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“Speed meets enhanced visibility” in new TaylorMade TP5 Pix golf balls

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TaylorMade has announced the release of a brand new ball — the TaylorMade TP5 Pix, which features advanced visual technology (which you can clearly see in the featured image, which is, well, the point).

According to the company, the design for the ball was created while working with partners at Indiana University who found that the human eye processes lighter colors more efficiently when it’s darker and darker colors when it’s lighter, leading to the two-color pattern of the TP5 Pix as opposed to the typical single color design seen in most golf balls.

The TP5 Pix features two colors within one shape enhancing visibility at all times. The larger contrast graphics of the TP5 Pix aims to allow golfers to see how much overall spin and side spin is generated around the green, with the 12 evenly-spaced images providing feedback immediately on the spin being produced on shots around the green.

Speaking on the TP5 Pix, Mike Fox, Category Director, Golf Balls, said

“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 players to see immediate feedback where spin matters most – on and around the greens.”

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The TP5, of course, is equipped with all the features of the standard TP5. To recap, these include, a new Speed Layer System comprised of four increasingly stiff layers, featuring a new material called High Flex Material (HFM). According to TaylorMade, HFM is the fastest material the company has ever used, and the tightly wound spring of the HFM aims to create more rebound energy when compressed for added ball speed and also to increase the force on the driver face for added distance.

The Tri-Fast Core of the TP5 Pix features an extra large low-compression inner core with a progressively stiffer outer core and mantle. Working in conjunction, these three layers seek to create lower drag and increased carry.

Also included in the new TP5 Pix is its Dual-Spin Cover which contains an ultra-soft cast urethane cover and a 30 percent more rigid inner cover. This system aims to provide golfers with maximum greenside control, as the rigid inner cover seeks to force the soft urethane cover into wedge grooves for ultimate spin generation.

Finishing the TP5 Pix is a new SoftTough cast urethane cover which features a cast urethane compound and new paint formulation, in an aim to improve scuff resistance, shear resistance, and overall durability.

TP5 Pix will be available at retail on March 22 at an MSRP of $44.99 per dozen.

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Gianni is a freelance writer. He holds a Bachelor of Arts as well as a Diploma in Sports Journalism. He can be contacted at gmagliocco@outlook.com. Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

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  1. jamho3

    Mar 14, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    Those are ugly, Truvis for life!

  2. JP

    Mar 13, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    I must be a freak of nature! All this time, I’ve been able to find an all white golf ball! I am amazing!!!

    • Tiger Noods

      Mar 13, 2019 at 8:45 pm

      It’s not about *finding* the ball. It’s about being able to establish it as a 3-dimensional object in your vision, instead of a 2-dimensional optical illusion that many run into. This prevents skulling balls, and that’s why TruVis is popular.

      But sure, you’re amazing. Good job. You’re so special, you must be American.

      • yellolab

        Mar 15, 2019 at 1:43 pm

        “This prevents skulling balls”…..seriously? Prevents?

    • Noe Mormon

      Mar 13, 2019 at 8:47 pm

      Amazing! Special!

      Great job, princess!

    • jj7

      Mar 14, 2019 at 1:53 am

      proud of you man. you’ve finally graduated from the mini-golf course

  3. Mat

    Mar 13, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    Ugly logo, but scientifically the real deal.

    This will be the new norm.

  4. Straight

    Mar 13, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    No such thing as side spin. Only back spin and spin axis. Please stop referring to side spin. People get confused by this. Won’t be long before you write something about “top spin.”

    • Vectors

      Mar 14, 2019 at 3:58 am

      Knowledge of axis systems would tell you either a) you have total spin and spin axis, or b) back spin and side spin. Given the numbers from either coordinate base you can easily calculate the other with a little trigonometry.

      Both systems work, you’re just arguing terminology

  5. Alex

    Mar 13, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    Vintage Taylormade…hitch your wagon to a gimmick. Hopefully Sam’s Club buys them out in time for the launch of the M17 which should be out next fall.

    • Jeffrey

      Mar 14, 2019 at 8:58 am

      Joke isn’t funny anymore. They have had a 1 year release cycle just like most other companies for many years now.

  6. Metthew

    Mar 13, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    I gamed the Truvis to see what was up. I’ll give these a shot

  7. Swirley

    Mar 13, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    You losers will all be playing these ugly rocks the second DJ or Rickie puts them into play. Losers…

  8. V

    Mar 13, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    I can definitely tell when my ball is going left or (way) right without it looking like something out of a video game. Should look great in the fall too. Fail.

  9. golfraven

    Mar 13, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    What is next? Bananas on the balls?

  10. 2putttom

    Mar 13, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    first skinny jeans now …… golf balls that look like something outta Mario Brothers.

  11. ND Hickman

    Mar 13, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    I’ll stick with my Truvis but hope TM fans like these balls.

  12. grossmsj

    Mar 13, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    I could see these would be excellent to practice with, when you can focus on the feedback from shots you are working on. I might buy a dozen for that.
    No way would I be caught dead playing them.

  13. Tider992010

    Mar 13, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    It amazes me how each OEM has the same technology and name it something else, truvis vs PIX, jailbreak vs hammerhead, speed channel vs cut through technology, speed foam vs gel. Everyone works from the PGA allowed limit so they all should be pretty good. It just ends up being what looks good to you individually. When is a 4 iron, not a 4 iron……….., when it is a 3 iron with a 4 on it.

