But to be fair, Mags does upgrade his ball on certain courses to remain competitive in the bigger payout events. He does not always use the L61, so I suspect there are instances when he deems the L61 may just be a small degree less competitive in the those events on certain courses.
I think you'll find he upgrades distance for par 5s, and for higher spin when using the lvl 80s iron set in tourneys introduced since TopGolf took over the show. In any case the lvl 61 is his regular ball.
If you can handle the meter of the L90 irons, this is will work for those with quick reflexes or meter timing and likely allow you to play a slightly cheaper ball.
I'm generally an off ding player missing slightly against the direction of cross breeze and green break. As such a faster meter isn't too troublesome apart from when internet connection is patchy or Flash needs a re-download.
Since ball cost can grow exponentially depending on how much you play, this too can be a factor in club choices along with the meter speed and whether you are playing recreationally or trying to compete among the better players.
True, ball sales is where the money is. Nevertheless the only reason I don't use a high spin ball is because I couldn't be bothered putting in the time to map them and become acquainted with their feel. The distance generated from the lvl 48 and 61 ball compares well with a 5.0 distance rated ball. Importantly, in high wind conditions they're easier for me to predict - I don't use charts, spreadsheets or calculators. Not that there's anything wrong with using them of course.
Now - if you start adding in jacked up sponsor apparel with high end clubs, you can customize your setup to play virtually any ball competitively from what I have seen. Have seen some post amazing scores with 10 credit WGT balls.
I won't be around to see what happens. The game is now a cartoon slot machine. I'll miss the game we've enjoyed over the years.
Its a bit like this for me: I like to carry my clubs when playing. I enjoy the walk, so refuse to play courses that stipulate the use of golf carts.
I believe the L48 TM is identical to the L61 spec wise but just a slightly faster meter.
I used the lvl 48 for quite some time and earned half my winnings with it. Before that I used the Cally lvl 33 - best value ball on WGT for social and clash players.
I always get a laugh playing alt games watching players use a top money ball with not a clue how to use it and think to myself they'd be twice the player if they used the Cally or TMs I've mentioned.