the ball.
Chrome Soft X LS
The new Chrome Soft X LS balls are a 4-piece constructed ball with a soft urethane cover and two mantle layers. Again, the core has been updated to a large Hyper-Elastic SoftFast core for increased ball speed. The cover also features a HEX TOUR AERO pattern, which allows for a better greenside spin when combined with the core.
Callaway Chrome Soft vs. Soft X vs. Soft X LS Golf Balls– Short vs. Long Game
Most would think that since the Chrome Soft is the softest, it would generate the most spin on the short game. However, this is not true. The Chrome Soft X was seen generating the most spin both on the greenside shots and on wedge shots. The difference between the three is not enormous. However, if you are a highly-skilled golfer, the difference is not negligible either.
The Chrome Soft X LS is the ball that generates the least spin, followed by the Chrome Soft. If you want a golf ball with maximum spin, the Chrome Soft X is the one for you. But as we said before, the difference isn’t massive unless you are a professional golfer.
In the long game, both the Chrome Soft X and the Chrome Soft X LS are faster off the tee when compared to the Chrome Soft. The Chrome Soft X is the fastest, followed by the Chrome Soft X LS, followed by the Chrome Soft. The difference is as little as an average of 1mph.
Again, just like the short game, the Chrome Soft X generates the most spin, even in the long game. Compared to other high-spin tour golf balls, all three of the Chrome Soft balls generate a lot less spin. Golfers who are high-spin players might feel the difference a lot, but the difference in spin is, again, very negligible.
Our Final Thoughts
For most players, especially amateurs and beginners, the Chrome Soft golf ball would suit them best, as it has a higher launch and low spin, which allows for consistency. Both the Chrome Soft X and the Chrome Soft X LS can work for the more skilled players. It depends on whether you’d prefer a high spin ball or a low spin golf ball.
Also, all of the golf balls in this line-up are available to be purchased in standard white, yellow with Triple Track, and white with Triple Track. The Triple Track alignment helps you line up your putter with the ball for great accuracy. The Chrome Soft is also available to purchase in Truvis White/Red and Truvis Yellow/Black. Whichever of these Callaway balls you choose, you will be getting a premium golf ball that you are sure to love and enjoy.