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Callaway Supersoft Magna golf ball is about 1/16 of an inch bigger and conforms to the rules of golf. 

Ball can't be smaller or heavier than certain metrics so a larger diameter that meets weight limits is perfectly legal. 

Has anyone tried them? Does anyone game them?

Your thoughts?

If we can avoid the automatic dismissal due to it being a 2 piece economy golf ball as already mentioned then we can focus on who this ball is for. 

I have found one on the course and it is a small difference in size. I play urethane balls for the greenside spin so this post is mostly out of curiosity.

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Interesting concept and if I happen to find one out on the course, I'll certainly give it a try to see what it's like. That said, I very much doubt the performance claims because if there was any sort of competitive advantage to a larger-sized, still conforming ball, then every manufacturer would be making and heavily marketing them.

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Not the first foray into oversized balls. Top Flite did it 15 years ago. 

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9 hours ago, THEZIPR23 said:

Not the first foray into oversized balls. Top Flite did it 15 years ago. 

I saw some of those on eBay. Isn't it strange they had the same name - "Magna"?

It makes me wonder if they bought the molds?

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10 hours ago, Cory O said:

Interesting concept and if I happen to find one out on the course, I'll certainly give it a try to see what it's like. That said, I very much doubt the performance claims because if there was any sort of competitive advantage to a larger-sized, still conforming ball, then every manufacturer would be making and heavily marketing them.

The only advantage would be the slightly higher center of gravity due to the larger diameter. This would theoretically make it easier to hit higher on the face. 

The small psychological difference of seeing a larger ball at address could instill confidence for a beginner. 

Just guesses

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This ball is largely (pun intended) designed for beginners. Price point, construction, and physical dimensions all cater to the golfer who needs a little confidence boost and perhaps some help identifying the ball in the rough (larger size and bright color can help with that).

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8 hours ago, Buffly said:

I saw some of those on eBay. Isn't it strange they had the same name - "Magna"?

It makes me wonder if they bought the molds?

I would guess that there is something here being as it has same name but I honestly don't know. 

 

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Larger diameter = less spin. At least that was the selling point of the old Top Flite Magna. 

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2 hours ago, Hook DeLoft said:

Larger diameter = less spin. At least that was the selling point of the old Top Flite Magna. 

And Callaway owns Top Flite, right? So maybe trying to bring back out something from the past?  Try to capture a little market share in a sector Titleist doesn't own? 

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On 9/22/2020 at 10:07 AM, VtheGNMan said:

And Callaway owns Top Flite, right? So maybe trying to bring back out something from the past?  Try to capture a little market share in a sector Titleist doesn't own? 

Callaway bought Top Flite's manufacturing and probably IP as well.  The Top Flite brand was sold to Dick's Sporting Goods

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11 hours ago, JohnSmalls said:

Callaway bought Top Flite's manufacturing and probably IP as well.  The Top Flite brand was sold to Dick's Sporting Goods

Fascinating!

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I'd recommend these for a beginner. For an experienced person the flight is very strange, like hitting a knuckle ball. I will say they were a lot of fun chipping. Also, they have a nice yellow color.

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