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August 26, 2014

Tour Edge Exotics E8 Driver: First LOOK!

Posted at 1:04 PM by Michael Chwasky

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The new 460cc Exotics E8 driver ($299) is designed with a low and forward CG location, which promotes higher launch, lower spin, and faster ball speed and distance. The E8 also features a somewhat low-profile design, which further aids players who struggle to launch the ball high in the air (a critical characteristic for maximum distance). 

A channel positioned behind the clubface in the sole of the club is deeper than it was on the previous XCG7 model, allowing for increased face flex at impact. This “Power Grid,” design is aimed at further enhancing the club’s ability to produce lower spin and faster ball speed. A variable face thickness design works with the “Power Grid,” to provide improved performance on shots struck away from the center of the face, particularly in the heel and toe areas as well as low on the clubface. 

Adjustability is provided by a hosel that offers lofts ranging from 8.5-degrees to 12-degree in .5-degree increments, allowing for very exact custom tuning. The E8 can be further customized using an interchangeable 7g sole weight that can easily be swapped out to alter swingweight, ballflight, and feel. 5g, 10g, and 12g interchangeable weights are available in an optional weight kit. 

The matte black E8 is available with a number of popular shafts including Fujikura Pro Series and Pro Tour, Aldila Rogue Silver and Black, and Mitsubishi Bassara E-Series models. As with all Tour Edge clubs the E8 comes with a lifetime warranty and a 30-day play guarantee. 

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For players with higher clubhead speeds who prefer a driver with even lower spin and slightly lower launch, Tour Edge also offers the Exotics E8 Beta ($399) model. Featuring a 440cc deep-faced clubhead, the Beta is built with a slightly higher CG location than the standard model, which promotes a more penetrating trajectory and even lower spin rates. A beta titanium clubface insert not included in the standard model enhances feel at impact while also increasing ball speed. 

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April 24, 2014

Tour Edge Exotics CB PROs Forged Wedges

Posted at 1:47 PM by Michael Chwasky

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The first forged wedge to ever appear in the Tour Edge Exotics line, the new CB PROs ($100) features precision-milled MONGO grooves that provide the most extreme sharpness and width allowed by the USGA. The grooves are also built with smaller micro-grooves for added face roughness and spin control.

Other features of the CB PROs include a tour-grind beveled sole for enhanced versatility from a variety of lies and 1025 carbon steel construction for a Tour-like feel. Available in 50, 52, 54, 56, and 60-degree models.

Exotics CB PROs forged wedges come with Tour Edge’s lifetime warranty as well as a 30-day play guarantee.

(Photo: Courtesy of Tour Edge)

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September 23, 2012

Winner's Bag: Brandt Snedeker at the Tour Championship

Posted at 8:45 PM by David Dusek

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DRIVER:
 TaylorMade Burner SuperFast (8.5°) with a Fujikura Motore VC 7.2 X shaft
FAIRWAY WOODS: Tour Edge Exotics CB4 (13°) with a Mitsubishi Diamana Blue Board 73X shaft
HYBRID: Ping Anser (20°) with a UST Mamiya VTS 100 X shaft
IRONS: Bridgestone J40 Cavity Back (4-PW) Aerotech SteelFiber i95 Constant Weight shafts
WEDGES: Bridgestone J40 (52°, 56°) with a  True Temper X100 shafts; Titleist Vokey Design Spin Milled (60°) with True Temper DG Spinner shafts
PUTTER: Odyssey White Hot XG Rossie
BALL: Bridgestone Tour B330 

See-Try-Buy: Learn more about BridgestoneOdyssey, Ping, TaylorMade, Titleist and Tour Edge clubs and schedule your fitting with GolfTEC or Golfsmith.

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(Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

November 21, 2011

Brazen power: Tour Edge’s XCG5 driver uses chemical bonding, not welding

Posted at 11:26 AM by David Dusek

Paint, graphics and clever designs mask the fact that your driver is not made from a single piece of material. The face, the part that actually hits the ball, is welded to the body, and in many cases the crown is yet another separate piece.
 
According to Dave Glod, founder and owner of Tour Edge Golf, welding is fine but the process adds weight to the club and makes some areas too rigid. So instead of welding the pieces of the new Tour Edge XCG5 driver together, his company is brazing them. The brazing process chemically bonds the titanium crown of the club to the body so no welding is necessary.
 
In this video, Glod explains the process:

 

According to Tour Edge, the combination of no welds and the super-light titanium crown allowed designers to create six Weight Pads that concentrate more mass in the bottom and rear sections of the club. This added weight lowers the center of gravity and helps to create a higher ball flight.
 
Tour Edge also claims that because there are no welds to stiffen the edges of the face, which has been made 12 percent larger than its predecessor, the XCG4, the XCG5 driver should help golfers maintain ball speed on mis-hits and increase forgiveness.

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To help golfers increase swing speed, the top of the XCG5 slopes down from the face to the rear section for improved aerodynamics. But for players who really want to squeeze out every last bit of power, Tour Edge is making a super ultra-light version of the club available that features a 40-gram Graphite Design Tour AD shaft and a lightweight Winn Lite Exotics grip. The whole club weighs in at a scant 271 grams. Slightly heavier stock shafts—including a 50-gram Fujikurea Blur and a 60-gram Aldila RIP Sigma—are also available.
 
Look for the Exotics XCG5 in pro shops now for about $329.

See-Try-Buy: Learn more about Tour Edge clubs, and schedule your fitting with GolfTEC or Golfsmith. 

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