TaylorMade Project A and Project S Golf Balls: Uncommon Performance For Everyday Golfers

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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:

Project (a)

project a golf ball box back

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.

Project (s)

project s golf ball box back

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

Project (a)

  • 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

Project (s)

  • 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).

project s colored golf balls

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Rudi Fann has been a Class “A” member of the PGA of America since 2008. He began his career in 1998 as the Assistant Golf Professional at Wake Forest Golf Club in Wake Forest, NC. In 2002, Rudi accepted a similar position at Rio Mar Country Club in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. He spent a year there before moving to Nipomo, CA where he worked at Blacklake Golf Resort. Over the next 10 years, he worked his way from Assistant Golf Professional to Head Golf Professional and finally Director of Golf Operations. In his time at Blacklake, Rudi devoted much of his time to running tournaments and other activities in order to create a social atmosphere at the club. After Blacklake, Rudi spent one year as Head Golf Professional at Paso Robles Golf Club before deciding to return home to North Carolina. Since returning to North Carolina, Rudi has worked with the First Tee of the Triangle helping to instill life skills and core values through the game of golf to local youth.

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