Expert Review: Callaway 2022 Chrome Soft X LS Golf BallsPublished on 03/14/2023 · 3 min readThis review is my honest opinion of the golf balls, which I purchased with my own money in February of 2022.
Pitch shot into a green. All photos courtesy of Peter Weisel
About this Review: This review is my honest opinion of the golf balls, which I purchased with my own money in February of 2022.
The 2022 Chrome Soft X LS is a great golf ball for high clubhead-speed golfers who are looking for a ball that will spin less on full swings. I recommend it to any long hitter that is tired of spinning the ball too much off the tee.
About the golf ball I own
- Model: 2022 Callaway Chrome Soft X LS
- Color: White
- Average score: 76
- Handicap: +3
- Experience: 17 years of golf
- Right/Left-handed: Right-handed
- Typical shot shape: Draw
- Typical trajectory: Medium trajectory
- Club swing speed: 110mph with a driver
- When I bought this: February 2022
- Days tested: 35
- Where I’ve used it: Meadow Hills Golf Course, Aurora, CO
- Weather and wind conditions: Wind, cold, heat, and rain
- Turf conditions: Wet and dry turf
- Green speeds: 9–11 on the stimp
How it performs
What I was looking for
I was previously playing the 2020 Callaway Chrome Soft X and found that it spun too much with my woods. I switched to the 2022 Callaway Chrome Soft X LS because I was looking for a ball that would spin less when I hit my woods.
Why I chose this golf ball
I was happy with the feel and durability of the 2020 Callaway Chrome Soft X, so I wanted to give the 2022 Callaway Chrome Soft X LS a try. I tested every 2022 Callaway golf ball on a FlightScope to see what ball had the best spin numbers with my woods. The 2022 Callaway Chrome Soft X LS had the best spin numbers and longest distance with my driver.
What I love about it
- Distance: This is the longest golf ball I have ever hit. I gained distance with every club. 10–15 yards with my woods and 5–10 yards with my irons and wedges. And I have found that iron shots sometimes fly farther than I anticipated they would.
- Feel: I like how this ball has a firm feel on all shots. When putting, it has a “click” sound at contact, which makes me more confident. Though at times I wish the ball felt softer while chipping.
- Durability: The 2022 Callaway Chrome Soft X LS is very durable. I was excited that I haven’t had to replace them before they are lost. One ball can last 10+ rounds.
- Color: The balls have a glossy finish out of the box. This makes them easier to find in the fairway.
Issues I’ve encountered
- Green Spin: Spin around the green isn’t the strong point of the 2022 Callaway Chrome Soft X LS. Chip shots still spin, but they will release on the greens.
Best shot with this golf ball
The best shot I hit with the 2022 Callaway Chrome Soft X LS was a gap wedge into the 10th green at Meadow Hills golf course. It landed about 12 feet from the hole and stopped on a dime. I also sank the birdie putt, which was a plus!
Value for the money vs. other options
The 2022 Callaway Chrome Soft X LS is definitely worth the money. The balls are the longest I have ever hit and they’re very durable compared to other Callaway Chrome Soft models.
This golf ball brings out the distance potential of my drives by spinning less. I love the performance and durability of the 2022 Callaway Chrome Soft X LS. I plan on playing this ball for a long time.