Callaway Hex Black and Hex Chrome Golf Ball Review
Category:Golf Equipment Reviews Posted: 03-27-2012 03:48:00 PM
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Synopsis: allaway is out with force with their new high end Hex Black tour and Hex Chrome golf ball for 2012. As customers began to rapidly depart for the TaylorMade TP Red, Penta TP Blacks of 2009 and the TaylorMade Penta of last year Callaway must of felt the heat. Callaway came out of the fire guns a blazing with these 2012 Hex golf balls. The Hex Black Tour performs like no other Callaway ball before. The Hex chrome is similar but with extra distance.
Review By: Nick -Team Golfland
On The First Tee:
Callaway is out with force with their new high end Hex Black tour and Hex Chrome golf ball for 2012. As customers began to rapidly depart for the TaylorMade TP Red, Penta TP Blacks of 2009 and the TaylorMade Penta of last year Callaway must of felt the heat. Callaway came out guns a blazing with these 2012 Hex golf balls. The Hex Black Tour performs like no other Callaway ball before. The Hex chrome is similar but with extra distance. 2012 released Callaway Tour quality golf balls. Hex Black Tour – 5 piece that is nothing like the previous Callaway balls Hex Chrome - 3-piece urethane covered ball I hope you enjoy this experience and evaluation of the 2012 Callaway Hex Black Tour and Chrome golf balls. You won't get burned trying out a dozen of these balls this year.
How is the Feel?
What I liked most about the Hex Black Tour was the pure soft comfort at contact with controlled shots and putting. I got the solid two hop and stop/release on spinning wedge shots from normal fairway lies. From rough lies I played the ball high but had enough feel to know the ball would handle the green well. Feel out of a thick lie is rare for me. For the Hex Chrome ball I did not get any zip but the check and release was very good, except for a couple near side tough pin locations. Putting I felt the Hex Chrome felt almost as soft as the Hex Black Tour.
After an enjoyable day with 2 sleeves of each ball I would say durability is on par with all other major brands. The Penta and Srixon Z Star are the most durable but the drop off is not worth altering your decision to see if this ball fits your game/swing. I always like to keep a fresh ball in my review process to provide the best analysis possible.
How's the ball from the tee box?
The Hex Chrome did out perform the Hex Black with total distance and roll out. On several holes I had the chance to hit 4 balls with the Hex Chrome and 4 with the Hex Black Tour. With the exception of poorly hit balls the Hex Chrome came out the winner for my 100 MPH swing with an additional couple yards to 15 yards on almost every hit. I do give the feel and driver control factor to the Hex Black Tour. The flight trajectory was better as well for the Hex Black Tour. Overall I just felt better hitting the Hex Black Tour vs the Hex Chrome, even with the slightly less distance. Additionally I found the Hex Black Tour to perform better in to side and head winds. This was a repeated evaluation of multiple shots on the back 9 as the winds picked up to about 10-15 mph at times.
Which ball is the best bang for the buck?
Like most golf balls this is the hardest question we get. We each have our own swing and swing speed that creates a different flight trajectory and spin rate. For my 100MPH swing I enjoy the extra control and flight trajectory of the Hex Black Tour. The “buck” is high for the the Hex Black at $45.99 but he “bang” is great and the control is even better. The “buck” is fairly high on the Chrome at $35.99 and the distance “bang” is great. You have to evaluate your needs with these two balls and at these price ranges get the ball that fits your game.
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