Callaway Chrome Soft X Headlines New Ball Launches

Three new balls from Callaway provide very different types of feel and performance

Callaway Chrome Soft X
The new Callaway Chrome Soft X and Callaway Supersoft balls

The Callaway Chrome Soft X ball has been launched to sit alongside Callaway's popular Chrome Soft, along with new Supersoft and Warbird models

The Callaway Chrome Soft X golf ball has been launched, adding a lower spinning and firmer model to sit alongside Callaway's popular Chrome Soft.

Like the Callaway Chrome Soft that was launched last year, the new X model is a four-piece design and will feature a Dual SoftFast core that elevates speed for improved distance.

It also shares HEX Aerodynamics that reduce drag to help it stay in the air longer for bigger distance hitting and a premium Urethane cover that increases spin control and feedback for better chipping and putting feel.

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It differs from the Chrome Soft however thanks to its higher compression, which sits at 90 versus 75.

This leads to a slightly firmer feel, but more importantly it helps control the deformation of the ball at faster swing speeds. So where the standard Chrome Soft might lose energy for faster swingers, the X model harnesses it to deliver extra ball speed and more distance, much like the Titleist Pro V1x, TaylorMade TP5x or Srixon Z-Star XV.

Like the Callaway Chrome Soft, the X model will also come in white, yellow and TruVis versions.

The New Callaway Supersoft

The Callaway Chrome Soft X is not the only 2017 ball launch for Callaway. It's being joined by the Supersoft that Callaway is labelling as its softest ever golf ball.

It features refined HEX Aerodynamics from the previous generation Callaway Supersoft, with surface contours that reduce drag and enhance lift, helping the ball stay in the air longer for increased carry distance.

The Supersoft also has a new lower compression core that is designed to combine faster ball speed with low spin for longer, straighter flights on full shots.

A softer blend Tri-ionomer cover formulation then increases softness to ensure you still get plenty of feel and greenside spin, despite it being more of a distance ball than a premium model like the Callaway Chrome Soft X.

The New Callaway Warbird

There is also a third new ball, the Callaway Warbird. It has been designed for distance seekers and is a two-piece ball that has a large, soft, high-energy core with  low compression that yields faster ball speeds.

Callaway Warbird golf ball

The new Callaway Warbird golf ball

It also has Callaway’s HEX Aerodynamics that reduce drag for increased carries, while its thin ionomer cover works with the core to promote feel and feedback.

Callaway Chrome Soft X & Supersoft Prices

The Callaway Chrome Soft X golf balls will cost £32.99 per dozen, the Callaway Supersoft will retail at £19.99, while the Callaway Warbird will set you back £16.99.

Jake O'Reilly specilaises in equipment coverage, and joined the Golf Monthly team in 2013. Before this he graduated from the University of Huddersfield with a Sports Journalism and Media degree, and worked at a number of British golf magazines. Follow Jake on Twitter @jake0reilly