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Posted June 25, 2018 in Products and Brands by Trevor Cigich
By John Steinbreder of Global Golf Post
Tom Watson winning the Par-3 Contest at this year’s first major, at age 68 was surprise enough to most people. But then there was the matter of his golf ball, for the one he used to become the oldest player to win that competition was a Callaway Chrome Soft Truvis, with a red-and-white, soccer ball-style pattern.
It seemed a highly untraditional chouse for a man known for being so heavily steeped in golf tradition. And it spoke to the growing popularity of this product, which heretofore was available in those colors and also yellow and black – and now is being offered for the first time in a Stars and Stripes edition with a patriotic red, white and blue design.
Introduced by Callaway in 2015, the Truvis is, in fact, a Chrome Soft ball that utilizes a Graphene-infused Dual Soft Fast Core with a larger inner core to promote faster ball speeds and lower spin off the driver – and by extension greater distance and a higher launch. That construction also is designed to enhance distance when players hit their longer clubs as well as their control of mid- and short irons.
The ball also boasts a urethane cover made to provide both feel and just the right amount of spin around the greens. The only difference from that ball and the one that, say, Phil Mickelson uses in competition, is the pattern.
The original Truvis was a white ball with red pentagons. According to Callaway officials, Watson appreciates how it helps him better see the spin of the ball off the putter. And he likes the overall performance of the product enough to use the Truvis in PGA Tour Champions events as well. Other players say they like how the Truvis is easier to find and to follow in the air, and they enjoy how it differentiates them in their groups.
Republished with permission from Global Golf Post