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New TP5 and TP5X

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  • huskiehuskie Advanced Members Posts: 485 ✭✭
    when do they hit the stores?
  • StanksStanks Everything I post is confrontational Advanced Members Posts: 1,098 ✭✭
    Feb 15
  • BigHook25BigHook25 Advanced Members Posts: 2,284 ✭✭


    If Fowler wins today there will be quite a few people giving the TP5/TP5X a trial when spring golf kicks off (still a few months away for me). Massive publicity win for TM.




    DJ won with the ball on the European tour and last week Rose won with it also.
  • WardonationWardonation Advanced Members Posts: 1,356 ✭✭
    I use a check n go for my golf balls. 1 out of 4 TM balls are so out of round they hit the cover of the check n go. I have only had one ProV do this in 8 dozen....
  • Stephens24Stephens24 Advanced Members Posts: 270
    Gotta get this on a monitor compared to last years and other manufacturers current line. To see if ball speed is increased.
  • Holy MosesHoly Moses Advanced Members Posts: 10,273 ✭✭
    TaylorMade can't get anywhere on Rickie's bag or his hat? Even just a TP5X logo or something? The commercials are nice, but they could use a little more than that.
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  • Break81Break81 Broke80 Advanced Members Posts: 2,020
    Holy Moses wrote:
    TaylorMade can't get anywhere on Rickie's bag or his hat? Even just a TP5X logo or something? The commercials are nice, but they could use a little more than that.
    after Ricky imploding today not sure that’s a bad thing .



    Cobra F7+ - Stiff
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    Srixon 585 5-AW - Modus 105 Stiff
    Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 53 & 58 Degree
    EVNROLL ER5
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  • sevenfouratesevenfourate Advanced Members Posts: 1,869 ✭✭
    Dozen TP5 pre-ordered and payed for (Ships on release date) here in the U.K.



    Former TM ball lover, TP5X user of late; and hoping the HFM layer and slight compression increase of the TP5 makes this the decent feeling, ‘long enough’ and controllable ball reminiscent of the TP Red / LDP of old....



    Regards - 'Shuv'

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  • SimpSimp Advanced Members Posts: 2,903
    I broke down and bought a sleeve of the new X's and played with the same ball for 18 holes today and saw no issue with durability. It performed pretty **** good. One hop and stop, like most of the tour balls do. It's a good ball. Not worth what they sell for though.
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  • CDMCDM Advanced Members Posts: 1,638 ✭✭
    Break81 wrote:

    Holy Moses wrote:
    TaylorMade can't get anywhere on Rickie's bag or his hat? Even just a TP5X logo or something? The commercials are nice, but they could use a little more than that.
    after Ricky imploding today not sure that’s a bad thing .




    Sorry what..... image/rofl.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':rofl:' />
  • Break81Break81 Broke80 Advanced Members Posts: 2,020
    CDM wrote:
    Break81 wrote:

    Holy Moses wrote:
    TaylorMade can't get anywhere on Rickie's bag or his hat? Even just a TP5X logo or something? The commercials are nice, but they could use a little more than that.
    after Ricky imploding today not sure that’s a bad thing .




    Sorry what..... image/rofl.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':rofl:' />


    Ok he did win - good for him Kuch and Thomas also had bad days.



    Let’s be honest though , Ricky sells clothes and insurance. He’s not going to move the needle on clubs and balls (do you see more Cobra clubs being bought by amateurs?)



    Congrats on his 5th win and maybe the ball will get him a couple more but I think TM has a barn full of horses more decorated than Ricky for their golf ball sales. (Rory , DJ, Rose and Day) to name a few
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  • mikeditmikedit Advanced Members Posts: 152 ✭✭
    Simp wrote:


    I broke down and bought a sleeve of the new X's and played with the same ball for 18 holes today and saw no issue with durability. It performed pretty **** good. One hop and stop, like most of the tour balls do. It's a good ball. Not worth what they sell for though.




    You were able to buy the 2019 TP5X?? I didn't thing they were available yet??
  • chris975dchris975d GeorgiaClubWRX Charter Members Posts: 1,798 ClubWRX
    mikedit wrote:
    Simp wrote:


    I broke down and bought a sleeve of the new X's and played with the same ball for 18 holes today and saw no issue with durability. It performed pretty **** good. One hop and stop, like most of the tour balls do. It's a good ball. Not worth what they sell for though.




