Bridgestone Tour B330-S

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  • akilroyakilroy Members  32WRX Points: 0Posts: 32
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    Yeah, I have to put in a follow up....



    Although I still do love this ball, I've come to find out that there is TOO much spin to these balls for my game. I mean, I love spinning irons just as much as the next person, but when you hit your driver flush and get no roll or actually have your ball hit and bounce backwards its time to move to the less spin model.



    GO B330... I do love the B330s, but ****!



    K
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  • sixfive1ebotsixfive1ebot Members  45WRX Points: 0Posts: 45
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    finaly I got a sleve of 330s. great ball. Spin is available if needed but not over done. ball controle around the green is tops, and putting feels good. I have a brand new cg12 52 zip grooves. I was 100 yards out and hit it perfect landed inside 6' it spund back 3 of the six. No cuts on ball you can see 3 groove marks but they are not cuts just marks. Tour 56 stilll my fave, I miss the green alot so the extra spin on the tour 56 helps me get up and down.
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  • BEND OF THE RIVER GCBEND OF THE RIVER GC Charter Members  6562WRX Points: 66Posts: 6,562 Titanium Tees
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    Hit my longest drive ever with a 330-s, 340 yards, so what if it was a little downhill!
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  • geeza_1geeza_1 Members  1198WRX Points: 55Posts: 1,198 Platinum Tees
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    akilroy wrote on Oct 11 2007, 03:49 PM:
    Yeah, I have to put in a follow up....



    Although I still do love this ball, I've come to find out that there is TOO much spin to these balls for my game. I mean, I love spinning irons just as much as the next person, but when you hit your driver flush and get no roll or actually have your ball hit and bounce backwards its time to move to the less spin model.




    Or change to a driver with less spin! I have tried everything and found the best solution is a low spin driver head. This allows you to still play a spinny ball for pitches and chips.



    Yes, a low spin ball will work well with a high spin driver, but then you lose spin control on pitches. And that is more important to me than driver distance.
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  • OldSkoolTexanOldSkoolTexan BORN TO PLAY BALATA! Members  2759WRX Points: 132Posts: 2,759 Titanium Tees
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    Great ball and cheaper than the Prov1! The two are about interchangable. I have a shag bag with mostly B330S and about 12 ProV1. Around the practice green, they check and perform the same. Personally I still miss the Tour Balata and Professionals so you can assume Im Titleist biased. image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />



    I boycott Titleist and refuse to pay almost $60 for a dozen balls, thats why I originally tried this B330S. Its a sweet ball, so if you like the ProV1, you will luv this ball just the same. I think that in Japan, its the other way around than it is here. The Bridgestone ball rules the Japanese Tour.



    Go Bridgestone!
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  • akilroyakilroy Members  32WRX Points: 0Posts: 32
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    geeza_1 wrote on Jan 11 2008, 09:26 AM:
    akilroy wrote on Oct 11 2007, 03:49 PM:
    Yeah, I have to put in a follow up....



    Although I still do love this ball, I've come to find out that there is TOO much spin to these balls for my game. I mean, I love spinning irons just as much as the next person, but when you hit your driver flush and get no roll or actually have your ball hit and bounce backwards its time to move to the less spin model.




    Or change to a driver with less spin! I have tried everything and found the best solution is a low spin driver head. This allows you to still play a spinny ball for pitches and chips.



    Yes, a low spin ball will work well with a high spin driver, but then you lose spin control on pitches. And that is more important to me than driver distance.




    I was also losing iron distance but that wasn't the last straw. I've since changed up driver, shaft and even swing (hitting more on an up swing). I went back and tried the B330-s just to see and while I got my distance back, etc I get more control over my new ball.



    I stand by my comments about feel etc but I've found a new love. image/black eye.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />
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  • ej002ej002 Unregistered  5129WRX Points: 3Posts: 5,129 Titanium Tees
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    I thought it spins more than the V1 - so it is a little higher and straigher IMO. But it is easily 10-15yds longer on average for me off the tee. I only played 9 holes with it (after playing 18) and I hit the 2 longest drives of my life. Great ball.
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  • warbirdloverwarbirdlover Members  159WRX Points: 0Posts: 159
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    I like the Srixon Zur-S a little better but if I can't find them this is what I play.



