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Bridgestone Golf Tour B 2020 Lineup


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Kuchar sitting on top of the leaderboard 3 clear of the field playing the new Tour B X ball on release day...OK OK

Callaway Epic Speed Triple 💎 LS 9° @ 8° Tensei AV Raw White Prototype 2.0 65TX
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

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Ordered a dozen of the Tour BX, arriving Wednesday.

Tested quite a few balls last year. Tour BX and Tour BXS along with Snell MTB-X were my front runners, did a few on course rounds with them. I enjoy a firmer feeling ball off of my putter so the Tour BX and Snell MTB-x rose to the top of the list.

A standout characteristic with the Tour BX was that it appeared to be noticeably straighter in general, especially off the driver. Approach spin between Tour BX and Tour BXS was about the same for me. Snell MTB-X spun more on approaches.

I played all last season with Snell MTB-X mostly due to great driver distance, approach spin and putter feel. I would have been happy with Tour BX though - interested to see how the new ball works!

Driver (9.0) - Cobra F9 Aldila Rogue Silver 70 S, 44.5"
Wood (14.5) - Ping G425 MAX Alta CB 65 Slate S

Wood (17.5) - Ping G425 MAX Alta CB 65 Slate S
Driving Iron (20) - Srixon U65 Project X 5.5
Irons (5-6) - Srixon Z565 Project X 5.5
Irons (7-P) - Srixon Z765 Project X 5.5
Wedges - Vokey SM-7 Jet Black / 50.08 F / 54.08 M / 58.08 M DG S300
Putter - Edel E-1
Ball - Titleist Prov1x
ZGrip Midsized Grips

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Was I the only one who didn't think the 2018/19 Tour BX felt hard?

 

I certainly thought it was softer off every club in the bag than the TP5x or ProV1x...

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Taylormade M5 - 14.25* - Diamana Limited S+ 70x

Taylormaed P790 UDI - PX Hzrdus Black 100g 6.5 (or 3h)
Callaway Apex 3h - 20* - PX Catalyst 6.5 (or UDI)

Calloway Apex 4h - 23* - Rogue Silver 110msi X (or 4i)
PXG 0311p Gen 2 - 4-PW - Dynamic Gold AMT x100

PXG 0311t Gen 3 - GW  - Dynamic Gold x100
Ping Glide 3.0 - 54* (52* bent) - Dynamic Gold x100
Vokey Spin Milled - 62* - Dynamic Gold s400
Scotty Cameron Phantom X 8.5
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I didn't think it was bad either. Im really having a hard time thinking I'm gonna spend more money on the new version when I liked the 2019 model. This is the reason I haven't bought any yet. Can't decide.

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Epic Flash SZ 17*
G25 20* 
i20 4-PW green dot
Vokey 51*, 56*, 60*
Several flat sticks 

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Yep, me too. Its what kept me from playing that ball. I tried the XS and it spun too much for me into greens. Loved the performance of the X but it just was to hard off all clubs for me. Settled ball on the V1 and have 4 dozen still that my pro will let me trade for the new BX. I'll try a sleeve and see soon.

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I saw a number of online retailers who would not be able to ship for a week or so. Seems like the pipeline is just not flooded yet.

Driver (9.0) - Cobra F9 Aldila Rogue Silver 70 S, 44.5"
Wood (14.5) - Ping G425 MAX Alta CB 65 Slate S

Wood (17.5) - Ping G425 MAX Alta CB 65 Slate S
Driving Iron (20) - Srixon U65 Project X 5.5
Irons (5-6) - Srixon Z565 Project X 5.5
Irons (7-P) - Srixon Z765 Project X 5.5
Wedges - Vokey SM-7 Jet Black / 50.08 F / 54.08 M / 58.08 M DG S300
Putter - Edel E-1
Ball - Titleist Prov1x
ZGrip Midsized Grips

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I didn’t think the ‘19 X felt hard necessarily but I did feel like it lacked spin from 30yds and in. Was honestly hard for me to hit those low one bounce zippers that I can with other balls.

now I’m torn. The new X seems to have more short game spin but the XS seems to have less driver spin. According to TXG the X is several MPH faster off the driver but didn’t seem that much longer... Tiger seems to be moving it pretty well off the tee so maybe the XS is the best of both worlds?

Stay Tuned...

 

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I'm in the same boat. I've been a B330s guy for a couple of years. Loved the way it spun around the green but I felt it was a little too soft on the putter. Played with the Tour BX the last few rounds I played before winter hit and putted and flew great. Didn't seem to hard really. I had convinced myself I was moving to the X and now I'm not sure.

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Epic Flash SZ 17*
G25 20* 
i20 4-PW green dot
Vokey 51*, 56*, 60*
Several flat sticks 

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According to the TXG review the XS only spun a few hundred RPM's less with the driver, and a few hundred RPMs more on short game shots. I doubt the difference would be that noticeable to most players. It might come down to a question of feel, more than anything.

