2018 Taylormade project (a)

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  • larciellarciel I play for eagle Members Posts: 2,256 ✭✭
    tsecor wrote:

    Tanner25 wrote:

    tsecor wrote:


    I played with the TP5 again last night and the more I play the TP5, the more I like it. I used a chromesoft for 5 holes and then a TP5 for 4 holes. The chromesoft is a long ball but on 100yard pitch shots, it doesn't hold as well as I would like. Granted, I am sure I am not spinning it enough, but the TP5 just seems to stick a little better, even on long iron shots into the green. I hit a 6 iron into a 185 yard hole and thought it would roll off. the ball check up nicely and only rolled out 4 feet. For me, that is not a lot.



    if the Project a is anything close to a TP5, I think I would make that my go to ball.




    The a is spinny. You can get prior gen a for 25, much cheaper than the TP5.
    spinny into the greens but not off the tee?




    not at all spinny off driver.
  • tsecortsecor Loading........ Members Posts: 4,134 ✭✭
    cool. I'm gonna pick some up tomorrow and give them a shot
  • aquapigaquapig Members Posts: 203 ✭✭
    This is a **** of a golf ball.



    I’ve been playing both the Snell Black and Reds. Really like both, but preferred the feel of the Black, but the Red was giving me better results.



    Tried the new Project A recently and love it. Long and straight off the tee, great holding its line in wind, spins plenty on the greens and feels great off the putter. Think it’s my new ball this year.
  • tsecortsecor Loading........ Members Posts: 4,134 ✭✭
    my dzn just arrived. Nice looking ball I love the numbering and the red alignment line. hope it plays well. ill report in after I get 9 holes in
  • larciellarciel I play for eagle Members Posts: 2,256 ✭✭
    I'll make it official. (a) is my first official ball of a season. I have tried just about every urethane balls and still have 10+ different balls but I will only use (a) this season.



    Ball flies high, long and spins very well for me (low spin player).
  • tsecortsecor Loading........ Members Posts: 4,134 ✭✭
    well, here is my review after playing 18 with the project a. Based on a 1-10 rating with 10 being the best



    Feel - 8

    distance - 8

    short game performance around the green -

    100 yards in - 6

    150+ yards in - 8



    I have to say, with all the hype, I expected more. It flew great off the driver when hit perfect, but the slightest mishit and the ball spun so much, it put you me in bad positions. With a gusty wind, the ball ballooned and ended up shorter than normal. this ball is not as good as i expected.



    putting - 9. sound/feel is great



    my overall rating is a 7...….not hitting this perfect off the tee causes it to fly off course more than normal....



    used a TP5 on holes 19-27 was a much different experience.



    project a is just ok....not great
  • BeerPerHoleBeerPerHole Members Posts: 1,135 ✭✭
    Well, the previous version of the Project a was the best ball I ever played. Haven't tried the new version but they are next in my purchase queue - got a few boxes of Snell and Srixon on my desk... This ball was stupid-long for me off the driver. I am not surprised one bit that there was a price hike on it. It has been a huge sleeper for Taylormade and I can only assume it's popularity will grow.
    Ping G400 Max, 8-degrees, tour stiff
    Mizuno JPX900 Forged irons
    Ping G400 5-wood
    Taylormade Spider blade
    Srixon Z Star
    IPA
  • tsecortsecor Loading........ Members Posts: 4,134 ✭✭
    what snell balls do you have? I plaed project a again today and the result were the same. The ball balloons quite a bit.....next to the lethal, its not a good ball.
  • nupezbnupezb Members Posts: 64 ✭✭
    Got a great deal through Dick's for the 2018 Project (a). I used my $20 rewards credit to order two 15 packs and got a free 6 pack (3 Dz total) for $52, that's $17.34 a dozen. Looking forward to putting these balls in play soon.
    King F8 Volition Driver Blue Camo
    Cleveland 588 Fairway 3 wood

    King F8 One Length Hybrid 19°
    King F8 One Length Hybrid 25°
    Mizuno JPX-900 Hot Metal 4-GW
    Titleist Vokey 52°

    Titleist Vokey 55°
    Titleist Vokey 60°
    Cleveland Huntington Beach 4 Putter
    Snell MTB

    MG Tour C4
    Precision Pro NX7
  • ctay61983ctay61983 Members Posts: 125 ✭✭
    I've already posted here on this but I just wanted to come back and say again that this is a helluva ball. Solid all the way around.
  • Tanner25Tanner25 Members Posts: 6,217 ✭✭
    ctay61983 wrote:


    I've already posted here on this but I just wanted to come back and say again that this is a helluva ball. Solid all the way around.