    • I

      Mar 13, 2019 at 6:51 pm

      Get over the whole iron label thing man.
      Back in the day there were no A wedges and no G wedges. They didn’t know how to name a Gap wedge. And go back even longer they didn’t have a Sand wedge.
      Shall we take numbers off woods and start calling them by names again?
      Wuss

    • Old Man Shaking Fist At Sky

      Mar 13, 2019 at 8:49 pm

      Only Balata Balls are real balls.

      Get off my lawn.

  14. Summit

    Mar 13, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    Those might be the ugliest looking design they could have put on the ball. Fail…

    And to the person that mentioned “camouflage on a golf ball during the fall”, you are absolutely right! this will be impossible to see when the leaves start falling.

  15. Mako Shark

    Mar 13, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    Guy Fieri comment had me lmao. looks like a distracting ball to make the game even harder – who can focus on this thing?

  16. dat

    Mar 13, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    These look like they are meant to get lost in the weeds.

  17. david

    Mar 13, 2019 at 1:18 pm

    taylormades answer to truvis… eh.

  18. John

    Mar 13, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    It took a university study to come up withe revelation that we see dark colours clearer in light conditions and light colours more clearly in dark conditions? I’d figured that out for myself, thanks.

  19. Robyeaks

    Mar 13, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    This comment thread is the highlight of my day. Dilly dilly.

  20. Ryan

    Mar 13, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    I introduce to you the Callaway Xhot golf ball, by Taylormade.

  21. Jim

    Mar 13, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    Just looks like TM’s answer to the Callaway Truvis. Not that good looking though.

  22. David

    Mar 13, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    Finally a ball that looks like Guy Fieri.

  23. Boyo

    Mar 13, 2019 at 11:55 am

    Never did like those Callaway soccer balls either…

  24. Smith

    Mar 13, 2019 at 11:22 am

    Chrome5 TP Soft with TruPix Technology

  25. Mvan

    Mar 13, 2019 at 11:08 am

    This is literally like putting camouflage on a golf ball during the fall here in MI

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Toulon Santa Monica: The inside scoop

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As many have already seen this week in the forums, we spotted a brand new model from Toulon: the Santa Monica.

There were a lot of finer details going on with this putter that got peoples ears up including

  • The one-piece design – no variable weight sole plate
  • A classic head shape with Toulon refinements
  • The finish & overall aesthetics

Thanks to a ton of positive feedback, we had to find out more.  So, we went right to the top and called up Sean Toulon to find out about this new model and what else might be coming in the near future.

Here’s what we know:

The Santa Monica, that was captured is part of a larger project that will be going all out when it comes to customization and “showing the world what we can do when it comes to design and manufacturing,” according to Toulon. This line of putters will not be available on the grand scale and instead will focus on individual pieces and prioritize the customer experience.

This new line from Toulon will also include new putters not yet seen, although we have one name so far: La Grange (shout out to Texas!), and it will also include different materials not currently found in the Toulon/Odyssey line. The focus will be 100 percent on boutique, different and just for you, said Toulon. The new line will center around exercising total creativity, and also have the potential for one-off and limited-number pieces.

We don’t have a timeline for when these will become available to the public, but when we do, we will be sure to let you know.

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Viktor Hovland signing with Ping”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from Dave D and it surrounds Viktor Hovland’s future as a Ping staffer. There has been plenty of chatter on our forums after Dave D shared this post from @golfnation_’s Instagram account.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • cvhookem3: “Seems like he was hinting at that with his equipment changes at the US Open. Good for him. He should be a lot of fun to watch.”
  • bladehunter: “Figured. He had near a full ping bag anyway. Love this kid. I really predict great things. Loads of raw tools.”
  • ImagineThat: “I think we’ll be seeing a lot of Viktor Hovland in the future…enough where his name will no longer appear strange. He seems to really be an upbeat guy with a nice personality, and he has a nice friendly smile to go with it.”

Golf Digest’s E. Michael Johnson reported Hovland is now a Ping man, writing he “signed a multi-year deal with Ping to play a minimum of 11 clubs, including driver and putter, along with a Ping staff bag and logo on the hat.”

Entire Thread: “Viktor Hovland signing with Ping?”

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TaylorMade signs Matthew Wolff to a multi-year deal; Wolff WITB

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TaylorMade Golf has officially announced the signing of Matthew Wolff on a multi-year agreement that will see the 20-year-old play the company’s metal woods, irons, wedges, putter and ultimately, TaylorMade’s flagship golf ball, the TP5x.

Wolff had previously unveiled that he would be making his professional debut at this week’s Travelers Championship, and just as top prospect Collin Morikawa did earlier at this month’s Canadian Open, Wolff will do so as a TaylorMade staffer.

The NCAA All-American and 2019 NCAA Division I individual champion made his debut on the PGA Tour at the Waste Management Phoenix Open earlier this year where he finished T50 after opening his week with a round of five-under par.

Matthew Wolff WITB

Driver: TaylorMade M6 (8 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design TP 7TX

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade M6 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS Smoke 6.5 TX

Utility Iron: TaylorMade P760 (2)
Shaft: Nippon Modus 130x

Irons: TaylorMade P750 Tour Proto (3-PW)
Shafts: Nippon Modus 130x

Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind Raw (52, 56, 62 degrees)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold X100

Putter: TaylorMade Spider X Copper

 

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