Review: TaylorMade SpeedSoft Ink golf ball

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By James Tait Published: 8 March 2024
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The new TaylorMade SpeedSoft Ink is their softest ball and newest visual which will have you standing out from the crowd.

Who's it for?

Golfers with a slower swing speed who want something visually different.

bunkered rating


  • High wedge spin around the green for control
  • PWRCORE technology makes it TaylorMade’s softest ball
  • SpeedSoft Ink design adds a new and fun visual aid
  • Very Affordable


  • New visuals may not appeal to the more traditional golfer

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TaylorMade SpeedSoft Ink golf balls review

TaylorMade has unveiled their softest ball to date with the brand-new SpeedSoft Ink. Not only is it soft, but as you can see, the new visual design is definitely a stand out which is aimed at a broader range of golfers. 

First Look

This is definitely not like your traditional golf ball. The new SpeedSoft Ink design is definitely going to stand out with its colour and brush like strokes across the ball. It’s fun and visually stands out from tee to green. This is TaylorMade’s softest ball to date at sub 50 compression. But what tech and design is behind this new ball? 



The Tech 

This new SoftSpeed Ink ball is fuelled by a new PWRCORE technology that makes it the softest ball on the TaylorMade roster. The SpeedSoft is the ideal blend of performance and affordability and features a low-compression core that balances distance and ultra-soft feel on iron approaches and wedge shots around the green. TaylorMade have built upon the exceptionally low-compression and ultra-soft feel with new SpeedSoft Ink and introduce a vibrant visual technology showcased by a distinctive paint-splatter design. Designed with high contrast and high visibility, SpeedSoft Ink introduces TaylorMade’s proprietary multi-axis print technology at a more accessible price point, bringing the brand’s visual technology to a broader range of golfers for the first time. Beyond the performance benefits of visual technology, SpeedSoft Ink represents a canvas of personality and style ideally suited for those who dare to break convention, changing the way golf balls look to the core golfer. 

Offered in four different colourways (Green, Red, Blue, and Pink), SpeedSoft Ink invites a palette of possibilities and roars with personality. This is the first time TaylorMade has offered significant visual technology at this price point. 

“SpeedSoft represents a significant stride in our ongoing commitment to delivering performance products to golfers of all skills. With a deliberate focus on engineering a low-compression design, this is the first time we’ve created a TaylorMade golf ball with a compression delta below 50. SpeedSoft stands out as a game-changer for its unparalleled combination of soft feel and explosive speeds.” said Josh Dipert, Director of Product Development Engineering, Golf Ball 

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The bunkered Verdict

 The new TaylorMade SpeedSoft Ink is definitely different with its new pattern design but it’s fun and different and I’m a fan. Not only are the visuals great, but with this being TaylorMade’s softest ball the spin and control around the green is great. You can expect great control on the wedges and see the revolutions of the ball from the new visuals.

Off the putter face it feels great and with the end over ink design you can see when you’ve hit a good putt with a nice roll. I have to say it looks really cool and the feel off the irons and driver is soft and crisp. It’s higher launching, so if you are looking for longer carry it’s a great option delivering brilliant distance at an affordable price.

Visually it’s something different and not for everyone but the performance is ideal for the everyday golfer. 

The Details 

RRP: £24.99 

On-Sale: 8 March 2024

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James Tait is bunkered’s Gear Editor. Want to know how the latest Callaway driver, Vokey wedge or Scotty Cameron putter performs? He’s the guy to ask. Better yet, just watch his videos on the bunkered YouTube channel. One of the biggest hitters in the UK, James also competes on the World Long Drive circuit and is a descendent of former Amateur champion Freddie Tait.

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