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2018 Taylormade project (a)


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#61 larciel

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 12:09 PM

View PostTM Golf Ball ENGR, on 11 June 2018 - 10:40 PM, said:


Hey guys,

Thanks for giving the Project (a) a try and hopefully this helps:

Project (a) 2014-2015 (white only, sidestamp: Project (a), (a) in red): 85 compression ball (60comp core) designed for high spin for am’s into and around the green, also had higher iron/driver spin.

Project (a) 2016-2017 (white and yellow, sidestamp: Project (a), (a) in black): 70 compression ball (40comp core) designed to maintain greenside spin but with softer feel and slightly less iron/driver spin.

Project (a) 2018-2019 (white and yellow, sidestamp: <(a)> in red): 70 compression ball (35comp core), new material between core/cover, new cover and dimple pattern. Designed to maintain greenside spin and soft feel but significantly reduce driver/iron spin as well as improved aerodynamics for more distance and better performance in windy conditions.

Project (a) 2020? would love to hear your feedback on the 2018 version so we can incorporate into our development cycles.

Thanks


As a project (a) fan who used every version, this is very welcome to see Tmag listening to users directly.

To me, 2016 version is very good but feels bit EMPTY when hit.  2018ver, so far has been better in terms of that. but I only played 2 rounds with it. Will report back.

For 2020 version, I don't agree that you need to keep the launch lower. This is geared for amateurs and they need the launch.


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 01:07 PM

I have been wanting to try the project a. I had been a Prov1 user for a long time until I bought the TM LETHAL......to me the best ball I ever played.  I only have a few lethals left and am looking for its eventual replacement. I purchased a sleeve of TP5's to give them a shot and will try them tonight, but how does the project a compare to the lethal? can you compare the two?

Hopefully I can find a replacement for the lethal without spending $45/dozen.  Bring back the lethal!

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 01:40 PM

View Posttsecor, on 12 June 2018 - 01:07 PM, said:

I have been wanting to try the project a. I had been a Prov1 user for a long time until I bought the TM LETHAL......to me the best ball I ever played.  I only have a few lethals left and am looking for its eventual replacement. I purchased a sleeve of TP5's to give them a shot and will try them tonight, but how does the project a compare to the lethal? can you compare the two?

Hopefully I can find a replacement for the lethal without spending $45/dozen.  Bring back the lethal!

Try 2016 Tour Preferred . It's very similar to Lethal/Penta TP5


@tmag

Is Project A yellow ball still cast urethane? I heard it's hard to die on cast urethane, any special steps or characteristic of the process you can share for us?

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 08:54 PM

I will try those. I am shocked they are still $27/dozen but that's a good price for a ball you love, so fingers crossed!

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 09:00 PM

I know my distances very well on the courses I play and this ball is as long or longer than any other ball I have hit.  I have hit many drives this year with the 2018 version that would go in my top 10% of drives all time.  Not saying every drive but when I catch it clean its every bit as long as other balls I have played over the years and my really good ones are way out there for my swing.   My driver SS is 105 to 110.


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Posted 17 June 2018 - 11:38 AM

Project a's $22.39 Dick's online today

https://www.dicksspo...5tymmprjct16gbl

Edited by Tanner25, 17 June 2018 - 11:40 AM.


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Posted 17 June 2018 - 11:44 AM

View PostTanner25, on 17 June 2018 - 11:38 AM, said:

Project a's $22.39 Dick's online today

https://www.dicksspo...5tymmprjct16gbl

Just an FYI, I don't believe these are the 2018 version.  The 2018 still seem to be full price.

Edited by Frohlich, 17 June 2018 - 11:45 AM.


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Posted 17 June 2018 - 09:10 PM

2018 version $19/dozen when you buy 7

http://www.golfwrx.c...0#entry17493510

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Posted 17 June 2018 - 09:11 PM

I just finished 2 rounds with 2018 version and I'm very impressed. The empty feeling of 2016 is no longer there. Spins nicely and flies on driver shots. To me this ball is perfect.

Only if I can trade in my 12dozen 2016 version to current one.. ;)

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Posted Yesterday, 06:32 AM

View Postlarciel, on 17 June 2018 - 09:11 PM, said:

I just finished 2 rounds with 2018 version and I'm very impressed. The empty feeling of 2016 is no longer there. Spins nicely and flies on driver shots. To me this ball is perfect.

Only if I can trade in my 12dozen 2016 version to current one.. ;)

Although, the 2016 ball is not bad or seemed perfect at the time, there's always a new generation or other ball out there. I never understood why so many WRX'ers buy so many balls at one time. I guess like the current Z star deal, it's tempting to stock up. But, you are hitting upon the point I am trying to make, why get stuck with balls you're not going to use or not happily use, knowing there's a better version out there.


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Posted Yesterday, 07:12 PM

Has the yellow color improved from the 16 a to the 18 a?

Edit: The white ones are now $27.99 online with free shipping to DSG.

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Posted Yesterday, 07:21 PM

lets get a few guys to chip in and buy some and we all split the costs

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Posted Today, 10:44 AM

Played a round with the Project A and I'm impressed as well. It's now a good replacement for my Lethal stock that's nearly gone.

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Posted Today, 10:58 AM

View PostTanner25, on 18 June 2018 - 07:12 PM, said:

Has the yellow color improved from the 16 a to the 18 a?

Edit: The white ones are now $27.99 online with free shipping to DSG.
older model but the 15 pack is 34.99. 2.30/per ball compared to 3.75 per ball for a TP5. cant imagine the difference being that great per ball

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Posted Today, 11:09 AM

Project (a) is my go-to, cold weather ball. Now that the 2018 is even lower compression, I'm pumped. Don't really game these too much in the summer months, but I love the color of the yellow.


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