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Bridgestone e5 Reviews

B-Con

Good mid-priced ball

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Pros: Distance, durability, spin

This review is for the 2010 model of the e5. I bought it at reduced price once the 2011 version came out, but for the "value" rating I assumed the standard price of $26.99. Also, for what it's worth, I tried the e5 coming from playing the Gamer v2, so most of this comparison is against the Gamer v2. The e5 is designed to fly higher than a typical ball. I didn't notice any ball flight difference in my short and mid irons. I did, however, notice that my ball flight on flush hits with my hybrids and driver would peak a little higher and I got the impression that their total distance was a little longer. Being a two-piece ball, the e5 had a solid feel off the tee and with my long clubs --...
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Mr. Desmond

Urethane for the Masses

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Pros: Distance and Finesse Shot Spin Around Greens

Cons: On the Firm Side of Soft, Can Scuff

Verdict: Smile Around the Greens Again - an Excellent, Two Piece Urethane Ball for the Swing Speed Challenged. The 2011-12 Version is the Green-Shaded Box with Dimple in Dimple.   I played the first iteration of the e5 about 5 years ago. At that time, it flew high, short, and felt firm when compared to the 330 Series balls I played at that time.    The current version of the e5 is a new ball game - literally. It is still a two piece with a urethane cover to give  you stopping power on finesse shots, and what adds to the good-good is that the ball is longer, plays better in the wind, and feels softer off all clubs. My normal ball was the 330-RXS - a soft...
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