Expert Review: Bridgestone 2022 Tour B X Golf BallsPublished on 04/03/2023 · 4 min readThis review is my honest opinion of the golf balls, which I purchased with my own money in January in 2023 and tested for 7 rounds.
Close up view of Bridgestone's Tour B X alignment and dimple structure. All photos courtesy of Michael V.
About this Review: This review is my honest opinion of the golf balls, which I purchased with my own money in January in 2023 and tested for 7 rounds.
The Bridgestone Tour B X Golf Balls are a top-performing golf ball option for golfers with faster swing speeds that want to minimize spin. Bridgestone’s most premium line caters to the more experienced or skilled golfers.
About the golf ball I own
- Model: 2022 Bridgestone Tour B X
- Color: White
- Average score: My average score on the course is around 74.
- Handicap: My current handicap index is 0.8.
- Experience: I have been playing golf for a decade.
- Right/Left-handed: Right-handed
- Typical shot shape: Fade
- Typical trajectory: Lower Flighted shots
- Club swing speed: 108-115mph
- When I bought this: January 2023
- Days tested: 7 full rounds
- Where I’ve used it: Tested at the Arizona Country Club and Talking Stick (AZ).
- Weather and wind conditions: Warm and cold weather conditions, wind, rain, and shine.
- Turf conditions: Firm
- Green speeds: Fast
How it performs
What I was looking for
I have been looking for the perfect golf ball. One that sounds, feels, and performs right for me on every shot. I am very particular and enjoy learning what I like (and don’t) about each golf ball.
Why I chose this golf ball
I chose the Bridgestone Tour B X Golf Ball to copy Tiger Woods. I love the added distance off the tee box and figured Tiger did not lie about the added distance off the tee when switching from the Tour B XS to the Tour B X. I tested out plenty of golf balls in my pursuit of happiness/perfection, such as the Mizuno RB Tour X, Srixon Z Star XV, TaylorMade TP5x, Titleist ProV1x, and Wilson Staff Model.
What I love about it
- Distance: The Tour B X offers lower spin rates which equate to exceptional distance, especially off the tee box. There’s a noticeable difference in switching from the Tour B XS for this reason. I see more carry and roll out off the tee box with the Tour B X.
- Feel: Great feel on full shots and chip shots. Firmer feel on slower swings and around the green and softer feel with the longer clubs. Very similar to ProV1xs with putting as far as sound and sweet spot feel.
- Green Spin: Minimal greenside spin, which is optimal for my game. It allows me to drop the ball and keep it where I’d like it. I’d rather have to add spin than take it off personally.
- Durability: Very durable, a small step above other manufacturers for durability, like Srixon and Mizuno. I notice wear after one round. I use a ball for a round, assuming I don’t lose one or smack a tree/cart path. No golf ball is scuff mark proof.
Issues I’ve encountered
- Other: Not as unique of a feel or sound as one would hope for after switching from the Tour B XS, which had a very muted sound and soft feel while putting.
Best shot with this golf ball
My best shot with these golf balls was off the tee box and into the green. They offer the carry and roll off the tee box I enjoy and the hit-and-stop minimal spin into the green. The Tour B X allows me to play aggressively to continue to make great golf memories.
Value for the money vs. other options
Bridgestone golf balls offer a ton of value for one’s money. They also have less expensive golf balls, such as the e12 or e6s, that offer extreme quality. However, Bridgestone’s Tour series is its most premium offering. For comparison, I’ve tested plenty of options from other manufacturers, such as the Mizuno RB Tour Xs, Srixon Z Star XVs, and TaylorMade TP5x. The closest performance/feel comparison is the Titleist ProV1x, although priced a bit steeper. That said, Bridgestone’s entire Tour line offers exceptional value even when compared to competitors priced higher or lower.
Bridgestone’s Tour B X will leave faster-swing golfers with no complaints. These offer a unique feel and dimple structure—a true golfer's ball.