Bridgestone E12 Soft Vs. Taylormade TP5X Golf Balls Comparison Overview
No matter what anyone tries to tell you, there are merits to all kinds of golf balls. Just because a golf ball falls out of the category of tour-grade doesn’t mean it can provide value to the every day golfer.
In the following article, we want to explain some of the merits of premium and tour-grade balls.
We will also be pointing out inherent weaknesses in both types of balls. To do this we recorded our findings when we tested the Bridgestone E12 Soft balls against the Taylormade TP5X balls.
Bridgestone E12 Soft Golf Balls Overview
The Bridgestone E12 Soft balls are premium-grade balls which are generally good for mid to low handicap players.
One of the biggest advantages of this ball comes when you’re teeing off. The Bridgestone E12 Soft balls have a low compression rating of just 50 so they feel nice and soft, are bouncy and will give you a bit of extra distance off the tee.
In fact, if you have a moderate swing speed, you can expect these balls to go about 8 yards further for you than the Taylormade TP5X balls would.
That’s one of the main advantages of a premium-grade ball with a 3-piece design; they tend to fly farther for slower swing speed players.
On the flip side, you don’t get the same detailed feel you get around the green or off the deck as you would with a tour-grade ball.
Taylormade TP5X Golf Balls Overview
Compare the 5-piece design of the TP5X balls to the 3-piece design of the Bridgestone E12 Soft balls and you will be able to feel a major differences on putts, chips and short approaches.
When you need to spin the ball to stay on the green, you will want a ball like the Taylormade TP5X ball.
The TP5X balls have a much higher compression so they are more responsive when you need to pop them up with a wedge.
They also have a lower flight trajectory so they are good for avoiding low rises. The downside is that you need to have a fast swing speed if you want any kind of distance from the deck.
While the Taylormade TP5X balls have inherently low spin rates off the tee; the high compression will make it difficult for high handicappers to get as far as they need to from the tee.