Just wanted to see how long a Bridgestone B XS could last.

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As of today, we are at 122 holes. Tomorrow, 18 more and so on, day after day, until I lose it.

Updates to follow.

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Driver TS2 (first driver in 9 years that could out the trusty 910 D2)
Ping i3+ Blades (backup set Mizuno MP 54 P-4 which are now in cold storage until the end of time)
Rogue 3 wood with Evenflow Blue (so easy to hit high and long...Evenflow rules!)
Rogue 5 wood with Evenflow Blue
Titleist 915 F 7 wood (the incredible Hedgehog...there is no turf that can stop the Hedgehog!)
Miura 56 K
Vokey gap and 62 M
Ping Vault Ketsch 2.0
Bridgestone B XS the ONLY ball I'll play.  It's sticky, like a sticky bun!
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  • pallmallpallmall  18WRX Points: 20Members Posts: 18
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    Want to see, too. IMHO, Bridgestone's PU cover is the best in terms of scuff durability.

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  • jonnymc44jonnymc44 Manchester UK 195WRX Points: 123Handicap: 5.6Members Posts: 195
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    On -, @Moo said:

    As of today, we are at 122 holes. Tomorrow, 18 more and so on, day after day, until I lose it.

    Updates to follow.!

    Have you noticed any changes in flight or spin characteristics whilst playing? I love my B XS partly due to the durability. It's such a good ball.

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  • OrlokOrlok Argentina 104WRX Points: 48Handicap: 8.3Members Posts: 104
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    I love my Tour BX. It is extremely durable! Never saw such a great performance in a golf ball!

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    Driver - Ping G410 Plus 10.0° - Project X EvenFlow Black 75
    3 Wood - Ping G410 Plus 14.5° - Project X EvenFlow Black 85
    2 Iron - Titleist T-MB 718 17° - True Temper AMT Tour White S300
    4-PW - Titleist AP2 718 - True Temper AMT Tour White S300
    Wedges - TaylorMade Hi-Toe 52°/9 + 56°/10 + 60°/10 - KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 120
    Putter - Oddysey White Ice #1
    Ball - Bridgestone Tour BX / Titleist AVX

  • MooMoo  535WRX Points: 200Handicap: 9Members Posts: 535
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    On -, @jonnymc44 said:

    On -, @Moo said:

    As of today, we are at 122 holes. Tomorrow, 18 more and so on, day after day, until I lose it.

    Updates to follow.!

    Have you noticed any changes in flight or spin characteristics whilst playing? I love my B XS partly due to the durability. It's such a good ball.

    I have not. I'm doing this test completely by chance. A friend at the course knew I played the B XS and he gave me one he found with this unusual logo. That is probably why I first noticed I had it in play for so long, My playing partners yesterday all commented that the ball has not lost any distance, as I hit some fairly decent drives with it that were near the upper end of my range. Performance around the greens and putting seem to be completely acceptable, even as we passed 100 holes of play.

    As soon as the cover becomes damaged or the ball flight/performance erodes, I will take the ball out of play (assuming I do not lose it first).

    I will post more pictures after the round today, and I'll even give it a good washing in the ball scrubber after the round so we can see more clearly if any damage has occurred.

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    Driver TS2 (first driver in 9 years that could out the trusty 910 D2)
    Ping i3+ Blades (backup set Mizuno MP 54 P-4 which are now in cold storage until the end of time)
    Rogue 3 wood with Evenflow Blue (so easy to hit high and long...Evenflow rules!)
    Rogue 5 wood with Evenflow Blue
    Titleist 915 F 7 wood (the incredible Hedgehog...there is no turf that can stop the Hedgehog!)
    Miura 56 K
    Vokey gap and 62 M
    Ping Vault Ketsch 2.0
    Bridgestone B XS the ONLY ball I'll play.  It's sticky, like a sticky bun!
  • Old Tom MorrisOld Tom Morris  67WRX Points: 74Handicap: 14Members Posts: 67
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    I always play every ball until it is lost. (Pro V1 or Pro V1x) I would only remove it if it were significantly gouged. A cart path scrape isn’t even enough to remove it. I have seen no difference in a ball’s performance in the condition you have pictured.

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    Driver: Titleist 905S 9.5* Graphite Design YS-6+ 65g Stiff or Titleist 905T 9.5* Fujikura Speeder 77g Stiff

    Fairway Woods: Titleist 906F2 15* Aldila NV 75g Stiff or Titleist Pro Trajectory 980F 17* Aldila NV 75g Stiff or Sonartec NP-99 14* Aldila NV 75g Stiff

    Hybrid: Titleist 909H 19* Aldila Voodoo hybrid Stiff or Sonartec MD 21* UST iRod or Titleist 716 T-MB 3 iron TTDG AMT S300

    Irons: Titleist 716 AP2 4-PW TTDG AMT S300

    Wedges: Titleist SM7 50/8 and 54/10 and 58/10 TTDG S200

    Putter: Odyssey White Hot #5 mallet

    Ball: Titleist Pro V1x or Titleist Pro V1

  • spartanglfrspartanglfr  404WRX Points: 105Members Posts: 404
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    Great durability--and you're playing some good golf not having lost a ball in 122 holes!!

