Titleist Tour Soft Vs. Callaway Supersoft Golf Balls Comparison Overview

A lot of golfers fail to realize just how much of a difference their golf balls make. You could be knocking on the door of the mid or low handicap range but being held back by your golf balls.

In the following article, we are going to be talking about our experience with the Titleist Tour Soft and the Callaway Supersoft balls.

The reason we wanted to test these balls side-by-side is because we felt that these are both balls that could potentially elevate the game of mid to high handicappers looking to take that next big leap.

Titleist Tour Soft Golf Balls Overview

The Titleist Tour Soft balls have a 2-piece construction and a low compression rating. However, the real star here is the ball speed they produce.

We were taken aback at how fast these balls play considering their low compression rating. Off the tee, you can expect average distance of 190-200 yards even if you have only a moderate swing speed.

The minimal layers and the large, 1.6” diameter core help with carry distance and the 342 dimples help cut through the air surprisingly well.

The Titleist Tour Soft balls also feature a composite ionomer cover material.

While not as thin or soft as pure urethane, the cover material of these balls are still fairly responsive.

Back and side spin is increased by a small margin on short approaches and with your short irons. These balls should also be plenty soft for most kinds of players.

Callaway Supersoft Golf Balls Overview

The incredibly low compression rating of these 2-piece balls will be congenial for a very narrow niche of players.

Namely, players who just picked up the game. The Callaway Supersoft balls have a compression rating of 50 so you can barely feel them when you pure them off the tee.

They do however produce impressive launch angles which can be a boon to players who typically find themselves in tight lies on the deck.

These balls are a lot of fun on the range but if you are really looking to step up your game, they probably won’t help as much as the Titleist Tour Soft balls.

Overall, we liked the more well-rounded performance you get with the Titleist Tour Soft balls. They are soft enough to feel nice but offer a tighter shot dispersion than the Callaway Supersoft balls.

Titleist Tour Soft Quick Facts

Compression: 65

Cover Material: Ionomer

How Many Pieces: 2-Piece

Spin: Mid/Low

Core Material: Unknown

Dimple Type: Spherically Tile (342)

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 Titleist Tour Soft actually played quite long off the tee.

The larger core made sure that no energy was lost even on faster swings and the spin rate off the tee was much lower than around the greens too.

Performance from the Rough

This is where we struggled a bit with these balls.

The ionomer cover tends to bury itself in particularly tall rough.

Performance from the Fairway

The Titleist Tour Soft balls played pretty well from the fairway and gave pretty good bounce on long approaches, reacting well on the 2nd or 3rd bounce.

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.

Titleist Tour Soft Selling Points

  • Large core
  • Good for fast swing speeds
  • Thin cover
  • Plays longer
  • Has a more premium feel
  • Good flight

Titleist Tour Soft Cons

  • More expensive
  • 2-piece design
  • Only available in 2 colors
  • Loses its line

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 Titleist Tour Soft Balls For?

The Titleist Tour Soft balls are truly premium category balls and would work best with single digit handicaps.

More importantly, if you are swinging around 95+ MPH from the tee then you will absolutely love these balls.

Even though they have a 2-piece construction and lack a urethane cover, they yield excellent distance with fast swings.

How Are They With Short Irons?

The feedback and response of the Titleist Tour Soft balls with short irons was comparable to that of the Bridgestone E12 Soft balls.

The cover is a bit thinner than the Bridegstone balls so you get excellent feel so long as your short irons are decent.

Whether you need to work the ball on a tricky green or bite down on a fast one with some back spin, you will find that the Titleist Tour Soft can accommodate.

On The Green

You will have to get used to the Titleist Tour Soft balls a bit on the green.

They have sort of the opposite problem that the Bridgestone E12 Soft balls have in that they make you work for it if you need extended roll.

Still, the other performance factors more than make up for this shortcoming.

Overall Rating: 95/100

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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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