We have got used to Tiger Woods is helping Bridgestone Golf (e.g. Bridgestone’s 2018 Tour B XS golf ball) in golf ball development.
Now we can see how Rickie Fowler contributed to the development of TaylorMade TP5 & TP5x pix golf ball.
TaylorMade is introducing these days the 2nd generation of the high-visibility line of pix™ golf balls following the success of the first generation which was available in the United States only.
For the first time, pix™ will be available in both the TP5 and TP5x models with a revolutionary visual technology developed in conjunction with Rickie Fowler.
Inspired by Fowler’s insights, TaylorMade uniquely positioned a single TaylorMade logo and aligned it perfectly with that TP5/TP5x stamp to form a natural pathway through the center of the ball.
12 strategically placed multi-color graphics frame the single TaylorMade logo and TP5/TP5x stamp to form the company’s new ClearPath Alignment™ – the marquee feature of the new pix.
ClearPath not only helps with alignment, but it provides immediate feedback on the quality of the roll.
On a well-struck putt where the ball is rolling end-over-end, the golfer can see a clearing in the middle of the ball which provides two key pieces of information:
- You’ve started the ball on your intended line;
- You’ve hit a quality putt.
As I said above, pix is available now in both TP5 and TP5x models – which utilize TaylorMade’s proprietary 5-layer construction to achieve enhanced speed while still offering complete tee-to-green performance.
In 2019, TaylorMade enhanced its flagship line of Tour balls and improved speed without impacting other areas of performance.
The Speed-Layer System is comprised of four increasingly stiff layers, featuring a material called HFM. HFM is the fastest material TaylorMade has ever used and is essentially a tightly wound spring and when compressed generates more rebound energy for more ball speed.
The 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 combination of these three layers work in conjunction to create lower drag and increased carry – the primary reason TP5 and TP5x have become the hottest Tour balls in golf.
The Dual-Spin Cover boasts an ultra-soft cast urethane cover and a 30% more rigid inner cover.
This system creates a condition that is ideal for greenside control, as the rigid inner cover forces the soft urethane cover into wedge grooves for maximum spin generation.
TaylorMade TP5 / TP5x pix golf ball – pricing
The Taylormade TP5 and TP5x pix golf balls are available at retail at an RRP of:
- £49.99 / € 58 / NOK 529 / SEK 549 / DKK 449 / CHF 65 per dozen.