TaylorMade Just Announced Their Latest TP5, TP5 X, TP5 Pix Golf Balls - Review
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Spin: High

Dimples: 322

Compression: Mid

Category Comparison: Tour

Spec: (Five) 5 Piece / Layers

Cover: Urethane Cover Dual Spin Cover

Core: Tri Fast Core

Price: $44.99

TaylorMade Just Announced Their Latest TP5, TP5 X, TP5 Pix Golf Balls - Review TaylorMade Just Announced Their Latest TP5, TP5 X, TP5 Pix Golf Balls - Review TaylorMade Just Announced Their Latest TP5, TP5 X, TP5 Pix Golf Balls - Review

The improbably named TP5 Pix are the latest golf balls announced by TaylorMade, and according to the company, they make for the most technologically advanced products ever pushed on the average golfer by TaylorMade’s R&D team. Joke aside, the TP5 Pix are built using advanced visual technology, whatever that means, along with a state of the art industry leading five layer construction.

TaylorMade Just Announced Their Latest TP5, TP5 X, TP5 Pix Golf Balls - Review
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In layman's terms, speed meets visibility in the new TP5 Pix, making for a complete golf ball which is aimed at pleasing enthusiasts and Tour players alike. Retailing for $44,99 per dozen, the TP5 Pix is basically a 5 layer urethane covered golf ball, and speaking of advanced visual technology, what we’re dealing with here is a high visibility multicolor pattern applied to the ball’s outer cover, which makes it very easy to see in all weather conditions. Available from March 22th, the TP5 Pix was developed by TaylorMade’s R&D department “colluding” (to use a political term) with vision specialists at the University of Indiana, the same guys who helped with the Spider X Putter’s new alignment lines by the way (the TP5 Pix was basically a collateral victim of the collaboration so to speak).

According to the company’s manifest, the TP5 Pix multicolor pattern was developed after scientific studies determined that people can track more easily and effectively a 2-colored pattern compared to a single color golf-ball, hence each new ball in the TP5 Pix line-up is painted with red Xs which have a yellow spot in the center. And if you were wondering what’s up with the Pix particle, it comes from Pixelated.

Another interesting and amusing factoid about the new TP5 Pix golf balls is that TaylorMade spent a year and a half to develop a special machine to get that bi-colored X on the balls, and we’re not kidding either. However, the end result is nothing short of impressive, as the new pattern is claimed to be impossible to wear-off during play, as the X thing is applied via an undercoat painting technology, which is basically the same printing method used on the TP5 and TP5x golf balls (the side stamps respectively). So, yeah, this is “combat-proven” technology.

TaylorMade Just Announced Their Latest TP5, TP5 X, TP5 Pix Golf Balls - Review
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But optics aside, we’re all interested in performance per-se, and here the TP5 Pix are nothing short of amazing, as they use the same 5 layer construction we already admired in TaylorMade’s new TP5 golf balls. To break it down simply, the TL;DR version of the five-layer technology goes something like this: we have a large 16 compression core, which makes for the TP5 Pix’s inner most portion, which is encapsulated into a second core of sorts, then we have a mantle layer, and each layer is getting increasingly firmer. This peculiar choice of materials/technologies is aimed at helping golfers with generating less spin hence more ball speed on both long iron shots and tee shots.

The “final boss” of the TP5 Pix is the external rigid inner-cover, which is then coated with the very soft cast-urethane outer cover, which enhances greenside spin and boosts short game control. Tech specs aside, it is claimed that the main attribute of the new TP5 Pix is the visibility thing, which makes this baby easier to see compared to a “normie” whitey golf-ball. To quote Mike Fox, Category Director of Golf Balls & Accessories:

“White, round and sits on the ground is no longer the norm for golf balls. Visual technology has given us the opportunity to not only change the appearance of the golf ball but also allows for players to see immediate feedback where spin matters most – on and around the greens.”

So, to recap, the new TP5 Pix comes with all the standard high-end features of the TP5 including the new Speed Layer System featuring HFM, TaylorMade’s patented High Flex Material, which is the fastest ever used by the company, the Tri Fast Core and the Dual Spin Cover, which works together with the cast urethane SoftTough cover, and on top of that, you get the “scientifically proven to be the best in the world” 2-color pattern, which is superior to the regular single-color golf ball design.

In our view, the TP5 Pix are TaylorMade’s answer to Truvis, but that’s an awful logo; however, scientifically speaking, these golf balls seem to be the real deal, and if proven true to TaylorMade’s claims, this will soon become the new norm in the industry (the 2-color pattern that is).

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Categories Explained:


– Designed for mid- to high-handicap golfers with swing speeds below 90 mph; typically feature two-piece construction and firm covers; promote greater distance over high spin rates. Examples: Pinnacle Gold, Slazenger RAW Distance


– Designed for low- to mid-handicap golfers with swing speeds of 90-99 mph; typically feature multi-layer construction and medium-soft covers; happy medium between Value/Recreational and Tour categories for distance and spin qualities. Examples: Titleist NXT Tour, Callaway HEX Diablo


– Designed for low-handicap and professional golfers with swing speeds in excess of 100 mph; typically feature multi-layer construction and soft covers; promote greater spin rates and enhanced feel over distance. Examples: Titleist ProV1, Bridgestone Tour B330