Bridgestone E12 Soft Vs. Titleist Velocity Golf Balls Comparison Overview
The Bridgestone E12 Soft and Titleist Velocity golf balls are both really nice balls because they occupy the middle ground between distance and tour-grade balls.
They are both great choices if you are looking for a happy medium between distance and short-game accuracy.
Still, even though they are designed to meet similar standards of performance, there are key differences between them.
If you are considering picking up either of these balls, read our comparison overview first.
Bridgestone E12 Soft Golf Balls Overview
The Bridgestone E12 Soft balls sport a 3-piece construction and have a compression rating of 50.
This is a nice, middle-ground ball that feels soft as the name implies while still imparting good spin control off the deck.
Off the tee, these balls are suitable for moderate swing speeds between 95 and 100 MPH. We were getting between 200 and 216 yards off the tee with these balls.
Off the deck, you could really feel the difference between a 3-piece design and the 2-piece design used for the Titleist Velocity balls.
The thinner outer layers of these balls allowed for more acute shot shaping and spin around the green.
From the tee, you get moderate spin levels from the E12 soft balls so it’s not ideal but it still gets the job done.
Titleist Velocity Golf Balls Overview
The Titleist Velocity have a 2-piece design and will be more congenial to players with swing speeds between about 85 and 95 MPH.
That’s because the fewer layers are better for preserving ball speed. So if you need help with distance off the tee, the Titleist Velocity may be the better option.
The LSX core imparts a surprisingly soft feel for balls in the mid compression range as well.
Still, a lot of the feel you need on short approaches, chips and lobs are lost with these balls. You just get don’t get the same responsiveness from the thicker outer layer of these balls.
Off the tee though, we were getting about 8 yards extra distance with the Titleist Velocity’s than we were with the E12’s.
The Titleist Velocity did a great job of flying far and staying straight off the tee and with our longer irons off the deck. The only problem was short-game accuracy. The 3-piece design of the Bridgestone E12 Soft balls made it easier to get the ball where we wanted it on the green.