Tour Edge Golf is one of two companies who are really doing it right. The Batavia, Illinois based golf company has re-examined their business model and changing things up just a little bit. How? Well, firstly they are getting a little more aggressive in their marketing. They’ve not only taken out ads on Golf Channel but they’ve also been featured on the “Morning Drive”. Tour Edge Golf has been introducing a lot of golf technology in equipment at an extremely fair price point.
If there is an entire product range that I’m curious about it’s their new EXS line-up. In earlier press releases that I’ve shared I’ve talked about their new EXS iron set and their EXS driver. Both feature premium components (shafts) and an ultra-competitive price point. The EXS driver has a suggested retail price of $299. A rarity in today’s golf industry.
The EXS has a little sibling in the EXS fairway metal which deserves a mention in its own right. A premium shaft, Variable Face Thickness that increases the sweet spot and adjustable weights are some of the highlights of this new fairway metal. All of this tech can be yours for $229.99.
There’s a lot to like about this club if going by the marketing material but putting it to the test is another situation altogether. I’ve had luck with Exotics fairway Metals in the past (XCG6). Hitting this off of the tee would be fun but I would love to swing this club off of the deck. The weight towards the trailing edge would lead me to believe that it would be easy to strike off of the deck. Especially if that’s where the heaviest weight is (Tour Edge Golf’s Flight Tuning System). It’s all about playability and hitting Par 5’s in two.
For more information please see the press release below.
Tour Edge, Golf’s Most Solid Investment, officially introduces the Exotics EXS fairway metal, featuring a myriad of game-enhancing innovations that has led Tour Edge to market the EXS line with the tagline Pound for Pound, Nothing Else Comes Close.
The loaded-with-technology fairway metals feature a Flight Tuning System (FTS) that includes 11-gram and 3-gram interchangeable weights, Cup Face Technology with Variable Face Thickness (VFT Technology) for an expanded sweet spot, multi-material usage of Carbon Fiber for ideal weight distribution and a new and improved SlipStream™ Sole for faster clubhead speed through the turf.
The new ultra-premium, high-performance fairway woods will be available worldwide on November 1, 2018.
“The EXS fairway metal is a beautiful and traditional pear shape that we’ve been able to combine with five different integrated technologies,” said Tour Edge President and Master Club Designer David Glod. “Exotics fairways have always been known for its superior performance characteristics and the EXS is no different. In fact, in the independent tests we’ve conducted, it’s going to provide a ton of distance gainand less dispersion to a wider variety of skill levels than ever before.”
The FTS™ Technology allows adjustable sole weights to be moved to two alternate settings; an 11-gram weight in the heel, 3-gram weight in the rear for lower spin, slice-reducing shape and a medium launch and then the 3-gram weight in the heel and 11-gram weight in the rear for medium spin, neutral shape and a higher launch. Additional weight screws can be purchased as a kit that includes 6-gram, 9-gram and 14-gram weights.
The EXS fairway metal head features premium exotic metals; a brand new United States manufactured, high-density Carpenter steel. The hyper-strength strength steel is quench-hardened, a special heating technique that takes 750 degrees to provide an extreme amount of strength while allowing for a thinner face. This cup face design allowed for Tour Edge to make the face thinner than in any previous model for a greater energy transfer. The high performance hexagonal Variable Face Thickness (VFT) offers multiple levels of thickness that maximize forgiveness from more points on the face, especially in the heel and toe areas.
The aerodynamics in the EXS fairway wood are greatly enhanced by new and improved wider SlipStream speed channels on the sole that create a faster clubhead speed due to smoother turf interaction. The CG location of the EXS is positioned closer to the face for less spin, creating a trajectory that fights wind and increases roll.
An ultra-premium Tensei CK Blue 2G shaft series by Mitsubishi Chemical is the chosen stock shaft for the EXS fairway metal. Extremely light yet extremely stable throughout, the Tensei Blue CK features advanced materials like Carbon Fiber and Kevlar mixed with other lightweight materials that weigh in the 50-70 gram range depending on flex. A 50-gram weight will be available in Ladies, A-flex andRegular, a 60-gram shaft available in Regular, Stiff and X-flex and a 70-gram shaft available in Stiff and X-flex.
The Exotics EXS fairway metals are available in five different lofts; 13, 15 and 17 degree 3-woods, an 18 degree 5-wood and a 21 degree 7-wood. The 15 degree 3-wood is available in left handed.
The suggested retail price for the Exotics EXS fairway metal is $229.99.
Every Tour Edge club comes with a lifetime warranty and a 30-day play guarantee. For more information, call (800) 515-3343 or visit touredge.com.
Exotics EXS fairway metal Bullet Points
- FTS™ (Flight Tuning System) allows adjustable sole weights to be moved to two alternate settings: FTS1 11-gram weight in the heel, 3-gram weight in the rear for lower spin, slice reducing shape, medium launch. FTS2 3-gram weight in the heel, 11-gram weight in the rear for medium spin, neutral shape, higher launch
- Carbon Fiber Toe creates extreme weight savings re-distributed to optimized positions creating extremely high MOI
- SlipStream™ Sole with wider speed channels create an even faster clubhead speed by minimizing turf interaction
- U.S. Carpenter Steel Cup Face quench-hardened high density steel made thinner for to-the limit COR
- Variable Face Thickness delivers legendary Exotics power from more contact points on the face
- More forward CG reduces spin and adds more power from the face
- Genuine Tour-preferred ultra-premium Mitsubishi Tensei shaft is extremely light yet extremely stable throughout
- *EXS fairway metal Alternate Weight Kit available separately with 6-gram, 9-gram and 14-gram weights
About Tour Edge
In 1986, David Glod founded Tour Edge with a focus on offering golfers with high quality and technologically advanced golf products that were as cutting edge as they were affordable. He is now considered one of the preeminent master club designers in golf club design and has led Tour Edge to be a Top 10 manufacturer in every club category.
Tour Edge products have been put in play on the PGA TOUR, PGA Tour Champions, LPGA Tour and Web.com Tour, as well as European professional tours, and have been in play in every PGA TOUR major event and in Ryder Cup competitions, leading to over 15 wins for players playing Tour Edge products on the PGA Tours.
In 2018 alone, Tour Edge clubs have earned five wins, eight runner-up finishes, 24 Top 5 finishes and over 40 Top 10 finishes on the three PGA Tours.
Until The Next Tee!!