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Callaway Chrome Soft CS CSX Chrome Soft X

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#31 EHolm

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 11:28 AM

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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Posted 10 January 2018 - 11:29 AM

View PostSean2, on 09 January 2018 - 09:23 PM, said:

View PostOldboy, on 09 January 2018 - 02:21 PM, said:

View PostLolXCoreZorz, on 09 January 2018 - 02:08 PM, said:

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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Posted 10 January 2018 - 12:18 PM

Tester and have them arriving on Thursday

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 01:17 PM

View PostLacey Underall, on 10 January 2018 - 11:29 AM, said:

View PostSean2, on 09 January 2018 - 09:23 PM, said:

View PostOldboy, on 09 January 2018 - 02:21 PM, said:

View PostLolXCoreZorz, on 09 January 2018 - 02:08 PM, said:

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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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

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 07:53 AM

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.


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Posted 11 January 2018 - 09:15 AM

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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Posted 11 January 2018 - 09:55 AM

View PostZ1ggy16, on 09 January 2018 - 03:48 PM, said:

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

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View PostLolXCoreZorz, on 09 January 2018 - 02:08 PM, said:

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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Posted 11 January 2018 - 10:27 AM

View PostJDSPGA, on 09 January 2018 - 04:32 PM, said:

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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Posted 11 January 2018 - 10:35 AM

Always been a ProV1x user but seriously tempted to try the CS X

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 10:47 AM

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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Posted 11 January 2018 - 10:54 AM

3mph ball speed increase would be crazy.  I'm not sure that is possible under current USGA rules however.  

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 10:54 AM

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.

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 05:41 PM

View Postgroach, on 11 January 2018 - 10:47 AM, said:

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.

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 06:54 PM

Good thing I'll hook my 3dzn into the woods sooner than later, need to try the 18 cause i loved the 17 truvis

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 08:26 PM

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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Posted 11 January 2018 - 08:46 PM

View PostHISPL, on 11 January 2018 - 10:54 AM, said:

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?

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 06:59 AM



View PostHISPL, on 11 January 2018 - 10:54 AM, said:

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.


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 07:51 AM

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.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 09:35 AM

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.
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 12:00 PM

View Postgroach, on 11 January 2018 - 10:47 AM, said:

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...

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 02:03 PM

View Postgroach, on 11 January 2018 - 10:47 AM, said:

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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Posted 12 January 2018 - 03:21 PM

View Postxjohnx, on 12 January 2018 - 02:03 PM, said:

View Postgroach, on 11 January 2018 - 10:47 AM, said:

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.

there have been multiple logical and quite rational posts regarding price vs performance and why this ball was so popular when its under $40/doz .. you seemed to have miss the point

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 08:25 PM

That's just my point, Oldboy.  If the ball performs, price shouldn't be that big of a deal.  Especially .40 a ball.  If I found a ball that actually did what I hoped it would do and performed as well as I think it is, then I'm going to keep using that ball as long as I can at almost any price point.  I would never understand the logic of changing a ball that was clearly performing over a few dollars.

Now, the people just playing it who 'liked it' but could go either way, sure, those people I totally get.  If they are willing to pay $45, they are probably willing to pay $48 and just play PV1's now instead, I totally get that.  Their perceived value is now gone.  I won't dispute that.  But I would still say that they can buy older versions for a discount for a while and to stock up while they still can.
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 08:38 PM

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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?

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 08:50 PM

Heard players are picking up another 2-3mph in ball speed with the ball alone which is pretty crazy if true.  Price wise we shall see if it's a good move.  If they are really 2-3mph faster then other balls then people will pay $45 for them.

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#56 Gary Gutful

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 08:55 PM

I don't really care about price but I understand why it is important to others.

So hard to separate fact from fiction with every new Callaway release. 2-3mph from a ball alone seems like BS but I'll definitely try them out for myself.
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 09:06 PM

View Postmoonshine, on 09 January 2018 - 09:34 PM, said:

View Postleft hand low, on 09 January 2018 - 09:06 PM, said:

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
MTB = Snell My Tour Ball (MTB). Best value ball for sure. Maybe best ball on the market.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 09:37 PM

View PostSDL, on 11 January 2018 - 08:46 PM, said:

View PostHISPL, on 11 January 2018 - 10:54 AM, said:

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?

Feel is great, I think the Chrome Soft X feels less “clicky” that last years model.

I used the “normal” Chrome Soft last year and feel like I could switch to the X for 2018.

Just as last year the X spins a little more on chipping and wedges.

I think the “normal” 2018 Chrome Soft feels pretty similar to last years, but the performance is better off chip shots/wedges.

Feel off the putter is really good, 2018 X is “less clicky” and “normal” Chrome Soft is very similar to the previous model.

Hope that helps!

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 09:40 PM

View PostGolf4lifer, on 11 January 2018 - 05:41 PM, said:

View Postgroach, on 11 January 2018 - 10:47 AM, said:

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.

Performance of the 2018 Chrome Soft/Chrome Soft X, will be something to differentiate between the ProV1/X, TP5/X etc etc

I really believe the tech that is in this ball makes it perform better than anything else I have tried on the market.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 10:08 PM

View PostHISPL, on 12 January 2018 - 09:40 PM, said:

View PostGolf4lifer, on 11 January 2018 - 05:41 PM, said:

View Postgroach, on 11 January 2018 - 10:47 AM, said:

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.

Performance of the 2018 Chrome Soft/Chrome Soft X, will be something to differentiate between the ProV1/X, TP5/X etc etc

I really believe the tech that is in this ball makes it perform better than anything else I have tried on the market.

I can’t wait to try it.


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