TaylorMade Tour Response golf balls were released in early 2020 to offer regular golfers a premium product at an affordable price – and now the second generation of the balls are new for 2022.
The Tour Response and sister ball the TaylorMade Soft Response have new and improved designs for 2022 with new dimple patterns, cover and mantle layer
The Tour Response is a 3-layer ball and now has elements of TaylorMade’s premium 5-layer TP5 and TP5X in the design of the second generation.
What TaylorMade say about the 2022 Tour Response model:
“A Tour-quality golf ball with a 100% cast urethane cover, designed for high performance at a lower price. It’s soft feel and more spin, with less spend.
“The Tour Flight Dimple Pattern unlocks next-level aerodynamics while promoting maximum carry distances. This Tour-proven technology, which is found in TP5/TP5x, has been added to Tour Response for the first time.
“Tour Response is engineered to respond to your game with a 100% urethane cover for added greenside spin and better feel vs. ionomer. The soft material helps wedge grooves better grip the ball on shots the green, while maintaining shear resistance and greater durability.
“The 3-piece construction of Tour Response was designed to maximize energy transfer and produce fast ball speeds. A new Speedmantle with HFM surrounds the low compression core, helping the ball explode off the face at impact.”
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TaylorMade Tour Response Design
The original Tour Response model was designed using a lot of the traits of the TP5, TaylorMade’s number one ball.
And now the second generation of the ball has taken on even more elements of the premium brand with a new urethane cover and mantel layer in the 2022 Tour Response ball.
The TaylorMade Tour Response is still a 3-layer ball with 100% urethane cover, but now have a 70 compression soft core and a firmer Speedmantle layer to help produce increased ball speeds and more distance.
TaylorMade have switched to a Tour Flight Dimple pattern used in the TP5 and TP5x, and also introduced a HFM (high flex modulus) mantle layer from the elite ball too.
The result is not only more distance, but also a higher launch angle, consistent ball striking and increased spin on wedge shots around the green.
The Tour Response is available in both white and yellow colours.
Verdict: Are the Tour Response Golf Balls any good?
There’s no doubting how impressive the TP5 balls are and continue to be, and the second generation of the Tour Response has borrowed two key design elements.
When first released, the Tour Response filled a large mid-market hole in the TaylorMade golf ball range.
The ball was well received when introduced in 2020 and the performance has been improved further with a new cover and dimple design and mantel layer than provide more distance and control from tee to green.
If you are looking for a new ball to help enhance your game in 2022, the new and improved TaylorMade Tour Response deserves serious consideration.
How much do TaylorMade Tour Response balls cost?
Tour Response balls retail at around £35 / $46 per dozen.
What is the compression of the Tour Response ball?
The Tour Response compression is 70 for this 3-piece ball.
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