Expert Review: Callaway 2022 Chrome Soft Triple Track Golf BallsPublished on 03/14/2023 · 4 min readThis is my honest opinion of this golf ball I bought with my own money in August of 2022.
All photos courtesy of Jorge Arteta
About this review: This is my honest opinion of this golf ball I bought with my own money in August of 2022.
As a teaching golf professional, some students ask me for suggestions on a high-end golf ball, so I looked at the Callaway Chrome Soft Triple Track golf ball and played a few rounds. The bottom line is that this golf ball can compete with the ProV1 at the highest end. What is up for debate is whether one likes the triple-track alignment aids. I’m not a big fan of the triple track, but I understand why some golfers use it. This is a good ball option if someone doesn’t like the ProV1 or TaylorMade TP5.
About the golf ball I own
- Model: 2022 Callaway Chrome Soft Triple Track Golf Ball
- Color: White
- Average Score: 78
- Handicap: 6
- Experience: 19 years of golf
- Right/Left-Handed: Right-handed
- Typical Shot Shape: Straight to Fade
- Typical Trajectory: Medium to high
- When I bought this golf ball: August 2022
- Days tested: Multiple rounds over one month
- Where I’ve used it: Orlando, FL, area golf courses
- Weather Conditions: Sunny, windy, and damp
- Green Conditions: Bermuda, wet and dry, primarily medium-to-fast speed greens
How it performs
What I was looking for
I was looking for a high-end three-piece golf ball that would compete with the Titleist ProV1.
Why I chose this golf ball
I wanted to see Callaway’s newest Chrome Soft Triple Track version in action. It is a three-piece golf ball. In prior years, it was a four-piece. The Chrome Soft would be the closest Callaway competitor to the ProV1 golf ball. The ball is faster and longer than previous models. I expected a low spin off the driver, a high spin on my wedges, and a good-feeling ball to hit.
What I love about it
- Feel: The Chrome Soft feels every bit of a four-piece golf ball, although it’s a three-piece. It is a soft-feeling ball yet solid when I need it. I enjoy the feeling of the spin off my wedges and the driver. The irons are where I think this ball has advantages. It just goes off my irons with minimal effort.
- Distance: I am delighted by the distance. The ball goes quickly and effortlessly with the driver and irons. It doesn’t go any farther or shorter than it’s supposed to. It’s consistent on many shots.
- Look:** **I do like the look of the ball. It is simple and effective with triple track lines. I don’t use them, so they don’t distract me at all while I play. The rest of the ball looks clean, classic, and easy to address with confidence.
- Sound:** **While I do not like the rigid feel of the golf ball, I like the “click” sound the ball has when I use it for putting. It feels like the ball gives me feedback that said I hit it correctly, which provides me with confidence.
Issues I’ve encountered
- Alignment aid: The triple-track alignment aid is just not for my eye. I understand why it’s popular with golfers, though. It can make lining up a putt or a tee shot easier for those that want to do that during the routine.
- Price: It is a three-piece ball, and it feels good, but the price makes me think about it twice. In the end, is it worth the similar price of a ProV1?
Best shot with this golf ball
This ball is designed to do any shot. I got stuck in some thick rough on a par 5, which was my approach shot into the green. I was about 92 yards away, according to my rangefinder. I was going into an elevated green with bunkers protecting the flag.
So I took my 9-iron and swung the club into the ball at high speed, and it came out clean. When I went to look, the ball was five feet away from the hole. Luck, maybe, but I went after that shot and got a lot of height to help it land and check up quickly.
Value for the money vs. other options
The Callaway Chrome Soft Triple Track is a good golf ball. The leading competitors would be the Titleist ProV1 and the TaylorMade TP5. I would still buy the Titleist ProV1, but the Callaway Chrome Soft did open my eyes to its capabilities. Although pricey for me in this category, those playing with the alignment aid on the ball will surely be a top contender to put in the golf bag.
The Callaway Chrome Soft Triple Track does have a purpose. It’s a competitor to the top golf balls in the world. It is a worthy contender but does not make me switch my leading ball. However, this is a good option for those who like the triple track aid and want to improve their game.