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Bridgestone Golf Unveils TourB Drivers, Fairway Woods, Hybrids and Irons

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
Categories: EquipmentNews

Ultra-premium, Japanese-crafted Models Available Mid-Spring

(COVINGTON, GA) – Bridgestone Golf – Innovator and manufacturer of premium golf balls, clubs and accessories – unveils its ultra-premium TourB Series of drivers, fairway woods, hybrids and irons, available in limited quantities through specialty retailers beginning mid-Spring.

The drivers are offered in three unique models, the XD-3, XD-5 and XD-7, each featuring a matte finish and adjustable hosel that allows eight face-angle / lie configurations. Details include:
XD-3 – 455cc head, round shape with deep face to promote a medium launch, neutral shot shape.
XD-5 – 460cc head, flatter, shallow-face design to promote a high launching draws.
XD-7 – 445cc head, classic pear shape that encourages low launching, fade-biased shot shape.
Each shares a variety of innovative features, including Flex Action Speed Technology (FAST), which increases ball speed for maximum distance, even on off-center hits. Working in conjunction with F.A.S.T., are Power Ribs in each driver’s base, promoting stability for increased ball speed and dampening vibration for excellent feel. The face of each of the TourB woods feature the company’s Power Milling, which stabilizes the ball at impact to increase quality compression and reduce surface slipping or skidding.

All three driver models come with a set of interchangeable weights (2g, 4g, 6g, 8g, 10g, 12g) to help players dial-in preferred trajectory and shot shape. Additionally, a variety of exotic premium shafts are offered stock, including top models from Mitsubishi Diamana, Fujikura, UST Mamiya and Aldila (estimated added value of more than $300).

“We wanted to do something really special this year and decided to go ultra-high-end in every facet to create a line that combines incredible craftsmanship with the latest technological innovations,” says Zack Kupperbusch, Golf Club Marketing. “To launch the product, we will be working with a select group of authorized fitters, who will custom build each club to perfectly suit customer needs and preferences. Further information on fitting locations will be available shortly.”

The XD-F fairway woods feature a shallow-face to encouraging solid contact from both the fairway and tee box and are available in 15* and 18* lofts. Designed with the compact shape preferred by better players, the XD-H hybrids are available in 18*, 21* and 24* options. Both fairway woods and hybrids include the same technological features outlined above for driver models.

Adding to Bridgestone Golf’s celebrated line of forged irons for low handicappers is the cavity-backed X-CB and traditional X-Blade. Both feature high-quality 1020 Endo forging, 15 premium shaft options and minimal offset for a clean address and excellent workability. Additionally, the two have a forged mass strategically placed behind the impact zone for incredibly solid feel and response. The X-CB is engineered with a wider sole to prevent digging and encourage smooth turf interaction, while the X-Blade has a narrow sole, preferred by many Tour players, to help shape shots of all varieties.

Drivers will be priced at $699, while fairway woods and hybrids are listed at $399 and $249, respectively. Both the X-CB and X-Blade will be $1200 (4-PW).

The Tour B Series joins the respected Bridgestone line-up of Tour-proven drivers, fairway woods, hybrids, irons, wedges and putters tailored to players of all abilities.

Bridgestone’s professional staff features 14-time major championship winner Tiger Woods, FedExCup champion Brandt Snedeker, Olympics bronze medalist Matt Kuchar, Masters winner Fred Couples, three-time major champion Nick Price, Bryson DeChambeau, and LPGA Tour star Karrie Webb.

About Bridgestone Golf

Headquartered in Covington, GA, Bridgestone Golf USA manufactures premium golf balls, clubs and accessories under Bridgestone and Precept brands. The company started making golf balls in 1935 and, as the world’s largest tire manufacturer, leverages its 900 rubber polymer science engineers worldwide to produce high-performing products. The pioneer of ball fitting since 2007, Bridgestone has conducted more than 300,000 in-person sessions using launch monitors and one million-plus online. The data informs continuous innovation and advancement of ball technology. Bridgestone Golf USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bridgestone Sports Co. Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo.

More information: www.bridgestonegolf.com.

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