    It is. But, their yellow is awful looking.
  • third-times-a-charmthird-times-a-charm Members Posts: 1,499 ✭✭
    Has anyone applied for their free box of (A) after buying 4 boxes? I bought 8 boxes and tried getting two free ones in the same time period, but it output the same exact 'freebie' code for the website, so I'm not sure how TM will process it? or see it as a 'double order'?
    Long Live Nike
  • tsecortsecor Loading........ Members Posts: 4,134 ✭✭
    its funny how different players have completely different results with the same ball.
  • larciellarciel I play for eagle Members Posts: 2,256 ✭✭


    Has anyone applied for their free box of (A) after buying 4 boxes? I bought 8 boxes and tried getting two free ones in the same time period, but it output the same exact 'freebie' code for the website, so I'm not sure how TM will process it? or see it as a 'double order'?




    they just count to 4 unique code you txt them. Once you hit 4, your info (email and phone #) is used to validate the free dozen being sent. They did same thing with 16 version.
  • Twism86Twism86 Members Posts: 397 ✭✭
    I might give these a shot after my V1s and CS run out. As long as I can get them to stop on the green, I should be happy with them.
    TM AeroBurner 9.5*
    TM SpeedBlades 4-PW
    Odyssey White Hot RX #1
    A bunch of random wedges
  • larciellarciel I play for eagle Members Posts: 2,256 ✭✭
    Twism86 wrote:


    I might give these a shot after my V1s and CS run out. As long as I can get them to stop on the green, I should be happy with them.




    If you're having trouble stopping on green with v1 or cs, (a) will help you quite a bit. It helped me alot.
  • ctay61983ctay61983 Members Posts: 125 ✭✭
    Tanner25 wrote:

    ctay61983 wrote:


    I've already posted here on this but I just wanted to come back and say again that this is a helluva ball. Solid all the way around.




    It is. But, their yellow is awful looking.




    To each their own... but I have to whole-heartedly disagree. I love the Yellow/greenish look.
  • Tanner25Tanner25 Members Posts: 6,217 ✭✭
    ctay61983 wrote:

    Tanner25 wrote:

    ctay61983 wrote:


    I've already posted here on this but I just wanted to come back and say again that this is a helluva ball. Solid all the way around.




    It is. But, their yellow is awful looking.




    To each their own... but I have to whole-heartedly disagree. I love the Yellow/greenish look.




    Wow, that is surprising. Atleast the TM Engineer chimed in saying it's yellow/green to stand out in the early morning and later evening reduced sun light.
  • Twism86Twism86 Members Posts: 397 ✭✭
    larciel wrote:

    Twism86 wrote:


    I might give these a shot after my V1s and CS run out. As long as I can get them to stop on the green, I should be happy with them.




    If you're having trouble stopping on green with v1 or cs, (a) will help you quite a bit. It helped me alot.


    Thats good to hear! Last round my wedges were running out a bit too much. I would land 2' short of the hole and still had a 6' putt left! Greens are also fast after the heat here in NJ too. If this ball can be controlled the same or better I will enjoy the $ savings!
    TM AeroBurner 9.5*
    TM SpeedBlades 4-PW
    Odyssey White Hot RX #1
    A bunch of random wedges
  • Twism86Twism86 Members Posts: 397 ✭✭
    ctay61983 wrote:

    Tanner25 wrote:

    ctay61983 wrote:


    I've already posted here on this but I just wanted to come back and say again that this is a helluva ball. Solid all the way around.




    It is. But, their yellow is awful looking.




    To each their own... but I have to whole-heartedly disagree. I love the Yellow/greenish look.


    I was playing a yellow (a) that I found on the course when I holed out of the sand for the first time! So, I like that yellow ball! Haven't played an (a) since then but might go get some soon.
    TM AeroBurner 9.5*
    TM SpeedBlades 4-PW
    Odyssey White Hot RX #1
    A bunch of random wedges
  • tsecortsecor Loading........ Members Posts: 4,134 ✭✭
    larciel wrote:

    Twism86 wrote:


    I might give these a shot after my V1s and CS run out. As long as I can get them to stop on the green, I should be happy with them.




    If you're having trouble stopping on green with v1 or cs, (a) will help you quite a bit. It helped me alot.
    the project (a) doesn't spin much more than any other ball. its ok, but the issue with it is in the wind. its NOT a good wind ball at all.....the rest of the performance is good though. flies just as far as a TP5, feels fine off a mid iron shot.....runs out well on pitch and runs....its a solid ball but the wind performance needs to improve
  • Big BenBig Ben Members Posts: 8,973 ✭✭
    This ball is very soft, I don't think it's the longest ball I've ever used but it's defintely a solid choice.
    Irons: 19' Cobra CB's
    Drivers: Titleist TS3 & Cobra F9
    Fairway: Titleist 917F2
    Hybrid: A-Grind
    2 iron: Ping Rapture
    Wedges: Ping Gorge 2.0 Stealth's
    Putter: Evnroll 9.1
    Balls: ProV1
  • Twism86Twism86 Members Posts: 397 ✭✭
    tsecor wrote:

    larciel wrote:

    Twism86 wrote:


    I might give these a shot after my V1s and CS run out. As long as I can get them to stop on the green, I should be happy with them.




