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Ridiculous sale on Taylormade Penta TP Practice Balls... Sports Authority

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I'm starting to really enjoy urethane-covered balls lately... I just played my best 9 holes ever (42) with a found Bridgestone B-330 RX. Unfortunately, a dozen urethane balls are usually as expensive as a greens fee.

But I just popped into the local Sports Authority, and they've got boxes of Penta TP Practice balls on clearance for $15... $15 for a dozen new[ish] urethane balls? That's hard to pass up.

I have a $10 off $50 coupon too. So might just buy 3 boxes (plus some other crap i need) and effectively get 36 for $35.

I've never played the Penta but... it'll be hard for someone to talk me down from this deal...

post #2 of 13
If they are the TM Penta TP5 Practice balls, grab a few boxes. My local PGA Tour Superstore was running that deal a few weeks ago. They were $14.99 / dozen and the entire pallet disappeared in one day. I grabbed 6 boxes of them. They are new btw, not "newish". Some have a small cosmetic blemish....I have a couple that were stamped 21 instead of 2 or 1.

They are basically last years version of the Lethal, and a great ball. I've been playing them for weeks now.
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Oh I'm aware they're new. The "-ish" was simply to imply some sort of minor imperfection in the manufacturing process, which I couldn't give two bowel movements about.

The boxes just say "Taylormade Penta TP practice." http://thesandtrap.com/products/taylormade-penta-tp-practice-ball. That's the product in question.

 

Unfortunately, i just found out that coupon won't work on clearance items. Dammit. I'll pick up at least one box though.

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Oh I'm aware they're new. The "-ish" was simply to imply some sort of minor imperfection in the manufacturing process, which I couldn't give two bowel movements about.

The boxes just say "Taylormade Penta TP practice." http://thesandtrap.com/products/taylormade-penta-tp-practice-ball. That's the product in question.

 

Unfortunately, i just found out that coupon won't work on clearance items. Dammit. I'll pick up at least one box though.

I was just at Golf Galaxy and found the TM Penta TP3 on sale for 19.98. They don't say practice and sales person said the normal price is about $35.00. I also had a coupon online but they would not honor it on the promotional price. I got it anyway.

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Yeah, on the outside of the box they just say Penta TP Practice. But the balls should be stamped with Penta TP5. I've been playing them for weeks and notice no difference from the Lethal balls I was playing (at $45 per box) prior to finding these practice balls.
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Yeah, on the outside of the box they just say Penta TP Practice. But the balls should be stamped with Penta TP5. I've been playing them for weeks and notice no difference from the Lethal balls I was playing (at $45 per box) prior to finding these practice balls.

dunno,...mine were definitely marked TP3 and "new" on both the box and sleeve. The sales person did say they were last years model so maybe we are not talking about the same ball.  I hit a few outside on my home made chipping mat which is a Home Depot 1 x 2 Truline glued to a piece of plywood. Plush enough to hold a wooden tee and enough "give" to simulate a hit off real turf. All I can say is, that the "feel" of the ball is as good as I have ever experienced  when chipping (no tee of course). I think I am really going to enjoy them on the course. Can't comment on distance yet, but that is not all that important to me.

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dunno,...mine were definitely marked TP3 and "new" on both the box and sleeve. The sales person did say they were last years model so maybe we are not talking about the same ball.  I hit a few outside on my home made chipping mat which is a Home Depot 1 x 2 Truline glued to a piece of plywood. Plush enough to hold a wooden tee and enough "give" to simulate a hit off real turf. All I can say is, that the "feel" of the ball is as good as I have ever experienced  when chipping (no tee of course). I think I am really going to enjoy them on the course. Can't comment on distance yet, but that is not all that important to me.

We are not talking about the same balls. You are talking about TM TP3 balls. We are talking about TM Penta TP5 practice balls.
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We are not talking about the same balls. You are talking about TM TP3 balls. We are talking about TM Penta TP5 practice balls.

Yah, I figured that out. I saw the comparison on another forum. Not that much difference between the two other than they claim the TP5 has less spin off the driver and supposedly the TP3 better close to the green. I doubt if many would discern the difference.

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Originally Posted by MyrtleBeachGolf View Post

Yeah, on the outside of the box they just say Penta TP Practice. But the balls should be stamped with Penta TP5. I've been playing them for weeks and notice no difference from the Lethal balls I was playing (at $45 per box) prior to finding these practice balls.

Okay... nice!

Despite the coupon debacle, I'm still excited. Maybe I'll splurge and get two boxes... $15 is still a steal. I get reward points anyway.

post #10 of 13
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Update:

Now that I've actually opened the box [sigh...]

They are the five layer balls. While the outer box is quite ambiguous, the individual sleeves have a big "5" printed on them and say "five layers. zero compromises."

We shall see how they hit today... Wish me luck.

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Originally Posted by WalkTheCourse View Post

Update:


Now that I've actually opened the box [sigh...]


They are the five layer balls. While the outer box is quite ambiguous, the individual sleeves have a big "5" printed on them and say "five layers. zero compromises."


We shall see how they hit today... Wish me luck.

They are the real deal. I've been buying them for a long time, they're regularly sold for $19.99 normally. The other great thing is that I don't have to mark my ball, who else has PRACTICE stamped on their balls?
post #12 of 13

TP5's are THE ball... stop sounding disappointed.

post #13 of 13
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Update #2.

Well, didn't see this coming...

 

I was so excited to try the Penta today now that my previous box had been used. I was so happy to be playing a tour-level ball at a Top Flite price. Then about 11-12 holes went by, and I started to realize...

They were hurting my game.

They just didn't check up for me... at all. The best piece of evidence came when I pured an 8-iron beautifully onto the front of an uphill green. It's final resting place? The high rough on the far side. Then I thought back and realized I had rolled over at least 3 other greens on otherwise good shots.

At first I thought I was just playing poorly. But when I switched back to the aforementioned B330-RX, and starting sticking on greens again with consistency, I knew...

I am aware this is a subjective opinion... I just didn't like the way the ball played. Oh well.

Anyone wanna buy three sleeves of Penta TP'5s? :p

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