Bridgestone Tour B330-RX

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Tour B330-RX



* SOFTEST multi-layer Urethane Ball on the market

* Large & SOFT Gradational Core with a soft feel and added forgiveness

* Mantle layer for high repulsion and workability

* SOFT Urethane Cover with Seamless 330 dimple design for pinpoint accuracy



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  • blindfthblindfth Members  83WRX Points: 0Posts: 83
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    Played 18 holes today with RX.

    Soft(in between E5 & E6) and good trajectory against wind but did not bite like 330S.

    Distance is comparable to E5 & 330S.



    So far so good. image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':rolleyes:' />
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  • lightenupfrancislightenupfrancis Members  29WRX Points: 0Posts: 29
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    Good ball, held it's own on a windy day. I thought it had plenty of bite on the greens. Rolled very well on the greens. Minor wedge wear after a few holes, so not the toughest ball on the market.
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  • OrangeBlood OrangeBlood Members  620WRX Points: 0Posts: 620
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    IMO...no different than U-tri tour, at least in my side by side comparison
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  • iCollectoriCollector Collector Members  757WRX Points: 1Posts: 757 Golden Tee
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    I've only played a couple of rounds with them, but so far i like what I see. For my game, the ball feels great off the driver - which is one of the reasons I was interested in trying it. As far as greenside spin, that's not my forte... but - once again - I can feel this ball a bit better.



    I will play a couple of dozen. The sad thing is the price of all the dang good balls is so friggin' high!
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  • jamesr007jamesr007 Members  138WRX Points: 67Posts: 138 Fairways
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    I had high expectations for this ball. Today I had the chance to try one and was very disappointed. This ball feels and plays very similar to the E5+ in my opinion. Another one of the players in my group also tried the ball and said after the first shot that he didn't like how it feels. He played the hole out with it and gave it back to the guy that gave it to him. There are much better balls out there for the price they are selling these for.
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  • tbowles411tbowles411 ClubWRX  25619WRX Points: 745Handicap: GolfPosts: 25,619 Titanium Tees
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    I played 18 today as a single trying this ball along with my chosen few. I teed off with one of these on a par 5 and it flew pretty far. I then re-teed with a Taylor Made Black LDP. Same general drive except the TM flew higher and bolted past the RX. Skycaddie told the tale... 227 yards vs. 255 yards. I can honestly say that this ball is simply "average." This isn't anything special, therefore I can't justify the $42 price tag. I'd rather blow it on a ball that does as advertised.
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  • tnbamatnbama Members  1WRX Points: 0Posts: 1
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    For me- flies as far as the Pro V1, feels great compressing the ball, spins and stops better greenside for me than the Pro V1. Less durable off my wedges and cart paths than the Pro V1. I like it very much. I'll continue to play it.
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  • RuddersRudders A Little Older...A Lot Shorter Members  441WRX Points: 0Posts: 441
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    Previous ball: TM TP-Reds. Bought dozen B330-RX and played several rounds. A little less distance than TP-Reds, but less spin around greens. Excellent feel on the putting green. It's a good ball, solid to hit, but I'm going back to the TP-Red.
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  • jeremyblre21jeremyblre21 Members  503WRX Points: 0Posts: 503
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    Distance: It seems about the same as all the other premium balls



    Feel: It feels much softer but not mushy. I love it off the putter.
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  • CrayacoCrayaco Members  221WRX Points: 0Posts: 221
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    Have played 36 holes with this ball.



    Found the ball to be as long as any ball I have played. I have played the Pro V1X, B 330 S, Taylor Made Black LDP, Taylor Made Burner.



    Around the green the ball just did not stop like the Pro V1X, 330 S, or even the Burner. Maybe if I play with it a while I can get used to its

    characteristics.



    The ball is durable as any other.



    I must say I was not playing my regular course with this ball so some of the problems around the green could have been not knowing the course.



    I usually play bent grass greens, but was in Florida this week and played bermuda geens.
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  • raymoraymo Members  451WRX Points: 0Posts: 451
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    I was really excited about trying this ball after my Bridgestone ball fitting. My driver SS was 103mph on average and was told the 330S was best but to try the RX once they came out.



    I picked up a couple sleeves and played 3 rounds side by side against the TP Red and new B330S. I hit the TP and 330 S well past the RX every time. I even had a buddy tee the ball up for me so I could not tell which was which. I also had the 330S and TP stop dead on the greens with approach shots and wedges. Consistently the RX had rolled out a bit too far for my liking.



    Putting was OK but overall I was disappointed with this ball, especially considering the price. For me the biggest issue was lack of spin on approaches and chips.