    You were able to buy the 2019 TP5X?? I didn't thing they were available yet??




    Not supposed to be sold until Feb 15th.
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    TaylorMade M5 3-wood
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    Srixon H85 4
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    Cleveland RTX4 54*, 58*
    TaylorMade Spider X Copper
  • Stephens24Stephens24 Advanced Members Posts: 270
    Why do you think most of the TM team plays the X? I would think they would prefer the softer feel and lower flight of the non x.
  • BigHook25BigHook25 Advanced Members Posts: 2,284 ✭✭
    Break81 wrote:

    Holy Moses wrote:
    TaylorMade can't get anywhere on Rickie's bag or his hat? Even just a TP5X logo or something? The commercials are nice, but they could use a little more than that.
    after Ricky imploding today not sure that’s a bad thing .




    Even if he had lost, playing the 2nd tournament with that golf ball and getting to -20 under and driving the ball 10 yards further than normal, some have to pay attention.
  • G-BoneG-Bone Better than most... Members Posts: 2,662 ✭✭

    crispy830 wrote:

    Konklifer wrote:



    Fowler just said in an interview from his first round at the WM that the TP5 is going an average of 5yds further than his old ball and he is needing to get used to it.




    Thought he was using the TP5x.




    Yes, I believe he is.




    His proto of the ball, not our TP5x.




    Look at USGA ball list. There are multiple TP5 and x versions we can’t buy... eight the last I looked.



    I’m guessing very few, if any tour players are playing retail TP5 balls, or USGA would not have so many versions listed.
    PING G400 Max Driver 8º ~ GD Tour AD IZ
    TaylorMade M5 Fairway 15º ~ GD Tour AD DI
    Callaway Apex 19 Hybrid 20º ~ GD Tour AD HY
    Callaway Apex 19 Hybrid 23º ~ GD Tour AD HY
    Epon by Endo AF-505 Irons 5–PW ~ Rifle Project X
    PING Glide 2.0 Stealth Wedge 50/SS (51º) ~ Rifle Project X
    PING Glide 2.0 Stealth Wedge 56/SS (57º) - Tour Department 'SG' Grind ~ Rifle Project X
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  • trackcoach13trackcoach13 Advanced Members Posts: 880 ✭✭
    G-Bone wrote:


    crispy830 wrote:

    Konklifer wrote:



    Fowler just said in an interview from his first round at the WM that the TP5 is going an average of 5yds further than his old ball and he is needing to get used to it.




    Thought he was using the TP5x.




    Yes, I believe he is.




    His proto of the ball, not our TP5x.




    Look at USGA ball list. There are multiple TP5 and x versions we can’t buy... eight the last I looked.



    I’m guessing very few, if any tour players are playing retail TP5 balls, or USGA would not have so many versions listed.




    Same situation for Titleist, no?
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  • SimpSimp Advanced Members Posts: 2,903
    mikedit wrote:

    Simp wrote:


    I broke down and bought a sleeve of the new X's and played with the same ball for 18 holes today and saw no issue with durability. It performed pretty **** good. One hop and stop, like most of the tour balls do. It's a good ball. Not worth what they sell for though.




    You were able to buy the 2019 TP5X?? I didn't thing they were available yet??




    Sorry, it wasn't the new ones. They're new to me though.
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  • The GeneralThe General Advanced Members Posts: 1,702 ✭✭
    G-Bone wrote:


    crispy830 wrote:

    Konklifer wrote:



    Fowler just said in an interview from his first round at the WM that the TP5 is going an average of 5yds further than his old ball and he is needing to get used to it.




    Thought he was using the TP5x.




    Yes, I believe he is.




    His proto of the ball, not our TP5x.




    Look at USGA ball list. There are multiple TP5 and x versions we can’t buy... eight the last I looked.



    I’m guessing very few, if any tour players are playing retail TP5 balls, or USGA would not have so many versions listed.




    this is sad.
  • G-BoneG-Bone Better than most... Members Posts: 2,662 ✭✭
    Update:



    There’s a similar discussion about this topic in another thread.



    As it turns out my data is dated. TM has removed a few versions from the list.



