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Watch for this ball!!

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I got a chance to review and test the TaylorMade Penta TP ball this week. All I can say is if you like a premium ball, this is one you have to try. It isn't gong to be generally available until November, but I love this ball. It seems to be right for every part of the game... driver, irons, chipping and putting. I shot my lowest 9 holes ever (3 under par 33) and my low 18 of the season (76) while testing this ball. This from one who does not have an exceptionally high swing speed (90-95), or a very low handicap. This ball has excellent feel and performance.... I can't ask for more.

It's definitely going to be worth a look when you get a chance to use it, especially if you currently use or want to try a premium ball.
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that sounds like something to use i wonder if its going to go up against the v1 and v1x
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Any chance you could give me a dozen?
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Originally Posted by aca247 View Post
that sounds like something to use i wonder if its going to go up against the v1 and v1x
Definitely, and in my opinion out performs them both. It seems to have the best features of both balls. This seems to be the opinion of all of the tester reviews I've read.
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Originally Posted by Kcas77 View Post
Any chance you could give me a dozen?
I only got a 5 pack for the test so no, I haven't even got a dozen to give myself. If I did have an extra dozen, I'd still keep them.... I'm a selfish cuss.
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If you shot 3 under on the front than you shot 7 over on the back. So was it the ball that caused you to shoot 7 over on that back? My point is you certainly had an awesome round but I don't think the ball was that much of a factor.
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Originally Posted by clubchamp View Post
If you shot 3 under on the front than you shot 7 over on the back. So was it the ball that caused you to shoot 7 over on that back? My point is you certainly had an awesome round but I don't think the ball was that much of a factor.
That 7 over is more typical of my normal game, and that problem lies between my ears, not in the ball. I was 3 under par through 11 holes when my brain died under the pressure and I just started making poor swings. The Penta still performed remarkably well when I made a good swing, better than any ball I've used in recent years, and that includes B330, Pro V1, Nike Tour, etc.

The point of this thread is that this ball performed in every area of my game, not just off the tee, or just in the short game. So many premium balls seem be aimed at a specific part of your game, while the consensus among the testers so far is that the Penta TP excels at every type of shot. Low spin and great length off the driver, great checking power with the irons and wedges, great response and feel in chipping, and a soft, velvety touch with the putter.

I know that I sound like some kind of smarmy salesman, but that is just my reaction to playing the TM Penta TP.
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pics? You want to slice one open and show us pics of that too? Thanks
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Originally Posted by maraca2020 View Post
pics? You want to slice one open and show us pics of that too? Thanks
Probably not... I know that it's a 5 piece ball thus the name Penta. Here's a photo of one.... undamaged.
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sweet thanks. One more thing. Are those hexagonal dimples like callaway, or circular dimples like titleist. Can't tell by the photo. Thanks!
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Originally Posted by maraca2020 View Post
sweet thanks. One more thing. Are those hexagonal dimples like callaway, or circular dimples like titleist. Can't tell by the photo. Thanks!
They're round.
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