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  1. Hello, Has anyone tested the Bridgestone Tour B RX or RXS balls? I haven't found a topic on them. I recently found a Tour B RX ball and started chipping and putting with it. It was in perfect condition when I found it and after practicing with it, it was in much better condition than the Pro V1's that I also use for practice. I'm amazed with it's durability but I found the B RX to be a little hot off the face compared to the Pro V1 (softer vs firmer feel?). I played a round with it and compared it to my gamer (Srixon Q-star) and didn't see much difference but I also played like crap that day, so it's difficult to say. What experience have you guys with it? Is it worth the buy? Thanks, JD
  2. A special Limited Edition release by Bridgestone: As the golf world gears up for the PGA Championship and Tiger tries to make it two-in-a-row at the Majors, Bridgestone is launching a LE special "Tiger Chasing Majors" commemorative package for its TOUR B XS balls this weekend. We expect it to be widely available beginning on Monday, but some Southeast locations will have it on shelves as early as this weekend. Same price as typical TOUR B XS ($44.99 per dozen) - just another opportunity for Tiger fans to grab a cool commemorative pack.
  3. As the golf world gears up for the PGA Championship and Tiger tries to make it two-in-a-row at the Majors, Bridgestone is launching a Limited Edition special "Tiger Chasing Majors" commemorative package for its TOUR B XS balls this weekend. It should be widely available beginning on Monday, but some Southeast locations will have it on shelves as early as this weekend. The Limited Edition boxes are the same price as typical TOUR B XS ($44.99 per dozen). Here's another opportunity for Tiger fans to grab a cool commemorative pack.
  4. TESTERS ANNOUNCED! Reviewing the e12 Speed: M. Parsons Greg B135 ga_pike tchat07 DannyDips And reviewing the e12 Soft: thegolfgal Ronoc Low Country Golfer 00sportsman azstu324 Click here for the full announcement! _________________________________ (10) TESTERS WANTED 5 Each e12 Soft and e12 Speed It's Forum Testing Season!! We kicked it off last week with the Galway Rain Gear and we are moving right along with giving 10 testers the oppportunity to put the new Bridgestone e12 balls to the test. As you may have read or heard previously the e12 is a new ball to Bridgestone, it takes the place at the family table previously held by the e6, meaning priced at $29.99 retail. However, while it has the same price as the previous version of e6 there is a lot more that has gone into this ball. “With the benefit of 12 years of ball-fitting data, we have amassed an incredible body of data that has allowed our R&D engineers to pinpoint specifically what causes players to lose distance and accuracy in golf ball construction,” said Elliot Mellow, Golf Ball Marketing Manager, Bridgestone Golf. “Contrary to the traditional school of thought in golf ball design, where power comes solely from the core, our new Active Acceleration Mantle actually allows us to derive additional power from the mantle layer to boost distance. We’ve created the ‘holy grail’ of distance performance golf balls - a 3-piece surlyn construction that minimizes sidespin to provide ultimate forgiveness, while delivering velocity needed to ensure maximum distance.” So that sounds exciting, who doesn't want to discover the Holy Grail. So never one to keep such wonderful things under wraps. We are going to provide 10 of our valued forum members a chance to try these out for themselves and report back their findings. These balls will be hitting retail shelves sometime in early to mid March so the chosen testers will be among the very first consumers to put them through the paces. Your job as testers will be to test these from off the tee all the way though holing out that putt for birdie.....hey the season is young, we're full of optimism here! HOW TO APPLY: We take Member Testing VERY seriously here at MyGolfSpy, and we ask that you put some time, effort and thought into your reviews. You MUST apply in this thread only. Important Note: If you are selected for this ball testing, that will not remove you from consideration for any other testings that come up this year. Step 1: In this thread, tell us the following: - Your first name and home state-- US APPLICANTS ONLY - Your current handicap - Your current golf ball - Are you looking for more ball speed or more of a soft feeling, only choose one. We'll be selecting 5 of you to test the e12 Soft and 5 to test the e12 Speed. Check back here next week, and we'll let you know who the lucky testers are. Thanks for being a part of MyGolfSpy, and we promise you are going to love what we have in store for you this year. This is only the beginning, and the next testing opportunity may come sooner than you would think.
