MyGolfSpy Ball Lab is where we quantify the quality and consistency of the golf balls on the market to help you find the best ball for your money. Today, we’re taking a look at the 2022 Bridgestone TOUR B RXS. To learn more about our test process, how we define “bad” balls, check out our About MyGolfSpy Ball Lab page.
About the Bridgestone TOUR B RXS
Like the Srixon Q-Star Tour we covered in our previous Ball Lab, the TOUR B RXS falls within what we call the “non-Tour urethane” category. It’s a ball marketed for slower swing speed golfers who often prefer a softer-feeling ball and who won’t pay much, if any, low-compression penalty off the tee. As with other low-compression offerings, you can expect relatively high flight with low spin.
Bridgestone TOUR B RXS Construction
The Bridgestone TOUR B RXS is a three-piece ball with a 338-dimple cover.
Our samples of the TOUR B RXS were manufactured at the Bridgestone’s ball factory in Covington, Ga.
On our gauge, the Bridgestone TOUR B RXS has an average compression of 65. We classify that as a “medium firmness” offering. The TOUR B RXS isn’t nearly as soft as the softest two-piece offerings (Callaway SuperSoft, Wilson DUO, etc.). That said, it is the softest urethane-covered ball we’ve tested to date, significantly softer than a Pro V1, for example.
Diameter and Weight
Category for category, Bridgestone balls tend to run a bit larger than the market average. We weren’t shocked to find that the TOUR B RXS qualifies as large relative to our database average. With that, none of the balls in the sample was under the USGA minimum size.
Also worth a mention, all of the sample met our standard for roundness.
While the Bridgestone TOUR B RXS is a bit heavier than our database average (and that can provide a small distance benefit) none of the balls we tested exceeded the USGA’s weight limit.
Centeredness and Concentricity
Across the sample, we flagged only a single ball as bad for a concentricity issues. Specifically, the cover was appreciably thicker on one side of the ball than the other. Beyond that, we found nothing of any particular concern.
Core consistency and color were largely consistent throughout the sample which is typical for Bridgestone.
No notable cover issues were found.
Bridgestone TOUR B RXS – Consistency
In this section, we detail the consistency of the 2022 Bridgestone TOUR B RXS. Our consistency metrics provide a measure of how similar the balls in our sample were to one another relative to all of the models we’ve tested to date.
- Weight consistency for the Bridgestone TOUR B RXS.
- Weight was reasonably consistent from box to box with the lightest balls being found in Box 1.
- Diameter consistency for the 2022 Bridgestone TOUR B RXS falls within the Average range.
- The size of the balls runs large relative to our database average.
- Compression consistency falls within the Average range.
- Box 1 had the greatest variation with one ball being flagged as bad for being significantly softer than the sample average.
- The compression delta across the entire sample was 11.8 which is a bit below average.
- That’s largely the result of the bad ball in Box 1.
True Price is how we quantify the quality of a golf ball. It's a projection of what you'd have to spend to ensure you get 12 good balls.
The True Price will always be equal to or greater than the retail price. The greater the difference between the retail price and the True Price, the more you should be concerned about the quality of the ball.
To learn more about our test process, how we define “bad” balls and our True Price metric, check out our About MyGolfSpy Ball Lab page.
The 2022 Bridgestone TOUR RXS is a solid offering especially for those looking for the softest urethane ball they can find.
- Solidly average across the board
- Two bad balls in the sample
At the time of review, the 2022 Bridgestone TOUR B RXS receives a Ball Lab score of 75. That’s a couple of ticks better than the database average (73) at the time of testing.
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