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(3) TESTERS ANNOUNCED: 2019 Bridgestone Tour B XW-1 Wedges   Fresh off surprising success in the darling forum test of 2018, Bridgestone is back for more with the Tour B XW-1 line of w

Honored to represent you in this test. I realize wedges are extremely important to all golf enthusiast and will do my best to provide a comprehensive review utilizing critical objective data as well

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All you lucky righties.  Good luck in the draw, can't wait to see the reviews!

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On 2/22/2019 at 12:23 PM, GolfSpy STUDque said:

(3) TESTERS WANTED: 2019 Bridgestone Tour B XW-1 Wedges

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Fresh off surprising success in the darling forum test of 2018, Bridgestone is back for more with the Tour B XW-1 line of wedges.  Underrated? I think not.  In early February, MyGolfSpy ran an article on the blog giving you a sneak peek at Bridgestone's latest offering.  

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The new XW-1 is a premium Japanese 1020 forging (the 2017 model was 1025), and features three loft specific sole grinds (the 2017 models only had one grind) and something called Biting Rail Milled grooves for more spin.

“It’s a new micro-milling pattern,” says Zack Kupperbusch, Golf Club Marketing Manager for Bridgestone. “If you rub your finger across the face, you can feel in-between each groove the parallel mills that go across the face. They’re kind of like protruding teeth to keep the ball on the face a little longer to increase spin.”

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These wedges aren't available at retail until March 4, but now is your change to test (and keep) these offerings before everyone else. We're looking for three (3) motivated golfers to test, review, and keep a three-wedge set of the 2019 Bridgestone Tour B XW-1 wedges.  This opportunity is open to all right handed golfers residing in the continental US.  If you think you've got what it takes to give these beauties a proper workout, leave a comment in this thread only with the following information:

1. First name and city/state

2. Handicap

3. Current Wedges

4. Your desired set/lofts

 

Good luck to all who apply.  The chosen testers will be announced in this thread next week!

 

Arick Koeth Folsom

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First name and city/state -  John Ashburn VA

2. Handicap 10.6

3. Current Wedges FOURTEEN RM21 -  58/8 54/10 Mizuno S18  50

4. Your desired set/lofts 50 - 54 - 60  All 1degree upright.

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Taylormade M6 3W Hazardus Yellow

Taylormade M6 3H Hazardus Black 

Callaway Apex Pro Forged SST Pure Irons KBS C-Taper Lite 110 Shaft 1degree upright with each 1/2 Shorter than Std.

Taylormade 50, 54 58 Wedges Custom s200 Shaft Stiff

Ping Sigma 2 Fetch Putter 34'' Custom Fit Via Golftec.

Ball Srixon Z Star xv.

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Bill   Keizer, OR

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VOKEY SM7

50, 54, 58

DRIVER: Titleist 905R S 10.5

3W- Callway XR PRO 16 stiff

5W- Alpha XS

Irons- Titleist 716 AP1 S 1/2 over 2 degrees upright

Vokey SM7 Wedges 54 and 58 1/2 half 3 degrees upright

Putter- Taylor Made Rossa Monza Mini Spider

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Good luck everyone.. Enjoy the process.. 

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1. Patrick - Chicago/IL

2. 11

3. 52° Volkey SM6, 60° Volkey SM7 D grind. 

4. 50°, 56° & 60°.

These look very interesting. 

Rounds per year: 80-90. 

Handicap: 11.6

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Fairway Woods: 3 & 5 Taylormade SLDR

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Wedges: Volkey SM6 56* and SM7 60*

 

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1. Martin Margate/Florida

2. 10

3. Callaway Xforged

4. 50F, 56A,60M

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Driver: Taylormade M4 D-Type 

3W: Callaway FT 

5W: Callaway FT-iZ

3H: Callaway X Hybrid 21° 
Irons: Callaway Apex 4i-GW
Wedges:  Callaway X Forged 56°& 60°

Putter: Cleveland Huntington Beach 6
Balls: Bridgestone B RX
Handicap: 10
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

Club:  Clublink - The Country Club

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Congrats @hartrick11 @SteddyGolf & @TR1PTIK 

I look forward to keeping up with your reviews as I'm in the market for new wedges.

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:titelist-small: :vokey-small: - SM8 Tour Chrome, 50.08F - 54.10S - 58.12D

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Congrats [mention=81575]hartrick11[/mention] [mention=79473]SteddyGolf[/mention] & [mention=72813]TR1PTIK[/mention] 
I look forward to keeping up with your reviews as I'm in the market for new wedges.

Same here!

Congrats and good luck with the testing to the three of you!


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Driver -  :taylormade-small: M2 D-Type, 9.5 degrees, (Stiff flex) (Golf Pride MCC +4 grip)

3/4W -  :cobra-small: King F6 Black 3-4 Wood (Stiff flex) (Golf Pride MCC +4 grip)

4H -  :callaway-small: Rogue (Stiff flex) (Stock grip) (Golf Pride MCC +4 grip)

4-AW -  :callaway-small: Steelhead XR Irons (Stiff flex) (Golf Pride MCC +4 grips, 7i with Winn Dri-Tac X Grip) 

SW -  :callaway-small: 56* X-Wedge

60* -  :callaway-small: MD4 Wedge

Putter - Odyssey White Hot RX #7

Bag -  :callaway-small: ORG 14 cart bag

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