Bridgestone Tour B RX Vs. Titleist Tour Soft Golf Balls Comparison Overview
Today we are going to be taking a brief but in-depth look at two golf balls that have become known for toeing the line between distance and short-game performance. Both of these balls present great value to a surprisingly wide swath of players.
However, when you can only choose one, you need all the facts. We tested these balls side-by-side not so much to determine which was better; but to decipher the things that make them unique from each other.
Bridgestone Tour B RX Golf Balls Overview
The Bridgestone Tour B RX balls have become favorites among mid and low handicap players for their performance off the tee and the deck and their amazing feel around the green.
The Bridgestone Tour B RX and the Titleist Tour Soft actually have very similar compression ratings. The 66 compression rating of the Tour B RX balls gives them good resistance off the club face while still providing a good amount of yield.
They also feature a urethane cover that gives them excellent spin control around the green. The gradational construction makes it very easy to work the ball off the face of your short irons. Off the long irons, the Tour B RX’s produce excellent ball speed and distance.
Spin is kept moderately low off the driver face. However, we would like to have seen less side spin off the tee.
Titleist Tour Soft Golf Balls Overview
The Titleist Tour Soft balls sport a 2-piece construction which actually does a better job of limiting spin off the tee.
The Titleist Tour Soft balls have a compression rating of 65 but for all intents and purposes, they felt as firm with our drivers and long irons as the Tour B RX balls. Off the wedges and short irons was a different matter. The Titleist Tour Soft balls definitely yielded more on chips.
From the tee, most of our testers were getting better distance with these balls than the Tour B RX balls (about 8 yards more on average). Around the green was a bit of a different story. The Titleist Tour Soft balls feature an ionomer cover that loses feel and control around the green.
If you are looking for short-game performance, the Bridgestone Tour B RX balls would be a good choice. If you want a better drive distance, check out the Titleist Tour Soft balls.