Bridgestone Golf Tour B 2020 Lineup

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  • jwb10jwb10 Major Winner MarsMembers  1126WRX Points: 172Handicap: 1Posts: 1,126 Platinum Tees
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    Cash, baby. He could hit an orange and still beat most

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  • spartanglfrspartanglfr Members  410WRX Points: 110Posts: 410 Greens
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    Couples was under contract with Bridgestone when he played the B-X or B-XS (not sure which). Do you think he got more $$ to switch to the B-RXS? That is one of my points--he switched balls within the Bridgestone lineup while already under contract with Bridgestone. Doesn't appear to be a $$ driven decision but I could be wrong!

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  • third-times-a-charmthird-times-a-charm Members  3053WRX Points: 1,297Posts: 3,053 Titanium Tees
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    The WRX instagram account had a bunch of long snaps from the Bstone tour truck last night showing the new cover material and what it does.

    Looked interesting.

    Still gonna try and get a sample pack at the PGA show on Friday if I can.

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  • mmack067mmack067 OttawaMembers  771WRX Points: 203Handicap: +4Posts: 771 Golden Tee
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    I'm very intrigued by the claims. I can't wait to get my hands on some and test them against the current BX. I wonder if the cover is going to throw the Trackman smash factors for a loop...

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    SIM 9° Diamana D+ LTD 60TX
    Titleist TS2 15* - D+ LTD 70X
    Titleist 910H 17˚ -  Project X 7.0
    Srixon Z785 4i, Miura MC-501 5-PW - X100
    SM7 50F, 54S
    SM8 58M
    Scotty Studio Stainless NP2

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  • monks66monks66 Members  917WRX Points: 119Posts: 917 Golden Tee
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    i play the BRX, but i am also intrigued about the new BX, especially cuz its softer, but will also try out the new BRX

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  • Holy MosesHoly Moses Members  11068WRX Points: 851Posts: 11,068 Titanium Tees
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    Somehow, regardless of clubhead speed, golfers are all gaining 1.5 MPH of ball speed. That's the claim at least. How much ball speed did the Pro V1 add to balata balls? Is this 2020 Bridgestone ball more or less than what the Pro V1 added?

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    Ping G30 LS Tec 10* (DI-6X)
    Ping G30 3W 14.5* (Tensei CK Pro Blue 70 X)
    Ping G400 Crossover 19* (Tensei CK Pro Blue 80 S)
    Ping i20 4-UW (PX 6.0)
    Ping Glide 2.0 56*SS, 60*ES (PX 6.0)
    Ping Vault Arna
  • tobiasjdtobiasjd Members  500WRX Points: 89Posts: 500 Golden Tee
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    I play the 2019 XS, and I'm just below their recommended 105 mph swing speed limit, which may or may not matter all that much. It's been my favorite ball for awhile now.

    I will try the new RXS for comparison. I like soft on full shots, but I don't want so soft on putts and chips that it just saps all the feel out of it.

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    Cobra King LTD Black
    Callaway Epic Flash 15° 3w
    Callaway Apex 3-4h
    PING iBlade 5 - PW
    PING Glide 50° SS
    Titleist Vokey 54° S, 60° K
    Bettinardi BB1
  • arbeckarbeck SeattleMembers  661WRX Points: 366Handicap: 14.5Posts: 661 Golden Tee
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    I love the Bridgestone Balls, but their recommendations based on swing speed are pretty bad. The RX spins less than the X and XS balls, and (at least in the previous version) had about the same compression as the XS. The thought is that below 105MPH, you won't lose much if any distance off the driver by going to the RX, and you'll gain more distance by knocking spin off your irons with that ball. In my personal experience though, most amateurs struggle to get enough spin, and would be better off going with the most spin they can off their irons.

