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New Chrome Soft and Chrome Soft X

JJordiJJJordiJ Members Posts: 22 ✭✭
Just spotted these on the Japanese website. Also in yellow, and I'm 100% sure we will see some Truvis as well. According to the test program Callaway had for the Callaway community, these will be available in US and EU too (I assume so as you could choose from a normal and an X).

Something with inserted Graphene? Now hoping the Chrome X Soft releases soon too.

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  • elwhippyelwhippy Advanced Members Posts: 3,048 ✭✭
    Graphene? Seriously? Packaging still awful but they are genuinely hurting Titleist at my home club.
  • wldchld22wldchld22 Members, Advanced Members Posts: 3,306 ✭✭
    I haven’t hit it but have heard amazing stories about this ball. I’m a Bridgestone guy but excited to see if another can unseat my beloved B330
  • LolXCoreZorzLolXCoreZorz Members Posts: 11
    I've been told by a local golf tech that these new Chrome Soft and CSX are going to be closer to ProV1 prices. Seems like this would cost them a significant portion of their appeal, but definitely would be unfortunate to CS lovers.
  • OldboyOldboy Advanced Members Posts: 2,369 ✭✭


    I've been told by a local golf tech that these new Chrome Soft and CSX are going to be closer to ProV1 prices. Seems like this would cost them a significant portion of their appeal, but definitely would be unfortunate to CS lovers.




    unfortunate. i think this is a mistake.
  • TzoidTzoid Advanced Members Posts: 1,635 ✭✭
    Oldboy wrote:



    I've been told by a local golf tech that these new Chrome Soft and CSX are going to be closer to ProV1 prices. Seems like this would cost them a significant portion of their appeal, but definitely would be unfortunate to CS lovers.




    unfortunate. i think this is a mistake.




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  • moonshinemoonshine 06/17/18 Best day of year to watch golf! ClubWRX Charter Members Posts: 6,340 ClubWRX
    Nothing wrong with current CS X, hope it goes down to half price...I'm in for all I can find.
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  • nygbrs222nygbrs222 Advanced Members Posts: 102
    I used them in a round about a month ago. It was the new CS...not the X. I gained about 10-15 yards off the tee. The feel was exceptional. I will be making the switch when they come out.
  • LolXCoreZorzLolXCoreZorz Members Posts: 11
    edited January 2018
    nygbrs222 wrote:


    I used them in a round about a month ago. It was the new CS...not the X. I gained about 10-15 yards off the tee. The feel was exceptional. I will be making the switch when they come out.




    I actually forgot to mention, the same person who told me about the cost increase also said that they were significantly longer off the tee. I'm at least glad to hear of this part. At the moment I find TP5 to be the longest premium ball for me, but the price point mixed with performance made the current CS the winner in my bag. Might switch to TP5 if my tech is right about the price increase, though.
  • Z1ggy16Z1ggy16 Advanced Members Posts: 7,040 ✭✭
    Going to come down to CSX, TP5 or new ProV for me this year.
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  • Gary GutfulGary Gutful Advanced Members Posts: 1,167 ✭✭
    Have never been able to warm to Chrome Soft balls in the past.



    They seem to launch really low for me on pitches and chips around the green and almost have a dense, heavy-ish feeling.



    Will be interested to hear people's thoughts.
  • HifadeHifade Believe it or not, the juice is worth the squeeze Dayton, OHCharter Members Posts: 5,326 ✭✭
    2016 - '17 B330 user, here, but have dabbled with the 2017 Pro V1 (formerly a <2017 V1 X user) and both the newer 2017 CS and CSX. Actually love the feel of both the newer Cally's, but would be interested in this 2018 version. Biggest complaint with the prior Cally's was the shorter distances off the tee. Have not tried the B300 replacement yet, (B X and B XS) so we'll see but it sounds like the switch may have to be to the newer Tour B XS version due to lack of spin in the B X version.
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  • nova6868nova6868 Advanced Members Posts: 4,677 ✭✭
    Z1ggy16 wrote:


    Going to come down to CSX, TP5 or new ProV for me this year.




    No contest. The CSX and TP5 balls are every bit as good and you can get them for less.



    Hope Callaway doesnt raise prices, I agree with others that would be a huge mistake.

  • Golf4liferGolf4lifer Advanced Members Posts: 465 ✭✭
    nova6868 wrote:

    Z1ggy16 wrote:


    Going to come down to CSX, TP5 or new ProV for me this year.




