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Taylormade Distance + Golf Ball Review
Some manufacturers do not reveal or emphasize the compression ratings of new golf balls. Some models are now designed and marketed to fit and appeal to a golfers preferences for price, distance, spin, feel and control.
Category Comparison: Value
Core: TEACT core
The TaylorMade Distance Plus golf balls retail for $25 a dozen (MSRP) and they can be described as the quintessential distance balls, as per their name actually, being engineered for delivering pure distance for those time you really need to hit it long, with no questions asked. The TaylorMade Distance Plus features the company’s proprietary Iothane cover, which will provide you with increased control when around the greens. The main feature of the TaylorMade Distance Plus golf ball is its incredible distance, due to its 60 ball compression and the 342 dimple design together with the two-piece construction, being aimed at high handicap golfers. After taking these babies for a spin on the golf course, I must confess that I’ve played golf balls costing twice as much and see no significant difference distance-wise, as the TaylorMade Distance Plus is just as long off the tee, at least for yours truly, and even straighter than the Pro V’s, which are the sacred cow of the golf industry.
Also, you’ll definitely don’t feel quite as bad when one TaylorMade Distance Plus ends up in the drink or in the bushes, if you know what I mean. For $25 a dozen (or even lower), you can’t beat the TaylorMade Distance Plus. On approach shots, you’ll definitely sense a loss of control compared to other, much more expensive balls. The spin control is about average, the feel and distance are above expectations and again, for the price asked, these babies are tough to beat. I would highly recommend the TaylorMade Distance Plus for every budget conscious golfer looking to spend less than a fortune on balls without compromising too much in terms of quality. The TaylorMade Distance Plus is long, durable, made for distance and quite nice around the greens too, and if you’re going to try a sleeve to see how they perform, I bet you’ll be impressed just like I was.
– Designed for mid- to high-handicap golfers with swing speeds below 90 mph; typically feature two-piece construction and firm covers; promote greater distance over high spin rates. Examples: Pinnacle Gold, Slazenger RAW Distance
– Designed for low- to mid-handicap golfers with swing speeds of 90-99 mph; typically feature multi-layer construction and medium-soft covers; happy medium between Value/Recreational and Tour categories for distance and spin qualities. Examples: Titleist NXT Tour, Callaway HEX Diablo
– Designed for low-handicap and professional golfers with swing speeds in excess of 100 mph; typically feature multi-layer construction and soft covers; promote greater spin rates and enhanced feel over distance. Examples: Titleist ProV1, Bridgestone Tour B330