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Hey all,

 

I had reached out to multiple companies a few years ago when intially taking over as head coach of my alma mater. Bridgestone was the only company that gave me the time of day so I made the switch for persoanlly and for my team (prior we used PROV1). I buy the fix which is a great ball for my kids who don't play as mcuh (and cheap at the discounted high school rate) actually ahnded them out at an outing and some lower digit handis were asking about them ebacus eyou really don't see them advertised or in stores....

 

 

Anyway, I went to Golf Galaxy to get a ballfitting and while the people there couldn't be nicer they hadn't a clue. they fit me for the B-330 when i topped out at 102 MPH with my driver speed and after I bought a dozen balls (like hitting rocks when you can't compress them) I went back to the well. I went online and came to the B330-s which is a better ball for me but based on swing speed I still didn't fit the "bridgestone" advertisement. so I tried all the RX RXS . after playing the RXS for at least a year i relized the RX is the ball for me. I spin it consistently have greater distances with irons and drivers (4-7 yards max) and the spin is much less. overall bridgestone makes a great ball but just make sure you go get the fitting for it or do a trial and error like I have....OH BTW I have recently put this next to the PRO V1X and while slightly similar there are little nuances.

 

the PRO V1 spun a little more with hybrids and longer irons while they were the same with wedges. The driver with the RX was a little further again 4-7 yards sifting through the mishits.

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Thanx, and BTW, has anyone played the 330-S(my current ball) and the e6? What did ya think? I only ask because there are some great deals on the e6.

 

Long and not very bendy. They feel plenty hard and kill spin like it's going out of style to really keep the slice/hook down to minimal levels. If you like the work the ball, well, I'd love to see the first couple of attempts with these heh.

 

That being said, this is my favorite scramble ball. Keeps the ball in play in front of you and is nice to putt with (especially with gushy insert putters that some people like).

 

Anyway, I went to Golf Galaxy to get a ballfitting and while the people there couldn't be nicer they hadn't a clue. they fit me for the B-330 when i topped out at 102 MPH with my driver speed and after I bought a dozen balls (like hitting rocks when you can't compress them) I went back to the well.

 

I just want to touch breifly on this. I'm glad you found one you like!

 

The speed info from Bridgestone is just a recommendation though. When you talk to a number of their ball fitters they will usually mention it. For example when I did their recommendation even those by swing speed I'd fit the RX, when we did the actual results the 330s ended up being far better.

I laught at your claims to fight a zombie apocalypse when most of you can't stand up to a Spider

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Other than in the fall and early spring you will be very disappointed with the e6 Richard. With all due respect Dru the difference in spin between proline balls and 2 piecers into the green on full shots isn't actually all that great - it's the stuff around the green - the part shots where the proof is in the pudding - look at Richard's handicap - he knows how to control his ball - you'd be taking a large part of his game away from him with an e6. Having lived up North most of my life I would certainly agree that it is a good choice for late season golf but not for any other time of the year.

 

I've tried it - it's a good mid-level ball but if you rely on or are trying to learn a short game that includes being able to spin the ball it's not for you.

 

The B330-S is a great ball - I was a bit longer with the RX and so that's what I went with but in the past I've used the 330-S with great results.

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