Taylormade Project A

atomheartmotheratomheartmother Members Posts: 123
What do people think of these balls? The Walmarts (blech) around here carry them for $30/dz. Seems like a good deal. Right now, I like the DT Trusoft. But for only $8 more per dozen, I'm thinking of checking these out if they're better.



Anyone know what SS they target? How soft feeling are they? What would they compare to in the Titleist line? Would you put them above the NXT Tour (or Tour S), which are about the same price?
«1

Comments

  • rcain1usrcain1us Members Posts: 2,938 ✭✭
    They are a decent ball, but when you can get last year's TPX for the same why bother. They would be a great ball at $25, not $30-35
  • jcg132jcg132 PTPOTCW StamvegasMembers Posts: 1,049 ✭✭
    Near that price point for me it has been (ranked favorite to least).
    1. Q Star Tour
    2. NXT Tour
    3. E6 Speed
    4. Project A
    Ping G410 Plus 9.5° - Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei CK Pro White 60 TX (44.75", D4)
    Tour Issue Callaway Epic Flash 16.5° - Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7 X (42.75", D6)
    Tour Issue Callaway Epic Hybrid 18° - Graphite Design Tour AD DI Hybrid 85 X (D4)
    PXG 0311 X Gen2 21.5° - Graphite Design Tour AD DI Hybrid 95 X (38.75", D4)
    PXG 0311 P Gen2 5-7 - Oban CT-115 Stiff (D4)
    PXG 0311 T Gen2 8-9 - Oban CT-115 Stiff (1.0° Strong, D4)
    PXG 0311 T Gen2 PW - Oban CT-115 Stiff (1.0° Strong, D5)
    Vokey SM7 Raw 49.11°F - Oban CT-115 Stiff (+0.25", 1.0° Flat, D5)
    Vokey WedgeWorks 54.12°D - True Temper Dynamic Gold S200 (2.0° Flat, D5)
    Vokey SM7 Raw 59.07°M - True Temper Dynamic Gold S200 (Tour Grind, Smooth Grind Lines, 2.0° Flat, D5)
    Scotty Cameron 009M Carbon - 34", 3.5°, 70°

    2019 Titleist Pro V1 & Pro V1x
    Golf Pride MCC Plus4
    FootJoy Pure Touch Limited
    Sun Mountain C130S
    Clicgear Model 8.0
  • atomheartmotheratomheartmother Members Posts: 123
    What puts it so low?
  • cricgolfcricgolf Members Posts: 156
    This is truly a great ball for 90-100ss guys, the 2016 redesign was a big improvement for distance. Great around the greens too. Go for it.
  • Awesomeguy887Awesomeguy887 Members Posts: 623 ✭✭
    I like them too. Good ball for the price point. These and the Q Star Tour are rare entries in the tour ball on a budget category.
    Ping G30 SFT 12
    Ping G5 3W
    Ping G Crossover 4
    Ping G15 4 - U
    Vokey SM6 56.14, 60.04
    Odyssey White Hot XG #7
  • Break81Break81 Broke80 Members Posts: 2,026 ✭✭
    The Walmart version is probably an older model. Most Walmart premium balls are prior gens they can no longer send to the big golf stores.
    Cobra F7+ - Stiff
    Callaway V-Series 3 & 5 wood with Aldila Rouge Silver
    Srixon 585 5-AW - Modus 105 Stiff
    Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 53 & 58 Degree
    EVNROLL ER5
    Srixon XV - Yellow
  • Break81Break81 Broke80 Members Posts: 2,026 ✭✭
    If you want a great cheap tour ball, Dicks has Maxfli U/6 Soft for 2 for $35. if you have a coupon even better. 24 balls vs 12 and just as good if not better.
    Cobra F7+ - Stiff
    Callaway V-Series 3 & 5 wood with Aldila Rouge Silver
    Srixon 585 5-AW - Modus 105 Stiff
    Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 53 & 58 Degree
    EVNROLL ER5
    Srixon XV - Yellow
  • atomheartmotheratomheartmother Members Posts: 123
    Break81 wrote:


    The Walmart version is probably an older model. Most Walmart premium balls are prior gens they can no longer send to the big golf stores.




    That's a good catch. That might just be true. I'll have to look.
  • jcg132jcg132 PTPOTCW StamvegasMembers Posts: 1,049 ✭✭


    What puts it so low?




