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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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  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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Driver: TaylorMade M6 (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7 X

3-wood: TaylorMade M5 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana S+ 80 X

Driving iron: TaylorMade P790
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We are a little more than halfway through the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, and so far the course is giving and taking as much as you would expect from a perfect setup by the USGA.

Taking the lead on Thursday and continuing to lurk into the weekend is Justin Rose. Since we have been paying close attention to his Honma golf bag all year, we noticed a shaft change in his Tour World driver.

We reached out to TPT to see if we could get an update on what Rose has put in play for what is often referred to as one of the toughest driving weeks of the year. Here’s the inside info

“Justin has put into play a TPT Golf 14 MKP-LT-SW shaft in his Honma driver. This shaft is a full 10 CPM ( Cycles per Minute ) stiffer than the 15 LKP-LT-SW shaft that he put in play at The Memorial after testing it that week. It’s also different in that it has a Mid Kick Point (MKP), where as the 15 LKP-LT-SW has a Low-Kick-Point (LKP) design.”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from Ivyguy who is on the lookout for the best driver to be had at an affordable price ($300 or less). Our members give their suggestions, with plenty of different drivers getting a mention.

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.

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