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TaylorMade 2008 TP Black

 

Lower-spin players will get tour performance and faster ball speed from the TaylorMade 2008 TP Black Golf Balls. Features include a cast thermoset urethane cover to deliver predictable spin and supreme shear-resistance and 360-dimple Low-Drag Performance (LDP) for improved distance on off-center hits. The 2008 TP Black Balls feel softer than the original TP Black.

 

 

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An amazing ball!!

 

Softer than the V1x

 

Longer than ANYTHING else I have tried

 

Strong trajectory that seems to ignore the wind

 

A pinch less spin around the greens than the V1x (just perfect for me)

 

Very accurate on that low spinning wedges into tight pins

 

Love this ball... 2 thumbs up! :yes: :yes:

TaylorMade Stealth Plus 8º Driver ~ GD Tour AD IZ-5

TaylorMade Stealth Plus 14º Fairway ~ GD Tour AD IZ-7

TaylorMade M5 19º Fairway ~ GD Tour AD IZ-7

Callaway Apex UW 21º ~ PX Smoke Black RDX 80

Callaway Apex 21 Irons 5–6 ~ PX IO 6.0

Callaway Apex Pro 21 Irons 7–P ~ PX IO 6.0

Titleist Vokey SM9 Raw "Voke Handground" 50.12F • 56.08M • 62.08M ~ PX 6.0
Evnroll ER8.3 Players Mallet ~ KBS CT Tour
Titleist Pro V1x ~ #32

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I can't really fault the ball. It's high, goes far, spins well and feels fantastic.

 

I'll be buying the cheaper of this or the B330-S as my gamer for tournaments and medal games.

 

One strange thing about this ball is that it's got a massive seam... that aside, they're pretty good.

??????? ... they market them as seamless...??????

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Can anyone provide a comparison of the Black to the Red? Is the Red supposed to be softer feel but less spin?

 

Last I knew the blacks were for lower swing speeds but go higher and have pretty good spin.  I play the blacks since I was told my swing speed wasnt high enough(110mph).  The reds are I guess have a more medium trajectory for like tour calibur.  I think its like a prov1/tp black or prov1x/tp red type deal.  I can hit prov1x so after I finish this box of blacks, I'm going to try the reds and see what happens.  Other than that I like them a lot.  I've bought them for the last 3 months.  The ldp feature I think actually makes a difference because I feel I hit it bad but I might lose about 10 yards?  I think they're just as good as the prov's.

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I don't know how people like these. Feels like a rock and seems to clank off the face instead of compressing like other good premium balls.

Srixon ZX5 9* driver: Tensei CK Pro Blue
Ping G410 2h, 3h, 4h: Tensei CK Pro Blue
Srixon ZX7 5-PW: Recoil 95 (HS + lead tape)
Titleist Vokey SM7 50, 54, 58: Recoil 110
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I don't know how people like these. Feels like a rock and seems to clank off the face instead of compressing like other good premium balls.

 

 

Thanks, Godfather.....I thought I was the only person (according to boards) to feel this way!

 

I switched between the NOP, TPB, URS, and B330S this past weekend just for fun. The course wasn't busy so I had time to throw balls down on several opportunities.

 

I will admit that the Black is the longest ball by far (up to 20 yds?) on off-center hits, and when hit on the driver sweetspot, it just goes & goes & goes.

 

But when hit with a lower club (7 thru W), the thing felt like an old "Rock Flite" ball. Maybe I didn't compress it enough, have baby-soft hands, or just like marshmallows, but the other 3 I hit way out-performed the Black in the feel catagory.

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I believe that the $24.99 would be for the 2007 model, not the 2008 LDP balls.

Cobra F9 Speedback driver 9° Fujikura Atmos Tour Spec Blue 6 stiff
Cobra Speedzone 3 wood (15.5°) Tensei AV Raw Blue 65 regular
Titleist TSi2 3 hybrid (18°) Tensei AV Raw Blue HY65 regular
Titleist T300 4-PW AMT Red S300
Titleist Vokey 48-06, 52-08 (bent to 54-10) and 58-09 SM4 wedges
Ping Classic Anser 4 putter 35 inch
2021 Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x ball

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After researching this, including reading interviews with TM people, I have come to the following conclusions about the 2008 TM TP LDP balls based on my experience with the balls mentioned:

 

Black: more spin, "clickier" feeling, more like ProV1x

Red: less spin, softer feel, more like ProV1

 

With the Black, I get "stop and drop" results on most clubs into the greens and have even backed up some short irons, something I haven't done with other balls I have played including top of the line Titleists and Callaways. I am not one who plays for a lot of "check" in my short game around the green; my chipping and pitching game utilizes multiple clubs and trajectory for control. I do like the feel of the Red better off the putter.

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I had been playing the TP Red and it was great off the irons, but it flew alittle too low off the driver. Today I played the TP Black and it was phenomenal! Much better trajectory ( for me) off the driver, almost exactly same distances on all clubs except maybe a wee bit shorter off the wedges, and great feel on the putter. I also got consistent backspin off my wedges, which was an unexpected bonus. Game, set , match.