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  • MooMoo  535WRX Points: 200Handicap: 9Members Posts: 535
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    Well B XS fans, we are now at 140 holes and it is starting to show some wear. I can't say the performance is dropping because it played all 18 fine today. The aftermarket logo is starting to give way and there is one very small micro-ding on the top of the ball.

    We'll see how it does on the next rounds, which will be tomorrow or Thursday.



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    Driver TS2 (first driver in 9 years that could out the trusty 910 D2)
    Ping i3+ Blades (backup set Mizuno MP 54 P-4 which are now in cold storage until the end of time)
    Rogue 3 wood with Evenflow Blue (so easy to hit high and long...Evenflow rules!)
    Rogue 5 wood with Evenflow Blue
    Titleist 915 F 7 wood (the incredible Hedgehog...there is no turf that can stop the Hedgehog!)
    Miura 56 K
    Vokey gap and 62 M
    Ping Vault Ketsch 2.0
    Bridgestone B XS the ONLY ball I'll play.  It's sticky, like a sticky bun!
  • L29L29  72WRX Points: 51Members Posts: 72
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    Wow, that ball looks great for 140 holes played. Is there a record for holes with one ball? Wonder how interested Bridgestone would be in your testing.

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  • strength115strength115 Montgomery 81WRX Points: 56Handicap: 9Members Posts: 81
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    Wow very impressive both the condition of the ball and 140 holes with losing it.

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  • scott_Donaldscott_Donald Aberdeen, Scotland & Houston 2605WRX Points: 270Members Posts: 2,605
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    it had a very good life.

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  • MooMoo  535WRX Points: 200Handicap: 9Members Posts: 535
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    On -, @ShankLife said:

    Some duffer will find it and continue the legacy. That or get smashed by a lawn mower. Or get picked up and used in the shag bag for pitching practice.

    Moral of the story, does a golf ball ever really die?

    Right on. I wonder if the zen philosopher Basho ever said anything like that!

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    Driver TS2 (first driver in 9 years that could out the trusty 910 D2)
    Ping i3+ Blades (backup set Mizuno MP 54 P-4 which are now in cold storage until the end of time)
    Rogue 3 wood with Evenflow Blue (so easy to hit high and long...Evenflow rules!)
    Rogue 5 wood with Evenflow Blue
    Titleist 915 F 7 wood (the incredible Hedgehog...there is no turf that can stop the Hedgehog!)
    Miura 56 K
    Vokey gap and 62 M
    Ping Vault Ketsch 2.0
    Bridgestone B XS the ONLY ball I'll play.  It's sticky, like a sticky bun!
  • DoyouevenbladeDoyouevenblade  221WRX Points: 102Handicap: 7Members Posts: 221
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    I've had multiple BX get into the 5+ round category and they show some wear but are playable.

    I find on average, they have a bit more durablity then my proV1x or at least look like they are more durable....

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  • MooMoo  535WRX Points: 200Handicap: 9Members Posts: 535
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    On -, @Doyouevenblade said:

    I've had multiple BX get into the 5+ round category and they show some wear but are playable.

    I find on average, they have a bit more durablity then my proV1x or at least look like they are more durable....

    I agree. My one and only complaint with the Bridgestone Tour B XS is the outermost layer of white paint sometimes gets a little flaky and chips off, but this is purely cosmetic and I do not think it has any significant impact on performance. But, the overall durability of the ball in terms of scuff and cut resistance seems pretty high to me. It's amazing a ball that durable also spins and sticks to greens so well.

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    Driver TS2 (first driver in 9 years that could out the trusty 910 D2)
    Ping i3+ Blades (backup set Mizuno MP 54 P-4 which are now in cold storage until the end of time)
    Rogue 3 wood with Evenflow Blue (so easy to hit high and long...Evenflow rules!)
    Rogue 5 wood with Evenflow Blue
    Titleist 915 F 7 wood (the incredible Hedgehog...there is no turf that can stop the Hedgehog!)
    Miura 56 K
    Vokey gap and 62 M
    Ping Vault Ketsch 2.0
    Bridgestone B XS the ONLY ball I'll play.  It's sticky, like a sticky bun!
  • jjljjl  1348WRX Points: 160Handicap: 11.3Members Posts: 1,348
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    Loyal Tour B RX user, love the ball but I don't find them particularly resistant to scuffs and scratches, I have a bag full of scuffed up RXs that I practice chipping with.

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    Ping G410 Plus 10.5
    Ping G410 Hybrid 19* 22*
    TaylorMade P790 4i
    TaylorMade SLDR 5i - AW
    Titleist SM6 Jet Black 56*
    TaylorMade MG Hi-Toe 60*
    TaylorMade Spider X 34"
    Bridgestone Tour B RX
    Titleist Players 4 
  • wely324wely324  193WRX Points: 91Members Posts: 193
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    That is impressive

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  • Golf64Golf64 Go Habs Go! Ontario, Canada 7968WRX Points: 283Handicap: ScotchMembers Posts: 7,968
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    I love pink Martini tees too!! They don't break!!

