TaylorMade TP5 / TP5X pix golf balls a’la Rickie Fowler

By: January 29, 2020

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 TP5 pix golf ball by Rickie Fowler packshot back side

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.

TaylorMade TP5 pix golf ball by Rickie Fowler

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.

TaylorMade TP5 pix golf ball by Rickie Fowler packshot

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.