    For me, I thought it had the most driver side spin. And just generally didn't like the feel as much as the others. I generally haven't gotten along with any TM balls though so.
    Ping G410 Plus 9.5° - Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei CK Pro White 60 TX (44.75", D4)
    Tour Issue Callaway Epic Flash 16.5° - Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7 X (42.75", D6)
    Tour Issue Callaway Epic Hybrid 18° - Graphite Design Tour AD DI Hybrid 85 X (D4)
    PXG 0311 X Gen2 21.5° - Graphite Design Tour AD DI Hybrid 95 X (38.75", D4)
    PXG 0311 P Gen2 5-7 - Oban CT-115 Stiff (D4)
    PXG 0311 T Gen2 8-9 - Oban CT-115 Stiff (1.0° Strong, D4)
    PXG 0311 T Gen2 PW - Oban CT-115 Stiff (1.0° Strong, D5)
    Vokey SM7 Raw 49.11°F - Oban CT-115 Stiff (+0.25", 1.0° Flat, D5)
    Vokey WedgeWorks 54.12°D - True Temper Dynamic Gold S200 (2.0° Flat, D5)
    Vokey SM7 Raw 59.07°M - True Temper Dynamic Gold S200 (Tour Grind, Smooth Grind Lines, 2.0° Flat, D5)
    Scotty Cameron 009M Carbon - 34", 3.5°, 70°

    2019 Titleist Pro V1 & Pro V1x
    Golf Pride MCC Plus4
    FootJoy Pure Touch Limited
    Sun Mountain C130S
    Clicgear Model 8.0
  • TKSTKS Members Posts: 209 ✭✭


    What do people think of these balls? The Walmarts (blech) around here carry them for $30/dz. Seems like a good deal. Right now, I like the DT Trusoft. But for only $8 more per dozen, I'm thinking of checking these out if they're better.



    Anyone know what SS they target? How soft feeling are they? What would they compare to in the Titleist line? Would you put them above the NXT Tour (or Tour S), which are about the same price?
    Select your ball from the green backward, there is a difference in today's Urethane vs Surlyn covered balls, they can't perform the same around the green.
    All Wishon, all the time:
    919THI 11* Black Driver, Red Shaft - S
    919F/D, Black Shaft
    775 18* hyb, Interflexx Shaft
    590 4iron, Black hybd Shaft
    5-SW Sterlings S300's
    PCF Micro 58*
    S2R #5 putter Double Bend Shaft
    Softer Urethane balls - too many to list
  • xkilgorextroutxxkilgorextroutx Members Posts: 258 ✭✭
    jcg132 wrote:



    What puts it so low?




    For me, I thought it had the most driver side spin. And just generally didn't like the feel as much as the others. I generally haven't gotten along with any TM balls though so.




    I find that the 2016 version had far less driver spin than the original, and the feel was much improved.



    I'd still pick the Q-Star Tour over it, however I still have a few A's in my bag that I'll grab if I lose one in the woods or the drink and I always say "oh yeah, I forgot this was decent" after a few shots.
  • cane700cane700 Members Posts: 2,022 ✭✭
    The Project a is a good ball with a lot of greenside spin for the money. It has a really soft feel it that is your preference. The newer version is better off the tee than the original version.
  • Fade to BlackFade to Black Members Posts: 3,776 ✭✭
    At $30/dozen, there's no value for me (having played the ball and the competition). At sub-$25, I might consider it.
    Driver: Callaway GBB 9.5* (Project X HZRDUS Black 76g 6.5X)
    Hybrid: Taylormade RBZ 19* (Fujikura Speeder TS H9.8)
    Irons: Callaway Apex'14 4-PW (DG X100)
    Wedges: Nike SV Tour (DG S400)
    Putter: Odyssey Tank Cruiser #7
    Balls: Srixon ZstarXV
  • Beast10Beast10 Members Posts: 139
    The ball felt softer than the tp5 for some reason, would I switch, probably not but for the money it's a good ball if you have slower swing speed and want some greenside spin
  • jcg132jcg132 PTPOTCW StamvegasMembers Posts: 1,049 ✭✭

    jcg132 wrote:



    What puts it so low?




    For me, I thought it had the most driver side spin. And just generally didn't like the feel as much as the others. I generally haven't gotten along with any TM balls though so.




    I find that the 2016 version had far less driver spin than the original, and the feel was much improved.



