TaylorMade 2021 TP5 And TP5x Golf Balls Unveiled

All the details on new TP5 and TP5x balls available to buy from 12th March.

TaylorMade 2021 TP5 And TP5x
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The brand new TP5 and TP5x balls will be available to buy from 12th March. What's new? Find out below...

TaylorMade 2021 TP5 And TP5x Golf Balls Unveiled

TaylorMade has revealed its brand new TP5 and TP5x golf balls for 2021.

The updated models feature a new Tour Flight Dimple Pattern, which has been designed to provide improved aerodynamics and carry distance for every level of golfer.

The new dimple design has a unique 'dual-radius shape' that decouples dimple volume from depth to optimise airflow around the golf ball during flight, which is said to ultimately reduce drag and promote distance.

The five-piece balls have four increasingly stiff layers wrapped in a cast urethane cover.

TaylorMade continues to use the High-Flex Material that featured in the 2019 balls, which was built to efficiently convert compression into ball speed.

The brand calls it the 'Speed-Layer System', which added speed compared to the previous generation.

TaylorMade 2021 TP5 And TP5x

Each of the TP5 and TP5x have been improved thanks to feedback from TaylorMade's tour players including World No.1 Dustin Johnson, four-time Major winner Rory McIlroy and five-time PGA Tour winner Rickie Fowler.

Engineers saw that players switched from TP5x to TP5 for enhanced greenside spin and control in the short game.

Conversely, players switched from TP5 to TP5x for the added distance and ball speed.

For those reasons, TaylorMade has produced the new 2021 TP5x with a slightly softer cast urethane cover that is said to better grip the grooves on wedges for increased spin around the greens with lower launch, while remaining the fastest Tour ball in the TaylorMade lineup.

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

TP5 still provides a softer feel of the two balls as well as increased greenside spin and a lower launch in comparison to TP5x, which is faster, longer and higher launching.

The new individual enhancements are said to give golfers performance precisely where they want it the most in both models.

The 2021 TP5 and TP5x will be available at retail on 12th March at an RRP of £49.99 per dozen.

The new TP5/TP5x Yellow will be available at retail on 9th April and the new TP5/TP5x Pix will be available from the 7th May.

Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Honma TR20

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

2 iron: Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x