Bridgestone Tour B330-S

 hoardog ·  
hoardoghoardog Members  8WRX Points: 1Posts: 8 Bunkers
Joined:  in Balls #1
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.
Posted:
«13
3

Comments

  • stickmanstickman Jr. Boomers  1981WRX Points: 1Posts: 1,981 Bunkers
    Joined:  #2
    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.
    Posted:
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

    Advertisement
  • TM golf guyTM golf guy Members  9985WRX Points: 1Posts: 9,985 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #3
    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.
    Posted:
  • Pinggolf04Pinggolf04 Members  650WRX Points: 92Handicap: 6.5Posts: 650 Golden Tee
    Joined:  #4
    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!
    Posted:
  • great1puttgreat1putt Members  343WRX Points: 0Posts: 343
    Joined:  #5
    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.
    Posted:
  • duff76duff76 Members  27WRX Points: 55Posts: 27 Bunkers
    Joined:  #6
    It sounds like we need a review on the top flite tl tour.
    Posted:
  • keystone_56keystone_56 Members  90WRX Points: 0Posts: 90
    Joined:  #7
    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.
    Posted:
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

    Advertisement
  • Daniel46Daniel46 Members  95WRX Points: 0Posts: 95
    Joined:  #8
    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.



    Cheers!
    Posted:
  • D~RockD~Rock FIGJAM Members  327WRX Points: 0Posts: 327
    Joined:  #9
    I have played this ball as well and I also agree that it scuffs to easy. Comparable in distance to the Prov1.
    Posted:
    ~ Bomb Tech Grenade 9* Matrix Radix S7~

    ~ Bomb Tech Grenade 3 wood 15* ~

    ~ Mizuno Mx-300 5-GW ~

    ~ Bomb Tech Grenade 56* Black Oxide ~

    ~ Ping Craz-E Center shafted ~

    ~ Penta ~
  • gslabbertgslabbert Senior Tour Hack !! Members  364WRX Points: 0Posts: 364
    Joined:  #10
    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.
    Posted:
  • the hawkthe hawk Members  150WRX Points: 0Posts: 150
    Joined:  #11
    I've played the ball for nearly 8 months and never had an issue with scuffing!! Maybe it's just designed for low handicaps....
    Posted:
  • GolfwolfGolfwolf Members  2635WRX Points: 0Handicap: 13.7Posts: 2,635
    Joined:  #12
    Thanks for the info guys, I am seriously considering getting some of the B330s.
    Posted:
    Callaway Big Bertha 10.5º
    TM SLDR TS / TM SLDR 3HL
    Callaway X Hot 25º hybrid
    Titleist AP1 714 5-W1 XP95 S300
    Cleveland 588 RTX CB 54º/58º
    Odyssey Tank Cruiser #7
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

    Advertisement
  • daoldguydaoldguy Lefty Boomers  304WRX Points: 1Posts: 304 Bunkers
    Joined:  #13
    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.
    Posted:
  • Huntingchris0000Huntingchris0000 Members  1077WRX Points: 110Posts: 1,077 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  #14
    Ball felt great but was not durable at all didn't last anytime.
    Posted:
  • Fairways&GreensFairways&Greens Members  43WRX Points: 0Posts: 43
    Joined:  #15
    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=';)' />
    Posted:
  • nivekrobnivekrob Members  77WRX Points: 68Posts: 77 Fairways
    Joined:  #16
    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.
    Posted:
  • daoldguydaoldguy Lefty Boomers  304WRX Points: 1Posts: 304 Bunkers
    Joined:  #17
    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.
    Posted:
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

    Advertisement
  • ranghipsranghips Members  91WRX Points: 0Posts: 91
    Joined:  #18
    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!
    Posted:
  • nutzongolfnutzongolf Members  32WRX Points: 55Posts: 32 Bunkers
    Joined:  #19
    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.
    Posted:
  • hbearhbear Lefty Boomers  3710WRX Points: 56Posts: 3,710 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #20
    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.
    Posted:
    Taylormade SLDR 430 10.5* w/ Ahina 70x
    Callaway XHot Pro 15* w/ Ahina 80x
    Callaway XHot Pro Hybrid w/ Ahina 80x
    Mizuno MP60 3-PW w/ DG X100
    Odyssey Black Series i #2
    Mizuno MP-T4 52*, 60*, Vokey 64*
  • LionstarLionstar Lionstar Members  967WRX Points: 1Posts: 967 Bunkers
    Joined:  #21
    Anyone have a comparison opinion on the 330s vs the HX tour?
    Posted:
  • hbearhbear Lefty Boomers  3710WRX Points: 56Posts: 3,710 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #22
    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.
    Posted:
    Taylormade SLDR 430 10.5* w/ Ahina 70x
    Callaway XHot Pro 15* w/ Ahina 80x
    Callaway XHot Pro Hybrid w/ Ahina 80x
    Mizuno MP60 3-PW w/ DG X100
    Odyssey Black Series i #2
    Mizuno MP-T4 52*, 60*, Vokey 64*
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

    Advertisement
  • acoomzacoomz Members  66WRX Points: 0Posts: 66
    Joined:  edited Mar 15, 2007 #23
    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.
    Posted:
  • FlipsFlips Members  70WRX Points: 0Posts: 70
    Joined:  #24
    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.



