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Mizuno RB Tour Balls

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pat_katopat_kato  149WRX Points: 124ClubWRX Posts: 149
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I recently purchased a set of clubs from Mizuno and they included a sleeve of Mizuno RB Tour balls. Has anyone played these? Thoughts?

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Driver: TaylorMade M6 10.5º ATMOS Black 7 Stiff Flex
Fairway: TaylorMade M6 3 Wood ATMOS Black 7 Stiff Flex
Hybrid: TaylorMade M6 3H ATMOS 7 Orange Stiff Flex
Irons: Mizuno MP-20 MMC 4-P True Temper Dynalite 105 Stiff Flex
Wedges: Ping Glide 3.0 Eye2 52º, 56º, 60º Stock Shaft
Putter: TaylorMade Spider X
Ball: TaylorMade TP5
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  • noodle3872noodle3872 Chilliwack B.C. Canada 3116WRX Points: 518Handicap: 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

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  • TKSTKS  257WRX Points: 146Handicap: 7Members Posts: 257
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    A pretty good ball, firm feeling good short game spin. Poor durability.

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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
  • MadGolfer76MadGolfer76 Maine 20303WRX Points: 864Members Posts: 20,303
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    Yep. Bought a dozen of the X and they played great. I never hit them into a monitor, but they seemed to me to be the lowest spinning urethane ball I have ever played. Had to switch back to the ProV1 to get more predictable results. Hit long off the tee, but ran out a little more than I was used to on the greens. Nothing unmanageable, but I didn't want to have to plan around it. Other than that, it was a very nice ball.

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    Driver - ?

    Fairway - ?

    Mizuno Clk 19, 22/KK Silver 90s

    Srixon z545 5-Pw/DG Tour Issue s400

    Cleveland Rtx-4 (Raw) 48, 54, 60/DG Tour Issue s400

    Bettinardi Studio Stock #8

    Srixon Z-Star XV

  • BB28403BB28403  4214WRX Points: 651Handicap: This post may not be here soon as moderators may delete it to free up space. Be concerned... you may be next...Members Posts: 4,214
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    These are actually pretty affordable over at rock bottom. 2 for 65 I think

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  • spud3spud3 Portland, OR 1762WRX Points: 367Members Posts: 1,762
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    +1


    I went through a couple dozen over the past season and found them to be a good ball, but there are definitely cover issues. Had a couple get marked up after simply landing in a firm fairway.


    I went back to the Prov1 (and I'm a Mizuno fan).

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    "take that, you miserable little white swine!"
  • TKSTKS  257WRX Points: 146Handicap: 7Members Posts: 257
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    Durability is a deal breaker for me, at least hold together for 18 before retirement to the shag bag.

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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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  • PulledabillPulledabill  435WRX Points: 68Handicap: 6Members Posts: 435
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    I didnt realize they even had a ball until I watched a review of the 2019 PGA show. Sounds like durability is an issue so that right there throws me out.

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  • noodle3872noodle3872 Chilliwack B.C. Canada 3116WRX Points: 518Handicap: 8.3Members Posts: 3,116
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    The covers have been reworked since the balls were released.

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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

  • spud3spud3 Portland, OR 1762WRX Points: 367Members Posts: 1,762
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    Hope that is the case. Source of that info?

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  • noodle3872noodle3872 Chilliwack B.C. Canada 3116WRX Points: 518Handicap: 8.3Members Posts: 3,116
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    It was posted on Twitter by Mizuno Golf Canada’s head guy. I also have a friend who is a Mizuno Golf rep who told me the same info.

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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

  • BuzzkillBuzzkill  7064WRX Points: 481Handicap: 3Marshals Posts: 7,064 Marshals
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    I found one today BUT haven’t tried it!

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  • arbeckarbeck Seattle 565WRX Points: 279Handicap: 14.5Members Posts: 565
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    Is there anyway to know if the ones you are buying are the new cover or the old cover?

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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
  • noodle3872noodle3872 Chilliwack B.C. Canada 3116WRX Points: 518Handicap: 8.3Members Posts: 3,116
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    Not that I know of. I’ll give my buddy a call and ask. It’ll give me a chance to pester him about wanting the RB Tour in yellow.

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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

  • vietnameehvietnameeh HIT BALL FAR NOT BALL STRAIGHT  2086WRX Points: 203Handicap: 36.4Members Posts: 2,086
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    Pretty good ball

    i like it with the wedges! Can really make them dance and great on windy days

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    Cobra F9 8.5* Aldila Silver Rogue 130msi 70TX
    Taylormade M3 17* Fujikura 869 Speeder Tour Spec X
    Mizuno MP-H4 3 iron KBS Ctaper 130x
    Titleist 690MB 4-PW DG S300 (LOL WTF)
    Wilson FG Tour TC 52,56,60
    Taylormade Spider Mini Copper
    #vietnameeh

  • tbowles411tbowles411  25531WRX Points: 688Handicap: GolfClubWRX Posts: 25,531
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    I played each ball in Myrtle Beach last year. These were short. Shockingly short over the ProV1 and the X. They were great in the wind though, but the distance loss was a complete deal breaker. I had such high hopes for these too.

