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USGA Conforming list shows TaylorMade TP5, TP5x golf balls, new Chrome Soft



Checking the USGA Conforming List, whether it be golf clubs or golf balls, can often give a sneak peak to upcoming releases. Or sometimes it can be misleading, and the product never actually sees the light of day.

For today, however, let’s assume the former, and that new TaylorMade TP5 and TP5x golf balls, as well as a new Callaway Chrome Soft, are signs of new golf ball releases from the respective companies.

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The TaylorMade TP5 and TP5x golf balls seem to pay homage to the Penta TP5 golf balls from the company’s past, or they could just be prototype names. Either way, it can be assumed that one will be a softer Tour ball, while the other will be a slightly firmer; that’s if the standard TP5 and TP5 “x” follow the general nomenclature of TaylorMade’s previous release (Tour Preferred, Tour Preferred X).

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The Callaway Chrome Soft “X” could be a retail release of prototype golf balls that were already on Tour, as predicted in this thread, or they could be golf balls with slightly different characteristics than the original Chrome Soft. Surely Callaway wouldn’t go softer than the Chrome Soft, but nothing is impossible.

Related: Click here to see what GolfWRX members are saying about the new golf balls on the USGA conforming list

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  1. birdy

    Nov 11, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    I like them

  2. Joey5Picks

    Nov 11, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    It’s moot because the Kirkland Signature is now the #1 value in golf.

  3. Clemson Sucks

    Nov 11, 2016 at 9:37 am

    The new chrome soft. The ball that changed the ball that changed the ball that changed the ball

    • Rimjob

      Nov 11, 2016 at 12:08 pm

      ….that actually didn’t change anything, because they now have to release a harder X ball because they knew the Soft was too soft for hard swingers

  4. Jacob

    Nov 11, 2016 at 8:49 am

    I use them they’re definitely the best.

  5. larry

    Nov 10, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    Trump baby!!!

  6. TP mon

    Nov 10, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    I don’t think they could improve on the TP ball that much, they’re already so perfect. It’s so forgiving on mis-hits it’s unbelievable

  7. DaveFromAccounting

    Nov 10, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    I know, darn things move without even touching them. DJ, and his US Open trophy, must really think they are crud. He’d definitely gain 10 yds easy from switching to a Pro-V.

  8. Rob

    Nov 10, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    Chrome soft and chrome soft X

  9. suhdude

    Nov 10, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    a new chrome soft? yes please.

    • Neil Cameron

      Nov 11, 2016 at 4:44 am

      maybe the supersoft will be called chrome soft now.seems to be great brand now

  10. new stuff!!

    Nov 10, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    new Chrome Soft!! now I won’t feel as bad losing my current Chrome Soft under the leaves.

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What GolfWRXers are saying about this ‘filthy good combo’



In our forums, our members have been responding to a driver combo which one of our members swears by. The WRXer in question is ‘QuigleyDU’ who has paired up Taylormade’s Original One (13.5 degrees) with a Fujikura Ventus Red 9x (Tipped 1″). On the combo, ‘QuigleyDU’ says he uses it as a second option off the tee and praises its launch qualities.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • b.helts: “It sure looks good. I love the smaller size and the profile of the Original One. Been looking for an 11.5 to make up a short bag. But the 11.5 are rarer than hen’s teeth.”
  • BlueDragonKorea: “The creativity to build this club.. wow!”
  • Puttersaurus Rex: “Glad I clicked. Nice looking build! I also play driver, then OO mini. My mini is the 11.5 turned up. With Motore speeder 6.1 – not as beastly, but such a fun club. Mine is 43.5″, and is used as a safe option off the tee.”
  • bladehunter: “Ventus red – the underrated red-headed stepchild of the Ventus line. I love mine in a driver. If you’re a guy who doesn’t have a positive AOA with driver, try the red. Gets it up and doesn’t spin.”

Entire Thread: “This combo is filthy good”

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What GolfWRXers are saying about upgrading to a ‘blade/cavity back style’ iron



In our forums, our members have been discussing irons. WRXer ‘Epakela’ is looking to upgrade to a ‘blade/cavity back style club’ and our members have been putting forward their suggestions in our forums.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • waltonsfinest: “Apex Pro from 15-16. Thank me later.”
  • dmbrill719: “2013 Callaway X Forged. It still gets some usage on tour. Awesome blend of feel, looks. and forgiveness.”
  • EDT501: “Mizuno MP 64s still have my vote for the best feel of any modern club I have hit. I also think the turf interaction on them is outstanding. If your miss is low on the face or towards the toe, there is plenty of mass in those areas to help you out. I do wish the 9 iron and PW were a little more compact, but it’s a minor foible in what I otherwise think is one of the best sets Mizuno ever made.”
  • chipa: “Maltby irons at Golfworks would be a good option as well as sub 70 as they have combo MB/CB sets in a traditional looking club with little offset, and the price is a lot less than the big names.”

Entire Thread: “Blade/cavity back style irons”

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5 hybrid vs 5 iron – GolfWRXers discuss



In our forums, our members have been discussing the logic behind removing their 5 iron from their bag. WRXer ‘rwl’ asks whether any fellow members have experiences doing so, and WRXers have been sharing their thoughts and experiences in our forum.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • RobertL.: “I replaced my 5 iron with a 5 hybrid. I find it far easier to hit than my 5 iron. I also took my 6 iron out of the bag, so now my longest iron is a 7. I now carry a 3, 4, and 5 hybrid since they’re so much easier to hit than long irons. Makes a big difference for this senior golfer.”
  • JohnKHawk: “For last 2 seasons I’ve played with a Cobra F9 5 hybrid. It’s 24 degrees & gaps perfectly between Cobra OS 3-4 hybrid at 20.5 degrees & Apex19 6 iron which is 26.5 degrees. The 5 iron was just getting to be to undependable. Misses with the 5 hybrid were more playable than the 5 iron. Use what works best for your game.”
  • Abe21599: “Never a bad idea to have both a 5i and 5h options in the trunk, just gotta watch lofts.”
  • nitram: “I know it sounds so “old man” but if you want to make a change in your 5-iron slot and can’t seem to get along with a hybrid, give the 9-wood a try. You may be pleasantly surprised.”

Entire Thread: “5 hybrid vs 5 iron”

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