Jump to content

Welcome. You are currently viewing the forum as a guest which does not give you access to all the great features at GolfWRX such as viewing all the images, interacting with members, access to all forums and eligiblility to win free giveaways. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free. Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

- - - - -

Chrome Soft X - so long, had to adjust iron distances.

  • Please log in to reply
19 replies to this topic

#1 kmac02576


    Tour Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 634 posts
  • Member #: 241739
  • Joined: 03/29/2013
  • Location:Carmel, ca
GolfWRX Likes : 117

Posted 17 June 2017 - 04:00 PM

I just started playing the new Chrome Soft X balls and the results have been: LONG.

I had been playing the Nike Blacks and the original Chrome Softs and when the new X's came out, I thought I'd give them a try. Off the tee, I instantly picked up noticeable distance. But using the irons I had been using for the same distances for the last couple years, I was flying greens all over the place.

I have been clubbing down a full club for most shots now. It took a few rounds to figure out my new distances but now that I've got down what clubs to use from what distance, I'm loving these.

Also, with my drives being close to the hole than I was previously used to has allowed me to be more aggressive on my approach shots and score better.

Has else found unexpected distance from the Chrome Soft X or is it just me?

Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums



#2 NoTalentLefty


    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,626 posts
  • Member #: 204451
  • Joined: 09/24/2012
  • Location:Midwest
GolfWRX Likes : 1109

Posted 17 June 2017 - 07:52 PM

Can you tell me your swing speed on a driver?
Livin' proof that Lefties are not naturally talented.


#3 kmac02576


    Tour Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 634 posts
  • Member #: 241739
  • Joined: 03/29/2013
  • Location:Carmel, ca
GolfWRX Likes : 117

Posted 17 June 2017 - 08:42 PM

95-99 range. I can reach back and get a little extra sometimes, but I tend to stay around there because I'm very accurate within that range.


#4 Golfer from MO

Golfer from MO

    Tour Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 611 posts
  • Member #: 359187
  • Joined: 01/23/2015
  • Location:STL
  • Handicap:2.1
GolfWRX Likes : 252

Posted 17 June 2017 - 09:18 PM

Odd, found it short off the tee@120 speed
Cally tour issue Big Bertha 8.5 TC version GD p9003tx,  Kuro Kage XT 70TX
Cally tour issue XR 16 pro 14*  TC version Hazardous black 75 handcrafted 6.5 tipped 1.25in
Cally Apex hybrid 18 Ust Recoil 110X (F5 tipped .75)
Bridgestone J15 CB 3-p X7 DG tour

Cobra tour trusty x100 51,55,59
Odyssey O works 1 wide 33.5in
Ball - Tp5/Tp5x

The Our WRXer
Our WRXer, Who art on Golfworks, hallowed be Thy game; Thy A-game come, Thy eagles be done on the course as it is in the General Forum. Give us this day our daily bird; and forgive us our slow play as we forgive those who slow play in front of us; and lead us not into early extension, but deliver us from triples. Amen.
Written by:DeNinny


#5 Golf4lifer



  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 456 posts
  • Member #: 352391
  • Joined: 12/17/2014
GolfWRX Likes : 102

Posted 17 June 2017 - 09:25 PM

I found it to be just as long as any other tour level ball out there. I actually hit my longest drive this year with the Chrome Soft X. I like the ball, but cannot commit as I like the TP5X/TP5 just as much. My ss is around 120.

Edited by Golf4lifer, 17 June 2017 - 09:53 PM.


#6 kmac02576


    Tour Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 634 posts
  • Member #: 241739
  • Joined: 03/29/2013
  • Location:Carmel, ca
GolfWRX Likes : 117

Posted 17 June 2017 - 09:47 PM

Well, I haven't been able to swing at those speeds since a back injury 10 years ago, so it's been exciting to be able to get this kind of distance that I haven't been able to touch in a while.

My father has a swing speed in the 88-92 range and he started using these balls too. He's also gotten a noticeable increase in distance. So for us mortals, these balls are a nice surprise.