    I wonder if 103mph is too close to the recommended SS?
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    Great all around ball - plays/spins with the best of them. Durable and nice feel.
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  • jswjrjswjr Members  321WRX Points: 84Posts: 321 Greens
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    I have recently played a sleeve of the RX and here is my take on the ball:



    Pluses:

    Soft feeling off all clubs

    Long off all clubs(as long as any decent feeling ball)

    Putts well

    VERY durable,it may have been a fluke but the RX last longer than most any ball I've played



    Negatives:

    Approach spin is only fair

    Price,they are way too high but their durability offsets the price somewhat



    I don't think I will buy anymore because I can use my regular ball (Srixon AD333) and it plays just as well for $10.00 per dozen less
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    Recently went through a complete "tour bag" fitting, sans putter, ball included. The 330RX (isn't that a Lexus SUV) came off as the "best ball" for my game. Have played 2 rounds so far, found it to be a little bit longer on all clubs, superior feel on the greens but the spin on irons seems to be much less than the Callaway. Of course, it's cold right now and the hardness of the greens could be a factor but spin with wedges has been very good. Unlike an earlier poster, I've found it to be much more durable than the iX.
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  • 78blades78blades Members  1550WRX Points: 0Posts: 1,550
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    I've played them and thought they were okay, but no where near the marketing hype. Personally I prefer either the B 330s or Pro V1.
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  • jnunez73jnunez73 Jnunez_73 Members  58WRX Points: 0Posts: 58
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    I played the b330rx for the first time today and I think im going to play it the rest of the winter. It was 45 deg out and I was still able to compress it and it felt good off the putter. I was playing the b330s but started loosing a lot of distance with the weather change thought to try a lower compression ball and I liked it. Seems like a winner.
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    Bridgestone has a nice promotion for a personalized golf towel out there if you buy 1 or 2 dozen of their higher end balls. Kind of a nice touch and a great idea to push the brand.







    http://www.bridgestonegolf.com/en/promo/towelcard.html
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  • davepeebsdavepeebs Members  1WRX Points: 0Posts: 1
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    The RX is agreat ball for the majority of players. Not a lot of amatures swing faster than or anywhwere near 105mph, for these guys it should be a great choice.

    The RX goes longer than any other ball at lower s/s. There is plenty of check to be had on the greens and it has a nice soft feel for putting. Cover is very soft so not very durable, but this is the same for any premium ball that has some spin.

    About time somebody made a ball that is better suited to the majority of golfers, not just lumping us with something that should be used on pro tours only. image/einstein.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':beruo:' />
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  • 78blades78blades Members  1550WRX Points: 0Posts: 1,550
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    davepeebs wrote on Jan 10 2009, 09:57 PM:
    The RX is agreat ball for the majority of players. Not a lot of amatures swing faster than or anywhwere near 105mph, for these guys it should be a great choice.

    The RX goes longer than any other ball at lower s/s. There is plenty of check to be had on the greens and it has a nice soft feel for putting. Cover is very soft so not very durable, but this is the same for any premium ball that has some spin.

    About time somebody made a ball that is better suited to the majority of golfers, not just lumping us with something that should be used on pro tours only. image/einstein.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':beruo:' />






    Having played a dozen of them my conclusion is that it is a great premium ball for folks with a ss <95 mph.



    Persoanlly they are too soft for me, I like the B330s much better, but then again my ss is 100-104 mph.
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    image/partytime2.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':partytime2:' /> Great ball! Long. Added 5-10 yards on irons and 15-30 yards from 2 hybrid, 3 wood, and driver! Stops well too.
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  • phil59phil59 phil59 franceMembers  128WRX Points: 76Handicap: 10Posts: 128 Fairways
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    my driver SS : 90mph



    Driver : same distance other balls , soft and low side-spin

    Iron : softer longer and higher than PROV1 , similar NXT or ZIP (for me B330RX is better than other premium balls)

    Chip and little pitch : very good feel and spin (similar other premium balls)

    Putter : good feel



    B330RX is my ball for 2009
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    Bought a dozen of these balls. What a waste of money!

    Not worth the price at all. Gave away 1/2 dozen to my kid's.



    All Hype, no results!
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  • poppyhillsguypoppyhillsguy Members  3160WRX Points: 149Posts: 3,160 Titanium Tees
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    I took the Bridgestone Ball Fitting Challenge at the Windsor Golf Course on 4/12/09 and this is the ball that was recommended for me. I hit three drivers with a ProV1 and a B330RX and here were my results-



    Swing Speed: Prov1 89.4 mph B330-RX 90 mph

    Ball Velocity: Prov1 146.4 mph B330-RX 146.5 mph

    Launch Angle: Prov1 13.8 degrees B330-RX 11.0degrees

    Ball Spin: Prov1 2633 rpm B330-RX 2683 rpm

    Side Spin: Prov1 -983 rpm B330-RX -397 rpm

    Distance: Prov1 246 yards B330-RX 253 yards



    The reduced side spin numbers can it a more penetrating ball flight on the monitor.



    I used the ball today, but it was so windy I couldn't give a good evaluation of it on the course.
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  • arkstormarkstorm Members  1757WRX Points: 5Posts: 1,757 Platinum Tees
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    I compared the B330 RX head-to-head with my usual ball which is the Cally HX Tour. I have a 95-97 mph swing speed with driver so I thought the Bridgestone would be right up my alley as it is advertised as a tour performance ball for amateur swing speeds.



    The first thing that surprised me was that I found the ball to be a little clicky on the putting green. I was expecting it to be on the soft side but the cover feels firmer than anticipated. Compared to my regular ball, the B330 RX was a touch shorter from the tee, similar distance and spin on long approaches, but noticeably less spin on short pitches and chips.



