“Straight From The Tour Van” – The Tour Edge Golf Exotics Pro 721 Hybrid

The “straight from the tour van” Exotics Pro 721 Hybrid is a Limited-Edition small batch production that is being offered to the public in only 1000 total pieces.

The Exotics Pro 721 Hybrid ultra-compact shape was designed to be the most iron-like hybrid on the market. It features tour-inspired shape with a tour-prototype look and feel that features a new matte finish on the crown.

Exotics clubs have been in play by over 120 different PGA TOUR players with over 1,600 Exotics clubs in play on the three PGA Tours over the past few seasons.

The Pro 721 hybrid was designed with the feedback from those PGA TOUR professionals Tour-Inspired Shape – The limited-edition Pro 721 Hybrid features tour-inspired ultra-compact shape with a deeper square-face. Ball strikers with faster swing speeds tend to gravitate towards smaller, more compact hybrid designs that they can swing with an iron-
like swing.

Extreme Heel and Toe Flight Tuning System – The clubhead features a Flight Tuning System (F.T.S.) adjustable heel (3 grams) and toe (15 grams) weights on the sole. Adjusting the F.T.S. dual weights in these ports that are placed to the extreme heel and toe of the clubhead can drastically affect ball flight and shaping shots in this compact design.

Diamond Face 2.0 Technology – Different diamond shapes of variable face thickness behind the face act as mini-trampolines to create faster ball speeds and expand the sweet spot to outer areas of the face. There are a total of 41 total Diamond shapes featured on Diamond Face 2.0 on the Pro 721 Hybrid.

Sound Diffusion Panels – Sound Diffusion Panels are placed strategically inside the club head vastly improves the acoustic engineering of the entire new Pro 721 metalwood line up.

TrueLoft System – A TrueLoft System ensures extra quality control in the bending process of unfinished Pro 721 hybrid heads and includes an extensive triple-check on loft and lie in the final stages of the manufacturing process. This commitment to making sure that each club head fits the exact intended loft helps players expertly dial in their preferred distances.

The Tour Edge R&D team expects an average of six to eight yards in between each loft, giving the Pro 721 a 24–36-yard distance gap from 17-degree to 20-degree.

Stock Shaft Options

The stock shaft for the Exotics Pro 721 Hybrid is the TENSEI AV RAW hybrid series from Mitsubishi. Both of these RAW hybrid shafts feature a RAW finish that reveals the Aluminum Vapor (AV) Coated Weave in the butt section, a visible look at the added stability this unique weave provides.

  • TENSEI™ AV RAW Blue hybrid shaft provides Mid-Launch, Mid-Spin properties.
  • TENSEI™ AV RAW White hybrid shaft is the heavier option of the two and provides Low-Spin and Low-Launch.

Low Scores and Drivers That Suck

Whether you call it The Open, The Open Championship, or the British Open can we all just agree that debating about the name of the event is stupid? It’s pretty apparent that it’s called “The Open” if you look at the grandstands and everything associated with it. People, it’s right there!

The name is right there. All over the place. (Photo Credit: The Open)

If you’re anything like me and live in North America, you were up early watching the action from the 149th Open Championship. While many golfers amongst us prefer The Masters as our favourite of men’s golf’s Major Championships, it’s The Open Championship that’s my favourite. There’s all of the history of the golf courses that make up the rota and I love links golf. Not just to watch though because links golf as it happens is my favourite to play.

It’s nice to see all of the fans gathered at Royal St. George’s Golf Club in Sandwich, Kent. Avid, very knowledgeable golf fans that for the most part don’t scream obnoxious things liked “Mashed Potatoes”. There was a loud “get in the hole” at one point for one of Tommy Fleetwood’s putts, so there was that. As I watched the action today I sort of sat there sipping my coffee and gnawing away at my English Muffin with a side Old Cheddar Cheese and quietly thought to myself, “Damn, it’s been two years” since we last watched this championship.

Leader after the first round of the 149th Open Championship. Louie Oosthuizen. (Photo Credit: Sky Sports)

I then had my first glimpses of the leaderboard and I was taken aback a little bit by the scores that were being posted. American lefty Brian Harman was leading the way at -5, Jordan Spieth was sitting at -4 and Canadian Mackenzie Hughes was sitting at -3. I started to do some quick mental math and thought, “If the winning score of this is -16 or lower this is totally going to suck”. Sure, it will mean that good golf was played but I love The Open because of the potential for carnage. As it stands right now 78 players are at Even Par or better.

Often, the weather plays a huge role because in some cases we see four seasons in one week. Honestly, I’m hoping that the winds pick up and some rain comes creeping into the area this week. Looking at the forecast though, there’s no rain in the forecast and to be totally frank the weather looks to be very good. Moderate winds? Meh, that isn’t so bad.

