Since you say TP5, (and not TP5X), and you won them in a tournament, I'm assuming you are talking about the L47s? If so, they have what I call a "negative distance to spin ratio", ie. lower distance specs (3.5) compared to spin (4.0). I personally always struggle with distance control with any ball that has a negative or even neutral "distance to spin ratio". For example, I have no issues with TP5X L48, L61, or L81 (all with positive distance/spin ratio), but struggle with the TP5 L47, L60, and L80 (all with negative distance/spin ratio).
Spin is affected more by wind (or maybe it's the other way around?), so in even a moderate wind you are going to have more difficulty predicting distance/direction control with a ball with more spin. A ball with more spin than distance is going to be affected more by a head or side wind than a ball with more distance than spin.
No clue about the meter jerkiness, should not have any effect since they (L47/L48) are the same meter specs.