Expert Review: Bridgestone 2020 Tour B RXS 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 November of 2022.
All photos courtesy of Jeremy Brown
About this Review: This review is my honest opinion of the golf balls, which I purchased with my own money in November of 2022.
Playing the Bridgestone 2020 Tour B RXS Golf Ball was an interesting experiment for me. I normally play the Tour B RX and wanted to add more spin. The Tour B RXS fits the bill. I recommend this ball to any player with a swing speed under 105mph with a driver looking for more spin and a softer feel.
About the golf ball I own
- Model: ](https://www.curated.com/products/4542010/bridestone-2022-tour-b-rxs-golf-balls-white-one-dozen?e=jeremy.brown)[2020 Bridgestone Tour B RXS
- Color: White
- Average score: 80
- Handicap: 9
- Experience: 4 years of golf
- Right/Left-handed: Right-Handed
- Typical shot shape: Fade
- Typical trajectory: Medium
- Club swing speed: 100mph
- When I bought this: November 2022
- Days tested: 30
- Where I’ve used it: Brookledge Golf Club, Akron, Ohio
- Weather and wind conditions: Everything from wind and rain to drought
- Turf conditions: Bent grass, medium rough
- Green speeds: 8-12
How it performs
What I was looking for
I wanted a ball I could spin a bit more around the green and launch higher on iron shots since I tend to play on firmer greens where a high decent angle and spin control are a must if I’m trying to hold a green.
Why I chose this golf ball
I bought this golf ball because I love the balanced performance I get from it. I previously played a Titleist Pro V1x, which gave me a lot of the distance I needed, but it was a bit too hard and didn’t have much spin.
What I love about it
- Feel: The feel is A+. I haven’t hit a ball that feels better. Feedback is consistent, and the soft feel is buttery smooth.
- Greenside spin: This is the main selling point for switching to this ball. It is a premium ball that delivers higher spin numbers with every club. I notice this most with delicate chips when stopping the ball fast is a must. Leaving a 3ft putt instead of a 6ft putt sometimes makes all the difference. I love the control this ball offers.
- Durability: Durability is a big plus with any Bridgestone ball from the Tour B line. The cover is strong but flexible and resists damage better than most, if not all, the golf balls I’ve tested. I can comfortably play entire rounds with the same ball without noticeable performance changes. I tend to play them till I lose them.
- Color: The color is very bright white, almost blueish, which stands out against grass even in the rough. It is very easy to find.
Issues I’ve encountered
- Distance: This is the main trade-off here. A softer, spinnier ball just won’t travel as far, regardless of brand. That said, it’s losing maybe four or five yards at most with a driver, which in the grand scheme of things, doesn’t take much away if it handles better around the greens.
Best shot with this golf ball
Seeing higher spin with this ball has been a big benefit for me. The Tour B RXS will go into my normal lineup when I need a ball that spins a bit more (like on a dry day when I need to launch the ball higher to hold greens).
Value for the money vs. other options
The Tour B RXS is a premium golf ball, most similarly compared to Titleist Pro V1 or Titleist Tour Soft. The Tour B RXS stacks up well against the best golf balls available. It satisfies the needs of mid-speed golfers of any handicap looking for higher launch and maximum spin. Additionally, it is an excellent value in a tour-caliber premium ball.
I have discovered my new favorite ball that launches higher and spins more than my normal ball, and I will have it in the bag for when the conditions demand it.