  5. Kuchar's winning clubs at the Sony. He still has some oldie but goodie Irons in there. But love his choice of Driver DRIVER: Bridgestone Tour B JGR (9.5 degrees), with Fujikura ATMOS Black Tour Spec 6S shaft FAIRWAY WOODS: Titleist TS2 (13.5 degrees) with Fujikura Speeder Evolution 757 X shaft HYBRIDS: Bridgestone Tour B XD-H (18 degrees), Ping Anser (20 degrees), with Fujikura Motore Speeder TS 8.8 X shafts IRONS: Bridgestone J15 CB (5-PW), with True Temper Dynamic Gold 105 S300 shafts WEDGES: Bridgestone J40 Forged (52 degrees bent to 51), with Aerotech Steelfiber i110X shaft; Cleveland RTX-4 (58 bent to 57, 64 bent to 63 degrees) with KBS Tour 120 S shafts PUTTER: Bettinardi Kuchar Model 1 Arm Lock BALL: Bridgestone Tour B X GRIPS: Iomic X-Grip
  6. As many of us know Bridgestone Golf has had an interesting last 24 months, they have practically disappeared from the equipment side of things, signed Tiger Woods as it's marquee ball endorser. They have been all over with ball sales and promotions, and have left many to wonder exactly how well if at all they are doing financially. Then there was the curious Premium Box Set offering announced a couple months ago. Well all of the above possibly or possibly not let to the dismissal of the CEO Angel IIagan in late May. Bridgestone is bringing back the very highly respected Dan Murphy as the CEO and President. Read more about him and his background in the press release. I think this is a great move and can't wait to see what it means for the brand. I'm sure our very own John Barba and or Tony Covey will have a great blog piece about what this means in the short and long term. Bridgestone Golf Names Dan Murphy President and CEO JUNE 18, 2018 (COVINGTON, GA) – Bridgestone Golf – innovator and manufacturer of premium golf balls, clubs and accessories – has appointed Dan Murphy as President and CEO. Murphy was with Bridgestone Golf USA from 2004 to 2015, most recently as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. During that tenure, he helped the brand increase market share to No. 2 in the ball category, grew domestic revenue by roughly 250% and negotiated title rights to the PGA Tour's annual World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club (Ohio). As President and CEO, he is responsible for directing the company's core business functions, including product planning and production, marketing, sales and customer relations. “I've been with Bridgestone Golf since the beginning and the passion runs deep,” says Murphy. “We make the most technologically-advanced golf balls in the world and my role is to help ensure Bridgestone is recognized as the industry's leading example of how science and data is used to make products that improve the performance of all golfers.” Committed to remaining on the forefront of innovation, Bridgestone draws from nearly 1,000 golf ball patents and the leading rubber experts in the world to design the industry's best golf balls. A major differentiator over all other brands, it leverages the invaluable knowledge of 900-plus polymer engineers in the R&D process. This engineering and manufacturing expertise is combined with real-world data collected from three million golf ball fittings over the past decade. The result is a line-up of models perfectly customized for any player type, from PGA TOUR superstar to beginner. Under Murphy, Bridgestone will continue to be the industry's leading voice on the importance of fitting and customization in the golf ball selection process. The company currently offers two easy and comprehensive fitting options, the BFIT Golf Ball Fitting App and a new online fitting tool. Its diverse ball portfolio includes the TOUR B Series, e6 SOFT, e6 SPEED, Extra Soft, Lady and more. “Dan's leadership skills, product knowledge, industry connections and assemblage of talent are exemplary,” says Shigeru Nakayama, Senior Officer for Bridgestone Sports and Chairman of Bridgestone Golf. “He's unafraid to push the envelope to find ways to make golfers better and, therefore, lifetime Bridgestone loyalists.” Murphy is enthused by a recent NGF report showing growth of America's $89.1 billion annual golf economy. Citing the 20 million committed golfers who play 95% of all rounds, he points to Bridgestone's influence making low handicappers even more competitive. Furthermore, Murphy is keen on Bridgestone's ball and club technology turning the sport's 2.6 million newcomers into lifetime golfers. Since 2015, Murphy was President of textile manufacturer Kentwool and Vice President of American Achievement