I have been hitting the new Taylor Made Penta TP golf ball for about a month now. I wasn’t unhappy with the ball I have been hitting for over a year, but I fell prey to the great marketing machine and had to try this new “five layer” ball. I was neither disappointed or impressed with this ball. I did wonder how many layers is enough for a golf ball? Is five enough or will we get to a ten layer ball and then what would the first layer be?
Adding a fifth layer produced the same results as adding a fifth blade to my razor – sounds good but not really sure I noticed the difference. I think the Penta TP is surely as good as the Titleist Pro V1, Callaway Touri or my ball of choice, the Srixon Z-Star. The Penta TP is a little more expensive and I the performance did not warrant spending the extra $10.00 a dozen. [Read more →]