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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

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I took two brand new 2020 BX to the course yesterday to try. Par 3 177 ish water short and right of the green - Punchy 7 iron - shank into the water, lost the ball on the first swing. Drop my second

Just because scores don't automatically come down doesn't mean the balls stop following the rules of physics. There are plenty of high handicappers with wildly different swing characteristics - launc

I'm the biggest variable when I play golf. That doesn't mean I shouldn't work to eliminate all the other variables I can.

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
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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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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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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?

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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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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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I hope they do. I played last years in yellow for a while.

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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.

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

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Callaway Epic Flash 18° hybrid MMT Hybrid 80S

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

Mizuno T20 Wedge 50-07 Modus3 Tour 120S 

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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.

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Ping Glide 2.0 - 49ss, 55ws heel grind, 60ss wrx grind Nippon SPO
Byron Morgan DH89 SSS 350g KBS CT TOUR BLACK
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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.

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I think because it spins as much as the XS but ball speeds are 3-4 mph higher off the driver. According to TXG anyways

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Ping G410 19H Tensei Blue TX
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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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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
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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!

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Ping G425 - Aldila Rogue White 130 MSI 85 X

Ping G410 - Ventus Blue HB 9X 

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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
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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.

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Ping G425 - Aldila Rogue White 130 MSI 85 X

Ping G410 - Ventus Blue HB 9X 

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