The Callaway Warbird Plus golf ball has, for the first time in the construction of a Warbird, been designed and constructed with HEX Aerodynamics in place of the conventional dimple construction. This design reduces the overall drag on the golf ball in-flight, giving you longer drives with further carry and roll. Callaway themselves promise that this golf ball is the longest one they have ever created.

This power golf ball also comes with the “power ball standard” durable ionomer cover, adding further length and giving the golfer longer playability with each golf ball – essentially adding extra value for your hard-earned cash.  This golf ball will scuff and may cut a little after playing a few rounds with one, but unless you are playing with a virtually cut-proof ball (there are a few varieties out there) then this is to be expected.

At the heart of the Callaway Warbird Plus is a high-power, high-resilience rubber core which also adds vital yardage off the tee, while providing a softer feel than its predecessor, the Callaway Warbird. Note, however, that greenside, this golf ball will roll further with pitching and chipping, with spin generation a little harder to muster. Small price to pay for a golf ball which promises AND delivers extra yardage with the driver and long / mid irons.  Once you’re on the green, you may find the Warbird Plus a little harder than others – while putting with this ball, I thought it felt a little “heavy”, but the feedback received from each putt generally felt nice.

The price for these power golf balls falls firmly into the category of mid-range – there are more expensive golf balls available which give a similar level of overall performance.  The Callaway Warbird Plus golf ball is worth taking a chance with if you are looking for a steady power golf ball which will keep you longer and straighter during a round.

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Callaway’s HX Hot Plus golf balls are an upgrade to their predecessor, the Callaway HX Hot.  The result?  A power golf ball which has undergone an overhaul, and attempts to improve upon the distance delivered and feel experienced, with this ball providing a good, penetrating ball flight.

This 3-piece golf ball includes the following key performance features:

  • A high-speed, polybutadiene core which assists in generating maximum ball velocity across the spectrum of swing speeds
  • A durable ionomer cover providing a longer golf ball shelf-life and increased driving distance
  • A HEX Aerodynamics dimple pattern, which reduces the drag experienced in-flight and helps to give a more penetrating ball flight

As with the majority of power golf balls, the Callaway HX Hot Plus golf ball provides semi-decent feel greenside, but don’t expect the type of feedback from the golf ball experienced with other high-spin, high-feel golf balls out there.  It does feel quite hard off the putter – it’s not one of my favourite golf balls to be using on the green.

This golf ball is a great choice for those in the mid to high handicap range, where the extra stability / straight flight off the tee more than compensates for the lack of spin and feel experienced with the mid irons, short irons, wedges and putter.  If you’re the type of player that struggles maintaining consistency (in terms of keeping the ball in play) off the tee, but are generally good from 150 yards in, then this golf ball may be worth giving a chance to.  However, if you are happy with your driving distance and feel that you don’t need extra yardage (or decreased feel and spin to compensate for it) then it may be best to avoid this particular power golf ball.

In terms of the price, the Callaway HX Hot Plus golf balls fall somewhere around just above average for a dozen of these, so expect to pay somewhere around the $25 to $35 mark for a dozen of these.

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