Srixon Soft Feel Vs. Bridgestone E12 Soft Golf Balls Comparison Overview
In many cases, there is very little difference between a premium-grade ball and a distance-grade ball. In fact, there is a lot of overlap between these two categories in terms of features and construction.
The fact is that some manufacturers barely cross the threshold into the premium category.
However, there are also instances where the difference between a premium ball and a distance ball couldn’t be greater.
Where do the Srixon Soft Feel and the Bridgestone E12 Soft balls land on the scale? Find out in the following article.
Srixon Soft Feel Golf Balls Overview
The Srixon Soft Feel balls are classified as distance balls. They sport a 2-piece design with an ionomer cover layer.
The first thing we noticed about the Srixon Soft Feel balls was that they were actually firmer compared to the Bridgestone E12 Soft balls.
This may ward off some high handicappers and slower swing speed players but we personally liked the extra firmness.
Off the club face, they feel more on the soft side but there is some substance to provide feedback as well. In terms of distance, these two balls were almost identical: the same testers were getting 268 yards with the Srixon Soft Feel balls and 270 from the Bridgestone balls.
The Srixon Soft Feel balls do a good job of keeping spin rates low across the board and performed well from the rough thanks to their naturally high flight.
Bridgestone E12 Soft Golf Balls Overview
The Bridgestone E12 Soft balls are premium balls but they have a 3-layer design and a trionomer cover material.
We’ve already covered distance with these balls and you already know that these have a softer feel off the club face.
The most important thing about these balls though is that short-game spin is enhanced by the 3-layer design.
We were getting noticeably higher side spin on our short and long irons with the Bridgestone balls. This made working the ball on approaches a lot easier.
While the flight is a little lower with these balls, the distance from the deck is comparable to the Srixon Soft Feel balls.
In this case, there is a difference between premium and distance balls. The Bridgestone E12 Soft balls provided more all-around performance than the Srixon Soft Feel balls.
They are a bit harder to work in the rough, but we can overlook that in light of the attuned short-game accuracy.