TaylorMade Penta Speed Golf Balls

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Scott Rushing
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TaylorMade Penta Speed Golf Balls

So last week, after a particularly bad round of golf, I decided to buy some golf balls that weren't Pro V1s and high end tour balls.  Instead to go for something more of a distance ball that might still be soft.   Really toyed with the idea of the Pinnacle Soft but they didn't have any at the Golf Galaxy I went too, but they did have the TM Penta Speed ball for 2 dozen for $35 or 1 dozen for $29.99.  So I got the 2 dozen .

Anyway, finally today got a chance to play them.  Feel-wise, they were soft, not harsh feeling.  Weather has been pretty rainy here the last couple weeks so everything is soft, which made determining whether their distance was generally in line with other balls I tend to play or not.  I would have to say there's not a huge loss of any distance, probably about average.  Unlike the Maxfli SoftFli which is really soft but at leat 5-10 yard shorter than a good quality golf ball.

Spin wise off the irons and wedges, there was good reaction.  it didn't spin off the green like the Pro V1x did, which was good. And the greens were pretty soft due to the rain.   I did have some stick about where they landed, one or two come back a couple feet.  But it was manageable. 

So overall I'd say they are a pretty good ball for the 2 for $35 price, that's a little over a $1 a ball.   About the same as the Pinnacles. 

 

 

DON
Not bad at all Scott

I think that a  lot of golfers would be happy with a decent ball at about $1.50 per ball like this ball. Tour balls spin TOO much for the average golfer with a slice, so this type of ball would be a better fit for most golfers.

Don

Putting is easy if you have the Right Putter.

Scott Rushing
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Yeah I agree Don.  I'm going

Yeah I agree Don.  I'm going to pretty much play this ball for awhile and see if it continues to perform well.  If so I'll stock up as I find them on sale. 

 

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Still liking this golf ball. 

Still liking this golf ball.  Fairly affordable, abotu 2 dozen for $35-40 bucks...good spin off the irons, good distance, soft.  If I lose one I don't feel like I have to hunt for it because it was a $4 golf ball.

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DON
How is this new ball holding

How is this new ball holding up for you? Any signs of wear after a few good hits with a wedge? IF this ball will hold up to a hit or two with a full wedge it should be a great deal for the price you paid.

Don

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Scott Rushing
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Not yet.    I've played the

Not yet.    I've played the same ball more than one round and no cuts from the wedges / irons that I've seen.  So i can't say anything negative about the ball..

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DON
Good Distance, Good Spin on

Good Distance, Good Spin on the greens. Feels Soft,  Good Price, and it holds up well so that makes it a WINNER

 

Don

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Scott Rushing
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I agree Don.  If I get a

I agree Don.  If I get a chance next week when I play to hit a couple balls off a tee shot, I'll try and compare it distance wise to say a ProV1 and report back. 

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Picked up another 2 dozen for

Picked up another 2 dozen for $35 Penta Speeds at Dicks/Golf Galaxy last night.  heading to the beach in a couple weeks for a golf trip so that should cover me for the next several months if not the full winter.  As soft as these feel, I think they'll wind up being good for the fall/winter as well.

 

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Used this ball playing 9

Used this ball playing 9 holes yesterday...it was mid 70s .   I do think it's a little shorter distance wise than better balls.  Now when you can buy them 2 dozen for $35 that's still not a bad deal. But on several holes when I hit pretty good shots, I noticed that it didn't carry like I expected it too.  5-8 yards different than what I would have expected with a better ball.  But otherwise, i think that's about the only difference I've seen.  Soft, durable. 

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DON
That's not too bad when you

That's not too bad when you figure those balls are less the HALF the cost of the Tour balls. I don't think a loss of 5-9 yards is going to hurt the average golfer much if at all. I do know that they will NOT like losing those yards, but it's not really going to make much of a differne in the final stroke cuunt after 19 holes.

Don

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I would gladley pay an extra

I would gladley pay an extra £2 a ball if I would get 9 yd further  on a good drive. I dont loose many balls. CAC.

cac handed Geordie.

DON
I would agree with you CAC if

I would agree with you CAC if you do not lose too many balls and they hold up long enough compaared to the cheaper ball. It would also depend on the type of course you play. If an extra 9 yards would make a real difference off the tee or not for your second shot.

Don

Putting is easy if you have the Right Putter.