Bridgestone Tour B330-S

hoardoghoardog Members Posts: 8 ✭✭
Anyone tried the soft version of the b330, i,m in Canada and they aren't available yet, tried the b330 and like it!! if the new one does what they say it's going to be hard to beat. Thanks for any feedback in advance............. P.S i'm a 9 handi if anyone is wondering.


  • stickmanstickman Jr. Boomers Posts: 1,981
    I played 9 holes with it today, It spins A LOT i hit a shot right at a center pin and the ball spun 15 feet back to the front of the green. Goes IMO : 5 yards shorter then the Pro V1 X but all around good ball . Dint scuff that much.
  • TM golf guyTM golf guy Members Posts: 9,985
    Best ball out ther IMO. About 5 yards shorter than the B-330, but the feel is incredible. The ball is more durable than the original and has great feel and response off of irons and around the greens. Ive been playing this ball for a while and it is nuts. Lucky me with my special Bridgestone connections.
  • Pinggolf04Pinggolf04 Members Posts: 648 ✭✭
    I would have to agree that it is the best out there at this time. Long, soft and the spin is superb. Second to none IMHO!
  • LegacyUserLegacyUser Guests Posts: 0
    Pinggolf04 wrote on Jul 23 2005, 02:20 PM:
    I would have to agree that it is the best out there at this time. Long, soft and the spin is superb. Second to none IMHO!

    yeh ur rite but hav u tried the new top flite strata tl tour?

    further than pro v and a first for top flite is that u can also get it to screw back image/idhitit.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':clapping:' />
  • great1puttgreat1putt Members Posts: 343
    I liked it but the cover stayed in my grooves a little too much for me. I don't like a ball coming back at me...I think it was Lee Trevino who said, "I've never cashed a check when a ball was headed in my direction." A little one hop and stop is better for me aka Srixon HRX333 is my ball of choice unless I am on an ultra long course then I will sometimes flip off to the TF TL Tour which is a little longer than the HRX.
  • duff76duff76 Members Posts: 27 ✭✭
    It sounds like we need a review on the top flite tl tour.
  • LegacyUserLegacyUser Guests Posts: 0
    Ok balls, felt good but not very durable. Played a round w/1 sleeve all 3 balls were scuffed badly by end of round, normal play no cartpaths or trees...
  • LegacyUserLegacyUser Guests Posts: 0
    duff76 wrote on Sep 15 2005, 01:48 PM:
    It sounds like we need a review on the top flite tl tour.

    have you tried them image/biggrin.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' /> image/bb.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' /> image/clapping.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':clapping:' /> image/bb.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':pimp:' /> image/clapping.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':cheesy:' /> image/bb.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' />
  • keystone_56keystone_56 Members Posts: 90
    I disagree on the durability, they held up very well for me. After even hitting a cart path the B330S was still playable. I have been comparing the B330 and the B330S and i can not tell a difference in distance only in spin around the greens. Both feel firm but the B330S will check easier out of the rough. I switched from the Platinum after only two rounds with this ball.
  • Daniel46Daniel46 Members Posts: 95
    Its a superb ball.

    Distance is excellent and the feel is terrific on approach and chip shots. They also go in the woods and water really well.

    Same quality and performance as the ProVs and the Callaways at a cheaper price.

  • LegacyUserLegacyUser Guests Posts: 0
    used it today and had to discard after 5 holes to go back to Nike One sorry just not my ball could be good to otherppl tho
  • D~RockD~Rock FIGJAM Members Posts: 327
    I have played this ball as well and I also agree that it scuffs to easy. Comparable in distance to the Prov1.
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  • LegacyUserLegacyUser Guests Posts: 0
    It is a nice ball. I still like the pro-v as well as anything, but my swing is so far gone that I have gone back to cheaper balls.
  • gslabbertgslabbert Senior Tour Hack !! Members Posts: 364
    I play this ball when it is winday and the regular Pro V1 when its not. The B330-S holds it's line far better in the wind than any Titleist I have ever played. It is about 1/2 club longer into the wind and does not float and fall. Under calm conditions it flys about the same as the PRO V1. Around the greens it plays about the same and for me it does not scuff much, I can play 18 holes with one if I push it, but I usually change balls at the turn, whether it's a PRO V or Bridgestone.

    I would highly recommend the B330-S. I did not like the B330 it's too hard for me.
  • the hawkthe hawk Members Posts: 150
    I've played the ball for nearly 8 months and never had an issue with scuffing!! Maybe it's just designed for low handicaps....
  • GolfwolfGolfwolf Members Posts: 2,635
    Thanks for the info guys, I am seriously considering getting some of the B330s.
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  • daoldguydaoldguy Lefty Boomers Posts: 304 ✭✭
    I just purchased several dozen for some planned golf trips, one of which will include some highly comptetive golf. I prefer the feel to the B-330, just as I prefer Pro V1 over the Pro V1x. Distance is slightly under that of the B330, but the spin characteristics around the greens make up for the minor distance loss.

