Expert Review: TaylorMade TP5x Pix USA Golf Balls Published on 03/14/2023 · 3 min readThis review is my honest opinion of the golf balls, which I purchased with my own money in May of 2022.
All photos courtesy of Ryan Hernandez
About this Review: This review is my honest opinion of the golf balls, which I purchased with my own money in May of 2022.
Besides the fun aesthetic of the TaylorMade TP5x Pix USA’s theme, they can be used for alignment putting and as virtually a cheat code for putts due to their clear path alignment technology.
About the golf ball I tested
- Model: 2022 TaylorMade TP5x Pix USA
- Color: White
- Average score: 76
- Handicap: 2.7
- Experience: 26 years of golf
- Right/Left-handed: Right-handed
- Typical shot shape: Fade
- Typical trajectory: High
- Club swing speed: 105mph
- When I tested this: May 2022
- Days tested: 100+
- Where I’ve used it: Chipping and putting practice area, on-course
- Weather and wind conditions: From rain to shine, wind to calm
- Turf conditions: All
- Green speeds: All
How it performs
What I was looking for
I was hunting for something that performs like a ProV1 but does not scuff so easily. Unfortunately, they are expensive, and I go through ProV1s so fast.
Why I chose to test this golf ball
I chose to test the TaylorMade TP5x for its looks and alignment; the clear path allows for ease when lining up putts on the desired line, getting them off on the right line. I considered all the major brands, including the Callaway Chrome Soft Truvis, Bridgestone RX, and Srixon ZX.
What I love about them
- Distance: The TaylorMade TP5x Pix balls have a very good distance, especially in the X model. A bit firmer than a ProV1, but I feel it jumps off the face, especially the driver.
- Green Spin: This non-X version springs really well. I can spin it from a lot of different places. Even more so than the ProV1 before.
- Durability: It seems very durable. Where I was scratching or dimpling a ProV1, the TP5x seemed untarnished, especially with wedges and out of the bunker.
- Color: I love the TP5x Pix all over. At first, I thought the colors were random, but the 2.0 version has done a nice job with the clear path alignment.
Issues I’ve encountered
- Feel: Not the best feel off the putter. Sometimes it feels a bit hard. The ProV1 and Chrome Soft feel a bit better.
Best shot with this golf ball
I needed to hit a cut around a tree on a par 4 with a 5 iron. I needed to hit it high and carry some green side trouble. I could spin this how I needed to execute and keep it on the green.
Value for the money vs. other options
Most premium golf balls ring around the same price as the TaylorMade TP5x. One can often get them for lower than ProV1s; however, like with Titleist, they rarely go on sale. In contrast, the Callaway Chrome Soft line and Srixon ZX line are more willing to give one a deal making it easier to pick up multiple boxes.
The TaylorMade TP5x Pix balls are fun to play with, and they compete with any ball on the market. Consider the Pix, especially, for help lining up putts on the green.