January 24, 2013
COVINGTON, GA — After conducting 200,000 live consumer ball-fittings, Bridgestone Golf has cemented its place as the #1 ball-fitter in golf. Of those 200,000 fittings, a total of 81,161 consumers have been fit into an e-Series model (e5, e6, or e7). For 2013, Bridgestone Golf has tapped into that data to make the industry's most successful distance performance series of balls even better. For short video explanations from golf equipment expert David Feherty on how the new e-Series balls are better, click http://www.bridgestonegolf.com/launch/the-new-e-series. For a slightly more technical explanation keep reading.
"Golfers may not care about the technicalities of dimple design, but they do care about getting the right trajectory and more distance for their game." said Corey Consuegra, Bridgestone's Golf Ball Marketing Manager. "Thanks to the best R&D Team in the business and our unique ball fitting database, the new balls perform better than any e-Series product we've ever released, and offer solutions to consumers with varying trajectory needs. This is not a one size fits all game, and if you are like me, you want every opportunity to play this game better."
All three e-Series models have experienced an aerodynamic upgrade, utilizing Bridgestone's new 326-seamless dual dimple pattern. The new pattern features 6% larger dimples and 2.5% more surface area coverage to help reduce drag and increase lift for unparalleled distance performance. Below is more on each of the new e-Series balls:
The e5 is an advanced 2-piece urethane construction designed for golfers wanting higher ball flight, more distance and greater control. A large gradational core contributes to longer carry distances, while its tour caliber urethane cover delivers tremendous feel into and around the greens.
The e6 is the softest multilayer golf ball on the market and in 2013 it is softer than its predecessor. Designed to help players eliminate slices and hooks, it reduces spin for straighter distance. A 3% softer Surlyn cover and low compression core improve feel, while an anti-side spin inner layer helps keep the ball in the short grass. Currently the top-selling e-Series model worldwide, the new e6 ball is available in white, yellow and orange.
The ultimate distance ball is the new, multilayer e7 model – designed purely for faster, longer shots. The larger Dual Dimple and reactive Surlyn cover combine to reduce drag and increase lift, while a speed-enhancing core and spin-reducing inner layer deliver explosive velocity and greater distance.
The new 2013 e5, e6 and e7 balls will feature a street price of $26.99 per dozen (MSRP $38 per dozen) and will be available at golf specialty stores and green grass retailers nationwide beginning February 1, 2013.
For more information on the entire Bridgestone Golf ball line and how to determine which ball is right for your game, visit www.bridgestonegolf.com or attend a free Bridgestone Golf ball-fitting in your area. The upcoming Bridgestone Golf ball-fitting schedule can be accessed at http://www.bridgestonegolf.com/product/ball-fitting/schedule/us. Those that cannot get out to a ball fitting can chat live with one of Bridgestone's expert ball-fitting technicians via Bridgestone's free B-FIT service by visiting www.bridgestonegolf.com/bfit.
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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, Paula Creamer, Matt Kuchar, Davis Love III, Brandt Snedeker, Hudson Swafford, Lee Trevino and Karrie Webb. Bridgestone Golf, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bridgestone Sports Co. Ltd., whose headquarters are in Tokyo. For more information visit http://www.bridgestonegolf.com.
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