#7 kkennedy



  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 103 posts
  • Member #: 388684
  • Joined: 07/29/2015
  • Location:New York
  • Handicap:7
GolfWRX Likes : 32

Posted 17 June 2017 - 11:11 PM

I personally found I was a club longer with my irons but didn't notice increased distance with my woods
Callaway Epic SubZero 10.5*
Callaway XR 16 Pro 16*
Callaway XR Pro 20*
Srixon Z 765 4-PW
Cleveland RTX 3.0  54 / 58 / 62
Rotation of: DJ Spider / Odyssey 777 CS / Toulon Memphis


#8 deepbore



  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 122 posts
  • Member #: 107106
  • Joined: 04/29/2010
GolfWRX Likes : 3

Posted 19 June 2017 - 03:20 PM

I liked the original chrome soft because I hit them high with the irons  what is your ball flight like with the irons?


#9 18thbunker



  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 337 posts
  • Member #: 143863
  • Joined: 10/24/2011
  • Location:Denver
GolfWRX Likes : 88

Posted 20 June 2017 - 08:29 AM

I find this ball longer with disclaimers.

Driver - If i launch the ball with more penetrating flight, this ball will roll a lot more than Pro V1x. But if I launch the ball high, the spin will kill any roll once it hits the ground...too much backspin.

Irons - Similar behavior with the driver. I need to get a club longer on my approach to the green as this ball will stop.

Wedge - I can spin the ball back with ease with my wedges.
driver - Titleist 915 D3 10.5
fairway - Ping I25 18 degree 5 wood
hybrid - Ben Hogan VKTR 19 & 23
Irons -   Mizuno MP68 3-PW
wedges Mizuno MP-T5 50-58
putter - Ping Sigma G Doon


#10 jjfcpa



  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 123 posts
  • Member #: 429650
  • Joined: 06/19/2016
  • Location:Omaha, NE
  • Handicap:15
GolfWRX Likes : 55

Posted 20 June 2017 - 05:33 PM

Only had a chance to use it chipping and putting and I liked the results.

1.  Ball checked up on the green better than any other ball I've tried when I spun it.

2.  Nice predictable rollout when pitching from a bit further from the hole.

3.  Putting was excellent.  I could easily predict the distance and really liked the feel off the putter.

Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums



#11 hurricanes7


    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,746 posts
  • Member #: 72127
  • Joined: 01/07/2009
GolfWRX Likes : 734

Posted 20 June 2017 - 05:35 PM

i love the chrome soft x, feels great and is long. very comparable to tpx
GBB Epic Driver Oban Kiyoshi Gold 65s
GBB Epic 3 Wood Oban Kiyoshi Gold 75s
Mizuno CLK Hybrid Aldila Tour Blue 85s
Srixon 765/565 Irons Nippon Modus 105s
Callaway MD3 54 Wedge Modus 125
Callaway MD3 56 Wedge Modus 115
Callaway MD3 58 forged Wedge Modus 105
Bettinardi Queen Bee #6
Callaway Chrome Soft X


#12 jjfcpa



  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 123 posts
  • Member #: 429650
  • Joined: 06/19/2016
  • Location:Omaha, NE
  • Handicap:15
GolfWRX Likes : 55

Posted 20 June 2017 - 05:43 PM

View Posthurricanes7, on 20 June 2017 - 05:35 PM, said:

i love the chrome soft x, feels great and is long. very comparable to tpx

Any advantages over the TPX?

Definitely seems more controllable than the Chromesoft.


#13 moonshine


    Can't wait for spring..wait..it is 69 here 2day! 1/9/18

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 6,127 posts
  • Member #: 31690
  • Joined: 06/14/2007
  • Location:North Charleston, SC
  • Handicap:2.4
GolfWRX Likes : 702

Posted 20 June 2017 - 05:47 PM

View Posthurricanes7, on 20 June 2017 - 05:35 PM, said:

i love the chrome soft x, feels great and is long. very comparable to tpx
Yep, this!
"We have learned that we must
live as men, not as ostriches, nor
as dogs in the manger." FDR


#14 jjfcpa



  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 123 posts
  • Member #: 429650
  • Joined: 06/19/2016
  • Location:Omaha, NE
  • Handicap:15
GolfWRX Likes : 55

Posted 22 June 2017 - 07:38 AM

i played a practice round with the CSX and Srixon Q Star Tour (my gamer).  I had a really difficult time adjusting to hitting the CSX with my driver.  Not sure if it was me or something in the ball, but after a couple of holes, I started to hit it long and straight.  It was longer than the QST and seemed to have better dispersion.  

