Bridgestone TOUR B RXS Golf Ball Review
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Bridgestone TOUR B RXS Golf Ball Review

Spin: High

Dimples: 338 featuring a dual dimple within each dimple design

Compression: Low

Category Comparison: Tour

Spec: (Three) 3 Piece / Layers

Cover: Urethane Cover, SlipRes technology, Seamless Cover

Core: Gradational Compression core

Price: $44.99

Introducing the Tour B RXS from Bridgestone golf. It has a even lower 64 compression rating and 338 Dual Dimple pattern with the softest possible urethane cover. This model is a very good fit for golfers looking for Tour performance and is a better match for a low scoring golfer that has a slow golf swing.

The Bridgestone Tour B RXS Golf Ball retails for $44.99 a dozen (MSRP) and it’s quite similar to the RX, being built and designed to replace the previous B330-RXS. To make a long story short, the new hair to the throne was created with an emphasis on distance and feel. In all the four versions of Bridgestone’s Tour B golf balls, the technologies implemented are basically the same across the board. However, the Tour B RXS shines among its brethren as it boasts ALL of the technologies which are to be found in the other 3 models, i.e. this baby comes fully packed with all the bells and whistles a pro-golfer would demand from a golf ball: there’s the Dual Dimple 338 pattern, the SlipRes cover is also there, together with the Seamless Cover Technology and the gradational compression core.

Bridgestone put everything they’ve got into this golf ball, which makes the RXS the best performer in the lineup, as expected. This ball has a higher ball flight compared to the other three, feeling durable and solid around the greens, and also a tad more, let’s say spinnier. In terms of length, the Tour B RXS is a bit shorter compared to the RX, which is probably due to the former’s higher spin rates. That doesn’t mean Bridgestone offers weak golf balls in their Tour B lineup, they’re just different and aimed to suit specific players, that’s all. Keep in mind that the Tour B RXS is aimed at low-mid handicap golfers, featuring a soft cover, being ideally suited to better players who swing too slowly to enjoy the performance levels offered by the Tour B XS, yet they love the soft feel of the B RXS. By the way, this golf ball has the lowest compression of the bunch, 64 respectively, yet it provides tons of greenside control-spin and boosts feel.


Golf Ball Videos:

- Compression Video

- Spin Video

- Dimples Video

- Golf Ball Brands Video

- Titleist Video

- Understanding Spin Video

Categories Explained:

Value/Recreational/Distance – Designed for mid- to high-handicap golfers with swing speeds below 90 mph; typically feature two-piece construction and firm covers; promote greater distance over high spin rates. Examples: Pinnacle Gold, Slazenger RAW Distance

Premium – Designed for low- to mid-handicap golfers with swing speeds of 90-99 mph; typically feature multi-layer construction and medium-soft covers; happy medium between Value/Recreational and Tour categories for distance and spin qualities. Examples: Titleist NXT Tour, Callaway HEX Diablo

Tour/Advanced/Performance – Designed for low-handicap and professional golfers with swing speeds in excess of 100 mph; typically feature multi-layer construction and soft covers; promote greater spin rates and enhanced feel over distance. Examples: Titleist ProV1, Bridgestone Tour B330

Bridgestone Tour B Golf Ball 2020 Edition is Here



Bridgestone Tour B Golf Ball 2020 Edition is Here
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2020 seems to be the year of the golf ball, and to prove this point, Bridgestone unveiled its latest Tour B series, which, according to the Japanese company (and rather unusual), has a totally revolutionary design and the whole nine yards. Speaking of revolutionary design in a golf ball is a bold claim, to say the least, since basically all golf balls look and play the same, more or less, so what is Bridgestone Golf trying to tell us?

Well, since we live in the current year, with smart technology and smart appliances, it’s the golf ball’s turn to “turn smart” (pun intended), i.e. the new Tour B golf ball has a smart cover, which took Bridegstone years to develop and put into practice. Yes, you got that right, smart golf balls are here to stay. Here’s the deal: when it comes to golf ball design, and generally speaking product design, the engineers must make compromises in certain areas, as they’re basically forced to sacrifice one thing to gain another. For example, since we’re in the golf ball department, there’s always a trade-off between increased distance and, let’s say greenside spin.

