Jump to content

Bridgestone Golf Tour B 2020 Lineup


mikeabate18
 Share

Recommended Posts

Yep - but some people might just want 1-2 boxes to try out and pay a few bucks more instead of having 4 on hand, spend $100, and not like them.

Depends I guess.

I'm still buying 2018 B X and B XS balls for $20-26 shipped on amazon right now so I havent even moved to the 2020 yet.

Epic Speed + ZF 6 / TS2 3W + BF 7 / TSi2 7W + Tour AD MJ 8 / GAPR Lo 4 + MMT UT 105  / Apex 19 Pro + Modus3 120 / MD5 / Toulon JDM Austin +  KBS CT Tour PVD

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Did you choose the Titleist ProV1 because of their well known mixed box promotions?

  • Like 2
ONOFF Labospec 358 — Tour AD TP6
Titleist TS2 16.5* — Kuro Kage XM 80
Justick Proceed 21* UT — Nippon GOST 
Mizuno MP-20 HMB/MB— MITSUBISHI MMT 105/125
Mizuno T20 50* and 55* — MITSUBISHI MMT 125
Seven ST 61* Black Boron — MCI Black 125 “mild”
Epon Ltd Edition I-33 — Matrix PZ-125 Shaft 
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I don't think any of the big brands sells a mixed box of their tour ball.

I also don't think choosing between the BX and BXS should be that hard coming from Titleist. Do you play the ProV1 because you like it's slightly lower spin? If so, the BX is the slightly lower spinning ball of the two. Do you play the ProV1 because it feels better than the ProV1x? If so, then the BXS should suit you. Other than the feel, I doubt you'll notice much on course difference between the two balls. If you're swing speed is above 120, you might see a few yards of carry extra on the X. But there's only going to be a few hundred RPM's difference on iron shots between them and without a launch monitor, you're unlikely to ever be able to differentiate it by eye.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The average guy cannot tell too much difference outside of feel. Play what suits your eye and what feel you like......trying to pick a ball with a spin rate 150rpms higher or lower doesnt make any sense......and once you get down to the 8I range, all spin rates are so close...it doesnt make a difference.....i think golfers in these forums get so bogged down in the details that make very little impact on scoring, its crazy....unless you are a scratch golfer or better, the small differences in spin rates and launch angles are just too small to make any significant impact on your game.....feel is probably more important than anything else when you have tour level balls that all test withing a % point of each other.

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

The golf course was empty 2 weeks ago, so I was able to test multiple balls. My test included the TP5 (current gamer), TP5X, ProV1, ProV1X, Tour BX and Tour BXS. All balls were the current models.

The Bridgestone balls did well against their competition. I think they are on to something with the new cover. My favorite was the Tour BX. The BXS spun a little too much for my swing.

Some random notes from my test:

All the balls were inside 5 yards of each other off the tee.The ProV1x and BX were the firmest feeling, as they should be.All gave excellent green side spin and felt good off the putter.To give some data on me, my SS is around 105 and I'm currently playing to an 8.7 handicap with weekly Sunday golf outings.

I could really play any of these balls and would agree with tsecor's comment above. Play the one that feels the best and suits your eye. I don't think I will switch from TP5's this season, but I would probably go with ProV1's if I made a move. My test outing made me realize how much I like putting and chipping with a ProV.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I agree with these, there are the top 3 premium balls as of right now and the only ball choices for me, personally. I have few dozens of each of these 6 diff models and just rotate them each month, just to not get bored playing same model/brand. But all 6 are pretty much the same. The longest for me its the new Tour BX but its only like 4-5 yards more than the rest , not much.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

But see it is. And the reason I say this is that I prefer the ProV1 to the X due to the lower trajectory. I prefer that ball flight because I don’t have a problem hitting the ball high. I also like the feel of the ball. So it would be nice to have a combo pack to try out especially when supposed big changes are made. That was my point.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I play the TP5 as well.....and TBH the only real difference i see is when its noticeably windy outside. The TP5 has always flown straighter for me....and the feel is great. im not into the looks of the larger double dimple of the bridgestone.....even though i bet the QC of the bridgestone is probably better than Titleist.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The big changes don't have anything to do with trajectory. I doubt the naked eye would be able to see the difference in trajectory from the ProV1 to the ProV1x or the BX to the BXS. We're talking fractions of a degree of launch between the two balls and a few yards of peak height difference with a driver. With a wedge or iron the differences in trajectory would be indistinguishable to anything but a launch monitor. I honestly would be choosing the two balls based only on feel and swing speed. If you're up over 115 or so, I'd always suggest playing the firmer ball. Below that pick the softer one if you like that feel.

