Titleist Velocity Vs Callaway Supersoft Comparison Review

High to mid handicap players are always looking for the club or the ball that will help them launch the ball further and keep their shots straighter.

To this end we submit the Titleist Velocity and the Callaway Supersoft golf balls.

Both of these balls have been around for a long time now and are often named circles discussing long, straight golf balls.

So what do they have to offer the mid to high handicapper? Do they bring anything to the table for better players? Find out in the following article.

Titleist Velocity Balls Overview

While not the softest Titleist ball and certainly not hyped as the softest, the Titleist Velocity balls have a surprisingly soft feel for a ball in the premium category.

The softness may be a boon or a distraction to you depending on what kind of player you are. In general though, we liked the overall feel of these balls off the tee and on the deck.

The Titleist Velocity balls also yield very little side spin off the tee which helps them carry further and fly straighter.

This is a great ball for anyone looking for immediate help with distance and accuracy and the price is pretty reasonable too.

Callaway Supersoft Balls Overview

The Callaway Supersoft do nothing if not live up to their name. The softness and almost negative compression will surely be what you notice first and foremost about these balls.

So what does extreme softness actually do for performance? A low compression and overall softer feel will allow slower swing speed players to whack the ball further off the tee.

Soft balls rebound at a higher rate and almost add propulsion to your drives and full swings.

Around the pin, a good, soft ball will also provide good responsiveness which is great for chips.

The Callaway Supersoft balls in particular also yielded good launch angles which was great for stopping the ball dead on fast greens.

It should be kept in mind that the Callaway Supersoft balls fall into the distance ball category so naturally, they won’t provide mid to low handicappers with the performance value that the Titleist Velocity balls will.

Titleist Velocity Quick Facts

Compression: Mid

Cover Material: Surlyn

How Many Pieces: Two-Piece

Core Material: N/A

Dimple Type: Quadrilateral Dipyramid (346)

Spin Level: Low

Best Suited for: Low to mid handicappers

Performance Off the Tee

We really liked the distances we were seeing with the Titleist Velocity balls.

Most of the testers in our party were able to squeeze around 190 yards out of these balls while the slower swingers in the group were still hitting close to 180.

They are certainly not as soft as the Callaway Supersoft balls; but faster swing speed players will appreciate the added feel.

Performance from the Rough

It was a bit hard to control roll-out when getting these balls out of the rough.

They launch high enough (which actually became problematic when the wind picked up) but you don’t get optimal roll control.

Performance from the Fairway

Again, we would have liked a slightly lower shot shot trajectory from these balls but we would say that the exceptional distance with the long irons makes up for the shape these balls take in flight.

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 

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 Velocity Selling Points

  • Better for lower handicap players
  • Good carry distance
  • High launch
  • Low long-game spin
  • Better feel off the tee
  • Soft on putts

Titleist Velocity Cons

  • More expensive
  • Not great for high handicappers
  • Launch high from the rough
  • Roll control is lacking

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 Velocity Balls for?

This would be a good fit for mid handicappers who want better short-game feel.

The Titleist Velocity’s are a good middle ground between extremely soft balls like the Callaway Supersofts and tour-grade, lower compression balls.

Long and short-game spin is kept to a minimum but they still feel reasonably soft.

How Are They With Short Irons?

We liked the more substantial feel we got from these balls when playing with short irons. The higher compression made them more substantial.

On the Green

These balls play a bit hot off the putter which worked well for moderate speed greens. Faster greens posed a bit of a problem.

Overall Rating: 91/100

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