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Bridgestone Tour B X - small review after 18 holes

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herbert7890herbert7890 San AntonioMembers  361WRX Points: 232Handicap: 3.4Posts: 361 Greens
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Hi Everyone,

I just want to briefly share my assessment over the Bridgestone Tour B X after a full round on Sunday.

**Overall: ** The ball is on the firmer side (which I prefer) but its not clicky at all and has very comparable short game spin as the Pro Vs.

Driver: I believe this is the ball's best attribute. This ball seems to fly longer and roll longer than previous balls I have used recently (almost all urethane balls in the market). On Sunday's round, It would be safe to say I average over 290 from the tee with this ball, just doing my normal swing with the driver (I have always been a very fast and long hitter and I get too much backspin with most balls with the driver). My longest drive was a 325 yard drive on a 350 yard par 4. Also had 5-6 more 300+. Even my playing partners were in shock with the distances I was getting. Really high and boring flight with amazing roll.

Irons: Very controllable flight with plenty of spin, from long to short irons

Putting: Love the feel of this firmer ball, while not reaching the clicky firmess of the 2017 Srixon XV (that one feels like a rock, but need to try the 2019 version). Amazing feel around the greens and putting for those that love a firmer ball.

Drawbacks: My only concern with this otherwise "Perfect Ball' to my game, is my concern over the durability. After the 6th hole, I noticed the cover of the ball was deeply cut, it was unusable at that point, as you could visible see the inner layer of the ball (so I had to discard it, can take a pic tonight). Apart from that, this ball fits my swing and game, perfectly. I have many other balls at home that I will use up, but I think I might switch to this ball permanently very soon if the durability issue was an isolated instance (note: I had not hit any trees, or cart path or gotten in a bunker before the cover broke-in)

What do you guys think of this ball? I probably gained 10 yards with the driver with this ball.

Posted:

TaylorMade SIM Driver (set to 7.5 Degrees)
Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero 3-Wood
Mizuno MP-20 SEL Irons
Callaway MD5 Jaws 50 Degrees
Vokey Custom SM8 (56 and 60)
Scotty Cameron Special Select 2020 Newport 2

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  • MyherobobhopeMyherobobhope hey there, blimpy boy. Flying through the sky so fancy free. Members  3166WRX Points: 808Handicap: 6Posts: 3,166 Titanium Tees
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    This was my favorite premium mass market ball. Hit it long and straight. Had no durability issues but didn’t hit the ball 325... I probably averaged 280 with it.

    I play the mtb black right now. It doesn’t fly as far, but it’s maybe five yards. Love everything else about the snell, especially the price point.

    The Bridgestone is a great ball, though

    Posted:

    As of 6/5/20
    9.5 Cobra LTD Pro with Aldila Silver 110 X
    13 Degree Adams Speedline with Aldila Alpha X
    18 Degree Adams A12 with Proforce X
    6-PW Adams CMB with Project X 6.0
    5 iron Sub70 639 CB with S400
    4 iron / utility Sub 70 699 with Proforce 85 gram X
    50, 54, 60 Vokeys
    Tank Counter Balance #7
    Driver and Putter are set for now. Wedges are safe for time being.

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  • herbert7890herbert7890 San AntonioMembers  361WRX Points: 232Handicap: 3.4Posts: 361 Greens
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    On -, @Myherobobhope said:

    This was my favorite premium mass market ball. Hit it long and straight. Had no durability issues but didn’t hit the ball 325... I probably averaged 280 with it.

    I play the mtb black right now. It doesn’t fly as far, but it’s maybe five yards. Love everything else about the snell, especially the price point.

    The Bridgestone is a great ball, though

    Thanks for your input. Coincidentally, I ordered a dozen of the Snell MTB-X and they are coming tomorrow. Want to compare them to the Tour B X, as the bridgestone was the second longest in the "ball test" and MTB-X was ranked as the longest. I will post back once I play with them.