Corporation. Before joining Bridgestone Golf almost 15 years ago, he held key marketing and business development positions at TaylorMade, Dunlop Slazenger, Maxfli and General Mills. The appointment of Murphy comes at an ideal time for Bridgestone Golf. Rising star Bryson DeChambeau used the Tour B X ball to win the PGA Tour's Memorial Tournament two weeks ago and catapult to fourth on the official money list. Additionally, the company's recent introduction of the TOUR B XS Tiger Woods Edition and the e6 SOFT Lady Edition (pearl white finish and pink Bridgestone logo) have proven widely popular. Beyond golf balls, Murphy is committed to growing Bridgestone's share of the golf club market. The same industry leading fitting data that informs R&D for the company's renowned golf balls is being applied to the creation of revolutionary club designs. Currently, Bridgestone offers a variety of options via its JGR and TOUR B Series clubs, and will unveil new lines in the coming months. About Bridgestone Golf Bridgestone Golf USA is based in Covington, GA and manufactures premium golf balls, clubs and accessories under Bridgestone and Precept brands. The company started making golf balls in 1935 and, as the world's largest tire manufacturer, leverages its 900-plus rubber polymer science engineers worldwide to produce high-performing products. Customer swing and related data, captured through its popular, nationwide ball-fitting program, advises continuous advancement of ball technology. Trusted by amateur golfers and professionals like Tiger Woods, Fred Couples, Matt Kuchar, Brandt Snedecker, Bryson DeChambeau and Lexi Thompson, Bridgestone equipment helps improve shots and scores. Bridgestone Golf USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bridgestone Sports Co. Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo.
  7. Forged irons with Modus shafts for cheap!!!! Up for sale are a set of Bridgestone J15 DF Irons 4-pw. Grips are standard MCC +4 in red in near new condition. Shafts are Modus 120 Stiff. Specs are standard. Great irons, I'm just moving to a set with 120 X shafts. Price is $280 shipped!
  8. Another quality industry scoop by Barbajo on Bridgestone and current sales. https://mygolfspy.com/bridgestone-golf-ceo-dismissed/ If you haven't checked out his—dare I say long-form journalism—take on Taylormade's decline, you should really check it out. https://mygolfspy.com/the-rise-and-fall-of-taylormade-part-1/ Anyhoo, enough sucking up to the mods! So here is my question... Do you think Bridgestone would have been in a better place had they signed Tiger to an equipment deal as well? I understand that Tiger was already playing the Bridgestone ball in Nike clothing so that was probably an easier deal to make, but based on Barba's story, it doesn't look like big names move balls. Why doesn't TW move ball sales in the proshop? I understand—and the thing most people complain about with Bstone—is you can't find them anywhere to test. Bridgestone could have fired up a direct to consumer model to meet demand from folks seeing TW swinging some Bridgestone sticks on the tele.
  9. All communications about fantasy golf will be ran through this thread, including standings and winner announcements. We're going with Yahoo again for fantasy golf. I set it up to drop 1 lowest score, for those that join late. All the groups will be lumped into one, so just because you are leading one group, doesn't mean you are leading all. Updates will be provided frequently. Season starts on 1/5, so get signed up quickly. **NOTE** The lowest dropped score is for Overall only. The total points column will be used for segment prizes. Below you will find the signup info. Please notify in this thread when group 1 is full and I will provide group 2 information and so on. https://golf.fantasysports.yahoo.com/golf Group 1 Group ID - 2764 (MyGolfSpy 1) - FULL use group 2 Group Pass - mygolfspy Group 2 Group ID - 2768 - FULL use group 3 Group Pass - mygolfspy Group 3 Group ID - 2770 - FULL use group 4 Group Pass - mygolfspy Group 4 Group ID - 4087 - FULL use group 5 Group Pass - mygolfspy Group 5 Group ID - 4088 - FULL use group 6 Group Pass - mygolfspy Group 6 Group ID - 4089 Group Pass - mygolfspy
  10. Up for sale is a like new set of Tour B X CB 4-PW iron heads. Absolutely beautiful set of sticks. Only the 7 and PW have been hit. The rest of the heads are brand new in plastic. I did have these heads adjusted to standard loft and lie. They were kind of all over the place from the factory so there are some typical marks from that. They accept .355" taper tip shafts. Asking $OLD
