Equipment news: TaylorMade Tour Preferred range
TaylorMade have hailed their new Tour Preferred and Tour Preferred X as the best performing golf balls they have ever released.
After a decade of prototyping and testing with some of the world’s best players, the company has utilised breakthrough technology to create low drag aerodynamics for ultimate wind resistance and a five-layer construction for superior control.
The two tour-calibre balls also feature TaylorMade’s softest and most durable cover.
Dean Snell, vice president of golf ball R&D, said: “Golf ball innovation doesn’t just happen overnight. Rather, it is a series of ongoing conversation with our Tour players,”
Key to the performance of the Tour Preferred and Tour Preferred X golf ball line is TaylorMade’s patented and proven technologies, including:
• REACT™ Core for greater ball speed on all shots for increased distance.
• Spin Mantle™ designed to deliver precise and consistent spin rates on given shots throughout the bag.
• Low-Drag Performance Aerodynamics (LDP™) A 322-dimple pattern designed to minimise distance loss on low spin shots and also maintain a penetrating ball flight into the wind.
What separates Tour Preferred and the Tour Preferred X from each other is spin. The Tour Preferred is designed for players who desire more spin in the mid-to-long iron shots. The additional spin will also promote a higher trajectory on approach shots.
TaylorMade anticipates that more than 80% of its Tour players will gravitate to this model as they are seeking controlled iron spin, for a more penetrating ball flight.
Tour Preferred and Tour Preferred X will be available at from March 1 at an RRP £44.99.