Need To Know
When Rickie Fowler dumped Titleist to switch to a TaylorMade golf ball, it was only a matter of time before one of the best putters on the planet was going to have some input towards a new ball.
The TaylorMade pix is available in TP5 and TP5x models with a revolutionary visual technology developed in conjunction Fowler himself.
Co-Developed By Rickie Fowler
Fowler has long been recognised as one of the best putters on the PGA Tour and his insights proved invaluable in the creation of pix.
Over the course of a year, TaylorMade teamed with him to develop a golf ball that reflects his swagger and meets the performance demands of competing at the highest level.
Like many golfers, Fowler prefers to draw a line on his golf ball to help him align putts on the green.
The previous generation of pix and all other high-visibility products made that virtually impossible.
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 centre of the ball.
Twelve (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 ball which provides two key pieces of information:
1) You’ve started the ball on your intended line
2) You’ve hit a quality putt
For the first time, pix is available in both TP5 and TP5x models – which utilise TaylorMade’s proprietary 5-layer construction to achieve enhanced speed while still offering complete tee-to- green performance.
The company has combined the revolutionary technology of ClearPath AlignmentTM and the unmatched swagger of Fowler with the hottest Tour balls in the game.
In 2019, TaylorMade enhanced their 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 - 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.
When it comes to golf balls, GolfMagic shares the opinion of many others in that TaylorMade set the benchmark with the TP5 and TP5x balls.
From a performance perspective, nothing compares to a TP5 or TP5x and the new pix balls have added a fresh new dimension with the help of Fowler.
You might be a player who isn't too fussed about having lines on your golf ball, in which case just stick to a TP5 or TP5x, but if you take alignment seriously, then the new pix ball is for you.
The contrastic graphics and colours not only look great, but they give you instant feedback on your putts.
Hit the practice green with a sleeve of these and you'll find out a lot about your stroke instantly. Make a good stroke and you can immediately see the gap between the frames as the ball is rolling, if the gap isn't consistent then you haven't made a good putt.
Having this sort of alignment on a highly-performing ball is an added benefit that you shouldn't miss out on, especially if you already use a TP5 or TP5x ball.
If you're sitting there thinking the alignment graphics are just a gimmick, buy yourself a sleeve and find out how wrong you are for yourself.
RRP £49.99 per dozen.
For more information, please visit TaylorMadeGolf.com.