TaylorMade Tour Preferred Golf Balls

By Clint Hale

TaylorMade offers two versions of its Tour Preferred line of golf balls--the standard Tour Preferred and the Tour Preferred X. Each ball offers a specific set of benefits. Both types of golf balls are currently available through TaylorMade's website as well as numerous golf retail outlets.

TaylorMade Tour Preferred Balls

The Tour Preferred is a 4 layer ball designed for low spin and increased loft, as well as adding distance to any golfer's swing. The balls are designed for players with faster ball speed and higher spin; the ball's thermoset urethane cover delivers predictable spin. The ball's "360-dimple low-drag performance aerodynamics" are touted by TaylorMade as improving distance on off-center hits, as well as promoting increased ball flight. Tour Preferred balls also have a softer feel that the Tour Preferred X. 

TaylorMade Tour Preferred X Balls

The Tour Preferred X balls feature a 5 layer construction with a urethane cover that increases spin around the green while still providing golfers with increased distance, the latter of which is attained by a sizable sweet spot. The balls are designed for player with high swing speeds; the ball provides mid-low ball flight compared to the higher flight generated by standard Tour Preferred balls. One negative of the Tour Preferred X ball is they can have a tendency to roll more on short approach shots when compared to the standard Tour Preferred balls. 

More Information

More information on the TaylorMade Tour Preferred balls, as well as any other TaylorMade products, can be found at taylormadegolf.com.


About The Author

Clint Hale has worked for a number of media outlets throughout his seven-year career, including the San Antonio Express-News (for whom he covered golf, football, and general features) and Examiner.com. He earned a Journalism degree from the University of Texas.


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