  11. Well for me this will be challenging, as I know the number will be higher than I expected, and my memory isn't what it used to be. But I thought it'd be fun to list all the drivers we've had in the bag at one time or another. I was going to go by year, but I don't have that good of recall anymore, so I'll go by brand. Let the fun begin. Adams Golf: Speedline Bridgestone: J815- Callaway- Original Big Bertha FT5 FT9 Draw FT-IZ X-Hot Optiforce 460 Steelhead + XR XR16 Mini 1.5 Cleveland Launcher 400 Launcher Comp 460 Launcher Ti460 HiBORE Classic 290 Cobra ZL Encore LV5 Mizuno MP-001 Nickent 4DX Nike SQ Dymo Vapor Fly PING G2 G5 G20 Srixon Z565 Taylormade Burner Burner Super Fast JetSpeed R1 R7 Super Quad R9 R9 460 R11 R15 Titleist 905R 975J 983K 909D Comp 910 D2 913 D2 917 D3 Wilson Deep Red 305 D200 That's 45 drivers over essentially 22 years of playing full time. Not counting the year or two I played in the early 80s with equipment handed down from my dad. Even with all these, I'm somehow still feeling like I'm forgetting 1 or 2
  12. wbealsd posted this is another thread -- not sure if we've discussed it, but we should. Personally, I think this is brilliant! "I got an email from Bridgestone yesterday announcing that they're starting a demo program along these lines. Have you tried Bridgestone Golf's new Test Drive program? We ship new J15 demos to you! •Choose from over 100 unique sets with tons of shaft options •Enter your information and pay a small shipping fee to your desired delivery address •Try the clubs out for 21 days •Feel free to have your local fitter bend the clubs to your preferred lies/lofts ensuring the perfect fit •Re-package the clubs and send them back to Bridgestone using the INCLUDED pre-paid postage label It's that simple. Try today: http://testdrive.bridgestonegolf.com" Would you participate? If it's all free with shipping prepaid, what's the downside?
  13. From the InBox today.... Bridgestone is launching a new Tiger-centric ad campaign called "The Herd." I like the idea and the concept - it's an sound marketing message, but Tiger's health issues are taking a serious bite out its effectiveness, for the near term, anyway... Bridgestone Golf Debuts ‘The Herd' Marketing Campaign Featuring Tiger Woods (COVINGTON, GA) – Bridgestone Golf – innovator of premium golf balls, clubs and accessories – is amplifying its aggressive messaging with a new national marketing campaign featuring Tiger Woods that highlights the performance benefits of its products over other brands. Titled “The Herd,” a unique series of commercials on NBC/Golf Channel and across the web depicts the “herd-mentality,” common among consumers with notions that the best golf ball is the one played by the most Tour players. In contrast to this groupthink, the Bridgestone Tour B330 Series is touted as being 44% straighter and 6.9 yards longer than the Titleist ProV1 Series**. The spots are on Bridgestone Golf social channels and can be accessed here: http://bit.ly/2mpfRbo. More than 75 extras participated in the filming in South Africa, representing a mass of humanity scavenging a golf course for the most popular ball on Tour. What they find is Woods – who switched exclusively to the Bridgestone B330-S in December – hitting a tee shot while the narrator proclaims “you can't beat the pack by playing the same ball as the pack.” It concludes with the new slogan: “Dare to be better, Dare to Bridgestone.” “The imagery and language are bold, powerful and communicate how golfers need a break-away-from-the-pack mentality to gain a true competitive edge,” says Corey Consuegra, Senior Director of Marketing of Bridgestone Golf. “This is our first broadcast spot featuring Tiger Woods, the perfect iconic figure to carry the message.” Woods signed a multi-year agreement to play and promote Bridgestone's high-performance balls, selecting the Tour B330-S after thoroughly testing it against competing models from all major brands. Through his personal research, he determined the Bridgestone ball provided superior distance and accuracy off the tee for him, as well as optimal spin on shots into and around the green. Additional “break-a-way-from-the-pack” leaders include FedEx Cup champion Brandt Snedeker, Olympic bronze medalist Matt Kuchar, Masters winner Fred Couples, three-time major champion Nick Price and young phenoms Bryson DeChambeau and Hudson Swafford. The catalyst for distance and accuracy gains is the patented TOURcore (B330 & B330-S) and AMATOURcore (B330-RX & B330-RXS). Now six percent larger than the prior model, it produces even faster speed and less spin off the driver via Bridgestone's gradational core formulation. For increased greenside control, the B330 Series wears the breakthrough SlipRes cover, which increases stopping power without the usual negative effects of added driver spin. *Straighter claim and distance claim based on Bridgestone Golf ball fitting data of 13,434 fittings from February 2015 – September 2016. Actual results may vary. **Titleist ProV1 is a registered trademark of Acushnet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqHPiDR1yw8&feature=youtu.be
