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2024 TP5 Durability


Alkora

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Hi Folks,

I was excited about the 2024 TP5 and picked up 8 dozen for the year after some trackman fittings for balls.  However, after about 15 rounds or so, I've really noticed these balls have no durability in the sand.  Seems like 2 sand shots and the covers get really destroyed.  I get pieces of the cover coming off like flaps.  Just wondering if anyone else has seen this with these new balls?

 

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JJ

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1 hour ago, Alkora said:

Hi Folks,

I was excited about the 2024 TP5 and picked up 8 dozen for the year after some trackman fittings for balls.  However, after about 15 rounds or so, I've really noticed these balls have no durability in the sand.  Seems like 2 sand shots and the covers get really destroyed.  I get pieces of the cover coming off like flaps.  Just wondering if anyone else has seen this with these new balls?

TM sent me a couple of sample packs of the new TP5 and TP5x. The TP5 was too spinny to be seriously considered, but the TP5x is a great ball performance-wise. If I were a tour player and didn't have to pay for them? I'd be very happy. But I was only getting 4-5 holes out of a ball before the cover was scuffing. Sometimes, even just a clean wedge strike from the fairway was enough to pull it out of play 😕

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3-wood: :taylormade-small: SIM 15* with Diamana Limited 75S
5-wood: :cobra-small: RADspeed 18.5* with Motore X F3 60S
2i: :srixon-small: ZX with SteelFiber i95 Stiff

4hy: :titleist-small: TS3 23* with Tensei AV Blue 70 S
4i-7i :srixon-small: ZX7, 8i-PW Z-Forged, Modus3 Tour 120 S
50*, 55* :cleveland-small: RTX 6 Modus3 Tour 125
60* :cleveland-small: RTX Full Face ZipCore DG Spinner S400
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Ball: :callaway-small: Chrome Tour (but I might still have some :titleist-small: Left Dashes hanging around)
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Agree the TP5 is soft and might not make it a full round but I stick with the TP5x and will go a full round no problem. Unless it hits a cart path, tree or something odd, I have not encountered any chunks missing or the such. After 18 holes yes I'll probably toss it or throw in the practice bin at home. I've been playing TP5x's for about 5 yrs. 

Driver: :taylormade-small: Stealth Plus, 9* turned 9.75*, Stiff, Mitsubishi Kuro Kage 60g, Cut 1" Short

Hybrid: :adams-small: Pro 2 Hybrid 18* Aldila Tour 75g Stiff 

Driving Iron: Akira Mi118 Prototype Utility 2 Iron

Irons: :taylormade-small: P790, 4-GW Dynamic Gold, Stiff

Wedges: :cleveland-small: RTX Zipcore MID 56* & 60*, Bent 2* upright

Putter: :nevercompromise-small: GM2 Exchange 2 Mallet, Center Shaft, Super Stroke 2.0

Ball: :taylormade-small: TP5x

Technology: Blue Tees Golf Series 3 Max Rangefinder

Bag: :sunmountain: Boom 14-Way Cart Bag

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1 hour ago, Eltrain41 said:

Agree the TP5 is soft and might not make it a full round but I stick with the TP5x and will go a full round no problem. Unless it hits a cart path, tree or something odd, I have not encountered any chunks missing or the such. After 18 holes yes I'll probably toss it or throw in the practice bin at home. I've been playing TP5x's for about 5 yrs. 

 

... I have not played the TP5 but the '24 TP5x has been extremely durable for me. Desert courses are usually sand based and the luster of the ball can diminish over 18 holes. I have played several rounds with  TP5x and it still looked almost new after 18. That's good news for me because I love the performance. I do start every round with a new ball so my primary concern is durability for 18 holes. 

Driver:     :taylormade-small:    Qi10 10.5* ... AutoFlex Dream 7 SF405
Fairway:  :taylormade-small:    Qi10 5 wood ... Kai'li Blue 60R
Hybrids:  :ping-small:        G430 Hybrid 22*... Diamana LTD 65r  
Irons:       :titleist-small:           '23 T200 4-9i ... Steelfiber i95r
Wedges:  :taylormade-small:     MG3 46*/50*/54* MG4 58* ... Steelfiber i95r
Putter:     :cobra-small:    Sport-60 33" 
Ball:          :taylormade-small:     '24 TP5x 

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I just went to a Taylor Made fitting and was given 4 of their new golf balls to try.  The fitter told me that one of the changes was a more durable cover.  I will play them soon and report back.  

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Interestingly, I tried a TP5 today for the first time in the hi-vis option. Which I've never done before just had a wild hare. I'm not sure what I expected but I felt like it could have held up a bit better. Maybe the white?

It was good to learn that these aren't it for me.

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I have been playing the 2024 TP5 and they are not as durable as the Srixon I was playing before but they have easily made it a full round, even on a round I hit a few trees. I have gone multiple rounds as well. 

WITB:

Driver: Titleist TSR3 :titleist-small: with TPT Nitro 15Hi 

5 wood: Calloway Paradym Triple Diamond :callaway-small: with TPT Power 15Lo

Driving Iron: Tour Edge Exotics EXS Ti-Utility :tour-edge:

Hybrid: PXG 0317X Gen2 hybrid :PXG: with TPT Power 15Lo

Irons: Takomo 101T :Takomo: with Nippon Modus 120 shafts :Nippon:

Wedges: Celveland RTX4 50 Degree, Calloway Jaws Raw 58 degree Z grind and 54 degree S grind

Putter: Edel EAS 4.0 :edel-golf-1:

Ball: Srixon Z Star Diamond / Z Star XV :srixon-small:

Official 2024 TPT Shaft Test

 

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There is an entire testing thread for this year's TP5/5x still running. I'm one of the testers and I got the yellow version of the TP5. I am not having any durability issues, and the last few rounds I've hit my fair share of trees. But you can check out that thread from more details from the other testers.

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Driver: PXG 0211 10.5* 

Fairway: Titleist 917 F3 15*

Hybrid: Adams Idea Pro Boxer Gold 18*

Irons: MacGregor MT-86 Pro

Wedges: Vokey 50/54/58

Putter: SeeMore X2 Costa del Mar

Ball: Srixon Z-Star

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