Martin Hopley
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Callaway HEX Black Tour golf ball continues the excellent performance of the hexagonal dimple pattern in the wind as it is much less susceptible to crosswinds than most other balls.

The feel off the long clubs is very good and the 5 layer construction comes into its own on the short irons. The spin from short irons is higher than you would expect and with some nice new wedge grooves we were spinning the ball back quite a way.

On the green the HEX Black Tour is lovely to putt with thanks to a good soft feel and this combination of feel and spin control around the green makes this an ideal ball for low handicappers.

The durability of the cover was maybe not as great as some comparable balls on the market, but the performance is certainly right up there, so one to consider if you are looking to vary your ball at the top end of the market.

Golfalot Rating: 5 stars
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Callaway HEX Black Tour Golf Ball - Product Details

Launch UK17 February 2012
Handicap Range
Low
High
GolferMens
Ball Construction5-Piece
SpinHigh
Ball FeelSoft
Colour OptionsWhite
Quantities12
Manufacturer's WebsiteCallaway Website

User Reviews

johnpauline
December 2012

I can not agree with the previous posters, the Callaway ball is an excellent alternative to the all conquering Pro V balls.

I was fortunate enough to get 3 free balls to try, gave one to my wife who plays nothing but Pro V's and she could not tell the difference. I also could not see any noticeable difference, the ball is certainly as long as the Pro V, I may even add that it felt better to putt with, I use a 2 ball Odyssey with soft white face, which may help.

The Callaway held on the greens with some back spin on well hit approaches, and the balls certainly never scuffed up, previous reviewers may have been unlucky in that regard.

JimFinn
March 2012

Great ball in every department with the exception of durability. The balls do not last a round before splits occur in the outer coating. I used two balls in 14 holes having to change both because of splits in the skin. At close to £40 for a dozen balls I would expect the quality to be better than this.

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Golf Monthly
July 2012
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