Tour B330-S

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Andy Roberts
Tue, 2 Apr 2013
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The Tour B330-S has aided a dramatic 14-yard gain on my driving distance

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Added spin control and feel; advanced 4-piece Urethane; inner dimple increases thrust power at launch for Tour-proven distance
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PRICE: £44.99 YEAR: from 2013

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Since being custom fit for the Tour B330-S, I have achieved a remarkable 14-yard gain on my driving distance and a much higher and straighter ball flight. This therefore goes to highlight the importance of playing the correct ball to maximise performance.

According to my Bridgestone Science Eye Field data, driver backspin with this 4-piece Urethane ball has increased slightly, yet pleasingly, side spin has reduced and that is aiding much straighter drives.

Having used this ball for my past few rounds now, I feel like performance both from the tee and around the greens is improving week by week because the B330-S - as used by WGC-Matchplay champion Matt Kuchar - is lower compression and feels like it stays on the clubface much longer.

The core of the ball is also creating more velocity because energy is travelling quicker into the core. Launch angle might be a little higher than before, but I like it and it by no means detracts distance. 

I am also experiencing vastly improved traction with the new ball, most notably with full wedge shots from inside 100 yards and greenside bunker shots. And during these tricky windy rounds right now, the Dual Dimple design is helping me hold the ball on my desired trajectory through the breeze.

On the putting surface, it is simply one of the softer balls out on the market and I felt like the ball stayed on the putter face longer too because of its soft feel.

Verdict

While I would recommend you get custom fit with Bridgestone Golf to identify the correct ball for your game, if you fall into the Tour B330-S category like myself, you will unlock hidden yards as well as gain tremendous short game control. 

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