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2019 Golf Digest “Gold” Hot List. A five (5) layer, urethane cover golf ball with a little higher compression than the TP5 (i.e. a little more firm).
Dustin Johnson (USA), Jason Day (Australia), Rickie Fowler (USA)
Gary Adams started TaylorMade in 1979. He put his house up as collateral to take out a $24,000 loan to start the company. Adams and his staff of two created its first product– a stainless steel driver with 12 degrees of loft. According to TaylorMade, the club was designed according to Adams’ belief that the newly-introduced two-piece golf ball would perform better when struck with a metal club. He would be vindicated at the 1979 MONY Tournament of Champions, when PGA Tour player Jim Simons carried the driver in his bag. The results were positive and its first appearance at the PGA Merchandise Show that year earned $47,000 in orders. In the first two years after Simons first used the club, the company’s sales reached $1.2 million annually, and it was producing a full series of clubs, including fairway steel woods, irons and putters. By 1983, 147 players on the PGA Tour were using TaylorMade drivers. Adams sold the company to French skiing company Salomon in 1985.