What makes the new TaylorMade TP5 golf balls so incredibly fast?

By: February 19, 2024

As I prepare to unveil the latest TaylorMade TP5 golf balls, let me take a moment to reflect on the incredible innovations that have transformed this model over the past five years:

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

The most impactful change in the latest TaylorMade TP5 and TP5x golf balls is the first-of-its-kind Speed Wrapped Core, which produces

  • a softer sound with a better feel while
  • paving the way for faster overall construction.
TaylorMade TP5 golf ball lifestyle photo golf course

The Speed Wrapped Core optimizes variable stiffness between the core and mantle layers.

In the 2024 TaylorMade TP5/TP5x (5-layer design), the use of core materials as the central element of decoupling feel and distance represents a game-breaking innovation in golf ball design.

This results in reduced spin on drivers and long irons while enhancing spin control for wedges.

This variability in driver and wedge spin maximizes the capabilities of five-layer technology and allows the new TaylorMade TP5/TP5x to maintain its leadership position as the complete tour ball.

TaylorMade TP5 vs TP5x – the differences

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 prioritize touch and feel in their short game, providing responsive and precise control.

The new TaylorMade TP5 provides lower driver spin than the prior generation but maintains its best-in-class greenside performance.

TaylorMade TP5x golf ball

TP5x emerges as TaylorMade’s fastest 5-layer Tour ball. This design prioritizes 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. 

The spin variance is still the greatest differentiator between TP5 and TP5x.

TaylorMade TP5 generates more spin on wedge shots, with TP5x producing less spin on drives and long iron shots in addition to a flatter trajectory.

TaylorMade TP5 – Pricing, Availability

The 2024 TP5 and TP5x are available at an MSRP of $54.99 USD per dozen.

The new TaylorMade TP5/TP5x pix and TP5/TP5x Yellow will also be available at an RRP of £44.99 / €63 / 699SEK / 699NOK / 449DKK / 63CHF per dozen.

The new TP5/TP5x pix will also be available at an RRP of £47.99 / €65 / 729SEK / 729NOK / 479DKK / 65CHF per dozen.

TaylorMade TP5 golf ball packshot