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  • tsecortsecor Loading........  4575WRX Points: 446Members Posts: 4,575 Titanium Tees
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    That's not exactly true. For the driver...At the higher swing speed, the TP5x was lower spinning by over 100rpms but was 2 yards shorter.....at the middle swing speed, the same held true...slower swing speed...same.....so its a mixed bag..... with the 7 iron the X was lower spinning and longer all through the swing speeds..... the numbers are so close, it really doesn't make a difference....but with the wedge test the TP5 spins 400rpms more on average so it may hold the greens better......but it seems these two balls are very similar to one another outside of "feel", which we all know the TP5 is lower compression so it feels softer>

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    On -, @noodle3872 said:

    How did the TM balls not fair well when the TP5 and TP5x were ranked in the very good category of the test?

    I am not saying that they didn't fair well. I was just pointing out that according to TM, the 5x is supposed to be the lower spinning, longer ball but the test showed the opposite. I was about to buy some of the 5x balls but I may now continue to stick with my prov1x balls. According to the tests, it seems like it is the better ball for my game

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  • tsecortsecor Loading........  4575WRX Points: 446Members Posts: 4,575 Titanium Tees
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    when you look at the data for both X balls, they are almost identical to one another through 3 different swing categories....the ONLY significant difference was a 4 1/2 yard (13.35 feet) difference in length in favor of the prov1x...all other numbers are too small for a golfer to notice on the course. 4 yards can be a lot in certain situations, so I understand the love for the titleist. Great great ball >

    On -, @Xdmike20 said:

    On -, @noodle3872 said:

    How did the TM balls not fair well when the TP5 and TP5x were ranked in the very good category of the test?

    I am not saying that they didn't fair well. I was just pointing out that according to TM, the 5x is supposed to be the lower spinning, longer ball but the test showed the opposite. I was about to buy some of the 5x balls but I may now continue to stick with my prov1x balls. According to the tests, it seems like it is the better ball for my game

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  • tsecortsecor Loading........  4575WRX Points: 446Members Posts: 4,575 Titanium Tees
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    just curious......do the new boxes of TP5's and 5X's come with a sleeve of #5 balls? I just received a dzn and I have 1,2,3 and 5's in the box....no 4's

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  • noodle3872noodle3872 Chilliwack B.C. Canada 3153WRX Points: 540Handicap: 8.3Members Posts: 3,153 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @tsecor said:

    just curious......do the new boxes of TP5's and 5X's come with a sleeve of #5 balls? I just received a dzn and I have 1,2,3 and 5's in the box....no 4's

    Yup, that’s how TM rolls!

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  • StanksStanks Everything I post is confrontational  1714WRX Points: 240Handicap: ?Members Posts: 1,714 Platinum Tees
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    5 as in 5 layers as in no 4 because no balls are only 4 layers.

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  • tsecortsecor Loading........  4575WRX Points: 446Members Posts: 4,575 Titanium Tees
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    that's awesome>

    On -, @noodle3872 said:

    On -, @tsecor said:

    just curious......do the new boxes of TP5's and 5X's come with a sleeve of #5 balls? I just received a dzn and I have 1,2,3 and 5's in the box....no 4's

    Yup, that’s how TM rolls!

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  • Brewcrew_31Brewcrew_31  6WRX Points: 3Members Posts: 6 Bunkers
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    So maybe some somebody can help me out? I am a 7 handicap. I tend to generate a lot of spin with the driver and long irons but not enough spin in the short game. I would usually go for a ball like the TP5x because it is probably lower spin off the driver and gives a bit more distance. But then I still don't have enough check in the short game. Anybody know of the TP5 is a better option. I realize I would get more spin in the short game but does it generate too much spin off the tee for somebody that already struggles with driver spin?

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  • jwb10jwb10 Major Winner Mars 1111WRX Points: 169Handicap: 1Members Posts: 1,111 Platinum Tees
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    On -, @Brewcrew_31 said:

    So maybe some somebody can help me out? I am a 7 handicap. I tend to generate a lot of spin with the driver and long irons but not enough spin in the short game. I would usually go for a ball like the TP5x because it is probably lower spin off the driver and gives a bit more distance. But then I still don't have enough check in the short game. Anybody know of the TP5 is a better option. I realize I would get more spin in the short game but does it generate too much spin off the tee for somebody that already struggles with driver spin?

    yes, go X

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  • bazinkybazinky  1705WRX Points: 185Members Posts: 1,705 Platinum Tees
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    Is anyone else noticing the TP5x to have really bad durability out of the sand?
    I absolutely love the playing characteristics of the TP5x (great length and greenside spin for me), but almost every bunker shot seems to result in gash/tearing of the cover that makes the ball completely unplayable. Given that I play a course with a several short par 5s with pronounced bunkering around the green, I'm chewing through these balls like crazy.

