If you are a golfer looking for a soft feeling, premium, tour-quality ball at a mid-range price, our TaylorMade Tour Response Golf Balls Review might just be for you. TaylorMade’s latest golf ball in their Tour response line-up takes all the ideas and features of their premium tour-grade TP5 golf ball line-up. It combines them in a soft-feeling ball, designed and created for us, regular or average golfers, all at a not-so-premium price.
The latest 2022 TaylorMade Tour Response is an affordable urethane-covered golf ball. According to TaylorMade, these golf balls were specifically designed with golfers who have slow to medium swing speeds in mind. The result is a 3-piece constructed ball that will allow your golf game to improve in every area of the course. Let’s get into our TaylorMade Tour Response Golf Balls Review, starting with its features!
TaylorMade Tour Response Golf Balls Review– Features and Specs
Dimple Pattern 322 New Tour Flight Dimple Pattern
Compression Rating 70
The TaylorMade Tour Response Golf Balls are a 3-piece constructed golf ball featuring a 100% cast urethane cover designed for durability, resistance, and improved greenside spin.
This 3-piece construction includes a Speedmantle layer under the urethane cover and a firmer core. The Speedmantle layer designed and constructed with High-Flex Material provides explosive launch speeds by compressing at impact and springing back into shape, allowing excellent energy transfer on your shots.
The firmer core is a low compression core with a 70-compression rating. This low compression makes this ball so good for golfers with slower swing speeds. It allows the core to compress easily, which also improves the transfer of energy and helps in maximizing distance.
The urethane cover features TaylorMade’s new tour flight dimple pattern. It is the same dimple pattern found in TaylorMade’s tour-level TP5 and TP5x golf balls. This aerodynamic dimple design features dimples that are steeper than usual. It helps the ball fly higher off the tee and helps increase lift and reduce drag, allowing golfers to maximize their shot distance. This urethane cover and steep dimple design also improve greenside spin and control as it helps the ball stick to the greens.
TaylorMade Tour Response Golf Balls also come in a striped, alignment aid version. After the success of TaylorMade’s Pix range of golf balls, the latest Tour Response with ClearPath Alignment technology is designed to help align and aim your shots. The TaylorMade Tour Response Stripe Golf Balls feature a 22-millimeter stripe going around the middle of the ball. This striped is designed to help align your putts and shots for more consistent and accurate shots throughout the course.
TaylorMade Tour Response Golf Balls Review
The TaylorMade Tour Response Golf Balls are low compression balls and are a very soft feeling. All the features on the cover, mantle, and core combine for a ball that feels very soft but good on every shot – from the irons to the wedges and, of course, the putter. If you have ever played with the Callaway Chrome Soft X, the soft feel of the Tour Response is comparable.
The Tour Response was designed to help slow swing speed golfers maximize their distance, and distance is where this ball shines. The distance off the tee is comparable to that of premium golf balls like the Pro V1 – but, of course, due to the low compression, you’ll have to have swing speeds of under 90 miles per hour to benefit from these golf balls fully. Overall, the distance the Tour Response provides is consistent and long. The Tour Flight pattern also makes this ball easy to control in the wind.
Short Game and Spin
Although the Tour Response is designed for distance, as it still uses a cast urethane cover, it does provide ample spin and control in and around the greens. The cover also helps this ball stop easily on the greens as it latches onto the grass.
On the greens, while it may not spin as much as golf balls like the Pro V1, it is predictable and controllable, and the spin is sufficient. If you played with the previous version of the Tour Response, the spin generated is a little lower in comparison. Overall, the spin is sufficient enough and very controllable – once you can learn and predict the ball’s tendencies, the Tour Response is pretty great in and around the greens.
Putting is also very controllable and easy with this golf ball, especially when using the Tour Response Striped golf ball. The alignment aid featured is very functional, helping with alignment and showing you the ball’s roll. Overall, the putts are consistent, and the ball does not wobble.
The value you get from the TaylorMade Tour Response Golf Balls is great. A mid-priced, Urethane constructed, 3-piece ball is rare, and you won’t regret spending on these golf balls as they are not pricey. The balls provide premium features, construction, and durability, making them worth every dollar!
Our Final Thoughts
That’s it for our TaylorMade Tour Response Golf Balls Review! We hope our review helps you narrow down your golf ball choices and helps you choose one that is perfect for you. Remember, these golf balls are designed and created for those golfers with slower swing speeds – if you have high swing speeds, you’d be better off with golf balls like the TP5 or the Pro V1.
The TaylorMade Tour Response Golf Balls provide everything a tour-grade golf ball does. A durable urethane cover, greenside spin, goof control, and, of course, amazing distance. You can’t go wrong with this golf ball, and it will help you in every aspect of your golf game, off the tee, from the rough, and when you pull out your putter! And the best thing is you won’t regret losing a few balls out on your golf days!