Bridgestone B330-RX Golf Ball
By Kickntrue on 2/19/09
I was fitted by Bridgestone and they told me I should be hitting the Bridgestone B330-RX ball. They were right. I had the chance to use the B330-RX on the pitching/putting practice area as well as play a round with the ball last week and I was impressed.
The New Tour B330 Series maximizes Tour Caliber Performance for highly skilled players with varying swing speeds.That last point may be the most important. What Bridgestone has done is take a 3 piece Tour quality ball but made different versions based on swing speed. They have B330 series balls available if you fall into a different swing speed category (B330-S for 105-115, and B330 for 115+ Tour Swings), but the fact is most amateurs, even better players, fall into this category. There is absolutely no shame in this. I think a lot of times we want to go out and swing the the pros swing, and play the ball the pros play, but we need to realize it isn't always a perfect fit as everything is custom-made for the freakish things they do.
What you are getting is something customized towards your game, without sacrificing the quality. It is still a 3 piece ball, it still performs the way you want it to, specifically around the greens. My experience showed the B330-RX to be long off the tee and it spun like crazy around the green, without shredding the ball. In fact, I played an entire round with one ball (though by the end it was ready for retirement). Putting was good too, with a nice soft feel in the ball.
The street price for the Bridgestone B330-RX is around $40/dozen, so they aren't cheap, but it's a price you can justify when you have the option to throw every 7 iron or better right at the pin, with comfort that it will stay.
Learn more about the Bridgestone B330-RX at BridgestoneGolf.com
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I love these golf balls. I went from a 8 to a 2 handicap and I gained about 20 yards after switching from the Pro-V's
I didn't mention this in the article, but they are rated pretty highly by oob users who carry them- oobgolf.com/equipment/golf+balls/B330RX_5155
I tried these also, but I actually LOST yardage off the tee. I usually hit about 240-250 yards and was only getting around 220 yards. I thought it was me, but when I switched to another ball, the yardage came back.
It had a nice feel around the greens, but I lost too many yards off the tee.
I tied this ball also. It may have been a little longer off the tee but I think it was because the ball flight was lower. I went through 2 dozen over the summer and then tried the Pro V1 again. It only took a few holes to realize I was compromising a little yardage off the tee for the spin around the greens.
Patrick McKay says:
Best balls going, the 2010 RX is a touch better. I absolutely crush these balls, they feel like mush when I hit them and that kicks ass.
I love this ball. You can keep your Pro V's and Z-Stars I'll keep playing the Tour B330 RX from Bridgestone, they're not only quality balls they're also durable and verycomparatively very good value for money.
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