Summary: I bought this at Dicks Sporting Goods...They were on sale for $15 a dozen and I had a $10 coupon, so $10 dozen total. I shot 79 first time using them...I thought I got more distance with my irons and ball flight was VERY straight. Also, held the greens well. I have used "discounted" Pro V1 and found the Bridgestone to be just as good if not better. I am going back to get another 2 dozen for $30!!!
Summary: Picked these up for $12.99 @ Academy Sports. They are as good as any of the $15 to $30 balls. It performs about like nxt/nxt tour or srixon soft feel or the e-6. Good ball for anyone just playing amateur golf.
Summary: Very good feel off the irons and driver as well. Fantastic spin capability near and around the green. However, does seem to scuff up easily, played a sleeve thru 18 holes and all three were scuffed fairly heavily. While I like the ball I probably will continue with the Titleist HP2's and Srixon Trispeeds. Good ball but scuffs a bit prematurely.
Conclusion: Yes its a hard ball like all Bridgestones in my opinion but still performed like a champ out there. Found a shag off the tee box at a pretty hard course near by and gave it a swing after losing my first ball. GREAT feel off tee and putter, slight hardness off the irons/wedges but honestly the hardness and feel of the mantle and core was outstanding. Sold ball, performs better than the price.
Conclusion: Used this ball and played the best round so far. I find that it was best for my putting and it went further for both my drives and irons. Iron was one club longer. I wonder how much for this ball as it was given by Bridgestone. Will need to buy them now.