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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
    Ping G410 4H
    Mizuno JPX-900 Hot Metal 5-SW w/ Veylix Alpina 873
    TEE CB PROs 60*
    Scotty Cameron Squareback
  • bbfifasbbfifas Members  519WRX Points: 130Posts: 519 Golden Tee
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    Yea on that big ball test the RX was a few yards short on the drive compared to the X. But the RX was much longer on the 7 iron. I love the X but debating trying the new RX if the spin is a little better greenside, plus it comes in yellow.

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    Mizuno St190, 8.5*, Tensei White 70X shaft
    Cobra FLY Z+ 3 wood, orange, aldila tour blue stiff, 14.5*
    Taylormade V-Steel 5 wood, stock stiff
    Cobra F7 Hybrid 20* stiff Fuji Pro 75
    Cobra Forged Tec 5-PW, KBS C-taper lite stiff
    Cleveland CBX 50*, 115g DG
    Cleveland CBX 56*, 115g DG
    Cleveland RTX3 60* Midgrind 9* bounce
    Scotty Select Newport, 73* lie, 1* loft, 34"
    Bridegstone Tour BX

  • MMB1500MMB1500 Members  6655WRX Points: 583Handicap: GolfPosts: 6,655 Titanium Tees
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    I stocked up on last year's Tour B X ball when they went on sale. It's a great ball. I'm looking forward to the reviews of this new model though.

    I'm also glad to see they updated the amateurish packaging as well.

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  • MMB1500MMB1500 Members  6655WRX Points: 583Handicap: GolfPosts: 6,655 Titanium Tees
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    I agree with this. SS no doubt plays a small part in terms of how a ball performs for an individual but it's only one of many factors. As with all equipment there's no substitute for individual on-course testing.

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  • third-times-a-charmthird-times-a-charm Members  3053WRX Points: 1,297Posts: 3,053 Titanium Tees
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    I tried to find Bridgestone at the PGA Show today but couldnt. I'm assuming they were mixed in with the equipment demos but they were hard to find.

    No demo balls for me.

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  • A.PrinceyA.Princey Major Hacker Members  2548WRX Points: 533Handicap: 3Posts: 2,548 Titanium Tees
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    I think the hardest shots to hit consistently are the longest ones from the deck, and while my driver SS is around 108, the compression rating for the RX is perfect for my long irons and 3w. I really get good carry length from this ball, and it's very forgiving on mishits due to the low spin off the low-lofted clubs. I usually plan for 10-15ft of runout on mid-irons but it's totally worth the tradeoff. This ball really gives me effortless gapping on the top end of my bag, if that makes sense. I'm referring to all iterations of the RX variety, with the 2016 B330-RX and 2018 BRX at the top.

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    TM 2016 M2 10.5*, Fujikura Pro TS 63X 43.5"

    Cobra F8 4-5w 18.5*, Fujikura Pro 60R 42.5"

    Callaway Rogue X 4i, PX SD 5.5 39.75"

    Cobra King OS 4-G, XP95 R300

    Vokey 56(57*), 60(63*) DG-R400

    "Rusty" Byron DH89 Pipeneck, 34" (or any of 10  2 other putters...)

    B330-RX

  • Go_Blue!Go_Blue! HAIL! Members  1665WRX Points: 183Posts: 1,665 Platinum Tees
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    How does the new XS compare to the TP5? TP5 is perfect, imo. But not gonna lie, the buzz around this ball is intriguing.

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    8.5* Ping G400 LST w/ Tensei Blue 60TX
    15* TM M1 w/ Rogue Silver X
    19* TM M1 w/80x Black Tie
    4-PW Srixon Z745 w/ TTDG X100
    Titleist SM6 52.12 F, 56.14 F, 60.10 S 
    Taylormade Spider Tour Black
    Taylormade TP5
  • StanksStanks Everything I post is confrontational Members  1814WRX Points: 278Handicap: ?Posts: 1,814 Platinum Tees
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    Very similar. XS a bit more spinny though. TP5 is a great ball. I'm a big fan. I'd take the XS over it any day. I'm talking prior gen XS and current gen TP5, btw.

