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Bridgestone’s new TourB XW-1 wedges are “insanely high quality”



At the beginning of 2017, Bridgestone launched a line of ultra-premium golf clubs that it called “TourB.” The family included high-priced equipment ranging through the bag; XD-3, XD-5 and XD-7 drivers that sold for $699, XD-F woods ($399), XD-H hybrids ($249), and X-CB and X-Blade irons ($1200).

Today, Bridgestone has announced a new addition to the line: TourB XW-1 forged wedges. According to Bridgestone, the wedges are made from 1025 carbon steel, have a teardrop head shape, a tour-grind sole, parallel face milling patterns to impart additional spin, and CG (center of gravity) that’s placed behind the impact area — rather than heel-ward as it is with many other wedge designs.

The company also says the wedges are “insanely high quality.”

“For anyone who thinks of Bridgestone as just a great golf ball company, the XW-1 wedges are a prime example of the insanely high quality of our clubs,” said Zack Kupperbusch, Golf Club Marketing at Bridgestone. “In a time where many OEM’s continue to cut corners by producing cast heads, Bridgestone Golf emphasizes feel through unmatched forgings and true innovations.”

Available in both Satin Chrome and Black Oxide finishes, the wedges (50, 52, 54, 56, 58 and 60-degree loft options) come stock with True Temper DG Spinner shafts, Golf Pride Multi-Compound grips, and will sell for $139.99 apiece starting Jan.3 2018. They will be available in right-handed options only.

See more photos and discussion about the wedges in our forums!

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Andrew Tursky is the Editor-in-Chief of GolfWRX. He played on the Hawaii Pacific University Men's Golf team and earned a Masters degree in Communications. He also played college golf at Rutgers University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.



  1. CB

    Nov 15, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    No thanks on the Spinner shafts, makes the clubs seem low quality

  2. gery katona

    Nov 15, 2017 at 11:26 am

    A wedge is a wedge, is a wedge….

  3. Andrew

    Nov 15, 2017 at 9:45 am

    Insanely high quality? Who talks that way? Someone who doesn’t know what they are talking about.

  4. Mike Hunt

    Nov 14, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    as an insane person i find this wedge insensitive

  5. etc.

    Nov 14, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    Hot forged from one billet of 1025 steel, or cast 1025 steel and then cold forged by stamping and then machining the details on the back and front? Why doesn’t Tursky ever reveal the truth about such “insanely high quality” irons. Why the coverup?

  6. Tommy

    Nov 14, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    They look like shovels but I can vouch for the insane quality. Doesn’t get any better.

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The Nike 2018 Golf Sunglass Collection is here for Spring



Nike is adding five ultra-lightweight new styles for Spring. The shades introduces the brand’s new innovative Nike Course Tint and air pocket technologies, designed for peak performance on the golf course.

Taking a cue from Nike Golf apparel and footwear, The Nike Vision Golf Collection offers golfers traditional style in frames that are suitable for both on-and-off the course wear.

Several of the models feature Nike’s air pocket temple-cushioning technology, which enhances comfort.

Nike Course Tint is designed to block sunlight, highlight form and enhance contours when outdoors. The new tint balances light transmission and intensifies colors to assist in reading greens and amplifying the whiteness of the ball.

Additional features include durable high-tension hinges, innovative cushioning and ventilated rubber nose bridges to reduce fogging. Select styles also include tapered temple arms designed to fit easily under a hat.

Each pair of sunglasses comes equipped with 100% UVA and UVB protection.

The 2018 Golf Collection includes:

Nike Maverick

Nike Outrider

Nike Pivot Six & Nike Pivot Eight


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Jason Dufner WITB 2018



Equipment is accurate as of the 2018 WGC Dell Match Play (3/20/2018).

Driver: Titleist 917D2 (10.5 Degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS 65 6.5

3 Wood: Titleist 917F2 (13.5 Degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Tour 80 Tour X

7 Wood: Titleist 915F (21 Degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue 125 MSI 80 Tour X

Irons: Titleist 716 Ap2 (4-PW)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold AMT S400 Tour Issue

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 (52-12F), Titleist Vokey Design (56), Titleist Vokey 2017 Prototype (60)
Shaft: True Temper DG Spinner

Putter: Scotty Cameron Circle T T5S
Grip: SuperStroke PistolGTR Tour

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x


Discussion: See what GolfWRX members are saying about Dufner’s clubs. 

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Vijay Singh WITB 2018



Equipment is accurate as of the 2018 Arnold Palmer Invitational (3/13/18).

Driver: TaylorMade M2 2016 (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: TPT Golf

3 Wood: TaylorMade Areo Burner (12 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 8.2 Tour Spec X

3 Wood: TaylorMade M2 2016 HL (16.5 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 8.2 Tour Spec X

3 Wood: Tour Edge Exotics CBX T3 (16.5 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Pro 2.0 Tour Spec 7S

Irons: Mizuno MP-4 (3-PW)
Shafts: Nippon N.S. Pro Prototype

Wedges: Wilson Staff FG Tour PMP (54-11, 59-10)
Shafts: Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3

Putter: Bloodline R1-J
Grip: Bloodline Grip

WITB Notes: We spotted Vijay testing a few different fairway woods at the 2018 Arnold Palmer, and we’ll update this post when we confirm his decisions.


Discussion: See what GolfWRX members are saying about Singh’s clubs. 

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