    And yes Titleist does it also, but to a lesser extent.
    PING G400 Max Driver 8º ~ GD Tour AD IZ
    TaylorMade M5 Fairway 15º ~ GD Tour AD DI
    Callaway Apex 19 Hybrid 20º ~ GD Tour AD HY
    Callaway Apex 19 Hybrid 23º ~ GD Tour AD HY
    Epon by Endo AF-505 Irons 5–PW ~ Rifle Project X
    PING Glide 2.0 Stealth Wedge 50/SS (51º) ~ Rifle Project X
    PING Glide 2.0 Stealth Wedge 56/SS (57º) - Tour Department 'SG' Grind ~ Rifle Project X
    PING Glide 2.0 Stealth Wedge 60/SS (63º) - Tour Department 'SG' Grind ~ Rifle Project X
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  • dpb5031dpb5031 Advanced Members Posts: 4,936 ✭✭


    Update:



    There’s a similar discussion about this topic in another thread.



    As it turns out my data is dated. TM has removed a few versions from the list.



    And yes Titleist does it also, but to a lesser extent.




    Why do we care if there are special iterations for their staff players anyway? Try the ball. You either like it or you don't.



    I like the '18 version of the TP5x. Best wind ball I've ever used and I've grown accustomed to the feel. I'm looking forward to trying the new model to see if/how it's been improved.
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    Taylormade TP5X Ball
  • G-BoneG-Bone Better than most... Members Posts: 2,662 ✭✭
    edited February 4
    dpb5031 wrote:



    Update:



    There’s a similar discussion about this topic in another thread.



    As it turns out my data is dated. TM has removed a few versions from the list.



    And yes Titleist does it also, but to a lesser extent.




    Why do we care if there are special iterations for their staff players anyway? Try the ball. You either like it or you don't.



    I like the '18 version of the TP5x. Best wind ball I've ever used and I've grown accustomed to the feel. I'm looking forward to trying the new model to see if/how it's been improved.




    Well said!



    As golf nuts here on WRX we care about a lot of silly golf things that don’t real matter... but in my opinion are a lot of fun! image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
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    TaylorMade M5 Fairway 15º ~ GD Tour AD DI
    Callaway Apex 19 Hybrid 20º ~ GD Tour AD HY
    Callaway Apex 19 Hybrid 23º ~ GD Tour AD HY
    Epon by Endo AF-505 Irons 5–PW ~ Rifle Project X
    PING Glide 2.0 Stealth Wedge 50/SS (51º) ~ Rifle Project X
    PING Glide 2.0 Stealth Wedge 56/SS (57º) - Tour Department 'SG' Grind ~ Rifle Project X
    PING Glide 2.0 Stealth Wedge 60/SS (63º) - Tour Department 'SG' Grind ~ Rifle Project X
    Titleist Scotty Cameron Circle T Del Mar Buttonback Select Tour Prototype (A026140)
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  • kiddockiddoc Advanced Members Posts: 606 ✭✭
    Our club has TP5 range balls...

    No issues with wear at all.

    Last year had TP5X range balls...same
  • sevenfouratesevenfourate Advanced Members Posts: 1,869 ✭✭
    Someone's going to beat trying them ahead of the release date by a long way:



    https://www.ebay.com/itm/6-Dozen-2019-TaylorMade-TP5X-golf-balls-new-in-box/303051285375?hash=item468f43a37f:g:q-4AAOSwYTtcWO4o:rk:1:pf:0



    I'm so jealous; and desperate to get my hands on the 2019 version here in the UK. The fact it's frozen outside and i've not been playing enough to justify them is neither here nor there.......
    Regards - 'Shuv'

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    CALLAWAY MD3 Black (52+58 deg) - DG PRO S300
    ODYSSEY White Hot Professional No7 - 343g / 34.75
    TAYLORMADE TP5 Golf Ball [font=arial, sans-serif][/font]NEW 2019 Version[font=arial, sans-serif][/font]

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  • spartan6910spartan6910 Go Green, Go White! San DiegoAdvanced Members Posts: 365 ✭✭
    G-Bone wrote:


    crispy830 wrote:

    Konklifer wrote:



    Fowler just said in an interview from his first round at the WM that the TP5 is going an average of 5yds further than his old ball and he is needing to get used to it.




    Thought he was using the TP5x.




    Yes, I believe he is.




    His proto of the ball, not our TP5x.




