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#331 new2g0lf

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Posted 03 June 2017 - 06:56 PM

I just bought a dozen TP5x on the advice of my instructor.  He said the extra spin would help me over the KSig's I've been using.  If it's true there will be a few dozen KSig's on BST.


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#332 BYK

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Posted 03 June 2017 - 08:13 PM

Picked up a sleeve of the Xs
Will give them a go tomorrow

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Posted 04 June 2017 - 09:32 AM

Been playing the TP5x for a majority of the spring/summer so far. 1.6 w/115-118 mph driver SS...

Overall ball is great. I have no issues spinning the golf ball on approach shots, but no too much, easy to control the amount. Driver distance is as good or better than anything else.

Ball feels great all the way thru the bag.

The one negative I'm starting to notice is it's wind play. The ball really seems to get eaten up by the wind due to higher launch.

I have played the TPx a bit the last week or two and noticing it just doesn't balloon in the wind and launches a bit lower which for me is more preferred.

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 12:01 AM

View PostScorer099, on 04 June 2017 - 09:32 AM, said:

Been playing the TP5x for a majority of the spring/summer so far. 1.6 w/115-118 mph driver SS...

Overall ball is great. I have no issues spinning the golf ball on approach shots, but no too much, easy to control the amount. Driver distance is as good or better than anything else.

Ball feels great all the way thru the bag.

The one negative I'm starting to notice is it's wind play. The ball really seems to get eaten up by the wind due to higher launch.

I have played the TPx a bit the last week or two and noticing it just doesn't balloon in the wind and launches a bit lower which for me is more preferred.

Odd, most of us aren't seeing the wind negatively affect the TP balls. Maybe the TP5's lower flight will suit your game better.
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Posted 07 June 2017 - 11:00 AM

So I read the front page story on the TP5 and was very intrigued. I've always enjoyed a higher spinning golf ball for the advantages it provides around the greens, but after reading the article I'm reconsidering that position. For those who have played the RZN Tour Platinum in the past, how would you say the TP5 or TP5x compares? I'm thinking of getting a sleeve to test this weekend.

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Posted 07 June 2017 - 11:10 AM

The TP5 is great around the greens and off the putter but seems to be too much spin off the driver for me. I like to play a cut/fade and with the TP5 it doesn't seem to like it much. Several yards back of my other gamers.

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Posted 07 June 2017 - 11:24 AM

View PostMichiganMan, on 07 June 2017 - 11:00 AM, said:

So I read the front page story on the TP5 and was very intrigued. I've always enjoyed a higher spinning golf ball for the advantages it provides around the greens, but after reading the article I'm reconsidering that position. For those who have played the RZN Tour Platinum in the past, how would you say the TP5 or TP5x compares? I'm thinking of getting a sleeve to test this weekend.

RZN platinum will definitely spin more and isn't as good as a wind ball as either of the TP5 balls.  I would say more spin around the greens but also more impact from the wind with the RZN platinum.  I'm a high ball hitter and high spin player, so I prefer the TP5/TP5x golf balls.  I did like the platinum though, just tried to play it more on less windy days.

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Posted 07 June 2017 - 12:15 PM

View PostBigHook25, on 07 June 2017 - 11:24 AM, said:

View PostMichiganMan, on 07 June 2017 - 11:00 AM, said:

So I read the front page story on the TP5 and was very intrigued. I've always enjoyed a higher spinning golf ball for the advantages it provides around the greens, but after reading the article I'm reconsidering that position. For those who have played the RZN Tour Platinum in the past, how would you say the TP5 or TP5x compares? I'm thinking of getting a sleeve to test this weekend.

RZN platinum will definitely spin more and isn't as good as a wind ball as either of the TP5 balls.  I would say more spin around the greens but also more impact from the wind with the RZN platinum.  I'm a high ball hitter and high spin player, so I prefer the TP5/TP5x golf balls.  I did like the platinum though, just tried to play it more on less windy days.

Yeah I definitely have noticed it's not a great wind ball due to the spin. I don't typically play in a lot of windy conditions here in NC. It's usually just hot and humid. I'm interested how the full iron shots and "feel" shots with wedges are effected? I really like how the Platinum responds on the 40-80 yard shots when I'm not taking a full swing.
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Posted 09 June 2017 - 12:12 AM

I live in Australia and always play the ProV1 when I'm not testing other golf balls.

