TaylorMade Tour Response and Soft Response Balls Launched

All the details on the two new performance golf balls from TaylorMade

TaylorMade Tour Response and Soft Response Balls Launched

TaylorMade has launched the new Tour Response and Soft Response Balls said to offer different levels of performance at a lower price point

TaylorMade Tour Response and Soft Response Balls Launched

TaylorMade has unveiled two new ball models to sit under the TP5 and TP5x offering all-round performance a lower price point.

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The Tour Response is a three-piece ball with a high-spring, 40-compression core made from elastic materials designed to maximize energy transfer for more distance.

A firmer second layer surrounds the soft inner core and allows for increased speed while keeping spin low off the tee.

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A cast urethane cover allows the grooves of the wedge to better grip the golf ball for increased greenside spin. A crosslinking chemical reaction forms the urethane material, which creates an irreversible link for improved shear resistance and greater durability while also improving the feel.

For golfers with moderate swing speeds seeking all-round performance with a softer feel, TaylorMade has created the Soft Response ball.

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It is also a three-piece ball with a ZnO Flex 35-compression core to maximize energy transfer. It also features a unique Extended Flight Dimple pattern, with shallower U-shaped dimple promoting decreased drag and increased lift, allowing the ball to stay in the air longer at lower spin rates.

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A soft ionomer cover increases green-side feel, but also achieves improved scuff resistance, shear resistance and overall durability.

The Tour Response comes in white and yellow and has an RRP of £39.99 per dozen. The Soft Response comes in white, yellow and pink with an RRP of £24.99 per dozen. Both balls are available now.

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Joel Tadman
Technical Editor

Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.


One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 87 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 3.3.


Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: TaylorMade P770, 4-7 iron, TaylorMade P7MC 8-PW 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 50°, 54° and a Titleist Vokey SM9 60° lob wedge 

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2021 Titleist Pro V1x