    Look at USGA ball list. There are multiple TP5 and x versions we can’t buy... eight the last I looked.



    I’m guessing very few, if any tour players are playing retail TP5 balls, or USGA would not have so many versions listed.




    It doesn't look like the conforming list has the 2019 models up yet. I'm not seeing any of the ninja star options on there.
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    Callaway Mack Daddy Forged 51*

    Callaway Mack Daddy 3 58*
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    TaylorMade TP5

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  • larciellarciel I play for eagle Advanced Members Posts: 2,168 ✭✭
    G-Bone wrote:


    crispy830 wrote:

    Konklifer wrote:



    Fowler just said in an interview from his first round at the WM that the TP5 is going an average of 5yds further than his old ball and he is needing to get used to it.




    Thought he was using the TP5x.




    Yes, I believe he is.




    His proto of the ball, not our TP5x.




    Look at USGA ball list. There are multiple TP5 and x versions we can’t buy... eight the last I looked.



    I’m guessing very few, if any tour players are playing retail TP5 balls, or USGA would not have so many versions listed.




    Srixon Z star line has more non-retail variations..
  • parmachineparmachine Members Posts: 16
    New ball is unbelievable
  • GolfChannelGolfChannel Advanced Members Posts: 1,581 ✭✭
    parmachine wrote:


    New ball is unbelievable




    Cool, now elaborate...

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    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]5 Wood: [/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway Rogue w/Project X Blue Evenflow 75[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Hybrid: [/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Titleist 816H1 21 Degree w/Accra 182H M3[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Irons: [/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Ping iBlade Nippon AWT 2.0 Stiff[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Wedges: [/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway MD3 50, 54, and Honma TW737 Forged 62[/font]
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  • tbowles411tbowles411 ClubWRX Charter Members Posts: 25,009 ClubWRX
    Some info would be awesome... LOL



    I plan to buy a box of ProV1s, X and each TP5 box. Last years version gave me my longest gains and best performance, even though I kept playing my AVX. The only thing keeping me from switching is yellow availability.
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  • Gary GutfulGary Gutful Advanced Members Posts: 1,167 ✭✭
    Have to imagine that this is a case of evolution over revolution but I will be interested in testing to find out.
  • sevenfouratesevenfourate Advanced Members Posts: 1,869 ✭✭
    Less than a week to go to release date and info / tests / reports are scant. Like pretty much non-existent - apart from the expected TM insiders / staff.



    In previous years i've always managed to get a sleeve of newly released TM balls early and before release date. This year apart from two auctions on ebay.com [For X's that don't interest me right now] - i've seen no real 'leaks' at all.



    Seems TM have made a real concerted effort to keep things quiet perhaps. And to think of those warehouses somewhere; full to the brim of new stock.....





    Roll on Friday !
    Regards - 'Shuv'

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    CALLAWAY X22 Tour Irons (5 - PW) - Project X - 6.5
    CALLAWAY MD3 Black (52+58 deg) - DG PRO S300
    ODYSSEY White Hot Professional No7 - 343g / 34.75
    TAYLORMADE TP5 Golf Ball [font=arial, sans-serif][/font]NEW 2019 Version[font=arial, sans-serif][/font]

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  • ShakesterShakester Advanced Members Posts: 400 ✭✭
    Something I've noticed. I've been playing with the TP5 because the TP5X just felt really hard off the club face, especially while putting. Almost a clicky sound when I hit it. For Christmas, my brother got a few dozen TP5x from Amazon that he said was on sale. I noticed they were the 2017 model. They stayed in the boxes until a recent round. I was running low on my TP5's so I stuck a few sleeves of them in my bag to get me by until I go grab some more of the TP5's. I put an X in play and instantly noticed that it didn't feel that hard. I'm getting slightly better distance with the driver due to the lower spin rates and still getting what I need around the green. Wonder what they did to the ball in 2018.
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  • bladehunterbladehunter Today was a good day.... Advanced Members Posts: 24,249 ✭✭


    I use a check n go for my golf balls. 1 out of 4 TM balls are so out of round they hit the cover of the check n go. I have only had one ProV do this in 8 dozen....




