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Anyone else find Callaway Supersoft to be extremely straight off the tee?


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#1 jhd12

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 12:54 PM

For a round or two I just thought I was in a good groove off the tee.  But it has now been several rounds and tee shots seem very, very straight with this Callaway Supersoft.

Anyone else having similar results and finding this to be an unusually straight ball?


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Posted 14 June 2017 - 02:35 PM

Callaway Supersoft , Srixon Soft Feel '16/17 and Volvik ds55 all fly pretty straight for me with the ds55 about as straight as they come.
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Posted 14 June 2017 - 02:57 PM

I would add the Maxfli Softfli and DT TruSoft to the 2 piece low compression ball list for straight drives.

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 04:48 PM

I do like these straight low compression 2 piece balls. But, they lack the feel of a 3 piece ball, which discourages me from using them. I prefer Gamersoft for a 3 piece ball and low cost ball and Srixon Z star when I can afford them. SS does come in nice colors though, Yellow, Pink, Orange and White.

I just bought the blue Gamersoft for my son's birthday, I will have to try them out. I am concerned that they will be hard to see in the fairway. SS used to come out in blue and it was hard to see in the
fairway.

Edited by Tanner25, 14 June 2017 - 04:49 PM.


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Posted 14 June 2017 - 07:29 PM

And long...

I've been trying the supersoft, WS duo, and the q star this spring. The supersoft has consistently been the straightest and longest for me.

Edited by Huey222, 14 June 2017 - 07:29 PM.

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 07:31 PM

I've found it to be extremely round.
Welcome to where dumb opinions are better than no opinion. :)

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 10:01 PM

The super soft is a great ball off the tee and a great value. I find it very straight and I can get it to spin pretty well for it only being a 2 piece. It's my go to "cheap" ball

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 06:25 AM

How you guys find the spin around the green with the SS?
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Posted 15 June 2017 - 06:42 AM

All 2 piece balls will be "straighter" (less side spin) than a 3 or 4 piece ball.
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Posted 16 June 2017 - 08:15 AM

Yes, very straight, but also very long. But that is what it is designed to do.


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Posted 16 June 2017 - 10:05 AM

 Tanner25, on 14 June 2017 - 04:48 PM, said:

I do like these straight low compression 2 piece balls. But, they lack the feel of a 3 piece ball, which discourages me from using them. I prefer Gamersoft for a 3 piece ball and low cost ball and Srixon Z star when I can afford them. SS does come in nice colors though, Yellow, Pink, Orange and White.

I just bought the blue Gamersoft for my son's birthday, I will have to try them out. I am concerned that they will be hard to see in the fairway. SS used to come out in blue and it was hard to see in the
fairway.
Blue balls are impossible to see in the air. I had gotten a multicolor pack of Callaway Supersofts. Took me forever to find my drive. Gave the blue ones to a friend

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 03:52 PM

 huskerguy18, on 16 June 2017 - 10:05 AM, said:

 Tanner25, on 14 June 2017 - 04:48 PM, said:

I do like these straight low compression 2 piece balls. But, they lack the feel of a 3 piece ball, which discourages me from using them. I prefer Gamersoft for a 3 piece ball and low cost ball and Srixon Z star when I can afford them. SS does come in nice colors though, Yellow, Pink, Orange and White.

I just bought the blue Gamersoft for my son's birthday, I will have to try them out. I am concerned that they will be hard to see in the fairway. SS used to come out in blue and it was hard to see in the
fairway.
Blue balls are impossible to see in the air. I had gotten a multicolor pack of Callaway Supersofts. Took me forever to find my drive. Gave the blue ones to a friend

The Gamer Soft is my favorite 3 piece low compression surlyn ball but I tried the blue ones and my 65 year old eyes had trouble seeing them on a green background.

