Bridgestone makes a wide range of golf ball options for players to choose from. They have some key products that stand out for both high and low handicap golfers. I recently tested the Bridgestone Tour B RXS on the golf course to see how it felt and whether it could fit my game.
I was surprised by how the Bridgestone Tour B RXS has specifically targeted the better player with the slightly slower swing speed. Satisfying this player can be tough!
Read our full Bridgestone Tour B RXS review below.
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Bridgestone Tour B RXS Review Overview
- Great premium golf ball for those with average swing speeds
- 3 piece construction with Reactiv IQ Cover
- Excellent spin rates with iron in hand
- Strong performance off the tee
The Bridgestone Tour B RXS is a three piece golf ball with a compression of around 65. From a compression rating, the golf ball is considered a medium compression golf ball. This is a premium golf ball with a price point to match other premium balls like the Pro V1 or Callaway Chrome Soft.
Golfers who have slightly slower swing speeds but are still looking for a premium ball that spins and responds well around the greens will love the Tour B RXS and what it has to offer.
Of course, as with all Bridgestone golf balls, we will see a premium dimple pattern and the Reactiv iQ cover. Regardless of where you are hitting your shots, the ball will automatically respond and react the way it should.
Tour B RXS Key Technology
Let’s not forget that Bridgestone is the golf manufacturer that started the golf ball fitting concept. They are pretty smart when it comes to technology, innovation, and getting the right golf balls in players’ hands.
Here is some key technology you can expect to find in the Tour B RXS from Bridgestone.
Most Urethane cover golf balls have compression much higher than 65. Adding a Urethane cover to a premium lower compression ball is really what sets the Bridgestone Tour B RXS apart from the competition.
With Reactiv iQ technology Bridgestone says that the ball can get more distance from the tee while still allowing for more control around the greens. The Reactiv iQ technology allows for a softer overall feel without taking away any of the durability of this golf ball.
Dual Dimple Technology
What helps these golf balls perform so well in the wind or when trying to control the trajectory? The Dual Dimple Technology.
Instead of a standard dimple pattern, you will notice improved aerodynamics, better trajectory, and less drag when the Tour B RXS is in play.
Many golfers noticed when using the Tour B RXS that the ball flight is a bit higher than average. For some players, this led to even excellent stopping power on the greens. Having a golf ball with exceptional stopping power is tough to complain about, no?
Now that you have a better idea as to what technology is used in the Bridgestone Tour B RXS, it’s time to see how that works out on the golf course. Whenever I analyze golf balls and their performance, I look at the way the ball responds off the tee, with the irons, and then again around the greens.
Off the tee
I expected to lose a little distance from the tee with the Bridgestone Tour B RXS. Most of the time, when you switch to something with a bit lower compression, the distance that the golf ball travels is not nearly as far. With the Tour B RXS in play, I didn’t notice any distance loss.
One thing to keep in mind is that the ball does travel just a bit higher with the Tour B RXS in play. With the higher ball flight, if you struggle with the ballooning of your driver, you may have to make some adjustments.
Overall, I was pleasantly surprised with the performance off the Tour B RXS off the tee.
The iron performance with the Bridgestone Tour B RXS was impressive from a control standpoint. The ball does stop where you want it to; just a premium higher compression golf ball would. In addition, distance on iron shots was not a concern.
After some iron testing I noticed this is a softer feeling golf ball. However, it is not so soft that it feels mushy on iron or even half swing shots.
From a durability standpoint, I had no trouble playing with this golf ball for several rounds. The ball does not crack or scratch easily, something I thought might happen with the lower compression rating.
Short Game Performance
Short game performance is always the real test for me. If a golf ball wants to call itself a premium choice, it must have some really impressive greenside performance. When I put the Bridgestone Tour B RXS in play, I was able to play the shots I wanted around the green without worrying about losing control.
Stopping a pitch shot, hitting a bunker shot that lands soft, and getting the medium length approach shots to back up a couple of feet was not a problem.
I also looked closely at how the Bridgestone Tour B RXS came off the putter face. Sometimes lower compression golf balls feel mushy to me, and I don’t keep them in play long.
I think the urethane cover on this ball, as well as the fact that it incorporates the impressive Reactiv iQ cover, really helped to improve the overall feel when putting. The ball stayed on the line, rolled true, and caused me no issues when making short and long putts.
The key takeaway is that the Bridgestone Tour B RXS has most certainly earned a spot as a top-performing golf ball with premium technology and impressive feel, and it checks the short game box.
Anytime you see a golf ball with a Urethane cover, you can expect it will have a more premium feel. However, the one thing that scares a few players with the Tour B RXS is the fact that it is known for being soft.
A softer golf ball sometimes loses a bit of its control or accuracy because of the lower compression. This was not the case with the Tour B RXS.
In fact, the feeling reminded me of a softer Pro V1x. It’s similar to the Pro V1, with may just a slightly softer jump off the clubface. Soft feel at impact is so often described as a great benefit, but if you are not careful about the ball you choose, it can become an issue.
The softer feel of the Bridgestone Tour B RXS only helped with controlling the ball even more around the greens. When you add the soft feel to the high spin rates, all you need to do is learn how to strike the ball properly; the rest will happen for you!
Hopefully, you now feel a bit more knowledgeable about the Bridgestone Tour B RXS and what it is capable of. I would recommend this golf ball highly for those with less than 100mph swing speeds who need distance, accuracy, and greenside performance.
Without a doubt, the Bridgestone Tour B RXS is a premium-level golf ball that will cost you a bit more than other 3 piece balls on the market. However, the incorporation of the Urethane cover and the higher levels of greenside spin certainly help justify the cost of the Bridgestone Tour B RXS.
I would give this one a try. Thanks for reading our Bridgestone Tour B RXS review!