    I'd still pick the Q-Star Tour over it, however I still have a few A's in my bag that I'll grab if I lose one in the woods or the drink and I always say "oh yeah, I forgot this was decent" after a few shots.




    Not saying it is a bad ball in any way, the 4 I ranked are my top 4 at this price point.
    Ping G410 Plus 9.5° - Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei CK Pro White 60 TX (44.75", D4)
    Tour Issue Callaway Epic Flash 16.5° - Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7 X (42.75", D6)
    Tour Issue Callaway Epic Hybrid 18° - Graphite Design Tour AD DI Hybrid 85 X (D4)
    PXG 0311 X Gen2 21.5° - Graphite Design Tour AD DI Hybrid 95 X (38.75", D4)
    PXG 0311 P Gen2 5-7 - Oban CT-115 Stiff (D4)
    PXG 0311 T Gen2 8-9 - Oban CT-115 Stiff (1.0° Strong, D4)
    PXG 0311 T Gen2 PW - Oban CT-115 Stiff (1.0° Strong, D5)
    Vokey SM7 Raw 49.11°F - Oban CT-115 Stiff (+0.25", 1.0° Flat, D5)
    Vokey WedgeWorks 54.12°D - True Temper Dynamic Gold S200 (2.0° Flat, D5)
    Vokey SM7 Raw 59.07°M - True Temper Dynamic Gold S200 (Tour Grind, Smooth Grind Lines, 2.0° Flat, D5)
    Scotty Cameron 009M Carbon - 34", 3.5°, 70°

    2019 Titleist Pro V1 & Pro V1x
    Golf Pride MCC Plus4
    FootJoy Pure Touch Limited
    Sun Mountain C130S
    Clicgear Model 8.0
  • atomheartmotheratomheartmother Members Posts: 123
    Walmart has the old version. No wonder the price point.
  • Awesomeguy887Awesomeguy887 Members Posts: 623 ✭✭


    Walmart has the old version. No wonder the price point.




    Old version is not a bad ball. Higher ball flight and higher spin than the newer one in my experience. I found it actually worked better for my game.
    Ping G30 SFT 12
    Ping G5 3W
    Ping G Crossover 4
    Ping G15 4 - U
    Vokey SM6 56.14, 60.04
    Odyssey White Hot XG #7
  • msg21msg21 Members Posts: 7
    I hated the old version off the tee with my driver and irons. It felt so hard. But that was just me. I like the soft golf balls. No question about the spin. The ball really spins back on full wedge shot. Around the green spin is also amazing.



    I also used to play the DT Tru Soft and the Nxt Tour S. The spin on the Project A does not compare these two imo based on my observations. The two feels softer though. I never played the new Project A, so I am referring to the older version.
  • CBECH22CBECH22 Members Posts: 321 ✭✭
    I agree. The older version had a lot of driver spin and the new version feels so much better. That being said, the first version got me hooked, so it has only been even better when the second version came out.
    Driver - Mizuno JPX 850 (10.5*)
    Wood - Taylormade JetSpeed (15*)
    Hybrid - Taylormade Jetspeed (19* &23*)
    Iron - TaylorMade M2 6 Iron (25*)
    Irons - Square Two Onyx (6-PW)
    Wedge - Cleveland CG10 (52-10, 56-12)
    Wedge - Ben Hogan (60-08)
    Putter - PING Karsten USA Anser Putter (34")
    Gamer Ball - TaylorMade Project (a)
    WITB Link
  • LongtomLongtom Members Posts: 19
    The new version (black "a") is great ball for lower swing speeds.
  • Tanner25Tanner25 Members Posts: 6,241 ✭✭
    Regards the "a". does the yellow version feel the same as the white?
  • jswjrjswjr Members Posts: 314 ✭✭
    Anybody compared distance of Project A vs TP5 or TP5X ?
    Ping 400 LST 10*
    K15 3 & 5 wood
    Ping ie 1  4-GW
    Ping M/B 54* & 60* wedges
    G5 Craz-e putter
    Titleist DT TruSoft
  • msg21msg21 Members Posts: 7
    jswjr wrote:


    Anybody compared distance of Project A vs TP5 or TP5X ?




    I found a TP5 in the rough and used it till it was all scuffed. Based on my short time playing the TP5, it was way better than the older version Project A imo. Felt better for me off all the clubs. I am not sure if I was just imagining things but it was straighter as well. It was so good for me I wanted to buy a box but the price stopped me.



