Even in the midst of several high-profile
golf club introductions, TaylorMade Golf made
sure not to forget about its golf ball line as it
also brought out a pair of new offerings under
the Penta brand.
First comes an upgrade to the five-layer
Penta TP ball the company introduced two
years ago. The big difference with this version,
called Penta TP5, is a softer core that has 28
percent lower compression, and is designed
to produce lower driver spin for more distance
and softer feel.
According to John Kawaja, TaylorMade
executive vice president, the TP5’s faster outer
mantle and thin urethane cover also work to
give players just the right amount
of spin in the scoring zone,
so that those golfers
with slower swing
speeds can find
get up and
TaylorMade Penta TP3
“This ball was created for our tour pros,
yet we believe it is a great ball for every level
of player,” he says, adding that the company
expects nearly every member of its tour staff,
from Dustin Johnson and Jason Day to Martin
Kaymer and Darren Clarke, will make the transition to the new TP5.
At the same time, TaylorMade has released
a brand new golf ball under the Penta name,
the TP3, one that company officials describe
as “tour caliber” and say is geared to promote
increased spin on iron and wedge shots. It,
too, features a cast thermoset urethane cover
and utilizes the company’s proprietary REACT
core technology. But the Penta TP3 comes with
three-piece construction and is sold at a less-than-premium price point.
Says Kawaja: “Golfers are all different and
require variations in their equipment to best
suit their games. The added spin from the TP3
will offer more control for a wider range of golfers while maintaining distance off the tee.” l
Introducing the alternative to bringing greens closer to you. The new RAZR Fit.
It’s the ;rst driver to incorporate meaningful adjustability without sacri;cing an
ounce of performance. Which, at Callaway, is one feature we’ve never been
willing to compromise.