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Co-designed by Rickie Fowler, 2020 TaylorMade TP5 and TP5X Pix golf balls feature new ClearPath Alignment System

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TaylorMade Golf has unveiled the all-new TP5 and TP5x Pix golf balls, which are co-developed by Rickie Fowler and feature the brand’s new ClearPath Alignment System.

Inspired by Fowler’s insights, the second generation of the Pix golf ball contains the all-new ClearPath Alignment System, which features a uniquely positioned single TaylorMade logo aligned with the TP5/TP5x stamp, which is designed to form a natural pathway through the center of the ball.

TaylorMade TP5, TP5X pix

Twelve multi-color graphics frame the single TaylorMade logo and TP5/TP5x stamp to form the company’s new ClearPath Alignment System, which not only aims to help with a player’s alignment but also seeks to provide feedback on the quality of the roll by allowing golfers to see the ball roll end-over-end.

TaylorMade TP5, TP5X pix

Speaking on the creation of the new TaylorMade TP5 and TP5X Pix balls, which he will put into play at this week’s Waste Management Phoenix Open, Fowler said

“The Pix graphics give you a precise focal point to work with. When we started developing the new design, one of my first comments was if we didn’t have the full TaylorMade logo in two places, we would have space to create a path that works for alignment and feedback.”

TaylorMade TP5, TP5X pix

For the first time, Pix is available in both TP5 and TP5x models. Both feature TaylorMade’s five-layer construction designed to achieve enhanced speed while still offering complete tee-to-green performance.

Like it’s predecessor, the TP5 and TP5X contain the brand’s Speed-Layer System which is comprised of four increasingly stiff layers that feature HFM. According to the company, HFM is a tightly wound spring that, when compressed, generates more rebound energy for more ball speed.

TaylorMade TP5, TP5X pix

The ball’s Tri-Fast Core consists of an extra-large, low-compression inner core (16 compression in TP5, 25 compression in TP5x) and a progressively stiffer outer core and mantle. The three layers are designed to work in conjunction to provide golfers with a ball that creates lower drag and increased carry.

Completing the new additions from TaylorMade is the Dual-Spin Cover containing an ultra-soft cast urethane cover and a 30 percent more rigid inner cover. The rigid inner cover is designed to force the soft urethane cover into wedge grooves for maximum spin generation, creating the perfect condition for maximum greenside control.

TaylorMade TP5, TP5X pix

Speaking on the new balls, Michael Fox, TaylorMade Category Director – Golf Ball & Accessories stated

“We learned a lot in the development of the first generation of pix, but through our partnership with Rickie Fowler we’ve learned even more. His vital feedback led directly to the development of the ClearPath Alignment System. It’s not just about unique cool designs that are easier to see, it’s now validated at the top of the pyramid with a performance benefit like nothing else out there. It’s the ideal combination of style and function.”

TaylorMade TP5, TP5X pix

The TP5 and TP5x Pix will be available at retail on 2/28 at an MSRP of $44.99 per dozen.

 

 

 

 

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Gianni is the Assistant Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at gianni@golfwrx.com. Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

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  1. Jerry

    Jan 29, 2020 at 7:40 pm

    At first glance, based on the color scheme I thought this was an old article from Halloween. As several others commented, how about something truly useful, optic yellow.

  2. hl

    Jan 29, 2020 at 6:20 pm

    nothing better than a bunch of high handicappers bagging on a professional with multiple wins, solely cause he’s never won a major. Clowns

  3. BD

    Jan 29, 2020 at 6:10 pm

    My eyes rolled so much that I think they did a 360.

  4. Patrick

    Jan 29, 2020 at 4:03 pm

    Nothing like waiting for some hack to take 2 minutes to line it up just right…. and come up three feet short.

