Conclusion: FYI- according to what I have read online, the TP Red ball was ruledout of conformity by USGA as 1% exceeded the distance limit. TP Black is still legal and is a great ball giving great distance and spin.
Summary: I shot 79 Today with the TP Red. This happens about once or twice a year, in the last two years every round I've broken 80 with has been one of these two models. I've gained distance (now I drive close to 300 yards most of the time, as opposed to 270-280) and find that the spin and ball flight are more consistent than any other high end ball I've tried. (with an amateur swing anyway) Putting feels good and the ball checks up nicely and consistently with my wedges.
Conclusion: TP Black is by far longer and straighter than existing premium golf balls in the market. 18 HCP and recently drove hole #4 at Tijuana Country Club. More control off driver and long irons. After driving hole 4, I eagled #16 Par 5 with an 8 iron. Drop and stop technology at it's best. Used Ping Rapure Irons and always dropped and stopped the ball on the green no more than 8 " away from divot.
Conclusion: HELLO, im no expert like you guys but im very attentive to the balls i play. i am new to the game and have a very good swing, so ive been told bye my instructor. the tp black feels very smushed off my irons,compresses good but still feels diff. shorter atleast 10 yards for me. compared to callaway hot bite! calllaway ball was great but putts very poorly. the tp black feels better than any ball ive putted with. really did make a big diff.
Summary: The new Penta balls are great at first play...but they easily get scuffed up and their flight pattern is altered after that happens. They actually went farther than my usual Pro V1 balls so I was excited to have that extra 10 yards of distance. But after too many of them got scuffed and "flakey" I have chosen not to purchase any more of them.
Conclusion: Hey, I'm Joel, 15, I usually shoot 80's and that's been playing quite bad. I'm looking to shoot 70's at least by end of this year and 60's next. I like to shape the ball a little, and want spin and control, high trajec with irons and low with driver, but mainly controlled short game. What ball TP red/black would suit me best? Cheers!
Summary: I have been playing with most of tour level golf balls. feeling heavier than other tourball, but it goes consistently. Titleist Pro V1x is quite similar to TP red, but it has tendency of sticking to driver surface when teeing off.
Summary: Having a faster swing speed(115+), I figured that these balls would NOT give me any extra distance. I was wrong. Completely. My average drive is around the 305-310 range, and with both the Black and the Red, my distance range increased to 310-315. The feel of both balls suits me much better. It isn't soft and mushy, and it isn't hard and clicky. It's in between. I also gained half a club with irons and wedges. Off the putter, the ball felt softer like the Pro V1x.
Summary: I switched to the Taylor Made Red and Black models after playing the ProV1 and Pro V1x models. Taylor Made Red and Black balls off the tee are much much longer, straighter and soft off the tee with my Driver. These balls are much more superior to anything I have ever used. On approach shots, I get perfect spin and control with my wedges. Long and mid iron flight are perfect with these golf balls. the Taylor Made Red and Black balls putt real well too.
Conclusion: Played the Pro V1 since its inception. Actually had the opportunity to play the ball before it went to market, as my close friend worked for Titleist. Tried the tp black last month. For me it is as good as if not better than the V1. I am a senior player who can no longer hit the ball out of sight. My need is around the greens, and the black bites and spins as well as the V1. Cost is not a major factor, but at $27.50 I have purchased a years supply.