Carlsbad, California — Two new urethane-coated golf balls from Taylor Made are claimed to improve or increase driver and iron distance, control and spin without sacrificing green-side performance.
The TP5 and TP5x balls feature a patented five-layer construction, in contrast to traditional golf balls which have three or four layers. The balance between distance and control is achieved by a progressive construction that manipulates the size, compression and materials of each layer, allowing driver and iron speed to be decoupled from iron and wedge spin, said Taylor Made.
A very low compression inner core is covered by a progressively stiffer outer core and mantle, and it is this combination that creates lower spin and increased velocity. This core is surrounded by a dual-spin cover, comprising a rigid TP inner cover and an ultra-soft cast urethane cover,Taylor Made explained.
The rigid inner cover forces the soft urethane cover into wedge grooves for maximum spin generation, without sacrificing feel or control around the green, the firm added. The cast urethane cover is 1mm thick on the TP5 ball, and 0.05mm on the slightly firmer TP5x.