Following Justin Rose's victory at the UBS Hong Kong Open TaylorMade have chosen to introduce their new Tour Preferred and Tour Preferred X balls which helped the englishman to success.
Taylormade say their new Tour Preferred is TaylorMade's softest Tour Ball. It's got a 4 layer construction, an 80 compression and unbelievably TaylorMade's engineers reckon the inner layer is 65% softer than the previous generation. Expect then a softer feeling ball that combines higher launch and more spin for long irons, yet retains the same distance and greenside spin as the Tour Preferred X. A 322 dimple pattern provides distance off the tee but delivers a penetrating flight through wind that tour players prefer. TaylorMade reckon the new Tour Preferred is designed for players of all swing speeds looking for a softer tour performance golf ball.
On the new Tour Preferred X the company say its their tour ball with most control. The X is a 5 layer construction with an 87 compression and a new thicker urethane cover for more greenside control. The Tour Preferred X delivers low spin off the tee, low iron ball flight but with more greenside spin, as preferred by the best players in the world. TaylorMade Tour Professionals who play the Tour Preferred X include Dustin Johnson, Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose and 2015 PGA Champion Jason Day, along with dozens of others.
You can expect to see these new balls in golf shops from 15th December with an RRP of £44.99 a dozen. For further information visit www.taylormadegolf.com
Need help choosing which ball will suit your game?
With Tour Preferred and Tour Preferred X, TaylorMade offers two distinctly different performance golf balls with tour-calibre performance. What separates Tour Preferred and the Tour Preferred X from a performance standpoint is feel and spin.
Tour Preferred, TaylorMade’s softest-ever Tour ball, is the lowest compression tour ball the company has ever offered and is designed for players who prefer softer feel in a tour-calibre golf ball and more spin in the mid-to-long iron shots. This spin will also promote a higher trajectory on approach shots than the Tour Preferred X.
On the contrary, the Tour Preferred X is designed for players looking for a more penetrating flight with their irons and more feedback (firmer) on shots into and around the green.