Gear: Bridgestone e6 golf balls (2021)
Price: $21.99 per dozen
Specs: Two-piece, Surlyn-covered ball. White and optic yellow
Available: Feb. 26
Fifteen years ago, Bridgestone released the first version of the e6 golf ball, and from the beginning, it was designed with recreational golfers in mind. Today, pros like 2020 U.S. Open winner Bryson DeChambeau and 15-time major winner Tiger Woods use Bridgestone Tour B Series balls because they have fast driver swing speeds, but with the release of the new e6, Bridgestone is continuing the tradition of making the e6 ideally suited for moderate- and slower-swinging golfers who want more distance.
The new e6 features a two-piece construction with a Surlyn cover over an extremely large rubber core. In this version, Bridgestone has utilized a new core formulation to make the ball feel even softer at impact and provide more speed off the tee.
The e6 does not produce much spin off the tee. That should not only help moderate-swinging players get more distance, but it should also help to reduce sidespin that results in hooks and slices, so the ball flies straighter.
Bridgestone was able to make that core larger because it could also make the Surlyn cover thinner. While it is durable, it will not make the ball dance like a top on the greens like Tiger Woods’ Tour B XS, but that’s not the type of golf mid- and high-handicap golfers tend to play. The e6 provides plenty of greenside spin and control for players who anticipate chips and pitch shots to release and roll to the hole.
original article link https://golfweek.usatoday.com/2021/01/05/bridgestone-e6-golf-balls-2021/