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  • jwb10jwb10 Major Winner Mars 1111WRX Points: 169Handicap: 1Members Posts: 1,111 Platinum Tees
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    I finally got a chance to try the new balls. They're great, high flying , low spinning but soft around the greens. I'll buy a box

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  • tsecortsecor Loading........  4575WRX Points: 446Members Posts: 4,575 Titanium Tees
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    mine have been great. Hit a tree the other day and you couldn't tell at all. Big improvement over last model>

    On -, @bazinky said:

    Is anyone else noticing the TP5x to have really bad durability out of the sand?
    I absolutely love the playing characteristics of the TP5x (great length and greenside spin for me), but almost every bunker shot seems to result in gash/tearing of the cover that makes the ball completely unplayable. Given that I play a course with a several short par 5s with pronounced bunkering around the green, I'm chewing through these balls like crazy.

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    On -, @jwb10 said:

    I finally got a chance to try the new balls. They're great, high flying , low spinning but soft around the greens. I'll buy a box

    I have a brand new box of TP5X balls.....and TP5...wanna trade something? You have any BX/BXS or prov1x?

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    On -, @tsecor said:

    On -, @jwb10 said:

    I finally got a chance to try the new balls. They're great, high flying , low spinning but soft around the greens. I'll buy a box

    I have a brand new box of TP5X balls.....and TP5...wanna trade something? You have any BX/BXS or prov1x?

    Thank you, I traded at my club. FORE !!

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  • jwb10jwb10 Major Winner Mars 1111WRX Points: 169Handicap: 1Members Posts: 1,111 Platinum Tees
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    I've now tested them in a tournament and with a lot of wind. Excellent, I can't wait to bring them to Ireland

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  • MBBGMBBG South of Chicagoland 1655WRX Points: 200Members Posts: 1,655 Platinum Tees
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    Bought a box each of the B XS, B RX, New Z Star, and the new TP5. I’ve been mostly playing the 330RX the past few seasons and loved it, also played the 2017 TP5 and enjoyed it. But the new B RX just doesn’t feel right to me. Have enjoyed the B XS for the most part but didn’t really wow me, but I really enjoyed the all around performance and feel of the Z Star.

    But I finally got the TP5 out for a charity scramble this weekend and all I can say is WOW. Feels incredible to me off all the clubs, launches and flies like a distance ball off the long clubs, and has just the right amount of approach and greenside spin for my game.

    It’s gonna seem weird for a while after being a Bridgestone guy for a long time, but think I’m gonna sell what I have and stick with the TP5 this year.

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  • MBBGMBBG South of Chicagoland 1655WRX Points: 200Members Posts: 1,655 Platinum Tees
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    Played my best 9 of the season tonight with the TP5. Love every single thing about this ball except I wouldn’t mind a slightly higher launch. Just wants to go straight, flies the expected distance off crisp iron shots, feels great, defies the wind, is durable, and spins just enough around the green.

    Obviously the TP5x might give me that extra launch but probably at the expense of the feel that I like so much about the TP5. Will probably give them a shot though.

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    ONOFF Labospec 358 — Tour AD TP6X
    Titleist TS2 16.5* — Kuro Kage XM 80X
    Mizuno MP-20 HMB/MB—MITSUBISHI MMT 105/125
    Mizuno T20 50* and 55* — MITSUBISHI MMT 125
    Seven ST 61* Black Boron — MCI Black 125 Wedge
    Epon Ltd Edition I-33 — Matrix Ozik PZ-125 Shaft 
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  • StanksStanks Everything I post is confrontational  1714WRX Points: 240Handicap: ?Members Posts: 1,714 Platinum Tees
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    TP5 pix = my 4th eagle. I’m digging it.

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  • Brewcrew_31Brewcrew_31  6WRX Points: 3Members Posts: 6 Bunkers
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    Was able to do a pretty extensive ball fitting the other day and chose to hit TP5, TP5x, ProV1 and ProV1x. Now I understand everything is specific to my swing (6 handicap) but the first big takeway was that the Taylormade balls created a lot more ball speed than the Titleist line. I hit 56 degree, 6 iron and driver for each ball and lost 2 to 3 mph with the Titleist balls. The ProV didn't give me any advantages over the TP line.

    Between TP5 and TP5x, the wedge numbers ended up pretty similar. Spin was up with the TP5 but launch was lower so the carry numbers were almost exactly the same. I hit the TP5x a bit farther with the 6 iron mostly because of reduced spin. Again, it launched higher than the TP5. I was surprised with the driver differences though. I hit the TP5x about 10 yard farther than the TP5. The spin numbers did go up quite a bit off the tee with the TP5.

