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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?
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.
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
2018 MARKS WINNINGEST YEAR IN BRIDGESTONE GOLF TOUR TEAM HISTORY
COVINGTON, Ga. – (December 28, 2018) - Bridgestone Golf, the #1 Ball-Fitter in Golf, announced today that in 2018 its TOUR Team achieved the most victories in one calendar year in company history. In addition, Bridgestone Golf had more wins per Tour Team member than any other golf ball company.
Bridgestone’s hallmark Tour year totaled an incredible 8 PGA TOUR wins with just 4 staff players. Of the 8 victories, 7 were won with Bridgestone’s acclaimed TOUR B X Golf ball. The exceptional win for the TOUR B XS came in perhaps the most exciting and anticipated win of the season, marking Tiger Woods return to the winner’s circle at the season-ending TOUR Championship. The final win of the year gave Bridgestone its 2nd season-ending championship, when Lexi Thompson relied on the TOUR B X in her triumph at the 2018 CME Group Tour Championship.
Bridgestone’s TOUR B X and TOUR B XS are designed for players with greater than 105 mph driver swing speeds. Both the X and XS were softened over their predecessors and provide more spin and greenside control due to their softer urethane cover formulation, while increased distance comes from enhanced aerodynamics and an improved 330 Dual Dimple design. The X is for those players looking for more power and ball speed off the tee, while the XS provides extra spin control and slightly softer feel greenside, while still maintaining low driver spin off the tee.
Below is a rundown of the Bridgestone Tour Team’s wins and noteworthy achievements in 2018:
· Winner of Waste Management Phoenix Open uses TOUR B X (Feb. 1-4, 2018)
· Bryson DeChambeau wins The Memorial Tournament using TOUR B X (May 31- June 3, 2018)
· Brandt Snedeker wins Wyndham Championship using TOUR B X while also shooting first career 59 in the opening round (Aug. 16-19, 2018)
· Bryson DeChambeau wins THE NORTHERN TRUST using TOUR B X (Aug. 23-26, 2018)
· Bryson DeChambeau goes back-to-back winning the Dell Technologies Championship with TOUR B X (Aug. 31-Sep. 3, 2018)
· Tiger Woods Completes One of the Greatest Comebacks in Golf History winning the TOUR Championship with TOUR B XS (Sep. 20-23, 2018)
· Bridgestone balls win 3 out of 4 FedEx Cup Playoff Events
· Bryson DeChambeau wins Shriners for Hospitals for Children Open using TOUR B X (Nov. 1-4, 2018)
· Matt Kuchar wins Mayakoba Golf Classic using TOUR B X (Nov. 8-11, 2018)
· Lexi Thompson wins CME Group Tour Championship using TOUR B X (Nov. 15-18, 2018)
“By any measure our Tour Team had a phenomenal year in 2018,” said Dan Murphy, Bridgestone Golf President & CEO. “At Bridgestone Golf our Tour Team strategy is one based on quality not quantity. By achieving more wins per capita, per player, than any other company this year, we have demonstrated that our technology and performance is second to none and our stable of players is best-in-class in the game.”
The TOUR B series balls that were used to achieve 9 total professional wins in 2018 are a result of Bridgestone’s continued commitment to providing premium tee-to-green performance to players of varying swing types. Bridgestone owns over 800 golf ball patents and fully leverages the company’s heritage of excellence in polymer science worldwide to design the industry’s most cutting-edge golf balls.
For more information on the Bridgestone Golf Tour Team, the company’s entire offering of golf balls and help selecting the right ball for you, visit bridgestonegolf.com.
About Bridgestone Golf
Based in Covington, GA, Bridgestone Golf USA manufactures premium golf balls, clubs and accessories under the Bridgestone and Precept brands. The company started making golf balls in 1935 and today has more golf ball design patents than any other company. Beginning in 2006, Bridgestone revolutionized golf ball selection with its custom ball-fitting program, identifying a golfer’s ideal golf ball based on personal swing characteristics. Today, as the #1 Ball-Fitter in Golf, Bridgestone has conducted over 2.1 million fittings via a combination of live-fitting, online selection and its B-FIT App. The consumer data gathered from ball-fitting continues to inspire Bridgestone’s innovative new golf ball designs, yielding industry-leading performance products for the entire range of players, from recreational golfers to the best in the world. Bridgestone Golf is proudly represented on international professional tours by icons such as Tiger Woods, Fred Couples, Matt Kuchar, Bryson DeChambeau and Lexi Thompson. Bridgestone Golf USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bridgestone Sports Co. Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo. More information: bridgestonegolf.com.
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) â€“ Bridgestone Golf â€“ innovator and manufacturer of premium golf balls, clubs and accessories â€“ 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.
â€œI've been with Bridgestone Golf since the beginning and the passion runs deep,â€ says Murphy. â€œWe 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.â€
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.
â€œDan's leadership skills, product knowledge, industry connections and assemblage of talent are exemplary,â€ says Shigeru Nakayama, Senior Officer for Bridgestone Sports and Chairman of Bridgestone Golf. â€œHe's unafraid to push the envelope to find ways to make golfers better and, therefore, lifetime Bridgestone loyalists.â€
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.
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