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TaylorMade TP5 and TP5x Golf Balls

by | Feb 15, 2024 | PRO SHOP

TaylorMade Golf’s new lineup of TP5 and TP5x model balls hit retail shelves today at $54.99 per dozen.  The TP5/TP5x family, according to the company,  takes a “giant leap’’ forward with an all-new Speed Wrapped Core that impacts sound, feel, and overall performance, creating TaylorMade’s fastest (TP5x) and softest feeling (TP5) tour balls to date.

In 2019, TaylorMade introduced the Speed-Layer System, incorporating High-Flex Material (HFM) into the TP5/TP5x construction, unlocking new speed levels for all golfers. In 2021, the brand introduced the Tour Flight Dimple Pattern, a design innovation that aimed to maximize aerodynamics, reduce wind resistance, and add carry distance.

TaylorMade says the 2024 TP5/TP5x relies on a combination of new technologies to provide the biggest jumps in performance to date. The most impactful change is the Speed Wrapped Core, which produces a softer sound with a better feel while paving the way for a faster overall construction. In the 2024 TP5/TP5x, according to TaylorMade, the use of core materials as the central element of decoupling feel and distance represents a “game-breaking’’ innovation in golf ball design.

TP5 and TP5x, according to TaylorMade, represent two distinct choices that cater to different player preferences. The TP5, TaylorMade’s softest 5-layer Tour ball, offers a notably softer feel with enhanced spin around the green. This ball fits golfers who prioritize touch and feel in their short game, providing responsive and precise control.  The new TP5 provides lower driver spin than the prior generation but maintains its best-in-class greenside performance.

TP5x emerges as TaylorMade’s fastest 5-layer Tour ball. This design prioritizes ball speed, making it the ideal choice for golfers seeking increased velocity off the clubface. The new TP5x also sees a reduction in driver and long iron spin, with a focus on distance while maintaining greenside control. It delivers unmatched performance for players seeking lower driver spin and faster ball speeds than the prior-gen product.

Photo Courtesy of TaylorMade Golf


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