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  • Popeye64Popeye64  1021WRX Points: 195Handicap: .2Members Posts: 1,021
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    I hope you gave it a proper send off with a few words from the heart!!

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  • Popeye64Popeye64  1021WRX Points: 195Handicap: .2Members Posts: 1,021
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    I have been extremely impressed with both the XS and the X. I'm happy with either ball plus they are just a bit cheaper.

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  • jonnymc44jonnymc44 Manchester UK 195WRX Points: 123Handicap: 5.6Members Posts: 195
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    On -, @Popeye64 said:

    I have been extremely impressed with both the XS and the X. I'm happy with either ball plus they are just a bit cheaper.

    Performance and price is a massive positive for me with this ball. I picked up 2 boxes for £58, compared with 2 boxes for £90 for Pro V1 and V1x. I won some V1x this year and the XS I was using all season was a way better all rounder.

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    On -, @jonnymc44 said:

    On -, @Popeye64 said:

    I have been extremely impressed with both the XS and the X. I'm happy with either ball plus they are just a bit cheaper.

    Performance and price is a massive positive for me with this ball. I picked up 2 boxes for £58, compared with 2 boxes for £90 for Pro V1 and V1x. I won some V1x this year and the XS I was using all season was a way better all rounder.

    Early this year I won a box of the XS and left them on the shelf for a while. I was never a Bridgestone fan till I was running short on balls and put these in play. What shocked me was how good it was as an all around ball yet gave such a soft feel. Great ball

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    On -, @scott_Donald said:

    it had a very good life.

    RIP Bridgey Logo

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    • Tour Edge Exotics CB3 Tour 18*, True Temper Bi Matrix RXi X 
    • Adams Idea A7 22* UST V2 Hybrid X +0.5'
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    • Mizuno MP20 MB 8-PW Nippon Modus 3 130X +0.5' 2 deg up
    • Mizuno S18 50* Nippon NS PRO 1150GH Tour X +0.5'
    • Nike Engage Raw 54* S400 +0.5'
    • Cleveland RTX 588 Rotex 2.0 60* S400 +0.5'
    • Odyssey Dual Force 990 


  • jonsnowjonsnow Georgia 1391WRX Points: 362Handicap: 8.3Members Posts: 1,391
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    On -, @scott_Donald said:

    it had a very good life.

    Well, it had a good, long run and it went out with it's boots on...

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  • MooMoo  535WRX Points: 200Handicap: 9Members Posts: 535
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    Not a Bridgestone B XS, but a good follow-up.


    How long can you use a golf ball before noticing a performance drop-off? We have your answer


    https://www.golf.com/gear/balls/2019/06/27/golf-ball-performance-drop-off/?fbclid=IwAR1afTlD7G2CdrwmJFRvVY6uhQRYyf-B54DKzx3NIi9WdkzhSIXkSn-hjHA

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    Driver TS2 (first driver in 9 years that could out the trusty 910 D2)
    Ping i3+ Blades (backup set Mizuno MP 54 P-4 which are now in cold storage until the end of time)
    Rogue 3 wood with Evenflow Blue (so easy to hit high and long...Evenflow rules!)
    Rogue 5 wood with Evenflow Blue
    Titleist 915 F 7 wood (the incredible Hedgehog...there is no turf that can stop the Hedgehog!)
    Miura 56 K
    Vokey gap and 62 M
    Ping Vault Ketsch 2.0
    Bridgestone B XS the ONLY ball I'll play.  It's sticky, like a sticky bun!
  • nitramnitram WestOK, on the South Canadian Riviera  5454WRX Points: 232Handicap: -1.6Members Posts: 5,454
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    8+ rounds with one ball is exceptional from both the ball's durability and the ball striking perspective. A tip of the hat to you both.

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  • SocratesSocrates Warning Points 1+ Winnipeg 9811WRX Points: 842Handicap: 4ishClubWRX Posts: 9,811
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    Some old guy will likely find it and play who knows how many holes with it before he loses it. It's not quite finished yet.

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  • Tanner25Tanner25  6510WRX Points: 253Members Posts: 6,510
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    Wow, pretty cool. But, as a WRX'er, you need to put a new ball in play with each new day.

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  • MikeyLokahiMikeyLokahi  18WRX Points: 15Handicap: 5.4Members Posts: 18
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    Great story. I wish I could play a ball that long.

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  • SBH9458SBH9458 Go Army! Beat Navy!  1191WRX Points: 170Handicap: ClimbingMembers Posts: 1,191
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    That is exceptional. Congrats! Both on the capacity and ability to play it that long, and for not being hung up on it being in the leaves for someone else to find.

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    Awesome, I was on the fence about trying a box of these out and this has me sold now!

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