Srixon Soft Feel Vs. Callaway Supersoft Golf Balls Comparison Overview

When comparing distance balls, you may have asked yourself whether you need a ball that is just soft or one that is “super soft.” The answer to that question will ultimately come down to preference and the specific needs of your game.

However, it is possible to decipher the differences of balls that fall into the same category of distance or recreational balls.

To do so, we tested the Callaway Supersoft and the Srixon Soft Feel balls side-by-side and recorded our findings in the following article.

Callaway Supersoft Golf Balls Overview

The Callaway Supersoft balls truly live up to their name with a ridiculously low compression rating and an equally soft cover material to boot.

Everything about the Supersoft balls were made to feel, well, super soft. Off the club face, you can barely feel that you made contact which, to be honest, we didn’t really like.

These are almost too soft with a staggering compression rating of only 38.

Off the tee, you get great help with distance. Our slower swing speed testers (between 88 and 95 MPH) were able to whack the ball about 259 yards on average.

The Supersoft balls are 2-piece balls so the spin stays nice and low with your driver all the way up to your wedges.

Controlling launch angles was a bit of an issue with these balls – you don’t really have an option besides very high-arcing shots.

Srixon Soft Feel Golf Balls Overview

The Srixon Soft Feel balls have a significantly higher compression rating than the Supersoft balls and it really makes a difference.

Both the Srixon Soft Feel and Callaway Supersoft balls are 2-piece balls in the distance category. However, Srixon made the Soft Feel balls with a compression rating of 71.

We liked the added firmness off the club face more than the Supersoft balls but our slow swing speed testers were hating it.

The Srixon Soft Feel balls don’t fly as far off the tee as the Supersoft balls. On average, the same testers were getting only 252 yards off the tee with the Srixon Soft Feel balls.

Short-game performance was similar but we were noticing a bit more side spin on the short irons with the Srixon Soft Feel balls.

The main difference is feel and driver distance. Slower swing speed players will definitely like the Callaway Supersoft balls more than the Srixon Soft Feel balls.

Srixon Soft Feel Quick Facts

Compression: 60

Cover Material: Ionomer

How Many Pieces: 2

Core Material: Gradational core

Dimple Type: 338 Speed Dimple Pattern

Spin Level: Low long-game spin

Best Suited for: High handicappers looking for more distance off the tee

Callaway Supersoft Quick Facts

Compression: 38

Cover Material: Trionomer

How Many Pieces: Two-Piece

Core Material: Polybutadiene

Dimple Type: Hexagonal (332)

Spin Level:Low

Best Suited for: High to mid handicappers

Performance Off the Tee

The Srixon Soft Feel balls performed very well off the tee, yielding our testers an average drive length of about 250 yards.

Performance from the Rough

This is where we were pleasantly surprised with the Srixon Soft Feel balls.

They have an impressive launch angle even if you aren’t really that great at being angle to work the ball.

This helps not only in the rough; but when you need to maximize carry distance and get over hazards and trees.

Performance from the Fairway

Again, the easy launch of these balls will be a great asset with your mid-irons off the deck.

Don’t expect a lot of spin from your shorter irons though.

Performance Off the Tee 

You could barely feel when you made contact with these balls.

That’s how soft they were. They also maintain an exceptionally straight flight which will work wonders for your slice

Performance from the Rough

The Callaway Supersoft balls performed surprisingly similar to the Titleist Velocity from the rough.

They launch really high so long as you are able to cut through the turf and they stop dead in place. Great for ball placement, not so great when there’s wind.

Performance from the Fairway

We liked the fact that the Supersoft balls maintained their straight flight with hybrids and irons from the deck.

As long as you have a clear path to the pin or fairway, these balls will serve you well.

Srixon Soft Feel Selling Points

  • Substantial feel
  • Still pretty soft
  • Great for high handicappers
  • Good launch angles
  • Very affordable
  • Good ball speed

Srixon Soft Feel Cons

  • Low short game spin
  • Not great for faster swing speed players
  • Not very durable
  • Lacking help with roll

Callaway Supersoft Selling Points

  • More affordable
  • Great for beginners
  • Extremely soft feel
  • Low spin off the tee
  • Easy launch
  • Good distance

Callaway Supersoft Cons

  • Not great for fast swing speeds
  • Feels almost insubstantial from the tee
  • Launch is hard to control
  • Less feel around the pin

Who are the Srixon Soft Feel Balls for?

These balls will work great for any high handicapper who wants to balance out the softness of their balls but still prioritize driver distance.

We really liked the fact that the Srixon Soft Feel balls were soft without feeling insubstantial. There is some concern about their durability; but that’s to be expected from a distance ball at this price point.

How are they with Short Irons?

While they are certainly lacking side spin and overall short-game control, the high launch will definitely be an advantage with your short irons and your wedges.

It’s easy to pop ‘em high and hang on to fast greens.

On the Green

You kind of have to strike them harder than you normally would with other balls to get the roll you need on longer putts.

Overall Rating: 93/100

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Who are the Callaway Supersoft Balls for?

These balls are great for beginners struggling with distance and accuracy.

The Callaway Supersoft balls will help you stay on the fairway more often and give you the distance you’ve been missing.

How are they With Short Irons?

The barely there feel of these balls leaves something to be desired when you are attacking delicate, short approaches. The high bounce doesn’t help much either.

On the Green

The Callaway Supersoft balls perform surprisingly well on short and long putts with impressive roll control and soft feel off the face.

Overall Rating: 89/100

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