2018 Taylormade project (a)

craz-ecraz-e Members Posts: 4,093 ✭✭
Not much chatter on here about the project (a)

Picked up a dozen in the week and played my first 18 holes with it earlier.

I normally play the chrome soft and found them to be pretty comparable. Chrome soft maybe a little spinner around the greens but not by much.

Will be certainly buying again
Driver = Ping G410 Plus even flow black 6.0
5 Wood = Taylormade Burner

Irons = Miura 1957 Baby Blades Project X LZ 6.0 (4-PW)
Wilson Staff FG59 DG S300's (4-PW)
Titleist 718 MB Project X LZ 6.0 (4-PW)
Wedges = Titleist Vokey SM6 52*, 56* and 60*

Putter = Wilson Staff 8882
Ball = Titleist AVX
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  • JustsomeguyJustsomeguy Members Posts: 1,022 ✭✭
    (a) a good ball. For variety I picked up a bonus pack of (s), and liked those too. Longer but less spinny, but way cheaper. I see them as kind of a longer Trusoft.
    Cobra F9 10.5* Project X Evenflow Blue 65 - CAMO!
    Titleist 915F 15* Diamana S+ Blue 70, R
    Titleist 915H 20* Diamana S+ Blue 70, R
    Titleist 716 AP1 4-W52, Kuro Kage Tini 65, S
    Cleveland CBX, 56*/12, Rotex Graphite Wedge Flex
    Cleveland Smart Square Blade
  • dciccorittidciccoritti An inch an hour, 2 feet a day Toronto, CanadaMembers Posts: 1,585 ✭✭
    craz-e wrote:


    Not much chatter on here about the project (a)

    Picked up a dozen in the week and played my first 18 holes with it earlier.

    I normally play the chrome soft and found them to be pretty comparable. Chrome soft maybe a little spinner around the greens but not by much.

    Will be certainly buying again




    Which ball flew higher off the irons and driver?

    There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self. - Ernest Hemingway

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    Tour BXS

  • craz-ecraz-e Members Posts: 4,093 ✭✭
    Good question!

    The course I was playing was very wet so I set up to hit a high ball all day, if I had to pick one I would probably say the taylormade flew higher
    Driver = Ping G410 Plus even flow black 6.0
    5 Wood = Taylormade Burner

    Irons = Miura 1957 Baby Blades Project X LZ 6.0 (4-PW)
    Wilson Staff FG59 DG S300's (4-PW)
    Titleist 718 MB Project X LZ 6.0 (4-PW)
    Wedges = Titleist Vokey SM6 52*, 56* and 60*

    Putter = Wilson Staff 8882
    Ball = Titleist AVX
  • pmangpmang Members Posts: 342 ✭✭
    I just bought a dozen today. If it ever gets above 35* here I'll give them a try. I've been a chrome soft player for a couple years but since they jacked the price it's time to find a new ball.
    Ping G410 10.5* Ping Tour S
    Ping G410 FW 3 & 5 Alta CB 65 S
    Ping G410 4 Hybrid  Alta CB 70 S
    Ping i210 5-PW AWT S
    Ping Glide 2.0 50*, 54*, 58*
    Odyssey Works #7H 34"
  • craz-ecraz-e Members Posts: 4,093 ✭✭
    Will be interesting to hear your thoughts!
    Driver = Ping G410 Plus even flow black 6.0
    5 Wood = Taylormade Burner

    Irons = Miura 1957 Baby Blades Project X LZ 6.0 (4-PW)
    Wilson Staff FG59 DG S300's (4-PW)
    Titleist 718 MB Project X LZ 6.0 (4-PW)
    Wedges = Titleist Vokey SM6 52*, 56* and 60*

    Putter = Wilson Staff 8882
    Ball = Titleist AVX
  • Chef23Chef23 Members Posts: 129 ✭✭
    I bought a dozen last week (actually 15 balls as there was a bonus sleeve). I will likely not get to use them until next Sunday. I have traditionally played ProVs but due to some health issues my swingspeed is down and felt like something else might be better for me right now.
  • jjepetojjepeto Members Posts: 23
    I've been playing only Project A for about a year. However I just tried the Cut Grey and would say it's pretty comparable considering the price difference. I haven't tried the newest project a though. Is it much different than the previous models?
  • cricgolfcricgolf Members Posts: 156
    Thought the 2017 model was more spinny than the 2018, the new one didn't check on the greens as well for me. Was the same distance wise, also held well in the wind. Might play TP 5 this year , need better greenside control.
  • KmacKmac Members Posts: 716 ✭✭
    jjepeto wrote:


    I've been playing only Project A for about a year. However I just tried the Cut Grey and would say it's pretty comparable considering the price difference. I haven't tried the newest project a though. Is it much different than the previous models?




