TaylorMade TP5 and TP5x: 5 Layers, Zero Compromises

TaylorMade TP5 and TP5x Golf Ball

TaylorMade’s TP5 and TP5x expand on the 5-layer ball technology originally introduced 7 years ago in the Penta TP. TaylorMade is the first company to release 2 5-layer golf balls at the same time. The design results in a golf ball that performs optimally with every club in the bag. Here’s how these new golf balls deliver maximum driver and iron distance along with greenside control.

Shared Features of the TP5 and TP5x

Tri-Fast Core

TaylorMade TP5 TP5x Tri-Fast Core

The unique, 3-layer core system enables maximum energy transfer while generating massive speed on full shots. TaylorMade uses progressive compression in the core to achieve this. The most inner layer of the TP5 and TP5x is the softest. As you move to the following 2 layers, the core gets harder, creating more speed. The Tri-Fast Core also reduces spin to aid in driver and iron distance.

Dual-Spin Cover

TaylorMade TP5 TP5x Dual-Spin Cover

The dual-spin cover ensures maximum control and feel around the green.  It is comprised of an ultra-soft cast urethane cover with a semi-rigid inner-cover. The harder inner cover pushes the soft outer cover into the grooves at impact, creating maximum interaction between the two. As a result, you get exceptional spin performance with full wedge shots and laser-like control around the green.

Unique Features of the TP5 and TP5x

The big differences between the TP5 and TP5x are the feel and trajectory. The TP5 has the softer feel and launches with a mid-trajectory ball flight.  The TP5x feels slightly firmer than the TP5 and launches higher with less spin for more distance.

Which one is for me?

Both the TP5 and TP5X are tour level balls providing maximum performance and feel. Take a look at the unique features to decide which is best for your game. Whichever you choose, you can feel confident that your game will not be compromised.

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Mark Your Golf Ball In Traditional and Unique Ways

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Rule 12-2 in the USGA rules of golf states: “The responsibility for playing the proper ball rests with the player. Each player should put an identification mark on his ball.”

With no stipulations as to what the “identification mark” should be, players have learned to use this as an opportunity to either benefit their game or to add some personality and flair.  So how should you mark your golf ball?

Traditional Ways To Mark Your Golf Ball

Being a tradition-driven game for so long, the standard method of marking your golf ball has been to fill in dimples in a certain pattern.

mark your golf ball

Players mark their ball to help their game too. One method involves drawing a straight line on the golf ball to use when lining up a putt. Some draw the line through the brand name of the ball. Others draw a solid or dashed line around the equator. The specifics vary with each player but the idea is the same.

 

Buying personalized golf balls is also a popular option. Golfers customize the golf balls with a name, nickname, or phrase to make them unique.

personalized golf ball

Speaking of unique, right-brained golfers will probably opt for the following ways to mark their golf ball.

Unique Ways To Mark Your Golf Ball

For those looking to do something different, try drawing something unique free-hand or write an expression that strikes a chord with you personally.

These types can range from the amusing and simple:

funny golf ball marking

To the truly creative and artistic:

golf ball art

Understanding that this final method is restricted to those with a bit of artistic talent, companies are providing stencils to rapidly repeat designs on a golf ball. Stencils vary from flags to mustaches.

Tin Cup styles

 

No matter how you decide to mark your golf ball, the important thing is for it to be easily identified. Have fun with it!

 

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TP Putter Line From Taylormade: Everything You Need To Know

TaylorMade TP Putters

When it comes to putters and TaylorMade, the Spider series with its large heads and unique shapes come to mind. Taylormade’s TP putter line features more classically shaped head with modern performance traits. Design elements of these putters were inspired by 2 of the Top 5 players in the world, Jason Day and Dustin Johnson. Staffer Sergio Garcia also wields one of the models, the Juno, using it to bring home a victory on the European Tour in 2017. Let’s go over what makes these putters perform so well.

TP Putter Features

Five of the six models are constructed with 303 stainless steel and precisely milled for a solid look and feel. On the face of the putters is a new Pure Roll insert. Taking inspiration from the inserts on Day and Johnson’s putter, the insert gives the ball better topspin. Topspin helps avoid skipping, resulting in putts that stay on their intended line quicker and longer. Grooves in the insert are set at a 45-degree angle to achieve this topspin. The Pure Roll insert also produces a soft, yet solid feel at impact.

Each model has weights at the bottom, giving users the ability to customize the swingweight of the club. Models in the TP putter line have either 5 or 10-gram interchangeable sole weights. Each club also has a unique sightline, making alignment easy and accurate.

TaylorMade uses golf related areas, regions, and landmarks to name each of the putters in the TP line. Here’s what they are called and a breakdown of their features.

TP Putter Models

TaylorMade TP Soto Putter

Soto

  • Head Style: Compact Blade, with rounded edges
  • Sightline: Single, on the back flange
  • Toe Hang and Offset: Slight toe hang, full offset
  • Sole Weights: 2 10-gram weights
  • Stroke Type: Toe release at impact

TaylorMade TP Juno Putter

Juno

  • Head Style: Compact Blade, with squared edges
  • Sightline: Single, on the top flange
  • Toe Hang and Offset: Slight toe hang, full offset
  • Sole Weights: 2 10-gram weights
  • Stroke Type: Toe release at impact

TaylorMade TP Mullen Putter

Mullen

  • Head Style: Compact Mallett
  • Sightline: Dual, on the back flange
  • Toe Hang and Offset: Slight toe hang
  • Sole Weights: 2 5-gram weights
  • Stroke Type: Toe release at impact

TaylorMade TP Berwick Putter

Berwick

  • Head Style: Rounded Mallett
  • Sightline: Single, on the back flange
  • Toe Hang and Offset: Face-Balanced, 3/4 offset
  • Sole Weights: 2 5-gram weights
  • Stroke Type: Straight back, straight through

Ardmore – Coming Soon

  • Head Style: Mid-Size Mallett
  • Sightline: Dual, on the back flange
  • Toe Hang and Offset: Face-Balanced, 3/4 offset
  • Sole Weights: Information unavailable at this time
  • Stroke Type: Straight back, straight through

Chaska – Coming Soon

  • Head Style: Circular Mallett, similar to TaylorMade Corza Ghost
  • Sightline: Three, on the top flange
  • Toe Hang and Offset: Face-Balanced, 3/4 offset
  • Sole Weights: Information unavailable at this time
  • Stroke Type: Straight back, straight through

All models of the TP putter line are available in 33″(special order), 34″ and 35″ lengths. Stock grip options for each club include a Lamkin Sink Rubber grip or an upgraded Super Stroke 1.0 GT Pistol grip.

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