    I have had no durability issues with the B-330s as compared to Pro V1. The only other "new" ball that I had an opportunity to try (one ball for 9 holes) is the Callaway HX.56. It is definitely superior to last year's version and worth a look.
  • Huntingchris0000Huntingchris0000 Members Posts: 1,028 ✭✭
    Ball felt great but was not durable at all didn't last anytime.
  • LegacyUserLegacyUser Guests Posts: 0
    LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT! image/idhitit.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':idhitit:' />
  • Fairways&GreensFairways&Greens Members Posts: 43
    I use to play the Pro-V1. A friend of mine at a golf shop gave me some been playing them ever since!! They have got my vote. They feel good and I think they are longer than the Pro-V1 That my 2 cents worth!! image/yahoo.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':drinks:' /> image/idhitit.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />
  • nivekrobnivekrob Members Posts: 71 ✭✭
    I like everything about the ball, however it is just not durable enough. There is usualy a big scuff on the ball after the very first wedge shot with it. I will be going back to the pro-v1.
  • daoldguydaoldguy Lefty Boomers Posts: 304 ✭✭
    B-330S was my primary ball this past season. Durability is comparable to HX.56 or Pro V1 IMHO. Distance is excellent(longer than Pro V1, but 3-5 yards shorter than HX.56) and control/spin are outstanding. I tried and did not like the B-330 at all, to hard and too little control around the greens.

    If I can admit to a bit of bias, I have played Precept (EV Extral Spin, Tour Premium, U-tri Tour) over many years, so the progression was natural and sucessful.
  • ranghipsranghips Members Posts: 91
    I have used the B330S for nearly a year, it is a top quality ball, as good as the Pro V1 which Bridgestone claim was copied from the B330! Like all high end balls, they have soft covers and can scuff up with hard wedge play. The S is about 5 yards shorter than the B330 and IMO actually spins too much in some conditions, for that reason I will use the B330 on some days and the B330S on others. IMO it is a better ball than the ProV1 at a much lower price - no contest!
  • nutzongolfnutzongolf Members Posts: 32 ✭✭
    recently played this ball head to head with proV1 and found both to be very similar. The B330s was a little longer off the tee almost on every tee shot. Not far about 15 feet. Around the greens it was a toss up. spin is great and this ball really performs. The only negative point I can find on this ball is the cover durability compared to the proV1. The B330s lasts easily a full round, but will look a little beat while the ProV will hold up better. I think durability is a little overrated, if a ball can last a full round, and I have not found one that couldn't, than durability is not an issue.
  • hbearhbear Lefty Boomers Posts: 3,710
    Been playing this ball for just over a year now and can't see myself changing anytime soon.

    If you can compress it the distance off the driver is great, the ball doesn't seem to be as effected by wind as the prov1, and it has a great soft feel to it. Spins a tonne around the green, and feels great off the putter face (I like a soft feel vs. the hard click)

    I have had no issues with durability. Only time it's been badly scuffed is off of a cart path, but I haven't found a ball that hasn't.

    On full wedge shots minimal scuffing (what do you expect if you have sharp wedge grooves), where as I nearly rip the covers off the HX Tour56 or ProV1.
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  • LionstarLionstar Lionstar Members Posts: 967 ✭✭
    Anyone have a comparison opinion on the 330s vs the HX tour?
  • hbearhbear Lefty Boomers Posts: 3,710
    I find the HXTour plays more like the B300, not the B330s.

    And I still find I can rip the covers off the HxTour series a lot easier than the B300 series.
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  • acoomzacoomz Members Posts: 66
    edited Mar 15, 2007 #29
    The B330S is the best ball I've tried over the last year or so. I'm not a particularly low handicapper ( 9 ) but this ball outperforms everything else I've tried ( other than the Z-URS which I am also a huge fan of ).

    I get great distance off the tee with this ball and the feeling is also very good with the irons. But what impresses me most with this ball is the greenide feel. I dont have the most impressive short game addmittedly but boy has this ball helped. The ball skips and checks even on small shots. I've not managed this with any other ball.

    I've tested the ProV, HX Tour, HX Tour 56 and the B330S outperforms them all. I will say that the Z-URS has better durability over the course of a round but that is not to say the B330S isnt durable because it is.

    I found I shredded the HX and the HX 56 far too easily for my liking and the ProV1 was absolutely fine, but i like the fact that i play a ball that most people dont. It's almost like my little secret . . . .

    Far and away i love this ball and wish it was more readily available here in the UK. If you havent tried it yet then go get yourself a sleeve - you wont be disappointed.
  • FlipsFlips Members Posts: 70
    Started using the B330-s 6months ago. At that time I had 3 sleeves of Prov1's left. I still have the same 3 sleeves of Prov1's left in the bag.

    It's a great ball for me around the greens and off the tee box, they are long with the right amount of release on the greens. The seamless cover is a mental plus, I don't have to set the ball up on the seam when putting. Am I corect in saying the Prov's are now using seemless covers on their new release ? Got to be something in that.

    Picked up a couple of dozen on 'Bay the other day and handed a sleeve to a buddy for a goodwill payment. He was so impressed he picked up a couple of dozen himself and gave one to another buddy who is also hooked.

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  • EmperoryderEmperoryder Members Posts: 502
    How does it feel off the putter???
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