For the field navigating their way around Royal St. George’s, they just have to avoid the fescue around the golf course. Just hit the fairway and half of the battle is won. First round leader Louis Oosthuizen proved that. But then there are other’s that were a little less fortunate. Phil Mickelson fired a bunch of blanks during his +10 (80). Patrick Cantlay struggled a bit as did other notables like Adam Hadwin, Matt Kuchar, and Jason Day,

The forecast for Sandwch, Kent.

In typical fashion Bryson DeChambeau also made his presence known, but for all of the wrong reasons. Every time that I watched him strike a golf shot it was from the fescue. That’s not newsworthy, but what is newsworthy is that he absolutely lambasted the R&D team at Cobra Golf. DeChambeau would later issue a statement/apology.

In a return volley, a representative from Cobra Golf had this to say…

My take on this is pretty simple. Say you rent an apartment and you don’t like it. What do you do? You move. You leave that apartment and find something better. My advice to Bryson is exactly that. If you don’t like the products that Vice President of Research and Development Tom Olsavsky and the rest of the team at Cobra Golf are releasing then look elsewhere. Find equipment that suits your needs or better yet, design your own. Draw up plans, then design with a computer (CAD design), make a 3-D model, test that prototype and then bash your head against the wall time and time again until you get it just like how you want it. Bryson, you never ever bite the hand that feeds you.

Moreover, if I’m Cobra Golf I’m talking to my legal team to see if there was any sort of breach of contract on DeChambeau’s part in making these statements. Statements that were definitely malicious and detrimental to the brand. By definition, his statement was defamation but making it more serious is the fact that it was libelous. There’s a permanent record of this presser everywhere which brings it from basic slander to libel. While I understand that PGA TOUR players get points towards the $40M prize pool known as the “Player Impact Program” somehow, I don’t think that this is what they had in mind with the “Nielsen Brand Exposure Rating.”

I’ve jokingly referred to Bryson as “Biff” since he bulked up. So, with that being said, I have some food for thought. If you’re so long, bragging about short courses like Royal St. George’s and a place like Augusta National being a “Par 68” why aren’t you just mashing irons off of the tee. Hit every single fairway. Have a short iron or wedge in every time and yu’re looking at Birdie attempts all week. It worked for Tiger. Food for thought.

For the record, I have not made swings with RadSpeed so I can’t tell you if the driver “sucks”. But based on the way that the products have trended over the last near decade that I’ve been doing equipment reviews drivers from Cobra have gotten better and better. Besides, what has he been playing and winning with? If you won Bay Hill playing with a KING LTD, why not play “it”? Sometimes in life, we have to take responsibility for our actions and look directly at the person in the mirror.

Until The Next Tee!

#fightandgrind #seeuonthenexttee

JumboMax® Team Member, Retief Goosen, captures a2nd Place Finish at the 41st U.S. Senior Open

(JUPITER, FL) – JumboMax® Golf Grips, the leader in oversized grip technology, announced today that Retief Goosen, who recently made the switch to JumboMax Tour Series Grips on his woods, irons and wedges, captured a T-2nd Place Finish at the U.S. Senior Open held at the Omaha Country Club in Nebraska this past weekend.

Goosen recorded 13 Birdies for the tournament and ranked T-13th in Scrambling (56.25%). Goosen made birdies on 17 and 18 to cap off a round of 66 on Day 3. “Finishing birdie-birdie on the last two holes was big,” he said, adding that the par he saved on the 16th felt like a birdie as well.

“We’d like to congratulate Retief on his runner-up finish this week,” said John Mazzanoble, President of JumboMax Grips, “and we’re excited to see what the future holds for this World Class Champion now that he’s a member of Team JumboMax!”

JumboMax Grips simply fit your hands better for increased distance, better accuracy and more solid ball striking. Their patented design and larger diameter provide a superior “Finger-Palm™ grip” that is revolutionizing the game of golf.Don’t know your grip size? Determine the best JumboMax grip size for you with our Online Grip Fitting Tool. https://jumbomax.com/grip-fitting/

Independent tests by GolfTest USA and Golf Etc. showed that in nearly every category tested, from club head speed, launch angle, side spin, back spin to carry distance, JumboMax Grips outperformed standard golf grips. Once you try them, you’ll never want to go back to a “skinny” grip again.

Dominant Golf, LLC is the parent company and manufacturer of JumboMax Golf Grips. The company was created with the goal of developing a better way for people to learn, play and love the game of golf. The JumboMax Grip was designed with computer and laboratory technologies and has been studied extensively on golf ranges and courses with golfers of varying skill levels including low, intermediate and high handicap players.

For more information about JumboMax Golf Grips, visit www.JumboMax.com

A Compact Head. A Deeper Face. This is the new Exotics Pro 721 Fairway Metal From Tour Edge Golf

The “straight from the tour van” Exotics Pro 721 Fairway is a Limited-Edition small batch production of three 3-Wood lofts that is being offered to the public in only 1000 total pieces.

The Pro 721 was designed to be a low-spinning rocket for faster swingers seeking a more
compact head with a deeper face.

