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Bridgestone Tour B Golf Ball Reviews?


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#181 Simp

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Posted 18 October 2018 - 11:15 AM

The BXS is about as perfect of a ball as I've ever played for my game. I've since opted to go to one of the less expensive urethane balls that seems to be so popular and give up nothing in performance. It was good while it lasted though!

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 11:08 PM

View PostGDTBATH, on 17 October 2018 - 09:19 PM, said:

Bumping an old thread because Iíve never really used Bridgestones and everyone raves about them so thought I would give them a try. After researching online and reading this thread...I have absolutely no clue what the differences in these models are or which I should hit. Grabbed a dozen B XS to give them a try. Iím a low handicap (4) with a low swing speed (roughly 98-102) with the driver. Ball speed around 140-144.

Their ďball-fitterĒ thingie on the website said to try the BXS so I am giving them a try. Will report back. Right now, Iíve been playing Chrome Soft. Iíve also dabbled around with the Snell MTB Black. Will see what I can find out. Any thoughts out there, folks?

98-102 is not considered low swing speed by anyone or any manufacturer. Low would probably be 85-87 and under. High is usually considered above 105.

Yes their descriptions are very poor, here is how the Tour B line breaks down:

Tour B X: lower spin firmer ball, but will still offer more spin around the greens than most other ďlow spinĒ urethane balls. I believe on the box it says accuracy + feel. I believe they say feel because they made the X slightly softer and donít want it seen as a ball that is too firm.

Tour B XS: softer ball with more spin. I believe on the box it says distance + feel. I believe they say distance because they donít want it thought of as giving up distance for spin, which you definitely donít, it is as long as any other ball out there for me.

The Tour B RX and Tour B RXS are just lower compression versions of the above. The RXS is actually one of the lower compression urethane balls on the market, and is definitely the highest spinning low compression ball out there. Believe the RXS is 65 compression.

So yes you are good with the XS but you could play the RXS also if you like a softer feel
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Posted 22 October 2018 - 08:23 AM

I've been a Project A guy and just found some screaming deals on the RX S - and I really like it. After writing off the RX, I may move back to Bstone in the RX S.
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Posted 29 October 2018 - 09:23 PM

View PostShortGameJunkie, on 19 October 2018 - 11:08 PM, said:

View PostGDTBATH, on 17 October 2018 - 09:19 PM, said:

Bumping an old thread because Iíve never really used Bridgestones and everyone raves about them so thought I would give them a try. After researching online and reading this thread...I have absolutely no clue what the differences in these models are or which I should hit. Grabbed a dozen B XS to give them a try. Iím a low handicap (4) with a low swing speed (roughly 98-102) with the driver. Ball speed around 140-144.

Their ďball-fitterĒ thingie on the website said to try the BXS so I am giving them a try. Will report back. Right now, Iíve been playing Chrome Soft. Iíve also dabbled around with the Snell MTB Black. Will see what I can find out. Any thoughts out there, folks?

98-102 is not considered low swing speed by anyone or any manufacturer. Low would probably be 85-87 and under. High is usually considered above 105.

Yes their descriptions are very poor, here is how the Tour B line breaks down:

Tour B X: lower spin firmer ball, but will still offer more spin around the greens than most other ďlow spinĒ urethane balls. I believe on the box it says accuracy + feel. I believe they say feel because they made the X slightly softer and donít want it seen as a ball that is too firm.

Tour B XS: softer ball with more spin. I believe on the box it says distance + feel. I believe they say distance because they donít want it thought of as giving up distance for spin, which you definitely donít, it is as long as any other ball out there for me.

The Tour B RX and Tour B RXS are just lower compression versions of the above. The RXS is actually one of the lower compression urethane balls on the market, and is definitely the highest spinning low compression ball out there. Believe the RXS is 65 compression.

So yes you are good with the XS but you could play the RXS also if you like a softer feel

Thanks for the primer. Ended up going with a dozen of the B XS. Solid ball. I found them to spin a pretty good bit. I do like their new cover technology. Would buy again for sure. Iíve been playing Chrome Soft and Snell MTB (black) for a while now. Found these to be in that ballpark. For the price, still tough to beat Snells.