    I used to like ProV1x until I had one scuff badly after one hole, and I parred the hole with no bad shots!!
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  • PeteMTGPeteMTG Members  415WRX Points: 0Posts: 415
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    I absolutely LOVE this ball. So long ProV1's this ball is here for a long time in my bag!
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  • schwolloschwollo Members  1285WRX Points: 124Posts: 1,285 Platinum Tees
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    Anyone know if this ball is longer or just as long as the E6? I just tried that ball due to a friend recommendation and that sucker added 15 to 20 yds off the tee! Just wish it was a little friendlier around the greens.
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  • PeteMTGPeteMTG Members  415WRX Points: 0Posts: 415
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    The Pro V1 is definitely going to be better greenside, but the B330-S is close enough greenside for the advantage from the tee I get over the Pro V1 so it works for me, but I certainly agree
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  • gcarawaygcaraway Members  5WRX Points: 0Posts: 5
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    This is my favorite ball. The soft feel around the greens is excellent and there is consistency with the driver and irons. One of the best. However, I can imagine that this ball is not for everyone.
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  • BaconatorBaconator Members  615WRX Points: 55Posts: 615 Golden Tee
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    I've been trying these for a while now alongside a few other tour balls. For whatever reason, the first time I tried them I wasn't blown away. The feel is nice: not as nice IMO as the nike platinum or prov1, but better than the HX Tour 56. The distance is great, but not that much different than the others. The spin is good, but not quite as much as the NOP or prov1. The durability is mediocre for me - not as good as I found the HX Tour 56 to be (which other people claim to rip the cover off of with ease). So even though it doesn't seem outstanding in any one category I do find that it does everything well enough that the total package is quite good. It sticks when I want it to and releases when I want it to and putts nicely. I'd happily play it anytime.
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  • GodfatherGodfather Members  341WRX Points: 95Handicap: 6Posts: 341 Greens
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    Great ball. Does everything well and is long.
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  • scottyallanbscottyallanb Berkley High School Golf Coach Members  1735WRX Points: 0Posts: 1,735
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    Been hitting these for a while now and IMO best ball I have ever played. Durable, nice looking, and I love the feel of it all around. Stll can find these at a very reasonable price. $25- $30 a dozen if you try hard enough.





    Scotty B
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  • mikelawmikelaw Members  6WRX Points: 0Posts: 6
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    killer balls, i played the 2009 version the other day which is great but i think i like last years version better.
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  • zeke4351zeke4351 Members  106WRX Points: 0Posts: 106
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    I just bought the 2009 B330-S and so far I like last years model better. I do not think it was improved at all. I would like to hear what other people think.







    This ball does not spin well on short chip shots!! When I use what I have I won't be buying them again. Distance is great.
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  • lwatts10lwatts10 Lefty Boomers  49WRX Points: 0Posts: 49
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    I play the b330-s full time to me this is one of the better all around balls around, don't get me wrong prov's are nice but i find these balls give me a little more carry as i have a very low and rising drive trajectory, IMO from 150 in, these are perfect i play as a 15 handicap (due to a leaky driver) but i have a lot of control with my irons and these balls give me that one hop phht i'm looking for. Durability is ok, as with most "player" level balls don't expect to get more than 18 in with this ball, will get pretty marked up.
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  • scottleoscottleo Long Island, NYMembers  1228WRX Points: 119Handicap: 5.8Posts: 1,228 Platinum Tees
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    I like the older version of this ball--the three piece ball b330s. The four piece is less distance for me, ss100-102. Don't care for the Rx ball. Does anyone know where I can get the 2007 version? Checked ebay and they only have this years. Any help would be great!!!
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  • maskedmanmaskedman Members  579WRX Points: 98Posts: 579 Golden Tee
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    I have mixed experiences with the 4-p 330S. Earlier in the season, I was just getting too much spin off the driver, but something's changed recently (most likely my inconsistent swing!). I had a sleeve of the 4-p 330S in my bag this weekend and put it into play. The ball flight was better (less spin) and distance was outstanding. Short game wise, it seemed fine. It felt fantastic and behaved very nicely off the putter - hard to describe, but a nice heavy feel that seemed to roll true and fits my putting stroke well. Just enough spin off the short and mid irons with hop and stop qualities (no uncontrolled suck-back). I really liked the previous 3-p, but it's not readily available. I'll play the 4-p B330S more during this golf season.
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  • avragavrag Members  5217WRX Points: 162Posts: 5,217 Titanium Tees
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    For me, the 2009 330-s seemed to increase the sidespin off the driver like no other ball I played in the past two years, and that includes even the Nike One Platinum. I usually play the Srixon Z-URS and I had not sliced or hooked drives in a way that they were in danger of going OB in more than a year. I almost hit it past the white stakes three times in seven holes today with the 330s. Once left, twice right.

