Weight: 185 lbs.
Occupation: Insurance sales
Residence: Lynbrook, NY
Current ball: Bridgestone Tour B330-S
New ball: Bridgestone Tour B330-RX
Frank's Area of Improvement:
"I want a ball that flies higher, straighter and reacts well on the green."
Given his swing speed, Frank launches the ball fairly low, with more spin than is desirable. He requires a ball with lower (softer) core compression to increase launch angle and decrease backspin and sidespin with the driver.Steve Newman, Bridgestone fitting manager:
Weight: 230 lbs.
Occupation: Law student
Residence: White Plains, NY
Current ball: Distance 2-piece
New ball: Bridgestone e7+
Andrew's a big hitter, but he should have a much higher ball speed given his swing speed. He loses ball speed with his current 2-piece distance ball mostly because the core is too soft for him. He over-compresses it, which limits energy transfer.
Andrew's Area of Improvement:
"I want more distance with tighter dispersion. Simple, huh?"
Bridgestone's Fitting Methodology
"We strive to rein in the longest shots first and make these shots perform better," explains Steve Newman. "If we do that, there's a good chance that we'll be able to rein in shorter shots."
1 Hit your own ball into a net
using your driver. The "Science
Eye" launch monitor records ball
speed, launch and backspin.
2 The fitter checks the data, assesses the problem (if one exists), and then recommends a solution for the golfer.
3 Hit the recommended Bridgestone ball with your driver. The fitter checks comparative driver results using launch-monitor data.
4 Repeat with an 8-iron. Check that the new ball is within accepted range for launch, spin and speed.