The Bridgestone e6 golf ball is the type of power golf ball which golfers with an inconsistent swing will love – it promises to minimize those wayward shots off the tee, by reducing the effects of hooks and slices, whilst delivering great distance. The Bridgestone e6 is comprised of the following features:
- A large, soft, gradational compression core
- A thin, anti-side spin inner layer
- A soft, surlyn-based cover
- A 330 seamless dimple design
This golf ball feels soft off the face of the driver – the compression core and the anti-spin inner layer do seem to help with getting the ball further and straighter down the fairway. I consider myself to be semi-decent with my driver, but I always seem to have one or two lapses in concentration at some point during a round which results in wayward drives. The Bridgestone e6 definitely helps to keep the ball in play during these times, so it will help with your driver consistency. Even with slightly fat / thin strikes, the ball holds its course relatively well, albeit with a loss of distance.
The Bridgestone e6 golf ball also travels well with iron shots – in my case, I was adding around half a club length to each of my shots. As with the driver, the ball feels quite soft off of the face of the irons, and I believe that this ball will keep you straighter with your approach shots then usual. The trade-off here though, is that it is quite hard to produce any decent level of spin on your approach shots, apart from those full-blooded short irons. As a result of this, a slight change in tactics are required for a lot of shots into the green – aim for the front of the green and allow the golf ball to run into the putting surface, as opposed to attempting to stop the ball dead by the hole – it’s just not going to happen with this ball.
It’s very much the same story with your wedge(s) and chipping greenside – allow yourself a little room to maneuver when approaching the flag, as you’ll have to factor in the roll of the ball after landing. This is a common feature of many power golf balls out there though, so is not something which I am prepared to mark the ball down on. It still feels nice and soft, but maybe doesn’t perform as you think a lot of soft golf balls might do around the greens in terms of spin generation.
Because of the soft feel, this ball (for me anyhow) feels great when putting – it does seem to hold it’s line very well, probably due to the dimple design. The ball also has a pretty cool-looking alignment aid which gives assistance to the putting alignment – overall, this ball is superb on the greens.
The Bridgestone e6 golf balls are not cheap – you’ll pay somewhere in the region of $25 for a pack of twelve. But these balls are quite hardy, and withstand playing a couple of rounds before any scuffs or cuts become apparent. Couple this with the overall playability and standard of the ball, and the result is that I believe these balls are definitely worth the price.
Do you play with Bridgestone e6 golf balls? Feel free to leave your own comments below!