Why is graphene in the 2018 Chrome Soft golf balls?

By: January 23, 2018

I must admit that it is not always easy to find a major innovation or change in a golf club or a golf ball. It seems like this time I found a significant innovation in the 2018 Chrome Soft golf balls of Callaway Golf.

If you remember Callaway Golf introduced the SoftFast Core in its Callaway Chromo Soft golf ball in 2015. In 2016, they launched the Dual SoftFast Core for faster ball speed.

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What is the biggest innovation in the new 2018 Chrome Soft golf balls?

The new 2018 Chrome Soft golf balls will have a graphene-infused Dual SoftFast™ Core. When I first heard of graphene, I had no idea what can it be.

Then I learn that it is an atomic-scale honeycomb lattice made of carbon atoms and was first produced in a laboratory at the University of Manchester in 2004 by Russian-born scientists, Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, who went on to be awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics for their work.

Graphene is super-strong – stronger than diamond, 200 times stronger than steel and believed to be the strongest material in the world. It is both stiff and elastic. Personally, I believe it can contribute a lot to 3 of the main desires and expectations of golfers like us: go farther & extremely fast + reduction in spin, relative to the original Chrome Soft.

They believe, unlike other single core, low compression golf balls, the new 2018 Chrome Soft golf balls with the harder layer for the soft urethane cover will perform much better.

I would not be surprised if Callaway would utilize this material in the near future also in its new golf club models (e.g. irons).

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By utilizing the graphene material, Callaway’s intention was to produce an outer core that was much stronger, effectively a thinner but stronger ‘crash helmet’ for the inner core and that would allow us to make the inner core bigger.

At Callaway Golf are talking not just about the forgiveness of drivers’ and irons’, but also about golf balls’ added forgiveness. Unfortunately, they did not clarify how they want to provide added forgiveness to their golf balls.

Pricing: $44.99 per dozen

Product At Retail: 2/16 /2018