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We've talked about these a bit (and we have an opportunity for 5 of you to test these babies), but the new Bridgestone Balls are now available at retail.

 

Early experience with these has been pretty positive (I did show my career low of 73 with the Tour B X!), but here's the official story from Bridgestone...good reading and some interesting things to think about...

 

 

Bridgestone Golf's TOUR B Golf Balls Exemplify Importance of Fitting, Now Available Nationwide

 

(COVINGTON, GA) – Bridgestone Golf – innovator of premium golf balls, clubs and accessories – announces its new TOUR B golf balls are now available nationwide and the company has made it easier than ever for players of all skill levels to go through a fitting in order to find the model that best suits their games.

 

The TOUR B Series represents Bridgestone's commitment to creating golf balls that benefit a wide variety of golfers, unlike competitors who engineer and market products catering solely to PGA Tour players. Using data from more than 3 million in-person and online ball fittings, combined with insights from leading third-party industry sources, Bridgestone identified the needs of specific player types and drew on more than 1,000 golf ball patents to determine which of its proprietary technologies would most benefit each.

 

The new series includes four models – TOUR B X, XS, RX and RXS (each $44.99) – which provide unmatched feel, accuracy and distance. In order to help customers find the perfect ball for their games, a fitting guide is printed on packaging or Bridgestone offers two quick, easy and comprehensive fitting options:

 

BFIT Golf Ball Fitting App – Free to download, the app turns iPhones into a mobile launch monitor by utilizing the camera to analyze the user's swing and recommend the best Bridgestone ball for their game.

New Online Fitting Tool – Available at www.bridgestonegolf.com, it accommodates the full spectrum of players. The “Quick Fit” option easily determines the best ball for novices, while the in-depth “I Know My Game” offers detailed set of questions to aid experienced golfers in finding the perfect fit. Finally, the “I've Been Measured” path allows users to input launch monitor data, ensuring the most accurate recommendation possible.

“Other golf ball manufacturers are pushing products developed for PGA Tour caliber golfers on the general golfing public. The reality is amateurs are hurting their performance by using a ‘Tour-level' golf ball,” says Adam Rehberg, Bridgestone Golf Ball Fitting. “Our goal is to help people find the ball that is right for them. This is why we offer the widest variety of options, with each ball specifically tailored for certain player types.”

 

The aforementioned data mining and third-party validation not only led to the creation of the TOUR B series, but helped Bridgestone better position its entire golf ball portfolio. The e6 SPEED and e6 SOFT help mid-handicap players hit more fairways thanks to lower side spin from a more forgiving gradational compression core. The Extra Soft and Lady are for mid-to-high handicap players and provide best-in-class distance and accuracy as a result of increased ball speed and lower side spin.

 

TOUR B balls offers options for low handicappers, in the X and XS, while the RX and RXS are for low-mid handicap players. The X and XS provide more spin and greenside control than their predecessor due to softer urethane cover formulation, while increased distance comes from enhanced aerodynamics and improved 330 Dual Dimple design. The RX and RXS deliver explosive distance and optimized trajectory thanks to high repulsion construction and new 338 modified Dual Dimple design.

 

Each new TOUR B Series golf ball features the proven characteristics that have made Bridgestone Golf among the most respected names in the industry. The benefits of these features include:

 

Accuracy – Gradational core provides optimal energy transfer to create low side-spin and high ball velocity for incredible distance and accuracy gains

Consistency – Seamless cover design utilizes injection molding technology to stabilize ball flight on all shots

Distance – Aerodynamically superior dimple profiles provide different player types with vastly enhanced length and control

Feel – SlipRes cover technology increases friction by creating more stability between the ball and club for enhanced control with irons and wedges

 

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 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. Bridgestone Golf USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bridgestone Sports Co. Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo.

 

More information: bridgestonegolf.com.