    Lov'em image/ok.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='(cool)' />
    Posted:
  • EmperoryderEmperoryder Members  502WRX Points: 0Posts: 502
    Joined:  #25
    How does it feel off the putter???
    Posted:
  • BrianEBBrianEB Members  1WRX Points: 0Posts: 1
    Joined:  #26
    Not a bad ball, I am an 11. For me, distance is on upper end, spin is excellent. When I step on gas off tee it does get sideways a bit, but nothing terrible. Not convinced it is the right ball for me. Still looking.
    Posted:
  • akilroyakilroy Members  32WRX Points: 0Posts: 32
    Joined:  #27
    I bought a few dozen b330-s balls just to try them out and I have to say that I'm very pleased by the feel and distance. The ball spins like its a bad habit which I find appealing. Even with the spin a power fade doesn't tail off too badly.



    The durability is great. I took a dozen to shag around the pitching area here in Tampa and I'm still using the same dozen weeks later. I could probably use most of those balls right out on the course if I needed to.



    Definite A+, I think I'm going to stick to this ball for a while. Now only if Bridgestone offered an inexpensive custom ball labeling service...



    Kilroy
    Posted:
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

    Advertisement
  • hacrosshacross Members  5WRX Points: 0Posts: 5
    Joined:  #28
    I used to use the NXT Tour ball when my game wasn't as good and that's a great value ball. Especially if you tend to lose 1 or 2 on the course. When I got better I tried the ProV1 and liked it, but the price nawed at me. The B330S is better in my opinion and cheaper. The regular B330 is too hard and doesn't spin as well. I've been playing the B330S for nearly a year now and after having this ball stop on a dime for me on numerous occasions I won't be switching for anything else anytime soon.



    Besides it easy to find my ball out there in the sea of Titleists. :-)

    --
    Posted:
  • BabydaddyBabydaddy Members  939WRX Points: 171Posts: 939 Golden Tee
    Joined:  #29
    2007 b330-s is an amazing ball. In my experience it is a little more of a boring trajectory than the pro v1, which for me makes it a little longer and more accurate. One thing that I love about this golf ball is that like the pro v1, it always seems to "know" how you want it to behave on certain shots, especially around the greens.

    It's a a little longer for me off the tee than the pro v1 and is a tad bit more durable.

    I wanted something between a pro v1 and pro v1x and this is it.

    I like the HX Tour, but I can still tell that it's a harder ball with a soft cover. I like the more liquid center type of response on the putter that the b330-s has. With the b330-s I feel like I get the gooey feel of the pro v1 without the potential for mild ballooning on windy days and with a little more durability. I would play this ball even if it were not a few bucks less than the pro v1.

    In my opinion, Bridgestone is the most underrated golf company in the world. Everything that I have of theirs is great.
    Posted:
  • MiloMilo ClubWRX  1635WRX Points: 0Posts: 1,635
    Joined:  #30
    Played 18 with one ball last week and it held up quite well. Better than both Pro V1 and Nike 1 Platinum.

    However, it did not feel quite as good off the putter as either. I have a few dozen of theses balls to play and might grow to like them better but after just one round I prefer the Nike or Titleist.
    Posted:
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

    Advertisement
  • boogie124boogie124 Members  23WRX Points: 0Posts: 23
    Joined:  #31
    Bought a sleeve and OMFG!!!

    great feel, good distance, good sound.

    the spin is insane! i never spin the ball alot but when i was using these i hit a couple of 10-15yard shots and they tried to RIP BACK!!!

    good distance just as long as pro v1..

    feelws soft and solid great ball...

    oh and did i mention the spin?? LOL

    happy golfing
    Posted:
3

Leave a Comment

Rich Text Editor. To edit a paragraph's style, hit tab to get to the paragraph menu. From there you will be able to pick one style. Nothing defaults to paragraph. An inline formatting menu will show up when you select text. Hit tab to get into that menu. Some elements, such as rich link embeds, images, loading indicators, and error messages may get inserted into the editor. You may navigate to these using the arrow keys inside of the editor and delete them with the delete or backspace key.