TaylorMade has given its Tour performance golf balls an impressive upgrade for 2021 to help golfers deliver more distance than ever before.
The unique five-layer Tour ball utilises a proprietary construction with four increasingly stiff layers wrapped in cast urethane, enabling the engineers at TaylorMade to create a foundation for optimising both distance and spin effectively.
In 2019, TaylorMade wove High-Flex Material (HFM) into the construction of TP5 & TP5x to more efficiently convert compression into ball speed.
For 2021, TaylorMade decided to focus on its dimple design to take both the TP5 and TP5x to new heights. Designed to provide improved aerodynamics and carry distance at every level of the game, the new Tour Flight Dimple Pattern was optimised for each model.
Based on a collection of Tour player feedback from Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler and others, TaylorMade discovered that players switched from TP5x to TP5 for the enhanced greenside spin and control in the short game. Conversely, players made the switch from TP5 to TP5x for the added distance and ball speed.
With this in mind, TaylorMade gave the new 2021 TP5x a slightly softer cast urethane cover that better grips the grooves on a wedge for increased spin around the greens with lower launch, without relinquishing its status as the fastest Tour ball in the TaylorMade line-up.
The 2021 TP5 now has a larger, more reactive core that delivers more ball speed while retaining the same feel and spin properties that made the previous generation so popular with players who prioritise these facets.
TP5 still provides a softer feel, increased greenside spin and a lower launch in comparison to TP5x, which is faster, longer and higher launching. The new individual enhancements give you performance precisely where you want it the most in both models.
Both the TP5 or TP5x are available in standard white and high-visibility yellow models, as well as with the Pix visual technology.
Co-developed with Rickie Fowler, the ClearPath Alignment system allows golfers to align the ball on the green and, when putts are struck well, see a white path as the ball rolls towards the hole.
All of the balls have an RRP of £49.99 and the White TP5 & TP5x will be available from March 12, followed by the Yellow TP5 & TP5x on April 9 and finally all Pix models hitting the shelves on May 9.