 

 

 

 

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What's in the bag:
 
Driver:  Sub 70 639D - 9.5; :cleveland-small: Launcher HB Turbo; :mizuno-small: ST 190 
FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
Irons::wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged; :benhogan-small:PTx Pro, :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; :wilson_staff_small: Progressives (circa 1993)

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX -2, :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60; :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model
Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8,  :benhogan-small:Baby Ben

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X (2020); :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV

Stat Tracker/GPS Watch: :ShotScope:


 
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Ill actually be putting the X and RX in play this afternoon. Anxious to ses how they perform for me.

 

 

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:titelist-small: TSi2 18 FW with GD AD IZ 6 Shaft

:titelist-small: TSi1 20 and 23 degree hybrids Aldila Ascent Shafts R

:titelist-small: T300 5-P Tensei  R flex shaft 1/4 long 

:titelist-small: SM8 48F/54/58 D Grinds 

:ping-small: Tyne 4 

:titelist-small: ProV1X Play number 12

 

 

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I just bought 2 dozen as well. Good balls, I even like the e6 ball, good flight, some spin issues but, overall good balls I was going to try./switch to VICE but, the boys at VICE have no balls and havent for about 2 months. So I stick with BridgeStone

 

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Rotated the B X and Srixon Z Star yesterday.    The B X didnh't really do much for me, probably not the ball in the line I should be playing.  I'll try the RX next.   Z Star as usual was very solid and did what I expected. 

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:titelist-small: TSi1 Aldila Ascent 40G shaft

:titelist-small: TSi2 18 FW with GD AD IZ 6 Shaft

:titelist-small: TSi1 20 and 23 degree hybrids Aldila Ascent Shafts R

:titelist-small: T300 5-P Tensei  R flex shaft 1/4 long 

:titelist-small: SM8 48F/54/58 D Grinds 

:ping-small: Tyne 4 

:titelist-small: ProV1X Play number 12

 

 

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Rotated the B X and Srixon Z Star yesterday.    The B X didnh't really do much for me, probably not the ball in the line I should be playing.  I'll try the RX next.   Z Star as usual was very solid and did what I expected. 

 

Just got something new in the mail from Bridgestone yesterday -- not sure how I feel about them yet, but you'll  know in about a month...

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What's in the bag:
 
Driver:  Sub 70 639D - 9.5; :cleveland-small: Launcher HB Turbo; :mizuno-small: ST 190 
FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
Irons::wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged; :benhogan-small:PTx Pro, :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; :wilson_staff_small: Progressives (circa 1993)

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX -2, :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60; :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model
Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8,  :benhogan-small:Baby Ben

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X (2020); :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV

Stat Tracker/GPS Watch: :ShotScope:


 
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Love it!  Will probably drop the coin to get a sleeve or two, really enjoyed the sample set that BARBAJO sent- and this time  I will pay attention to which version and how they feel and the results!

What's in the bag?
 
Driver :callaway-small: Callaway Mavrik 105 set to 9.5, square, Aldila Rogue White 130 MSI 60G Stiff shaft
#3 Wood  :callaway-small: Callaway FT Tour 13 degree neutral setup, Fuijkara 370 Stiff Shaft
Hybrid  :cobra-small:  18 Degree King Cobra Baffler pro, Baffler Stiff shaft
4-PW :titelist-small: Titlest 714 AP2, Standard loft and lie, MGS S Shafts
:benhogan-small: 53, 57 degree loft Hogan Equalizer wedges
1962  :wilson_staff_small: Wilson "Sandy Andy" sand wedge with HUGE bounce!
Putter MLA Pro Classic
:titelist-small: Titlist ProV 1, ProV 1x

Currently Gaming "Costco Kirkland Signature Tour Performance" balls

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I got one swing in with the B-RXS. Topped the ball by hitting a sweet 12-6 curveball right into the fescue lining the water. Every bit of the swing felt great (including the contact) but I was totally surprised to see the crazy flight I produced.

 

I feel bad I wasn't able to test that one but I'm not sure it's for my swing profile anyway.

 

 

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Just got something new in the mail from Bridgestone yesterday -- not sure how I feel about them yet, but you'll  know in about a month...