    No contest. The CSX and TP5 balls are every bit as good and you can get them for less.



    Hope Callaway doesnt raise prices, I agree with others that would be a huge mistake.




    I agree and if Cally does raise the cost on the CSX, I will switch to the TP5.
  • JDSPGAJDSPGA Advanced Members Posts: 404 ✭✭
    They are going to be $44 USD a dozen.
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  • xjohnxxjohnx Advanced Members Posts: 2,005
    edited January 2018
    Every other benefit story about technology using graphene is usually about it's strength/weight and flex. I'm curious to hear how it plays a role in a better golf ball?



    And 10-15 yards off the tee!? C'mon
  • Golf4liferGolf4lifer Advanced Members Posts: 465 ✭✭
    JDSPGA wrote:


    They are going to be $44 USD a dozen.




    Have you tried the new ball yet? if so, is the new ball worth the cost jump? I chose the CSX last year solely because it was $5.00 cheaper than the TP5.
  • jwb10jwb10 Major Winner Advanced Members Posts: 880 ✭✭
    xjohnx wrote:


    Every other benefit story about technology using graphene is usually about it's strength/weight and flex. I'm curious to hear how it plays a role in a better golf ball?



    And 10-15 yards off the tee!? C'mon


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  • Napoleon253Napoleon253 Members Posts: 75
    I have been playing the red/white truvis exclusively for the last year. I love that ball!



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  • JDSPGAJDSPGA Advanced Members Posts: 404 ✭✭
    Golf4lifer wrote:

    JDSPGA wrote:


    They are going to be $44 USD a dozen.




    Have you tried the new ball yet? if so, is the new ball worth the cost jump? I chose the CSX last year solely because it was $5.00 cheaper than the TP5.




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  • tbaygolftbaygolf Members Posts: 10
    JJordiJ wrote:


    Just spotted these on the Japanese website. Also in yellow, and I'm 100% sure we will see some Truvis as well. According to the test program Callaway had for the Callaway community, these will be available in US and EU too (I assume so as you could choose from a normal and an X).

    Something with inserted Graphene? Now hoping the Chrome X Soft releases soon too.





    I love the Chrome Soft X. I was a Pro V1 guy and play Titleist but the Chrome Soft X is longer for me, just as soft and CHEAPER!!!!
  • left hand lowleft hand low Advanced Members Posts: 761 ✭✭
    Not sure about the talk of CS being shorter. I liked the X better than regular CS but never saw much difference. I only noticed it was slightly shorter than my MTB, but all balls have been slightly shorter than MTB...
  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 Countdown to The Masters! ClubWRX Charter Members Posts: 16,740 ClubWRX
    Didn't like the X, like the Tru Vis black and yellow a lot, especially when putting. BUT I played the new Pro V1 last summer as well and absolutely loved it. I found it a better wind ball than the Tru Vis and liked it better off the tee, but those Tru Vis balls combined with my old Legacy Black Callaways were absolute spin machines from the fairway and stopped deader than dead.
  • Sean2Sean2 #TheWRX (Callaway Trip) Members Posts: 30,826 ✭✭
    Oldboy wrote:



    I've been told by a local golf tech that these new Chrome Soft and CSX are going to be closer to ProV1 prices. Seems like this would cost them a significant portion of their appeal, but definitely would be unfortunate to CS lovers.




    unfortunate. i think this is a mistake.




    I agree. At the previous price point they could make some noise versus Titleist. If they are the same price, people will probably purchase the ProV.
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  • moonshinemoonshine 06/17/18 Best day of year to watch golf! ClubWRX Charter Members Posts: 6,340 ClubWRX


    Not sure about the talk of CS being shorter. I liked the X better than regular CS but never saw much difference. I only noticed it was slightly shorter than my MTB, but all balls have been slightly shorter than MTB...


    Mtb? Csx gave me half club more on irons and loved the feel. $44 = 👎 cally
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  • nohny nokenohny noke Advanced Members Posts: 2,050 ✭✭
    Hawkeye77 wrote:


    Didn't like the X, like the Tru Vis black and yellow a lot, especially when putting. BUT I played the new Pro V1 last summer as well and absolutely loved it. I found it a better wind ball than the Tru Vis and liked it better off the tee, but those Tru Vis balls combined with my old Legacy Black Callaways were absolute spin machines from the fairway and stopped deader than dead.




