TaylorMade-adidas Golf is adding a three-piece golf ball to its Penta line. The Penta TP3 will be available beginning March 3 with a shelf price of $34.99 per dozen. TMaG says the TP3 is a “tour caliber” golf ball designed to increase spin without sacrificing distance. The company has to hope that some of its staff players who haven’t played the Penta five-layer ball will begin playing the more familiar three-piece offering.
“Golfers are all different and require variations in their equipment to best suit their games,” said John Kawaja, TaylorMade executive vice president. “The added spin from the TP3 will offer more control for a wider range of golfers while maintaining distance off the tee. Engineering a product with Tour-level performance at a lower price point is a huge plus for the consumer.”
Kawaja said the Penta TP’s proprietary REACT core technology allows for lower driver spin with added speed to create longer ball flights with the driver. It also increases driver ball speed and lowers driver spin, but on mid and short irons works together with the durable, thin cast urethane cover to create increased spin without sacrificing distance off the tee.