How the TaylorMade TP5 golf balls are evolving in 2021?

By: February 9, 2021

Would you believe that the TaylorMade TP5 golf ball exists only for a few generations? The original 5-layer TaylorMade golf ball was launched in 2009 with the TaylorMade Penta TP.

TaylorMade was the first manufacturer to offer five-piece golf balls. TaylorMade launched the 2nd generation TaylorMade TP5 golf balls in 2020.

TaylorMade TP5 golf ball tour flight dimple pattern

Golf Datatech found

Golf equipment sales reached the third-highest annual total of all-time in 2020: $2.81 billion (vs. $2.91 billion in 2008; $2.87 billion in 2007).”

The share of the value of golf balls sales is cca. 420 million USD.

TaylorMade TP5 golf ball‘s new features in 2021

TaylorMade continued the development of its golf ball’s pattern design. Its new Tour Flight Dimple Pattern (see picture above) is intended to provide improved aerodynamics and carry distance at every level of the game.

The new dimple design has a unique dual-radius shape that decouples dimple volume from depth to optimize airflow around the golf ball during flight, ultimately reducing drag and promoting distance.  

TaylorMade TP5 golf ball technology explained

TaylorMade first set out on this path in 2017

TaylorMade first set out on this path in 2017, when TP5/TP5x debuted as the industry’s only five-layer Tour ball.

In 2019, the company wove High-Flex Material (HFM) into the construction of TP5/TP5x to more efficiently convert compression into ball speed.

Known as the Speed-Layer System, this design injected a new level of speed into TP5/TP5x compared to the prior generation. 

TaylorMade TP5 golf ball layers

The new 2021 TaylorMade TP5x golf ball has a slightly softer cast urethane cover that better grips the grooves on a wedge for an increased spin around the greens with lower launch, while remaining the fastest Tour ball in the TaylorMade lineup.

The 2021 TaylorMade TP5 golf ball now has a larger, more reactive core that delivers more ball speed while retaining the same feel and spin properties of the prior generation. 

How to choose between TP5 and TP5x golf balls?

The TP5 having a softer feel and more spin around the greens, while achieving fast ball speeds with a new reactive core that is larger than the prior generation. 

TP5x is the fastest and longest ball in the current TaylorMade lineup, with a firmer feel and higher launch on iron shots.

In addition, it has more greenside spin than the prior generation with a new and softer cast urethane cover.

TaylorMade TP5 golf ball in reality in 2021

Co-developed in conjunction with Fowler, the ClearPath Alignment™ system delivered innovation that golfers could see.

The 12 evenly spaced graphics enhanced visibility while significantly aiding in alignment on the putting green.

For 2021, the visual technology behind pix will not change. The high-visibility TP5/TP5x Yellow will feature a new enriched yellow urethane that provides added durability and while maximizing visibility.

TaylorMade TP5 & TP5x golf balls – availability

The new 2021 TaylorMade TP5 and TP5x golf balls will be available at retail on 12/03/2021 at an RRP of:

  • 49.99 GBP
  • 58 EUR
  • 549 SEK
  • 549 NOK
  • 419 DKK
  • 65 CHF per dozen.

The new TP5/TP5x Yellow will be available at retail on 09/04/2021 and the new TP5/TP5x pix will be available at retail on 07/05/2021.