Bridgestone Golf Unveils TOUR B JGR Clubs
- Category: Inside Golf
- Published: 2018-09-13
COVINGTON, Georgia — Bridgestone Golf, innovator and manufacturer of premium golf balls, clubs and accessories, unveils the next generation of its popular JGR club lines, which will be available at select retailers, club fitters and online beginning October 8.
Designed to provide maximum performance for a variety of golfers, the TOUR B JGR collection consists of new models in the driver, fairway wood, hybrid and iron categories. The lines are already garnering attention from PGA TOUR superstars, as Bridgestone Golf staff players Matt Kuchar and Brandt Snedeker replaced their former drivers with the TOUR B JGR model earlier this summer.
“After my switch to the new TOUR B JGR, I’ve seen an increase in distance and a more consistent ball flight,” says Kuchar. “The change was a no brainer.”
“I didn’t expect to make the switch so easily but when I compared the data on trackman, I was seeing three mph more ball speed and an extra six yards,” adds Snedeker.
Beyond ringing endorsements from TOUR players, the JGR lines are equally capable of helping mid-to-high handicappers find their edge thanks to a plethora of innovative features. The driver, fairway wood and hybrid models were engineered with Bridgestone’s Power Mill Face Design, producing low spin and stabilizing the ball at impact to increase quality compression time. Additionally, Boost Wave Crown technology creates internal and external channels that allow the crown to flex at impact for a higher initial launch and ball speed.
Two new JGR iron sets are also packed with innovation. The HF2 line is a forged, game improvement cavity back set designed for mid handicappers. Constructed with an ultrathin face that promotes exceptional distance, the heads include a rubber polymer insert to enhance feel, reduce vibration, and ensure crisp sound at impact. For higher handicap players, Bridgestone offers HF1 irons, featuring a thick, hollow cavity design that provides easy launching distance in an extremely low COG forged head. Variable face thickness provides responsive feedback on hits across the face.
“Our JGR lines have built up a loyal following since the original launch in 2015. The new TOUR B JGR builds on that success by providing golfers with the combination of style and forgiveness.” says Zack Kupperbusch, Golf Club Marketing. “While our brand is commonly associated with the best golf balls in the world, JGR is an excellent example of how we’re bringing innovation to all corners of the industry.”
Additional details on the new clubs include:
Driver (MAP $399)
- Draw Biased Weighting: 8g external weight and 25g internal weight promotes draw bias
- Power Rib Sole: Keeps the sole of the driver rigid at impact for increased ball velocity
- Lofts: 9.5, 10.5 and 11.5
- Stock shaft: UST Mamiya Recoil 460 ES
- Grip: Custom Yellow Golf Pride
Fairway Woods (MAP $229)
- Variable Face Thickness: Provides greater distance on off-center strikes
- Options: 3-wood (15 degree), 5-wood (18 degree)
- Stock shaft: UST Mamiya Recoil 460 ES FWY
- Stock shaft: Grip: Custom Yellow Golf Pride
Hybrids (MAP $219)
- Lofts: 19, 22, 25
- Stock shaft: UST Mamiya Recoil 780 ES Hybrid
- Grip: Custom Yellow Golf Pride
HF2 Irons (MAP $899)
- 1025 Forged Construction
- Shafts: True Temper XP 95
- Set make-up 5-AW, 4-iron offered separately
HF1 Irons (MAP $849)
- 1030 Forged Construction
- Shafts: UST Mamiya Recoil
- Set make-up: 6-PW, 5-iron and AW offered separately
- Driver: 9.5, 10.5
- Fairway Woods: 3-wood (15 degree)
- HF2 Irons: 5-AW
Bridgestone Golf offers a variety of clubs, golf balls and accessories to meet the needs of all players. For more information, Bridgestone Golf.
Beyond Kuchar and Snedeker, Bridgestone Golf’s professional staff includes 14-time major championship winner Tiger Woods, Masters winner Fred Couples, young phenoms Bryson DeChambeau, Lexi Thompson and more.
About Bridgestone Golf
Bridgestone Golf USA is based in Covington, GA and 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-plus rubber polymer science engineers worldwide to produce high-performing products. Customer swing and related data, captured through its popular, nationwide ball-fitting program, advises continuous advancement of ball technology. Trusted by amateur golfers and professionals like Tiger Woods, Fred Couples, Matt Kuchar, Brandt Snedeker, Bryson DeChambeau and Lexi Thompson, Bridgestone equipment helps improve shots and scores. Bridgestone Golf USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bridgestone Sports Co. Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo.
For more information, bridgestonegolf.com.