    I have no experience with the new version of the Project A though.
  • BeerPerHoleBeerPerHole Members Posts: 1,168 ✭✭
    edited Sep 29, 2017 #25
    jswjr wrote:


    Anybody compared distance of Project A vs TP5 or TP5X ?
    Interesting question. I wasn't a huge fan of the Project a until I, after a long hiatus of playing the TP5x and MTB for a while, teed up a Project a earlier this week and really, really enjoyed playing it. Hit the longest drive of my life and was very pleased with it off the irons. Go figure. I'm thinking I was playing the newer version I hear mentioned here. (assuming there's a difference). But...I'll be picking up more of these - they are my son's favorite ball to compete with anyway. In terms of "distance" between this and the TPs? I have found the TP5x to offer consistent long driver distance.
    Ping G400 Max, 8-degrees, tour stiff
    Mizuno JPX900 Forged irons
    Ping G400 5-wood
    Taylormade Spider blade
    Srixon Z Star
    IPA
  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank ClubWRX Posts: 14,683 ClubWRX
    edited Oct 4, 2017 #26
    I really like(ed) the Project A, especially the yellow version.



    But I did notice this year that everytime I played one of these it felt like it wasn't going anywhere. Seemed like well struck drives werent finishing anywhere near where I expected them to be (home course, lots of rounds, have a pretty good idea where shots should end up).



    I didn't notice this on the previous version. So despite really liking the feel, I probably won't play it anymore.
    Titleist 910 8.5
    Titleist 910 15*
    Titleist 910H 17*
    2-6 Mizuno MP-60, 7-PW MP-67
    SC GoLo
    Vokey SM5 52,58,62
  • tokeybtokeyb Gonna get better OmahaClubWRX Posts: 373 ClubWRX
    I committed to Project A's for the 2017 season and was happy. Old version had too much driver spin for me (ss 90), but love the new version. Get great feel on putts and chips. Softer feel than ProV for me, not quite as much bite.

    Haven't played the TP5, but now you guys have me curious.
    Mizuno ST-180 10.5*
    TEE 3w 15*
    TM Burner Rescue 4 & 5
    Cobra King Forged (5-G)
    Scratch 8820 (56*)
    Odyssey White Hot Rx 2, Tour Snsr 106cc
    Project(a)
    **Right at single digits - gonna get better**
  • Tanner25Tanner25 Members Posts: 6,241 ✭✭
    edited Oct 21, 2017 #28
    tokeyb wrote:


    I committed to Project A's for the 2017 season and was happy. Old version had too much driver spin for me (ss 90), but love the new version. Get great feel on putts and chips. Softer feel than ProV for me, not quite as much bite.

    Haven't played the TP5, but now you guys have me curious.




    Are the yellows the old or new version? I have them. Not worth 35. But, a good 25 ball with a DSG coupon.
  • cardigancardigan Members Posts: 42 ✭✭
    I grabbed some at an Adidas outlet last week. 2015 on the box. With the 40% sale they were having, ended up being about $18 a dozen.
  • herbygolf21herbygolf21 Members Posts: 1,338 ✭✭
    Vice pro plus is a much better ball at a better price.
    WITB:

    Driver: PING G400 LST 8.5* at 7.9* w/ Project X HZRDUS Yellow 75X
    3 Wood: Cobra F8+ 3 w/ Fujikura Motore Speeder Tour Spec 7.2X)
    5 Wood: VACANT
    Driving Iron: TM Tour Preferred 18* UDI with KBS Prototype 105X
    Irons: Testing...
    Wedges: Callaway MD4 50 & 54 raw w/ Tour Issue S400 and a Callaway PM Grind 58* (with DG Spinner shaft)
    Putter: Directed Force Reno at 34 inches and 66* lie angle (Stability Tour Only blacked out putter shaft)

    Ball: Srixon Z-Star XV
  • MuddlerMuddler Members Posts: 825
    Tanner25 wrote:
    Regards the "a". does the yellow version feel the same as the white?




    I bought a dozen of each and have been playing both for the last few weeks. I haven’t noticed a difference. The yellow has a fair amount of “sparkle” in the paint, if that matters. Very easy to see in the air.
    Srixon Z355 - Miyazaki
    Taylormade V-Steel 4-wood
    Taylormade V-Steel 7-wood
    Adams CB3 - KBS Tour 90
    Wilson Staff FG TC 56/60
    Yes Callie - bunch of lead tape on the bottom
Sign In or Register to comment.