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 08:10 AM

View PostGDTBATH, on 29 October 2018 - 09:23 PM, said:

View PostShortGameJunkie, on 19 October 2018 - 11:08 PM, said:

View PostGDTBATH, on 17 October 2018 - 09:19 PM, said:

Bumping an old thread because I've never really used Bridgestones and everyone raves about them so thought I would give them a try. After researching online and reading this thread...I have absolutely no clue what the differences in these models are or which I should hit. Grabbed a dozen B XS to give them a try. I'm a low handicap (4) with a low swing speed (roughly 98-102) with the driver. Ball speed around 140-144.

Their "ball-fitter" thingie on the website said to try the BXS so I am giving them a try. Will report back. Right now, I've been playing Chrome Soft. I've also dabbled around with the Snell MTB Black. Will see what I can find out. Any thoughts out there, folks?

98-102 is not considered low swing speed by anyone or any manufacturer. Low would probably be 85-87 and under. High is usually considered above 105.

Yes their descriptions are very poor, here is how the Tour B line breaks down:

Tour B X: lower spin firmer ball, but will still offer more spin around the greens than most other "low spin" urethane balls. I believe on the box it says accuracy + feel. I believe they say feel because they made the X slightly softer and don't want it seen as a ball that is too firm.

Tour B XS: softer ball with more spin. I believe on the box it says distance + feel. I believe they say distance because they don't want it thought of as giving up distance for spin, which you definitely don't, it is as long as any other ball out there for me.

The Tour B RX and Tour B RXS are just lower compression versions of the above. The RXS is actually one of the lower compression urethane balls on the market, and is definitely the highest spinning low compression ball out there. Believe the RXS is 65 compression.

So yes you are good with the XS but you could play the RXS also if you like a softer feel

Thanks for the primer. Ended up going with a dozen of the B XS. Solid ball. I found them to spin a pretty good bit. I do like their new cover technology. Would buy again for sure. I've been playing Chrome Soft and Snell MTB (black) for a while now. Found these to be in that ballpark. For the price, still tough to beat Snells.


Check amazon for the Tour B XS. I usually only get mine from there. I have routinely picked up the RX and RXS for $30-33 in both white and yellow.


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Posted 05 November 2018 - 08:14 PM

The current ProV1 has been my ball of choice for some time, especially since they have made it much better in the wind. My only problem is that I really don't like putting with it. It's way too clicky off the putterface for me. Maybe this is just in my head, but it seems that if you don't really hit it right in the center of the putterface, it comes off like a dud. I played with some Tour B RXSs today and they were pretty darn good. I LOVED putting with them and I was dropping bombs like never before. I really like a soft-feeling ball to putt with.

A few questions for those who are using this ball:
1. How does this ball do distance-wise compared to the ProV1 and the Tour B XS?
2. How would you rate the softness of the Tour B RXS compared to the Pro V1 and Tour B XS? Is the ProV1 the most clicky, the Tour B XS in the middle, and the Tour B RXS the softest?

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Posted 06 November 2018 - 08:18 PM

Tried new RX.....sits between AVX and SQT in the 3-piece compressible balls....can't wait to give another round but I could see this as my gamer!

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 04:44 PM

View PostHoly Moses, on 05 November 2018 - 08:14 PM, said:

The current ProV1 has been my ball of choice for some time, especially since they have made it much better in the wind. My only problem is that I really don't like putting with it. It's way too clicky off the putterface for me. Maybe this is just in my head, but it seems that if you don't really hit it right in the center of the putterface, it comes off like a dud. I played with some Tour B RXSs today and they were pretty darn good. I LOVED putting with them and I was dropping bombs like never before. I really like a soft-feeling ball to putt with.

A few questions for those who are using this ball:
1. How does this ball do distance-wise compared to the ProV1 and the Tour B XS?
2. How would you rate the softness of the Tour B RXS compared to the Pro V1 and Tour B XS? Is the ProV1 the most clicky, the Tour B XS in the middle, and the Tour B RXS the softest?

1. I have tested both and for me the tour b xs is longer
2. I would say the order you have is correct. The Tour B XS will give you more greenside spin with softer feel than the Pro V1
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Posted 07 November 2018 - 07:16 PM

Thank you, kcd38
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