When Callaway creates a new ball, the company tries to pinpoint a specific target. Some of their balls are created to be super soft while others are designed to offer greater distance.
Many are designed for advanced golfers with a lot more being more suitable for beginner golfers. In other words, there is something for everyone.
This is the case with both the Callaway HEX Tour Soft and Supersoft. The Supersoft has been around for a while and many golfers are already familiar with it. The HEX Tour Soft, on the other hand, is newly introduced with some similarities to the Supersoft.
But going by the previous narrative, there has to be a separate target audience for the HTS, right? Let’s find out in the foregoing paragraphs:
Callaway HEX Tour Soft vs Supersoft (Differences)
Callaway created the Supersoft golf ball with a soft compression core for a high launch and low spin. According to the brand, these two complete the equation needed for more distance on longer clubs.
As for the HEX Tour Soft, it’s marketed as a ball that can give you more spin and control around the green, thanks to the green-grabbing cover.
Accordingly, stopping shots around the green will be more possible with the HEX Tour Soft more than the Supersoft, making it the favorite for pro golfers.
The price is another differentiator. Naturally, the Supersoft will be cheaper and more affordable than the HEX Tour Soft. However, don’t discount any of them based on price. There are a lot of other things to consider outside the price of both balls.
There are a couple of similarities between the two balls. Both balls have low compression core, which Callaway claims will lead to a faster golf ball and high launch. You should also expect to get good control and distance on both.
The construction of both are quite different. While the Callaway Supersoft is a 2-piece golf ball, the HEX Tour Soft is a 3-piece one. While it may seem that the two are similar, there are quite a bit of difference between them.
In terms of being affordable, 2-piece golf balls are more affordable. This might seem like Supersoft has an advantage here. But from a quality standpoint, you’re going to get more with the 3-piece golf ball.
This is because it has a softer cover, a layer of rubber between the core and outer layer. This simple design makes the Supersoft cheaper than the HEX Tour Soft.
Because of the harder cover, the Supersoft is going to travel further than the HEX Tour Soft when struck and will last longer since the hardcover will not damage as quickly as that of the HTS.
Where the three-piece golf ball shines is in the spin and control. If you’re an amateur golfer more concerned with distance, price, and durability more than spin and control, then the Supersoft is your best option.
However, if you’re looking for more spin and control, you shouldn’t go wrong with the HEX Tour Soft.
Distance & Feel
You’d expect we’ll talk about this at some point. Well, you’ll get further distance on the Supersoft than the HTS because of the harder outer layer which provides a resilient surface upon impact. However, you’ll get a better feel on the HEX Tour Soft than Supersoft, thus providing you with more control around the green.
The reduced spin on the Supersoft is good for beginner golfers who aren’t as savvy enough to quickly stop their shots around the green. The soft feel of the HEX Tour Soft will prove useful for advanced golfers who want to shape shots off the tee.
In other words, you’ll get greater control over your shots with the HEX Tour Soft than the Supersoft if you’re an advanced golfer due to the softer feel. However, beginners will definitely enjoy the Supersoft more because of the reduced spin.
Being a three-piece golf ball, the HEX Tour Soft comes with a Surlyn cover, as opposed to the newly introduced Hybrid cover with PARALOID™ on the Supersoft.
The Surlyn cover is going to promote longer shots off the tee, which translates to more distance and accuracy for you.
The Hybrid cover, on the other hand, will give you high trajectory, low spin, and greenside control. As you can see, both have their advantages. Look at your own setup and go with the one that’s suitable.
Though both balls are from the same brand, there are quite a few differences that you need to consider, no matter your level in the game. Aside from all of these, you can also try both balls and see how they affect your game.
Some balls have features that are good on paper but totally fail when it comes to the real world. So, test, test, test, and then choose.