The golf equipment war is like two heavyweight boxers throwing haymakers. Callaway throws Jailbreak technology and TaylorMade counter punches with Twist Face. Back and forth they trade blows for market share. Today TaylorMade enters the ring with new golf balls and promises to help golfers achieve, “a new level of performance.”
The TaylorMade Golf Company is proud to announce the release of its new 2019 TP5 and TP5x golf ball models. The balls is highlighted by its new High-Flex Material (HFM).
TaylorMade says, “The key to achieving enhanced speed without impacting other areas of performance comes down to the ability to weave the new High-Flex Material (HFM) within TaylorMade’s proprietary 5-layer ball construction. In traditional golf balls with 3 or 4 layers, manufacturers are unable to utilize a soft core AND maintain high ball velocities. With the 2019 TP5 and TP5x, speed and spin are effectively decoupled—which enables an incredibly soft core to be “wrapped” by increasingly stiff materials, creating a Speed-Layer System with each outer layer getting progressively faster.”
According to initial player testing conducted by TaylorMade, top athletes in the world are experiencing speeds they’ve never seen before. During a recent testing session, Jon Rahm (who averages 177-179 MPH ball speed with driver) was seeing numbers upward of 186 MPH with an average of around 182.5 MPH. Additional TaylorMade staff professionals also experienced noticeable gains in ballspeed at a recent testing session across high, mid and lower swing speeds.
TaylorMade promises that both deliver significant distance off the tee, the TP5 has a softer feel (85 compression), launches lower on iron shots and has more spin around the greens (+300 compared to TP5x at 100 yards & +200 at 30 yards) while the TP5x has a firmer feel (97 compression) and will generate higher launching iron shots. TaylorMade staffers anticipated to play the TP5 are Rory McIlroy & Beau Hossler, while Dustin Johnson, Jon Rahm and Jason Day will expectedly gravitate toward the TP5x model.
The 2019 TP5 and TP5x will be available at retail on February 15, 2019 at an MSRP of $44.99 USD per dozen.