Expert Review: TaylorMade TP5 Pix 2.0 Golf BallsPublished on 03/14/2023 · 5 min readThis review is my honest opinion of the golf balls, which I purchased with my own money in June of 2022.
All photos courtesy of Joshua Malutan
About this Review: This review is my honest opinion of the golf balls, which I purchased with my own money in June of 2022.
The TaylorMade TP5 Pix 2.0 is a great ball for any mid to low handicapper (10 handicap and below). It is a great ball to be utilized for green side spin and a hot launch off the tee. The ball is consistent throughout the round, and the spin rate stays consistent through its use.
About the golf ball I own
- Model: 2022 TP5 Pix 2.0
- Color: White with the American Flag logo
- Average score: 82
- Handicap: 9.4
- Experience: 10 years of playing golf
- Right/Left-handed: Right-handed
- Typical shot shape: Draw
- Typical trajectory: Medium
- Club swing speed: 110 mph (Driver)
- When I bought this: I bought these balls June of 2022 to hit them for a round.
- Days tested: I used these balls to play in Nashville on a course called Hermitage Golf Club in the fall weather of wet rough and firm greens.
- Where I’ve used it: I have used these balls in NC and TN, where the rough is grown out, and most of the greens I play on are more firm than soft, depending on the day.
- Weather and wind conditions: I used this ball in warm conditions and rain. It was a tiny bit windy one round.
- Turf conditions: Kentucky Bluegrass, Bermuda
- Green speeds: Green speeds varied from 9-10.5
How it performs
What I was looking for
I sought a very durable and consistent green side spin in a golf ball. In addition, I wanted a very distance-oriented golf ball that does not compromise the spin rate around the greens.
Why I chose this golf ball
I decided to buy the TP5 Pix 2.0 balls because of the reviews I heard from fellow golfers and online. I knew TaylorMade started making higher-quality balls. I also decided to try these because of the alignment logos to help with my lines. I have been hitting ProV1s and, at times, Vice tour for a budget purpose, but I did not want to compromise my game on a budget ball. The ultimate decision was to give the alignment logo ball a chance.
What I love about it
- Distance: The TP5 Pix was a collaboration with Rickie Fowler. TaylorMade ended up redesigning their dimple pattern to have about 322 dimples in which the aerodynamics increased, allowing for a greater distance in the ball.
- Feel: The feel is very consistent. I like that I can feel the soft cover on the ball with my chipping, in which I can attack firm greens and trust in the spin for a more consistent ball.
- Green Spin: The new five-layer construction in the ball is the reason the spin is not compromised. The Dual-Spin Cover is a very soft and durable urethane cover in which the spin can stay high around the greens and have a low spin on the driver to maximize distance.
- Durability: The durability is great on this ball. I can get about 2-4 rounds out of a ball without noticing much change in its performance. I believe it is mostly due to this urethane cover on the ball, which makes it durable.
- Color: This ball is a matte finish and is available in white along with different patterns listed. One can get colored triangles, and plenty of customizable logos are available on the TaylorMade website.
Issues I’ve encountered
- Color: This ball is a matte finish and is available in white along with different patterns listed. One can get colored triangles, and plenty of customizable logos are available on the TaylorMade website. The color options are nice for personalization, but the 12 evenly spaced color pattern is a negative for some golfers who dislike a heavy visual at address like myself.
Best shot with this golf ball
I was playing at Hermitage Golf Club in Nashville, TN. For the first nine holes, I hit a Srixon Z-star, and then on the back, I played the TaylorMade TP5 for comparison. I was struggling off the tee on the front 9. I remember I was approaching the 10th tee box, and it was a short par 4 and very tight. I decided to hit my 5 wood which is my 225 club to have 120 left for my approach. I hit my shot so well off the tee with a baby draw that I had 100 yards left. I followed this with a perfect 100-yard swing with my 54-degree in which I had some solid spin, and it stuck to five feet. It was an easy tap in birdie from there.
Value for the money vs. other options
The TP5 Pix is by no means a budget ball, with a dozen listed at $49.99 at all local golf shops. The Titleist ProV1 is listed at $50 a dozen, which is the same price and more popular. The Srixon Z-Star is also around the $40-50 range. The TaylorMade TP5 Pix is a top-tier ball for an advanced golfer, and I found that I have more consistent spin and distance over the listed balls above.
This ball unlocks a true potential of green side spin for all chip shots and improves my distance off the tee. The five-layer components in developing this ball keep it consistent from the tee to the green.