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 05:54 PM

I have been playing it for a couple of years and love this ball.   The only shortcoming is playing very firm greens they don't hold like a 3 piece ball.  Had this happen a couple of weeks ago where my 7 iron wasn't holding the greens but these were super firm greens...not sure if any ball would have held....the other 99% of the rounds I have played holding greens has been no issue at all.   My swing speed is about 105 to 110 and it is as long or longer than any other ball I have tried.  

And for anybody that thinks low compression balls don't work for high swing speeds:
https://www.youtube....h?v=e0MZePWOwzQ

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 07:45 PM

 NJpatbee, on 16 June 2017 - 03:52 PM, said:

 huskerguy18, on 16 June 2017 - 10:05 AM, said:

 Tanner25, on 14 June 2017 - 04:48 PM, said:

I do like these straight low compression 2 piece balls. But, they lack the feel of a 3 piece ball, which discourages me from using them. I prefer Gamersoft for a 3 piece ball and low cost ball and Srixon Z star when I can afford them. SS does come in nice colors though, Yellow, Pink, Orange and White.

I just bought the blue Gamersoft for my son's birthday, I will have to try them out. I am concerned that they will be hard to see in the fairway. SS used to come out in blue and it was hard to see in the
fairway.
Blue balls are impossible to see in the air. I had gotten a multicolor pack of Callaway Supersofts. Took me forever to find my drive. Gave the blue ones to a friend

The Gamer Soft is my favorite 3 piece low compression surlyn ball but I tried the blue ones and my 65 year old eyes had trouble seeing them on a green background.
I'm 29, but I try to avoid blue balls in all aspects of my life from now on

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 07:17 AM

Lucky you aren't a Smurf, they have blue balls all the time!? :swoon:

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 07:35 AM

 lawsonman, on 15 June 2017 - 06:42 AM, said:

All 2 piece balls will be "straighter" (less side spin) than a 3 or 4 piece ball.
What's the physics behind that? Always thought it was dimple size and pattern that affected how straight a ball went, not the number of pieces in the ball.
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Posted 17 June 2017 - 08:45 AM

 Fade to Black, on 17 June 2017 - 07:35 AM, said:

 lawsonman, on 15 June 2017 - 06:42 AM, said:

All 2 piece balls will be "straighter" (less side spin) than a 3 or 4 piece ball.
What's the physics behind that? Always thought it was dimple size and pattern that affected how straight a ball went, not the number of pieces in the ball.

Never been a  physics guy Fade. It's just always been my experience. I would imagine the type of cover used on hi spin balls is the biggest reason.
Welcome to where dumb opinions are better than no opinion. :)

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 07:00 PM

 Frohlich, on 16 June 2017 - 05:54 PM, said:

I have been playing it for a couple of years and love this ball.   The only shortcoming is playing very firm greens they don't hold like a 3 piece ball.  Had this happen a couple of weeks ago where my 7 iron wasn't holding the greens but these were super firm greens...not sure if any ball would have held....the other 99% of the rounds I have played holding greens has been no issue at all.   My swing speed is about 105 to 110 and it is as long or longer than any other ball I have tried.  

And for anybody that thinks low compression balls don't work for high swing speeds:
https://www.youtube....h?v=e0MZePWOwzQ

I'm of the same mind about the SS. Very straight off the tee, feels great. Can't hold a firm or dry green at all. It's not so bad when things are soggy/wet, but other than that, nope. Spin is non-existent and it just bounces off.

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 09:10 PM

I dont remember a lot about the ss.  I played them a year or 2 ago.  I remember liking them but that's about it.  The surprise to me this year was the superhot 70. I could not believe how straight they were. I only played one round with them because the snells I ordered showed up, but when those are gone I am gonna give the 70's the full team try.

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 09:39 PM

Add the Bridgestone E6 to the straight ball list. Don't think I've played a ball that wanted to fly straighter than that one


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 12:39 AM

I recently bought 2 dozen for my dad and he normally has a pretty drastic slice but since he's started playing these he's really straightened out his drives. Not sure if it's the balls or if he's secretly been taking lessons.
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