AJGA Exclusive — Inside the TaylorMade-adidas Junior at Innisbrook GC
The AJGA is the PGA TOUR for junior golfers. It is the best of the best. It's a springboard for players to take their games to the next level and see how they stack up against their age group. This is where these young guns get recruited in hopes of competing at the College level. It is where the best junior players in the world play week in and week out.
This is one tournament many of the juniors were looking forward to all year long. Not only do they get to tee it up at the famed Copperhead Course (home of the Valspar Championship), but this week, they were also introduced to the TP5 and TP5x golf balls for the first time.
With Sergio taking home his first Major last week playing the TP5, many of the competitors were chomping at the bit to test it out and see its performance themselves.
They took their current golf ball and tested it against either the TP5 and TP5x to see and feel the difference. Here’s a look at the testing results.
The feedback from players after the testing matched the numbers we were seeing.
“Just seeing the ball flight into the wind like it is with TP5, it’s crazy to see. Usually, in the wind, my ball floats a lot and I have to work really hard to flight it down. But I can just see how tight it is in the air and I’m really excited to play it tomorrow.” –Justin
“I actually got to test it on the course yesterday in my practice round and it was so good. The feel was really similar to Tour Preferred X, but it is just unreal in the wind. It really doesn’t get affected as much. Shot to shot, the dispersion is so controlled.” –Cole
TP5 and TP5x are off to a strong start with 5 wins on the PGA TOUR in the early stages of 2017 and now they are getting teed up by some of the best junior golfers in the world as well.
The 5-layer technology features a Tri-Fast Core and Dual-Spin Cover that elevates both the TP5 and TP5x to perform with every club in your bag. The Tri-Fast Core features progressive compression that enables maximum energy transfer on every shot. The Dual Spin Cover creates maximum interaction between the cover and club grooves, resulting in improved spin with wedge shots and tighter control around the green.
132 juniors are teeing it up this week at the Copperhead Course in hopes of competing and becoming the next TaylorMade-adidas Junior Champion. Good luck to those battling it out at the infamous “Snake Pit.”
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