    In the final analysis, I was disappointed with the B330 RX, particularly because of how poorly it performed for me around the greens. Chips and pitches that would normally drop and stop skidded past the hole. I would rate this ball as average compared to all balls but below average compared to balls in its price range.
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  • pitchpocketpitchpocket Members  10WRX Points: 60Posts: 10 Bunkers
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    I played this ball yesterday and was pleasantly surprised. Soft feel with all clubs, and a little extra yardage compared to the ProV1x I usually play. 15+ yards on the driver and about a 1/2 to 1 club on the irons. It rolled off the back of the green on 5 or 6 holes with long iron approaches to rear pins. Not sure if it is the extra distance or less check spin with longer irons. Felt very good off chips and the putter. Wedge and short iron approaches flew higher than the ProV1x and stopped on a dime. Cover is kind of soft and scuffed a little with the wedges.



    I got a check go ball spinner last year. At least one or two out of a dozen ProV's wobble badly before spinning out (I give those away). I only spun 3 of the RX's, but they smoothed out quickly with no wobble at all.



    All in all, I liked it. Extra distance, higher trajectory on short irons and wedges, soft feel around the greens... what's not to like?
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    victor10 wrote on Mar 20 2009, 04&#58;12 PM:
    Bought a dozen of these balls. What a waste of money!

    Not worth the price at all. Gave away 1/2 dozen to my kid's.



    All Hype, no results!




    All hype is very true for me. I like the B330-S but this RX ball has surley got to be a joke on the public. You can buy balls like these all day long for one third of the price of the RX. If you like this ball save your money and buy D2 Topflite balls or something like them.
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  • Chile GuyChile Guy Chile Guy Members  74WRX Points: 55Handicap: 8.9Posts: 74 Bunkers
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    I usually play the B330-S, sometimes the U-tri Tour because they are cheap. I tried the RX for two rounds. It is longer than the precept by far. If it is "pured" you will fly your target by at least a club over the 330S and well beyond the U-Tri. It feels harder than the B330S even though it is supposed to be a "softer" ball more like the B330. It goes further than the 330S but not by much. I played one round in the wind with it and it performed well, though I could not get it to check up like the B330S especially on Wedge shots. Played alot of 3rd shots from the back of the green or just off. It scuffs like a B330. All in all it is a good ball, but overpriced because it is not significantly different than its two siblings and offers the shortcomings of both but advantages over neither. It's like a marketing gimmick (miracle of loaves and fishes) if you like either the B330 or B330s you will probably wonder why there is an RX. For a non-tour player why would you spend as much money for a "non-tour" ball, when you can play what the pros play for the same price. Compared to other balls, i.e. Titleist and Callaway it is really not a competitor to the ProV1 or the Callaway Tour iX (sic). If you are looking for a cheaper replacement for those balls, this is not it. I have to say the 330S is the more like the ProV1 (not the X) and usually less expensive and superior for the price to the Callaway ball. I am hardly ever surprised by the 330S, good or bad. The RX had a couple of startling moments for me. Especially on scoring shots (irons) where surprises are least desired. Bad surprise! Driver (long) Good Surprise!
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  • SwingManSwingMan SwingMan Members  6800WRX Points: 67Handicap: 9.8Posts: 6,800 Titanium Tees
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    Chile Guy wrote on May 1 2009, 01&#58;13 PM:
    Compared to other balls, i.e. Titleist and Callaway it is really not a competitor to the ProV1 or the Callaway Tour iX (sic). If you are looking for a cheaper replacement for those balls, this is not it. I have to say the 330S is the more like the ProV1 (not the X) and usually less expensive and superior for the price to the Callaway ball. I am hardly ever surprised by the 330S, good or bad. The RX had a couple of startling moments for me. Especially on scoring shots (irons) where surprises are least desired. Bad surprise! Driver (long) Good Surprise!




    Disagree -- No, the RX is not equivalent to the Tour iX -- the Tour i is more likely its competitor. For me, the RX feels very soft off the irons and woods in comparison to the 330-S. In actual play, I haven't had issues stopping the RX ball around the greens on partials during an actual round. But then, the RX is made for guys like me whose SS is 95 and under. I don't quite understand the "check" issue since the ball is urethane and on the core and mantle -- you'd think -- they'd be softer with the RX.



    Agree - I think the price ought to be in the $36 range -- give the guys a break who can't hit that pellet more than 95mph. lol.



    Testing out the Tour i, RX and ZStar against each other -- ZStar seems firmer to me are first impressions.
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    Funny I found the RX to be very clicky off the putter, and felt firmer than the B330S I play.

    As well the RX has nowhere near the spin of the B330s around the greens and off the short irons.



    Distance was worse with the RX as well, but the ability of the ball to hold it's line in the wind looks similar to the B330s.

    Cover was more durable on the RX so that could explain the lack of greenside/short iron spin.



    My driver swingspeed is comfortable 106-108 mph so perhaps that explains things, as I believe the RX is built for swing speeds under 95mph.
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