The Exotics Pro 721 Fairway features tour-inspired shape with a tour-prototype look and feel that features a new matte finish Ridgeback support system on the crown.

Exotics clubs have been in play by over 120 different PGA TOUR players with over 1,600 Exotics clubs in play on the three PGA Tours over the past few seasons.

The Pro 721 metals were designed with the feedback from those PGA TOUR professionals.

Tour-Inspired Shape – The deeper face, shorter heel to toe and compact front to back is the ideal shape for the best players in the world. Designed for maximum workability, the Pro 721 Fairway features a slightly smaller 155cc tour preferred head size on the three lofts of 3-Wood offered. The compact head ensures a low spin, penetrating ball flight.

Extreme Heel and Toe Flight Tuning System – The clubhead features a Flight Tuning System (F.T.S.) adjustable heel (3 grams) and toe (15 grams) weights on the sole. Adjusting the F.T.S. dual weights in these ports that are placed to the extreme heel and toe of the clubhead can drastically affect ball flight and shaping shots in this compact, low-spin
design.

Ridgeback Support System and Dual Carbon Wings – The Ridgeback spine within the Carbon Fiber crown acts as a brace to produce more power on center hit and allows for greater face flex in the heel and toe, meaning off-center hits achieve greater power and ball speed.

Ridgeback replaces extra titanium from the crown and sole with wrap-around Dual Carbon Wings that allowed for a precise and strategically placed Tour-level CG location, moving as much weight as possible to a low-forward position that produces the lowest possible amount of spin for faster swing speeds.

Diamond Face 2.0 Technology – The Pro 721 Fairway utilizes Diamond Face 2.0 technology, a major breakthrough in face technology that features 43 different thick and thin diamond shapes or “mini-trampolines” behind the face. This produces full-face forgiveness with faster ball speeds on off-center hits. Diamond Face also contributes to the
reduction of spin in the club head.

Sound Diffusion Panels – Sound Diffusion Panels are placed strategically inside the club head vastly improves the acoustic engineering of the entire new Pro 721 metalwood line up.

Stock Shaft Options

The stock shaft for the Exotics Pro 721 Fairway is the TENSEI AV RAW series from Mitsubishi. All three RAW versions feature a RAW finish that reveals the Aluminum Vapor (AV) Coated Weave in the butt section, a visible look at the added stability this unique weave provides.

  • TENSEI™ AV RAW Blue features the softest mid-section and the most action of the three RAW shafts, leading to a smooth feel without a big hinge and kick.
  • The TENSEI™ AV RAW Orange is a Counter-Balanced shaft with more weight placed near the grip and hands for greater stability and control and is a lightly softer offering than the RAW White in the mid/tip section.
  • The TENSEI™ AV RAW White features the stiffest tip section and lowest spin of the trio of RAW shaft offerings, while still offering smooth action that doesn’t feel boardy.

New Limited Edition “Straight from the Tour Van” Exotics Pro 721 Metalwoods Announced by Tour Edge

Tour Edge, the pound for pound industry leader in performance and innovation, today introduces their new limited-edition Exotics Pro 721 Series: the Pro 721 Driver, Pro 721 Fairway and Pro 721 Hybrid.

The new Exotics Pro 721 family of metalwoods from Tour Edge Golf.

Only 1000 of each will be made available to the end consumer in this special small batch “Straight from the Tour Van” series.

The more forward Center of Gravity (CG) Pro 721 metals were designed for the players with faster clubhead speed to produce low-spinning, penetrating shots.

The all-new designs feature more compact heads and with deeper faces that sit open at address for the driver/fairway and perfectly square at address for the hybrid.

The tour-inspired metalwoods showcase the extremely popular and highly effective Ridgeback support system in a new matte finish on the driver and fairway metals, while the hybrid features a matte finish stainless steel crown.

Diamond Face 2.0 technology is utilized on all three of the metals.

The Pro 721 metals were designed with the feedback from the 120 PGA Tour professionals who have played Tour Edge over the past few seasons, including over 25 players choosing to play Exotics drivers in tournament play.

“We’ve become the leader in low spin technology and Pro 721 is taking that to a new level,” said Tour Edge founder and Master Club Designer David Glod. “These designs lead to penetrating shots with an extremely tight dispersion that maxes out distance, while still offering healthy launch angles.”

The Pro 721 series will range from $449.99 for the Pro 721 Driver, $299.99 for the Pro 721 Fairway and $249.99 for the Pro 721 Hybrid.

All three of the models will come stock with the popular Tour-winning Mitsubishi TENSEI AV RAW shaft series with the TENSEI AV RAW Blue, Orange or White for the driver and fairway and TENSEI AV Blue or White hybrid shafts for the hybrid. Other custom shaft options will also be available.

The new Exotics Pro 721 metalwoods will be available through select Tour Edge retailers and custom club fitting locations on August 13, 2021.

***Editor’s Note – More detailed information will be posted on the driver, fairway metals, and hybrids over the next couple of days.