January 7, 2012 (from Press Release) – Carlsbad, CA. — TaylorMade Golf recently introduced three new golf balls as part of their 2012 product lineup. The new PENTA TP5 replaces the original PENTA TP while also added are two 3-piece designs, the PENTA TP3 and the RocketBallz. Additional details are provided below.
TaylorMade PENTA TP5
“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 delivers 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.
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 optimize 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 for $45.99 per dozen.
TaylorMade 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 that will perform beautifully 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.
“Golfers are all different and require variations in their equipment to best suit their games,” said Kawaja. “The added spin from the TP3 will offer more control for a wider range of golfers while maintaining distance off the tee. Engineering a product with Tour-level performance at a lower price point is a huge plus for the consumer.”
In an effort to produce exceptional feel, maximum speed, and spin control with a three-piece multilayered ball, TaylorMade golf ball engineers had to optimize 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 March 3, 2012 for $34.99 per dozen.
“The new Rocketballz golf ball is for the golfer who wants to add a little distance and swagger to their game,” said Kawaja. “Golfers of all abilities will add distance to all facets of their game without having to compromise performance around the greens. RBZ is the ultimate “bomb with bite” golf ball.
The ball speed and distance gains from RocketBallz, comes from a proprietary REACT™ core technology and new SPEEDMANTLE™ for increased velocity and added iron spin for all swing speeds. Combining this REACT core and SPEEDMANTLE technologies together, TaylorMade is able to make golf balls that push the velocity limit and maximize distance.
Great feel with improved spin and control around the greens comes from the company’s proprietary thin and soft IOTHANE™ cover. Coupled with the softer SPEEDMANTLE material this ball will provide increased short game spin with mid and short irons, allowing the ball to bite and hold the greens.
The new RocketBallz golf ball will be available at retail on February 3, 2012 for $26.99.
For more information on the new PENTA TP5, PENTA TP3, and RocketBallz golf balls visit TaylorMade’s website at www.taylormadegolf.com.
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