    I’ve been testing balls with an open mind and found this to be true myself. I’ve marked and tested the out of round balls on my home putting green and you can absolutely see the difference. Bridgestone is by far the most consistently round ball made. Titleist is good too ( 19 model v1x) and chrome soft x is about 2 balls per dozen bad. Funny thing is that the less than perfect callaway balls still roll pretty true. But the tp5x doesn’t. I had one in fact that if you lined up the heavy side opposite of break would roll straight and not break.



    Curious why this comment was completely ignored ?





    Believe it or not this isn’t a compete deal breaker as I can always use practice balls . 2-4 per dozen out of round could be overloooked if the ball was game changing as reported. Going to test the new ball and see.
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  • Danny ChooDanny Choo Advanced Members Posts: 136
    edited February 12
    Simple on course chemistry test to see if balls are really different from old TP5 & TP5X

    1) on a slope green release balls at same time to test roll speed.

    2) Drop balls from 6 ft high onto green on three occasions at the same time to see angle of response

    3) Hit 2 balls each from 50 yards with a 60 degree wedge to check spin response from short distance.

    4) Hit 3 balls each with 9 degree loft driver

    to check ball flight and distance

    5) Hit 2 balls each with 7 irons to check ball flight and distance.



    A 0-6 handicapper should be able to carry out this test with ease. Unfortunately I am not that low a handicapper so I am out of the running
  • 1s1k1s1k Advanced Members Posts: 445 ✭✭
    Danny Choo wrote:


    Simple on course chemistry test to see if balls are really different from old TP5 & TP5X

    1) on a slope green release balls at same time to test roll speed.

    2) Drop balls from 6 ft high onto green on three occasions at the same time to see angle of response

    3) Hit 2 balls each from 50 yards with a 60 degree wedge to check spin response from short distance.

    4) Hit 3 balls each with 9 degree loft driver

    to check ball flight and distance

    5) Hit 2 balls each with 7 irons to check ball flight and distance.



    A 0-6 handicapper should be able to carry out this test with ease. Unfortunately I am not that low a handicapper so I am out of the running




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    TaylorMade P730 3-PW Project X 6.5

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  • mmack067mmack067 Advanced Members Posts: 679 ✭✭
    Danny Choo wrote:


    Simple on course chemistry test to see if balls are really different from old TP5 & TP5X

    1) on a slope green release balls at same time to test roll speed.

    2) Drop balls from 6 ft high onto green on three occasions at the same time to see angle of response

    3) Hit 2 balls each from 50 yards with a 60 degree wedge to check spin response from short distance.

    4) Hit 3 balls each with 9 degree loft driver

    to check ball flight and distance

    5) Hit 2 balls each with 7 irons to check ball flight and distance.



    A 0-6 handicapper should be able to carry out this test with ease. Unfortunately I am not that low a handicapper so I am out of the running




    Ya not quite that simple...
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    '16 M1 15˚- Rogue Silver 70X
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  • OldboyOldboy Advanced Members Posts: 2,369 ✭✭



    I use a check n go for my golf balls. 1 out of 4 TM balls are so out of round they hit the cover of the check n go. I have only had one ProV do this in 8 dozen....




    I’ve been testing balls with an open mind and found this to be true myself. I’ve marked and tested the out of round balls on my home putting green and you can absolutely see the difference. Bridgestone is by far the most consistently round ball made. Titleist is good too ( 19 model v1x) and chrome soft x is about 2 balls per dozen bad. Funny thing is that the less than perfect callaway balls still roll pretty true. But the tp5x doesn’t. I had one in fact that if you lined up the heavy side opposite of break would roll straight and not break.



    Curious why this comment was completely ignored ?





    Believe it or not this isn’t a compete deal breaker as I can always use practice balls . 2-4 per dozen out of round could be overloooked if the ball was game changing as reported. Going to test the new ball and see.




    This is disturbing. 1 out of 4?!
  • spartan6910spartan6910 Go Green, Go White! San DiegoAdvanced Members Posts: 365 ✭✭
    Danny Choo wrote:


    Simple on course chemistry test to see if balls are really different from old TP5 & TP5X

    1) on a slope green release balls at same time to test roll speed.

    2) Drop balls from 6 ft high onto green on three occasions at the same time to see angle of response

    3) Hit 2 balls each from 50 yards with a 60 degree wedge to check spin response from short distance.

    4) Hit 3 balls each with 9 degree loft driver

    to check ball flight and distance

    5) Hit 2 balls each with 7 irons to check ball flight and distance.



