Bridgestone TOUR B XS Golf Ball Review
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    Spin: High

    Dimples: 330 featuring a dual dimple within each dimple design

    Compression: Mid

    Category Comparison: Tour

    Spec: (Three) 3 Piece / Layers

    Cover: Urethane Cover, SlipRes technology, Seamless Cover

    Core: Gradational Compression core

    Price: $44.99

    Go with Bridgestone TOUR B XS for much improved feel and also gain more control, with distance. The better feel of the Bridgestone TOUR B XS is based on a softer cover.

    Tour B XS is also for better scoring players that have a need for better feel, along with long distance. The softer urethane cover has a mid compression rating of (75), providing a soft feel.

    The bottom line is that the Bridgestone TOUR B XS Golf Ball is a very good choice for a low handy cap player and a number of pro's are now playing the B XS golf ball.

    The Bridgestone Tour B XS Golf Ball retails for $44.99 a dozen (MSRP) and just like its B X sibling, it’s built and designed with the company’s proprietary Dual Dimple Design and SlipRes technology, for promoting better accuracy and improved control on every shot (including more birdies). The better feel of the Bridgestone Tour B XS Golf Ball is due to the SlipRes technology, which makes for a softer cover compared to the previous gen. The gradation core construction of the Bridgestone Tour B XS Golf Ball translates into enhanced ball speed, and provided you hit it on the face properly, you’ll be able to perfectly control the spin and the trajectory with every shot. Moreover, the proprietary SlipRes cover also increases friction, thus providing for additional control on wedge shots, while the gradational core design promotes less spin and improved energy control.

    As the Bridgestone Tour B XS Golf Ball offers a larger standard deviation of conditions, it is suited for better golfers, as per Bridgestone’s director of ball fitting statement. The Bridgestone Tour B XS Golf Ball also comes with the company’s proprietary and field-proven dual-dimple pattern, but this time with a twist: the 330-dimple pattern is present in all 330 dimples, a brand new feature that dramatically improves the aerodynamics of the ball, thus promoting distance, and also benefits roll on tee shots and initial launch and speed. Needless to say, the Bridgestone Tour B XS Golf Ball offers more control on the greens than the generation it replaces, being designed for low-handicap golfers seeking for more feel and distance, while the regular Tour B X is feel/accuracy driven. To get an idea about what this baby is all about, the Tour B XS is likely to have the highest spin rate of the Tour B lineup, so keep that in mind when you go shopping for golf balls.

    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