TaylorMade Golf has announced milestone performance improvements to their new 2019 TP5 and TP5x golf balls which promise to deliver noticeably more speed.
The release of the new golf balls is evidence that TaylorMade Golf has started the New Year as they mean to go on - as a leader in product innovation and technology. The five-layer TP5 and TP5x golf balls have been re-engineered with a new, high-tech speed-layer system which delivers noticeably more speed in the most complete tour ball ever.
Highlighted by the new High-Flex Material (HFM), TaylorMade has taken the 2019 TP5 & TP5x to a new level of performance. In traditional golf balls with 3 or 4 layers, manufacturers are unable to utilise a soft core AND maintain high ball velocities, but the HFM allows TaylorMade to do just that. With the 2019 TP5 and TP5x, speed and spin are effectively decoupled—which enables an incredibly soft core to be “wrapped” by increasingly stiff materials, creating a Speed-Layer System with each outer layer getting progressively faster.
Based on initial player testing with the 2019 TP5 and TP5x, the top athletes in the world are experiencing speeds they’ve never seen before. During a recent testing session, Jon Rahm (who averages 177-179 MPH ball speed with driver) was seeing numbers upward of 186 MPH with an average of around 182.5 MPH.
Additional enhancements in the 2019 TP5 and TP5x models include a new Soft-Tough cast urethane cover. In order to achieve improved scuff resistance, shear resistance, and overall durability, the new cover features a cast urethane compound and new paint formulation to help each ball feel better and last longer.
With the improved cover durability, new HFM material, and TaylorMade’s proprietary 5-layer design, TP5 and TP5x are able to produce optimal flight, velocity, and control regardless of which model golfers prefer to play.
How to choose between the TP5 & TP5x
The 2019 TP5 and TP5x offer complete tee-to-green performance thanks to TaylorMade’s patented 5-layer construction. While both deliver significant distance off the tee, the TP5 has a softer feel, launches lower on iron shots and has more spin around the greens. The TP5x has a firmer feel and will generate higher launching iron shots.
The 2019 TP5 and TP5x will be available to purchase from 15 February 2019 at an RRP of £49.99 per dozen.