Jacob, Shorewood, Minnesota Bridgestone Golf Fan Mail. Hello Bridgestone! My name is Jacob Pedersen and i am 14 years old. on tuesday, April 23, i hit my first hole in one using the yellow e6 ball (which is now my favorite ball). And the hole right after that I drove the green! your golf balls gave me great confidence and i want to thank you guys. My coach was there to witness it and it will be going in the Minnetonka Star tribune. I just wanted to inform the great news and how good your balls are. Thank you so much and i hope there are more to come using Bridgestone balls.
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Amon, Los Angeles, CA Bridgestone Golf Fan Mail. I was fortunate to receive a trial set of the Bridgestone B330-S balls from The Hackers Paradise & Bridgestone for testing. I have played some of the best golf I never thought I was capable of with the combination of this ball and my clubs. My best shot came on a par 5 575 yard hole where I hit a 362 yard drive. Carried maybe 346 and rolled out the rest of the way. Then on another par 3, I hit a solid drive on the green and saw the ball roll back better than I had ever thought was capable of. Amazing Ball!
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bridgestonegolf RT@JFrickeGolf: Got some of the new BSG putters yesterday. Look, feel & roll it incredible! One of the best looking putters I've seen lately
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originalgolfblog Congrats to Matt Kuchar on his 7th career @pgatour win! #rbcheritage #golf #pgatour #mattkuchar #rbc #pga #kuch #bridgestone #winner #champ
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bridgestonegolf @weymouthharrier We'd love for #e6 to be a part of your game! Chat here with our BFIT team about best ball for you: http://t.co/6UiShfs9Zc
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Bobby, Portsmouth, OH Bridgestone Golf Fan Mail. I am a recreational player who loves to play the Bridgestone e6 ball. I am absolutely ecstatic that the product is made right here in the USA. Thank you Bridgestone for making our nation better and for making such great golf products!!!
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bridgestonegolf Kuchar's B330-S ball was made at our GA factory, just 251 miles from where he holed out the winning shot yesterday! http://t.co/ktHDPzsz2Q
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bridgestonegolf RT@aneelb: Congrats Kuchar on winning the @RBCHeritage! Proud to have him as @Workday ambassador. Cc @PGATOUR @bridgestonegolf @GreyGoose
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bridgestonegolf RT@RBC_Heritage: Matt Kuchar, it's time for the Tartan Jacket! Kuchar is the 2014 #RBCHeritage Champion.
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bridgestonegolf Congratulations to Matt Kuchar, winner of the 2014 @RBC_Heritage! #Kuuuuuuuch #BoomIt
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August 31, 2010

Bridgestone Looks to Extend Its Dominance of Japanese Colored Golf Ball Market to the U.S.

Bridgestone answers consumers' call for sidespin reducing balls with better visibility

COVINGTON, GA - In a few short years, Bridgestone Golf's e6 has become one of the most popular game improvement golf balls in the U.S. market. Widely renowned for its ability to help curb slices and hooks, thanks to its maximum forgiveness on off-center hits, the ball has become a favorite for those golfers seeking greater distance and accuracy. This fall, Bridgestone Golf, the #1 ball-fitter in golf, is excited to unveil limited availability of two new bright yellow and bright orange colored e6 balls.

While the yellow and orange e6 balls are exciting new offerings in North America, colored golf balls are nothing new for Bridgestone, especially in Japan. Nearly 2 out of every 5 golf balls sold in Japan are colored, and Bridgestone currently is responsible for over 56% of all colored balls sold in that market, ranging in various color and performance choices. In fact, colored golf balls are even played by Bridgestone's Japanese Tour players, as illustrated by Katsumasa Miyamoto's record-breaking back nine 29 with an orange ball at Firestone Country Club during the 2010 WGC Bridgestone Invitational.

"The e6 is the 4th best-selling golf ball model at off-course retailers year-to-date, because it significantly reduces the excess sidespin that the majority of amateur golfers struggle with," said Brandon Sowell, Director of Marketing - Bridgestone Golf, Inc. "As a result of its popularity, we have received a lot of consumer requests to offer it in color options too. Those requests along with our success with colored golf balls in Japan prompted us to do a survey through our social media platforms last spring, to gauge whether or not our customers would play a yellow or orange golf ball. The number that responded with strong interest was impressive so we are going to give them what they wanted."

In the same survey, Bridgestone found an overwhelming amount of respondents (73%) cited better visibility as the key reason for wanting to play a colored ball. As a result, Bridgestone has introduced the concept of Super Visibility Coloring, making the new yellow and orange versions of the e6 the brightest premium golf balls on the market. The bright yellow and bright orange e6 limited edition golf balls will feature the same unique three-piece construction that the traditional white e6 has - maintaining its improved distance and accuracy performance. Proving this point, the e6 took home best-in-class awards for innovation, feel and performance in the $21-35 per dozen category of the 2010 Golf Digest Hot List. The e6 was the only golf ball in the entire 2010 Hot List to garner 3 best-in-class awards for one category.

The new e6 balls will be available November 1st at golf specialty stores and green grass retailers nationwide and will feature a street price of $26.99 per dozen (MSRP - $38 per dozen).

For more information on the entire lineup of Bridgestone Golf products, visit www.bridgestonegolf.com

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Editor's Note: High-Res images of all Tour Staff and all new Bridgestone equipment are available upon request.

Bridgestone Golf, Inc., based in Covington, GA, manufactures and markets premium golf balls, clubs and accessories under the Bridgestone and Precept brand names. Bridgestone is represented on a world stage by a number of internationally famed golfers including
Fred Couples, Matt Kuchar, Davis Love III, Nick Price, Brandt Snedeker, Karrie Webb and Paula Creamer. Bridgestone Golf, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bridgestone Sports Co. Ltd., whose headquarters are in Tokyo. For more information visit www.bridgestonegolf.com.

Bridgestone Golf, Inc. is proud to be the #1 Ball Fitter in Golf as the industry leader in live launch monitor fittings. Bridgestone provides three ways for golfers to find the ball that best fits their game: live fittings through the Bridgestone Ball Fitting Challenge, live online chats with ball fitting experts through its B-FIT service, and an easily accessible Online Ball Selection Guide. For more information on ball fitting, including a complete schedule of Ball Fitting Challenge events, visit www.bridgestonegolf.com.