    Posted:

    TaylorMade SIM Driver (set to 7.5 Degrees)
    Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero 3-Wood
    Mizuno MP-20 SEL Irons
    Callaway MD5 Jaws 50 Degrees
    Vokey Custom SM8 (56 and 60)
    Scotty Cameron Special Select 2020 Newport 2

  • PhilomathesqPhilomathesq Legal EagleMembers  914WRX Points: 1,066Handicap: My tolerance for stupidity.Posts: 914 Golden Tee
    Joined:  edited Aug 13, 2019 #4

    On -, @herbert7890 said:

    Hi Everyone,

    I just want to briefly share my assessment over the Bridgestone Tour B X after a full round on Sunday.

    **Overall: ** The ball is on the firmer side (which I prefer) but its not clicky at all and has very comparable short game spin as the Pro Vs.

    Driver: I believe this is the ball's best attribute. This ball seems to fly longer and roll longer than previous balls I have used recently (almost all urethane balls in the market). On Sunday's round, It would be safe to say I average over 290 from the tee with this ball, just doing my normal swing with the driver (I have always been a very fast and long hitter and I get too much backspin with most balls with the driver). My longest drive was a 325 yard drive on a 350 yard par 4. Also had 5-6 more 300+. Even my playing partners were in shock with the distances I was getting. Really high and boring flight with amazing roll.

    Irons: Very controllable flight with plenty of spin, from long to short irons

    Putting: Love the feel of this firmer ball, while not reaching the clicky firmess of the 2017 Srixon XV (that one feels like a rock, but need to try the 2019 version). Amazing feel around the greens and putting for those that love a firmer ball.

    Drawbacks: My only concern with this otherwise "Perfect Ball' to my game, is my concern over the durability. After the 6th hole, I noticed the cover of the ball was deeply cut, it was unusable at that point, as you could visible see the inner layer of the ball (so I had to discard it, can take a pic tonight). Apart from that, this ball fits my swing and game, perfectly. I have many other balls at home that I will use up, but I think I might switch to this ball permanently very soon if the durability issue was an isolated instance (note: I had not hit any trees, or cart path or gotten in a bunker before the cover broke-in)

    What do you guys think of this ball? I probably gained 10 yards with the driver with this ball.

    As far as the durability issue goes, I think you may have just had a freak experience. I tried out the BX this weekend and, despite hitting a cart path on the third hole (and I must have hit the edge, as the ball was traveling to the left and after it hit, it immediately rebounded back to the right and into the middle of the fairway), I was able to use the same ball for all 18 holes without any durability concerns. It did get scuffed after it hit the cart path, but there were no gouges or anything else that prevented me from playing the rest of the round with it.

    But, YMMV... like the poster above, I do not ever hit it 325, or over 300.

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    Driver: Cobra King Speedzone 9* w/ Fujikura Atmos TS Black 7X
    3-Wood: TaylorMade M5 15* w/ Oban Devotion 8 O5
    Hybrid: PXG 0317X Gen 2 19* w/ Oban Kiyoshi Purple Hybrid O5
    4i - 9i: Callaway Apex MB w/ KBS C-Taper 130X
    Wedges: Jaws MD5 46/10S, 50/10S, 54/8C, 58/8W, all w/ DG TI S400
    Putter: Lajosi Custom DD201WB w/ Stability Shaft
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  • MyherobobhopeMyherobobhope hey there, blimpy boy. Flying through the sky so fancy free. Members  3166WRX Points: 808Handicap: 6Posts: 3,166 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @herbert7890 said:

    On -, @Myherobobhope said:

    This was my favorite premium mass market ball. Hit it long and straight. Had no durability issues but didn’t hit the ball 325... I probably averaged 280 with it.

    I play the mtb black right now. It doesn’t fly as far, but it’s maybe five yards. Love everything else about the snell, especially the price point.

    The Bridgestone is a great ball, though

    Thanks for your input. Coincidentally, I ordered a dozen of the Snell MTB-X and they are coming tomorrow. Want to compare them to the Tour B X, as the bridgestone was the second longest in the "ball test" and MTB-X was ranked as the longest. I will post back once I play with them.

    I’m now on my fourth dozen of snell black... should probably be playing the x, but didn’t get along with them at the beginning of the season.