    If you're having trouble stopping on green with v1 or cs, (a) will help you quite a bit. It helped me alot.
    the project (a) doesn't spin much more than any other ball. its ok, but the issue with it is in the wind. its NOT a good wind ball at all.....the rest of the performance is good though. flies just as far as a TP5, feels fine off a mid iron shot.....runs out well on pitch and runs....its a solid ball but the wind performance needs to improve




    I dont play much in the wind, mostly tree lined courses, so thats not a huge concern for me.
    TM AeroBurner 9.5*
    TM SpeedBlades 4-PW
    Odyssey White Hot RX #1
    A bunch of random wedges
  • tsecortsecor Loading........ Members Posts: 4,134 ✭✭
    Twism86 wrote:

    tsecor wrote:

    larciel wrote:

    Twism86 wrote:


    I might give these a shot after my V1s and CS run out. As long as I can get them to stop on the green, I should be happy with them.




    If you're having trouble stopping on green with v1 or cs, (a) will help you quite a bit. It helped me alot.
    the project (a) doesn't spin much more than any other ball. its ok, but the issue with it is in the wind. its NOT a good wind ball at all.....the rest of the performance is good though. flies just as far as a TP5, feels fine off a mid iron shot.....runs out well on pitch and runs....its a solid ball but the wind performance needs to improve




    I dont play much in the wind, mostly tree lined courses, so thats not a huge concern for me.
    I play on courses that are lines as well but not every hole. even a 12mph wind plays tricks with this ball...that's not a ton of wind. good luck with it...ill use mine until I run out but there are many balls out there in this price range which cut through the wind better...
  • Big BenBig Ben Members Posts: 8,973 ✭✭
    edited Jul 13, 2018 #116
    I think the best wind ball is a B330s it's amazing how that ball cuts the wind.
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    Irons: 19' Cobra CB's
    Drivers: Titleist TS3 & Cobra F9
    Fairway: Titleist 917F2
    Hybrid: A-Grind
    2 iron: Ping Rapture
    Wedges: Ping Gorge 2.0 Stealth's
    Putter: Evnroll 9.1
    Balls: ProV1
  • larciellarciel I play for eagle Members Posts: 2,256 ✭✭
    tsecor wrote:

    larciel wrote:

    Twism86 wrote:


    I might give these a shot after my V1s and CS run out. As long as I can get them to stop on the green, I should be happy with them.




    If you're having trouble stopping on green with v1 or cs, (a) will help you quite a bit. It helped me alot.
    the project (a) doesn't spin much more than any other ball. its ok, but the issue with it is in the wind. its NOT a good wind ball at all.....the rest of the performance is good though. flies just as far as a TP5, feels fine off a mid iron shot.....runs out well on pitch and runs....its a solid ball but the wind performance needs to improve




    you may be right about wind, but (a) spins better for me.



    luckily, playing in So. Cal, I don't get much wind here.
  • chippa13chippa13 Members Posts: 2,251 ✭✭
    edited Jul 13, 2018 #118
    The ball a player can compress more is the one that will spin better into the green for them, simply because more compression means more time in contact with the face of the club.



    Edit: and before people start freaking out, obviously, I mean balls of the same cover material.
  • MinaretsMinarets Members Posts: 3,938 ✭✭
    The yellow on the 2018 is new, no? I know the 2017 has a yellow but I mean the shade of yellow. Looks different to me.
    Driver: Adams 9064LS 9.5*
    Irons: Ping I-20 4-W
    Hybrids: Taylormade Rescue Mid 16*, 19*
    Wedges: Scratch 8620 53*, 58*
    Putter: SeeMore mFGP
    Bag: SM Four5 / Ball: Srixon ZStar XV
  • Tanner25Tanner25 Members Posts: 6,217 ✭✭
    Minarets wrote:


    The yellow on the 2018 is new, no? I know the 2017 has a yellow but I mean the shade of yellow. Looks different to me.




    more yellow looking or still the puke green/yellow of old?
  • MinaretsMinarets Members Posts: 3,938 ✭✭
    Tanner25 wrote:
    Minarets wrote:


    The yellow on the 2018 is new, no? I know the 2017 has a yellow but I mean the shade of yellow. Looks different to me.




    more yellow looking or still the puke green/yellow of old?
    it seemed more yellow today when I was in store.
    Driver: Adams 9064LS 9.5*
    Irons: Ping I-20 4-W
    Hybrids: Taylormade Rescue Mid 16*, 19*
    Wedges: Scratch 8620 53*, 58*
    Putter: SeeMore mFGP
    Bag: SM Four5 / Ball: Srixon ZStar XV
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