Pros: Nice flight, nice off the putter, good distance, very durable
Cons: Pricey,more expensive than my normal gamer
When I was picked to test these balls out I was elated. I have only one experience with Bridgestone balls and that was the 2010 e-5. I was definitely dissatisfied with those balls. Felt like hitting rocks. I was quite pleasantly surprised with the new Tour B330RX.
I will break this down to 5 different categories: Distance, Spin, Putting, Durability and Overall Feelings.
A little background on me. I am about a 20 handicap, shoot mid 90's but can score as low as mid 80's or up to 110. My swing speed with driver is about 98-100. My normal gamer is a Callaway Chrome +.
Distance: I think that the distance was similar to what I am used to. I love how the ball felt off of all my clubs. It has a nice mid high trajectory but I never felt that the ball was ever ballooning on me. My normal gamer the Chrome + was longer on drives, but about neck to neck compared to irons, hybrids and fairway woods.
Spin: I felt that the Bridgestone definitely checked up on the green and had little to no roll out on half and full wedge shots. The true test for me was 150-200 out shots. The Bridgestone actually performed a little better than my Chrome + as far as roll out after hitting the green with longer shots.
Putting: Now that we are on the green lets putt. I felt the ball had a true roll and did not feel too soft or firm. Putting is all about feel and sound and although the sound off the putter wasn't unpleasant, I just didn't care for it. I like a muted click. The Bridgestone Tour B330RX was louder than I like. I can probably get used to it but I love how the Chrome+ feels off the putter.
Durability: This ball lasts and lasts and lasts. I played a total of 2 1/2 rounds before I retired 1 ball in a lake. It didn't matter if it was a full wedge or half wedge shot this ball just took it. Even when it received cart path love the scuff was minimal. I am definitely impressed
Overall Feelings: I really really liked this ball and it does not disappoint. I gave a sleeve to one of my normal playing partners and he loved it as much if not more than his normal gamer Bridgestone e-6. I will definitely give Bridgestone another look. I was so disappointed with the e-5 that I tried I didn't think I would ever consider a Bridgestone ball. The only thing holding me back is the price. I am not comfortable spending on the Pro-V1 level for balls yet. But I definitely think I will give the e-5/e-6/e-7 family another chance.