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

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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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Best wedge for bad bunker players? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing wedges for poor bunker players. WRXer ‘gdb99’ kicks off the thread saying “I’m not good out of sand. I used to be, 35 years ago. I blade shots over the green. It’s all technique, and I need a lot of practice. I know that,” and reaches out to our members who have been sharing what they feel are the wedges that can help him the most.

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.

  • hammergolf: “Ping Eye2 is the best bunker club ever. If you’re blading it you’re not steep enough. Open the face and hit down on the sand. The bounce will stop it from digging too much.”
  • flubberlange: “Try a Vokey 60* in a K grind.”
  • Fwitz11: “I also struggle with the bunker and have found that an open 60 and hitting just behind the ball is the easiest out I have used. Has helped me a ton with not blading it over the green.”
  • lazyjc4: “I’ve hit the best bunker shots of my life with PM Grind wedges.  I look like I know what I’m doing almost all of the time.”

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What GolfWRXers are saying about PXG’s apparent new golf ball

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In our forums, our members have been discussing PXG’s apparent foray into the golf ball market. With the ball landing on the USGA Conforming List recently, WRXer ‘Scott406’ has reached out to fellow members for their thoughts on the new addition from PXG, who have been sharing their takes in our forum.

The Bob Parsons-founded company has provided no details on any upcoming launch or technical details of the ball or balls.

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.

  • snagy2000: “$49.99 is the rumor.”
  • golfinbrad: “Not sure why club companies want to get in the golf ball market. Way too many choices already. I look at Mizuno. Decent ball, but I’m not going to drop top dollar to try a ball when you know Pro V, TP5, etc., have already been proven. If PXG handles like the clubs, they will run some crazy low sales. Maybe it will work, and I’ll be wrong. Not the first time.”
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In our forums, our members have been discussing the best ‘Players’ irons of 2023. WRXer ‘odshot68’ kicks off the thread saying, “Looking to get a new set of players irons this spring and wondering what you guys like. Distance control is very important; I’m not a fan of irons with hotspots,” and our members have been selecting their favorites from recent releases 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.

  • noodle3872: “Titleist T100/T100S should be in the conversation.”
  • sadclevelandsports: “I love my T100s, but recently tried the new Cobra CBs, and they are just as high quality.”
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  • KevCannon: “T100 should be on the shortlist to try.”

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