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TaylorMade Penta TP5 & TP3: new levels of distance and feel
January 6, 2012

TaylorMadeWhen TaylorMade introduced the Penta TP two years ago it was the first five-layer ball in golf, a concept that was quickly embraced by consumers and Tour players worldwide. Now, with 30 global victories - including two Major Championships - under the Penta TP's belt, the company is raising the bar in golf ball innovation with the new and improved Penta TP5, an advancement on distance and feel that will appeal to all golfers.

“The Penta TP5 was created for our Tour pros, yet it's a great ball for every level of player,” said John Kawaja, TaylorMade Executive Vice President. “You don't need to have a fast swing speed to achieve excellent distance with the Penta TP5. Golfers will also benefit from the same high greenside spin they have become accustomed to with the original Penta TP.”

Key to the increased performance of the Penta TP5 is a 28% lower core compression, combined with the company’s unique Progressive Velocity Design. The result is lower driver spin for more distance and improved softer feel. The Penta TP 5’s faster outer mantle and thin Tour proven cast urethane cover deliver the amount of spin in the scoring zone that a distance ball can't compete with. This gives players with slower swing speeds the added control to get up-and-down more often without sacrificing distance performance.

Nearly every member of TaylorMade's Tour Staff will make the transition to the Penta TP5 including Dustin Johnson, Jason Day, Sergio Garcia, Martin Kaymer, Darren Clarke, Justin Rose, and more. Both Kaymer and Clarke played the original Penta TP en route to winning their first Major Championships.

TaylorMade Penta TP5

The performance of the Penta TP5 is rooted in its five-layer construction - cover, outer mantle, middle mantle, inner mantle and core – which is engineered to optimise performance in five key shot categories that skilled players need – driver, long-irons, middle-irons, short-irons and partial wedges.

The soft, fast inner mantle, which surrounds the core, promotes soft feel, high launch and low spin off the long-irons for exceptional distance and high, soft-landing flight that helps the ball sit quickly on the green.

The semi-firm and fast middle mantle, which surrounds the inner mantle promotes mid-launch and mid-spin off the middle irons. Mid-launch promotes control; mid-spin keeps the ball from up-shooting, ballooning and falling short of the target. Positioned just beneath the cover, the outer mantle is the fastest mantle in the ball and is easily compressed by slower swing speeds (ball speeds 120 mph and below), helping those players to generate higher ball speed for increased distance.

The new Penta TP5 will be available at retail February 3, 2012 with an RRP of £44.99/55€ per dozen.

Penta TP3

TaylorMade Golf is also launching the Penta TP3, a three-piece, Tour caliber golf ball designed to increase spin without sacrificing distance.

Similar to the Penta TP5, the TP3 model has the same Tour proven cast urethane cover material which results in an incredibly soft golf ball that will perform from tee to green. It was engineered for the golfer who could benefit from a ball that spins more – specifically on their long and mid-irons.

TaylorMade Penta TP3

In an effort to produce exceptional feel, maximum speed, and spin control with a three-piece multi-layered ball, TaylorMade golf ball engineers had to optimise the core, mantle and cover materials. The Penta TPs proprietary REACT core technology allows for lower driver spin with added speed to create longer ball flights with the driver. It also increases driver ball speed and lowers driver spin, but on mid- and short irons works together with the durable, thin cast urethane cover to create increased spin without sacrificing distance off the tee.

The new Penta TP3 will be available at retail February 3, 2012 with an RRP of £36.99/45€ per dozen.

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