TaylorMade 2008 Ball-Lineup

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Having obviously read through our back-collection of reviews, you’ll no doubt know my love for the TaylorMade TP Red (and Black) balls that entered the office some time ago. The only other ball that has recently entered my bag is the Nike One Black Prototype, which confirms that to get in there, the ball needs to be something special, and TM’s previous effort was brilliant.

Which is why with great pleasure I present the 2008 TP Red and Black balls for your perusal. Oh, and not only that, they decided to choose today to drop the new Burner balls on us as well, their new line that includes clubs and now balls that is specially tailored to the big hitters among you. All the relevant press release info is after the hop, but do read it as these balls all have new technology to make you a better golfer, which everyone likes.

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Press Release

TP Red and Black

TaylorMade have announced the launch of the new TaylorMade Tour Preferred (TP) Black and Tour Preferred Red.

TaylorMade entered the premium golf ball market in the spring of 2006 by introducing the Tour Preferred Red and Tour Preferred Black golf balls. Today TaylorMade balls are played by more than 120 tour pros around the world including Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose, Retief Goosen, Raphael Jacquelin, Darren Clarke, and Natalie Gulbis*. Now TaylorMade is introducing the new TP Black and TP Red which has been tested extensively by tour professionals and will be played on tour.

TaylorMade’s new Tour Preferred Red is a four-piece ball designed for higher spin players who want the ultimate in tour performance. Its four components include 1) NdV4 core, consisting of an advanced neodymium compound that delivers faster ball speed to promote more distance; 2) Distance Mantle, consisting of a copolymer compound that boosts COR and initial velocity to further enhance speed and distance; 3) Feel Mantle, consisting of an elastomeric compound that allows this ball to deliver 15% softer feel than the original TP Red, while also enhancing spin control; 4) Cast Thermoset Urethane Cover, which is the tour standard for predictable spin and supreme shear-resistance.

Tour Preferred Red’s 360-dimple pattern promotes a mid-to-low flight, and also incorporates TaylorMade’s proprietary Low-Drag Performance (LDP) aerodynamics to promote improved distance on the most common off-centre hits with the driver, which occur on the upper portion of the clubface. LDP was developed to help golfers achieve longer average driving distance.

Additionally, Tour Preferred Red is engineered to promote especially high speed and distance off the driver; to deliver controllable full-shot and greenside spin; and to be exceptionally resistant to the effects of head winds and crosswinds.

The new TaylorMade Tour Preferred Red will be available at retail in February 2008 with a recommended retail price of £40, €55, SEK 499, NOK 499, DKK 449, CHF 85.

TaylorMade’s new Tour Preferred Black is a three-piece ball designed for lower spin players who want soft feel, fast ball speed, increased distance and tour-calibre spin. Its three components include 1) NdV4 core, consisting of an advanced neodymium compound that delivers faster ball speed to promote more distance; 2) Distance Mantle, consisting of a copolymer compound that boosts COR and initial velocity to further enhance speed and distance; and 3) Cast Thermoset Urethane Cover, which is the tour standard for predictable spin and supreme shear-resistance.

Tour Preferred Black’s 360-dimple pattern promotes a mid-to-high flight, and also incorporates TaylorMade’s proprietary Low-Drag Performance (LDP) aerodynamics to promote improved distance on the most common driver mis-hits, which occur on the upper portion of the clubface. LDP was developed to help golfers achieve longer average driving distance.

Additionally, Tour Preferred Black is engineered to promote especially high speed and distance off the driver; to deliver higher full-shot and greenside spin; and to be exceptionally resistant to the effects of head winds and crosswinds.

The TaylorMade TP Black will be available in February 2008 with a recommended retail price of £40, €55, SEK 499, NOK 499, DKK 449, CHF 85.

Burner and Burner TP

TaylorMade have announced the launch of the Burner® and Burner® TP Ball for players who love to bomb it! There’s a certain segment of golfers who love to swing big, hard and fast. Who take special joy in going after the ball. For them, TaylorMade created the Burner TP and Burner golf balls.

Burner TP employs advanced three-piece construction to combine outstanding distance, tour-calibre bite and soft feel. Vital to Burner TP’s performance is its HPF 1000 SpeedMantle® which teams with the high-energy / low-compression core to limit spin off the driver, and which also teams with the proprietary IothaneTM cover to increase spin off the short irons. Iothane is itself a small miracle being soft and durable while also promoting excellent spin. The 75-compression count makes Burner TP arguably the softest Tour ball available in the market.

 

 Burner TP also employs a 342-dimple version of TaylorMade’s new Low-Drag Performance (LDP) pattern to promote improved distance on the most common off-centre hits with the driver, which occur on the upper portion of the clubface. LDP was developed to help golfers achieve longer average driving distance.

 

The new Burner TP will be available at TaylorMade retail partners in February 2008 and has a recommended retail price of £24, €35, SEK 329, NOK 299, DKK 279, CHF 55.

 

 

The new Burner ball is engineered to deliver all of the performance qualities that the Burner name is known for, namely fast speed, tremendous distance and terrific feel. Inside is the V-Core, a large, power-packed sphere that promotes ultra-fast ball velocity, even though the ball itself measures a super-soft 60 on the compression scale. Outside is a proprietary Iothane cover that feels so soft at impact you’ll think it’s a balata!

 

Additionally, the Burner incorporates TaylorMade’s proprietary Low-Drag Performance (LDP) aerodynamics to promote improved distance on the most common driver mis-hits, which occur on the upper portion of the clubface. LDP was developed to help golfers achieve longer average driving distance.

 

“We like to say that our new Burner ball is designed to deliver distance for players who want more of it, who never had it, who had it but lost it, and for those who love to swing big and launch it deep,” said Mike Ferris, vice president of TaylorMade-adidas Golf’s golf ball division. “We believe that its fast core, combined with the positive effects of LDP technology, will really help add to the distance of a golfer’s average drive. Yet not only is it incredibly long off every club, it also feels incredibly soft on pitches, chips and putts. It’s a distance ball that boasts the incredible feel of a balata-covered ball.”

 

The new Burner ball will be available at TaylorMade retail partners in February 2008 and has a recommended retail price of £20, €30, SEK 279, NOK 249, DKK 229, CHF 45.

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