Callaway’s New Chrome Tour Balls & Odyssey Jail Bird Putters

Chrome Tour Ball

Just as it is essential to be fitted for your golf clubs, so is the necessity to find the ball and putter that best suits your game.

The newest addition to Callaway’s tour-level golf ball lineup is the Chrome Tour Ball, priced at $54.99.

Callaway has recently launched a trio of exciting golf ball models: the Chrome Tour, Chrome Tour X, and an updated Chrome Soft. These offerings are designed to deliver exceptional performance, incorporating cutting-edge technologies to enhance distance, speed, and accuracy. Endorsed by renowned golfers such as Jon Rahm, Sam Burns, and Xander Schauffele, these balls represent the pinnacle of Tour performance.

This latest offering joins the prestigious ranks of high-performance golf balls, competing directly with top-tier models like the Pro V1x and TP5. The Chrome Tour Ball’s design, featuring a distinctive black and grey linear pattern, might remind seasoned players of the classic TP5 balls.

Before you consider adding these balls to your arsenal in 2024, here are some insights to guide your decision:

Hyper Fast Soft Core: This core has been re-engineered for maximum speed, utilizing an advanced rubber system and optimized compression to boost ball velocity.

Seamless Tour Aero™: Depending on the model, the ball either features a 338 Speed Dimple™ pattern to minimize drag and extend distance or a 300 Pure White Cover with side stamping for improved alignment and accuracy off the tee.

High-Performance Tour Urethane Soft Cover: The new ultra-thin and soft cover is crafted from a special blend of materials, offering exceptional spin and control around the greens, characteristic of the tour-level performance.

Alignment Aids: All three models include Callaway’s signature alignment aids, providing immediate roll feedback and assisting in precise putt alignment. Options include Triple Track (available on Chrome Tour, Chrome Tour X, and Chrome Soft), 360 Triple Track (exclusive to Chrome Soft), Truvis, and Trutrack (available on all models).

Regarding Target Audiences

Chrome Soft: Ideal for players seeking a soft feel and excellent short-game control.

Chrome Tour: Offers a slightly firmer feel with a penetrating flight, suitable for those who prioritize a blend of feel and distance.

Chrome Tour X: The firmest option, designed for players who demand the highest spin and control.

These models are now accessible online and at selected retailers for $54.99 each.

Prepare to transform your game with Callaway’s innovative Chrome Golf Balls.

Odyssey Jail Bird Mini Putter

Another outstanding putter from Odyssey!

The Odyssey Versa Jailbird Putter is played by multiple golfers among the top PGA TOUR players right now, with 3 Tour pros currently carrying it in their bag, including Wyndham Clark, Keegan Bradley, and Rickie Fowler.

The Jailbird Mini DB is a classic Odyssey shape and is the smaller version of the Jailbird. The putter comes with Versa alignment and a double bend shaft, making it face-balanced and best suited for golfers with minimal face rotation and arc. Also available is a Plumber’s Neck (L-Neck) hosel in this model.

All Odyssey Ai-ONE putters feature Odyssey’s Ai-ONE insert, which delivers more consistent ball speeds, even from off-center hits, leaving putts closer to the hole.

Ai-ONE Insert

Designed using Artificial Intelligence, Odyssey designers created contours on the Aluminum backer of the insert, which allow them to co-mold to a White Hot Urethane striking surface to promote consistent ball speed across the face with the classic White Hot feel that Tour players and amateurs love.

Ai Window

Odyssey designers and engineers developed a Panlite window, which is a unique automotive-grade polymer that allows Odyssey to showcase the unique topology of the back of the putter’s insert.

The mallet-styled Jailbird Mini has 3 degrees of loft, a 70-degree lie angle, and interchangeable front weights of 5, 10, 15, and 20 grams allowing you to dial in the head weight that works for you. The head weighs 360 grams.

The SL 90 putter shaft is a new lightweight steel featuring 20 grams of counterbalancing.

Its unique Navy Blue PVD finish makes for a beautiful premium look priced at $299.99.

On March 15, 2024, the new Ai-ONE Cruiser Jailbird DB Putter will be at retailers for $349.99.

This Odyssey Ai-ONE Cruiser Line offers three distinct configurations for three different putting styles (Cruiser, Arm Lock, and Broomstick).

SL 140 & 200 SHAFTS

These heavier steel shafts are designed to complement the heavier heads (380g), longer grips, and longer overall lengths of these models.

A blade and a mallet version will be available soon. For more information, visit

About the Writer
Lotz, J.D., Ph.D. is the director of the Professional Golf Teachers Association of America. Visit to see all the latest mental strategies, travel, and equipment reviews. Currently, he also works with between 10 to 12 PGA TOUR players on the mental side of golf.

He is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America and serves both as a consultant and mediator to the golf industry. He is also the author of numerous books, including “333 Best Web Sites for Golfers” and his previous book, “How to Build Business Relationships through Golf,” which is still on the Top Ten Golf Business Book’s bestseller list. His current book, “The Right Mind for Golf,” is now in its 13th reprint and is available on Amazon and at the Torrey Pines Golf Course. Just released on June 30th, his new book, “The Right Mind for Putting,” is now available at