“HEX Chrome+ is hands down the fastest Tour Ball we’ve ever designed at Callaway” – Dave Bartels, Senior Director, Golf Ball R&D
We’re anxiously counting down to Friday morning and the release of HEX Chrome+, our powerful 4-piece Tour performance ball. A dynamic new addition to the HEX Chrome family, HEX Chrome+ delivers high ball speeds for maximum distance at mid to high clubhead speeds, especially with the driver, and Tour-level control and feel into the green.
Now, you might wonder how our golf ball R&D team has pulled this off. The short answer is that they’re really good at what the do. As for the long answer, well that’s a little less straightforward, but the team has broken it down for us in a simple explanation.
HEX Chrome+ has a dual mantle that unlocks distance by increasing speed and minimizing spin off the tee, while the soft TPU cover promotes that Tour-level control and feel. Here’s how Dave Bartels, Senior Director of Golf Ball R&D, puts it…
“(HEX Chrome+) has a single-piece core and dual-mantle system that were designed in unison to create more ball speed with the longer clubs without generating excessive spin, leading to longer distance,” Bartels says. That’s pretty cool in its own right, but again, we’re talking about a performance ball here. Take it away, Dave…
“What makes the distance of this ball special is that it achieves the distance AND features a soft DuraSpin cover. This urethane cover material not only has great durability, but provides the exceptional ‘Tour-level’ control around the green that the best players in the world demand in a premium ball.”
Speaking of the best players in the world, Gary Woodland and Phil Mickelson are already using a version of the HEX Chrome+ ball in competition. And as PGA Tour rep Mike Sposa explains on Callaway Talks, the guys in the Tour Trailer are trying to keep up with all the requests.
So…it’s long off the tee, with Tour-level performance, and our staffers all love it. Sounds like a great Tour ball to us. Here are a few more key points on HEX Chrome+.
Features and Benefits
The extremely resilient core leads to more distance over a wide range of clubs and swing speeds.
The thin inner and outer mantles work together to produce more ball speed and reduce spin for maximum distance, especially off the tee.
The soft cover promotes Tour-level control on shots into and around the green. The proprietary cover formulation uses a thremoplastic urethane (TPU) blend that’s highly durable.
Our refined pattern provides exceptional aerodynamic performance, reducing drag and promoting a stable, penetrating ball flight that holds its line in the wind.
Are you excited to try HEX Chrome+? Let us know in the comments section and tell us how the ball performs after you play it!