TaylorMade TP5 Golf Balls Review

Since its founding in 1979, TaylorMade has become one of the biggest names in golf. Their first metalwood golf club established TaylorMade’s legacy as a company that is innovative and not afraid to push its limits and explore newer frontiers in golf. While most people still think of golf clubs when hearing the name TaylorMade, their release of the innovative TP5 is slowly but surely changing that. TaylorMade produces some of the best high-end equipment in golf and features some of the best golfers under their rosters, including Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Collin Morikawa, Rickie Fowler, and Sierra Brooks.

So, what’s so great about the TP5? Why are so many beginners, amateurs, and even professional players opting for the TP5 instead of some more popular golf balls on the market? Let’s look into it in our TaylorMade TP5 Golf Balls Review!

TaylorMade TP5 Golf Balls Review– What’s New?

The first generation of the TP5 featured TaylorMade’s most innovative ball construction – the 5-piece or 5-layer construction. This feature makes this ball so special, and it is one of the main reasons for the TP5’s popularity. These 5-layers were utilized to provide optimized spin and distance. The second generation of the ball, released in 2019, incorporated TaylorMade’s High-Flex material in its construction and the Speed-Layer System, both of which combine to offer great energy transfer and incredible ball speed.

TaylorMade TP5 Golf Balls Review

Taking a closer look at the newest release in the TP5 TaylorMade lineup, i.e., the 2021 TP5, we see that it looks almost the same as the previous generation TP5. However, TaylorMade claims that this TP5 variant is ‘The Most Complete Tour Ball.’ Again, the TP5 features the 5-layer construction – this is where the ‘5’ in ‘TP5’ comes from.

The 5-piece construction features a Tri-Fast Core and a Dual-Spin cover. This cover is made from ultra-soft Urethane, which is durable and can provide performance from anywhere on the golf course. The Dual-Spin cover provides maximum control, spin, and feel on all shots, whether off the tee, in the fairways, or on the greens. When combined with the Tri-Fast core, this ball gives great launch speeds, carry distances, and a good descent angle that gives it some stopping power.

New in the 2021 TP5 is TaylorMade’s Tour Flight Dimple Pattern. This new dimple design and pattern feature a new ‘dual-radius’ simple shape, which helps optimize airflow. Overall, the Tour Flight Dimple Pattern improves aerodynamics, increasing carry distance and ball flight.

These features combine for a golf ball that provides great launch speeds and incredible carry distances while also retaining and improving on the feel and spin previous generations of the TP5 provided. Now that we know about all the features – new and old. Let’s go further and see how the TP5 golf balls perform.

TaylorMade TP5 Golf Balls Review– Around the Greens

The first thing you’ll notice when hitting the TP5 is the great feel of the ball. It is softer when compared to other premium golf balls like the ProV1. This softness is achieved by the ball’s compression rating of 87 and its ultra-soft Urethane cover used in its construction.

The ball also provides great spin, sometimes even more than needed. The performance around the greens is very accurate and allows you to be aggressive. If you are a player who already generates high-spins, you’d be better off with the TP5x as the compression of that version of the TP5x is a bit higher. Overall, the TP5 is a great golf ball in and around the greens, providing control, spin, and stopping power, qualities a golfer could possibly need.

TaylorMade TP5 Golf Balls Review- Distance and Long Game

In the TP5 lineup, the TP5x is the ball designed for distance and advertised as the longer ball accordingly. However, the TP5 is no slouch either. The TP5, with its 87-compression rating, is a ball that requires at least a good swing speed to maximize distance.

The ball provides both a mid-launch and mid-spin with irons and woods. If you are a high-spin golfer, the TP5x will suit your needs. If you cannot generate much spin, the TP5 will help optimize and generate spin, allowing for increased distance, spin, and control. The TP5 also seems not to be impacted by the wind due to the mid to low launch.

TaylorMade TP5 Golf Balls Review– Putter Performance

As we mentioned before, the TP5’s feel is incredibly soft, and this is especially felt when putting. This feel is ideal for those who like the ball’s soft feel. This soft feel of the putter allows the player to play with confidence; the ball isn’t very clicky and rolls very smoothly.

TaylorMade TP5 – Pix Version

For golfers who are looking for a little visual help on their golfing rounds, the TP5 Pix version is for them. The Pix is the same ball, only with a few changes to its visual design. It features strategically placed 12 orange and black triangular graphics called ClearPath Alignment by TaylorMade.

The ClearPath alignment design helps golfers align their shots and gives the golfer instant feedback on the golf ball’s roll. This innovative alignment technology can be helpful to all golfers, especially beginners and amateurs looking to improve their putting and green game.

Our Final Thoughts

That concludes our TaylorMade TP5 golf balls review. We hope our review helps you know whether this golf ball suits you and your golf game. If you are a golfer who struggles to generate high swing speeds, the TP5 golf ball could be perfect for you.

The ball’s feel is amazing, and its flight and launch speed are also great. Any golfer can maximize their shot distances with the TP5. If you are a golfer who doesn’t struggle with generating speed in their swing, the TP5x would be ideal since it is a harder ball that will help you control your spin better.

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