New Bridgestone Balls

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arbeckarbeck Seattle 561WRX Points: 276Handicap: 14.5Members Posts: 561
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Does anyone know when these are going to be introduced/be available? The Tour B series was originally announced in August of 2017 with availability in October of 2017. When they launched the e6 it was limited in November of 2016 and nationwide in February of 2017.

The current ones are already being sold on discount. The new ball has shown up on tour. But I haven't heard anything official about a release date. Even the rumors are pretty vague. I'm currently playing the B-XS but am pretty interested in the new ball if what I've heard about it is true.

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King Cobra F7 10.5* w/ Mitsubishi Tensi CK Blue 60 set at 9.5*
TEE E8 4W, 7W
Mizuno JPX-900 Hot Metal 5-SW w/ Veylix Alpina 873
TEE CB PROs 60*
Scotty Cameron Squareback
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  • TKSTKS  257WRX Points: 146Handicap: 7Members Posts: 257
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    Supposed to have a new cover material/compound, tiger and dcham have it in play. Looking for more info. Anyone know which one it is on the approved list?

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    All Wishon, all the time:
    919THI 11* Black Driver, Red Shaft - S (A)
    519 SHPR 11* Red Shaft -S (in beta)
    919F/D, Red Shaft
    929 Fwy 5 , Red Shaft
    575MMC 7-GW Wishon Smooth Steel - S (A)
    590 4iron, Black hybd Shaft
    5-SW Sterlings S300's (B)
    PCF Micro 58*
    S2R #5 putter Single Bend Shaft
    Softer Urethane balls - too many to list
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  • herbert7890herbert7890 San Antonio 208WRX Points: 160Handicap: 5Members Posts: 208
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    I cant wait for these ones!!!!! Love the current Tour BX and I expect the same or even better with the new ones.

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    Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero 9* (set at 8 Degrees)
    Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero 15* (set at 14 degrees)
    Mizuno MP-20 SELs Irons 3-PW with PX LZ 6.0
    Callaway MD5 50 Degree Wedge
    Cleveland RTX4 56 and 60 Wedges
    Scotty Cameron Select 2016 Newport 2

  • WKYTrooperWKYTrooper  214WRX Points: 54Members Posts: 214
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    I was about to stock up on some Tour BX for the upcoming season. Now I'm hesitating. Wonder if there will really be that notable of a difference. I doubt it, but the way people are talking, like a clip of off MGSpy, its like the best thing since the introduction of the ProV1.

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    PING G400 9* Alta X
    PING G25 15* Matrix Ozik Black Tie X
    PING G25 20* Matrix Ozik Red TIe X
    PING i20 4-PW green dot
    Titleist Vokey 51*, 56*, 60*
    Odyssey Milled RSX 7 / Odyssey 7cs XG
  • noodle3872noodle3872 Chilliwack B.C. Canada 3116WRX Points: 517Handicap: 8.3Members Posts: 3,116
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    I watched the video from them other guys too. The ball sounds interesting and given it’s made by Bridgestone, it should be good however the spin numbers they spoke about were produced by a Tour pro. Most of us won’t likely see the same numbers. Maybe a bit of an increase but I’d bet against the increases seen by Kuchar. And if we do, we’ll probably complain about cover durability.

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    Callaway Mavrik SZ 10.5° driver Diamana ZF 50 S Flex

    Callaway Mavrik 10.5° driver Diamana DF 50 S Flex

    Callaway Mavrik 15° fairway wood Diamana BF 60 S Flex

    Callaway Mavrik 20° hybrid MMT 90 S Flex

    Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal Pro 5-PW Modus3 Tour 105 S flex

    Mizuno S18 Gunmetal Wedges 50-07, 54-12, 58-12 and 62-08 Modus3 115 Wedge

    Odyssey Stroke Lab Ten S

    Titleist Yellow Pro V1

  • arbeckarbeck Seattle 561WRX Points: 276Handicap: 14.5Members Posts: 561
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    On -, @noodle3872 said:

    I watched the video from them other guys too. The ball sounds interesting and given it’s made by Bridgestone, it should be good however the spin numbers they spoke about were produced by a Tour pro. Most of us won’t likely see the same numbers. Maybe a bit of an increase but I’d bet against the increases seen by Kuchar. And if we do, we’ll probably complain about cover durability.