    If you don’t like the x, I’ll do a 3 for 3 just for **** and giggles

    Posted:

    As of 6/5/20
    9.5 Cobra LTD Pro with Aldila Silver 110 X
    13 Degree Adams Speedline with Aldila Alpha X
    18 Degree Adams A12 with Proforce X
    6-PW Adams CMB with Project X 6.0
    5 iron Sub70 639 CB with S400
    4 iron / utility Sub 70 699 with Proforce 85 gram X
    50, 54, 60 Vokeys
    Tank Counter Balance #7
    Driver and Putter are set for now. Wedges are safe for time being.

  • herbert7890herbert7890 San AntonioMembers  361WRX Points: 232Handicap: 3.4Posts: 361 Greens
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    On -, @Myherobobhope said:

    On -, @herbert7890 said:

    On -, @Myherobobhope said:

    This was my favorite premium mass market ball. Hit it long and straight. Had no durability issues but didn’t hit the ball 325... I probably averaged 280 with it.

    I play the mtb black right now. It doesn’t fly as far, but it’s maybe five yards. Love everything else about the snell, especially the price point.

    The Bridgestone is a great ball, though

    Thanks for your input. Coincidentally, I ordered a dozen of the Snell MTB-X and they are coming tomorrow. Want to compare them to the Tour B X, as the bridgestone was the second longest in the "ball test" and MTB-X was ranked as the longest. I will post back once I play with them.

    I’m now on my fourth dozen of snell black... should probably be playing the x, but didn’t get along with them at the beginning of the season.

    If you don’t like the x, I’ll do a 3 for 3 just for **** and giggles

    Will keep you in mind if I dont like them (heck even If I like them, its not a bad idea to also try the black)

    Posted:

    TaylorMade SIM Driver (set to 7.5 Degrees)
    Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero 3-Wood
    Mizuno MP-20 SEL Irons
    Callaway MD5 Jaws 50 Degrees
    Vokey Custom SM8 (56 and 60)
    Scotty Cameron Special Select 2020 Newport 2

  • MyherobobhopeMyherobobhope hey there, blimpy boy. Flying through the sky so fancy free. Members  3166WRX Points: 808Handicap: 6Posts: 3,166 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @herbert7890 said:

    On -, @Myherobobhope said:

    On -, @herbert7890 said:

    On -, @Myherobobhope said:

    This was my favorite premium mass market ball. Hit it long and straight. Had no durability issues but didn’t hit the ball 325... I probably averaged 280 with it.

    I play the mtb black right now. It doesn’t fly as far, but it’s maybe five yards. Love everything else about the snell, especially the price point.

    The Bridgestone is a great ball, though

    Thanks for your input. Coincidentally, I ordered a dozen of the Snell MTB-X and they are coming tomorrow. Want to compare them to the Tour B X, as the bridgestone was the second longest in the "ball test" and MTB-X was ranked as the longest. I will post back once I play with them.

    I’m now on my fourth dozen of snell black... should probably be playing the x, but didn’t get along with them at the beginning of the season.

    If you don’t like the x, I’ll do a 3 for 3 just for **** and giggles

    Will keep you in mind if I dont like them (heck even If I like them, its not a bad idea to also try the black)

    Selfishly, I think I should be playing the x... but the black have been performing.

    Posted:

    As of 6/5/20
    9.5 Cobra LTD Pro with Aldila Silver 110 X
    13 Degree Adams Speedline with Aldila Alpha X
    18 Degree Adams A12 with Proforce X
    6-PW Adams CMB with Project X 6.0
    5 iron Sub70 639 CB with S400
    4 iron / utility Sub 70 699 with Proforce 85 gram X
    50, 54, 60 Vokeys
    Tank Counter Balance #7
    Driver and Putter are set for now. Wedges are safe for time being.