    TP5x was the ball for me. I was concerned I wasn't getting enough short iron spin but because it launches higher, the numbers were similar. There was a bigger difference with the driver than what I expected too.

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  • idriveidrive gone golfin  2386WRX Points: 347Members Posts: 2,386 Platinum Tees
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    It KILLS me to type this... and I'll try to make this as short as possible.

    Anything that says Taylormade on it get about 5 seconds of consideration. Doesn't even matter if it might be better. I don't like TM. I guess just like a Chevy guy doesn't like Ford. (you get the idea)

    I have been a ball snob from day 1. Always had to have what was perceived as the best ball.
    I have always done some testing along the way but have always settled on a Titleist Golf ball.
    I remember when they did away with the Balata Titleist. Remember when I almost cried when the Professional was replaced by the ProV. Yes, I have a history with Titleist golf balls.

    While experimenting briefly along the way each year I have remained faithful to the T ball all the while convinced it was the best ball and the best ball for me. As of yesterday after trying very hard not to admit/believe there might be a better ball for me I have conceded that there is.

    I have officially switched to the new TM TP5. The only thing that could change that is if the X ends up working better but generally speaking, the X version of the different brands has not been the better ball.

    Everything about this ball is superior in every way when compared to all the other major OEM's. What I didn't think any ball could do is knock a couple of strokes off the score card but I have proven it to myself repeatedly over the last couple of months by continually, consistently shooting better scores. Never thought I'd say a ball would/could make a difference of a couple shots per round but the consistency I get has made it so.

    Still in denial and disbelief but the TP5 is my new Golf Ball.

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  • StanksStanks Everything I post is confrontational  1714WRX Points: 240Handicap: ?Members Posts: 1,714 Platinum Tees
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    On -, @idrive said:

    It KILLS me to type this... and I'll try to make this as short as possible.

    Anything that says Taylormade on it get about 5 seconds of consideration. Doesn't even matter if it might be better. I don't like TM. I guess just like a Chevy guy doesn't like Ford. (you get the idea)

    I have been a ball snob from day 1. Always had to have what was perceived as the best ball.
    I have always done some testing along the way but have always settled on a Titleist Golf ball.
    I remember when they did away with the Balata Titleist. Remember when I almost cried when the Professional was replaced by the ProV. Yes, I have a history with Titleist golf balls.

    While experimenting briefly along the way each year I have remained faithful to the T ball all the while convinced it was the best ball and the best ball for me. As of yesterday after trying very hard not to admit/believe there might be a better ball for me I have conceded that there is.

    I have officially switched to the new TM TP5. The only thing that could change that is if the X ends up working better but generally speaking, the X version of the different brands has not been the better ball.

    Everything about this ball is superior in every way when compared to all the other major OEM's. What I didn't think any ball could do is knock a couple of strokes off the score card but I have proven it to myself repeatedly over the last couple of months by continually, consistently shooting better scores. Never thought I'd say a ball would/could make a difference of a couple shots per round but the consistency I get has made it so.

    Still in denial and disbelief but the TP5 is my new Golf Ball.

    I needed to take two drinks while reading this. It’s a good ball. Titleist makes a good ball as well. Welcome to the dark side. We have candy and balls with pixels on them.

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  • jwb10jwb10 Major Winner Mars 1111WRX Points: 169Handicap: 1Members Posts: 1,111 Platinum Tees
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    On -, @Brewcrew_31 said:

    Was able to do a pretty extensive ball fitting the other day and chose to hit TP5, TP5x, ProV1 and ProV1x. Now I understand everything is specific to my swing (6 handicap) but the first big takeway was that the Taylormade balls created a lot more ball speed than the Titleist line. I hit 56 degree, 6 iron and driver for each ball and lost 2 to 3 mph with the Titleist balls. The ProV didn't give me any advantages over the TP line.

    Between TP5 and TP5x, the wedge numbers ended up pretty similar. Spin was up with the TP5 but launch was lower so the carry numbers were almost exactly the same. I hit the TP5x a bit farther with the 6 iron mostly because of reduced spin. Again, it launched higher than the TP5. I was surprised with the driver differences though. I hit the TP5x about 10 yard farther than the TP5. The spin numbers did go up quite a bit off the tee with the TP5.

    TP5x was the ball for me. I was concerned I wasn't getting enough short iron spin but because it launches higher, the numbers were similar. There was a bigger difference with the driver than what I expected too.

    Both balls are really straight. For me, with an SZ driver, the extra height from the X was great

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