    The one thing that I will say is that ball speed is fairly well regulated by the RA/USGA. You aren't really going to be able to increase driver ball speed much at all on a ball. Spin and launch characteristics off the driver are pretty well optimized. Spin separation on irons is pretty much where it should be. The ball manufacturers have pretty much total control over those things. Want slightly more driver spin, they can give you that. Want slightly less iron spin. They've got a ball for you. Want a lower ball flight? They've got a ball with a slightly different dimple pattern.

    The one area where the RA/USGA aren't really regulating where there is a opportunity to make a big leap forward is short game spin. Especially once you start talking about getting inside 50 yards or so. If they've developed a cover material that allows more spin, is somehow hydrophobic to shed water, or some other thing; that would be a big leap forward. The other thing to keep in mind is that there is less difference between you and I and a tour pro once we get inside 50 yards. I'm not swing as hard as Matt Kuchar (who's one of the slowest swingers on tour). But when I hit a 50 yard pitch, my delivery characteristics are probably close to identical to his. He can deliver those characteristics more frequently than I can, but on well executed shots, we are dealing with the same club head speed, ball speed and spin characteristics. So if the main improvement to the ball is in this area, it's going to benefit me much more than one that gives Rory and extra 1 MPH of ball speed.

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    Ping Traverse
    King Cobra F7 10.5* w/ Mitsubishi Tensi CK Blue 60 set at 9.5*
    TEE E8 4W, 7W
    Mizuno JPX-900 Hot Metal 5-SW w/ Veylix Alpina 873
    TEE CB PROs 60*
    Scotty Cameron Squareback
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  • TKSTKS  257WRX Points: 146Handicap: 7Members Posts: 257
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    In total agreement with arbeck here. I'll add to the discussion - durability is an issue as well, one of the direct to consumer brands , while having a solid performing ball - it shreds easier than most. I can see a tour pro just putting another ball in play without thought. But I buy my own balls (albeit with some well earned proshop credit - thank you Mr. Wishon!) and don't tolerated one well struck wedge durability. Secondly - the color availability, for the aging and color blind player, keep the yellow coming!

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    All Wishon, all the time:
    919THI 11* Black Driver, Red Shaft - S (A)
    519 SHPR 11* Red Shaft -S (in beta)
    919F/D, Red Shaft
    929 Fwy 5 , Red Shaft
    575MMC 7-GW Wishon Smooth Steel - S (A)
    590 4iron, Black hybd Shaft
    5-SW Sterlings S300's (B)
    PCF Micro 58*
    S2R #5 putter Single Bend Shaft
    Softer Urethane balls - too many to list
  • herbert7890herbert7890 San Antonio 208WRX Points: 160Handicap: 5Members Posts: 208
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    I hope they Bring the new Tour BX in yellow. I'm loving the yellow ProV1 and ProV1 X

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    Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero 9* (set at 8 Degrees)
    Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero 15* (set at 14 degrees)
    Mizuno MP-20 SELs Irons 3-PW with PX LZ 6.0
    Callaway MD5 50 Degree Wedge
    Cleveland RTX4 56 and 60 Wedges
    Scotty Cameron Select 2016 Newport 2

  • No5somesNo5somes  79WRX Points: 27Members Posts: 79
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    Notice the subliminal use of the "Tiger"name tag moved to the right side of the adjacent drawer as a promotional tactic? That's pretty tacky.

    Am looking forward to seeing how this ball performs.

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    Driver: Nobody cares

    Fairway woods: Whatever brand gets me "brownie points."

    Irons: Why not?

    Wedges: The bouncy ones or was that the grindy kind; can't quite remember.

    Putter: When needed

    Golf ball: Duh,...can't play without one, lol. 🙄

    NOW LET'S GO PLAY SOME GOLF!

  • GC70GC70 What's Next? State of Hockey 7700WRX Points: 271Handicap: 7.1ClubWRX Posts: 7,700
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    I’m very excited about this new ball. I’ve really never gamed a Bridgestone, but would definitely like to.

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    Atmos Blue 6S
     Atmos Red 7S
    Atmos Blue 8S
    Apex CF19 4-AW C-Taper Lite
    SM7's RAW 50F - 54S - 58M - 62M
    Nike 006 Paul Casey Proto (Oven)
    Nike 006 Rory Proto (Oven)
    Scotty T22 Newport
    Pro V1x /

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  • MorryMorry  897WRX Points: 64Handicap: 8.0Members Posts: 897
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    Ping G410 12.0 -  EvenFlow Blue 65 6.5 / Ventus Red 6R 
    TM M6 5W - Fuji Evo III 757 S
    Srixon U65 18* - EvenFlow Blue 85 6.0
    Taylormade 760 4-P - Modus 105-X
    Cleveland RTX-4 52, 56, 60 - Modus wedge 115,115,125
    Odyssey V-Line Fang O-Works - Stability Tour Shaft 
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  • WKYTrooperWKYTrooper  214WRX Points: 54Members Posts: 214
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    anyone hearing anything about a launch date?

