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2018 Taylormade project (a)


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#91 tsecor

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Posted 22 June 2018 - 01:53 PM

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View Posttsecor, on 22 June 2018 - 06:33 AM, said:

I played with the TP5 again last night and the more I play the TP5, the more I like it.  I used a chromesoft for 5 holes and then a TP5 for 4 holes. The chromesoft is a long ball but on 100yard pitch shots, it doesn't hold as well as I would like. Granted, I am sure I am not spinning it enough, but the TP5 just seems to stick a little better, even on long iron shots into the green.   I hit a 6 iron into a 185 yard hole and thought it would roll off. the ball check up nicely and only rolled out 4 feet. For me, that is not a lot.

if the Project a is anything close to a TP5, I think I would make that my go to ball.

The a is spinny. You can get prior gen a for 25, much cheaper than the TP5.
spinny into the greens but not off the tee?


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#92 larciel

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Posted 22 June 2018 - 02:02 PM

View Posttsecor, on 22 June 2018 - 01:53 PM, said:

View PostTanner25, on 22 June 2018 - 06:51 AM, said:

View Posttsecor, on 22 June 2018 - 06:33 AM, said:

I played with the TP5 again last night and the more I play the TP5, the more I like it.  I used a chromesoft for 5 holes and then a TP5 for 4 holes. The chromesoft is a long ball but on 100yard pitch shots, it doesn't hold as well as I would like. Granted, I am sure I am not spinning it enough, but the TP5 just seems to stick a little better, even on long iron shots into the green.   I hit a 6 iron into a 185 yard hole and thought it would roll off. the ball check up nicely and only rolled out 4 feet. For me, that is not a lot.

if the Project a is anything close to a TP5, I think I would make that my go to ball.

The a is spinny. You can get prior gen a for 25, much cheaper than the TP5.
spinny into the greens but not off the tee?

not at all spinny off driver.

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Posted 22 June 2018 - 06:29 PM

cool. I'm gonna pick some up tomorrow and give them a shot

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Posted 22 June 2018 - 08:46 PM

This is a hell of a golf ball.

Iíve been playing both the Snell Black and Reds. Really like both, but preferred the feel of the Black, but the Red was giving me better results.

Tried the new Project A recently and love it. Long and straight off the tee, great holding its line in wind, spins plenty on the greens and feels great off the putter. Think itís my new ball this year.

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Posted 30 June 2018 - 09:59 PM

my dzn just arrived. Nice looking ball  I love the numbering and the red alignment line.   hope it plays well. ill report in after I get 9 holes in


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Posted 02 July 2018 - 12:22 PM

I'll make it official. (a) is my first official ball of a season. I have tried just about every urethane balls and still have 10+ different balls but I will only use (a) this season.

Ball flies high, long and spins very well for me (low spin player).

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Posted 07 July 2018 - 04:05 PM

well, here is my review after playing 18 with the project a.  Based on a 1-10 rating with 10 being the best

Feel - 8
distance - 8
short game performance around the green -
100 yards in - 6
150+ yards in - 8

I have to say, with all the hype, I expected more. It flew great off the driver when hit perfect, but the slightest mishit and the ball spun so much, it put you me in bad positions.  With a gusty wind, the ball ballooned and ended up shorter than normal.  this ball is not as good as i expected.

putting - 9.   sound/feel is great

my overall rating is a 7...….not hitting this perfect off the tee causes it to fly off course more than normal....

used a TP5 on holes 19-27 was a much different experience.

project a is just ok....not great

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Posted 07 July 2018 - 11:17 PM

Well, the previous version of the Project a was the best ball I ever played. Haven't tried the new version but they are next in my purchase queue - got a few boxes of Snell and Srixon on my desk... This ball was stupid-long for me off the driver. I am not surprised one bit that there was a price hike on it. It has been a huge sleeper for Taylormade and I can only assume it's popularity will grow.
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Posted 08 July 2018 - 07:59 PM

what snell balls do you have?  I plaed project a again today and the result were the same. The ball balloons quite a bit.....next to the lethal, its not a good ball.

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 09:34 AM

Got a great deal through Dick's for the 2018 Project (a). I used my $20 rewards credit to order two 15 packs and got a free 6 pack (3 Dz total) for $52, that's $17.34 a dozen.  Looking forward to putting these balls in play soon.

