Expert Review: Callaway 2021 REVA Golf BallsPublished on 03/14/2023 · 3 min readThis review is my honest opinion of the golf balls, which I tested for three months from March to June of 2022.
All photos courtesy of Kyle Lamb
About this Review: This review is my honest opinion of the golf balls, which I tested for three months from March to June of 2022.
The Callaway REVA Golf Balls are ideal for high-handicap female golfers who want to gain distance.
About the golf ball I tested
- Model: 2021 Callaway REVA Golf Ball
- Color: White
- Average score: My average score is 90 and below.
- Handicap: +18
- Experience: I have been playing golf for about 7 years competitively; I am also a certified golf fitter.
- Right/Left-handed: Right-handed
- Typical shot shape: Fade
- Typical trajectory: Medium
- Club swing speed: 92
- When I bought this: I tested this product for about three months starting in March of 2022
- Days tested: 25
- Where I’ve used it: I used this ball at three golf courses, all 18 holes: Greene County Country Club, Washington Country Club, and Chippewa Golf Course.
- Weather and wind conditions: I played this ball in a rainstorm and wind on two different occasions.
- Turf conditions: Greens and hitting mats
- Green speeds: All three courses were very, very fast.
How it performs
What I was looking for
At my company, Club Champion, we test anything that involves golf. For example, we were doing a series on what golf balls gain distance. We were given the opportunity to test the Callaway REVA golf ball.
Why I chose this golf ball
This golf ball is marketed to create more distance for golfers, and that is what it does. I gained five yards on my drive and off my long irons. Our company decided to sell this golf ball off the shelves because it does add a good distance to one’s golf distance. We compared this golf ball to the Titleist Pro V1. We chose this golf ball because it was catered more towards women golfers, but we wanted to see what gains men golfers would see.
What I love about it
- Distance: This is the main feature of the golf ball, and it lives up to it. I was able to gain five yards. The solid core in the ball, which is also lightweight, helps gain this distance.
- Color: Glossy white. This helped me find the ball very easily.
Issues I’ve encountered
- Feel: It’s not the most premium feeling ball. Sometimes it sounded like it was going to break.
- Green Spin: I could not create a backspin with this ball. Due to the lack of grip, the ball has off the clubface, making it hard to spin.
- Durability: I felt like it was going to break on some drive strikes. Resin is more cost-effective than not.
Best shot with this golf ball
I was on a par 5 435 yards and could drive this ball 330 yards at the Greene County Country Club. I hit green on three strokes and got the first birdie of the day! This is a great ball for par 5s.
Value for the money vs. other options
The price compares with some of the more premium golf balls. I feel as if the price should come down just a bit. The Callaway REVA ball should be less expensive because it is only strong in one aspect of golf: creating distance. The Pro V1 is the ball I use in tournaments, and although this ball created some distance, it did lack in other aspects.
This ball is great for high-handicap golfers trying to gain 5-10 yards off the tee with long irons.