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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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36 Comments

  1. jamho3

    Mar 14, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    Those are ugly, Truvis for life!

  2. Gwenneth Paltrow

    Mar 13, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    Leave me out of this.

  3. 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

  4. Mat

    Mar 13, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    Ugly logo, but scientifically the real deal.

    This will be the new norm.

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. Metthew

    Mar 13, 2019 at 6:30 pm

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

  8. 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…

  9. 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.

  10. golfraven

    Mar 13, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    What is next? Bananas on the balls?

  11. 2putttom

    Mar 13, 2019 at 3:36 pm

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

  12. ND Hickman

    Mar 13, 2019 at 3:13 pm

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

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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?

  17. dat

    Mar 13, 2019 at 1:58 pm

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

  18. david

    Mar 13, 2019 at 1:18 pm

    taylormades answer to truvis… eh.

  19. 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.

  20. Robyeaks

    Mar 13, 2019 at 12:42 pm

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

  21. Ryan

    Mar 13, 2019 at 12:37 pm

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

  22. Jim

    Mar 13, 2019 at 12:21 pm

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

  23. David

    Mar 13, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    Finally a ball that looks like Guy Fieri.

  24. Boyo

    Mar 13, 2019 at 11:55 am

    Never did like those Callaway soccer balls either…

  25. Smith

    Mar 13, 2019 at 11:22 am

    Chrome5 TP Soft with TruPix Technology

  26. 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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GolfWRX Spotted: Titleist TSi hybrids seeding at The American Express

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To say Titleist has been having success with its TSi metal woods and T-Series irons would be an understatement. Just this past week, the TSi Series drivers were the number one driver at The Sony Open, and in more than one event during the 2020 portion of the PGA Tour season, they swept all major equipment counts from drivers all the way to wedges and putters.

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Now, building on the success of the TSi series, Titleist has just launched its newest TSi hybrids on the PGA Tour at the American Express in La Quinta, California.

TSi2 hybrid from address

Titleist looks to be following the design principles of the TSi series with the TSi2 being a wider-soled hybrid intended to help increase launch while the TSi3 is more compact and also included the same SureFit CG (center of gravity) track that can be found in the TSi3 driver and fairway woods.  

TSi3 hybrid from address

TSi3 hybrid sole

The hybrids will also continue to utilize the SureFit adjustable hosel to fine-tune lie and loft and help golfers dial in ball flight.

We don’t have the full technology story yet, but based on the success of the previous generation hybrids both on tour and with regular golfers, we can expect Titleist has pulled out all the stops to achieve maximum performance.

See what golfers are saying about the TSi hybrids in the forums. 

 

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GolfWRX Spotted: Aldila Ascent shafts at The American Express

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The PGA Tour is back on the mainland and on the west coast this week at The American Express being played at PGA West in La Quinta, California.

That’s not too far from Carlsbad where a majority of the OEMs in golf reside, which also makes it the perfect place to show off some of the latest technology and components to tour players—including shafts.

This week, we spotted the all-new Ascent shaft from Aldila, which judging from the finalized graphics, could be available soon in the retail market.

We reached out to Aldila and parent company Mitsubishi Chemical to get the details on the new shaft and what makes it different from others currently available on the market, and here’s what we know

  • The new Ascent shaft is designed to help golfers increase their ball flight apex while still offering lower spin performance and stability.
  • The shaft uses unique tungsten-infused prepreg to focus mass towards the tip which in turn improves ball speeds and stability while also maintaining feel.

The shaft also features what Aldila is calling an Impact Stabilization Zone—a section of increased stiffness, which, as the name suggests, helps stabilize the head towards impact. It is designed to pair with the heavier tungsten prepreg at the tip to create an active yet stable shaft that promotes launch while maintaining accuracy.

Shaft specs, pricing, and availability

We don’t have confirmation of the retail availability or the pricing of the new Ascent shaft from Aldila, but we do have the spec sheet, which gives some insight into the options that this shaft will be available in.

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GolfWRX Classifieds (01/18/21): Putters! Olson, Bettinardi, Odyssey EXO

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At GolfWRX, we love golf equipment plain and simple.

We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment for the game in many ways. It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball, it even allows us to share another thing – the equipment itself.

One of the best ways to enjoy equipment is to experiment and whether you are looking to buy-sell-or trade (as the name suggests) you can find almost anything in the GolfWRX BST Forum. From one-off custom Scotty Cameron Circle T putters, to iron sets, wedges, and barely hit drivers, you can find it all in our constantly updated marketplace.

These are some of the latest cool finds from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

Member ChiChi – Olson Putter

This milled, copper insert beauty of a putter is gonna set you back, but for good reason: It’s one of a kind.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Olson Putter

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Made in America and ready to roll the rock for you.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Studio Stock

Member codeman – EXO Marxman

Need help with alignment and better roll? This Odyssey EXO Marxman is packed with tech to help you putt better—and is also priced to move.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Marxman

Remember that you can always browse the GolfWRX Classifieds any time here in our forums: GolfWRX Classifieds

You can also follow along on Instagram: GolfWRX Classifieds

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