Expert Review: Mizuno RB Tour X Golf BallsPublished on 03/14/2023 · 3 min readThis review is my honest opinion of the golf balls, which I purchased with my own money in February of 2022.
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About this Review: This review is my honest opinion of the golf balls, which I purchased with my own money in February of 2022.
Mizuno has decided to get into the golf ball mix in the North American market with the Mizuno RB Tour X. They have produced a great ball for the low-to-mid handicapper that impressed me on full shots. The most impressive thing about the ball is its cover, which can withstand multiple rounds.
About the golf ball I own
- Model: 2021 Mizuno RB Tour X
- Color: White
- Average score: 74
- Handicap: 2
- Experience: 27 years of playing golf
- Right/Left-handed: Right
- Typical shot shape: Draw
- Typical trajectory: High
- Club swing speed: 112 mph
- When I bought this: February 2022
- Days tested: 60 days
- Where I’ve used it: Course and the practice green
- Weather and wind conditions: Hot and windy
- Turf conditions: Long fescue rough, zoysia fairways, bent grass greens
- Green speeds: 10
How it performs
What I was looking for
I am always looking for a good alternative golf ball at a lower price point than the Titleist Pro V1x I regularly use. I was also in the market for a golf ball with a very durable cover.
Why I chose this golf ball
I test a lot of new golf balls that come out, and I love Mizuno equipment so I wanted to give their golf balls a try. I typically play the TaylorMade TP5x, and I have tested the Titleist Pro V1x and the Callaway Chrome Soft X.
What I love about it
- Distance: This ball keeps up with the distance that is offered by premium golf balls. The cover is a bit firmer and seems to help reduce spin off the driver.
- Durability: This cover is very durable. Even out of sand, and having been hit with wedges, it holds up. The cover is a bit firmer than other Tour-quality balls, but it really helps it hold up.
- Color: There’s great color to this golf ball. The bright white does not discolor with use.
Issues I’ve encountered
- Feel: This ball does not feel horrible, but the cover is not as soft as other premium balls. Another downside to the firmer cover is that the ball can feel a bit clicky off the club.
- Green Spin: While these balls do provide some spin around the greens, it is not as much as that offered by other premium balls.
Best shot with this golf ball
This golf ball does very well on lower-flighted wedge shots. I love to hit the one-hop-and-stop golf shots with this ball, and it performs very well.
Value for the money vs. other options
I think the RB Tour X golf ball is a great option for someone looking for a very durable ball. It performs very well off the tee and on full shots. It does lack a little bit of green side spin, but that is not unexpected with the lower price point when compared to top-of-the-line balls like the Titliest Prov1x, the TaylorMade TP5x, and the Callaway Chrome Soft X.
With the RB Tour X, Mizuno’s first attempt at a Tour ball is a very good one. It provides strong performance at a great price, while only sacrificing a bit of greenside performance. It is extremely durable and, for its lower price point, performs as well as other balls in its category. I think this would be a fantastic ball for a mid-to-low handicap player.