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Bridgestone B330RX and B330RXS Balls

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TOUR B330-RX Technology

Tour Performance optimized for amateur swing speeds under 105 mph with a preference for maximum TOUR DISTANCE.

The NEW Tour B330-RX offers a reformulated mantle layer and Dual Dimple Technology. The reformulated mantle reduces spin on full shots and promotes a higher launch, resulting in greater accuracy and distance. The Dual Dimple pattern offers superior aerodynamics and enhanced wind performance. The B330-RX continues to feature a soft core design that allows maximum compression for moderate swing speed players.

2012 Golf Digest Hot List Gold Medal Winner


Features

-The RX is designed for players who prefer maximum Tour distance & accuracy.
-Soft gradational compression core for longer and straighter distance.
-Reengineered mantle for reduced spin and greater accuracy.
-Tour proven Urethane cover for excellent greenside control
-330 dual dimple technology for a consistent flight

Optics

-Also available in Optic Yellow for enhanced visibility

Dual Dimple Technology

Based on the 2012 Golf Digest Hotlist:

Price: $43/dozen

Performance: 4.5 stars
Innovation: 5 stars
Feel: 4.5 stars
Demand: 3 stars

Tech Talk: As of this year, all four models use a dual-dimple design aimed at reducing drag at launch (for more speed) and increasing lift later in flight (for longer carry). The B330 and B330-S use a softer, thinner urethane cover to improve feel and distance; the RX models feature a softer ionomer blend in the mantle layer designed to reduce sidespin.

Verdict: Bridgestone still makes the best case for using non-tour-speed balls (not that its elite balls are slouches, though). Still, even our fastest swingers liked the feel of the RXS best.

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  1. Doug

    Jul 18, 2012 at 2:15 am

    I normally play Pro V1x balls. My 3 wood swing speed can reach 115 mph and my driver well over that. I found a new B330-RX ball and played 2 rounds with it. I am impressed. On approach shots, the ball backs up to it’s pitch mark, which is exactly what I want. My Pro V1s were spinning back 30 feet sometimes. Sidespin off the tee is much less with the B330-RX. The Pro V1x is longer off my driver, but not so with my 3 wood. I’ve hit multiple tee shots 290 to 300 with my 3 wood and the B330-RX. It also feels very soft around the greens and runs out like a Pro V1x on chips for me. I’m seriously considering using a B330-RX at the next NGA event I play.

  2. tlovell

    Jul 5, 2012 at 11:22 am

    The RXS ball plays very similarily to the Srixon Z star except spin on shots played around the green. The RXS has less than a Z star, but I rarely need that much spin honestly. The RXS is the softest feeling “hard” ball I have ever played – very similar to the old balatas.

  3. USARSASA

    Jun 21, 2012 at 2:58 am

    Personally, I was very disappointed in the B330-RSX’s spin on the greens. I play a course that has greens called tift-angel or something like that, and they simply did not hold the greens as well as the Titleist Pro-series, the Taylor Pentas, or the old Callaway Tour-56 balls that I still carry and play. Even the Top Flite Gamer holds these greens better than the B330-RSX. Why should I pay a premium price for these when a really inexpensive ball such as the Gamer performs better?

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Puma launches new X Collection that Rickie Fowler will debut at this week’s Open Championship

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Puma Golf has launched its new X Collection which is inspired in part by the celebration of Rickie Fowler’s 10-year partnership with the company. Fowler will debut the collection this week at the 148th Open Championship in Royal Portrush.

The collection features traditional fabrics and patterns of the British Isles, incorporating houndstooth detailing and a navy, green and white color palette that pays homage to the region where golf was born.

“Rickie’s style has evolved over the years, starting various fashionable trends in on course wear by blending influences from streetwear and modern fashion. Today, his style reflects both a maturation in his game and personal confidence, and the X Collection was designed to reflect that transition in an elegant way.” – Grant Knudson, Head of Product Creation, Puma.

Puma X Collection

Causeway Jacket – $140

Featuring an antiqued zipper, button closure, hand pockets and a traditional houndstooth pattern, the Causeway Jacket is both water and wind-resistant and comes in a peacoat colorway.

Antrim Pant – $110

The Antrim Pant features a polyester-wool blend fabric and subtle houndstooth pattern, while the waistband contains a hook and bar closure. The pant is designed to wear both on and off the course and is available in a peacoat colorway.

Donegal Polo – $85

Designed with a longer four-button placket and a front chest pocket that features a discoverable houndstooth accent pattern on the inside that matches the interior of the neck. The Donegal is available in bright white, Irish green and peacoat colorways.

Skerries Polo – $85

Containing a deconstructed houndstooth pattern throughout the body of the shirt, the Skerries utilizes a premium, moisture-wicking, technical fabric with a rib-knit collar, and is available in bright white, Irish green and peacoat hues.

Dunluce ¼ Zip Pullover – $120

Featuring a premium pima cotton cashmere blend fabric, the Dunluce contains an antiqued zipper, a contrast green tipping on the collar, ribbed cuffs and comes in peacoat-Irish green or quiet shade-Irish green.

P 110 X Cap – $30

The P 110 X Cap features a raised leather P logo to complement the moisture-wicking sweatband and slight curve brim and is available in both peacoat and white shade bodies each with a brown leather P detailing.

IGNITE PROADAPT X Shoes – $220

Containing all of the benefits included in the brand’s original IGNITE PROADAPT shoes, the X version comes in a peacoat body with Irish green and bright white colors.

All of Puma’s X Collection is available now to purchase at Pumagolf.com as well as select retailers.

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WRX Spotted: Mizuno MP-20 irons, T20 wedge on USGA Conforming list

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Thanks to WRX Member mrmikeac, we have some photos that confirm the new Mizuno line will, in fact, be the MP20, along with a new T-Series wedge: the T20.

We don’t have details from Mizuno yet beyond the pictures from the USGA’s site, but there appear to be four different models of irons including an SEL (something, something, lefty?) set which is good news for you southpaws.

There has been lots of discussion so far in the forums, along with a speculation piece written by or own Ryan Barath (One Post Many Questions – New Mizuno Speculation).

The models are

MP20 (Blade) 

MP20 MMC (Multi-Material Cavity)

MP20 HMB

Speculated to be Hot Metal Blade thanks to the Chromoloy on the hosel, there are two versions on the USGA list, which could also mean a blended set with solid forged irons in the shorter clubs.

MP20 SEL

T20 wedge

We’re going to have to wait until confirmation from Mizuno to get all the details but join in the discussion in the GolfWRX forums.

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Forum Thread of the Day: “New set of irons on a budget of $500-$700?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from GarhawlR who is on the hunt for a new set of irons and is looking for suggestions on how to get the best bang for his buck with a budget of between $500 and $700. Our members disclose their advice for how to go about filling your bag if you’re on a budget.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • rgk5: “Pre-owned Srixon 585 or Wilson Staff W6 will fit the budget. Maltby irons are okay but will have virtually no resale value down the road.”
  • PushDrawFlush: “$500-700 is plenty to find new-to-me forged irons. I’d keep an eye out for some Srixon z745/765 if you want something similar to your MP25s but a little chunkier/more forgiving.”
  • T.B: “Sub 70 and hogans. Maltby makes great clubs. You have a lot of options at that price range. Take your time, and you’ll find something you really want.”
  • revenant: “You should be able to do this without much trouble. My MP-4s (3-PW) were $280 from global golf with minimal face wear (good grooves and no rust/wear spots).”

Entire Thread: “New set of irons on a budget of $500-$700”

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