TaylorMade Project (s) Golf Balls Review
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Spin: Mid

Dimples: 342LDP dimple pattern for high lift

Compression: Low

Category Comparison: Premium

Spec: (Two) 2 Piece / Layers

Cover: ionomer cover

Core: low (and large) compression inner-core

Price: $24.99

The TaylorMade Project (s) golf balls retail for $24.99 (MSRP) and they're built and designed following the company's tradition of offering an incredible soft feel, while in the same time focusing on significant driver distance and low driver spin. Basically, the TaylorMade Project (s) golf ball is engineered to offer you the best of both worlds, i.e. you'll no longer have to choose between one or the other, as this baby takes care of everything. The Project (s) features TaylorMade's proprietary Dual-Distance core technology, an innovation that works by decreasing the overall compression for delivering that amazing soft feel we all know and love, while making absolutely no compromises with regard to speed and rebound. By the way, the TaylorMade Project (s) compression is 60, which means 10 points less compared to the Project (a), so keep that in mind when going shopping.

The Dual Distance core gizmo consists of a 2 layer system, that contains a low (and large) compression inner-core. This is what gives the TaylorMade Project (s) great feel while reducing unwanted driver spin. The outer core is built using a softer and durable polymer, that maintains ball speed and also improves feel. The TaylorMade Project (s) is built using an aerodynamic Ionomere Cover, which is also very soft, thus improving control and feel around the green significantly. Moreover, this baby features TaylorMade's patented 342LDP dimple pattern for high lift, which works in tandem with the lower backspin construction for reducing drag and improving aerodynamics. The end result is a long golf ball that really delivers in terms of feel and distance. Essentially, the Project (s) golf ball is very similar to the (a) version, but it features a softer compression and an ionomer cover, instead of the latter's urethane one. Bottom line, if you're looking for a golf ball that plays in the best bang for the buck category, the TaylorMade Project (s) is one of the best on the market today, and it's definitely worth checking out.

*Category key

Value/Recreational/Distance

– 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

Premium

– 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

Tour/Advanced/Performance

– 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