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  • awtryau89awtryau89 Hoschton, GAMembers, ClubWRX  1494WRX Points: 292Posts: 1,494 ClubWRX
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    Very interested in trying these balls new balls. Always a ProV1 player. The current gen X is just too hard and clicks for me and the XS is too spinny. I am hoping the new X is a touch softer and it will be perfect.

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  • G-BoneG-Bone Better than most... Members  2761WRX Points: 248Handicap: 6.4Posts: 2,761 Titanium Tees
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    That is exactly what you will find with 2020 Bx... slightly softer feel than 2018 Bx.

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    TaylorMade SIM Driver 8º ~ GD Tour AD IZ-6
    TaylorMade M5 Fairway 14º & 19º ~ GD Tour AD IZ-7
    Titleist U•510 Iron 4i ~ Project X HZRDUS Black 80
    Epon by Endo AF-505 Irons 5 – PW ~ Rifle Project X 6.0 blackout
    PING Glide 2.0 Stealth Wedge 50/SS (51º) ~ Rifle Project X 6.0 blackout
    PING Glide 2.0 Stealth Wedge 56/SS (57º) & 60/SS (63º) - Tour Department 'SG' Grind ~ Rifle Project X 6.0 SS blackout
    Titleist Scotty Cameron Circle T Del Mar Buttonback Select Tour Prototype (A026140) 
    Bridgestone Tour B X
  • bryanwmilburnbryanwmilburn Members  1490WRX Points: 59Posts: 1,490 Platinum Tees
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    Excited to try these and the new AVX. I picked up a few dozen previous model BX and while I don’t mind them, they just feel sort of heavy off the driver (if that makes sense). Previously played Pro V1 which has superb feel off every club to me so it’s just a different sensation. Excited to try these though as I played the B330S for years and loved them!

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    Driver: Ping G410 LST 9 w/ Accra RPG 762 M5+
    3 wood: TaylorMade RBZ Tour 3 wood 14.5 with Mitsubishi Tensei White Pro 75X
    Hybrid: TaylorMade Rescue 11 19 degrees with Alidla RIP 85X
    Irons: Mizuno MP20 HMB 3, MMC 5-6, MB 7-PW w/ KBS C Taper 130X
    Wedges: Cleveland RTX 4 50, 54 w/KBS 610 S+, TaylorMade Hi-Toe 62
    Putter: TBD
    Ball: Snell MTBX
  • Whiskey_fireWhiskey_fire Members  1081WRX Points: 195Posts: 1,081 Platinum Tees
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    The Bx is amazing

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    Titleist TS3, 9.5, KKDC 60
    Titleist TS2, 15, AD DI 8
    Titleist 818h2,19,  AD DI 105
     Titleist AP2 4-pw, Project X 
    Titleist Vokey 52,56, Project X 
    Taylormade HiToe 60, KBS $taper Black
    Scotty Cameron Studio Style GSS Newport 2
  • crushingrcrushingr Members  84WRX Points: 42Handicap: 12Posts: 84 Fairways
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    I think the Tour B line is the most complete option for golfers - personally a big fan of the BXS and a few years back shot my best round with the b330 RXS. I am really looking forward to the latest generation.

    Is the thought that the newest RXS will be softer than last year? I think the RXS is softer feeling than the B330 RXS -- so wondering if they were going back to a big firmer feel for it.

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  • Lomo SaltadoLomo Saltado Members  104WRX Points: 71Posts: 104 Fairways
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    Any idea when these new balls are hitting the store shelves?

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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
    Ping G410 4H
    Mizuno JPX-900 Hot Metal 5-SW w/ Veylix Alpina 873
    TEE CB PROs 60*
    Scotty Cameron Squareback
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    TaylorMade SIM Driver 8º ~ GD Tour AD IZ-6
    TaylorMade M5 Fairway 14º & 19º ~ GD Tour AD IZ-7
    Titleist U•510 Iron 4i ~ Project X HZRDUS Black 80
    Epon by Endo AF-505 Irons 5 – PW ~ Rifle Project X 6.0 blackout
    PING Glide 2.0 Stealth Wedge 50/SS (51º) ~ Rifle Project X 6.0 blackout
    PING Glide 2.0 Stealth Wedge 56/SS (57º) & 60/SS (63º) - Tour Department 'SG' Grind ~ Rifle Project X 6.0 SS blackout
    Titleist Scotty Cameron Circle T Del Mar Buttonback Select Tour Prototype (A026140) 
    Bridgestone Tour B X
  • StanksStanks Everything I post is confrontational Members  1814WRX Points: 278Handicap: ?Posts: 1,814 Platinum Tees
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    Can't wait to see what the hype is about.

