|Bridgestone e6 Review|
Are you spending too much time in the woods looking for errant shots? Take advantage of the new e6, the softest multi-layer golf ball on the market, providing significant side spin reduction to minimize slice or hook spin, helping you hit the ball straighter and longer.
New Dual Dimple Technology also provides improved distance performance. The inside dimple works to increase thrust power at launch while the outer dimple promotes a shallow angle of descent for increased roll.
Softest multi-layer golf ball available reduces side spin for increased accuracy
Our review of the Bridgestone e6. It is not the usual ball that I would play, Not due to who it is for, but for what game it is for. This ball is made to correct slices and other foul shot shapes. Since I shape shots often in my game, I thought this would just be short as a ball for a gamer as well as a duffer. It had some surprising aspects of it's game and some set-backs for someone like me(but this ball is'nt for someone like me). I think the e6 hit's the straight ball market nail right on the head. It has a mid-hi flight that pierces the air, wind or not. The ball rolls a ton off the driver, which was a surprise. It works for the mid-hi handicappers, but can be gamed by anyone looking to make very little mistakes in their game.
Driver Grade: B
The ball is hot off the driver, it flies through the air effortlessly with little side spin. The ball will keep you on the fairway more times than not. For having a low spin correcting dimple system, this ball rolls far once it hit's the ground. I was iffy about the distance when i saw it hit the ground, but, when I saw how far it rolled (maybe 50 yards) I though that made up for it. It has a soft ball high flight but the feeling almost like a mid ball. If you need to hit dog legs or are used to, you will really need to work this ball to get that movement you need. Don't use this ball expecting it to fix that slight spin you have and then try to work it.
Irons Grade: B+
This ball gets up in the air with little effort. It glides with what seems like a straight unaffected line to where you're aiming. The dual dimple tech really keeps this ball on track like a train to your destination. I tend to get handsy with my irons and this ball cut down the errors that comes with that by about %75. You will see this ball will spin less on your slices, not a whole lot, don't expect to never have to correct your swing. 20 yard slices will be about 5-10 yard slices, but really bad slices this ball will do very little for. Irons distance was average, and above average in the wind. Durability becomes a minor issue with wedge shots. Since it is a softer ball, the ball will start fringing on full shots. It won't give out the usual chunks out of the balls, just little frings like can be pulled off easily. Thing is that the ball has a less shallow dimple and a small dimple in that, so when you start fringing the ball apart you will lose the aspects of the ball that correct spins. I would like more durability in a ball at it's price, but it is ok. Approach shots were masterful with this ball, the ball shine most on the approach shots. These shots are usually straight hitters, which this ball really takes control here and you will be pin seeking from 100 yards and in.
Putter Grade: C
Off the putter it has that mid-soft feel and sound. It tends to fall short and not roll and take control of the greens. I found it hard to hit straight lines with this ball and while it fell short, it was an even tougher ball to get used to behind the game winning club. Once you get used to the muddy putting, you will see average gaming on the greens.
The ball does what it says, but it is not a quick fix to your game. I would suggest this ball mostly to people who have a really hard time keeping approach shots straight, thats where this ball really shines. The ball won't do much for really god-awful swings, but it feels good. If your swing is in that god-awful category, than you will want a cheaper ball (maybe the Top Flite D2+ Straight). It would be a shame to buy a $25 ball thinking it's a quick fix, only to lose them too. I say if your irons are off of your aiming by 5-30 yards, then give it a try. Anything more than that and you probably will see little slice/hook fix. This ball is not that bad if you're a gamer looking to have help with those subtle problems. It is a pretty fun ball when you just want to hit it straight and hit the greens with ease. It is a great ball, Bridgestone once again has a great product.
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