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 01:10 PM

I've already posted here on this but I just wanted to come back and say again that this is a helluva ball. Solid all the way around.

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 05:13 PM

View Postctay61983, on 11 July 2018 - 01:10 PM, said:

I've already posted here on this but I just wanted to come back and say again that this is a helluva ball. Solid all the way around.

It is. But, their yellow is awful looking.

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 09:28 AM

Has anyone applied for their free box of (A) after buying 4 boxes? I bought 8 boxes and tried getting two free ones in the same time period, but it output the same exact 'freebie' code for the website, so I'm not sure how TM will process it? or see it as a 'double order'?
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Posted 12 July 2018 - 09:40 AM

its funny how different players have completely different results with the same ball.

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 09:57 AM

View Postthird-times-a-charm, on 12 July 2018 - 09:28 AM, said:

Has anyone applied for their free box of (A) after buying 4 boxes? I bought 8 boxes and tried getting two free ones in the same time period, but it output the same exact 'freebie' code for the website, so I'm not sure how TM will process it? or see it as a 'double order'?

they just count to 4 unique code you txt them. Once you hit 4, your info (email and phone #) is used to validate the free dozen being sent. They did same thing with 16 version.


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 10:15 AM

I might give these a shot after my V1s and CS run out. As long as I can get them to stop on the green, I should be happy with them.
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Posted 12 July 2018 - 01:01 PM

View PostTwism86, on 12 July 2018 - 10:15 AM, said:

I might give these a shot after my V1s and CS run out. As long as I can get them to stop on the green, I should be happy with them.

If you're having trouble stopping on green with v1 or cs, (a) will help you quite a bit. It helped me alot.

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 01:14 PM

View PostTanner25, on 11 July 2018 - 05:13 PM, said:

View Postctay61983, on 11 July 2018 - 01:10 PM, said:

I've already posted here on this but I just wanted to come back and say again that this is a helluva ball. Solid all the way around.

It is. But, their yellow is awful looking.

To each their own... but I have to whole-heartedly disagree. I love the Yellow/greenish look.

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 05:24 PM

View Postctay61983, on 12 July 2018 - 01:14 PM, said:

View PostTanner25, on 11 July 2018 - 05:13 PM, said:

View Postctay61983, on 11 July 2018 - 01:10 PM, said:

I've already posted here on this but I just wanted to come back and say again that this is a helluva ball. Solid all the way around.

It is. But, their yellow is awful looking.

To each their own... but I have to whole-heartedly disagree. I love the Yellow/greenish look.

Wow, that is surprising. Atleast the TM Engineer chimed in saying it's yellow/green to stand out in the early morning and later evening reduced sun light.

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 07:54 AM

View Postlarciel, on 12 July 2018 - 01:01 PM, said:

View PostTwism86, on 12 July 2018 - 10:15 AM, said:

I might give these a shot after my V1s and CS run out. As long as I can get them to stop on the green, I should be happy with them.

If you're having trouble stopping on green with v1 or cs, (a) will help you quite a bit. It helped me alot.
Thats good to hear! Last round my wedges were running out a bit too much. I would land 2' short of the hole and still had a 6' putt left! Greens are also fast after the heat here in NJ too. If this ball can be controlled the same or better I will enjoy the $ savings!

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 07:56 AM

View Postctay61983, on 12 July 2018 - 01:14 PM, said:

View PostTanner25, on 11 July 2018 - 05:13 PM, said:

View Postctay61983, on 11 July 2018 - 01:10 PM, said:

I've already posted here on this but I just wanted to come back and say again that this is a helluva ball. Solid all the way around.

It is. But, their yellow is awful looking.

To each their own... but I have to whole-heartedly disagree. I love the Yellow/greenish look.
I was playing a yellow (a) that I found on the course when I holed out of the sand for the first time! So, I like that yellow ball! Haven't played an (a) since then but might go get some soon.
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Posted 13 July 2018 - 10:18 AM

View Postlarciel, on 12 July 2018 - 01:01 PM, said:

View PostTwism86, on 12 July 2018 - 10:15 AM, said:

I might give these a shot after my V1s and CS run out. As long as I can get them to stop on the green, I should be happy with them.

