I recently put the Bridgestone e6 golf balls to the test – they are high quality for the price! They are good for distance and get more short-game spin than almost any other 2-piece golf ball on the market.
I’ve hit thousands of golf balls in the simulator, and I recently compared the Bridgestone e6 to the Srixon Soft Feel and Noodle. After getting data from the GC3 and playing a round on the course, here is a summary of what I found with the Bridgestone e6 golf balls
Low spin off the tee, contributing to good overall distance
Higher ball speed with mid-irons compared to its competitors, creating more distance through the bag
Higher average spin numbers (1,000+ rpm higher) with wedges than other 2-piece golf balls
Overall, compared to other 2-piece golf balls in its price range, the e6 golf ball is one of the best golf balls for beginners, slow swing speed players, mid to high handicappers, or anyone looking for an inexpensive option for a quality golf ball.
Bridgestone e6 Golf Balls Review
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Based on the numbers, any golfer looking for a quality golf ball at a reasonable price will like this ball. The overall feel was good, it was soft on the wedges and putter. It traveled as far as I would expect off the tee, and it performed surprisingly well in greenside performance.
Although I’ve been playing golf for 30 years, I wanted to get another opinion, so I had one of my friends from the club test them out as well. Fitz is 75 years old, has been golfing for well over 50 years, and has been the club champion 5 times.
Fitz immediately said “hey, these feel pretty good”. He also commented that he was surprised they performed so well around the greens, he was able to get them to stop pretty quickly with his wedges.
The Bridgestone e6 golf ball is made with 2 piece construction and a single cover design. They are rated by the USGA as low spin with a driver and low spin with short irons. They have a 330 dimple design and a soft feel.
You can get the e6 golf ball in optic yellow or white.
They are currently rated 4.7 out of 5 stars on Amazon from about 4,000 reviews. Here’s what customers have to say about them.
“Good balance between cost and performance”
“Quality feel and great distance”
- High quality for the price, great for budget-conscious golfers
- Low spin off the tee leading to better overall distance
- Suitable for a wide-range of golfers
- Surprisingly good greenside performance for a 2-piece ball
- While it performs well, it will not match the spin performance of a premium golf ball like the ProV1
- May not be the best choice for golfers who prefer a firmer ball
Performance – Bridgestone e6 vs. Srixon Soft Feel & Noodle
When I put the Bridgestone e6 up against the Srixon Soft Feel and Noodle, I noticed some clear differences. Here is a chart with the raw data from all 3 golf balls from my testing in the simulator.
|Ball Speed||Spin||Carry||Total Distance||Peak Height|
|Bridgestone e6||159.2||2053||281.0||305.4||34.3 Yards|
|Srixon Soft Feel||161.2||2295||280.6||303.9||33.1 Yards|
|Ball Speed||Spin||Carry||Total Distance||Peak Height|
|Bridgestone e6||113.3||3462||170.8||186.2||26.3 Yards|
|Srixon Soft Feel||111.4||3509||166.7||184.3||25.8 Yards|
|Average Spin||Highest Spin|
|Srixon Soft Feel||5074||6674|
Performance Off the Tee
The numbers looked great in the simulator, but would that performance translate on the golf course?
Certainly did! I was getting pretty similar distance with all 3, but overall the e6 seemed to be a bit more consistent. With the low spin, it also helped keep side-spin down, minimizing my hook. Don’t get me wrong, you can still hook/slice with the e6, but as with most 2-piece low-spin balls, they don’t get quite as wild as say a ProV1 might.
Performance Around the Green
This is where the e6 really set itself apart. Without a doubt, it bit far better than any other 2-piece golf ball I’ve tested. I typically use the Vice Pro, which is very comparable to a ProV1. It’s a premium ball, but at a direct-to-consumer price.
Anyway, the Bridgestone e6 felt very similar to my Vice Pro balls. They were holding greens and checking almost as much as I am used to. And when I say almost, it was very close. Within just a few feet on a 20-yard shot.
It also felt great off the putter and rolled just as I would expect.
Who Should Use the Bridgestone e6 Golf Balls
I would NOT recommend the Bridgestone e6 for low and mid-handicap golfers who are looking for maximum greenside performance and who are willing to pay a bit more for a 3-piece ball. Golfers in this category may consider the Vice Pro or the Titleist Tour Speed instead. At this price point, however, the e6 has better greenside performance than any other ball I’ve tested in its class!
The Bridgestone e6 is a very high-quality ball for the price! It may just be the best golf ball on the market for under $25. You’ll get great distance, and surprisingly great performance around the greens.
The only real downside to the e6 is that it is not quite in that “premium ball” category, and you will lose some spin and shot-shaping capability if you are a player who cares about those things.
I think the e6 is a great ball for anyone looking for an inexpensive golf ball at a great price. New golfers, mid to high handicapper, even low handicappers looking for a great ball at a great price.
Please feel free to leave any questions in the comments section below. Good luck on the golf course.
One of the most popular golf balls on the market. Great feel, and great greenside spin for a ball in this price range.