    A 0-6 handicapper should be able to carry out this test with ease. Unfortunately I am not that low a handicapper so I am out of the running




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  • Totalee74Totalee74 Members Posts: 64
    edited February 12
    Anyone chomping at the bit may want to check Academy sports, mine had the 2019 tp5s out today!
  • bladehunterbladehunter Today was a good day.... Advanced Members Posts: 24,249 ✭✭
    Totalee74 wrote:


    Anyone chomping at the bit may want to check Academy sports, mine had the 2019 tp5s out today!






    good info



    i checked my shop and they are waiting on the ups truck and expect balls and spider X today.... i guess TM waiting till the last second to ship to stop guys like me from getting them a few days early..lol come on TM $ is $....
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  • bladehunterbladehunter Today was a good day.... Advanced Members Posts: 24,249 ✭✭
    Oldboy wrote:




    I use a check n go for my golf balls. 1 out of 4 TM balls are so out of round they hit the cover of the check n go. I have only had one ProV do this in 8 dozen....




    I've been testing balls with an open mind and found this to be true myself. I've marked and tested the out of round balls on my home putting green and you can absolutely see the difference. Bridgestone is by far the most consistently round ball made. Titleist is good too ( 19 model v1x) and chrome soft x is about 2 balls per dozen bad. Funny thing is that the less than perfect callaway balls still roll pretty true. But the tp5x doesn't. I had one in fact that if you lined up the heavy side opposite of break would roll straight and not break.



    Curious why this comment was completely ignored ?





    Believe it or not this isn't a compete deal breaker as I can always use practice balls . 2-4 per dozen out of round could be overloooked if the ball was game changing as reported. Going to test the new ball and see.




    This is disturbing. 1 out of 4?!




    twice 4 per dozen for me ... 3rd dozen i checked had only 3 wobblers...to be fair it happens with all makes... but that rate is pretty high ... ( no i didnt by 3 boxes.. only 1)
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  • dpb5031dpb5031 Advanced Members Posts: 4,936 ✭✭
    Got mine today...Edwin Watts on Northlake in Palm Beach Gardens. I head to Punta Espada in the DR next week, so happy to pick these up in time for my trip!
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  • sevenfouratesevenfourate Advanced Members Posts: 1,869 ✭✭
    edited February 12
    Soooooo jealous of you guys who’ve got them in-hand.



    I pre-ordered some online here in the U.K. Was told they would be shipped Friday. I’ve had Tracking number - but it’s not live. Despite checking 20 times a day :-)
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  • StanksStanks Everything I post is confrontational Advanced Members Posts: 1,098 ✭✭
    Danny Choo wrote:


    Simple on course chemistry test to see if balls are really different from old TP5 & TP5X

    1) on a slope green release balls at same time to test roll speed.

    2) Drop balls from 6 ft high onto green on three occasions at the same time to see angle of response

    3) Hit 2 balls each from 50 yards with a 60 degree wedge to check spin response from short distance.

    4) Hit 3 balls each with 9 degree loft driver

    to check ball flight and distance

    5) Hit 2 balls each with 7 irons to check ball flight and distance.



    A 0-6 handicapper should be able to carry out this test with ease. Unfortunately I am not that low a handicapper so I am out of the running




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  • bladehunterbladehunter Today was a good day.... Advanced Members Posts: 24,249 ✭✭
    Stanks wrote:

    Danny Choo wrote:


    Simple on course chemistry test to see if balls are really different from old TP5 & TP5X

    1) on a slope green release balls at same time to test roll speed.

    2) Drop balls from 6 ft high onto green on three occasions at the same time to see angle of response

    3) Hit 2 balls each from 50 yards with a 60 degree wedge to check spin response from short distance.

    4) Hit 3 balls each with 9 degree loft driver

    to check ball flight and distance

    5) Hit 2 balls each with 7 irons to check ball flight and distance.



    A 0-6 handicapper should be able to carry out this test with ease. Unfortunately I am not that low a handicapper so I am out of the running




    Don’t tell me how to live my life




    I was thinking this





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  • IHFNIHFN Advanced Members Posts: 1,785 ✭✭

    Oldboy wrote:




    I use a check n go for my golf balls. 1 out of 4 TM balls are so out of round they hit the cover of the check n go. I have only had one ProV do this in 8 dozen....




