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Tried & Tested: Callaway Solaire golf ball
by Carly Frost
October 03, 2013

Price: £15.99 a dozen

They say: Designed to benefit a woman's game the HEX Solaire has a unique pearlescent finish that creates a stylish, elegant appearance on the course.

The ball is available in a pearluminous white and a vivid pink for more visibility in the air or on the ground. Inside the ball is a special s-Tech core which has a lower compression and is highly resilient.

This combination provides extremely soft feel off the clubface, improves accuracy and provides fast ball speeds that maximise distance. HEX Aerodynamics creates long, penetrating distance and provides better low-speed lift. It reduces drag and promotes a stable ball flight that holds its line in the wind.

I say: The Solaire is an amazing golf ball. I fell in love with the sparkly pearl finish which glimmers in the sun and I found the pink version particularly visible and easier to spot than a white golf ball, especially when hunting in the rough.

The feel was lovely and soft and it offered great spin and stop. I also noticed a marked difference in the stability of the ball flight in the air; the Solaire definitely holds its line with ease in a strong wind, no doubt thanks to the unique hexagonal shaped dimples, which might make the ball feel a little strange to hold your hands but definitely work. The only thing I didn't like was the alignment line on the side of the ball which has Solaire written in a fancy rather dominating font down the centre, distracting from the point of the line.

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