With the irons, not much difference.  Perhaps a little longer.

On the green it was noticeable that the CSX just seemed to track better and roll a little further given the same effort with the QST.  

Mixed feelings because the QST just felt better overall, but I could see some advantages to the CSX with more time invested in playing it - perhaps a little longer, perhaps some better dispersion, and probably better performance on the green.


#15 GC70


    What's Next?

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 6,056 posts
  • Member #: 62144
  • Joined: 08/02/2008
  • Location:State of Hockey
  • Handicap:7.1
GolfWRX Likes : 2719

Posted 22 June 2017 - 08:34 AM

I haven't given the the X a shot yet. I was under the impression that you need a 110+ SS to make it work? I like everything about the regular Chrome Soft, except the wind kills it and it's shorter than the TP5, TP5x, and XV!

Ping G400 9* Atmos Red 6S
XR Steelhead 15* Atmos Red 7S
'17 M1 5-19* Kiyoshi Tour LTD 70s
P770 4-AW SteelFiber i95 S
RAW RTX-3 V-LG 54/58
Oworks Black 3T 33"
Pro V1x



#16 overparfornow



  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 118 posts
  • Member #: 365009
  • Joined: 03/04/2015
  • Location:WNC
  • Handicap:3.3
GolfWRX Likes : 26

Posted 23 June 2017 - 09:29 AM

Ok you hooked me I have to try them now:-)
Driver:    Ping G30 10.5* Stiff TFC419
3 Wood: Callaway XHot 15* Project X PXV Stiff
5 Wood: Callaway Big Bertha 18* Diablo Aldila DVS Stiff
7 Wood: Callaway XHot Project X PXV Regular
Irons:      Ping G30 4-PW, GW, SW Stiff TFC419 Graphite, Titleist Vokey SM5 60* L Grind
Putter:    Nike BC101 Putter 35"


#17 c50sooner



  • Members
  • Pip
  • 23 posts
  • Member #: 263526
  • Joined: 07/12/2013
  • Location:Oklahoma
  • Handicap:10
GolfWRX Likes : 4

Posted 24 June 2017 - 09:39 AM

Just played first round (par 3 course) with Chrome Soft X and am pretty much hooked.  Have been switching between Snell MTB and original 2016 Chrome Soft lately, and while I like the performance of the CS, I had grown to prefer the clickier feel and feedback of the MTB on full shots and off the putter.  CSX ended up being just the right compromise between soft feel and clicky feedback.  Loved how it putted, short game spin was noticeably higher.  Full shots stop immediately, and even long irons and hybrids stop well.  Super windy yesterday and ball flight seemed unphased.  In my experience they were not any longer than CS, but slightly lower launch, more spin, and just the right amount of click.
Callaway BB Fusion 9(+2)* - Diamana M+ 60 S
Callaway GBB 3 Wood 15(+2)*- Kuro Kage S
Callaway Steelhead XR 3 Hybrid - Matrix S
Srixon Z355 4,5 Hybrid -
Miyazaki Jinsoku S
Titleist 716 AP2 6-GW - DG AMT S300
Callaway MD2 52, 56 - DG S300
Cleveland Smart Square Putter
Snell MTB Red
Caddytek V2+Slope

Maxx HD


#18 nsxguy


    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,344 posts
  • Member #: 431858
  • Joined: 07/08/2016
  • Location:Florida
  • Handicap:4.7
GolfWRX Likes : 1029

Posted 24 June 2017 - 11:32 PM


So I've been playing the Chrome Soft for the last 8 months or so - the yellow Truvis if it matters.

Found them just a little bit longer off the irons, not quite half a club but did have to make some slight adjustments.

