Written By: Chris Conley
All the hype this year has been about Callaway’s new Speed Regime series golf balls, however in my opinion the Callaway SuperSoft golf balls are the real star of Callaway’s new golf ball line up. I stumbled upon these one day when I was not in the mood to drop $48 on my normal Bridgestone 330S’s, as I hadn’t played in a few weeks and wasn’t expecting much out of my game. I saw the SuperSoft’s sitting right by the register at my home golf course, and I asked the assistant pro if he had heard anything good about them; he said people have been saying how great they were but he hadn’t hit them yet. For $19.99, yes you read that right, $19.99 I decided they were well worth trying out and I am glad I did.
About the Ball
The SuperSoft uses Callaway’s patented Hex Aerodynamic cover that is incredibly soft and designed for distance, because don’t all golfers want more distance? The SuperSoft is a two piece golf ball with a compression of 38, which is on average 20 lower than the leading two piece golf balls on the market. The SuperSoft is Callaway’s softest golf ball to date, from what I have seen the softest two piece golf ball on the market. When you combine the Hex Aerodynamics introduced by Callaway over the last few years, with such a super lower compression you get an extremely long golf ball. Most super long golf balls have two things in common, they are rock hard and have a lot of side spin with the driver, however the Trionomer blend Hex design cover helps reduce side spin making this ball super long and super straight, with minimal side spin off the driver club face. You can also find the SuperSoft in Orange or Yellow at the same price.
As always at Average Guy Golf we try to make sure we test products in a way it will relate to our readers, who are true weekend golfers. We do not use launch monitors or bore you with numbers, we tell you how the ball reacted for us and hope that helps you make a decision for your next round. I normally play the Bridgestone 330S and in your hand the SuperSoft feels just as tacky and soft as the 330S which cost more than double what the SuperSoft cost. For the first 9 holes of using the SuperSoft, I had one 330S left so I decided to play both and compare. First thing I noticed is unlike other distance balls off the tee, the SuperSoft didn’t feel like you were hitting a rock or sound like you were hitting a rock. The super low compression ball made almost no sound off the driver face, and felt like you were hitting one of those wiffle practice balls. Even with the 330S when you make impact with the ball you can feel it, with the SupserSoft you didn’t really feel anything at impact off the driver club face. Overall distance was better by about 7 yards than my 330S, which if this was just a distance ball I would not switch for 7 yards, however on approach shots and around the green this ball really shined. Off the driver face you could barely feel the ball, however off every iron I hit with the ball, the ball seemed to stick to the club face for a second. I believe this is where the low compression really shines, the ball compacts and sticks to the grooves on your irons and wedges allowing for ultimate control and shot shaping ability. Around the greens, I have never been able to spin the ball back, however I could easily make the SuperSoft check up and stop where I needed it. Just like the irons on the putter face the ball seemed to compress enough to stick to the putter face to allow for a true roll, instead of like most distance balls bouncing off the putter face and instantly going offline. Normally a distance ball is designed more for a higher handicap player, however players of any handicap could put this ball in play tomorrow and be completely comfortable with it’s performance.
This ball is advertised as a distance ball, but don’t group it with other distance balls on the market. This ball is amazing on approach shots and around the green and acts like anything other than a distance ball. When you add in the price of $19.99 for a dozen, you will feel like you are stealing every time you purchase a box of these balls. Titliest put out the Velocity last year and people raved about how that distance ball was also great around the greens, the SuperSoft makes the Velocity look like a Top Flight, and is cheaper. If we could rate these 5.5 out of 5, we would!