TaylorMade Project (S) Golf Ball Review

Last Updated on January 1, 2022 by Daniel

When I first saw the TaylorMade Project (S) golf balls, I knew I had to review them. There are many different projects made by TaylorMade, and this is the first time I have reviewed a project. This review is about the Project (S) golf ball.

I had to read the TaylorMade Project (S) golf ball information to see if it was worth it. The price was a bit high, and the construction material was very ok, so I had my doubts about the golf ball. After reading the information and looking at the ball, I felt like it was worth trying.

The Project (S) golf ball is a high-speed ball and it has an extremely soft feel. It performs very well when you hit it close to the center of a club sweet spot.

TaylorMade Project (s) Golf Ball: Review

TaylorMade Project (s)

This all-new Project (s) offers a softer feel while continuing the company’s focus on low driver spin and significant driver distance. TaylorMade has created a golf ball with the two performance attributes amateur players in this category prefer: soft feel AND distance, combined in one product. The Project (s) uses TaylorMade’s high lift 342LDP dimple pattern, which combined with the lower backspin construction reduces drag for further distance.

Golf balls with a lower compression generally travel the shortest distance, but TaylorMade’s engineers have solved the problem of soft while maintaining impressive distance with Project (s). With the resulting golf ball, golfers will no longer have to compromise between distance and feel. The new Project (s) is available in gloss white as well as a matte yellow and matte orange finish, which provide an eye-catching look while offering UV resistance.

Eric Loper, Director of R&D Golf Balls, said: “The new multilayer design incorporates a softer yet resilient dual distance core that maximizes distance while enabling us to use a softer ionomer cover for soft feel and excellent control.” 

With this category, golfers no longer have to choose between distance and feel. Project(s) offer comfort and distance at the same time.”

Here are some things you should know: 

TaylorMade says softer golf balls are slow without speed. This Project (s) focuses on reducing driver spin and increasing driving distance. Driver spin is reduced by a low-compression center in the Dual Core. This ball has a softer, more resilient polymer outer core, and compression that is 10 points lower (60 compressions) than TaylorMade’s Project (a) ball.

Our view: 

TaylorMade has already optimized a ball for amateurs, the Project (a). This was the only ball in our test that we had any difficulty categorizing. Although their design premise was “soft with speed”, we did not find it to be quite as soft as the low-compression Callaway or Wilson. Despite its good performance with a driver, wedge, and iron, it did not excel in any one area; it was good in all of them. Project (s) should be a very popular ball at this price due to their solid performance.

TaylorMade Project (s) Golf Ball: Key Features

  • Dual-Distance Core: As with Project (a), the Dual-Distance Core in Project (s) decreases compression for a softer feel while maintaining rebound and speed. There is a 10 percent reduction in compression between Projects (a) and (s). Dual distance cores are two-layered systems that have a large, low compression core that reduces unwanted driver spin and gives the club a great feel. It also improves feel and maintains high ball velocities because the outer core is a softer, more resilient polymer.
  • An aerodynamic ionomer cover: A soft ionomer cover has been developed to improve feel and control around the green thanks to the high COR of the Dual-Distance Core. Comparatively to other sets, the Project (s) has the softest cover, which provides more greenside spin and a more comfortable grip.

VERDICT

The (s) is a good choice if you have a swing speed that falls between just below average and just above average and doesn’t want a ball with low compression or a tour-style feel. The (s) should be high on your shortlist if you don’t have a budget that stretches to more than £25 a dozen.

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