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Bridgestone TourB XW-1 wedges


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#1 GolfWRX

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 10:45 AM

I'm sure they're great wedges, but something about them just looks off. Maybe it's the shape.

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 11:23 AM

I think they look great! Way to go Bridgestone.
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Posted 14 November 2017 - 11:33 AM

That black finish looks so good. Any idea on grind/bounce options?
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Posted 14 November 2017 - 11:43 AM

In my crystal ball, I see a partnership forming between Bridgestone and Bettinardi......

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 12:05 PM

Those are nice. I like the darker finish. Wonder how it wears.
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Posted 14 November 2017 - 12:14 PM

Cheaper than cast Vokeys, too.  I'd rather support a company like Bridgestone, personally.
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Posted 14 November 2017 - 12:26 PM

This could be my next wedge, Forded is best IMO.

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 01:06 PM

Would love to see them next to the rest of the set...they look BIG where the Tour Bs are small
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Posted 14 November 2017 - 01:16 PM

Love the look of these.  Wonder if lefties get any love?


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 02:16 PM

View PostBForrester, on 14 November 2017 - 12:14 PM, said:

Cheaper than cast Vokeys, too.  I'd rather support a company like Bridgestone, personally.

View Postjchaywood, on 14 November 2017 - 11:33 AM, said:

That black finish looks so good. Any idea on grind/bounce options?

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 02:30 PM

Wow they look relatively nice but with no lefty options AGAIN I hereby announce my boycott of Bridgestone golf equipment all together.

Edited by ThunderBuzzworth, 14 November 2017 - 10:04 PM.

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 02:31 PM

Those are pretty slick!

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 02:32 PM

Kind of looks like a spin off the old J33's. Not just the middle section but the longer hosel as well. I played the J33 blades for a season and the hosel was so much longer than say the Titleist 681's or the TM Rac mb's of that time period. Personally when it comes to wedges I still can'tfind anything I personally play better than the Titleist Vokey 250 series. Good thing I have many back ups.
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Posted 14 November 2017 - 03:48 PM

Well crap, was set on Mizuno T7 wedges until these just showed up.
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Posted 14 November 2017 - 03:58 PM

They dont look very forgiving on shots high on the face.

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 05:37 PM

I love the WHOLE Bridgestone line up!
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Posted 14 November 2017 - 06:11 PM

Im hearing very good things about this lineup.

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 07:41 PM

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 12:01 PM

Good job Bridgestone on high quality clubs; however, i am not sure every golfers will like the tear drop design!


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Posted 15 November 2017 - 02:55 PM

Any retail price info?  They are about $190 in Japan

Edit  I see its $139.99 for the U.S. retail

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 03:10 PM

View PostTWshoot67, on 14 November 2017 - 02:32 PM, said:

Kind of looks like a spin off the old J33's. Not just the middle section but the longer hosel as well. I played the J33 blades for a season and the hosel was so much longer than say the Titleist 681's or the TM Rac mb's of that time period. Personally when it comes to wedges I still can'tfind anything I personally play better than the Titleist Vokey 250 series. Good thing I have many back ups.
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You know what you are right, they do kinda look like the J33 Forged Wedges.  I had a set in Black Oxide and I really liked them.

I would def cop these if I wasn't so in love with MD2TG's and I already have a new Black Oxide backup set .....
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Posted 16 November 2017 - 09:13 PM

Bought a J15 56* (Black) off ebay last year to try it out. Bought it new for $59. One of the best wedges I've played. sold my Vokeys. Put a s400 in it. found out that the spinner wasn't so bad after all. A little soft on full shots. I go through about 3 wedges a year. Bridgestone is very good product!
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Posted 16 November 2017 - 10:18 PM

View PostThunderBuzzworth, on 14 November 2017 - 02:30 PM, said:

Wow they look relatively nice but with no lefty options AGAIN I hereby announce my boycott of Bridgestone golf equipment all together.
It appears from the Bridgestone 2018 catalog there will be an iron set (JGR HF2) and a bonded driver/3W (JGR) in lefty. Page 11/12 in the catalog below.

https://www.bridgest...018 catalog.pdf

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 10:22 PM

View Postgrm24, on 16 November 2017 - 10:18 PM, said:

View PostThunderBuzzworth, on 14 November 2017 - 02:30 PM, said:

Wow they look relatively nice but with no lefty options AGAIN I hereby announce my boycott of Bridgestone golf equipment all together.
It appears from the Bridgestone 2018 catalog there will be an iron set (JGR HF2) and a bonded driver/3W (JGR) in lefty. Page 11/12 in the catalog below.

https://www.bridgest...018 catalog.pdf

I like the JGR HF2 iron.  Theyve been out in Japan along with the HF1.  Im hoping the HF2 comes to the U.S.

Edited by Bimmer1, 17 November 2017 - 03:40 AM.


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Posted 16 November 2017 - 10:44 PM

That black is dead sexy.
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Posted 16 November 2017 - 11:50 PM

View PostBimmer1, on 16 November 2017 - 10:22 PM, said:

View Postgrm24, on 16 November 2017 - 10:18 PM, said:

View PostThunderBuzzworth, on 14 November 2017 - 02:30 PM, said:

Wow they look relatively nice but with no lefty options AGAIN I hereby announce my boycott of Bridgestone golf equipment all together.
It appears from the Bridgestone 2018 catalog there will be an iron set (JGR HF2) and a bonded driver/3W (JGR) in lefty. Page 11/12 in the catalog below.

https://www.bridgest.../dam/bcs-sites/

bridgestonegolf/PDFs/BSG_2018 catalog.pdf
I like the JGR HF2 iron.  Theyve been out in Japan along wth and HF1.  Im hoping the HF2 comes to the U.S.

I think you'll be pleased come January!

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 03:47 PM

Has anyone received and played the XW-1 wedges yet? Any comments? Mine have arrived (in the office)   can't wait to unbox them when I get back in the office.  I'm loving my Tour B CB's...    It doesn't look like BS gets much Love.....
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Posted 14 January 2018 - 05:58 PM

Bridgestone is really really good at making fantastic golf equipment and really really bad at making lots of people want to buy it.

Fair?

That said, I could definitely see a set of those black wedges in my bag.
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Posted 14 January 2018 - 07:27 PM

Wish they would offer the 48* in Japan in NA as well.


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