TaylorMade Project (S) Ball

Joel Tadman puts the Project (s) ball through its paces on the course.

TaylorMade Project (S) Ball Review
Golf Monthly Verdict

Best suited to lower-swing speeds, the Project (S) gives soft feel as well as low spin. At £24.99 it offers good value as well.

Reasons to buy
  • +

    Good value, decent long game performance and durability.

Reasons to avoid
  • -

    Does't spin as much around the greens compared to most other balls.

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TaylorMade Project (S) Ball Review - Joel Tadman puts the ball through its paces on the course.

TaylorMade Project (S) Ball Review

This ball is aimed at budget-conscious golfers who prioritise a soft feel.

Key Technology The ‘s’ in Project (s) stands for soft feel, but it is also designed to offer low driver spin thanks to the Dual-Distance core, which decreases the overall compression for soft feel while also maintaining high ball speed. A soft ionomer cover improves feel and control around the green, while the high-lift 342LDP dimple pattern reduces drag throughout the ball’s flight for more distance.

RELATED: TaylorMade TP5 v Project (s) v Project (a) Ball Test

GM Verdict The Project (s) unquestionably provides the softest feel of all TaylorMade golf balls on every club through the bag. It is better suited to lower-swing-speed players off the tee, who will benefit most from the low- compression design and low spin.

We found the ball to be flying higher with the irons

 

We found it to be impressive on iron shots, offering a high ball flight with low spin that will keep it moving into the wind. It doesn’t spin quite as much around the green as balls with a more premium cover material, like Project (a) and TP5, meaning you have to allow for a little extra run on chips and pitches, but there’s a degree of grab when you nip it cleanly from tight lies.

The Project (s) comes in a variety of finishes

But as an overall package, there’s some good value here for average golfers who want a soft feel, decent long- game performance, durability and a variety of colour options.

As well as gloss white, the Project (s) is available in UV-resistant matte yellow and orange finishes.

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