How to know which Callaway Chrome Soft golf ball is right for you

Callaway's Chrome Soft X and Chrome Soft golf balls.

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Picture this: You’re at the pro shop trying to decide between Callaway’s Chrome Soft and Chrome Soft X balls. They’re both sitting on the shelf, priced the same at $50, but you’re stuck wondering which option is right for you. Well, let’s go to the tape and find the answer.

The Chrome Soft — the softer of the two — has a Dual SoftFast Core that’s 34 percent larger than its predecessor, and it’s designed to help the ball fly with high launch and low spin for more distance. The outer core is reinforced with graphene to help add wedge spin and durability.

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Callaway Chrome Soft 2020

The Chrome Soft Triple Track golf balls by Callaway sport an entirely new and innovative mantle system for faster ball speeds. The ball has a soft Inner Mantle and a highly resilient Firm Outer Mantle working in tandem to generate increased ball speed right off the club face. The Chrome Soft 2020 also offers an extremely durable, resilient, and thinner cover material creating lower spin on full shots, while still maintaining high spin and control around the greens.
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The Chrome Soft X, on the other hand, has a Dual Mantle System that’s designed for explosive, low-spin distance on longer shots and greater control with more spin on shorter shots.

If you’re searching for a soft feel, consistency, overall performance and distance, then go with Chrome Soft. If you’re a higher speed player who wants high ball speeds, increased workability and a slightly firmer feel, then the Chrome Soft X is for you.

Regardless of your choice, there’s a bonus: Both premium offerings are available with the Callaway’s innovative Triple Track alignment system.

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Andrew Tursky is the Senior Equipment Editor at GOLF Magazine and