Summary: I likem. The ball does everything Taylor says it will. I like the compressing feel off the clubs, you can tell when you hit it flush. Ball bounces off the clubface. For the money difference though, I'll stay with my Gamer V2s.
Summary: After playing the Titleist Por V1 for years I had to find a new ball. I switched to some Snake Eyes forged irons, they have so much feel the the Pro V1's now feel hard. I've tried the Bridgestone 330 RX and RXS which are good balls but the Penta TP5 beats them. I had a VERY good round the other day and the TP5 did everything I asked it to do. It was long off the driver and played in the wind very well.
Conclusion: Allot off dickheads comment on this great review. There is like no way that a Penta goes 20 yards further than a pro V1 or other a like balls. So i think your talking bullshit if you can just reach par 5 s in 2 with changing a golfball. If you say it takes 3 shots off your regular score i understand that.
Summary: Great ball, I have never bought and played a ball that I actually believe helps my game and makes me a better player. The spin is awesome around the greens, the drives are longer, and the launch angle off the irons make anyone I play with jealous. Durable as well, I hit a high pitching wedge that hit the street and not a scratch on it.
Conclusion: For as long as I can remember, I've been a rabid fan of the ProV1x. As the review states, the amount of confidence you have in a specific ball goes a long way in determining how well you play. Each time I found myself without the Titleist in my bag, cold sweats and panic would reign. A few weeks ago I played a quality local track. As I prepared my shoes, clubs and bag for the forthcoming adventure, I found myself out of my 1x inventory.
Conclusion: I'm a +1 hdcp but certainly no equipment junky. I recently bought a sleeve of these to try (as opposed to my prov1x) and shot my low round of the season. Here is what I noticed in comparison to the prov1x: Slightly more spin off the driver, with a bit less distance (-5 yds) More iron spin Much more spin and control around the green (big advantage) Slightly better durability (able to play 36 holes and counting with same ball) Overall a great ball, probably going to switch...
Conclusion: My 12 year old son played with them a couple of days ago. He is a good player and beginning to consistently shoot in the 90's. He just told me how great they were and said he was bombing his drives. He measured one with my GPS at 248 yards which is his longest drive to date. I play the v1x's and love the ball but hate the scuff marks they get from my iron shots. I tend to hit down on them hard and usually after a couple of holes they are scuffed.
Conclusion: There were TP Red balls that exceeded the limits and rules but Taylormade corrected that problem and changed the TP Red ball so it met the requirement to play on the tour. It depends on which one your friend is playing with the right balls or the wrong balls. It should have something on the box that say it conform with the rules or something in that effect. I'm here in Iraq now and I don't have my balls with me to give you the correct wording sorry.