How much is the new TaylorMade Tour Response golf ball worth to the average golfer?

By: March 22, 2022

It just bothers me how much TaylorMade emphasizes its new TaylorMade Tour Response golf balls have got tour-proven technologies and features?

TaylorMade integrated into the new TaylorMade Tour Response golf balls

  • the Tour Flight Dimple Pattern seen in TP5/TP5x: added to Tour Response for the 1st time.
  • the new 360° ClearPath Alignment with Tour Response Stripe™. 

TaylorMade Tour Response still retains a soft feel and 100% cast urethane cover.

TaylorMade Tour Response_Tour_Flight

Compared to the previous generation of TaylorMade dimple patterns, the new dimple profile/shape creates TaylorMade’s most aerodynamic dimple pattern producing improved carry distance on all types of shots. 

TaylorMade Tour Response features a unique dual-radius dimple shape that decouples dimple volume from depth to optimize airflow around the golf ball during flight, ultimately reducing drag, optimizing lift, and promoting distance. 

The 2022 TaylorMade Tour Response features also Speedmantle™ with HFM (High Flex Modulus). A firmer second layer surrounding the inner low compression core helps the ball explode off the face with increased face interaction maximizing energy transfer at impact producing faster ball speeds.

TaylorMade Tour Response_HFM_Speedmantle

With the addition of the Tour Flight Dimple pattern, Tour Response technology now exhibits even more technology that is in TP5/TP5x golf balls.

To measure the effectiveness of a new cover, TaylorMade engineers utilized a combination of material property testing, robot, and player performance testing.

That research showed that in addition to increased durability, the new cover material is 12% softer and 36% more flexible than the previous material.

The 2022 Tour Response ball also features a low 70-compression design with a Hi-Spring core made for pushing the boundaries of ball speed in a soft feeling golf ball. 

TaylorMade Tour Response golf balls packshot

TaylorMade Tour Response – Pricing & Availability

TaylorMade Tour Response and Tour Response Stripe are both available at retail on March 18 with an MSRP of $39.99 USD. Tour Response is available in white and high visibility yellow, with an all-new enriched yellow urethane cover to help prevent chipped paint and provide bright visibility.

Wilson Triad vs TaylorMade Tour Response

Maybe I’m not mistaken much when I say the performance of the two golf balls is hardly different. Maybe this is the time to think differently of Wilson Golf.

TaylorMade Tour Response_Comparison