  14. Sned's finally upgraded from his old Taylormade driver last weekend in Hawaii -- played pretty good, too. Here's the lowdown on the new Bridgestone JGR he put into play... SNEDEKER PUTS NEW DRIVER INTO PLAYCovington, Ga. — Bridgestone Golf, the #1 ball-fitter in golf and a recognized industry innovator, announced today the launch of its new JGR Driver. The new Bridgestone JGR Driver utilizes revolutionary technologies to deliver longer distance and more forgiveness. “We set out to make the JGR Driver our fastest and most forgiving ever,” said Josh Kinchen, Golf Clubs and Accessories Marketing Manager, Bridgestone Golf, Inc. “The engineers really outdid themselves, as the JGR is not only incredibly forgiving, but also extremely fast and high launching. Combine that with the ability to optimize spin for players of all skill levels, and we expect that this driver will turn a lot of heads this year.” The increased distance and forgiveness that the JGR Driver provides is achieved through 3 proprietary technologies: 1. F.A.S.T Crown · The Flex Action Speed Technology (F.A.S.T.) crown is extremely thin near the clubface and progressively thickens towards the club head rear to enable the crown to slightly flex at impact creating higher launch and increased repulsion where players impact the face of the club most often, above center. 2. speeDARC · A pair of internal arc-shaped ridges provides increased sole rigidity and better stability for the F.A.ST. Crown to flex against, leading to higher launches and extreme ball velocities. 3. Power Milled Face · Bridgestone's patented face milling pattern works to reduce the golf ball slippage and increased spin problem that all competitor drivers today face. The newly improved design has been enhanced for the JGR Driver. Milling is spaced further apart at the top of the driver face to maintain spin, while the milling is tighter and rougher at the bottom of the driver face to decrease spin on mishits. In addition, a new vertical milling pattern is utilized on the heel and toe of the face to further stabilize the ball on mishits. The milling combines to reduce spin (300 RPMs based on robot testing) for straighter and longer drives. Further enhancing the spin control of the JGR driver is a dual zone adjustable weighting system. The Heel weight can be modified to create a more piercing trajectory with lower spin, increased roll and more draw for longer distance. While the Center weight can be altered to increase trajectory for maximum carry distance. The JGR Driver made its PGA TOUR debut in the hands of Brandt Snedeker at the 2016 Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Maui, where he immediately showcased improved accuracy and distance, on his way to a T3 finish. The JGR is available in 9.5, 10.5, and 12-degrees of loft. JGR comes standard with the new Aldila™ NV 2KXV Orange driver shaft and custom yellow grip. Custom shaft and grip options are available. The JGR Driver will be available March 4, 2016, and has a street price of $299. Visit www.bridgestonegolf.com to learn more about Bridgestone Golf's 2016 plans and to view the comprehensive lineup of new products.
  15. Just got the email... He may be going with Cobra, but he's playing a Bridgestone ball. BRYSON DeCHAMBEAU JOINS #TEAMBRIDGESTONE When Bryson DeChambeau takes the course as a pro for the first time this week at RBC Heritage, he'll be using the 2016 Tour B330-S golf ball and will be outfitted with gloves from Bridgestone Golf. “I take every part of my game seriously and spend a considerable amount of time thinking about how each element will allow me to compete at the highest level,” said DeChambeau. “When it was time to make a decision on the golf ball I would use as a professional, it was clear after a thorough review that Bridgestone Golf's Tour B330-S was the best fit for me. I'm excited to be a part of Bridgestone's team and benefit from the precision they put in to each and every ball made.”
