Bridgestone Tour B330 RX 2016 Golf Ball Review
A golf ball built for pros, and made for amateurs.
These days, many golf ball manufacturers tend to think all golfers can swing like Tiger Woods (at least the early 2000’s Tiger). As a very amateur golfer myself, it isn’t easy finding a ball that travels as generously as the 2016 Bridgestone Tour B330 RX.
75% of golfers swing slower than 105 MPH, and this ball was made for that majority. The Bridgestone Tour B330 RX 2016 makes some pretty spectacular strides in technology to improve the ball’s performance. The B330 RX features AMATOURcore and the new SlipRes cover technology.
The AMATOURcore technology was implemented to increase ball speed while limiting spin off the tee. Being 28% softer than the average tour golf ball, the core of the Bridgestone Tour B330 RX contains three different levels of compression. This allows the ball to accelerate more off the tee while remaining balanced in flight. The soft core also reduces spin while being struck, further improving distance potential.
This is just a more durable cover, right?
The new SlipRes Cover in the Bridgestone Tour B330 RX is made to increase spin on close range shots, in addition to improved durability. With a high friction coefficient rating, the ball has increased contact time on the club face, allowing for the club to grip the ball for longer and increase spin. With more spin on close range shots, you have more control of where your ball goes, even after you’ve made contact.
The Bridgestone Tour B330 RX 2016 Golf Ball really strikes our fancy for a number of reasons. A golf ball that makes an effort to eliminate some amateur habits is one we’d love to play with. Improved driving distance, better touch, and steadier flight make this golf ball an excellent ball for amateurs of all skill sets.