I've played thru a dozen of the TP5 and TP5X and they are both great balls. The TP5 has great short game feel to me as I like a soft ball. The TP5X has noticably higher flight with all clubs. I'm never chasing extra distance from the balls I play as I can hit a long ball as it is, I trialed these balls due to I create alot of back spin when approaching the greens from distance that they spin off so was hoping to reduce that with these lower spinning balls.  

The launch of the TP5X helps and its generally drops and hops backwards less than a club length which is handy for my game.

There is a high chance I would game theses balls as they work well for me on the course and there $10 a box cheaper than the ProV1 here in Oz. My course has soft greens so feel suit the TP5 balls.

But if I were playing comps at other courses with hard fast greens I feel the ProV1 would suit me better at those courses.

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Posted 10 June 2017 - 05:47 PM

Wow TP5 'practice' just over $10 per dozen.

https://www.rockbott...-balls-3-dozen/


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Posted 10 June 2017 - 05:58 PM

View PostNeed2golfalot, on 10 June 2017 - 05:47 PM, said:

Wow TP5 'practice' just over $10 per dozen.

https://www.rockbott...-balls-3-dozen/
Those are Penta TP5, not the current TP5 version.

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Posted 10 June 2017 - 08:19 PM

So are these last years urethane tour model or no?

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 07:55 PM

View PostNeed2golfalot, on 10 June 2017 - 08:19 PM, said:

So are these last years urethane tour model or no?

No the Penta TP5's are at least 2 years old.  Last years was the Tour Preferred.  Penta TP5's are good balls but they aren't as good as the TP5's that are their current model.

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 12:52 PM

View PostNeed2golfalot, on 10 June 2017 - 08:19 PM, said:

So are these last years urethane tour model or no?

From 2012, an upgrade on the original Penta.  There was a review done here on the WRX front page that was rather favorable.

It's probably still an excellent ball, but it's not going to be the same as the new TP5 model...
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Posted 13 June 2017 - 09:57 PM

View PostNRJyzr, on 12 June 2017 - 12:52 PM, said:

View PostNeed2golfalot, on 10 June 2017 - 08:19 PM, said:

So are these last years urethane tour model or no?

From 2012, an upgrade on the original Penta.  There was a review done here on the WRX front page that was rather favorable.

It's probably still an excellent ball, but it's not going to be the same as the new TP5 model...

Yea I looked up some reviews that came out in 2012.


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Posted 14 June 2017 - 06:19 AM

View PostNRJyzr, on 12 June 2017 - 12:52 PM, said:

View PostNeed2golfalot, on 10 June 2017 - 08:19 PM, said:

So are these last years urethane tour model or no?

From 2012, an upgrade on the original Penta.  There was a review done here on the WRX front page that was rather favorable.

It's probably still an excellent ball, but it's not going to be the same as the new TP5 model...

And they will have been sitting around for five years.
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Posted 14 June 2017 - 06:27 AM

I really like a lot of TM balls and have played most of the premium line of the last 5 years. The TP5 is an excellent ball but I have noticed it marks up too easily. One shot out of sand and it can have quite a rough brown scuff. I even put a smile on one from a thin shot out of the sand. Thought I was playing an old balata again!

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 11:05 AM

View PostOldplayer, on 14 June 2017 - 06:27 AM, said:

I really like a lot of TM balls and have played most of the premium line of the last 5 years. The TP5 is an excellent ball but I have noticed it marks up too easily. One shot out of sand and it can have quite a rough brown scuff. I even put a smile on one from a thin shot out of the sand. Thought I was playing an old balata again!

Agreed. For me, any sort of 1/4 wedge to full Pw leaves cover on the face and a decent mark on the ball. For everyday play not enough to pull the ball, but def in tournament play.

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 01:28 AM

The TP5X could seriously be the best all around ball ever made.  EVER!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 11:16 AM

View Post4puttJohnny, on 17 June 2017 - 01:28 AM, said:

The TP5X could seriously be the best all around ball ever made.  EVER!!!!!!!!!!

It is a great ball, but the TP5 is really just as good.  I'm still a big fan of the tour preferred x from last year, which was overlooked by many.


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