Bridgestone Tour B330-RX

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Andy Roberts's picture
Mon, 8 Jul 2013

Bridgestone Tour B330-RX

Brand: Bridgestone
Ball: Tour B330-RX
Construction: 3-piece
Dimples/pattern: 330 Dual-Dimple design
Cover: Urethane
Best price: £35

Summary: Tour B330-RX is optimised for amateur swing speeds less than 105 mph with a bias on maximising Tour distance. The 330 Dual-Dimple design is intended to reduce drag during launch and enhance lift late in flight for more carry. The urethane cover is thinner for better feel and the mantle is softer to control spin on drives.

Appearance: When placing ball in hand, the Dual-Dimple pattern surfacing becomes very noticeable. It's a little different and a little off-putting but you'll quickly get over it. The printing and paint of this classy Bridgestone ball looks top-notch, as expected for a 3-piece Tour-grade ball. 3.5 (out of 5)

Feel: RX generates great feel at impact. It's surprisingly soft with the wedges and travels consistently well through the air. When hitting the RX out the centre with a wedge, there's a pleasant 'click' at impact. 8.5 (out of 10)

Performance: The soft gradational compression core of the RX aids above-average drives, and most importantly straight ones. The Dual Dimple design contributes to high launch but we quite like that. When the ball lands with the driver, it runs out some 25 yards on average. Wedge spin is at the lower end of the spectrum. 8 (out of 10)

Verdict: Great feeling ball that scampers when it hits the deck with the big dog. A nice combination to have. It's also a very accurate ball that will work well for the low or mid-capper. 20 (out of 25)

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B330-RX

Driver Spin (RPM)

Driver Carry (yards)

Driver Distance (yards)

Wedge Spin (RPM)

Wedge Carry (yards)

Andy

3,300

220

254

8,400

101

Charlie

4,300

209

228

9.800

94

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