Often when golfers think about balls designed for slower swing speeds, they think of hard balls built to get further down the fairway. Callaway's Supersoft ball does increase distance and reduce spin, but is the softest ball Callaway have ever made.
Whilst most golf balls on the market have a compression of 70 to 100, the Callaway Supersoft measures at a compression of 38. With an ultra-low compression like that, Callaway say the two-piece Super Soft ball can help improve accuracy and distance for players with slower swing speeds.
By creating a resilient, zero-compression core, Callaway are able to add a soft cover to the ball, as Callaway's Dave Bartels explains:
“Supersoft is engineered with an incredibly soft core — actually zero on the PGA compression scale. It's easy to make a soft core, but it's really difficult to make a soft core that is resilient, and we were able to do that with Supersoft. Because the soft core is so resilient, it enables us to put a soft cover on it and still achieve really good ball speeds. The soft cover is great for feel and control around the green as well.
"Supersoft has a very soft cover over an extremely soft core that results in a ball that is only 38 compression points. That’s a full 20 points softer than HEX Diablo, one of our popular two-piece balls. When it comes to accuracy, Supersoft may be the best ball on the market. It reduces hooks and slices so more golfers can get more distance and tighter dispersion.”
That soft cover is filled with Callaway's trademark, 332-dimple HEX aerodynamics covering 100 percent of the surface area of the ball. Callaway say the proprietary HEX design promotes a longer, more stable and penetrating flight.
The Callaway Supersoft ball will be available in both white and a new Optical Yellow colour.