  16. BIG NEWS PEOPLE!!! Bridgestone Golf is giving MyGolfspy unprecedented access to their headquarters and golf ball manufacturing facility next Thursday, March 17th! And thanks to the miracle of modern Social Media, you'll be able to join in the fun. I'll be posting right here using our awesome new app, as well as tweeting live from Bridgestone all day, and will also be broadcasting portions live via Periscope, so you'll get a first hand look at a Bridgestone Ball Fitting and a Bridgestone Club Fitting! And what's more, they've invited a local MyGolfSpy Forum member to join us. MGoBlue100, from nearby in South Carolina, will get to experience the Tour and fun. We'll get to try out the new JGR driver - and we'll get the definitive word on those face grooves - and see golf balls being made from raw rubber thru B330 stamping! You can join us, too... Follow right here, using your computer or the app. Via Twitter - @MyGolfSpy, @golflspybarbajo, @MGoBlue100 Via Periscope - a live broadcasting companion app for Twitter. You can download the app for free and follow me at @golfspybarbajo We'll be having a couple of sit-downs with product managers, so please let me know what questions you have about Bridgestone clubs and balls, the fitting process, their R&D, etc. This is gonna be a hoot!!
  17. Pretty impressive early season run for Snedeker and Bridgestone... SNEDEKER AND BRIDGESTONE'S NEW B330 PROVE TO BE UNFLAPPABLE AT WIND-BLOWN AND WET FARMERS OPENSnedeker Trusts Full Bag of Bridgestone Equipment To Overcome the Elements in 8th Career PGA TOUR Win Covington, Ga. — This weekend at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, CA, Bridgestone Golf tour team member Brandt Snedeker authored one of the most remarkable final rounds in PGA TOUR history, overcoming tropical storm-like winds and rain to grab his 8th career PGA TOUR title. Starting the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open six shots off the lead, Snedeker put his new 2016 B330 golf ball and JGR Driver to the test, overpowering the inclement weather and a challenging course setup to record a 3-under par 69 – not just the only round in the 60s, but also the only red number in the field during the final round. Making the win even more remarkable, Snedeker didn't play a shot in the event's rain-delayed finish, which was pushed to Monday, when weather conditions actually improved. “This was like playing a U.S. Open course in British Open conditions, I've never experienced anything like it,” said Snedeker. “I put the new B330 and JGR driver in my bag this year and the results bare out. Since I've put them in play I've finished 3rd, 2nd and 1st. That's pretty unbelievable stuff. That shows you how good the new stuff is and how confident I feel in it.” Snedeker showcased impressive driving, iron play and clutch putting to tame el Nino's 40-50 mph wind gusts and torrential rains that battered the California coast. In his victory, Snedeker trusted Bridgestone's new TOUR B330 golf ball, JGR Driver, J15 CB irons (4-PW) and J15 Forged Wedges (52-degrees and 56-degrees). In his first three starts of 2016, Snedeker has finished 3rd, 2nd and 1st. With the victory, Snedeker earned $1.17 million and vaulted himself into 2nd place in the early 2016 FedEx Cup standings. Brandt's Bridgestone Arsenal · 2016 TOUR B330 Golf Ball · JGR Driver · J15 Cavity Back Irons (4-PW) · J15 Forged Wedges (52 and 56 degrees) Snedeker's new ball and driver will be available at retail on March 4, 2016 and feature street prices of $45 per dozen and $299, respectively.
  18. Hot off the presses, Sneds is making a BIG change. This change may not be that big to most, but for those that know he has been gaming the same Taylormade Burner for years, it's pretty huge. Straight from Bridgestone..... With tee times starting in a few short hours, we'll quickly be able to see how these changes affect his performance.
  19. FROM THE BLOG 2015 Bridgestone J15CB, J15DF and J15DPF Irons + J15 Wedges http://www.mygolfspy.com/2015-bridgestone-j15cb-j15df-and-j15dpf-irons/ 2015 equipment is just around the corner and we've now seen what Bridgestone looks to be offering in the iron and wedge department. Are you seeing anything thus far that makes you want to rush out and try them when released? Do you think it's been too long since we've seen any substantial from Bridgestone for anyone to actually notice? Let us know your thoughts.
