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TaylorMade has started its prototype process for a new tour ball, calling it 'Project 5' for now.<br />
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This is the tour prototype golf ball that TaylorMade Golf Tour Staff Professional Justin Rose put into play at the Deutsche Bank Championship.<br />
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Prior to the start of the tourney at TPC Boston, Dean Snell, TaylorMade VP of Research and Development was on-site to test the new prototype ball. Rose put the new ball in play for 9 holes and was longer that the current model he was using. Rose said, "This is what I'm looking for. Balls are staying on line so much better and carrying out longer.” He liked it so much, he asked if he could play that week in Boston. He played 18 holes in the Pro-Am with the 'Project 5' and came back to Dean and said "I don't how you did it, but outstanding work.”<br />
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Dean says “This is the first time in 24 years on tour for me that a player wanted to play a new ball that same day as proto testing. I called the plant, had 4 dozen overnighted and brought them back to him Thursday for the start of the tourney.”<br />
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We'll have to see what the ball is called when it comes to production. Of course the TaylorMade prototype ball can't just be put into play without USGA approval first, so this has likely been in development for a while. Some screen grabs from the USGA's approved list are attached. <br />
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What do you think, current Penta and Non-Penta users?<br />
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  • tnordtnord Members  2330WRX Points: 60Handicap: +0.2Posts: 2,330 Platinum Tees
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    as a current penta player, i just hope it retains the soft feel off of every club. looks like they got rid of the seam, which is nice.
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  • Rebel420Rebel420 Members  1747WRX Points: 2Posts: 1,747 Platinum Tees
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    TM needs to send a few sleeves out for us lowly mortals to test drive. I know someone who would be a great candidate if they did so!
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  • TheDarkOneTheDarkOne Members  3725WRX Points: 0Posts: 3,725
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    I really like the look of this new ball.
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  • HipCheckHipCheck Twitter @robmillertime The Right CoastMembers  6306WRX Points: 160Posts: 6,306 Titanium Tees
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    Rebel420 wrote:
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    TM needs to send a few sleeves out for us lowly mortals to test drive. I know someone who would be a great candidate if they did so!<br />
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    Interesting idea. This is far from production ready though.
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  • Mustng5Mustng5 Members  930WRX Points: 96Posts: 930 Golden Tee
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    I want now! How much???
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  • sheppy335sheppy335 TMAG Junkie Members  6525WRX Points: 202Handicap: 19Posts: 6,525 Titanium Tees
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    I would love to test drive them, even one sleeve.
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  • harleydavisharleydavis Members  428WRX Points: 70Handicap: 4.1Posts: 428 Greens
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    Longer than the current Penta and maintain the same spin and feel characteristics? Sign me UP!
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  • TheMoneyShotTheMoneyShot ***FIGJAM/Twirl of Doom*** Members  32489WRX Points: 1,984Posts: 32,489 Titanium Tees
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    Good into here Hip, thanks! I'm looking forward to hearing more about it.
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  • chiguychiguy CALLAWRX2 Members  1700WRX Points: 40Posts: 1,700 Platinum Tees
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    Definitely looks at least 18 yards longer.
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    I mean, I like golf balls
    but not that much.
  • scratchswingerscratchswinger Members  16493WRX Points: 362Posts: 16,493 Titanium Tees
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    In- Thx WRX and TMAG!!!<br />
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    Just kidding, I always wanted to do that. I look forward to testing, hopefully it is just a rebadged TP RED.
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  • Panerai111Panerai111 Members  550WRX Points: 50Posts: 550 Golden Tee
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    Balls are the new drivers for TM? <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/superman.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':superman:' /> I'll take a sleeve plz!
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  • RonSwansonRonSwanson Honor: if you need it defined, you don’t have it. ClubWRX  1869WRX Points: 293Handicap: KidsPosts: 1,869 ClubWRX
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    As a current Penta player, I hope it more closely resembles the Penta TP and not the current TP5. I had much better spin and launch numbers with that previous version.
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  • HackerDad78HackerDad78 Members  513WRX Points: 79Posts: 513 Golden Tee
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    chiguy wrote:
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    Definitely looks at least 18 yards longer.<br />
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    Wow, surprised it took 10 comments to get the TM haters on the thread! <br />
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    I've never seen a brand garner so much love/hate as TM. Its like Apples vs. PC!
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    On a sidenote... I'm liking the new Avatar Hip Check
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    Is it round???? AND white?????/
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  • moonshinemoonshine 64 @ Augusta? No problem! North Charleston, SCClubWRX  6379WRX Points: 175Handicap: 2.4Posts: 6,379 Titanium Tees
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    very cool stuff for sure! TMag could not find a better brand ambassador than Rose. He was a heck of a nice guy when we got to chat with him. I will try it for sure, hope it is not cost prohibitive!
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  • Big BenBig Ben Members  9353WRX Points: 522Handicap: 5Posts: 9,353 Titanium Tees
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    I like the name as it is, PROJECT 5, simple and cool...BB
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    The dimples kinda look hexagonish or I'm crazy idk
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    Big Ben wrote:
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    I like the name as it is, PROJECT 5, simple and cool...BB<br />
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    +1
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  • youngwaldoyoungwaldo NJMembers  3331WRX Points: 204Posts: 3,331 Titanium Tees
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    got to try them.<br />
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  • ksavy17ksavy17 Members  2625WRX Points: 60Posts: 2,625 Bunkers
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    if it is any better than the current penta than sign me up cuz the TP5 is terrific
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  • speeder757speeder757 Members  1192WRX Points: 169Posts: 1,192 Platinum Tees
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    Looks to be Seamless with larger dimples. <br />
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    Love the current TP5 .... More distance is always welcome
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    major123 wrote:
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    The dimples kinda look hexagonish or I'm crazy idk<br />
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    when i first looked at the pic my initial thought was "looks like hex dimples to me"....
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  • lobublobub Don't be stupid, you moron! Members  1134WRX Points: 99Posts: 1,134 Platinum Tees
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    I smell a Callaway lawsuit!
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    Agreed with the above post mention hex design.. That's the first thing which came to mind when I saw the ball. Played the Penta TP, TP5 however have now changed to the ProV1X.<br />
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    This also explains the price drop we have in Australia. 3 dozen for $99 AUD.
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    i would run with that name to the bank...<br />
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    < project 5 >
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  • Sean25rpSean25rp Members  3007WRX Points: 0Posts: 3,007
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    Hope it's like the tp red!
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  • SnipermanSniperman Members  2046WRX Points: 128Posts: 2,046 Platinum Tees
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    Yes, I know, there will never be another TP Red LDP...but could this be it?<br />
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    So if they're testing it now, that means release date is probably slated right before the holidays? Can't get here fast enough. The Penta TP5 just didn't work out for me, the original Penta suited me better.<br />
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    GO <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smilie_tm.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smilie_tm:' /> !!!
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    ladahl wrote:
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    Thanks bud! No idea why I thought of it, but with the text above, it works <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />
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  • specimaniaspecimania Members  650WRX Points: 114Handicap: 3.5Posts: 650 Golden Tee
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    If there is a patent infringement TM may b able to argue about small and large simple patterns. I don't know of the hex is exclusive to callaway, but a dimple is a dimple. No? If TM wants that much market share price them at the current tp3 point. Sell them by the boat load. Remember when penta's were on sale? I knew few people that weren't playing them. Tp5 is a really good ball as are the penta in general. An improvement would blow my mind. TM really needs to come with quality and price. Hex black is fantastic in every way e and if they price em at 30-35 then prov dominance would end
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