    A buddy has been telling me this new version is a lot better than the previous, which I have two boxes of that I wont use because the QST was tons better.
  • PracticeAprlPracticeAprl Members Posts: 65
    I just bought some in the yellow colour way. Wondering the same thing as there is still snow on the ground.



    Either going to be project a or fork up a couple more bucks for tp5
  • JaNelson38JaNelson38 Members Posts: 2,680 ✭✭
    Bump on this thread. I like to buy a few dozen at a time when I get balls and Im curious as to people's opinions on the new (a) ball.
  • pmangpmang Members Posts: 342 ✭✭
    I still haven't had a chance to try these since we've gotten more snow. Anyone have further input on this ball?
    Ping G410 10.5* Ping Tour S
    Ping G410 FW 3 & 5 Alta CB 65 S
    Ping G410 4 Hybrid  Alta CB 70 S
    Ping i210 5-PW AWT S
    Ping Glide 2.0 50*, 54*, 58*
    Odyssey Works #7H 34"
  • jesusdelallatajesusdelallata Members Posts: 194 ✭✭
    I really like this ball. Feels great off the putter and wedges. It’s soft. It spins a lot and great distance with the driver. I only used one for 6 holes and I liked it a lot. I bought one dozen plus one sleeve free the first week they came out and just bought another dozen+1 promotional pack.



    If you look on YouTube Rick Shields did some testing and spoke very highly about it. And that was the previous version. On the Srixon website check for the Q Star Tour and they have some testing results that say on short wedge shots it the Project A spins 99 percent as much as Pro V1. I was surprised that they would actually show the results but they were trying to make a point that their ball is a super good bargain.
    Driver - Callaway Rogue
    3w - Callaway Rogue
    5w - Callaway Rogue
    Irons (GW - 4i) - Callaway Rogue
    Putter - Scotty Cameron Newport
    Wedges Callaway Mack Daddy 4 - 54 and 60 degrees
  • craz-ecraz-e Members Posts: 4,093 ✭✭
    I have a few rounds under my belt now with these and I am very impressed.

    Last round was a good test as the wind picked up and I got to see how they reacted with the wind and also myself hitting shots because of that wind.

    Looks like this will be my ball of choice for 2018
    Driver = Ping G410 Plus even flow black 6.0
    5 Wood = Taylormade Burner

    Irons = Miura 1957 Baby Blades Project X LZ 6.0 (4-PW)
    Wilson Staff FG59 DG S300's (4-PW)
    Titleist 718 MB Project X LZ 6.0 (4-PW)
    Wedges = Titleist Vokey SM6 52*, 56* and 60*

    Putter = Wilson Staff 8882
    Ball = Titleist AVX
  • xkilgorextroutxxkilgorextroutx Members Posts: 256 ✭✭
    Haven't tried the newest version yet; the last was light years better than the OG release, but as someone else said above, the Q-Star Tour both felt and played better.
  • JaNelson38JaNelson38 Members Posts: 2,680 ✭✭
    I havent had a chance to be on course yet, but chipping and putting at my local range the ball felt great. Really good feel off the putter. Had no issues with distance control.



    Excited to see how these feel off the driver and irons.
  • QuigleyDUQuigleyDU Members Posts: 6,858 ✭✭
    i found the '17 version to be very short. it was a good 20 yard behind anything else. I do have a higher swing speed those these are probably just too soft.
    Driver: Callaway Epic SubZero 3D 10.5*, Fujikura Ventus 7X
    Fairway: NIKE VAPOR 13*
    3-4 IRON: MIZZY MP18MMC FLIHI
    5-9 IRONS: MP5 DG AMT X100
    WEDGES; CLEVELAND RTX4: 48, 53, 58, 64
    PUTTER; Directed Force 2.1
    BALL; various, ask me that day.
  • Z1ggy16Z1ggy16 Members Posts: 7,411 ✭✭
    I have the 2016 version in play and I find it very comparable to any tour urethane ball right now. Greens are mega soft and most courses just dropped top coat and aerated, so I don't need 12k spin on my SW in from 70 yards or whatever. Just getting the ball up high usually results in only a foot or two of run out with anything shorter than a 9i.



