It was a bit of an accident that I got to this review at all. I’ve I had a box of Bridgestone Tour B330-S golf balls sitting in my garage for some time. I hadn’t intended to try them any time soon based on my experience with the previous models. They were simply too hard feeling. During a recent round I was struggling a bit and had lost a few balls. When looking for for one of the lost balls, I found a brand new B330-S, the 2012 model with the dual dimple pattern. I threw the ball into play on the next tee, the 15th hole. 15 is a very tough 440 yard par-4 which is uphill. I knocked that B330-S inside the 150 marker, the longest drive I’d hit on that hole all year. I was hitting a wedge into a green I normally hit 5-7 iron. At that point, the ball had my complete attention. I’ve played the B330-S now for the last roughly eight rounds with very good results.
Bridgestone Tour B330-S Golf Ball – look closely for the dual dimples. Click to zoom.
Bridgestone Golf Tour B330-S Overview
The Tour B330-S is Bridgestone’s higher spin “tour” ball. “Tour” meaning what most tour players would use. Tour balls are typically higher compression and higher spin. That higher compression is one of the reasons I’d avoided trying the ball. That avoidance was clearly a mistake on my part, as I’m able to compress the ball just fine despite not having the swing speed of someone like Matt Kuchar or Fred Couples. (more…)
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I was cruising along an artery of the city yesterday when I drove up alongside this cat’s car.
Traveling Golf Club Salesman
Is this guy a traveling golf club salesman? Would you buy clubs from him? I wonder what clubs he carries? I suspect he builds his own.
Ah it has been a while since I’ve posted something in the fairly new “Boneheads” category here. Here’s a good one:
Two stroke penalty for attempting to improve her lie in a hazard…
I’ve read a few accounts over the last day or so of this lady who ran her car into a sand trap at Whitinsville Golf Club in Northbridge Massachusetts. I finally found a picture of the car in the trap through a HOG Facebook friend.
Apparently a drunk lady was following the directions of her GPS a little too literally. The unit told her to turn left, so she immediately turned left and drove through a corn field and onto the golf course. Then her car dropped several feet and became stuck in a sand trap.
Obviously this lady was not using one of the new golf GPS devices which shows hazards and gives aerial views of the golf holes.
The driver admitted to drinking half a liter of vodka and will be charged with drunk driving, driving with a suspended license, negligent driving and driving with an open container of alcohol in the vehicle.
She will also be assessed a two stroke penalty for grounding her car in a hazard.
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