One very important thing to keep in mind when selecting a golf ball or any piece of golf equipment for that matter is that what works for Justin Thomas or Adam Scott likely has no bearing on what might work best for you. Pick the ball that helps you shoot your best scores – that’s what the pros do.
Thomas now heads to St. Louis and Bellerive Country Club for the 2018 PGA Championship. Thomas will attempt to defend his title won last year at Quail Hollow and capture his second career major victory.
When Callaway did a limited run of the Chrome Soft Truvis Stars and Stripes model in May of 2018 it went gangbusters so in anticipation of the upcoming Ryder Cup in Paris the company is at it again.
“Joseph had lots of speed but was playing stock lightweight stiff-flex shafts in his irons and stock stiff shafts in his hybrid and woods. His miss with his irons was a push to the right no doubt exacerbated by his iron shafts being too soft and not stable enough for his speed and the way he loaded the club.
Each of the Ryder Cup inspired Truvis golf balls feature all of the design characteristics and performance benefits of the standard Chrome Soft and Chrome Soft X models including a new larger Graphene-infused Dual Soft Fast core that optimizes energy transfer at impact for high launch low spin distance off the tee and enhanced control around the greens.
Dustin Johnson captured his third victory of the season (and the 19th of his career!) at the RBC Canadian Open with four rounds in the sixties and a 23-under-par total.
In case you’re wondering the Pro V1 offers a slightly higher launch angle off the tee with medium compression while the Pro V1x produces the highest launch with the firmest compression of the group.
And for those who like to root for the Euros there’s also a Chrome Soft European Truvis model complete with a European-themed white blue and yellow design. All three models will retail for $44.99/dozen.
Thomas has long used Titleist equipment but he has made some changes since his last PGA Tour win. At the Honda Classic in February he used a Titleist 917 D2 driver and a Titleist 917 F2 fairway wood.
Today’s RTX 4 model ($140 each) carries on the tradition exceptionally well with fourth generation Rotex face technology which features the most aggressive face milling and sharpest grooves of any Cleveland wedge to date.
A forged carbon steel clubhead further enhances feel at impact while an internal face perimeter cut-out design increases the effective hitting area on the face by about 15%. This provides more forgiveness on off center hits and better ballspeed retention overall.
As is the case with all Srixon models the Soft Feel features an Energetic Gradient Growth Core that produces low spin and high launch for outstanding distance. The Ionomer cover on the new Soft Feel is softer and thinner than in the previous model allowing for improved spin rates on short shots around the green as well as an overall more pleasing short-game feel.