    Cally needs to make a Cardinal and Gold Tru Vis.



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  • StumpnavStumpnav Advanced Members Posts: 132 ✭✭
    I think the new CS X will relese on 23 Jan.
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  • grm24grm24 Advanced Members Posts: 2,908 ✭✭
    edited January 2018
    xjohnx wrote:


    Every other benefit story about technology using graphene is usually about it's strength/weight and flex. I'm curious to hear how it plays a role in a better golf ball?



    And 10-15 yards off the tee!? C'mon
    Just more of the same and all too familiar BS hype. This leaking/rumors seems so similar to when the original HEX Chrome balls came out when they were supposed to be a legitimate 10-15 yards longer than every other ball. And of course they weren't.



    To be fair it's just not Callaway. It's every OEM with every new ball and club released in spite of the equipment limits. Yet so many people (especially here) keep believing it. At the end of the day the new Callaway balls MIGHT be better that the last balls they released. Isn't this at least the third time Callaway has come out with a new ball that changed the ball that changed the ball? Seems the original "ball that changed the ball" didn't. Shocking. :/
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  • asroma19asroma19 Advanced Members Posts: 200 ✭✭
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    asroma19 wrote:


    Who got in the Callaway prototype testing?




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  • EHolmEHolm Advanced Members Posts: 341
    Dont agree with the CS being shorter than anything else. Did some serious ball testing in trackman last spring w all tour balls between wedges, irons and driver. CS was top 3 in distance in everything but wedges where it was middle of the pack. B330s was the runaway winner for distance in all categories though, not even close
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  • Lacey UnderallLacey Underall Advanced Members Posts: 1,173
    Sean2 wrote:

    Oldboy wrote:



    I've been told by a local golf tech that these new Chrome Soft and CSX are going to be closer to ProV1 prices. Seems like this would cost them a significant portion of their appeal, but definitely would be unfortunate to CS lovers.




    unfortunate. i think this is a mistake.




    I agree. At the previous price point they could make some noise versus Titleist. If they are the same price, people will probably purchase the ProV.


    $40+ for a dozen golf balls is insanity. I honestly don't know how guys do it. I agree, price increase for Callaway is a mistake. They were making a small dent in Titleist and stole a lot of market share from Bridgestone. You are just asking to give that back at these prices.
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  • JunglelandJungleland Advanced Members Posts: 421
    Tester and have them arriving on Thursday
  • OldboyOldboy Advanced Members Posts: 2,369 ✭✭

    Sean2 wrote:

    Oldboy wrote:



    I've been told by a local golf tech that these new Chrome Soft and CSX are going to be closer to ProV1 prices. Seems like this would cost them a significant portion of their appeal, but definitely would be unfortunate to CS lovers.




    unfortunate. i think this is a mistake.




    I agree. At the previous price point they could make some noise versus Titleist. If they are the same price, people will probably purchase the ProV.


    $40+ for a dozen golf balls is insanity. I honestly don't know how guys do it. I agree, price increase for Callaway is a mistake. They were making a small dent in Titleist and stole a lot of market share from Bridgestone. You are just asking to give that back at these prices.




    This



    Ball performs like a $45 “premium” ball but the pricepoint was the fuel for the fire that made this ball hot. The momentum gained will stall imo. As a matter of principle paying over $40/doz just makes me cringe. Crotchety Old man syndrome I guess
  • pricenickypricenicky Advanced Members Posts: 103 ✭✭
    Played my 1st round with the new chrome soft yesterday. I was at a Callaway release meeting the day before.The new ball has graphene ( lighter and stronger than anything - asheet of this stuff covering football field weighs less than a dime ).Balls peed increase are about 3 mph with this ball.Iwas playing the new Bridgestone b series rx. I found the CS slighter longer 3- 5 yards but feeling better off the putter . The callaway slide show showed the new ball has a larger core which is more responsive.I did notice this ball spins well for stopping.
  • mcs4mcs4 Advanced Members Posts: 646 ✭✭
    Well, I'm out then. I've been a loyal Chrome Soft user specifically for the quality vs. price, so if they're heading up to ProV territory I'll have to look elsewhere again.
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  • bogeyprobogeypro The Original Bogeypro ClubWRX Charter Members Posts: 3,139 ClubWRX
    Z1ggy16 wrote:


    Going to come down to CSX, TP5 or new ProV for me this year.