If you really want to try the two different balls, just buy a sleeve of each.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

They (Bridgestone) does in Japan. I'm hoping they eventually make their way over here.

TaylorMade SIM2 Max Driver 8º ~ GD Tour AD XC-6
TaylorMade M5 Fairways 14º & 19º ~ GD Tour AD IZ-7

Callaway Apex 21 Hybrid 22º ~ GD Tour AD IZ-85
Callaway Apex 21 Irons 5•6•7 ~ PX IO 6.0

Callaway Apex Pro 21 Irons 8•9•P ~ PX IO 6.0

Titleist Vokey SM8 Raw "Voke Handground" 50.12F • 56.08M • 62.08M ~ PX 6.0
Evnroll ER8.3 Players Mallet ~ KBS CT Tour
Titleist '21 Pro V1x ~ #50

Link to comment
Share on other sites

So buy a sleeve of each...jesus

  • Like 2

Titleist TSi3, 10* at C1, Tensei Raw White Prototype 2.0 - 65TX

Titleist TSi3, 15* at D1, Tensei Raw White Prototype 2.0 - 75TX

Titleist TSi3, 21* at C1, Tensei Raw White Prototype 2.0 - 85TX
Titleist U500, 4i, PX hzrdus 6.5
Titleist T100, 5i-PW, DGTI X100
Vokey SM8 Raw 50F, 54D hand ground, 60D hand ground, DG TI X100(50) and S400
SC Newport 2 & Phantom X 5.5
Titleist ProV1 X

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Does it make any sense that I like to hit the XS on short Par 4's and 3's but prefer the RX on Long Par 4s and 5's?

I want a ball that spins less on those longer holes, should I be going with the X?

My swing speed is under 105 but not by much, and the new BXS and RX are both longer off the tee and spinier around greens than my previous long time gamer (RznTP).

Link to comment
Share on other sites

BX will be firmer than both but most certainly falls right between the two for spin characteristics.

Also, with BX being the firmer of the three, most will find it the longest off the driver.

For me BX gave me exactly what I was looking for - Long and stable tee balls with with controlled fight and spin into the greens.

TaylorMade SIM2 Max Driver 8º ~ GD Tour AD XC-6
TaylorMade M5 Fairways 14º & 19º ~ GD Tour AD IZ-7

Callaway Apex 21 Hybrid 22º ~ GD Tour AD IZ-85
Callaway Apex 21 Irons 5•6•7 ~ PX IO 6.0

Callaway Apex Pro 21 Irons 8•9•P ~ PX IO 6.0

Titleist Vokey SM8 Raw "Voke Handground" 50.12F • 56.08M • 62.08M ~ PX 6.0
Evnroll ER8.3 Players Mallet ~ KBS CT Tour
Titleist '21 Pro V1x ~ #50

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I go back and forth between agonizing over which ball to play versus telling myself any tour level ball is better than my ability to maximize it’s performance

ONOFF Labospec 358 — Tour AD TP6
Titleist TS2 16.5* — Kuro Kage XM 80
Justick Proceed 21* UT — Nippon GOST 
Mizuno MP-20 HMB/MB— MITSUBISHI MMT 105/125
Mizuno T20 50* and 55* — MITSUBISHI MMT 125
Seven ST 61* Black Boron — MCI Black 125 “mild”
Epon Ltd Edition I-33 — Matrix PZ-125 Shaft 
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Morton Golf has 20% off and it applies to Bridgestone Buy 3 Get 1 Free. Comes out to less than $30/dozen.

Ping G425 LST 9* Fujikura Ventus Black 6X
Ping G425 2H @ 15.5* Fujikura Ventus Black 9TX
Ping G425 3H @ 19* Fujikura Ventus Black 10TX 
Srixon ZX7 4-GW Steelfiber 110X  
Fourteen RM-4 Raw 54/60 KBS HI-REV 125 
PXG Gen 2 Operator  
ProV1X Left Dash

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Wow what a steal

ONOFF Labospec 358 — Tour AD TP6
Titleist TS2 16.5* — Kuro Kage XM 80
Justick Proceed 21* UT — Nippon GOST 
Mizuno MP-20 HMB/MB— MITSUBISHI MMT 105/125
Mizuno T20 50* and 55* — MITSUBISHI MMT 125
Seven ST 61* Black Boron — MCI Black 125 “mild”
Epon Ltd Edition I-33 — Matrix PZ-125 Shaft 
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yes sir! Actually came out to $27/dozen with free shipping !