    I've been testing balls with an open mind and found this to be true myself. I've marked and tested the out of round balls on my home putting green and you can absolutely see the difference. Bridgestone is by far the most consistently round ball made. Titleist is good too ( 19 model v1x) and chrome soft x is about 2 balls per dozen bad. Funny thing is that the less than perfect callaway balls still roll pretty true. But the tp5x doesn't. I had one in fact that if you lined up the heavy side opposite of break would roll straight and not break.



    Curious why this comment was completely ignored ?





    Believe it or not this isn't a compete deal breaker as I can always use practice balls . 2-4 per dozen out of round could be overloooked if the ball was game changing as reported. Going to test the new ball and see.




    This is disturbing. 1 out of 4?!




    twice 4 per dozen for me ... 3rd dozen i checked had only 3 wobblers...to be fair it happens with all makes... but that rate is pretty high ... ( no i didnt by 3 boxes.. only 1)




    When I tried playing Chrome X about a year ago I was using the method Bryson does. Out of every dozen there were usually only 3 or 4 balls that were perfect round. The rest weren't. So 4 out of round isn't so bad. But Bridgestone was the best out of the ones I tested. TM and Titleist were about the same.
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  • SwingBluesSwingBlues We are the Old Dark Navy Blues Advanced Members Posts: 3,435 ✭✭
    For those who tested both balls, off the driver, which is the lowest launch - TP5 or TP5X? Looking at both balls, 108 SS
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  • IHFNIHFN Advanced Members Posts: 1,785 ✭✭
    SwingBlues wrote:


    For those who tested both balls, off the driver, which is the lowest launch - TP5 or TP5X? Looking at both balls, 108 SS




    TP5 is designed to be the lower launch ball between the two.
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  • bladehunterbladehunter Today was a good day.... Advanced Members Posts: 24,249 ✭✭
    IHFN wrote:


    Oldboy wrote:




    I use a check n go for my golf balls. 1 out of 4 TM balls are so out of round they hit the cover of the check n go. I have only had one ProV do this in 8 dozen....




    I've been testing balls with an open mind and found this to be true myself. I've marked and tested the out of round balls on my home putting green and you can absolutely see the difference. Bridgestone is by far the most consistently round ball made. Titleist is good too ( 19 model v1x) and chrome soft x is about 2 balls per dozen bad. Funny thing is that the less than perfect callaway balls still roll pretty true. But the tp5x doesn't. I had one in fact that if you lined up the heavy side opposite of break would roll straight and not break.



    Curious why this comment was completely ignored ?





    Believe it or not this isn't a compete deal breaker as I can always use practice balls . 2-4 per dozen out of round could be overloooked if the ball was game changing as reported. Going to test the new ball and see.




    This is disturbing. 1 out of 4?!




    twice 4 per dozen for me ... 3rd dozen i checked had only 3 wobblers...to be fair it happens with all makes... but that rate is pretty high ... ( no i didnt by 3 boxes.. only 1)




    When I tried playing Chrome X about a year ago I was using the method Bryson does. Out of every dozen there were usually only 3 or 4 balls that were perfect round. The rest weren't. So 4 out of round isn't so bad. But Bridgestone was the best out of the ones I tested. TM and Titleist were about the same.




    Yea. Sounds right. Callaway did have many less than perfect ones. Just barely out.
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  • sevenfouratesevenfourate Advanced Members Posts: 1,869 ✭✭
    edited February 13
    IHFN wrote:

    SwingBlues wrote:


    For those who tested both balls, off the driver, which is the lowest launch - TP5 or TP5X? Looking at both balls, 108 SS




    TP5 is designed to be the lower launch ball between the two.




    This is of course the well-advertised and standard response (And i'm in no way attacking you for that !!)



    What i have never heard / read / seen is: if and how the two differ in terms of Apex height or indeed ‘flight path’ ie: Is the TP5 lower launch and then rises faster to the same Apex. Or is it low-launch AND lower total height per-se. As we all know with shafts - initial launch only being part of the story. ***Or do they perhaps wrongly describe overall flight as ‘launch’ ?



    Low launch and low Apex / flight: would really be the icing on the cake for me.......playing on wind-infested Coastal courses much of the time.
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