    Sean2 wrote:

    Oldboy wrote:



    I've been told by a local golf tech that these new Chrome Soft and CSX are going to be closer to ProV1 prices. Seems like this would cost them a significant portion of their appeal, but definitely would be unfortunate to CS lovers.




    unfortunate. i think this is a mistake.




    I agree. At the previous price point they could make some noise versus Titleist. If they are the same price, people will probably purchase the ProV.




    100% agree... I've loved the chrome soft. It has become my go to ball, especially the pink truvis. If they cost the same as ProV, I'll choose a Prov1.



    On second thought, if they become as expensive as Prov1, I'll switch to another ball. I just won't pay $45+ for a dozen balls.
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  • ecfrittsecfritts Advanced Members Posts: 536 ✭✭
    JDSPGA wrote:


    They are going to be $44 USD a dozen.




    If they only go up to $44, I'll stick with them. Only a $5 increase. Just started playing it recently, great ball.
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  • mtiger10mtiger10 Advanced Members Posts: 219
    Always been a ProV1x user but seriously tempted to try the CS X
  • groachgroach Advanced Members Posts: 191
    I'm confused why people are so upset over $5? Don't get me wrong, I'm not judging your income, budget, etc. Hear me out.



    A new dozen PV1/PV1x costs $47.99 @ Dicks right now online. If the CS/CSX go from $39.99 to $44.99, they are still cheaper. Not as cheap, but still cheaper. Not to mention if this new ball costs more to make in terms of this new material, better believe that price is getting passed to consumers.



    My point is this - if you like a ball, and it truly performs for you, isn't paying another .42c per ball worth it? From a budget standpoint, that's one less coffee per month, or skipping one drive-thru meal. Your other option is to buy the 2017 versions at the discounted price. There will still be tons of them available for a while.
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  • Lacey UnderallLacey Underall Advanced Members Posts: 1,173
    3mph ball speed increase would be crazy. I'm not sure that is possible under current USGA rules however.



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  • HISPLHISPL Advanced Members Posts: 3,068
    I’ve been playing this ball for a few months now...



    All I can say is WOW! It spins more on chip shots around the greens and less off of the driver.



    Feel is great! I’ve played Chrome Soft for a while now, I’ll use Chrome Soft X this year and it feels awesome.



    In the Australian market it will retail for $5 more per dozen, considering the performance it is a small price to pay.
  • Golf4liferGolf4lifer Advanced Members Posts: 465 ✭✭
    edited January 2018
    groach wrote:


    I'm confused why people are so upset over $5? Don't get me wrong, I'm not judging your income, budget, etc. Hear me out.



    A new dozen PV1/PV1x costs $47.99 @ Dicks right now online. If the CS/CSX go from $39.99 to $44.99, they are still cheaper. Not as cheap, but still cheaper. Not to mention if this new ball costs more to make in terms of this new material, better believe that price is getting passed to consumers.



    My point is this - if you like a ball, and it truly performs for you, isn't paying another .42c per ball worth it? From a budget standpoint, that's one less coffee per month, or skipping one drive-thru meal. Your other option is to buy the 2017 versions at the discounted price. There will still be tons of them available for a while.




    For me, I liked the CSX and the TP5 equally and the only reason I picked the CSX was the cost. If it goes to 44.99, I would probably still play it, but I would be tempted to play the TP5 or ProV1X because the cost is now comparable. At $39.99 the CSX was a value, at least to me.



    Now, if the new ball is better than the old one, which to me would be hard to imagine then I might just play the new one.
  • cj4501cj4501 Advanced Members Posts: 513 ✭✭
    Good thing I'll hook my 3dzn into the woods sooner than later, need to try the 18 cause i loved the 17 truvis
  • ErichZFErichZF Shanks a lot! Advanced Members Posts: 628
    Played with the 2018 CS X. Just a ball to me. I never can never tell a difference. Just want a ball that feels good.
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  • SDLSDL Advanced Members Posts: 349 ✭✭
    edited January 2018
    HISPL wrote:


    I've been playing this ball for a few months now...



    All I can say is WOW! It spins more on chip shots around the greens and less off of the driver.



    Feel is great! I've played Chrome Soft for a while now, I'll use Chrome Soft X this year and it feels awesome.



    In the Australian market it will retail for $5 more per dozen, considering the performance it is a small price to pay.




