Titleist Pro V1X Vs. Bridgestone E12 Soft Golf Balls Comparison Overview
It can be pretty difficult to compare a tour-grade category golf ball with a premium-grade ball – we know this firsthand. Still, it’s a worthwhile comparison because you never know what kind of ball will actually benefit your game.
You may think you’re not ready to step up to a tour grade ball but you don’t know unless you try. If you can’t try for yourself, we’ve got the next best thing for you.
Titleist Pro V1X Golf Balls Overview
The Titleist Pro V1X balls are tour-grade balls that require good swing speed off the tee but become more congenial to all types of players after the drive.
From the tee, you can expect distances of 200+ yards…if you have a swing speed of over 100 MPH. That’s because the Titleist Pro V1X’s have compression ratings in the high 90’s. These are incredibly firm balls so they are not to be used off the tee unless you can really whack the ball.
On the deck is a different story. While you will still need a fast swing speed if you’re playing these balls off of a 2-4 iron, they get more responsive on the deck thanks to the 4-piece construction and the soft urethane cover.
The urethane cover gives them a grippy, soft feel which is great when you need to chip the ball in softly or on shorter approaches. Even mid to high handicappers should be able to work the ball on short shots with the Titleist Pro V1X’s.
Bridgestone E12 Soft Golf Balls Overview
The Bridgestone E12 Soft balls are premium-grade and cater more to mid-high handicappers.
With a significantly lower compression than the Titleist Pro V1X balls, the E12’s have a congenial feel for higher handicappers off the tee. The delta wing dimple pattern also carries these balls a long way.
Our slower swing speed testers were getting comparable distances with these balls when compared to the Titleist Pro V1X’s.
We liked how these balls played from the rough. The Surlyn cover material made it easy to scoop them up and out. However, you lose a decent amount of feel around the green. They also lack short-game spin.
We liked the overall performance of the Titleist Pro V1X balls even if some players will struggle initially with them from the tee. If you are looking for more robust spin rate near the green, the Titleist Pro V1X’s are for you.