The Tour B series is claimed to be free of such sacrifices, as in these balls are all about high performance and nothing else. There were no corners cut, no trade-off, just a pact signed in blood with the technological devil. Basically, the new golf ball Made in Japan boasts a revolutionary Reactiv urethane cover, that was developed by the combined know-how of over nine hundred rubber and polymer engineers. The Reactiv cover is said to offer quicker rebound at greater speeds, but in the same time, it offers excellent greenside control when it comes to lower speed shots, i.e. it’s the best of both worlds, just like Nissan GTR was back in the day, and needless to say, this new cover material is not available in any other golf ball on the market, since it’s proprietary to Bridgestone.

And yes, Bridgestone calls this urethane-thing to be the world's first smart cover. Here’s Dan Murphy, President & CEO Bridgestone Golf:


The REACTIV cover technology is the most dramatic step change to cover construction since 1999 when we led the industry from Balata to Urethane covered Tour balls.Combining Tiger Woods with 900 polymer engineers from Bridgestone Tire has proven an unstoppable formula. This new technology will redefine what pros and amateurs expect from a golf ball.

Bridgestone Tour B Golf Ball 2020 Edition is Here
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Yes folks, the Tour B is Tiger Woods approved, and somehow that speaks more to us than fancy words and “900 engineers” working on a golf ball. We know that sometimes it takes a small army of scientists to develop a golf ball, since there are tons of strict rules enforced by the PGA in regard to equipment conformity, but 900 engineers working at a ball cover seems a little bit too much. However, Bridgestone is a huge company with multi-decades of experience when it comes to rubber compounds and polymers, hence we bet that the new Tour B is absolutely phenomenal.

There are 4 models to choose from, each of them being targeted to appeal to players at different swing speeds, and each of the four models offers distinct differences. There’s the Tour B X and the B XS, for golfers with driver swing speeds of 105 mph and above, featuring the Reactiv urethane cover, plus Bridgestone’s patented Gradational Compression Core technology and Active Acceleration Mantle.

Then, we have the Tour B RX and Tour B RXS, which are best for golfers with swing speeds below 105 mph, i.e. using these you’ll get a softer feel and more distance. Just like the others, the B RX and B RXS boast the Reactiv urethane cover, with the core powered by the Gradational Compression Core and Active Acceleration Mantle layer.

And here’s Tiger Woods himself praising the new Tour B golf balls:


“I’ve worked with Bridgestone’s R&D team for nearly 20 years now, so I know they are the market leader in golf ball innovation, but the last couple of years have been different. Working closely with the R&D team, I’ve been able to take ownership of this design more than any other ball spec in my career. We have taken it to the next level with the new REACTIV cover. It gives me the right feel and has short game spin that exceeds my previous urethane ball. Off the tee, ball speed is up and this new TOUR B XS is definitely longer while still being in my window.”

The new golf balls will become available to the general public starting with February 14th and they’ll be priced at $44,99/dozen, in classic whit and optic yellow (the RX and RXS only).


Golf Ball Videos:

- Compression Video

- Spin Video

- Dimples Video

- Golf Ball Brands Video

- Titleist Video

- Understanding Spin Video

Categories Explained:

Value/Recreational/Distance – Designed for mid- to high-handicap golfers with swing speeds below 90 mph; typically feature two-piece construction and firm covers; promote greater distance over high spin rates. Examples: Pinnacle Gold, Slazenger RAW Distance

Premium – Designed for low- to mid-handicap golfers with swing speeds of 90-99 mph; typically feature multi-layer construction and medium-soft covers; happy medium between Value/Recreational and Tour categories for distance and spin qualities. Examples: Titleist NXT Tour, Callaway HEX Diablo

Tour/Advanced/Performance – Designed for low-handicap and professional golfers with swing speeds in excess of 100 mph; typically feature multi-layer construction and soft covers; promote greater spin rates and enhanced feel over distance. Examples: Titleist ProV1, Bridgestone Tour B330