I had been playing the Bridgestone E6 with good results off the tee. But even though it did exactly what it's supposed to do (go straight), it was more difficult to use around the green. I needed a ball that reduced sidespin like the E6 but softer around the green. This ball has done exactly that. I lost a few yds in distance off the tee (shot dispersion not as tight as E6), but more than made up for it by being able to control it better around the green (chipping, pitching and putting). The new dual dimple look of the E6 doesn't appeal to me either. After 2 rounds with the NXT Tour I am sold. Shot 6 and 8 under my handicap.