TaylorMade TP5 Pix, Myth or Fact?

flushemflushem Members Posts: 1,445 ✭✭
edited Mar 13, 2019 5:41pm in Golf Balls #1
neon yellow balls

then matte finish bright balls led by Volvik Vivid

Now TM TP5 Pix.



Wonder Myth or Fact



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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  • Z1ggy16Z1ggy16 Members Posts: 7,172 ✭✭
    Honestly the #1 reason why I'd want a Hi Vis ball is to track the flight off the tee into white clouds, not to find it in the rough (although that's nice, too).



    I wish I could get deep red or orange in tour caliber balls as this Pix tech isn't going to help (at least I don't think) make the mostly white ball visible flying in the same frame as clouds.
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  • flushemflushem Members Posts: 1,445 ✭✭
    edited Mar 13, 2019 5:56pm #3
    the Highest visible ball for me is matte finished red. Whether in air or ground, I could not miss it. My buddy called it illegit



    I wonder TP5 Pix will beat that.
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  • Z1ggy16Z1ggy16 Members Posts: 7,172 ✭✭
    Well, that makes sense because red is on the opposite side of the color wheel from green. Something like a yellow ball is probably the worst color when it comes to finding a ball in the grass, although it's fairly easy to track the flight. Red is still probably better though as it's also opposite from blue (orange I believe is the highest contrast to blue, hence, OJ life preservers, etc) and still IMO the best color for Hi Vis balls.
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  • BiggErnBiggErn Members Posts: 2,183 ✭✭
    I may give it a go when they come out with other colors and designs.
  • StanksStanks Everything I post is confrontational Members Posts: 1,155 ✭✭
    They will be hot sellers. I think the golfers are done with the honeymoon phase of bright / patterned golf balls. They are still selling steadily it seems and there is sure to be more of a following given Titleist and their Prov1 drinking the coolade. It only makes sense for TM to follow suit or make something their own offering with a twist.



    I’ll try them. I already think it’s the best ball on the market (minus Nike RZN TOUR black in volt finish) but this is a bonus.
  • jwb10jwb10 Major Winner MarsPosts: 891 ✭✭
    x, too ??
  • jjmurryjjmurry Members Posts: 66 ✭✭
    jwb10 wrote:


    x, too ??


    Nope no X for now, unfortunately. Shameful as it's the best ball TM makes imo
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  • joker2joker2 Posts: 378 ✭✭
    Interesting they put an "x" on the non-X ball.

    From a different point of view, they have a "non" on the X ball already.
    Just say'in...
  • macedanmacedan Posts: 207 ✭✭
    Didn’t see it on here, but Rickie Fowler posted a TP5PIX video on Instagram with Taylormade confirming a release date of 03/22
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  • MaximilianMaximilian Members Posts: 1,338 ✭✭
    I think the standard white and red Truvis balls are kind of fun, but from a visual perspective I actually have a slightly more difficult time seeing them from a distance compared to a white ball.



    I’m sure these new Taylormade balls are more visible, but they’re just so ugly to me. I’ll happily play one if I find one, but I don’t really want to spend money on them.
  • Arlin964Arlin964 Members Posts: 71 ✭✭
    Maximilian wrote:


    I think the standard white and red Truvis balls are kind of fun, but from a visual perspective I actually have a slightly more difficult time seeing them from a distance compared to a white ball.



    I’m sure these new Taylormade balls are more visible, but they’re just so ugly to me. I’ll happily play one if I find one, but I don’t really want to spend money on them.




    Agreed. I played the red and white Tru Vis this weekend and I had to be right on top of the ball before I knew for sure it was a ball. Maybe some of the other color schemes would be better, like the black on yellow.
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  • jbole267jbole267 CalgaryPosts: 325 ✭✭

    I bought a box of these last week for the heck of it and have been messing around a little with them.
    They do look funny, I would never have played it when it was Callaway's idea, however, now that Taylormade did it I decided why not. Fan boy, I know.
    Will see how it goes during a round this weekend.

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