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2012 Hot List: Golf Balls

We found 34 balls that stand out. Why should you care? Well, if irons can be designed to address average players' flaws, balls can be, too.

VIEW LIST BY: $38 AND OVER | $25 - $36 | $20 AND UNDER

May 2012
Bridgestone B330

Bridgestone B330 / B330-RX / B330-RXS / B330-S

Price: $43/dozen
Medal: Gold

Performance: 4.5 stars
Innovation: 5 stars
Feel: 4.5 stars
Demand: 3 stars

Tech Talk: As of this year, all four models use a dual-dimple design aimed at reducing drag at launch (for more speed) and increasing lift later in flight (for longer carry). The B330 and B330-S use a softer, thinner urethane cover to improve feel and distance; the RX models feature a softer ionomer blend in the mantle layer designed to reduce sidespin.

Verdict: Bridgestone still makes the best case for using non-tour-speed balls (not that its elite balls are slouches, though). Still, even our fastest swingers liked the feel of the RXS best.

Info: bridgestonegolf.com
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