Based in the initial reviews, the X would seem to be the better all-round option - certainly for me at least. I still have a stockpile of last year's model and love them, so I'm going to be interested to compare.

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If they do make yellow, I hope it’s better than the 2019 version of the Tour B RX/S in yellow. It was very lackluster.

Callaway Mavrik 9* - Aldila Rogue White 130 MSI 60

TM SIM Ti 3W - PX Hzrdus Smoke 6.0 70

Titleist TS2 19* 3H - PX Hzrdus Smoke 6.0 80

Titleist T300 4i & 5i - TT DG AMT Black S300

Titleist T200 6i - 48*W - TT DG AMT Black S300

Vokey SM8 52F08 & 58D12 - TT DG S200

Odyssey Triple Track  Stroke Lab Ten S

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So Bridgestone is following Titleist’s model now where performance is very similar with compression/feel being the primary difference.

Callaway Epic Speed TD 10.5° driver Tensei Pro White 1K 60S

Callaway Epic Flash 15° fairway wood Tensei Pro Blue 70S

Callaway Epic Flash 18° hybrid MMT Hybrid 80S

Callaway Epic Flash 21° hybrid MMT Hybrid 90S

Mizuno JPX 921 Forged 4-PW & GW Modus3 Tour 120 S flex

Mizuno T20 Raw Wedge 50-07 Modus3 Tour 120 S flex

Mizuno T20 Raw Wedges 55-13 and 60-06 Modus3 125 Wedge

Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5

Scotty Cameron Special Select Newport

Titleist Pro V1

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I was in a golf store yesterday in Japan and they had it there.

  • Ping G410 LST 9* Tensei Orange 70TX
  • Taylormade Sim2 15* Tensei White 80TX
  • Taylormade P790 18* UDI Project X 6.5
  • Ping Blueprint 4-9 Project X 7.0
  • Artisan 46*, 50* Project X 6.5
  • Artisan  55*, 60* S400
  • Artisan BlueBonnet Carbon 0217
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Yeah I’ve noticed they have made the last couple editions of the xs and 330s in yellow for the Japanese market. They finally made them available here last year but it was supposedly a limited run or trial. I do hope they bring the new model over.

TM M6 9 GD Tour AD HD 6x
TM M6 15 GD Tour AD TP 7x
TM M6 18 GD Tour AD VR 8x
Mizuno JPX 921 SEL 4-G KBS $taper
Vokey SM8 55D, 61M KBS 610
Byron Morgan DH89 SSS 350g KBS CT TOUR BLACK
Best Grips leather grips
Snell MTB-X yellow

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Rick from TGW did reviews of each of the 4 new balls. He said he’s at 100 SS and should fit into the R models. But he said the Tour BX was his favorite based on liking a firmer feel, plus his numbers were just as good with the BX. I’m anywhere from 100-103, so I’ve always wondered which ones I “should” fit with better. So if you’re anywhere around 100, probably worthwhile testing both variations.

Callaway Mavrik 9* - Aldila Rogue White 130 MSI 60

TM SIM Ti 3W - PX Hzrdus Smoke 6.0 70

Titleist TS2 19* 3H - PX Hzrdus Smoke 6.0 80

Titleist T300 4i & 5i - TT DG AMT Black S300

Titleist T200 6i - 48*W - TT DG AMT Black S300

Vokey SM8 52F08 & 58D12 - TT DG S200

Odyssey Triple Track  Stroke Lab Ten S

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A close friend of mine works for Bridgestone and I was fit for my ball. I swing anywhere from 98 to 103 with driver and I was fit into B X.

It was explained to me that swing speed is a large piece of their fitting, but not the end all be all. Other big factors include AoA, launch angle, side spin, club path and face angle.

Because I hit up a couple of degrees with a slight inside to out path the B X was the best fit for me and number two fit was B XS.

In my case RX balls were not a good fit.

 

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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

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One round in with the 2020 bx and the durability is great. Straight flight and good distance. Putting seemed a bit soft for my tastes but I can survive!

Titleist TSi3 - AD XC 6X

Ping G425 - Aldila Rogue White 130 MSI 85 X

Srixon ZX 2i - AD DI 9X

Titleist T200 6i - 4i - Modus 120X

Titleist T100S PW - 7i - Modus 120X

Cleveland RTX 4 - Dynamic Gold S400

Ping Anser 2

ProV1X

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I have played Pro V for several years so I can not compare to previous Tour BX. That being said, I would say it is more durable the last 2019 Pro V1.

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

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Hardly noticeable, definitely not as extreme as B330 to BX. It felt a bit spinnier off driver than 2019's but again nothing too crazy.

Titleist TSi3 - AD XC 6X

Ping G425 - Aldila Rogue White 130 MSI 85 X

Srixon ZX 2i - AD DI 9X

Titleist T200 6i - 4i - Modus 120X

Titleist T100S PW - 7i - Modus 120X

Cleveland RTX 4 - Dynamic Gold S400

Ping Anser 2

ProV1X

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