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TaylorMade Soft Response

Hot List Gold 2023

TaylorMade shows it is in command of its multilayer technology with subtle but significant improvements to this ball. With soft, two-piece golf balls there are a couple of ways to increase speed. One is through a firmer cover, but that defeats the purpose of being soft. Instead, the company opted to make this model a three-piece construction and use a fast, resilient mantle layer to bring the heat and produce a ball with a 50 compression—10 points lower than the previous version.

The soft core and cover allow shots to be compressed more easily by non-tour-level swing speeds (which is the majority of the golf population). This creates a desirable combination of low spin and more ball speed that leads to extra yards while maintaining a soft feel.

Feel Rating (Soft to Firm)


Performance: 5/5

Innovation: 5/5

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