TaylorMade Soft Response Golf Ball Review
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Spin: Mid

Dimples: 322

Compression: Low

Category Comparison: Premium

Spec: (Three) 3 Piece / Layers

Cover: ionomere

Core: ZnO Flex Core

Price: $25

If you’re looking for high performance/low compression golf ball in 2020, we’ve just found out that TaylorMade announced recently the arrival of a brand-new model: the and Soft Response respectively. The new model is built with ultra low compression, and here’s the best part: they are not as expensive as other high-quality/premium models. For example, the Soft Response will cost a mere $25/dozen, and you’ll be able to order them by the end of February. Now, here are the details: the Soft Response golf ball, the cheapest of the bunch. However, despite its affordability, this baby features TaylorMade’s proprietary Speedmantle with HFMq, which in real-life translates into faster ball speeds. The golf ball’s second layer is firmer, and this firmer layer surrounds the inner core; this particular his design is aimed at providing an explosive transfer of energy. The ball also employs the company’s patented Extended Flight Dimple Pattern, which is critical when it comes to protecting distance in an ultra-low-compression/ultra-soft golf ball. The dimple design in the Soft Response is u-shaped to increase lift and also to promote decreased drag (better aerodynamics basically), which means the ball is capable of staying in the air for longer at a lower spin rate.

TaylorMade Soft Response Golf Ball Review
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Who’s it for, you asked? Well, the Soft Response seems to be the perfect fit for average swing speed players who are having problems with keeping the golf ball airborne, and yes, this baby comes with a soft ionomere cover, which adds to feel and also protects the ball from wear and tear, increasing overall durability.

Moreover, the Soft Response has a 35 compression ZnO Flex Core, and it’s crafted to meet and exceed the expectations of golf players looking for softness and distance in an affordable golf ball. Here’s Eric Loper again:

“Soft Response is a multi-layer golf ball designed for even softer feel, and with our new Extended Flight Dimple Pattern the player can obtain explosive distance.”

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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