Hello WGT players can anybody justify if the Titleist Pro v is a better ball then then Taylormade TP5 .
It depends on what you're willing to settle for. When the change was made I went from the 81 Nike to the 81 TM. Instant disappointment, the ball played like it was made of cotton. The carry distances were OK but headwinds knocked them down something fierce. Add backspin and you were shaking your head.
I played those balls for a month and then went to the closest equivalent to the 81 Nike- the 40 Titleist. The difference was -.5 in the spin, lesser for the Titleist. I played both balls for a month and came away knowing that the Titleist was superior on the approaches but lacking in the greenside control-i.e., pitches and chips.
I use the 81 TM now because I've adjusted to what it does on the carry, especially into headwinds. Club up and choke down is the new order of the day. The tradeoff is the control on greenside shots. The Titleist used to roll out where the TM stops. That's the .5 difference in spin and that is more important to me than long iron carry. I can club up to offset that but the control around the green is non-negotiable. Pitches and chips are exceptionally accurate with the 81TM, IMO.