Conclusion: Golf Galaxy had TM Penta 5 practice balls on sale for $19.99. I bit. After 27 holes of play. I found that I may have gained yards on my long clubs (woods and irons). I hit a high spin high trajectory draw so this ball stuck and danced on greens for me.
Conclusion: I am having trouble replacing my Pro V1x with the TP5. The V1x stops on a dime with everything through the 5 iron and I can hold a green with my hybrid. I have problems holding the green with my longer irons with the TP5 and dime stopping power only comes with the 8 iron and less.
Conclusion: "Already the first (and still only major) company to introduce a five-layer golf ball, TaylorMade has seen their golf ball line take off recently." Great review. I just wanted to note that the new Callaway Hex Black is also a 5 layer ball.
Conclusion: Good review, and I agree--the Penta is the best ball in golf (at least for me). I also hit the ball very high with a lot of spin--even with my driver--and every piece of long-game equipment in my bag is geared towards bringing the ball down. The Penta is my favorite ball primarily for this reason.
Summary: I like how the Penta doesn't balloon off the tee. I can still hit it really high, but not with distance-sapping spin. The spin levels are really low off the tee. You can almost imagine reading the word 'Penta' as it leaves that first 30 yards off the tee.
Pros: I started to use Pentas after finding one and promptly keeping it in play for three rounds! It was looking worse for wear when it met its watery end and finally disappeared from my life, but I was impressed enough to go out and buy a job lot of Pearl Grades from eBay right away. It's definitely l...
Cons: Does this ball cut up just as quickly as every other tour ball? Not quite. It's not the softest golf ball out there, but if you find yourself hitting a lot of aggressive wedge shots, you can skin them just as easily as the rest. In general play, though, you won't find any adverse skin loss!