TaylorMade Project (a) Golf Balls
Designed with better players in mind who are looking for pro level spin on short game shots without sacrificing forgiveness off the tee, the TaylorMade Project (a) accomplishes more at its price ($31.99) than significantly costlier options.
The TaylorMade Project (a) is a three-piece golf ball. It’s “React Core” minimizes spin on drives making it more controllable, the “Soft Tech” urethane cover makes the high spin rates needed for precise wedge play possible, and the “Spin Mantle” meets everything in the middle and controls spin on mid-range shots. It’s quite clear: the Project (a) is mean to deliver the maximum amount of controllable spin.
TaylorMade Project (a) Review
Starting at the green and moving backwards, the supposed-to-be-soft Project (a) feels intriguingly firm on the face of the putter. A slight “click” on each putt confirms it, but it doesn’t feel too hot nor does it get out of control when putting.
Predictably, the urethane cover makes short irons very accurate and turns wedges into precision instruments suitable for an operating room. The TaylorMade Project (a)’s want to spin, and they check without effort, so be careful about leaving flop shots short. The best performance was seen from about 30 yards. The Project (a) gets up quick and lands steep.
Mid-irons perform averagely, nothing too spectacular. Long irons have much-appreciated bite making those gutsy “go for it” shots a lot less risky.
Driving the TaylorMade Project (a) is best described as forgiving, yet still very capable. It feels soft in a confident way in that you can tell where it hits on the face but isn’t too soft that it prevents shot shaping. After a handful of drives, it will make you progressively swing harder. At 105-107 mph, the TaylorMade Project (a) feels nearly perfect. Swing speeds any faster than that will find it too soft.
The TaylorMade Project (a) is book-ended by stellar performance with the driver and around the green. Combine that with the $31.99 price tag and the value of this ball will go unbeaten.