[font=georgia,serif][i][b]Taylormade M6 10.5 / Fujikura Ventus Red 50[/b][/i][/font]
[font=georgia,serif][i][b] Titleist TSi 2 Fairway 15.0 / [/b][b]Tenzei Blue 60[/b]
[b]Mizuno CLK 19 Hybrid / Tenzie Red 70
Mizuno JPX 921 HM Pro 4-GW / Project X LZ 5.5 [/b]
[b]Titleist Vokey SM8 5608M / 6012D / Dyn Gold[/b][/i][/font]
[font="georgia, serif"][b][i]Scotty Cameron Select Newport 3[/i][/b][/font]
[font=georgia,serif][i][b]Taylormade TP5 [/b]
[b]The Club at Savannah Harbor, Savannah, Georgia [/b][/i][/font]

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This is a great ball. Very solid. Pretty surprising actually.

DRIVER:  Callaway Rogue ST 10.5

FAIRWAYS:  Callaway Rogue ST 3, 9, 11 Fairway Woods

HYBRIDS:  Callaway Big Bertha 3 Hybrid, Rogue ST 4 Hybrid

IRONS:  Callaway Rogue ST 4-AW

WEDGES:  Callaway Jaws Raw 50 S Grind, 54 S Grind, 58 Z Grind 

PUTTER:  Odyssey Toulon Las Vegas

BACKUPS:  Odyssey Toulon Garage Le Mans Tri-Hot 5K Double Wide, MannKrafted Custom, Slighter Custom

BALL:  Testing

A man has to have options!

 

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The TP Black flies higher and spins more. The TP Red flies lower and spins less. Both about the same distance off the driver, the red being a hair longer.

[font=georgia,serif][i][b]Taylormade M6 10.5 / Fujikura Ventus Red 50[/b][/i][/font]
[font=georgia,serif][i][b] Titleist TSi 2 Fairway 15.0 / [/b][b]Tenzei Blue 60[/b]
[b]Mizuno CLK 19 Hybrid / Tenzie Red 70
Mizuno JPX 921 HM Pro 4-GW / Project X LZ 5.5 [/b]
[b]Titleist Vokey SM8 5608M / 6012D / Dyn Gold[/b][/i][/font]
[font="georgia, serif"][b][i]Scotty Cameron Select Newport 3[/i][/b][/font]
[font=georgia,serif][i][b]Taylormade TP5 [/b]
[b]The Club at Savannah Harbor, Savannah, Georgia [/b][/i][/font]

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The compression is lower on the balls made now vs. the old days of 90 & 100. My swing speed isn't much faster than yours (105 on a really good day) and I hit the red pretty far. I've been playing the black lately and it spins way more around the green, flies higher, but is a tad shorter. If you hit the ball high and generate good spin with the shorter clubs, you might try the red as you'll probably gain a club in distance off your irons.

[font=georgia,serif][i][b]Taylormade M6 10.5 / Fujikura Ventus Red 50[/b][/i][/font]
[font=georgia,serif][i][b] Titleist TSi 2 Fairway 15.0 / [/b][b]Tenzei Blue 60[/b]
[b]Mizuno CLK 19 Hybrid / Tenzie Red 70
Mizuno JPX 921 HM Pro 4-GW / Project X LZ 5.5 [/b]
[b]Titleist Vokey SM8 5608M / 6012D / Dyn Gold[/b][/i][/font]
[font="georgia, serif"][b][i]Scotty Cameron Select Newport 3[/i][/b][/font]
[font=georgia,serif][i][b]Taylormade TP5 [/b]
[b]The Club at Savannah Harbor, Savannah, Georgia [/b][/i][/font]

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I have got to say that I am a true believer in the TP Black, off the tee it is the longest for me(beats out Prov1x, Tour IX, B-330), and doesn't spin as much as the Prov1x which I love. Great ball and I will be playing this ball for a while, just ordered 12 boxes of the TP Blacks with my own personal #

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I have been experimenting with "newer" balls recently, have enjoyed hitting the Srixon Z-star but went back to the Taylormade TP Black and have to say I had forgotten just how great this ball is. If there is a better ball for my game then I haven't found it and I have hit quite a few.

Driver = Titleist TSR2 Tour AD IZ Stiff 

Hybrid = Taylormade Stealth Plus 18* Smoke Red RDX 6.0
Irons = 4 iron Callaway TCB DG S300

             5-PW Callaway Apex MB 2021 DG S300
Wedges = Bettinardi HLX 3.0 51*

                  Taylormade MG3 TW 56*

                  Nike SV Tour 60*

Putter = Odyssey White Hot OG 1WS

Ball = Bridgestone Tour B RXS or Taylormade Tour Response Stripe 

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I have been searching for a good all around ball, but refuse to pay 40-45 a dozen. I have tried several and liked the Bridgestone b330S the best but they have gone over the $40 mark retail. I was able to play the older version of the TM TP reds and liked them. I picked up 3 dozen TM TP blacks after reading the GOlf magazine ball test. The numbers looked good. I liked the ball off the driver, and irons. I was able to control distance very good with the ball. The only thing I was a little disapointed with is the spin around the greens. This ball does not check like the ProV1x or the 330S. I am an one that usually spins the ball alot off the irons and wedge. This ball would hit and go a foot or two. Which is good because the Prov's spin too much for me.

 

OK after playing three or four rounds with this ball it does well from tee to green. Stop good with full iron shots. BUT around the greens this ball just doesn't check for me when chipping. It runs out like a rock ball. Absolutly zero check for me when chipping, which suprised me because I usually spin the heck out of the ball. Going back to the Bridgestone.

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