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  • bbfifasbbfifas Members  519WRX Points: 130Posts: 519 Golden Tee
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    Had a linky from the grint to get two ball sleeve of either the BXS or BRX for only 1.99. Hopefully it mails out soon. I play the BX now so I went with the BRX to try it out something different.

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    Mizuno St190, 8.5*, Tensei White 70X shaft
    Cobra FLY Z+ 3 wood, orange, aldila tour blue stiff, 14.5*
    Taylormade V-Steel 5 wood, stock stiff
    Cobra F7 Hybrid 20* stiff Fuji Pro 75
    Cobra Forged Tec 5-PW, KBS C-taper lite stiff
    Cleveland CBX 50*, 115g DG
    Cleveland CBX 56*, 115g DG
    Cleveland RTX3 60* Midgrind 9* bounce
    Scotty Select Newport, 73* lie, 1* loft, 34"
    Bridegstone Tour BX

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  • MMB1500MMB1500 Members  6655WRX Points: 583Handicap: GolfPosts: 6,655 Titanium Tees
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    It's a shame there isn't more buzz about the new Bridgestone balls. If this new cover does what they claim it could be one of the biggest innovations in ball technology for a long time.

    That said, it confirms what we all know, which is that Bridgestone are really, really bad at marketing their products.

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  • AmazinBlueAmazinBlue Members  1184WRX Points: 171Handicap: 11Posts: 1,184 Platinum Tees
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    If Freddy C is gonna move from the the XS to the RXS and he hits the ball harder and longer than I do, then I think that's the right ball for me. I have been. Bridgestone fan for many years but I I idk not think I swing hard enough for the X or XS any more either. Besides I like a softer feeling ball and I want yellow this year.

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    Taylormade SLDR 460 Tour Issue Pro Launch Blue 44.25"
    Cobra F9 14.5  Tensei Blue AV S 42.75"
    Cobra F9 5/6 Atmos Blue S 42.50"
    Taylormade SIM Hybrid 22*
    TM Burner TP (Japan) irons 5-P Nippon 1150 GH Tour X
    Vokey SM6 54*/08* M Grind Steel Gray
    Vokey SM7 58*/14* D Grind Tour Chrome
    Odyssey Stroke Lab Rossie 33.5" 
    Bridgestone 2020 RXS Yellow
  • arbeckarbeck SeattleMembers  661WRX Points: 366Handicap: 14.5Posts: 661 Golden Tee
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    That really depends. Couples probably also spins the ball a lot more than you off irons as well. Meaning he can afford to go down to the RXS. I agree that you probably won't lose enough ball speed with the RXS to make a difference that's noticeable with your driver. But if you're already low spin and you start dropping more spin with your irons you probably will.

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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
    Ping G410 4H
    Mizuno JPX-900 Hot Metal 5-SW w/ Veylix Alpina 873
    TEE CB PROs 60*
    Scotty Cameron Squareback
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  • Hammer22Hammer22 Members  637WRX Points: 173Handicap: <7Posts: 637 Golden Tee
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    Have hit the new BX and BXS - definitely an improvement in cover feel from last year. Not that the previous BXS wasn't a great ball, but the BX was way too hard (my driver SS is around 110). The new balls from what I've seen on a launch monitor are nice, and the new BX felt only a touch firmer than the last BXS. Can't say I'll jump over to them from the TP5 since I have several dozen of them on hand, but Bridgestone would be my next choice for sure.

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