Ping G425 LST 9* Fujikura Ventus Black 6X
Ping G425 2H @ 15.5* Fujikura Ventus Black 9TX
Ping G425 3H @ 19* Fujikura Ventus Black 10TX 
Srixon ZX7 4-GW Steelfiber 110X  
Fourteen RM-4 Raw 54/60 KBS HI-REV 125 
PXG Gen 2 Operator  
ProV1X Left Dash

Link to comment
Share on other sites

for feel i’d go bxs it’s a good “soft ball” but not a marshmallow by any means. the flight i think is high but i like that when playing. good ball around the greens.

 

snell mtb is close for me to the bxs, for some reason it just doesn’t pump out the distance with irons like the bxs does, although it’s consistent distances you not getting extra consistency. the bxs can get me with every club about 5-7 yards better then any ball i have found to try for me.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The BXS The BXS will feel most similar to the ProV1 but have similar spin characteristics to the ProV1x. The BX will feel similar to the ProV1x (though I find it's a little less clicky) but its spin characteristics are closer to the ProV1. We're only talking a few hundred RPM's of spin at most between the balls, so unless you have a swing speed over 115, I'd just pick the one that feels best.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Played 18 holes with the RX yesterday and still very impressed with this ball. Having played the previous version of the RX, this just feels like a different ball. Seems a little softer, longer, and more predictable on pitches into the green. I've decided to continue using it instead of the Z Stars that I had been playing.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Our picks

    • 2021 Fortinet Championship - Discussion and Links
      Please put and questions or comments here
       
       
      2021 Fortinet Championship - Tuesday #1
      2021 Fortinet Championship - Tuesday #2
      2021 Fortinet Championship - Tuesday #3
      2021 Fortinet Championship - Tuesday #4
      2021 Fortinet Championship - Tuesday #5
      2021 Fortinet Championship - Tuesday #6
      2021 Fortinet Championship - Tuesday #7
      2021 Fortinet Championship - Tuesday #8
       
       
      New Ping putter - 2021 Fortinet Championship
      New Bettinardi putters & Cover - 2021 Fortinet Championship
      Ping Putters - 2021 Fortinet Championship
      Odyssey putters - 2021 Fortinet Championship
      Cameron putter and new ball marker - 2021 Fortinet Championship
       
       
      Sneds - WITB - 2021 Fortinet Championship
      Peter Uihlein - WITB - 2021 Fortinet Championship
      Charles Howell, III - WITB - 2021 Fortinet Championship
      Scott Piercy - WITB - 2021 Fortinet Championship
      Brandan Steele - WITB - 2021 Fortinet Championship
      Mito Pereira - WITB - 2021 Fortinet Championship
      Kevin Tway - WITB -2021 Fortinet Championship
      Joseph Bramlett - WITB - 2021 Fortinet Championship
       
       
       
      • 18 replies
    • 2021 Tour Championship - Discussion and Comments
      Please put any questions or comments here
       
       
       
       
      Odyssey putters - 2021 Tour Championship
      LA Golf putter shafts - 2021 Tour Championship
       
       
       
      • 25 replies
    • 2021 BMW Championship - Discussion and Links
      Put any questions of comments here
       
       
      2021 BMW Championship - Tuesday #1
      2021 BMW Championship - Tuesday #2
      2021 BMW Championship - Tuesday #3
      2021 BMW Championship - Tuesday #4
      2021 BMW Championship - Tuesday #5
      2021 BMW Championship - Tuesday #6
      2021 BMW Championship - Tuesday #7
       
       
      Cameron T-11 & T-11.5 putters at 2021 BMW Championship
      Mizuno Pro FliHi and 225 irons - 2021 BMW CHampionship
       
       
       
      • 18 replies
    • 2021 Ping i59 irons & Glide Forged wedges in hand comparison pics!!!
      In hand pics of the new 2021 Ping i59 irons and Glide Forged wedges...
       

       
      Ping i59 7 iron
       

       
       
      Ping i59 PW
       

       
      Ping i59 Comparison Photos

       

       

       

       
       
       
       
      PING Glide Forged Wedges

       
      Ping Glide Eye Toe Wedge
       
        • Thanks
        • Like
      • 98 replies
    • 2021 The Northern Trust - Discussion and Links
      Please put any questions or comments here
       
       
       
      2021 The Northern Trust - Tuesday #1
      2021 The Northern Trust - Tuesday #2
      2021 The Northern Trust - Tuesday #3
      2021 The Northern Trust - Tuesday #4
      2021 The Northern Trust - Tuesday #5
      2021 The Northern Trust - Tuesday #6
      2021 The Northern Trust - Tuesday #7
       
       
      New Cameron for JT - 2021 The Northern Trust
      New Cameron putters for Garrick Higgo - 2021 The Northern Trust
      New Odyssey putter covers - 2021 The Northern Trust
       
       
      • 6 replies

×
×
  • Create New...