    I suspect once summer rolls around and things dry up, I might switch back to ProV or TP5, but I'm going to give the Project (a) a fair shot.
    WITB
    OG Epic Sub Zero HZRDUS Smoke 60 6.5
    LTD Proforce V2 75F5
    818H2 Tour Blue 85X
    P790 4i Modus 120X
    P770 5-PW Modus 120X
    Glide Stealth 2.0 50/10SS AMT Wedge
    Glide Stealth 2.0 54/12SS AMT Wedge
    Glide Stealth 2.0 58/10SS Modus 125 Wedge
    TP Ardmore 2 Red-White
    ProV1x
    Sun Mountain 4.5 Bag

  • third-times-a-charmthird-times-a-charm Members Posts: 1,535 ✭✭
    Grabbed a 'bonus' pack of these last week to compare it to the project S that I've fallen in love with this year....I like them, but I dont love them. Only played a 9-hole walking par 3 with them, but they were meh. Still like the S more as of now. I'll put another sleeve in play this weekend on 18 and see what happens.
    Long Live Nike
  • JaNelson38JaNelson38 Members Posts: 2,680 ✭✭
    edited Apr 30, 2018 #21
    Had a chance to get out and play 18 yesterday. Ball feels fantastic off the club, especially irons. I play forged irons, and well struck shots felt great. Soft-ish feel off the driver, just as you'd expect from a 70 compression ball.



    On the greens, decent short game control. Some rollout on chips and pitches, but not too bad...but greens up here aren't yet in tip top shape and are slow relative to where they will be in a month. Didn't have any sand shots so can't comment on bunker play. As greens around here get smoother and faster with warmer weather I'll be interested to see any affects on short game rollout...I have a feeling that if there will be one issue with this ball, it will be greenside rollout.



    Off the putter, for me, is where this ball shines. For my first round of the year, my putting was fantastic. Great feel off the putter, distance control was spot on.



    It was a windy day on Saturday, and I must say the ball did ride the wind a bit. This may not be the ideal ball of you have a high ball flight combined with in windy conditions. I've played balls that have cut through the wind better. Temps were cool in the 50s, but I saw no real distance losses from what I had last year playing mostly the Srixon XV.



    Overall, for the performance and price point, this is overall a great ball. Very pleased and anxious to see it's performance as the weather warms up.
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  • mike_dmtmike_dmt Members Posts: 603 ✭✭
    I bought a couple of boxes of the 2017 version.



    As stated, great ball for the $$. Soft, excellent greenside spin. Good feel off of the putter.



    But horrible in the wind. Fortunately we don't have a lot here, and I'm a fair weather player. But, I played in a 2 day tourney in a good amount of wind a few weeks ago, and was surprised at how it poorly it did. I was losing gobs of yardage off the driver to my buddy, who I'm usually within 5-10 yards of.





    Good ball overall. And now that the weather has officially gotten nice up here, I'll keep playing through the box and a half I have left and go from there. If it's windy though, I'll definitely play something else.
  • PracticeAprlPracticeAprl Members Posts: 65
    I finally got to use them on course. The stopping power on approach shots was great. Actually got a few chip shots to hit and stick.



    The only thing my driver seemed short ( it was super windy) so I am going to see next round. But when my driver started slicing did it ever keep slicing
  • JaNelson38JaNelson38 Members Posts: 2,680 ✭✭
    edited May 19, 2018 #24
    Played 18 today with the 2018 Project (a), and again was impressed. Pretty benign weather conditions, about 70 degrees, so was able to get a good feel on all shots regarding distances and ball flights.



    Similar to my last round in most areas...feel off the driver and irons is good. No real distance gains or losses from by ball of last year, the Srixon XV.

    Feel off the putter remains the highlight of this ball for me.



    Around the greens seemed better for me this round. Was able to judge the greenside shots from the rough well. I had two bunker shots that reacted nicely.



