e5 Golf Balls
On 2008-10-04, DON rated this a 4...(8175)
Plain old boreing white round ball, nothing fancy Been playing for 6 years. Swing speed 105-108 with driver. Hit my 9 iron 150 yards carry. 80's I got a 2 ball sleeve pack at a demo day. I played this ball for 9 holes and it held up very well. Looked about new with no signs of wear. Distance was pretty good, nothing great and nothing bad. Not as much spin around the greens as a good tour quality ball. With the hard greens in Colorado. I want all the spin and green holding power I can find. Quality is very good. No signs of wear after 9 holes, so I used it again the next round again.
This is a decent ball in it's price range. Good wear factor, good distance and not hard like some 2 piece balls. Just not as much spin as a tour quality ball around the greens.
On 2006-06-04, Caddy rated this a 4...(7032)
I've only been serious about golf for 6 or 7 months so far. After taking lessons my entire game has improved. Generally for 9 holes I use to shoot about 54. Shortly after taking lessons I started shooting in the high 40's. Only about 5 months after my first lesson, I broke 40 for the first time in my life with an even par 36. My favorite course is Pine Hill which is a very difficult but enjoyable course. I played there twice and shot 96 the first time, and a 94 the second time. 80's I purchased a dozen of the golf balls at Golfsmith, for $25. The reason why I decided to try the Bridgestone ball was because I needed something that offered a lot of backspin to get my ball flight a little higher. I love them around the greens because they feel really soft and I'm able to get them to check and stop while chipping. My favorite thing about the ball is that when I hit a good drive with it, there's enough backspin so that the ball gets pretty high and long. On days where my driver isn't in the slot, I notice instead of having a lot of backspin with the ball, I have a lot of side-spin resulting in either a slice or a hook. Compared to balls like the Titleist DT Solo, the Bridgestone e5 can be pretty tough to control if the swing isn't working that day. I've noticed that the ball doesn't damage easy which is a huge plus.
Overall I truely recommend the Bridgestone e5 balls. It's affordable costing only $25 compared to some of the more expensive balls costing over $40. On days where I'm not slicing or anything, I give the ball a 5/5 rating. Sometimes when my swing just isn't working, I feel it deserves either a 3/5 or a 4/5.