HMMH...Our rep just left here about an hour ago, he didn't seem to drop any hints  along this line  :(   And I thought we were tight :wub:  unless it began with an S and ended in T(no not what most are thining..ha)

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:titelist-small: TSi1 Aldila Ascent 40G shaft

:titelist-small: TSi2 18 FW with GD AD IZ 6 Shaft

:titelist-small: TSi1 20 and 23 degree hybrids Aldila Ascent Shafts R

:titelist-small: T300 5-P Tensei  R flex shaft 1/4 long 

:titelist-small: SM8 48F/54/58 D Grinds 

:ping-small: Tyne 4 

:titelist-small: ProV1X Play number 12

 

 

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HMMH...Our rep just left here about an hour ago, he didn't seem to drop any hints  along this line  :(   And I thought we were tight :wub:  unless it began with an S and ended in T(no not what most are thining..ha)

 

Oh, we're tight my brother!  Let me ask you, can you keep a secret?

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What's in the bag:
 
Driver:  Sub 70 639D - 9.5; :cleveland-small: Launcher HB Turbo; :mizuno-small: ST 190 
FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
Irons::wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged; :benhogan-small:PTx Pro, :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; :wilson_staff_small: Progressives (circa 1993)

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX -2, :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60; :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model
Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8,  :benhogan-small:Baby Ben

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X (2020); :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV

Stat Tracker/GPS Watch: :ShotScope:


 
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I played the XS for 9 holes. Lots of spinning felt soft off the driver.

16/17 B330S went down the fairways further.

Will await next year to play the 18 B XS

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:taylormade-small:  3 wood SIM Max

:taylormade-small: 5 wood SIM Max

:callaway-small: Mavrik  5i - GW  

:taylormade-small: MG3 54/11 58/8                      

:taylormade-small: Spider FCG SB

:taylormade-small: TP5 2021

 

 

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Oh, we're tight my brother!  Let me ask you, can you keep a secret?

Lol. I know we're good. That's why I didn't push you to reveal . But since you asked, sure I can keep a secret. I'll be waiting for that little red number on my mailbox

 

I was saying I thought I was tight with the rep as well and he didn't say a word.

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:titelist-small: TSi1 Aldila Ascent 40G shaft

:titelist-small: TSi2 18 FW with GD AD IZ 6 Shaft

:titelist-small: TSi1 20 and 23 degree hybrids Aldila Ascent Shafts R

:titelist-small: T300 5-P Tensei  R flex shaft 1/4 long 

:titelist-small: SM8 48F/54/58 D Grinds 

:ping-small: Tyne 4 

:titelist-small: ProV1X Play number 12

 

 

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  • 3 weeks later...

Saw Tour B X for sale Pro Shop today, $43 dozen.

I like this ball.

 

 

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Left Hand, 

Driver; Titleist TSi2, Kuro Kage 50 gr R2

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous Vista Pro R2

Irons; Ping G710 6-GW, Recoil 460 R2

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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. But since you asked, sure I can keep a secret.

 

So can I  ;)  ;)

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What's in the bag:
 
Driver:  Sub 70 639D - 9.5; :cleveland-small: Launcher HB Turbo; :mizuno-small: ST 190 
FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
Irons::wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged; :benhogan-small:PTx Pro, :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; :wilson_staff_small: Progressives (circa 1993)

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX -2, :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60; :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model
Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8,  :benhogan-small:Baby Ben

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X (2020); :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV

Stat Tracker/GPS Watch: :ShotScope:


 
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So can I  ;)  ;)

Touche!!  Well Played!

:titelist-small: TSi1 Aldila Ascent 40G shaft

:titelist-small: TSi2 18 FW with GD AD IZ 6 Shaft

:titelist-small: TSi1 20 and 23 degree hybrids Aldila Ascent Shafts R

:titelist-small: T300 5-P Tensei  R flex shaft 1/4 long 

:titelist-small: SM8 48F/54/58 D Grinds 

:ping-small: Tyne 4 

:titelist-small: ProV1X Play number 12

 

 

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