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    PING G400 9* Alta X
    PING G25 15* Matrix Ozik Black Tie X
    PING G25 20* Matrix Ozik Red TIe X
    PING i20 4-PW green dot
    Titleist Vokey 51*, 56*, 60*
    Odyssey Milled RSX 7 / Odyssey 7cs XG
  • Phil_I_am 84Phil_I_am 84  152WRX Points: 54Members Posts: 152
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    Recently switched from the ZSTAR to the b xs. Loving it, really holds up in the wind. Cant wait for the new balls

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    • Callaway Rogue
    • Adams XTD Black Super Hybrid 15* Hybrid
    • TaylorMade RBZ 19* Hybrid
    • Callaway XR Pro 4 - AW
    • Cleveland RTX 4 | 56 & 60
    • Cleveland Huntington Beach #11
    • Bridgestone XS
  • daleheaddalehead  1727WRX Points: 405Members Posts: 1,727
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    No, but my guess would be the PGA merchandise show.

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  • noodle3872noodle3872 Chilliwack B.C. Canada 3116WRX Points: 517Handicap: 8.3Members Posts: 3,116
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    Most likely January but they are on USGA list so they could hit the market at any point.

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    Callaway Mavrik SZ 10.5° driver Diamana ZF 50 S Flex

    Callaway Mavrik 10.5° driver Diamana DF 50 S Flex

    Callaway Mavrik 15° fairway wood Diamana BF 60 S Flex

    Callaway Mavrik 20° hybrid MMT 90 S Flex

    Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal Pro 5-PW Modus3 Tour 105 S flex

    Mizuno S18 Gunmetal Wedges 50-07, 54-12, 58-12 and 62-08 Modus3 115 Wedge

    Odyssey Stroke Lab Ten S

    Titleist Yellow Pro V1

  • Z1ggy16Z1ggy16  8719WRX Points: 1,106Members Posts: 8,719
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    Loving my BXS ball, coming from ProV1x. Little more ball speed and spin on all my clubs, which was what I was looking for. My guess is the new ball is the same or even more spin around the greens, while reducing spin a little bit off driver.

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    D - Epic SZ | Tour Z Xtreme 465
    4w - '16 Tour Issue M1 | Diamana B 70
    3h - '17 Tour Issue M1 | Tour Blue 85
    Irons - MP-20 SEL 4-PW | Modus 120
    GW - Glide 3.0 50/12 | S400 Tour Issue
    SW - Glide 3.0 54/12| S400 Tour Issue
    LW - Glide 3.0 58/10 | S400 Tour Issue
    P - EVNROLL ER5
    Ball - Bridgestone BXS



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  • WardonationWardonation  1543WRX Points: 174Handicap: +2.8Members Posts: 1,543
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    game changer for sure. Best ball I have EVER played period, coming for prov1x...

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  • noodle3872noodle3872 Chilliwack B.C. Canada 3116WRX Points: 517Handicap: 8.3Members Posts: 3,116
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    Callaway Mavrik SZ 10.5° driver Diamana ZF 50 S Flex

    Callaway Mavrik 10.5° driver Diamana DF 50 S Flex

    Callaway Mavrik 15° fairway wood Diamana BF 60 S Flex

    Callaway Mavrik 20° hybrid MMT 90 S Flex

    Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal Pro 5-PW Modus3 Tour 105 S flex

    Mizuno S18 Gunmetal Wedges 50-07, 54-12, 58-12 and 62-08 Modus3 115 Wedge

    Odyssey Stroke Lab Ten S

    Titleist Yellow Pro V1

  • daleheaddalehead  1727WRX Points: 405Members Posts: 1,727
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    Yeah they could. I just don’t think December is a good month to launch a new golf ball. My guess is debut at the PGA show. Available March 1.

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  • MahamiltoMahamilto NYC 2032WRX Points: 223Handicap: ~8Members Posts: 2,032
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    Current Tour BX is the best ball on the market, with the ProV1x being the only real contender and far more expensive (as bridgestone seems to always be running $5 off or something where I buy balls).

