Titleist Velocity Vs. Taylormade TP5X Golf Balls Comparison Overview
What’s the difference between balls with 2-piece construction vs. balls with say, five-piece construction?
While this is a topic of debate, it is generally agreed upon that golf balls with more pieces perform better all-around than ones with less pieces.
Still, that doesn’t say much about what the specific differences are. We wanted to be able to put into words what these performance differences were so we tested two very different golf balls side-by-side.
Titleist Velocity Golf Balls Overview
The Titleist Velocity golf balls sport a 2-piece construction style which, we found to be more congenial to high handicap players.
The two-piece construction is very good for preserving energy from full swings as it transfers to the ball.
As you can imagine, this makes the Titleist Velocity balls great to use off the tee – especially if you have a slower swing speed.
The core and dimple pattern also gives these balls a straight flight path so they would be even better for high handicappers who need help staying on the fairway.
However, near the green and off the deck, we found that the 2-piece construction really limited spin control.
You don’t get the responsive feel you get from balls with more pieces with the Titleist Velocity which is their main downfall when compared to balls like the Taylormade TP5X’s.
Taylormade TP5X Golf Balls Overview
The Taylormade TP5X golf balls have a 5-piece construction design which, we think will be much more suitable to lower handicap players.
That’s because the 5-piece construction gives players the ability to work the ball on short approaches and on the green.
The excess outer layers of these balls are really where the acute spin control comes from.
The Taylormade TP5X balls also have a urethane cover which helps even more with feel and roll control on the green.
While you won’t get much help with distance off the tee if you are a high handicapper, these tour-grade balls offer the spin control that the Titleist Velocity’s noticeably lack.
These balls also launch surprisingly high for such high compression ratings. They have a firmer feel than the Titleist Velocity balls as well.
In so many words, more layers will grant you the ability to spin and work the ball around the green. With fewer layers, you get a bit more distance and stability off the tee which may be better for higher handicappers.