Need To Know
Alex from GolfMagic took the TaylorMade Tour Response golf balls to Silvermere Golf Club and Mannings Heath Golf and Wine Estate to test their performance.
The Tour Response and the Soft Response are new, mid-level golf balls. They are low compression golf balls that are softer and cheaper than premium golf balls.
At £39.99, these new golf balls offer great value and their feel is sublime. They are perfect for amateur golfers and they suit all handicappers.
The Tour Response and the Soft Response balls have the same dimple patterns as the TaylorMade TP5 and TP5x balls. They have a new stripe alignment feature too.
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This feature is a 360˚ clear path alignment line that goes through the centre of the golf ball. It has been tested on the PGA Tour and in various weather conditions too.
The stripe alignment helps the Tour Response balls to compete with the likes of Triple Track and other alignment innovations from other brands.
Around the greens, they feel great and you can achieve a lot of spin with chip shots and full iron shots. However, the stripe alignment could be offputting, to begin with.
However, on the green, the stripe can help your feel if you have made your ball cut or draw across the floor. It will tell you what way your ball is spinning.
The stripe alignment is perfect for tee shots and putting, but for shots in the fairway and near to greens, it may be offputting to begin with.