    That's as big of a complement as you can give a ball. If the new one is even better...

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    Titleist TS3 - 9.75* - HZRDUS Smoke Black
    Titleist 917F2 - 14.25* - Diamana S+ LTE
    Titleist U510 1 iron - HZRDUS Smoke Black
    Titleist 716 T-MB 3 iron - KBS C-Taper
    Titleist 716 T-MB 5-6 iron - DG AMT
    Titleist 718 AP2 7-GW - DG Tour Issue
    Titleist WedgeWorks V-Grind 54* - DG Tour Issue
    Titleist Spin Milled 58.12 - DG Tour Issue
    Evnroll ER6-B
    Titleist Pro V1x, Bridgestone Tour BX
    Titleist Staff Stand Bag
  • No5somesNo5somes  79WRX Points: 27Members Posts: 79
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    I like the V1x, as well. Can't do much w/ the BX, though. It's the XS for me. Keep going back & forth. Surprisingly, I spin the XS more w/ mid-short irons, which gets me playing the XS. After a while, though, the XS starts to feel too soft. This sends me back to the V1x. It's a real conundrum, lol.

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    Driver: Nobody cares

    Fairway woods: Whatever brand gets me "brownie points."

    Irons: Why not?

    Wedges: The bouncy ones or was that the grindy kind; can't quite remember.

    Putter: When needed

    Golf ball: Duh,...can't play without one, lol. 🙄

    NOW LET'S GO PLAY SOME GOLF!

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  • Openwater22Openwater22 N. Mich & Treasure Coast 3078WRX Points: 195Members Posts: 3,078
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    Tour BX, got my hands on 2, two ball prototype sleeves. Best ball ever. The hype is legit. Longer off the driver than MTB X or Pro V1. Plenty of check up spin on greenside shots inside of 50 yds, and the best part, does not overspin on full wedges and short irons. Softer feel than current Tour BX, about the same as Bxs. Feels better off putter than current model.

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    Epic Flash. Tensei CK pro Blue stiff
    M5 15*. Tensei CK Blue S
    Ping 19* & 22* hybrid. Stock Alta S
    Epon 505 MCI OTi 110 stiff
    Betti BBZero DASS blacked out.
    Vokey 50* F, Ping 54* SS, Vokey 58* D
  • WKYTrooperWKYTrooper  214WRX Points: 54Members Posts: 214
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    take my money!

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    PING G400 9* Alta X
    PING G25 15* Matrix Ozik Black Tie X
    PING G25 20* Matrix Ozik Red TIe X
    PING i20 4-PW green dot
    Titleist Vokey 51*, 56*, 60*
    Odyssey Milled RSX 7 / Odyssey 7cs XG
  • artist08artist08  729WRX Points: 103Handicap: 0.4Members Posts: 729
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    But...do they have them all in yellow this time?

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  • G-BoneG-Bone Better than most...  2718WRX Points: 193Handicap: 6.4Members Posts: 2,718
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    I too have tested the 2020 Tour Bx extensively and agree with the summary above. I have played V1 for several years and I can tell you Bx is the same or better than V1 in all categories. Two main things for me with Bx:

    1- Bx was straighter, lower and longer than V1 with driver and long clubs.

    2- Bx has significantly more check around the greens with chips and bunker shots than V1 with not over spinning 125 yards and in.

    Outside of driver and short wedges I find Bx and V1 extremely comparable. Also, it appears Bx handles crosswinds better than V1.


    First week of February 2020 Tour Bx will be released. I will be switching from V1 to 2020 Bx.

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    PING G410 LST Driver 9º ~ GD Tour AD IZ
    TaylorMade M5 Fairway 14º ~ GD Tour AD IZ
    Callaway Apex 19 Hybrid 20º ~ GD Tour AD HY
    Callaway Apex 19 Hybrid 23º ~ GD Tour AD HY
    Epon by Endo AF-505 Irons 5–PW ~ Rifle Project X
    PING Glide 2.0 Stealth Wedge 50/SS (51º) ~ Rifle Project X
    PING Glide 2.0 Stealth Wedge 56/SS (57º) - Tour Department 'SG' Grind ~ Rifle Project X
    PING Glide 2.0 Stealth Wedge 60/SS (63º) - Tour Department 'SG' Grind ~ Rifle Project X
    Titleist Scotty Cameron Circle T Del Mar Buttonback Select Tour Prototype (A026140)
    Titleist Pro V1 ~ #19
  • Carolina Golfer 2Carolina Golfer 2  9340WRX Points: 417Members Posts: 9,340
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    This is correct on the available at retail date.

