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What's in a name? For TaylorMade ball it's Lethal

Last fall TaylorMade's prototype Project 5 ball garnered some attention when Justin Rose put the ball in play at the Deutsche Bank Championship after just one day of testing. That ball now has a new name: Lethal.

Before anyone snickers, lets remember there were a few guffaws about the name RocketBallz and that only became one of the best-selling fairway woods of all time. Still, the moniker is one you might expect to see for a two-piece distance ball. The technology, however, is anything but. 

Lethal-Ball-Package-Family.gifLethal is a five-piece construction with a soft, inner core, three mantle layers and urethane cover. According to Dean Snell, TaylorMade's VP of golf ball R&D, the ball was designed to extend flight after reaching its apex while controlling spin and producing better aerodynamics into the wind. 

The ball will be available at retail Feb. 1 with a retail price of $46 a dozen.

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