  20. I am selling a few of my clubs. Here is a list. Please message me if interested for pictures. Ping Anser Driver, 10.5 degree. Great condition. Aldila NVS 65g stiff shaft, Aldila NV 55g stiff shaft, both included along with tool to change shafts. No head cover. Selling for $125. Bridgestone J40 445 driver, 10.5 degree, project x 6.0 stiff shaft. Great condition, selling for $120. Adams Super S 15 degree fairway wood, stiff shaft (stock). Like new condition, selling for $50. If anyone is interested in purchasing multiple clubs, I will make a package deal. Cost of shipping is not included, if you're interested give me your location and I'll let you know shipping costs. Thanks Beau
  21. New press release from Bridgestone... BRIDGESTONE INTRODUCES J15 FORGED WEDGES FOR UNMATCHED SPIN AND VERSATILITY Bridgestone's Best Performing Wedges Combine Unique Heel Side Shape with Groove Technology for Ultimate Spin Performance from any Lie Covington, Ga. — Bridgestone Golf, the #1 ball-fitter in golf and a recognized industry innovator, will reveal its new J15 Forged Wedges at the 2015 PGA Merchandise Show. The J15 Forged Wedges rely on a combination of 3 innovative technologies to ensure the ultimate in spin and versatility. “Bridgestone is proud of the wedges that we have put into the market over the years, but we know based on our extensive R&D testing that our new J15 Forged line offer best in class spin and versatility,” said Josh Kinchen, Golf Clubs and Accessories Marketing Manager, Bridgestone Golf, Inc. “Feel and spin control have been vastly improved in going from our previous cast wedges to the new J15 Forged line. It speaks to our commitment to provide superior performing clubs to our loyal customers.” The unmatched spin and versatility in the J15 Forged Wedges is achieved through 3 key technologies: 1. Sure Contact Sole · The Sure Contact Sole design of the J15 Forged Wedges offers unique heel side shaping that features a reduced profile and ensures forgiving accuracy from any lie on the course. Unlike other companies who hand grind the crucial heel side of the sole, Bridgestone's unique forging process ensures this area is never touched by hand ensuring consistency. 2. Pro Groove Design · Bridgestone engineers focused their groove efforts on increasing the inner groove area for the J15 Forged Wedges, offering unmatched ability to channel dirt, water and debris away from the face, increasing spin and ensuring consistent ball to face contact from all lies. 3. Durable Heat Treatment · The J15 Forged Wedges have heat-treated faces for enhanced durability and longer club life. The unique heating process reinforces the face without compromising club feel or performance. The J15 Forged Wedges feature a head length of 79 mm with a tour preferred teardrop shape. They are available in black oxide and satin finishes at lofts of 50, 52, 54, 56, 58 and 60. The J15 Forged Wedges will feature a street price of $119 and will available in both Right and Left Hand* versions at retail on February 1, 2015. *Left Hand versions available in 52 and 58-degree lofts, black oxide finish only and not available until April 1, 2015. Visit www.bridgestonegolf.com to learn more about Bridgestone Golf's 2015 plans and to view the comprehensive lineup of new products.
  22. Bridgestone J715 Driver More Photo: Michael Chini Bridgestone J715 Driver by Rob Sauerhaft Posted: Mon Jan. 5, 2015 Thin is in. The J715's crown is only 0.5 millimeters at its thinnest and features springlike ribs on the interior that company officials say can increase ball speeds by 2 mph and launch angle by as much as 2 degrees at Tour-level swing speeds. A process called “power milling” creates a rougher clubface so that the ball doesn't roll up the face as much as it normally would and thus stays there longer. The combination reduces spin by up to 350 rpm at higher launch angles (12.5°) and by 200 rpm at lower launch angles (10.5°) for a longer, more penetrating flight. Two removable weights in the sole—one behind the center of the face and the other more rearward and heel-biased—are used to alter the club's center of gravity (CG). From the factory, the J715 driver comes with a 10-gram weight in back and a 4-gram weight in front, but flipping them will lower launch angle by as much as 0.75° and decrease spin by up to 200 rpm. A weight kit ($80) sold separately includes 2-, 4-, 6-, 8-, 10- and 12- gram plugs for more customization. The club's hosel offers further adjustability, allowing face-angle changes from 1° open to 1° closed, as well as lie angles from standard to 2° upright. Lofts: 8.5°, 9.5°, 10.5°, 12°. $399. Available February 1.