If you're having trouble stopping on green with v1 or cs, (a) will help you quite a bit. It helped me alot.
the project (a) doesn't spin much more than any other ball. its ok, but the issue with it is in the wind. its NOT a good wind ball at all.....the rest of the performance is good though. flies just as far as a TP5, feels fine off a mid iron shot.....runs out well on pitch and runs....its a solid ball but the wind performance needs to improve

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 10:47 AM

This ball is very soft, I don't think it's the longest ball I've ever used but it's defintely a solid choice.
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Posted 13 July 2018 - 10:55 AM

View Posttsecor, on 13 July 2018 - 10:18 AM, said:

View Postlarciel, on 12 July 2018 - 01:01 PM, said:

View PostTwism86, on 12 July 2018 - 10:15 AM, said:

I might give these a shot after my V1s and CS run out. As long as I can get them to stop on the green, I should be happy with them.

If you're having trouble stopping on green with v1 or cs, (a) will help you quite a bit. It helped me alot.
the project (a) doesn't spin much more than any other ball. its ok, but the issue with it is in the wind. its NOT a good wind ball at all.....the rest of the performance is good though. flies just as far as a TP5, feels fine off a mid iron shot.....runs out well on pitch and runs....its a solid ball but the wind performance needs to improve

I dont play much in the wind, mostly tree lined courses, so thats not a huge concern for me.
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Posted 13 July 2018 - 11:14 AM

View PostTwism86, on 13 July 2018 - 10:55 AM, said:

View Posttsecor, on 13 July 2018 - 10:18 AM, said:

View Postlarciel, on 12 July 2018 - 01:01 PM, said:

View PostTwism86, on 12 July 2018 - 10:15 AM, said:

I might give these a shot after my V1s and CS run out. As long as I can get them to stop on the green, I should be happy with them.

If you're having trouble stopping on green with v1 or cs, (a) will help you quite a bit. It helped me alot.
the project (a) doesn't spin much more than any other ball. its ok, but the issue with it is in the wind. its NOT a good wind ball at all.....the rest of the performance is good though. flies just as far as a TP5, feels fine off a mid iron shot.....runs out well on pitch and runs....its a solid ball but the wind performance needs to improve

I dont play much in the wind, mostly tree lined courses, so thats not a huge concern for me.
I play on courses that are lines as well but not every hole. even a 12mph wind plays tricks with this ball...that's not a ton of wind. good luck with it...ill use mine until I run out but there are many balls out there in this price range which cut through the wind better...


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Posted 13 July 2018 - 11:33 AM

I think the best wind ball is a B330s it's amazing how that ball cuts the wind.

Edited by Big Ben, 13 July 2018 - 01:35 PM.

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 11:52 AM

View Posttsecor, on 13 July 2018 - 10:18 AM, said:

View Postlarciel, on 12 July 2018 - 01:01 PM, said:

View PostTwism86, on 12 July 2018 - 10:15 AM, said:

I might give these a shot after my V1s and CS run out. As long as I can get them to stop on the green, I should be happy with them.

If you're having trouble stopping on green with v1 or cs, (a) will help you quite a bit. It helped me alot.
the project (a) doesn't spin much more than any other ball. its ok, but the issue with it is in the wind. its NOT a good wind ball at all.....the rest of the performance is good though. flies just as far as a TP5, feels fine off a mid iron shot.....runs out well on pitch and runs....its a solid ball but the wind performance needs to improve

you may be right about wind, but (a) spins better for me.

luckily, playing in So. Cal, I don't get much wind here.

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 02:42 PM

The ball a player can compress more is the one that will spin better into the green for them, simply because more compression means more time in contact with the face of the club.

Edit: and before people start freaking out, obviously, I mean balls of the same cover material.

Edited by chippa13, 13 July 2018 - 02:43 PM.


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Posted 14 July 2018 - 02:47 PM

The yellow on the 2018 is new, no?   I know the 2017 has a yellow but I mean the shade of yellow. Looks different to me.
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Posted 14 July 2018 - 06:44 PM

View PostMinarets, on 14 July 2018 - 02:47 PM, said:

The yellow on the 2018 is new, no?   I know the 2017 has a yellow but I mean the shade of yellow. Looks different to me.

more yellow looking or still the puke green/yellow of old?


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