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I played the ‘20 BRX yesterday. Easy distance with controlled swings off driver. Only was aggressive with 2 tee shots, but the ball responded really well. I really like the flight. The dimple changes seem to really make a difference. With a wet course, not much opportunity to see how much they’ll really release, but they did real well.

Off the forged irons these are money! Nice high but penetrating trajectory, check really well (greens were quite receptive), easy to check on pitches. Caught a wedge heavy, expected shot to be a two least 10 yards short of the green, landed and stuck on the fringe. 2 sand shots landed very soft and controlled release. The old RX would have released noticeably more. Was aggressive on a 90 yard wedge, tried to knock it down and check it. Carried it 7 or 8 yards too far, it bounced then landed in the fringe but had a bunch of spin trying to get back to the green.

Compared to last version, the ‘20 is a bit less “clicky” off all clubs, but feels very solid. I think Fred Couples says it best when he mentions that you can “feel the ball on the face”. I did play a couple of holes with the old version and I still like it.... but, I really wanted to hit the next shot with the new ball.

Even with less than perfect golf weather, cool, overcast, in the 50’s, breezy and very humid, on a soft course, I found I had exceptional distance control on approach shots. I found after only a few shots, I had a level of confidence on mid and long iron approaches that I have not had for quite some time. This ball is very easy to move left, right or hold on line.

in considering what if anything I could try to dislike about the ball it would have to be the softer “click” off the putter. Subtle difference, but I was aware of it for a while. Mid way through the round I realized i didn’t think about it anymore. Distance control was great, right from the first putt and it rolls very smooth off the putter face.

I’m looking forward to seeing this ball perform on a nice green course on a sunny day. I think Bridgestone has a winner.

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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

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First indoor hitting session of the year with TrackMan. Been playing TM TPx for the past couple of years. Bought a dozen BXS’s. Feel was great. Slightly softer than the TPx. MThe ch better that what I remember of past Bridgestone balls.

Ball speed with the driver was slightly faster with the BXS. Not a huge sample size, but seemed like an extra one or two MPH with the BXS.

couldn’t get a great feel for spin on half shots. Need to see it on real grass.

 

I think this just kicked the TPx out of the bag.

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Played 18 Saturday morning with the BX...I will pretty much echo the popular sentiment here, it played similar to last years ball with more greenside spin and a tad softer off the putter. I was impressed with the improvement in that area without sacrificing in other areas. I was also super impressed with the durability of the cover. For a $45/dz ball, I would like the ball to be playable more than a few holes and this ball looked like it had been hit maybe once or twice when I finished my round Saturday.

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I have played the 19 and 20 XS in successive weeks, distance on both is nothing mind blowing, but the spin on the 20 model is vastly different. I was spinning balls back that I usually dont do. Some were drop and stop like 19 model prov1 Durability on both were outstanding, even on the ones i was spinning back, no scuff marks. I will play alot of both balls this year. Its going to be hard to pass up on a 29.95 ball.

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Although I played the RX, I did notice it was very easy to hit it higher than the previous version. I found it was easy enough to flight down into the wind though. This dimple design does seem to perform real well into wind though and seems to suffer less loss of distance. At least it seemed so to me.

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So far in my experience the '20 BX is about the same off the driver as the '19 BX. Not a lot of side spin, just a nice, high penetrating ball flight. To me, it is basically the same ball as last year with more short irons/wedge spin and a more durable cover. If I was sitting on a stockpile of '19 BX I wouldn't bother switching. And I think that speaks to just how good last years ball was because this is a damn good one as well.

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I was able to get a sleeve of the new BXS at Dick's, they don't display them. But if you pull a sleeve out and ask them to use the SKU scanner, it will pop up as $15.00, also, for the BRX. It's on the website.

I really liked the BXS, but had to buy a dozen of the new BX just to compare. I hope it gets over 40 degrees F tomorrow to give them a go.

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There's not such thing as side-spin. Ball only spins on one axis and that is determined by the clubhead.

 

Regardless, it is a great ball

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There is a seller on Amazon selling ALL the new bstone balls for 2020 at $33 per box shipped....maybe a price mistakelink here

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I just ordered RX. Only 2 were available, so that’s what I got

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I keep getting the XS recommended to me as my ball through the fitting. Had a ton of luck with the 16 RX at a different club I used to play where green side control wasn’t as critical as the club I play now since we moved. But I didn’t really care for the 2018 B RX the same way I did for the 2016.

A bit spinnier RX sounds like the ticket but the RXS sounds legit if it isn’t giving up distance for moderate swing speeds. Played the XS some last year and just didn’t like it as much as TP5 and sold off the rest I had left. I truly believe there’s a touch of a forgiveness factor with the RX lineup for mishits.

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Balls don't know how you hit them. They can't forgive anything. The ball makers can control launch, spin, and ball speed off the club. And then through aerodynamics adjust peak heights and stability. The only real difference between the balls in the Bridgestone range is that the compression goes X>XS>RX>>RXS and spin off irons and wedges goes XS>X>RX>RXS. For most of us, we won't see appreciable ball speed differences between the X, XS, and RX balls. Once you get up around 120MPH though, you're going to start losing speed in anything else than the X. Unless you really know you need to reduce spin, the XS is probably going to be the ball that fits most people. If you do have to reduce spin the X is probably the choice, though for certain people the RX may be better if you really need to kill spin. I can't imagine the RXS suiting many people who wouldn't be better served playing a Q-Star Tour, TM Tour Response, or Wilson Duo Pro.

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