    How do the 2018 Chrome Soft and CSX compare in terms of feel off the putter vs. the 2017 versions? I play the 2017 CS now because the CSX does not feel soft enough for me. Will the 2018 CSX feel soft enough to please a player who counts on a soft ball for putting and chipping?
  • CHKNCHKN Members Posts: 11



    HISPL wrote:


    I’ve been playing this ball for a few months now...



    All I can say is WOW! It spins more on chip shots around the greens and less off of the driver.



    Feel is great! I’ve played Chrome Soft for a while now, I’ll use Chrome Soft X this year and it feels awesome.



    In the Australian market it will retail for $5 more per dozen, considering the performance it is a small price to pay.
  • getair23getair23 Advanced Members Posts: 1,914 ✭✭
    Seems like the ball that changed the ball has the potential to be just like every other premium ball this year. I hope the keep a similar feel from the 17-18 ball.
    Ping G400 MAX Aldila Rogue Silver-X
    Cobra F6 Baffler 17.5 Elements Chrome 7F5T
    Srixon Z 745 (4-9) Z 945 (pw) KBS tour-x
    Fourteen RM 21 50* KBS Tour FLT 130-x
    Bettinardi "The Hive" Black 54* and 60* KBS Tour FLT 130-x
    Edel 64* KBS C-Taper s+
    Evnroll ER2 
  • Belmont148Belmont148 Advanced Members Posts: 1,484 ✭✭
    If they go up in price, I'll buy all I can of the 2016 Truvis Red and when they are gone I will be going back to the Q Star Tour. Not enough difference for me to pay double the price, but $10-$15 dozen more over a Qstar I will. I can get Qstar Tours for $22 at my club. CS were $36.99 and then dropped to $31.99 at the pro shop.
    Current Bag:

    G400 SFT 10* Aldila Rogue 125 Silver 60TS
    F8+ 4W- HZRDUS Black 75 Stiff
    Ping G25 3H and 4H Stock R Flex
    Ping I200 5-UW Project X LZ 5.5
    Glide Stealth 54SS and 58ES Project X LZ 5.5
    Scotty Studio Stainless Newport 2
  • bogeyprobogeypro The Original Bogeypro ClubWRX Charter Members Posts: 3,139 ClubWRX
    groach wrote:


    I'm confused why people are so upset over $5? Don't get me wrong, I'm not judging your income, budget, etc. Hear me out.



    A new dozen PV1/PV1x costs $47.99 @ Dicks right now online. If the CS/CSX go from $39.99 to $44.99, they are still cheaper. Not as cheap, but still cheaper. Not to mention if this new ball costs more to make in terms of this new material, better believe that price is getting passed to consumers.



    My point is this - if you like a ball, and it truly performs for you, isn't paying another .42c per ball worth it? From a budget standpoint, that's one less coffee per month, or skipping one drive-thru meal. Your other option is to buy the 2017 versions at the discounted price. There will still be tons of them available for a while.




    Because under $40 was a good price. Over $40 is not a good value to me. I'm not a pro, the balls in the low to mid $30 price range work good enough for my game and I'm a plus handicap. I've never hit a mid price ball and thought, I'm really held back by this $35 ball...
    Taylormade M1 (2017) 440 9.5* tour w/Speeder 757 Evo ii X<br />Taylormade M1 (2017) 3 wood w/Aldila Tour Blue 75x<br />Mizuno MP18 flihi 3 iron <br />Mizuno MP18 SC 4-pw KBS Tour<br />Taylormade High Toe 52/58 wedges <br />Scotty Cameron 5.5m
  • xjohnxxjohnx Advanced Members Posts: 2,005
    groach wrote:


    I'm confused why people are so upset over $5? Don't get me wrong, I'm not judging your income, budget, etc. Hear me out.



    A new dozen PV1/PV1x costs $47.99 @ Dicks right now online. If the CS/CSX go from $39.99 to $44.99, they are still cheaper. Not as cheap, but still cheaper. Not to mention if this new ball costs more to make in terms of this new material, better believe that price is getting passed to consumers.



    My point is this - if you like a ball, and it truly performs for you, isn't paying another .42c per ball worth it? From a budget standpoint, that's one less coffee per month, or skipping one drive-thru meal. Your other option is to buy the 2017 versions at the discounted price. There will still be tons of them available for a while.




    Because for some reason people don't use any logic or rationality in golf and would still say "well for that much I'll just buy ProV1's" even though the others could likely be a better performing ball for them.
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