TaylorMade’s TP5 and TP5X - The Next Generation of Golf Ball Tech

by Maura Hutchinson

Back in December TaylorMade unveiled its latest golf ball designs, the TP5 and the TP5X. Two models the brand insists are the Most Complete Tour Balls, garnering players more distance, greenside spin and superior wind performance than ever before.

Five Layers. Zero Compromises

The TP5 and the TP5X both feature a 5-layer golf ball construction that is specifically engineered to perform with every club in your bag. Consisting of a 3-piece Tri-Fast Core centre (a low-compression inner core, a stiffer outer core and a mantle), the TP5 and TP5X is then surrounded by a Dual-Spin Cover (a soft urethane cast over a more rigid TP inner cover). According to TaylorMade this 5-layer design allows the ball to launch higher with less spin and lower drag. Resulting in both greater ball speed and distance.

The difference between the TP5 and TP5X lies in the compression of each ball. For a softer feel the TP5 has an overall compression of 83 and will launch slightly lower. The TP5X has an overall compression of 90, giving it a more solid feel and higher launch.  Which golf ball you go for is really determined by personal preference. But the results these balls are getting players are already garnering attention from both Tour players and amateurs. With most reporting significant iron distance gains.

“From what we’ve seen, most golfers are seeing nearly a full club-length with their irons and some extra distance off the tee, too,” Mike Fox, TaylorMade Golf’s Director of Category Management for Golf Balls and Accessories told the PGA Tour.


A Winning Formula…

The TaylorMade TP5 and TP5X Golf Balls might not be available to purchase until March but that doesn’t mean they aren’t already proving their worth on Tour. In the last week of January Jon Rahm secured his first PGA Tour title using the TP5X. Just one week later Sergio Garcia claimed victory at the Dubai Desert Classic with the TP5.  Check out Rahm, a former Titleist ProV1X player put his old ball to the test up against the new TP5X.  He quickly converted and won big. 

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