Bridgestone e6 Golf Balls Review [Better Than Srixon?]

Bridgestone has been a serious contender in the golf ball market for many a year now, with some of the best players in the game of golf using their balls.

The Bridgestone e6 golf ball is a classic from the range and their best-selling ball since 2005. It’s also a budget ball that is out to beat the likes of the Callaway Supersoft or Srixon Soft Feel.

So why is the e6 Bridgestone’s number-one selling ball? Let’s give it a test and find out.

Is the Bridgestone e6 the best ball for your golf game?

Bridgestone e6 Golf Balls Review

Bridgestone e6 Golf Balls

The Bridgestone e6 golf ball is a two-piece ball that’s designed for most golfers with an average swing speed.

The new design is built for medium swing speeds with the view of generating the maximum distance possible.

The larger, softer core with a 330 dimple Ionomer cover features low compression for increased speed off the face, without having to sacrifice on short game spin and greenside performance.

The e6 comes in a choice of white or optic yellow colour options, giving golfers the option to add some vibrancy to their games.

Our Verdict

The e6 has been around a long time and it’s been a pillar of the Bridgestone golf ball range for many a year.

It’s also a ball that is built for the slower swingers that are looking for some extra yardage off the tee, who isn’t after all.

And if more distance is what you’re after, the Bridgestone e6 certainly will deliver that. It’s a low compression ball which gives golfers who don’t swing over 100 mph the chance to get some speed off the club face.

When I used the ball on the golf course, I was swinging it slightly easier and less than usual to try and give the ball a fair comparison. Whilst swinging at about 80% (roughly 85 mph), I was able to achieve a significant amount of distance.

There’s no doubt that these golf balls are a distance option that can add some extra yards to a golfer’s game. The lower spin on the ball is great for longer carries, which seem to hold their line for longer for straighter shots.

Long iron shots were also noticeably longer in distance from the fairways.

The Srixon Soft Feel is probably the most obvious comparison for the e6 and I have to say, the Bridgestone outperformed the Soft Feel in the distance department.

In terms of feel, the e6 offers a good level of feel on the shorter shots. It’s not overly soft but the Surlyn cover with a larger core does provide some good grip on chip shots and pitch shots.

What I did like was how the ball felt whilst on the putting surface. It sounds and feels great off the putter face, which is always a great trait for a golf ball as it helps breed confidence on those tricky putts.

On longer shots, it seems to lack the desired feel I like. But I think you have to look past this when you consider the extra distance it gives and the price.

Finally, the e6 has a great line marking on the side of the ball which I found really easy for lining up the ball on the greens. It’s a clean design which looks great when you’re over the ball.

So overall, how did the Bridgestone e6 perform out on the golf course?

For the price, I think it’s a great golf ball. With the straight distance, higher ball flight and low spin, there’s a lot to like about the Bridgestone e6.

It really comes into its own on tee shots and long game, with low spin and low compression, It’s a perfect choice for the average golfer looking to gain a few extra yards and save some money.

But like all distance balls, where they deliver extra distance off the tee, they lack spin and control around the greens.

If you’re more interested in control, you’ll be better off with a soft ball such as a Callaway Chrome Soft, Titleist Pro V1 or other types of premium balls.

Bridgestone e6 Golf Balls Pros

  • Great distance
  • Low spin on tee shots
  • Low compression for slower swing speeds
  • Great value for money

Bridgestone e6 Golf Balls Cons

  • Lack of spin from around the green and for approach shots

Final Thoughts

The Bridgestone e6 is a great ball for the average player looking for straighter distance and great value, and unlike certain golf balls, will provide a level of feel on shots.

Ed Welton

Founder, Editor

Ed is the founder and editor at EEE Golf. He’s been playing golf for over 20 years, competing in many top amateur events. He’s played courses all over the world and played with some of the best players in the game. His aim is to help educate people about the game of golf and give insights into the sport he loves most.

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