TaylorMade has always been a top brand in the golf industry and their new Project (S) golf balls are no exception. These golf balls have been designed with advanced technology to provide players with a combination of distance and softness. In this TaylorMade Project (s) golf balls review, we will take a look at the key features of these golf balls and how they compare to other top brands on the market.
TaylorMade Project (S) Golf Balls Review
After the tremendous success of their Project (a) golf balls, TaylorMade decided to extend its range and come up with a softer variety. This softer version is, unsurprisingly, called the Project (s). Essentially there is not much of a difference between the constructions of (a) and (s); the latter, however, has a softer compression (60), along with an ionomer cover as opposed to a urethane one.
The TaylorMade Project (s) golf balls are designed with a new dimple pattern that provides more aerodynamic stability. The ball also has a softer core and a thinner cover, which leads to more spin and better control. Players will also appreciate the fact that these golf balls have a lower compression, which makes them more forgiving on shots that are not hit perfectly.
Generally, golf balls with the lowest compressions travel the shortest distances. However, the TaylorMade Project (s) Golf Balls offer golfers the best of both worlds, providing adequate softness without compromising on distance, thereby ensuring that players do not have to pick between the two. Alongside the standard gloss white, the TaylorMade Project (s) Golf Balls are available in matte orange and matte yellow finishes, both of which provide a rather unique look. At the same time, these finishes make the balls resistant to UV rays. Also, compared to gloss balls, these matt golf balls seem bigger – likely because it is hard to make out the dimples. Regardless, if you want to aim at a bigger target, the TaylorMade Project (s) golf balls could be the answer for you.
They offer excellent spin and control, making them perfect for those who want to improve their game.
Key Features and Benefits
The key features/benefits of the TaylorMade Project (s) golf balls are:
Advanced Dimple Pattern for More Aerodynamic Stability
The TaylorMade Project (s) golf balls are designed with a new dimple pattern that provides more aerodynamic stability.
They also have a softer core and a thinner cover, which leads to more spin and better control. Despite that, when compared to the 2018 Project (a), the (s) offered a slightly lower amount of spin when struck with a 7-iron. The rate of spin, however, was more consistent than the (a).
With a driver, though, the softness of the (s) was more apparent and it was able to outdo the (a) in terms of spin.
Lower Compression for More Forgiveness
Like we mentioned, these golf balls have a lower compression, which offers more forgiveness on shots that have a less-than-perfect connection.
The Dual-Distance Core on the Project (s) allowed the engineers to lower the overall compression on the ball. As a result, the ball offers a soft feel without cutting down on speed or rebound. The compression for Project (s) is 60 – 10 lower than the compression for Project (a) Golf Balls.
Essentially, the Dual-Distance Core consists of two distinct layers. The low-compression and large inner core produce a great feel and minimize any undesirable driver spin. The outer core, meanwhile, has a softer-resilient polymer, which also enhances the feel and ensures high velocities.
Aerodynamic Ionomer Cover:
Thanks to the Dual-Distance Core’s higher COR, the engineers were able to utilize an ionomer cover. This softer cover is designed to provide more aerodynamic stability and better control, and also improves the feel around the greenside. As compared to the pro sets, the Project (s) offers the softest cover, leading to a softer feel and more greenside spin.
While it is true that the Project (S) feels and sounds softer than the (a), they also tend to run out slightly more, which means you might have to give up a bit of control.
Having said that, the Project (s) does cost considerably less than the (a), and could be a good value for money since (s) offers better control than most other golf balls in this price range.
The company’s design premise for Project (s) was a combination of speed and softness. However, upon testing the balls, we did not think that they were as soft as the low-compression Wilson or Callaway. The performance was tidy with wedges, irons, and drivers, but the golf balls did not excel in any of the three areas; it was decent in each one of them.
One downside of the TaylorMade Project (s) golf balls is that they are probably not as durable as some of the other brands on the market.
If you have a swing speed that is anywhere between above average and below average, and are not looking for a tour-style or low compression ball, the Project (s) is likely to get the job done. If you are on a tight budget and cannot go above $40, the (s) golf balls should be very high up in your list of options.
Our Final Thoughts:
The TaylorMade Project (s) golf balls are priced at $39.99 per dozen. This, we feel, is a fair price considering the quality of the ball and the technology that has gone into making it. The product combines a low-price point with a soft feel, while also not skimping on the distance and providing a fair bit of control. If you are looking for a solid-performing ball without breaking the bank, the Project (s) is definitely worth a look.
This brings us to the end of our TaylorMade project (s) golf balls review, and we hope that we were able to impart some useful information about the product. To read more such reviews about golf equipment and brands, please feel free to check out our website.