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  • Nixhex524Nixhex524 ClubWRX  4781WRX Points: 533Handicap: 3.2Posts: 4,781 ClubWRX
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    I play the BXS a bit... I love it off the putter. It's on the quieter side compared to most balls that sound very clicky off the putter face. Off the driver its as good as anything else, irons seem to be very consistent. I will agree though, the durability is less than stellar. I just played a TP5x last week and that ball seems to be a very good combo of feel, distance, and durability. Also, stops well on the greens. I only played it once, but I intend to put it in play this week also to see if that first one wasn't a fluke.

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    Ping G400 9*
    Ping G410 14.5* 
    Titleist 915h 21* 
    Srixon Z745 4-P
    Titleist Vokey SM5 50, SM7 56
    Odyssey Toulon Palm Beach 34"

  • DasenergiDasenergi 84109Members  947WRX Points: 117Handicap: 7.2Posts: 947 Golden Tee
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    After finally settling on the TP5X/TP5 last year I recently was given a sleeve of the Tour B-Xs at a tourney and from the 1st shot I was blown away. It’s great off the tee, longer and straighter than anything I’ve hit in a long time. It spins great and is predictable around the greens. Love the firm but not clicky feel off the putter too. Super impressed all around. I haven’t had any durability issues. Luckily I was able to swap my stash of TP5Xs in for the Tour B-X’s. Now we just need Bridgestone to fix their terrible naming approach because the goods are top notch. I would have never even hit the ball if I wasn’t given them in the scramble.

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  • ShooterMcDabbinShooterMcDabbin LongmontMembers  39WRX Points: 29Handicap: 4.7Posts: 39 Bunkers
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    After trying the new ProV1, ProV1x, MTB-X, and the '19 TP5x, the Bridgestone BX has been the best performing ball for me and I just ordered 4 dozen to commit fully. I hit more fairways and take less putts using the Bridgestone...nothing more to it.

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    PXG 0811x 9° w/ Oban Devotion 6
    Callaway Big Bertha 3h 18° w/ Oban Devotion 8
    Callaway CF19 Apex Smoke 4-P w/ Black C-Taper Lite 110
    Titleist SM6 50/54/58 w/ Dynamic Gold S
    Tommy Armour TA3

  • MyherobobhopeMyherobobhope hey there, blimpy boy. Flying through the sky so fancy free. Members  3166WRX Points: 808Handicap: 6Posts: 3,166 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @ShooterMcDabbin said:

    After trying the new ProV1, ProV1x, MTB-X, and the '19 TP5x, the Bridgestone BX has been the best performing ball for me and I just ordered 4 dozen to commit fully. I hit more fairways and take less putts using the Bridgestone...nothing more to it.

    I'm committed to the MTB Black this season because they are cheaper... but I will pick up the BX if I find them on sale again. Got a dozen for $30 and they flat out performed for me across the entire course... It's such a good freaking ball.

    Posted:

    As of 6/5/20
    9.5 Cobra LTD Pro with Aldila Silver 110 X
    13 Degree Adams Speedline with Aldila Alpha X
    18 Degree Adams A12 with Proforce X
    6-PW Adams CMB with Project X 6.0
    5 iron Sub70 639 CB with S400
    4 iron / utility Sub 70 699 with Proforce 85 gram X
    50, 54, 60 Vokeys
    Tank Counter Balance #7
    Driver and Putter are set for now. Wedges are safe for time being.

  • StanksStanks Everything I post is confrontational Members  1850WRX Points: 290Handicap: ?Posts: 1,850 Platinum Tees
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    Bridgestone made Nike balls and there has been a lot of comparison with the BX to the RZN black tour prior to it being discontinued. I think they are a little different but, if you score these for $30 a dozen, I say get as many as you can

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    On -, @EastTNGolfer said:

    I find the BX to be quite similar to the MTB-X. Been playing mostly the BX, but I think I may stick with the Snell due to price.

    MTB-X spins more on approaches and around the green imo...and is a little softer.

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    15* TM M1 w/ Rogue Silver X
    19* TM M1 w/80x Black Tie
    4-PW Srixon Z745 w/ TTDG X100
    Titleist SM6 52.12 F, 56.14 F, 60.10 S 
    Taylormade Spider Tour Black
    Taylormade TP5

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