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  • joliver233joliver233 Members  354WRX Points: 53Posts: 354 Greens
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    Socrates wrote:



    I trust my local pro shop guy complicity, he knows I only swing driver about a 100mph, but knew I was looking for more height with my woods. The TP5X is ridiculously easy to hit for an €œX. Such a better ball than the ProV1x and even the ProV1, and it is not really close for me at least. I am going to have to buy a few more dozen with the sale going on.


    What? Are you and your pro shop guy going on a crime spree? Pretty sure you meant "explicitly." image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />




    I'm pretty sure he either meant implicitly or completely. That's the only thing I can think.
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    Socrates wrote:



    I trust my local pro shop guy complicity, he knows I only swing driver about a 100mph, but knew I was looking for more height with my woods. The TP5X is ridiculously easy to hit for an ¤½X. Such a better ball than the ProV1x and even the ProV1, and it is not really close for me at least. I am going to have to buy a few more dozen with the sale going on.


    What? Are you and your pro shop guy going on a crime spree? Pretty sure you meant "explicitly." image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />


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    joliver233 wrote:

    Socrates wrote:



    I trust my local pro shop guy complicity, he knows I only swing driver about a 100mph, but knew I was looking for more height with my woods. The TP5X is ridiculously easy to hit for an ¤½X. Such a better ball than the ProV1x and even the ProV1, and it is not really close for me at least. I am going to have to buy a few more dozen with the sale going on.


    What? Are you and your pro shop guy going on a crime spree? Pretty sure you meant "explicitly." image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />




    I'm pretty sure he either meant implicitly or completely. That's the only thing I can think.


    Or that. Both work, but implicitly likely is better.
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    When you are drafting legal memorandum and on GolfWRX at the same time. FML...


    No worries. As long as you don’t accidentally quote a Rule of Golf in a brief instead of legal precedent.
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  • sevenfouratesevenfourate Devotee of OCD ENGLAND.Members  1887WRX Points: 141Handicap: pedPosts: 1,887 Platinum Tees
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    I've never been so disappointed with a TM golfball as per the current TP5-X. And i've been a sole Taylormade golf-ball user since they re-launched in the premium market in 2006.



    TP Reds, LDP's etc all seemed primarily (For me) to be plenty long enough, to spin well from 40 yards in [And living right by the sea] never balloon. Some versions were a little more hardy in reference the cover shearing, some felt a little softer. Perhaps. But more than anything they flat out performed.



    The 2018 TP5-X is the complete opposite. Goes well off the long clubs. And that's it. Feels rank on less than a half-shots, very-very average around the greens. Clicky as heck off the putter. And doesn't even resist scuffing that well to boot !



    I've 'just' changed / started trying other balls. But am so ready to go back to a TM offering if they change and improve. Not just change for change sake.
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    It's kind of annoying that these ball manufacturers make different color balls that thye don't sell in US.



    TM with yellow TP5x and Srixon with orange zstars
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    Socrates wrote:



    I trust my local pro shop guy complicity, he knows I only swing driver about a 100mph, but knew I was looking for more height with my woods. The TP5X is ridiculously easy to hit for an ¤½X. Such a better ball than the ProV1x and even the ProV1, and it is not really close for me at least. I am going to have to buy a few more dozen with the sale going on.


    What? Are you and your pro shop guy going on a crime spree? Pretty sure you meant "explicitly." image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />


    I would prefer you utilize the Socratic method per your namesake rather than giving him the answer outright...
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    moodogg98 wrote:

    Socrates wrote:



    I trust my local pro shop guy complicity, he knows I only swing driver about a 100mph, but knew I was looking for more height with my woods. The TP5X is ridiculously easy to hit for an ¤½X. Such a better ball than the ProV1x and even the ProV1, and it is not really close for me at least. I am going to have to buy a few more dozen with the sale going on.


    What? Are you and your pro shop guy going on a crime spree? Pretty sure you meant "explicitly." image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />


    I would prefer you utilize the Socratic method per your namesake rather than giving him the answer outright...


    He can't , it's a conspiracy !
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  • Clarinetmonster2Clarinetmonster2 Members  67WRX Points: 0Handicap: 4Posts: 67
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    I did a ball test at my local PGA Superstore a few weeks ago inspired by those Rick Shiels ball test videos. I hit balls with full 54 deg, 7i and driver and compared spin/ball speed etc. The 4 balls were:



    TP5X

    Prov1X

    Chrome Soft Truvis

    Srixon Z-star



    What I found was that the TP5X and ProV1X were in a different league compared to the other 2 balls when it comes to lower spin/higher ball speed off the driver and higher spin off the wedges/irons. They were both about 3-4 mph faster off the driver consistently with lower spin than Chrome Soft and Z Star. The Z Star came in last for me as it spun higher off the driver and lower off the wedge/7i. Of course as always, YMMV. For reference, my swingspeed averages 110 with the driver.



    I didn't test them all head to head on short game shots/putting but I am gaming the ProV1X and TP5X and alternating. My take is the ProV feel very slightly softer on putts and shots around the green but I don't find the TP5X to be too clicky - or it just doesn't bother me as the results have been quite good so far.
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    I do not find the TP5x clicky at all off a putter with an insert. Not sure about a milled face putter.
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    I did a ball test at my local PGA Superstore a few weeks ago inspired by those Rick Shiels ball test videos. I hit balls with full 54 deg, 7i and driver and compared spin/ball speed etc. The 4 balls were:



    TP5X

    Prov1X

    Chrome Soft Truvis

    Srixon Z-star



    What I found was that the TP5X and ProV1X were in a different league compared to the other 2 balls when it comes to lower spin/higher ball speed off the driver and higher spin off the wedges/irons. They were both about 3-4 mph faster off the driver consistently with lower spin than Chrome Soft and Z Star. The Z Star came in last for me as it spun higher off the driver and lower off the wedge/7i. Of course as always, YMMV. For reference, my swingspeed averages 110 with the driver.



