Callaway ERC Soft for 2023


Callaway Golf has announced a revamped version of the ERC Soft golf ball for next season retaining the ionomer cover which is now coated with urethane while the core is a new softer formulation, and the familiar three-line alignment aid has been updated.

Fast Facts Callaway ERC Soft
Three-piece construction
Hybrid ionomer cover with urethane coating
Softer core
High speed mantle
Triple alignment lines
White or yellow
Available Feb. 3, 2023
$39.99 dozen

Callaway says the latest ERC Soft according to their testing is the longest ball in their lineup, an impressive stat for sure but to that can be added it has a urethane coating on the ionomer cover which helps with control around the greens by producing added spin. The ionomer cover is called a hybrid since it is a blend of plastics including an “impact modifier” that helps with both distance and overall performance.

Sharped-eyed users will also see the alignment lines have also been modified and are now carry the “Triple Track Dagger Technology” moniker achieved, as you may have surmised, by making the ends of the three lines pointed rather than rounded.

The ERC Soft does offer a alternative to those wanting a multilayer ball without paying the price of a so-called premium tour ball though at $39.99 the 2023 version is $5.00 more than the one introduced two years ago.

Ed Travis

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