Continuing on with my un-scientifical effort to find the best golf ball on Earth I have these reviews of Bridgestone Golf Balls.
Before today I have never bought Bridgestone’s before. Typically I would play one I found. These balls I bought brand new.
Like with all of my golf ball reviews I play at Rackham Golf Course in Huntington Woods, MI.
Bridgestone Tour B330RX Golf Ball Review
Rackham Golf Course
8-11-17 – White Tees
75 degrees. Partly Sunny.
I was intrigued by the design of the Bridgestone Tour B330RX as the dimples have a dot in the middle of them. Felt the <TOUR B330RX> printed on the side looked a little cheap though. A different font may look better. These are the third most expensive golf balls Bridgestone makes with a claim to be designed for Accuracy, Distance, and for people whose average score is under 90. Lets see if its true. $12.26 a sleeve or $4.08 a ball.
Off The Tee – Found five fairways. Hit zero draws. Sliced twice. Pushed just about everything right today. On the sleeve it says the B330RX is 7.7 yards longer than the Pro V1. Maybe in a testing facility but not today. I was underwhelmed with distance off the tee seeing how Bridgestone says its longer. The Nike Mojo was longer in my opinion.
Fairway Woods & Hybrids – Sadly, I was using my hybrid to chip a good portion of the day as my drives were landing under trees. Did chip well with the hybrid but did not do well with woods or hybrids all day. The B330 RX just did not have that get up and go I am used to with the Pro V1 or Vice Pro Plus.
Irons – Had one good iron shot all day. Other than that the ball did not compress well off the club face.
Wedges – Zero spin on every one of my chips. Not once did the B330RX check up or stick and I was hitting wedges and chip shots all day.
Putting – One putted four times and three putted twice. Made two putts over 20 feet. Does not have the soft feel you want with a golf ball though.
Durability – Sadly I lost my ball on the 16th hole which is very tough to do. Hooked one into the tall rough some 40 yards left of the green. Before losing the ball it appeared to be as good as new though. Finished the round with another B330 RX.
Score – 88
GIR – 5
Putts – 34
Fairways – 5
Penalty Strokes – 1
In defense of the Bridgestone B330RX I did not have my best stuff with me. May have rushed the round due to possible T-Storms and felt sluggish. Was just not feeling my normal chipper self on the course. At the same time, thats golf.
I did not feel the B330RX was more accurate and produced more distance. I don’t think I’d buy these again. Too bad as they look kind of cool.
Bridgestone e6 Soft Golf Ball Review
Rackham Golf Course – White Tees
Last week I played a Bridgestone so I figured I’d play another. Picked up a sleeve of Bridgestone e6 Soft golf balls and went to work. Tough weather day for the e6. Temp was great but man was it windy. Might have been one of the windiest days I’ve ever played Rackham. Typically there is wind on the back nine as its more open but today it was the entire course. My guess is there was a steady 15 mph wind with gusts up to 25 mph the entire day.
Off The Tee – I absolutely loved the Bridgestone e6 Soft when hitting driver. On the sleeve it says the e6 Soft has “Straight Distance” due to its flight stabilizing dimples, soft armor cover, anti-side spin mantle, and straight soft core. Sure, agreed.
I hit some of my biggest drives ever with e6 Soft. I’m talking ever. Yes, with a strong wind behind my back I know I hit one over 300 yards and many were going 280 yards. My drives get high up in the air and thats what the e6 Soft did. Most of my drives maybe roll out 15 yards. As soon as I looked for it after contact it was way up in the air and heading straight.
Sliced one drive on #11 and had two low drives which rolled out to 250 yards. Had 3 big drives with the slightest of draw. The sound it made today was something else. Maybe it was because I went to the Chiropractor yesterday which got me straightened out. I am not sure, but the e6 Soft might be one of my favorite golf balls to hit with driver. The compression off the club face and sound were awesome.
Fairway Woods & Hybrids – Excellent distance with the fairway woods. Had to hit a number of these today due to the winds. Did not hit any awesome shots with them and if being honest I mis hit them. Even with that I was still getting considerable distance with the 3 and 5 wood. Did not hit a hybrid today.
Irons – Sorry Bridgestone e6 Soft but today was not the day for irons. Windy as hell and with me hitting bombs off the tee it put me in situations where I was between clubs or needed an extra two clubs because of the wind.
When I could take a full swing the e6 Soft just went. Compression was ok. No back spin on any iron shots and when I did hit the green it bounced a couple of times. Only had four Greens In Regulation today and out of those only two were because of irons. At the same time I did have a few shots hit the green and bounce over or land right up on the first cut of rough on the fringe which made for a tough putt.
Wedges – Could not get a feel for the e6 Soft around the greens. Its in-between a soft and hard ball. I know it says soft but its not Pro V1 soft. Nor is it Nike Mojo kind of hard. Got up and down for par once. On two of the par 5’s I almost made it on the green in two leaving me with chip shots of 20 yards. Put both within 10 feet and missed the birdie putts.
The e6 Soft didn’t check up once nor did it give the feedback I thought it was going to give with it being a soft golf ball.
Putting – I didn’t like the e6 Soft nor did I hate it when putting. Sound it made coming off the putter was closer to a Pro V1 than a cheaper golf ball. I did not putt all that well today and I think some of it had to do with my chiropractor visit yesterday. When I get all straightened out it messes up what I’m seeing versus what my body remembers.
Three putted four times and one putted six times. Some of those one putts could be two putts as at least four shots were taken from the fringe which are technically chips.
Durability – So…um…yeah…my only poor tee shot of the day happened on #17 ( a short par 4) and I hooked it left into the tall grass…and…lost it. Most embarrassing. And to be honest kind of pissed me off. Was driving the ball so well today. What I can say about the ball before I lost it was there was zero scuff marks on it. Would have no issue playing a few more rounds with the Bridgestone e6 Soft.
Score – 89
GIR – 4
Putts – 34
Fairways – 7
Penalty Strokes – 1
I enjoyed playing the e6 Soft much more than the Tour B330RX. It just felt like a better ball all over. Sadly, it lost in the score battle which is all that matters. But I would buy the Bridgestone e6 Soft again.