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A Review On: Bridgestone Golf 2014 Tour B330 Golf Balls

Bridgestone Golf 2014 Tour B330 Golf Balls

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I've played three rounds with the B330.  I wanted to like the ball, but it just isn't a good fit for me.  I typically play either a NXT Tour or Pro-V1, so I can't help but compare this ball to my norm.


The B330 did not spin or check for me on pitches and chips.  I like to pitch and chip with backspin rather than allowing the ball to roll forward.  I couldn't achieve my usual control with the B330.  I tried hitting consecutive shots with the B330 and a Pro-V1, and the Pro-V1 far outperformed.


Off the tee, there was no spin of note.  Ball flight was low to mid, which is preferred.  This is certainly not a distance ball.  Even on my best swings, I lost distance from both carry and roll.


Overall, the B330 feels very soft and spongy.  Putting was noticeably different as I felt as though I had to hit the B330 harder than my usual balls.  I guess I prefer a ball with a firmer outer shell.  Even off the tee, the ball felt too squishy, lacking rebound.  Some players may prefer this, but it just wasn't for me.


The softness affected the durability.  The B330 picks up scuffs easier than the Pro-V1 and much easier than the NXT Tour.  I'd imagine playing this ball perhaps three rounds of regular wear and tear before replacing it.  I suppose that's pretty typical, but the B330 seems easier to damage.


I wonder if I just don't have the consistent swing speed to take advantage of this ball.  It's geared toward 105+.  While I think I'm hovering somewhere in the 100-110 range on driver swings, I may not be consistent enough to meet what the ball requires.


I gave a few to a playing partner, and he really liked them, though for the price point, he said he wouldn't switch from the Pro-V1.


Overall, I won't be playing the B330s, though I'll certainly check out the other offerings from Bridgestone, as I have liked playing their balls in the past.


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