Callaway Staffers Xander Schauffele and Marc Leishman are one great round from their first major and being a part of Golf history. The final round will have Xander in the last pairing with Leish just in front of him in the penultimate group. It’s shaping up to be a huge day for Callaway and specifically the Chrome Soft family of Golf balls.
Xander plays our Chrome Soft X while Leish plays the Chrome Soft X LS. From a gearhead standpoint, it was fun to see the unique profiles of these balls perform on the biggest stage in the world.
Starting with Xander, who plays a high, low spin, draw with his woods was able to utilize the spin optimization of CSX to shape shots with enough spin to hit the required shot on each tee ball with little fear of a low spin foul ball. Players that tend to dip low in the spin category with longer clubs are a perfect fit for CSX. The spin needs to be optimized not mitigated or in the case of the “modern ball” evaporated😂. At any level (especially for the best players in the world), it’s imperative that the golf ball offers a spin profile that allows players to take advantage of their flight patterns, not fight them.
Marc Leishman lives on the other side of the spectrum. Leish hits a hard cut with almost every club and tends to fight over spin, especially in the longer clubs. CSX LS affords him the freedom of hitting the shots the way he wants without any fear of the dreaded high spin floater. Like Xander, Leish has a ball that compliments his style of play. The point is you should never fight your golf ball, it should be your best friend.
In the short game you could see it as well, Xander has a shallow “dead hands” delivery around the greens that calls for a ball with more spin. CSX is perfect. Leish tends to come in from a steeper angle (digger) which allows him to play a ball like LS more effectively. LS still offers plenty of spin around the greens, but in this case, LS fits perfectly into Marc’s style of play. He’s not looking for more spin, he’s looking to maintain it, or put more simply, looking to ensure he doesn’t overdo it.
Chrome Soft X and CSX LS are both FAST off the driver with the LS offering lower launch and slightly less spin at high speeds.
When you watch the final round tomorrow, pay attention to the tracer technology and which way the wind is blowing on each hole. Watch each player around the greens and how they deliver the club to the ball. You will see how Chrome Soft X/LS golf balls work at an elite level
Check out the video below for an easy breakdown of the Chrome Soft family of golf balls!!