Golfing Magazine Online -
TaylorMade’s new Tour Preferred Red and Black with LDP Aerodynamics’s-new-Tour-Preferred-Red-and-Black-with-LDP-Aerodynamics/Page1.html
Tom Landers
By Tom Landers
Published on 12/6/2007

TaylorMade has unveiled four new golf balls for 2008
TaylorMade has unveiled four new golf balls for 2008 - the Tour Preferred Red and Black and the Burner and Burner TP.

The technology behind the balls is Low Drag Performance (LDP) and is a new aerodynamic dimple technology that helps the balls fly longer, even on your mishits.
“We analysed more than 80,000 swings and found that there was a significant amount of off-centre hits for players at every handicap level,” says Dean Snell, TaylorMade’s director of research and development.
“With Low Drag Performance, we’ve designed a technology that keeps the ball in the air longer while maintaining lift by reducing drag, or resistance against the ball in flight.”
The new TP balls will suit a wide range of players with driver spin rates between 1,000 to 3,000 rpm.
The TP Red is a four-piece ball suited to players with a higher spin rate.
The TP Black is a three-piece ball aimed at the lower spin player.
The complementing Burner and Burner TP golf balls feature the same LDP technology but have further design attributes for greater out-and-out distance off the tee.
The secret to big hits lies at the center of the ball where a high-energy/low compression core combines with a special SpeedMantle layer to limit the spin off the driver.
But the Burner’s distance doesn’t come at the sacrifice of feel. The core’s 75-compression count combined with a soft loathane cover guarantees excellent spin and touch for greenside shots, TaylorMade claims.
All four TaylorMade balls will be available in shops in January 2008.
For more information visit