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Bridgestone’s Tour B JGR line features new woods, hybrids, and irons

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The Shop: Bridgestone’s new Tour B JGR clubs

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Bridgestone targets a wide slice of the market with its new Tour B JGR line of woods, hybrids, and irons. At one side of that slice, staffers Matt Kuchar and Brandt Snedeker have been gaming Tour B JGR drivers since earlier this summer.

“After my switch to the new TOUR B JGR, I’ve seen an increase in distance and a more consistent ball flight,” says Kuchar. “The change was a no brainer.”

“I didn’t expect to make the switch so easily but when I compared the data on Trackman, I was seeing three mph more ball speed and an extra six yards,” adds Snedeker.

Click here for more photos of the Tour B JGR line.

The aforementioned driver, which the aforementioned Kuchar and Snedeker are both playing, features what Bridgestone calls Power Mill Face Design to promote low spin and stability at impact. The driver — and woods as well — also features a Boost Wave Crown, wherein internal and external channels allow the crown to flex at impact for a higher initial launch and ball speed, as well as a variable thickness face.

The launch doesn’t leave mid-to-high handicappers out in the cold, however, as the HF1 and HF2 game improvement irons were designed to help them, well, launch.

Bridgestone market the HF2 line as forged, game improvement irons for mid handicappers. Heads include a feel-enhancing, vibration-dampening rubber polymer insert. For higher handicap players, HF1 irons feature a thick, hollow cavity design and variable face thickness.

Zack Kupperbusch, Bridgestone Golf’s Club Marketing Manager, had this to say about the line. “Our JGR lines have built up a loyal following since the original launch in 2015. The new TOUR B JGR builds on that success by providing golfers with the combination of style and forgiveness.” says “While our brand is commonly associated with the best golf balls in the world, JGR is an excellent example of how we’re bringing innovation to all corners of the industry.”

The Tour B JGR driver retails for $399 and is available in lofts of 9.5, 10.5, and 11.5 degrees. All models feature draw biased weighting (8g external weight and 25g internal weights). A UST Mamiya Recoil 460 ES Shaft shaft is standard. The fairway woods–3-wood (15 degree), 5-wood (18 degree) — retail for $229. The hybrids ($219) are available in 19, 22, and 25-degree lofts. A UST Mamiya Recoil 780 ES Hybrid shaft is standard.

The HF2 irons are a 5-AW set, with the 4-iron offered separately ($899). The HF1 ($849) are 6-PW.

For left-handers: the driver is available in 9.5 and 10.5-degree lofts, the fairway wood at 15 degrees, and the HF2 iron (5-AW). Products are available at retail Oct. 8.

Click here for more photos of the Tour B JGR line.

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  1. Jack

    Sep 13, 2018 at 5:38 am

    Higher Ball speed? Than what? Surely they can’t exceed the COR max.

  2. Sharky

    Sep 12, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    I was intrigued until they said the driver was draw biased…smh

    • golfieui

      Sep 25, 2018 at 4:45 am

      Hi I really appreciate your all efforts which is specially for the golf accessories keep posting.

  3. mp

    Sep 12, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    HF2 looks like the Mizzy JPX-850 Forged

  4. Blake

    Sep 12, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    b-stone has stepped backwards in the past 10 years in club design

  5. Tom

    Sep 12, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    Bridgestone makes good tires…..

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Guys that shoot under par, what clubs do you use?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from BiggEm, who asks those GolfWRX members that happen to break par consistently, what clubs they use. Driver and irons are the clubs in question which BiggEm is interested in hearing about, and as well as many posters submitting the clubs they use, an interesting debate regarding “arrow vs archer” has developed, as well as general playing tips from posters while out on the course.

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.

  • cm24: “5 years ago, When I was actually playing really well (for me), and I was in the +2 handicap range I was playing a set of Mizuno mp68 irons.  Sold those for AP2s and never have brought my game back.  I went thru 8 sets of irons over the three years after I sold the Mizunos and finally settled on a set of Srixon z965s.  I think those under par days are coming back, my birdies are going up as my proximity to the hole is going thru the roof, and it’s leading to confidence across my game.”
  • SASpeeder: “Not shooting under par quite as regularly anymore but still gaming the same equipment. Driver: Taylor M2 9.5” 2016 model with Diamana BF 60TX shaft. Irons: Miura CB1008 with KBS $Taper S+ shafts”
  • u2hockey14: “Adam Scott went back to his Titleist 910D3 this year due to accuracy issues, and he started to play better instantly. The bottom line is, for accomplished players, if you find a driver you can hit straight and are confident with it, stick with it. The extra 4-8 yards you get with “today’s” technology isn’t worth giving up that confidence and accuracy.”
  • leejohnkieh: “I’ve recently gotten my scores back down to even/under par after I got rid of drivers that didn’t work. For me, it’s all about feel and look. I went from 910d2 to a 17′ M1 to an M2 then to an M3 and now to the Ts3 in a span of 3 years. Tried every shaft known to man and I just could not get by round after round with TM drivers. Wildly inconsistent. I’d play tourneys not knowing where my driver was gonna go that day.”

Entire Thread: “Guys that shoot under par. What clubs do you use?”

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Charles Howell III’s winning WITB: 2018 RSM Classic

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Driver: Titleist TS3 (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei AV Blue 65

Fairway woods: Titleist TS2 (15, 21 degrees)
Shafts: Fujikura ATMOS Tour Spec Black 8X, Fujikura ATMOS Tour Spec Black 9X

Irons: Titleist 718 T-MB 4-iron, Titleist 718 AP2 (5-7), Titleist 718 CB (8-PW)
Shafts: Project X LZ 6.5 (hard stepped)

Wedges: Vokey SM7 (52, 56, 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold S400

Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour Red

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Align

Ball: Titleist Pro V1 (proto)

SEA ISLAND, GA – NOVEMBER 17: Charles Howell lll tees off on the eighth hole tee box during the third round of The RSM Classic at the Sea Island Resort Seaside Course on November 17, 2018 in Sea Island, Georgia. (Photo by Ben Jared/PGA TOUR)

RELATED: See what members are saying about CH III’s equipment in the forums.

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Danny Willett’s Winning WITB: DP World Tour Championship

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Driver: Callaway Rogue (9 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana W 60x

3-wood: Callaway Rogue Fairway Wood (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana W 70X

Irons: Callaway X Forged Utility Irons (18, 21, 24 degrees), Callaway X Forged 18 Irons (5-9)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Superlite

Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy Forged PW (48 degrees), Callaway Mack Daddy 4 Wedges (54, 58 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold

Putter: Odyssey Prototype (Stroke Lab)

Ball: Chrome Soft X

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