I'm a decent golfer playing of hcp5. I normally play the Titleist Pro V1, but after having read a ball test in a Swedish golf magazine where this 2 piece ball showed spin rates that matched the top 3-piece balls on the market I decided to give it a try. The new e5+ certainly exceeded my expectations. Long off the tee, superb spin and nice feel off the putter. Great value for money, cant see any reason to play any other ball out there.
David K, Salt Lake City
I have played the Pro V1 and Pro V1x depending on conditions. I'm a 3 handicap. I found an e5 + and hit it. I immediately noticed a higher ball flight and more distance. I then read that the ball is designed for a higher flight. I want to compare it more to the Pro V1x distance and the Pro V for spin around the greens. It seems to carry more than the V1x, Can't quite figre out the spin yet compared to the V1 and X since I have changed my swing on approaches. But I had to adapt when I would go back and forth from V1 to V1x. I think this will be the ball for me this year and I'll adapt and like the spin once I adapt to the spin.. Learning the spin difference willl be worth it for the distance. It spins less than v1 but apx same as V1x except the V1x seems to drop in alittle softer. I really like the extra height I'm getting off the tee. More simular to pro tragectory off the tee than the Pro V1 and X. Seems to have less error on shots lost to the left and right than the V1 and X.
I had my wife try the golf ball challenge and it recommended the E5 but I did not see any comments from ladies golfers on the site...is thisi ball for her? She likes the Crystal balls!!!
Chris, Mpls, MN.
After having played between the Titleist NXT Tour and the Callaway HX Hot Bite, I've found my home with the E5+. The trajectory off the tee is great and clearly complementary to my slower swing speed. As for greenside workability, the E5+ coupled with my Vokeys is a mach made in heaven. I had a couple instances where I pretty much skulled the ball about 40 yards out. The ball came out pretty low and pretty hot. Regardless, my buddy said he could see my ball spinning and sure enough despite my ugly shot, that ball hit the green and stopped dead leaving me with a 3 foot putt to save par. Now, let's just hope Bridgestone continues marketing it.
Daniel, Montreal, Canada
Excellent golf ball! Jumps off the driver and has great feel on approach and chip shots. Superb roll on the green. By far the best two piece ball out there.
Mark, Conover, NC
I always used the nxt tour, i spoke with my golf pro and sugested the e 5+, he had just switched to this ball. This ball increased my driving distance by 20 yards, and the feel around the greens is unmatched! The price is a great selling point, you get a tour ball for a great price. The ball has a soft feel but not to soft, it doesnt feel like you are hitting a sponge. I have finally found the ball i have been looking for. Thank you bridgestone!!!!!!!
Cory, San Bernardino, Ca
I've been playing golf for about 7 years now. Hit all kinds of balls. Didn't think it really mattered. Read an article by Dave Pelz about sticking the green with your short game recently. I have a 85-90 mile swing speed. Was reccomended this ball at a golf shop when I spoke of the article. The e5+ sticks alright. I've even got back spin on a pitching wedge at 95 yds. My lob wedge stuck in its track with a little 13 yd pitch. And ball flight on the full swing was beatiful to watch. The ball is so good I'm just praying you guy's don't raise the price. I truly feel like you took the cookies out of the cookie jar and gave the rest of us the game of our lives. It's durable too. I over shot the green with my 4 Iron on the second shot of a par 4 ( # 2 Handicap) of that course and bounced it off of concrete and street. I thought the ball was done but it was spotless. You guys better guard the making of this ball. It's going to be the # 1 ball sold soon.
Jake, West Columbia, TX
We purchased this ball for the high school boys and girls golf team and have nothing but good things to say about it. Added distance, soft feel, and the urethane cover allows for green side manners... What a great ball. (and the price is right as well...)
I'm a Big Titleist fan. Always have been. However I was looking for a good ball but with a better price these days than the Pro V. As a scratch golfer I look for feel and over all play ability and this ball was a big surprise for me! The selling point along with price, was hitting it longer than Pro V1 and having it feel just as good. I reached a 600 yard par 5 today in 2 that I have always been short on or to the left or right because of extra effort it took to reach it. This ball was long, straight and great off my putter. Shot 3 under with it on the back nine alone. Enough said. Only thing I'd say is although the cover is soft and has a great feel, unless you have a strong swing speed the ball may feel harder than the B 300 series off the tee with the driver, not sure. I just got that feed back from a playing partner playing a B 330S that wanted to try it today. Needless to say, I thought it was great. May try the B 330 next.
Jim, Peoria, AZ
I just got went to the ball fitting today, and when i was hitting the Taylormade TP Reds, i was averaging a 230 yard carry. Now i got fitted for the e5+, and started getting an extra 30 yards to that carry. Great for people looking for a higher ball flight and an extra soft feel. I say trust this 15 year old's advice.