  23. 2014 Bridgestone B330/B330RX Lineup Member Testing 12 of our forum members have been testing the latest tour line Bridgestone balls for some time now. Rather than have every one of them post a 3 page dialog about what they thought about a golf ball, we had them answer several questions so we can get an collated overview. This first post is about the preconceptions of Bridgestone balls. Some of us feel pretty strongly about which ball we use, others barely remember which one they just hit. So each of our testers answered a series of questions to find out what was important in a ball and what their thoughts on Bridgestone were before they received their balls. The process began with each of our testers went through the BFit Online Fitting from Bridgestone: http://www.bridgestonegolf.com/product/ball-selection-guide Our testers were then grouped into the following categories for their full reviews based on which ball they were fit for: B330RX B330 B330-S Rickkimbrell Fozcycle Txgolfjunkie SeeRed Revkev BestGrips Lefty RoverRick BK in Texas Rickles Sluggo42 dushler No one was fit for the B330RX-S balls... BUT, each tester received two dozen balls: one from the series they were fit from and one dozen from the other ball in the series. For example, txgolfjunkie received one dozen B330 and 2 dozen B330-S balls. Foz received one dozen B330RX and one dozen B330RX-S balls. Preconceptions of Bridgestone balls The overall preconception of Bridgestone before this test was very neutral. Testers stated they've played Bridgestone balls when they found them, but really most of the testers didn't think anything extraordinary about them, either good or bad. Two of our testers said they tried Bridgestone balls in the past, but couldn't get them to work for them. Only one tester had a mostly positive view of Bridgestone balls, but even then it was mainly about the e6. The prevailing word was "Decent". Firm came up a lot from several people. I didn't read a single person saying Bridgestone balls were soft. Prior to this test, these are the brand of balls our testers played mostly Titleist, followed by Taylormade, Callaway, and then a mix of Maxfli, Srixon, and 3UP. 100% of testers used a 3+ piece Urethane ball and not a single one of them played Bridgestone. The e5 and e6 came up a few times as a ball they've played in the past or had a good opinion of. In general most people who knew others who played Bridgestone and mentioned which type of ball mentioned the e series. Online Fitting Process When asked about the online fitting process, reactions were mixed. Some folks said they liked it, but most felt it was fairly generic and really boiled down to swing speed. When asked about what type of players each of the testers were, trajectories ranged from low to high, wedge spin low to high, swing speeds low to high. How some of our testers got fit for a particular ball was a bit mind-boggling. Overall, folks with low 90s club head speeds gravitated towards the RX balls and those with over 100mph clubhead speed went with the standard type balls, but even then there were a few folks in the 90s and low 100s that went with the standard model. Some complaints about the fitting process: Range of distances was too great: 220-245 fit you for a B330RX series and 245-270 fit for B330 series. If someone hit 245, it was a gray area. In store BFit sessions are right-handed golfer only. Bridgestone apparently doesn't think their balls can work for left handed golfers. One person went through the fitting and got a "No compatible results," and was told to call customer support What makes for a good ball? The last series of questions was to find out what makes for a good ball. As expected, the answers were mostly all over the place, but there were a few commonalities. A decent chunk of the testers felt the feel off the driver was important, and a smaller number said the same thing about wedge. I think only one cared about feel off the putter. Of the testers who said they cared about feel, most of them said they preferred a softer ball. Only one said he liked a firmer ball. That might be because of his 114mph clubhead speed. You can figure out who that is later. The one common trait of a ball nearly every tester said they wanted in a ball was the ability to hop and stop on the green. Control and consistency of spin were also very important in general. A few people mentioned it has to be long off the driver, though at least one said he's willing to sacrifice a few yards for a ball that's consistent and feels good. Testing Process The testers have actually had their balls for some time and have been playing with them regularly. Nearly everyday sometime has told me about the feel of their balls or how well they played with them. One person had a slightly disturbing story of what happened to one of his balls. You'll all get to read about them in a week or two, depending on how long it takes to put these damn survey results together. The interesting results are going to be who wants to keep playing the Bridgestone balls they received, if they play the ball they were fit for, and how strong their opinions of the balls are after playing them for a while. In the meantime, feel free to ask questions or leave comments about your own balls, or what you think of Bridgestone in general.
  24. Are you playing the right ball for your game? All Bridgestone B330 models are available at our current flash sale on divot.com
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