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    Titleist TS1 10.5 Fubuki 45g Sr Flex
    PING G410 FW SFT 3, 7 and  G410 9 
    PING G410 Hybrid 5 
    PING G700 6-W KBS Alta CB R
    Vokey  50.10, 54.10 58..12
    Scotty Cameron Phantom 5.5 

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  • iceman1118iceman1118 Northeast 131WRX Points: 60Handicap: 7Members Posts: 131
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    I am very excited to try this ball. I switched balls this year (long time V1 user) and my top 2 were TP5X and the BStone BX. I thought they were fairly similar From wedges through driver but I felt it was just a tad firm off my putter. If these new details are correct there is a good chance I will be switching as well.

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    Driver: TaylorMade M6 Hazardous Smoke 6.5 X
    3 Wood: TaylorMade M6 Hazardous Smoke 6.5 X
    Driving Iron: TaylorMade UDI Hazardous Smoke 6.0 S
    Irons: TaylorMade P790 4 - AW KBS C Taper 130 X
    Wedges: TaylorMade Hi Toe Copper 54.10/58.10 KBS C Taper 120 S
    Putter: Piretti Cortino Elite
    Ball: TaylorMade TP5X
    Handicap: 7.4

  • noodle3872noodle3872 Chilliwack B.C. Canada 3116WRX Points: 517Handicap: 8.3Members Posts: 3,116
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    It’s interesting to me to hear the Bx be compared to Pro V1 not Pro V1x. So will the B XS be more comparable to Pro V1x but at a softer compression?

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    Callaway Mavrik SZ 10.5° driver Diamana ZF 50 S Flex

    Callaway Mavrik 10.5° driver Diamana DF 50 S Flex

    Callaway Mavrik 15° fairway wood Diamana BF 60 S Flex

    Callaway Mavrik 20° hybrid MMT 90 S Flex

    Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal Pro 5-PW Modus3 Tour 105 S flex

    Mizuno S18 Gunmetal Wedges 50-07, 54-12, 58-12 and 62-08 Modus3 115 Wedge

    Odyssey Stroke Lab Ten S

    Titleist Yellow Pro V1

  • MahamiltoMahamilto NYC 2032WRX Points: 223Handicap: ~8Members Posts: 2,032
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    Titleist is one of the ONLY manufacturers where their X ball that spins more.

    Virtually every other manufacturer the X is the lower spinning ball.

    Most manufactures have the X as the higher launch (most offerings) and the firmer option (all X balls).

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    Titleist TS3 - 9.75* - HZRDUS Smoke Black
    Titleist 917F2 - 14.25* - Diamana S+ LTE
    Titleist U510 1 iron - HZRDUS Smoke Black
    Titleist 716 T-MB 3 iron - KBS C-Taper
    Titleist 716 T-MB 5-6 iron - DG AMT
    Titleist 718 AP2 7-GW - DG Tour Issue
    Titleist WedgeWorks V-Grind 54* - DG Tour Issue
    Titleist Spin Milled 58.12 - DG Tour Issue
    Evnroll ER6-B
    Titleist Pro V1x, Bridgestone Tour BX
    Titleist Staff Stand Bag
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  • noodle3872noodle3872 Chilliwack B.C. Canada 3116WRX Points: 517Handicap: 8.3Members Posts: 3,116
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    I’m finding there’s very little spin difference between hard and soft premium balls with the woods/hybrids and 8i down to LW. For my game, the largest difference is 4i thru 7i. I need more spin in this section of my bag. I played the B XS For a bit last summer but moved away from it because I lost 5-7 per club. So if it remains much the same spin performance wise but adds a could yards carry it could take out the Pro V1x since I like a softer feel.

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    Callaway Mavrik SZ 10.5° driver Diamana ZF 50 S Flex

    Callaway Mavrik 10.5° driver Diamana DF 50 S Flex

    Callaway Mavrik 15° fairway wood Diamana BF 60 S Flex

    Callaway Mavrik 20° hybrid MMT 90 S Flex

    Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal Pro 5-PW Modus3 Tour 105 S flex

    Mizuno S18 Gunmetal Wedges 50-07, 54-12, 58-12 and 62-08 Modus3 115 Wedge

    Odyssey Stroke Lab Ten S

    Titleist Yellow Pro V1

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