    After that, I put the Z-URS back in play and the ball went straight again. I do not think that I lost and suddenly found my swing again, the ball must have had something to do with it. Probably a great ball for people who want to shape their drives.

    I also lost distance, not so much with the driver, but with the irons. And it felt hard to me off the putter. Over all, I did not like it.
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    I see a gap. There definitely is a gap.
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  • ThrasherThrasher Members  107WRX Points: 0Posts: 107
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    A friend recommended the Bridgestone B330-S to me. So yesterday I was at the local golf shop and purchased a sleeve. I played with the balls today. All I can say is, "Wow!" I had never played a Bridgestone ball before. I've been playing the Titleist Pro-V1 for about 4 years...that is, until today. The Bridgestone was long off the tee, had nice trajectory, cover is durable, had plenty of touch/spin around the greens. I also like that it's slightly cheaper than the Pro-V1.
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  • actuck23actuck23 Members  188WRX Points: 65Posts: 188 Fairways
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    I just made the switch and love the B-330S. I have played the ProV line now for years and I don't see myself changing. The feel of the Bridgestone is incredible. Best of all, it is far and above more durable than the ProV1. I played Sunday with one ball. Minus a few grass stains, the Bridgestone still looked and preformed just as good on 18 as it did on the first tee. I've never experienced that with the ProV1.
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  • casey_0507casey_0507 Members  1694WRX Points: 121Posts: 1,694 Platinum Tees
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    Think I'm gonna try the b330-s and the srixon z star x this year.
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  • BigOgolferBigOgolfer Members  381WRX Points: 1Posts: 381 Bunkers
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    I like this golf ball more than I like golf. If they ever announce they're stopping production, I have already figured out the balls I would need if I played 3 rounds a day, lost 2 balls per hole for my entire life expectancy, accounting for advances in medicine, and I have a plan to get the money involving a bank and a getaway. i'm starting to sleeping alright again



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  • CALICALI Members  261WRX Points: 55Posts: 261 Greens
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    There was a Bridgestone ball fitting at a local course so I said what the heck and tried it. After a bunch of shots on the monitor it showed that I was driving the ball on average 16 yards longer than the Pro V1x I was using previously. We went back and forth between the two a bunch of times. Seems that although my swing speed is 111 it really takes about 115+ to truly compress the ProV1x. With my swing speed I compress the B330-S perfectly and get some nice extra distance and feel as well. GREAT ball ....for me. Excellent around the green too!





    -Chris
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  • nitramnitram WestOK, on the South Canadian Riviera Members  5640WRX Points: 370Handicap: -.6Posts: 5,640 Titanium Tees
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    Once Bridgestone "fixed" the soft cover issue, they began building the best ball currently available in golf. Longer than most, a real wind fighter, durable, and a bona-fide spinner. Sometimes, too much.
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    Bridgestone balls on sale for $38 now.. SCORE
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  • bushy007bushy007 Members  723WRX Points: 40Posts: 723 Golden Tee
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    Have always been a Titleist guy, Was using ProV1x for a while after starting back after a kinda forced 3 year layoff. Loved them, except for two big reasons:

    Price$$ -in Australia retail is about $80 but can get them for $54-$60 locally.

    Durability- I can barely get 9 holes out of a ball even if I'm hitting fairways and greens like its going out of fashion they look 100 years old very quick.



    A mate of mine has been playing the B330S for a while and threw me a sleeve around a month ago and I honestly can't see myself going back. Price: I can get a box of these for $40 and cheaper if I want to wait for postage and durable??? I got two and a half rounds out of one ball before it went for a swim. Normally I use one a round and then it's in the shag bag but if I Ieave it in the bag it gets played. Stays white a heck of a lot longer than the titleist balls and even though I can get heaps of spin with them I haven't torn one up yet. Not even cart paths can kill them.Performance wise I love them, they spin plenty when i want them to and not when I don't, they are crazy long ALL the time and eat the wind when it's up. Putting wise i think they feel great and respond the same way every putt.

    I really hope they keep these great and not try tinker too much for the 2012 models.
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    I love these golf balls..I remember my first reaction to seeing one..I was at my first college golf tourney and my coach handed me 2 sleeves on the range and I said "What the **** is this Bridgestone makes tires, not golf balls haha" I am a believer though and whenever they are on sale..I buy them
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