TaylorMade’s TP5 and TP5x golf balls have been extremely popular among tour players and better amateurs. However, average players don’t get the full benefit of the performance features of TP5 golf ball line. With this in mind, TaylorMade introduces an updated Project (a) and brand new Project (s) golf balls. Each golf ball has unique features that deliver tour-level performance in a package that suits everyday golfers better.
Project A and Project S Golf Balls:
Originally introduced in 2014, the Project (a) golf ball gives golfers Tour-level performance in a 3 piece ball, at an attractive price point. Its biggest attribute is the cast Urethane cover, the same material used on 4 and 5-piece golf balls for more spin. The lower compression and softer feel also gave the ball better feel for golfers with slower swing speeds.
New for 2018, a Dual Distance core and new 322LDP dimple pattern combine to increase driver and long iron distance while maintaining superb greenside control and feel.
The dimple pattern is the same as what’s on the TP5 and TP5x, creating less drag for more speed and distance. A larger, softer inner core produces less spin with the driver and long irons while providing excellent feel. The outer core is stiffer and increases rebound and velocity. It also aids in creating spin around the greens by improving pinching of the soft urethane cover between the clubface.
The Project (s) is a 2-piece ball that offers an even softer feel without sacrificing distance. That means golfers no longer have to choose between soft feel and distance. The Project (s) comes in with a compression of 60, 10 less than the Project (a), providing that super soft feel.
The outer core is a softer-resilient polymer that improves feel and control around the green. The ionomer cover of the Project (s) has a 342LDP dimple pattern, reducing drag in conjunction with the lower spin construction.
This quote from Eric Loper, TaylorMade’s Director of R&D Golf Balls sums up the Project (s) nicely:
“The new multilayer design incorporates a softer yet resilient dual distance core that maximizes distance and enables us to utilize a softer ionomer cover for soft feel and great control. We are eliminating the need for a golfer to choose between distance and feel in this category. The new Project (s) provides both softer feel AND distance.”
Eric Loper, Director R&D Golf Balls
Quick Review of the Project A and Project S Golf Balls
- 3-piece golf ball with Urethane cover
- Low Spin on driver and long iron shots
- More spin and soft feel on shots around the green
- Same 322LDP dimple pattern as the TP5 andTP5x golf balls
- 2-piece ball with an ionomer cover
- Lower compression (60) than the Project (a)
- 342LDP dimple pattern reduces drag for distance
- Gives you soft feel AND distance
The Project (a) and Project (s) golf balls have a price tag that’s very attractive to the golfer on a budget looking for top performance and feel. The Project (a) is available in gloss white or yellow and the Project (s) comes in gloss white, matte yellow, and matte orange (below).
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