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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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