TaylorMade New Tour Response Golf Ball Review
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Spin: High

Dimples: 322

Compression: Low

Category Comparison: Tour

Spec: (Three) 3 Piece / Layers

Cover: urethane

Core: ZnO Flex Core

Price: $35

TaylorMade New Tour Response Golf Ball Review
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If you’re looking for high performance/low compression golf balls in 2020, we’ve just found out that TaylorMade announced recently the arrival of a brand-new model: the Tour Response. This models is built with ultra low compression, and here’s the best part: its not as expensive as other high-quality/premium models. For example, the Tour Response retails for $35/dozen, and you’ll be able to order them by the end of February. Now, here are the details: the Tour Response is a premium golf ball boasting a 100 percent cast urethane cover, which is designed to permit grooves to grip the ball better, for improved spin off the wedge.

The cast urethane cover is specially formulated to deliver maximum durability and better shear resistance. The Tour Response golf ball is TaylorMade’s first (some say it’s a world-first) non Tour golf ball to feature a urethane cover, i.e. this type of material is usually reserved for high end gear. However, as technology advances and these cutting edge materials become easier to manufacture, the prices are dropping and higher-end materials are becoming available in the “amateur league” for bargain prices; and that’s great, yes indeed. According to TaylorMade, the new Tour Response was built with an urethane cover as the company tried to deliver Tour-tier performance and effortless compression at an affordable price. Here’s TaylorMade Director of R&D, Golf Ball Eric Loper on the new Tour Response ball:

“Urethane is simply the best performing cover material you can use on a golf ball. That’s why it’s found on 100% of the balls used on the PGA Tour. It’s that good. We’re bringing that same innovation to our Tour Response line – essentially making a softer version of our TP5/TP5x that utilizes multiple Tour technologies.”

The new Tour Response golf ball from TaylorMade has a 40 compression, hence the “ultra-low” moniker, and comes with basically the same technologies which are to be found in TP5/TP5x pix balls.

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*Category key


– 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