TaylorMade Unveils 2024 TP5 and TP5x Golf Balls

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When choosing a golf ball we are all chasing that elite combination of distance off the tee plus receptive greenside spin and a softer feel. Since debuting in 2017, the TP5/TP5x franchise has consistently delivered premium results at every level of the game. The 5-layer construction has continually evolved to enhance tee-to-green performance with new game enhancing feel and a host of visual technologies that boost alignment, distance, wind stability and green side control.

For 2024, TaylorMade have added a new material to the core of its new TP5 and TP5x balls which has helped them to decouple the relationship between speed and feel meaning its most-premium balls could be made faster but feel softer. After taking three years instead of the typical two years to release an update to the 2021 TP5 and TP5x balls, TaylorMade feels that it has struck the perfect balance between speed and feel and developed a way to give players more of both.

The all-new Speed Wrapped Core that impacts sound, feel and overall performance, creating TaylorMade’s fastest (TP5x) and softest feeling (TP5) tour balls to date.

In 2019, TaylorMade introduced the Speed-Layer System, incorporating High-Flex Material (HFM) into the TP5/TP5x construction, unlocking new levels of speed for all golfers. In 2021, the brand built upon this legacy by introducing the Tour Flight Dimple Pattern, a design innovation that aimed to maximise aerodynamics, reduce wind resistance and add carry distance.

Continuing a trend of innovation and engineering, the 2024 TP5/TP5x relies on a combination of new technologies to provide the biggest jumps in performance to date. The most impactful change is the first-of-its-kind Speed Wrapped Core, which produces a softer sound with better feel while paving the way for a faster overall construction. In the 2024 TP5/TP5x, the use of core materials as the central element of decoupling feel and distance represents a game-breaking innovation in golf ball design.

“Our learnings from countless player and Tour tests show that golfers, unsurprisingly, favor a softer more muted sound with added distance. Historically, the challenge has been the inability to improve one without negatively impacting the other. With this understanding, we’ve evolved our golf ball design process by uniquely decoupling feel and speed through material advancement, a complete departure from the conventional. The material-level advancement positions our TP5/TP5x family as having the best feel in the industry with faster constructions.” Michael Fox, Senior Director of Product Creation, Golf Balls

This year marks a critical evolution of the patented Speed Gradient construction that defines the TP5/TP5x franchise. In the 2024 TP5/TP5x, TaylorMade incorporated a new progressive 5-layer design fuelled by the Speed Wrapped Core, which optimises variable stiffness between the core and mantle layers.

This results in reduced spin on drivers and long irons while enhancing spin control for wedges. It is this variability in driver and wedge spin that maximises the capabilities of five-layer technology and allows the new TP5/TP5x to maintain its leadership position as the most complete tour ball.

The Difference Between TP5 & TP5x

TP5 and TP5x represent two distinct choices that cater to different player preferences. The TP5, TaylorMade’s softest 5-layer Tour ball, offers a notably softer feel with enhanced spin around the green. This ball fits golfers who prioritise touch and feel in their short game, providing responsive and precise control.  The new TP5 provides lower driver spin than the prior generation but maintains its best-in-class greenside performance.

TP5x emerges as TaylorMade’s fastest 5-layer Tour ball. This design prioritises ball speed, making it the ideal choice for golfers seeking increased velocity off the clubface. The new TP5x also sees a reduction in driver and long iron spin, with a focus on distance while maintaining greenside control. It delivers unmatched performance for players seeking lower driver spin while also delivering faster ball speeds than the prior gen product.

While both 2024 models boast decreased spin on drivers and long irons with maintained wedge spin (compared to the previous generation), spin variance is still the greatest differentiator between TP5 and TP5x. TP5 generates more spin on wedge shots, with TP5x producing less spin on drives and long iron shots in addition to a flatter trajectory.

Ultimately, the choice between the TP5 and TP5x hinges on individual playing styles and preferences, as TaylorMade provides golfers the flexibility to select a ball that aligns with their specific needs. Whether one prioritises a softer feel and enhanced spin or seeks maximum ball speed, TaylorMade’s TP5 and TP5x provide solutions for a wide range of players without sacrificing any tee-to-green performance.

All-New TP5/TP5x pix with ClearPath Alignment

The 2024 TP5/TP5x pix golf balls build on the visual technology of ClearPath Alignment, which is the most played all-over print visual technology on Tour. Compared to previous generations, the new model features a longer centreline and additional colour contrast, offering golfers easier alignment and more precise feedback on the green.

In response to consumer and Tour feedback, the new pix graphic has shifted from a “motion” triangle to a diamond shape and has been rearranged with a more centralised orange colour palate. This adjustment adds more colour and strategically moves black elements away from the centreline, enhancing visibility and making alignment even more user-friendly.

This next-gen ClearPath Alignment represents a significant leap in visual innovation, providing improved visibility and delivering Tour-proven functionality to assist with alignment on the green and evaluate the quality of putting strokes. Inspired by insights from some of the game’s most talented players, this technology is a testament to TaylorMade’s commitment to performance, precision and the non-traditional. The TP5/TP5x pix, with its multi-colour, high-contrast graphics, ensures exceptional visibility in all conditions, further enhancing the golfer’s experience on the course.

New Stock Options

TaylorMade is set to elevate its renowned TP5 pix limited edition program, noted for such iconic designs like TP5 pix Pickle and TP5 pix Poker. This expansion brings select offerings to limited retail outlets and TaylorMadeGolf.com. Moreover, the MySymbol collection will see a significant boost with fresh personalised logo options and an exciting array of 20 retail-exclusive designs. In addition, Team TaylorMade athletes are actively crafting unique MySymbol designs to showcase their personalities and interests with these exclusive designs scheduled to make their debut on tours in 2024.

Pricing & Availability

The 2024 TP5 and TP5x are available now at an RRP of €63 per dozen. The new TP5/TP5x pix will also be available at an RRP of €65

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