The Callaway Warbird Golf Balls were created for distance and distance only. The latest version of the Callaway Warbird Golf Balls is no different – the slogan on the box still says “Designed for Distance.” And Callaway is right; the Warbird features Callaway’s largest ever core, designed to cover more ground from anywhere on the golf course.
In our Callaway Warbird Golf Balls Review, we would recommend this golf ball to high-handicap golfers who are looking to improve their distance game. The Callaway Warbird Golf Balls are designed for golfers who have average swing speeds and are struggling to gain distance on their shots. Of course, as always, when a golf ball is designed to improve on a particular ‘skill,’ they tend to lack in other areas of the game. Let’s look at what the Callaway Warbird Golf Balls feature and review their performance on the course!
Callaway Warbird Golf Balls Review– Features
Cover Material Ionomer
Dimple Pattern 332 HEX dimples
The updated Callaway Warbird golf balls return with a two-piece design and a cover constructed from Ionomer. This optimized Ionomer is meant to provide durability and feel, and they feature Callaway’s HEX dimple design pattern. The updated HEX aerodynamic design helps reduce drag in flight, promotes a higher flight trajectory, and, of course, increases maximum carry distance.
The two-piece construction of the Callaway Warbird Golf Balls features a larger than usual, high-energy core that was designed again to maximize distance, even for players who have slower swing speeds. The compression rating of Warbirds sits at a high 90 – making it one of Callaway’s firmest balls on the market today. This 90-compression rating paired with the high-energy core makes for a golf ball that is incredibly easy to hit fast and long.
As we mentioned earlier, as these balls are designed for distance, they do lack features helping them in the short game and spin department. The HEX dimple design does help a little in providing greenside control and spin, as the dimples do help the ball stick to the greens.
Now that we know what the Callaway Warbird Golf Balls feature, we can dive a little deeper and see how these balls actually perform around the course.
Callaway Warbird Golf Balls Review– Performance
The ‘designed for distance’ Callaway Warbird Golf Balls are soft feeling balls due to their 90-compression rating and soft core. This soft-feel aids slow swingers in maximizing their shot distance. While they are soft, they do provide enough of a ‘firm’ feel around the greens for the average golfer. The balls also feel responsive when you start approaching the greens.
We have been saying it throughout this review; distance is what these golf balls were designed for! The Callaway Warbird Golf Balls, with their two separate piece construction and 90-compression rating, are golf balls that launch high and long – doing exactly what they were designed for – maximizing distance.
The HEX dimple design also helps as it reduces spin, which allows for maximum distance. The reduced spin also helps these golf balls fly straighter over longer distances. The Callaway Warbird Golf Balls are also incredibly responsive when hitting off the tee.
When you are away from the trees and onto the fairway, the golf balls do start lacking a little. As they are low-spinning golf balls, the approach shots do leave something to be desired. They are pretty decent for golf balls that were designed only with distance in mind, but nothing too out of the ordinary to be excited about. The fact that the Callaway Warbird Golf Balls are a two-piece design also means they won’t ever generate as much spin as a premium 3-piece golf ball like the Callaway ERC Soft Golf Balls.
This lack of greenside spin shouldn’t be a deciding factor for you if you are a high-handicap player looking to improve on your distance. High-handicappers usually struggle to generate spin with any golf ball, but if you want a golf ball with a little more control and spin on the greens, you might be better off looking elsewhere.
When it comes to putting, the Callaway Warbird Golf Balls aren’t great, nor are they bad. The ball rolls true, fast, and straight making it great for those who don’t struggle with their putting accuracy. As we mentioned earlier, these golf balls do lack in generating spin, but they do ‘stick’ enough for a consistent and controllable putt.
Our Final Thoughts
Well, that’s it for our Callaway Warbird Golf Balls Review! For high-handicappers looking to maximize their distance, the Callaway Warbird Golf Balls might as well be perfect! If you aren’t looking for too much spin or control around the greens, this durable and affordable golf ball is recommended.
The Ionomer cover used in the construction makes these golf balls incredibly durable. We haven’t seen or noticed any blemishes – even after a few scuffed shots. The price is also reasonable, especially for a golf ball produced by a premium golf equipment manufacturer like Callaway. You can practice, swing, and lose a few balls without worrying too much about your bank balance.
They feel firm but still compress enough to allow slow swing golfers to maximize distance. They roll straight and true, making them good enough for putting, and are pretty responsive around the greens. Anyone looking to gain yards on their shots will benefit from purchasing the Callaway Warbird Golf Balls.