    Durability also stood out well. I had the same ball in play for my first 16 holes, and only lost that ball due to a wayward drive OB. Despite a number of full wedge shots, the two aforementioned sand shots, along with one long approach shot that bounced off a limb, the ball didn't have a scratch or scuff on it. Very impressed.



    People need to give this ball a try. It's much improved from the 2017 model that some people didn't like too well. For a nice urethane ball the price point is perfect.
  • KCCOKCCO Members Posts: 1,870 ✭✭
    I think they were $30 dz? Can’t complain with new or previous years, when I see them on sale at target or wal-mart always grab a few dozen (usually low mid $20’s) as I like them as a second to my demanding mental reasoning for continuing to play prov1. Lose one I get pissed, find nice one feel like I won a prize. But back to (a)’s, best mid level priced ball for my taste. 2017/or ‘18 both about same, never tried (s).
    Titleist 917 D3 Tour Spec Speeder
    Titleist 917 F2 Tensei Orange
    Titleist 818 H2 Tensei White
    Titleist 718 CB 4-PW KBS C-Taper Limited Gun Metal
    PXG Darkness 52/58 MCI-100 black
    009 ProV1

  • craz-ecraz-e Members Posts: 4,093 ✭✭
    First round with them in the wind yesterday and whilst I didn’t score as well as I am used to (slipped discs to thank for that) the ball performed really really well.

    I hit some big drives into the wind

    Punched my irons low into the wind and got instant control on the greens with the low aggressive shots.

    Driver = Ping G410 Plus even flow black 6.0
    5 Wood = Taylormade Burner

    Irons = Miura 1957 Baby Blades Project X LZ 6.0 (4-PW)
    Wilson Staff FG59 DG S300's (4-PW)
    Titleist 718 MB Project X LZ 6.0 (4-PW)
    Wedges = Titleist Vokey SM6 52*, 56* and 60*

    Putter = Wilson Staff 8882
    Ball = Titleist AVX
  • larciellarciel I play for eagle Members Posts: 2,282 ✭✭
    Carl's golf has buy 2dozen get 6pack free promo now.



    Combined with bonus pk you get 3 dz for $65



    Pretty good deal.
  • craz-ecraz-e Members Posts: 4,093 ✭✭
    Anyone switched to this?
    Driver = Ping G410 Plus even flow black 6.0
    5 Wood = Taylormade Burner

    Irons = Miura 1957 Baby Blades Project X LZ 6.0 (4-PW)
    Wilson Staff FG59 DG S300's (4-PW)
    Titleist 718 MB Project X LZ 6.0 (4-PW)
    Wedges = Titleist Vokey SM6 52*, 56* and 60*

    Putter = Wilson Staff 8882
    Ball = Titleist AVX
  • pheenomz4774pheenomz4774 Members Posts: 913 ✭✭
    craz-e wrote:


    First round with them in the wind yesterday and whilst I didn't score as well as I am used to (slipped discs to thank for that) the ball performed really really well.

    I hit some big drives into the wind

    Punched my irons low into the wind and got instant control on the greens with the low aggressive shots.




    This is the experience I had as well. It's a really good into the wind ball. I compared it against the Titleist Tour Soft and it wasn't nearly as soft but a much better performer in the wind. Though in regular conditions I thought the ball was "good" but not spectacular.
    Back to all Ping...
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    G30 3 Wood 15.5°, G 5 Wood 18.5°
    i210 4 - PW
    Glide 50°/54° SS, 58° ES
    Sigma 2 Valor (B.ig U.gly M.allet)
  • FrohlichFrohlich Members Posts: 599 ✭✭
    This is my go to ball in 2018. Just tried them several rounds ago and like the feel and performance all around. I get plenty of spin for my game and backed up several shots the last few rounds on regular greens (not super firm but not slow and soggy either). Very good ball IMHO.
  • jonn443jonn443 Jonnystx Members Posts: 4,608 ✭✭
    Big difference between this and the TP5?
    AB TP 10.5*/ DI6X
    AB TP 3HL / 757
    XTD 19*/ Fubuki Ax
    DWS 24*/ VS Proto
    J15 CB 5-PW/ Modus 3 125S
    X-Forged MD (50*, 56* 60*)
    Spider Si/ SS Mid SLim 2.0
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