    I didn't test them all head to head on short game shots/putting but I am gaming the ProV1X and TP5X and alternating. My take is the ProV feel very slightly softer on putts and shots around the green but I don't find the TP5X to be too clicky - or it just doesn't bother me as the results have been quite good so far.
    not be be captain obvious but you compared 2 “x’s” vs 2 softer versions, any reason you didn’t test against the XV or CSX?
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  • LaymanMLaymanM Cincinnati, OHMembers  2211WRX Points: 302Handicap: 7Posts: 2,211 Platinum Tees
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    Bought 4 dozen TP5's today. I dont want a new ball lol
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    I find the current Project A to be a better all round ball to either of these. Don't think I could justify any extra $20 for a dozen from the testing I have done.
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    billp wrote:


    I find the current Project A to be a better all round ball to either of these. Don't think I could justify any extra $20 for a dozen from the testing I have done.


    That’s why not everyone should play the same ball. Some just play better with something else.



    For me, though, I found the TP5X held its line better in the air than the ProV1x. That means more greens hit for me.
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    Socrates wrote:

    billp wrote:


    I find the current Project A to be a better all round ball to either of these. Don't think I could justify any extra $20 for a dozen from the testing I have done.


    That’s why not everyone should play the same ball. Some just play better with something else.



    For me, though, I found the TP5X held its line better in the air than the ProV1x. That means more greens hit for me.




    I agree wholeheartedly with this. I'm playing my best golf with the TP5X, especially ball striking.
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    Socrates wrote:

    billp wrote:


    I find the current Project A to be a better all round ball to either of these. Don't think I could justify any extra $20 for a dozen from the testing I have done.


    That’s why not everyone should play the same ball. Some just play better with something else.



    For me, though, I found the TP5X held its line better in the air than the ProV1x. That means more greens hit for me.




    I agree wholeheartedly with this. I'm playing my best golf with the TP5X, especially ball striking.


    question on these 2 comments



    hold the line - what does that mean exactly

    - tp5x better in the wind?

    - tp5x less sidespin and hence less dispersion on whatever action you put on it?



    thanks

    very interested in this

    appreciated
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    Morry wrote:

    Socrates wrote:

    billp wrote:


    I find the current Project A to be a better all round ball to either of these. Don't think I could justify any extra $20 for a dozen from the testing I have done.


    That’s why not everyone should play the same ball. Some just play better with something else.



    For me, though, I found the TP5X held its line better in the air than the ProV1x. That means more greens hit for me.




    I agree wholeheartedly with this. I'm playing my best golf with the TP5X, especially ball striking.


    question on these 2 comments



    hold the line - what does that mean exactly

    - tp5x better in the wind?

    - tp5x less sidespin and hence less dispersion on whatever action you put on it?



    thanks

    very interested in this

    appreciated




    Both are correct, for me. The TP5x is a high flyer, but on windy days I have seen it less effected by wind. When I put a bad shot on the ball it makes my miss less pronounced than it would be with other balls I have played.



    The X for me is the human X in that I shouldn’t be playing an X based on swing speed, but it clicks on the performance and feel buttons for me as a player. Otherwise, I would be playing a standard ProV1 which seems to the the closest performer for my game.
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  • Popeye64Popeye64 Members  1074WRX Points: 239Handicap: .2Posts: 1,074 Platinum Tees
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    It's a shame they feel they have to change this ball. Just leave it alone!!
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    Popeye64 wrote:


    It's a shame they feel they have to change this ball. Just leave it alone!!




    how do you know it's changed?
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    Popeye64 wrote:


    It's a shame they feel they have to change this ball. Just leave it alone!!




    how do you know it's changed?
    Well I dont and that would be a fairly devious way of reintroducing a ball.
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    grm24 wrote:

    cristphoto wrote:


    I truly hope Taylor Made doesn't mess too much with the TP5X as its a great ball. If they do mess it up I'll load up on the current model. That's one good thing TM does that Titleist doesn't is put their prior models on sale.
    Titleist does mark down the prior model Pro-V1 line when they release a new version. They sell the prior version for $39.99


    Here in Australia ProVs are slightly marked down at the end of a product cycle,but are still higher than other OEMs full price. They can get away with it cause they sell so fast they never have big backlogs of stock.

    I'll be happy to see a new tp5. It will give me a chance to stock up on current model,which is the ball Id play if they were all free.
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    TM sure has changed since it was gobbled by a hedge fund. no leaks,No news on anew golf ball. Heck, they're getting Ping-like..or is that "lite" ?? image/smilie_tm.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smilie_tm:' /> image/WTF.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':WTF:' />
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    Testing at our club with rollout announced on Dec 13th with the M5 M6 prelaunch
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    LIke I said, the cover needs fixing and the sight line irritated some (not me). The ball is fine. It just shows all the marks on the outside.
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    TP5’s are now $80 Cdn for 2 dozen. That’s under $30 US a dozen.
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    taylorx300 wrote:






    Well, hello there new TP5x/TP5!



    I’d love to see the side stamp!
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    I know the stamp changed but can’t remember what it looks like, sorry.
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    taylorx300 wrote:


    I know the stamp changed but can’t remember what it looks like, sorry.




    No worries! The picture above is enough!
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