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Chromesoft split in half! (w/ pic)

 Bama_Rich ·  
Bama_RichBama_Rich Members  82WRX Points: 84Posts: 82 Fairways
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I was on my 11th hole with this Chromesoft when it split! I was hitting a 9 iron and felt like I flushed it. I looked up and saw it sputtering and just fell out of the sky.

I’ve been playing Chromesoft for about 7 months now and first time that’s happened, but it should never happen! Glad it didn’t happen during a tournament or money game!

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  • jg1166jg1166 Members  373WRX Points: 90Posts: 373 Greens
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    There have been a number of reports of this here is Australia, which I agree should never happen. Though I have been a Chromesoft user for over 2 years and have not experienced it myself, the thought/speculation here is there was a bad batch that has come through the system. It should be noted that all the reported examples here have been with the white ball there have been none so far with the truvis or Yellow ball

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  • craz-ecraz-e Members  4399WRX Points: 484Handicap: 3Posts: 4,399 Titanium Tees
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    Would love to see if the core is centred !

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  • Bama_RichBama_Rich Members  82WRX Points: 84Posts: 82 Fairways
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    On -, @craz-e said:

    Would love to see if the core is centred !

    I had them sitting out and my wife already tossed them!

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    TM 2017 M2 9.5 (set at 7.5 & 4* Open) - Project X HZRDS Black 75g
    Callaway Rogue Sub Zero 15* - Project X HZRDS Black 75g
    Callaway Apex UT - 18* KBS C-Taper 130g
    Srixon Z785 - 4-PW - KBS $-Taper 130g PVD Finish
    Callaway Mack Daddy 4 - 50/54/60 - KBS Tour V 120x
    Odyssey O-Works #2

  • cxxcxx Members  3262WRX Points: 239Posts: 3,262 Titanium Tees
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    I think you get to replay the stroke if you break the ball.

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  • Stuart_GStuart_G New HampshireMembers  25266WRX Points: 1,749Posts: 25,266 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @cxx said:

    I think you get to replay the stroke if you break the ball.

    Yes, but only if it breaks into separate pieces.

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  • BreezyBrett20BreezyBrett20 Members  83WRX Points: 39Posts: 83 Fairways
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    I want to like the chromesofts I just can’t for some reason

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  • cxxcxx Members  3262WRX Points: 239Posts: 3,262 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @Stuart_G said:

    On -, @cxx said:

    I think you get to replay the stroke if you break the ball.

    Yes, but only if it breaks into separate pieces.

    The USGA and R&A should have addressed that in the latest rules revision. We are beyond balata and cut covers and into the era of solid balls that crack.

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  • Stuart_GStuart_G New HampshireMembers  25266WRX Points: 1,749Posts: 25,266 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @cxx said:

    On -, @Stuart_G said:

    On -, @cxx said:

    I think you get to replay the stroke if you break the ball.

    Yes, but only if it breaks into separate pieces.

    The USGA and R&A should have addressed that in the latest rules revision. We are beyond balata and cut covers and into the era of solid balls that crack.

    Seems fine to me as is and I don't see how the details of the ball construction has anything to do with it (balata vs modern). If it stays in one piece, there is no confusion over where to play the next stroke from. If it doesn't stay in one piece, then there is would be potential confusion so the rules have you replay the stroke.

    What is it exactly that you think needs to be addressed?

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  • cxxcxx Members  3262WRX Points: 239Posts: 3,262 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @Stuart_G said:

    On -, @cxx said:

    On -, @Stuart_G said:

    On -, @cxx said:

    I think you get to replay the stroke if you break the ball.

    Yes, but only if it breaks into separate pieces.

    The USGA and R&A should have addressed that in the latest rules revision. We are beyond balata and cut covers and into the era of solid balls that crack.

    Seems fine to me as is and I don't see how the details of the ball construction has anything to do with it (balata vs modern). If it stays in one piece, there is no confusion over where to play the next stroke from. If it doesn't stay in one piece, then there is would be potential confusion so the rules have you replay the stroke.

    What is it exactly that you think needs to be addressed?

    In the balata days, cutting a ball was always a risk for a bad swing and I can see how you'd have to live with the resulting shot and replace the ball before playing the next. Cracking the ball, from the descriptions given, would seem to be due to a defect in the ball that would result in strange ball flight. Doesn't seem right to penalize a player for something like that.

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  • Bama_RichBama_Rich Members  82WRX Points: 84Posts: 82 Fairways
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    Update - Callaway is shipping me new balls.

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    TM 2017 M2 9.5 (set at 7.5 & 4* Open) - Project X HZRDS Black 75g
    Callaway Rogue Sub Zero 15* - Project X HZRDS Black 75g
    Callaway Apex UT - 18* KBS C-Taper 130g
    Srixon Z785 - 4-PW - KBS $-Taper 130g PVD Finish
    Callaway Mack Daddy 4 - 50/54/60 - KBS Tour V 120x
    Odyssey O-Works #2

  • LHGolf4LHGolf4 Lefty Boomers  575WRX Points: 202Posts: 575 Golden Tee
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    I have had several balls (including Chrome Soft balls)do that after hitting them 100+ times into a practice net. However never on the course.

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