I played the e5 for the first time this past weekend after playing "premium tour balls" for many years. I picked up 5 yards of distance with my irons and at least 10 to 15 extra yards with my driver. I did not see any loss of backspin with approach shots into greens. If there was any less backspin on pitch shots and half-wedges, the difference wasn't noticeable. A great ball, and for only $27 a dozen, an even greater value!
Dave, Fishkill, NY
I now play the e5. Age: 56; current handicap: can't turn like I used to! Was a 3-hdcp 37 years ago (sheesh). Few of you remember the Hogan 100 or the Pro Trajectory 100: these were great putting and chipping balls. Lower your score with a soft-feeling ball that almost kisses of the putter as well as those older wound balata balls. If I got to play more often, I might try the 330 series. The e5 doesn't balloon up: it carries flat for me. Distance no problem.
Gary, Bakersfield, CA
Played e5 first time today on home course and just loved it. Came in 1 to 2 clubs less on every hole. Stoped nearly as well as prov1 on the greens and my score droped 4 strokes. Will I keep playing it, you bet.
Clark, Holmen, WI
After trying every premium ball out there and going through bridgestones ball fitting i have found that the new e5 is the best ball all around. I just love the feel of the e5 with every club in my bag. Its also very durable and i will play this ball all the time, no more playing a different ball every round. The new e5 is awesome!
Red, Los Angeles, CA
Just switched from the Titleist NXT Tour to the e5 and LOVE IT... I'll never go back!!!
David, Bishop, GA
Got a dozen of e5's for Father's day. This ball is long and spins on the green's with the best of them.
Craig, Le Sueur, MN
I wrote earlier commentary on the E5, and now have had several rounds with the new ball. The New ball is consistently 10-15 yards longer off the driver, but I don't notice any yardage difference in the iron shots. Stopping ability remains excellent with irons and short game, and no noticeable change in feel with chipping and putting. It is still my ball of choice and, for the price, is well worth considering!
Jeff, El Paso, Tx
I love the E5 balls. I compared them against the z stars and new pro-v balls last week and on the greens I was playing on they spun off the wedges and stuck equal to or better on all occasions. I love the RXS balls but they now have a new partner in my bag.
Chris, Mooresville, NC
I have done extensive ball testing and if you are looking for a ball that spins around the greens like a tour ball. Then this is your ball!!! If doesn't have quite the spin of the Penta or Srixon XV but it does stop within 2 feet of the 2 balls I just mentioned. Excellent job Bridgestone!!!
I loved this ball! It made my drives 10 yards longer and gave me alot more control around the greens.