CALLAWAY SUPER SOFT
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Callaway’s softest ball. They say softer balls give more forgiveness, as golfers see lower drop-offs in ball speed and less unwanted side and backspin. An ultralow compression core promotes faster ball speeds and lower spin for longer and straighter full shots. An ionomer cover increases softness for great feel and wedge stopping spin.
The complete opposite of a “budget ball” from 10 years ago. As Callaway’s lowest compression ball the Super Soft really does give a very soft feel no matter what club you hit it with. Our pro felt at his club speed (with a driver) he probably compressed the ball too much to hit his longest drives, but the Super Soft was within two yards of his longest iron shots. Soft balls don’t
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necessarily mean more spin in the short game, but our data said 92% of the balls we tested were within 700rpm (backspin) of each other. That means they’re pretty difficult to separate for short game spin alone.
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With a 40 compression Wilson says the DX3 is the world’s softest multi-layer ball. A new inner core generates lower-spinning drives for extra distance, while a softer surlyn cover increases spin on
A brilliant low-compression ball and is very well matched to golfers who own an average swing speed, which won’t over power and compress the ball too much to cost distance. That means most of us.
approaches. A new, shallower dimple design promotes higher trajectories and longer carry distances.
wasn’t that long ago golf ball compression was a simple choice between 90 and 100, and back then the 40 compression Wilson would have been laughed at. Our test pro really enjoyed hitting the DX3, though like the low compression Callaway he gave up 3-4mph of ball speed with a driver, thanks to overpowering the structure of the ball. That certainly doesn’t mean it’s a bad choice, and at slower speed with irons the Wilson was within three yards of our pro’s longest and it span really nicely with a wedge.
Just like picking a driver or set of irons, our data shows that golf balls need careful selection, too. A brilliant low compression option for golfers who demand soft feel, even if you own a set of harder cast steel irons and wedges. The Wilson is very well suited to average driver swing speeds.
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