Didn't get the drop and stop of the ProV1x I've been playing for a long time. Not that the CS would bounce and release off say, an 8 iron, just that it wouldn't hit and stop next to its pitch mark quite as often as the ProV1x.

I've been away for 6 months and had enough Cs's along on the trip so didn't try the CS X. Now that I'm back I've gotten sleeves of TP5X, ProV1x, B330 and CS X and will be testing them out on my next (whatever) rounds.

Chipping and putting they're all about the same. No discernible difference.

Played my first round since coming back, this first one with the TP5X. Didn't hit it all that great but scored really well due to making all but 1 putt between 7-12 feet.

TP5X was a bit confusing though. Couple of times seemed VERY short. Had a 159 yard par 3 down wind. I hit a stock 7 (usually hit the 7 150) straight at the pin and flush,,,,,,,,,,,, 17 yards short of the hole,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, :dntknw:  Driver distance was average but a few other iron shots puzzled me a bit. It was a bit breezy and the winds were swirling somewhat and that can certainly fool you but,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, guess we'll see.

But seeing this thread now I can't wait to hit the CS X :)
Callaway Fusion 9* Project X Handcrafted Hzrdus Black "60" 6.0
Adams A12 Pro hybrids, 16*, 20*, 23*
Ping G20 5-U, DG S300
Callaway PM Grind 56* SW & 64* LW
Scotty M1 Mallet

Chrome Soft TruvisYellow


#19 MtlJeff


    #TheWRX (Callaway Trip)

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 19,972 posts
  • Member #: 68568
  • Joined: 11/01/2008
  • Location:Montreal
  • Handicap:1.0
GolfWRX Likes : 20549

Posted 25 June 2017 - 03:22 PM

I have played the Chrome Soft X a lot, i did not find it "too" long. It's comparable to other balls out there to me anyway. I like it , i hit it a bit higher than some other balls but it doesn't spin too much so it's fine. But i actually had a friend comment a few times during our round "boy you hit that to the moon" when i was using the CSX and this is a guy i play with regularly.

In terms of feel it's good. I find titleists feel a bit light/hollow with irons, and Taylormades feel heavy when struck (though they go long, they just feel "thumpy" when you hit them). I find Callaway and Srixon somewhere in the middle

I tend to play very well with TaylorMade balls, though it may be a coincidence.
Ping G LS Tec 9 w/ Tour 65
Callaway XR Pro 14 w/Diamana D+ 80
Callaway Apex 20 w/Diamana D+ 95
Callaway Apex Pro 4-PW w/S300
Callaway MD Forged 52,56,60 w/S200
Odyssey Versa Works 1W Tank


#20 darkhors



  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 62 posts
  • Member #: 126528
  • Joined: 04/12/2011
  • Location:The Mitten
  • Handicap:9
GolfWRX Likes : 6

Posted 27 June 2017 - 08:47 AM

I've been playing the CSX all season coming from the regular CS last year and I love it. It's a tad bit harder feeling than the original, which I like, but not as hard as I find the ProV's to be. I tend to hit the ball a little higher, but I haven't noticed anything out of the ordinary in terms of how it's affected in wind. For me, it's usually operator error rather than ball error :) Anyway, the thing I really like about this ball is that on iron shots into greens I can usually get the ball to hit and stop or roll out a couple feet. It has been very consistent when I put good swings on the ball. Even on bad swings it performs well, but a ball can only do so much when you don't hit it properly, so I don't consider any negatives when that happens. Overall, this ball feels really good to me and the spin on wedge and full iron shots is top notch. For reference, my driver SS is about 105 and my 6 iron is about 92 or so.

Callaway X2Hot Pro 9.5 Aldila Tour Green Stiff
Callaway XHot 16 4w RIP Phenom Stiff
Callaway V Series Heavenwood 20.5 2nd Gen Bassara Stiff
Callaway XR's (5-AW) XP 95 Stiff
Nike Engage 54TS/Renegar 58 KBS Wedge Stiff
Tour Edge Exotics DG V2 Tour Proto v3.1
Callaway ChromeSoft+ Yellow

Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums


Wanna get rid of this ugly yellow box? And remove other annoying "stuff" in between posts? Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

GolfWRX Sponsors