  5. dat

    Jan 29, 2020 at 3:23 pm

    load of marketing bs

  6. steve

    Jan 29, 2020 at 2:19 pm

    “Inspired by Fowler’s insights, the second generation of the Pix golf ball contains the all-new ClearPath Alignment System, which features a uniquely positioned single TaylorMade logo aligned with the TP5/TP5x stamp, which is designed to form a natural pathway through the center of the ball.”

    So were just making up names and thinking its innovative, huh?

  7. Chris

    Jan 29, 2020 at 1:27 pm

    Fowler designed it? Sweet so I’ll miss the cut and never win a major as well.

  8. ScottBinSLC

    Jan 29, 2020 at 12:53 pm

    TP5 in Optic Yellow needed. Nuff said

  9. SJT

    Jan 29, 2020 at 12:21 pm

    I am still hoping to see the TP5x in Optic Yellow. Not a fan of the Pix look. I think it is actually distracting.

  10. John

    Jan 29, 2020 at 12:02 pm

    No i will never use a taylor made ball.. enough of fowler

  11. steve

    Jan 29, 2020 at 10:36 am

    Its not really working for Fowler

  12. D

    Jan 29, 2020 at 10:32 am

    Did anyone even see someone play the old TP5 Pix golf ball? I never saw one on golf course last year.

  13. David

    Jan 29, 2020 at 9:51 am

    TP5 is my preferred ball. Only thing I would change is to add a simple black line for putting alignment. Just a black line that won’t wear off like a sharpie does. I wish they would at least offer a black line as a customization option. I can take or leave the other “pix” graphics, doesn’t bother me but also doesn’t add value for me personally.

  14. Jim Thomson

    Jan 29, 2020 at 9:38 am

    Interesting that Canadian bilingual packaging is pictured.

  15. JP

    Jan 29, 2020 at 9:32 am

    This is getting stupid. Roll out a new graphic every few months and claim it’s revolutionary. Callaway beat you to it with Truvis and you just keep trying to keep up. TP5 & TP5X are great balls indeed, but really?!?

    • JP

      Jan 29, 2020 at 9:38 am

      Oh yeah, Callaway also beat you to Triple Track too. Haha

      Will TM now make a matching clearpath alignment putter? LOL

      • Patrick Reed

        Jan 29, 2020 at 9:36 pm

        Nice input JP. Might want to look in retail stores at the new Callaway putter that’s identical to TM’s spider putter. The ignorant posts I see on this website is unbelievable.

  16. JD

    Jan 29, 2020 at 9:18 am

    The quality of my eye roll while reading this article was much improved over last years model.

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Puma unveil new Ignite NXT Crafted footwear

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Puma Golf has launched its new Ignite NXT Crafted footwear – a new version of the NXT with premium leather accents.

The upper of the shoe features a premium leather saddle wrapped around Pwrframe reinforcement. The Pwrframe TPU is an ultra-thin frame that is placed in high-stress areas of the upper for lightweight in a bid to offer added support and increased stability.

Puma Ignite NXT Crafted footwear

The new additions feature Puma’s Pro-Form TPU outsole with an organically-altered traction pattern, containing over 100 strategically placed directional hexagon lugs in proper zones, designed to provide maximum stability and traction.

Puma Ignite NXT Crafted footwear

The Ignite NXT Crafted footwear contain a full-length IGNITE Foam midsole, wrapped in Soleshield in design to offer maximum durability, comfort and energy return. Soleshield is a micro-thin TPU film that is vacuum-formed around the midsole designed to make cleaning off dirt and debris effortless.

Puma Ignite NXT Crafted footwear

Speaking on the new Ignite NXT Crafted footwear, Andrew Lawson, PLM Footwear, Puma Golf said

“The Ignite NXT Crafted perfectly fuse the beauty of handcrafted shoemaking with modern development techniques to deliver optimum elegance and peak performance. With the combination of style and performance these shoes will appeal to a wide variety of golfers – those who appreciate the classic look of a leather saddle shoe and those who value modern comfort and stability technologies being a part of their game.”

