I've been playing e6s for about a year, and I'm overal pretty happy with the ball. The one problem I have with it is the lack of stopping power on close shots. I tend to have a lot of shots under 70 yards into the green, and the e6 just won't stop on a half wedge swing. It also runs a bit too much for my taste on green side shots. I find it more difficult to play a lot of roll in both of those situations. Interestingly, I've never had a problem stopping the e6s on full approach shots because I hit the ball really hit. Normally, they'll take one bounce and stop, even with a 6 iron.
With that in mind, I want to try some different balls and see if there is one better for me. So, my biggest question is what are all your suggestions for testing balls. I figured I would buy a sleeve of a couple of different types of balls, take them to the putting green, the chipping green, and then out on the course to see which works the best for me. I'm curious if anyone has suggestions on how to do this.
Also, what are some recommendations for balls I could try? I have a good amount of power, but I have occasional bouts of wildness of the tee (thus, the e6s). My short game is definitely my weakness. I carry the ball around 260-270 with the driver, and I carry my 8 iron about 160. My swing speed is in the 90-105 range. I play to a 17.4 right now, but that's descending quickly. I would be okay with losing 5 yards if it meant I had more control around the greens. Here are the balls I'm thinking about trying:
- Pro V1x
- Bridgestone B330-RX
- Top Flite Gamer (read others raving about this - only problem is that I probably won't be able to get just a sleeve of these)