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    G410 9 Degree - Accra FX 2.0
    G410 3, 5 & 9 Woods - Accra FX 2.0
    G410 4-5 Hybrids - Accra 80i
    G410 6-UW - Accra 80i
    Glide 3.0 54WS, 58WS Accra 80i
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  • arbeckarbeck Seattle 565WRX Points: 279Handicap: 14.5Members Posts: 565
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    The independent tests show these balls spin up to 400 RPM more, that will cost you a little distance. I wouldn't expect you to lose more than 4-5 yards though, and on a course that's going to be nearly impossible to see.

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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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  • tbowles411tbowles411  25531WRX Points: 688Handicap: GolfClubWRX Posts: 25,531
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    I didn't expect to lose that much distance. I teed up a ProV1 on one hole after hitting the RB and it flew past it by a LOT. I did the same on another hole with the RB-X and the V1X. There was no comparison. But like I said, they did hold the wind better.

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    G410 9 Degree - Accra FX 2.0
    G410 3, 5 & 9 Woods - Accra FX 2.0
    G410 4-5 Hybrids - Accra 80i
    G410 6-UW - Accra 80i
    Glide 3.0 54WS, 58WS Accra 80i
    PING Bruzer
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  • arbeckarbeck Seattle 565WRX Points: 279Handicap: 14.5Members Posts: 565
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    That kind of anecdotal test really doesn't tell you anything. There are so many variables that go into that. Unless you're a tour pro, you're going to need to hit hundreds of shots with a ball before you can really tell which one goes further.

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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
  • capkingcapking Canada 607WRX Points: 90Members Posts: 607
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    You should watch for a sale of the Homna tour ball, golf town will randomly have them at 50% off. Felt similar to the TP5

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  • tbowles411tbowles411  25531WRX Points: 688Handicap: GolfClubWRX Posts: 25,531
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    That may be so, and you're probably right. But when you're spending your own funds on a ball you have to kind of go with your gut and see how it performs for you. For me it wasn't enough to keep trying it. For someone else, it will probably work out for them. It was just shocking and I decided to go back what I knew.

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    G410 9 Degree - Accra FX 2.0
    G410 3, 5 & 9 Woods - Accra FX 2.0
    G410 4-5 Hybrids - Accra 80i
    G410 6-UW - Accra 80i
    Glide 3.0 54WS, 58WS Accra 80i
    PING Bruzer
    PING Vault 2.0 Craz-E **Backup**





  • DonOmarDonOmar  31WRX Points: 27Members Posts: 31
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    I tested the Mizuno Tour X ball against the Zstar the other day. I LOVED the Mizuno off the irons because I’m pretty low spin naturally, and these spun a lot for me on the irons and felt soft..... but unfortunately it also spun more on the driver and became really noticeable when my left to right miss started missing even farther. The Srixon would move left to right also, but the Mizuno would move a little more.

    I may keep the Mizuno sleeve in my bag and use them on some par 3’s.

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  • arbeckarbeck Seattle 565WRX Points: 279Handicap: 14.5Members Posts: 565
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    Higher spin off the driver will actually make your left right miss stay more stable most of the time. Assuming you put the same spin axis on the ball with your swing, the one with more backspin will actually stay straighter. It's not spin that causes a shot to curve, it's the spin axis and that it determined by the delivery conditions of your club, not the ball.

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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
  • noodle3872noodle3872 Chilliwack B.C. Canada 3116WRX Points: 518Handicap: 8.3Members Posts: 3,116
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    Try the RB Tour. It’s only slightly lower spin but may be low enough it help take out some curve.

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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

  • JoeFrigoJoeFrigo  275WRX Points: 128Handicap: 6.4Members Posts: 275
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    very good performing balls, but as others mentioned its the worst ball ive ever played durability wise.


    I loved the performance of the RB Tour X. it had the most spin of any ball I tested which for me is a good thing... but I cant say enough how terrible the cover is. First hole I ever used them I hit driver in the fairway, 6 iron to the green. Mark my ball and has a huge scuff. Without losing a ball I went through the remaining dozen in under 3 rounds


    Some say the cover has been reformulated but I haven't bothered trying again b/c I ended up loving the Bridgestone B XS.

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    Callaway Mavrik SZ 10.5* Ventus Black 60x....... TM M5 9* LA Golf Ozik Black Tie 60tx
    Callaway Super Hybrid 17* Tensei Pro Orange 80tx
    TM P790 UDI Tensei Pro Orange 90tx.... Callaways Epic Flash 20* Tensei Pro Orange 80tx
    Mizuno MP 20 MMC 4 - P Aerotech Steelfiber FC 115 F5
    Mizuno T20 52,56,60 Aerotech Steelfiber 110 F5
    Bettinardi 2019 Queen B#6

  • bdmiller61bdmiller61  41WRX Points: 11Members Posts: 41
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    I played one sleeve. I had high hopes and wanted to love them but I didn’t. Performance was ok but durability was a major issue. I actually had one smile at me which I haven’t seen since the old balata days

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  • SourpussSourpuss  713WRX Points: 99Members Posts: 713
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    I've played a dozen and like them, durability wise yes the scuff a little but i just replaced it with a new ball, no big deal. soft and spinny, maybe not as long as the TaylorMade but felt just as good. 4-5 yards means nothing to me, i would compare it to the callaway supersoft, which i like. i would say definitely longer than the srixon and better feeling than the prov's. id give mizzy a couple of years and they will get it right..

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  • arbeckarbeck Seattle 565WRX Points: 279Handicap: 14.5Members Posts: 565
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    I'm not sure they need more time. It's not like this is actually their first ball. They've had balls available in Europe and Japan for a long time. They just finally brought it to North America.

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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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