Puma Ignite NXT Crafted footwear

The Ignite NXT Crafted shoes are available in 4 colorways: White-Leather Brown-Team Gold, Black-Leather Brown-Team Gold, Peacoat-Leather Brown-Team Gold and White-Hi-Rise-Team Gold) and come in sizes 7-15.

Puma Ignite NXT Crafted footwear

The shoes cost $140 per pair and are available online and at retail beginning today, June 5, 2020.

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What GolfWRXers are saying about the best Nike driver ever

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In our forums, our members have been discussing Nike drivers. WRXer ‘DixieD’ is currently building up a Nike bag and has reached out to fellow members for driver advice, and WRXers have been sharing what they feel is the best Nike driver ever made.

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.

  • Ger21: “VR Pro LE? I have two I was still playing last year.”
  • mahonie: “The STR8-Fit Tour was one of the best drivers I’ve played. Still have it the garage and take it to the range occasionally…it would possibly still be in the bag if it hadn’t developed a ‘click’ in the head which I cannot fix. Long, straight(ish) and nice sound.”
  • jackr189: “The VR_S is one of the best.”
  • Finaus_Umbrella: “I played the Vapor Fly Pro, and still do on occasion for nostalgia sake. Sound and feel are great, but it demands a good strike.”
  • PowderedToastMan: “I enjoyed the SQ Tour back in the day, the one Tiger used forever. Do I miss it? Not at all, but it was a pretty good club for its time.”

Entire Thread: “Best Nike driver?”

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What GolfWRXers are saying about driving irons for mid-handicappers

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In our forums, our members have been discussing whether mid-handicappers can benefit from a driving iron. WRXer ‘jomatty’ says:

“I average about 230 off the tee on good drives. I can get a little more sometimes, but 230 is probably the average. I’m 42 years old and shoot in the mid to low 80’s. I do not get along with fairway woods very well, especially off the tee, and really don’t get enough extra length over my hybrid to consider using it aside from very rare situations on par 5’s (I’ve considered just going from driver to 19-degree hybrid and getting an extra wedge or something).”…

…and wants to know if he would be better served by a driving iron. Our members have been sharing their thoughts and suggestions.

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.

  • MtlJeff: “If you can shoot mid 80’s, you probably hit it well enough to hit a bunch of different clubs. Personally, I think hybrids are easier to hit….but some driving irons are quite forgiving. I use a G400 crossover that is very easy to hit and looks more iron-like. Something like that you might like. Be careful with some of them though because they aren’t always super forgiving, so you’d have to hit them first.”
  • HackerD: “G410 crossover is my version of a driving iron, feel like I hit it straighter than a hybrid. Just as easy to hit as a hybrid.”
  • hanginnwangin: “I shoot in the low 80s normally and in the 70s on my really good days. I have probably around the same or similar swing speed as you. I have been hitting my 4 iron off the tee on tight holes, and it’s been working pretty well so far. I hit it about 190-220. I have a 4 hybrid but just can’t hit it as consistently as the 4 iron, and it doesn’t even go much farther. I have a 5 wood which I only use for 220+ yard par 3s or wide-open fairways. Basically, it’s all personal preference and what you do best with. Everyone is going to be different. Try new stuff out and see what works. But if irons are the strongest part of your game (they are for me as well), I would give the 4 iron a shot. You can get a lot of roll out on the tee shots with it,”
  • Hellstrom: “Don’t laugh, but I bought a 17* hybrid with a senior flex shaft at a garage sale for $5, and I can hit it nice and easy and keep it in play without losing any distance. My driver SS is between 105 and 110 usually and swinging this thing feels like swinging a spaghetti noodle, but it works. I don’t have it in the bag all the time, but I do use it for certain courses. I take my 6 iron out and throw that in, so if I struggle with getting the ball off the tee, I just go to that.”

Entire Thread: “Driving iron for a mid-handicapper”

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