New Exotics EXS 220 Driver – All That You Need to Know

Over the next few days, I’ll be sharing information on the new Exotics EXS 220 metalwoods family. I predicted that the 2019 EXS range was going to be good, really good and highly underrated based on my reviews of the Exotics EXS hybrid. That hybrid ended up being the best that I’ve gamed to this point and is an “automatic” club. If you never made swings with the EXS irons or the driver then you really missed out.

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Fun Fact. The 2019 Exotics EXS driver finished on the podium for Teezy Award honors in the “Top Driver” category. As new products have emerged and information released, it was Tour Edge Golf who had me the most curious. How would they follow-up the very successful Exotics EXS range? The answer.  The Exotics EXS 220.

Today, we have a look at the driver.

In the release below we learn about everything that is the Exotics 220 range. I liken them to a proverbial love-child of the EXS and CBX 119 range (the latter I never made swings with).

New inclusions for the EXS 220 driver include…

  • Diamond-Face Technology
  • Exceptional forgiveness through very high MOI numbers
  • S.D Bar to enhance and improve the acoustics and more

Please see the press release below for all of the details. More to come.

 

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Tour Edge officially introduces the Exotics EXS 220 driver, fairway metal and
hybrid, featuring state-of-the-art game-enhancing innovations that vastly improves
upon the wildly successful and award-winning Exotics EXS line.

Exotics EXS 220 metalwoods feature Diamond Face technology, a major breakthrough in face technology that features different thick and thin diamond shapes or “mini-trampolines” behind the face, producing a hotter face with faster ball speeds and better performance on off-center hits, as well as reduced spin.

The all-new shapes and weight repositioning of the EXS 220 metalwoods have made
for the most forgiving and stable metals ever produced by Tour Edge.

“We have taken a substantial leap forward in design innovation with the entire EXS
220 line,” said Tour Edge President and Master Club Designer David Glod. “We set
an all-time record for Exotics metalwoods sold with the original EXS line and based
on the initial reaction to the performance from our partners and tour professionals,
we feel we will shatter that sales record with the EXS 220.”

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“Our goal is to make anyone who hits these side by side to clubs that cost twice as
much to question why they would ever think about spending the extra money,” said
Glod. “These clubs are that good. We will have a large amount of EXS 220 in play
on the professional tours and we will penetrate bags of the better players across
the globe due to the extreme performance benefits of these clubs. Truly, pound for
pound, nothing comes close to the EXS 220 metalwoods.”

The new ultra-premium, high-performance Exotics EXS 220 driver, fairway metal
and hybrid will be featured at the 2020 PGA Merchandise Show and will be available
for purchase worldwide on February 1, 2020.

EXS 220 Driver

The EXS 220 Driver produces extreme Moment of Inertia (M.O.I.) numbers with its
all new elongated face-to-back shape and adjustable 9-gram back weight to create
one of the highest M.O.I. ratings ever manufactured in a driver. Additional weights
will be available in 3 grams, 6 grams, 11 grams, and 14 grams to help dial in the
preferred swing weight and trajectory.

The driver features an all-new elongated shape and adjustable 9-gram back weight to create an M.O.I. of 5440 grams per cubic centimeter, a 20% percent increase over the previous EXS Driver. Helping secure such high M.O.I. numbers were also made possible by the employment of Triple Carbon Fiber technology featured on the crown and heel/toe areas of the sole.

This premium and extremely lightweight carbon fiber provide extreme weight savings that could then be repositioned into the back of the clubhead. The high-grade 8-1-1 Titanium face of the EXS 220 Driver is shallower and features a lower density, lighter Titanium to allow for more weight repositioning. Behind the face, the revolutionary Diamond Face technology features 42 different thick and thin diamond shapes, producing a massive sweet spot.

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The Diamond Face produces a hotter face with faster ball speeds, reduction of spin and better performance on off-center hits. Tour Edge engineers have placed a Sound Diffusion Bar (S.D. Bar) inside the clubhead that has been used to improve the acoustic engineering of the entire new EXS metalwood line up.

The S.D. Bar was modeled using the F.E.A software to research and fine-tune the
acoustical properties of the driver. The S.D. Bar is a similar idea employed in music
studios and concert halls with diffusion panels used to enhance the richness of sound.

The EXS 220 offers an unprecedented range of lofts from 7.5 degrees to 14 degrees
with three head options.

An adjustable hosel allows golfers to adjust the loft Plus/Minus 2 degrees up and
down, so with three lofts being offered in 9.5, 10.5, and 12 degrees, the EXS 220
offers an unprecedented range of lofts from 7.5 degrees to 14 degrees between the
three loft options. A left-handed version will be made available in the 10.5 loft option.

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To see the chosen stock shafts for the EXS 220 Driver, see the SpeedTested Shafts
section below that will explain how the optimal shaft for every flex and swing speed
has been selected for the EXS 220 line through extensive robotic testing.

EXS 220 Driver and Fairway SpeedTested Stock Shafts

85 MPH or Below Fujikura Air Speeder: Ladies (R3) | Senior (R2) | Regular (R)
85-95 MPH Fujikura Ventus 4T Core: 5-Regular | 6-Stiff
95 MPH or Above Project X HZRDUS Smoke Yellow: 6.0 Stiff | 6.5 X-Stiff

The Exotics 220 line-up will now be included in Tour Edge’s unprecedented 48-hour
custom delivery program for custom orders anywhere in the continental United
States.

The suggested retail price for the EXS 220 Driver is $349.99.

48-Hour Custom Fit Delivery

For the first time, Exotics product will be a part of Tour Edge’s unprecedented 48-
hour custom fit nationwide delivery guarantee.

Exotics EXS 220 will be available with Tour Edge’s 48-Hour Custom Fit Delivery
program where custom fit orders from an authorized Tour Edge EXS 220 fitter
arrive back to the end consumer in 48 business hours anywhere in the continental
United States. If the custom order is placed to Tour Edge by the authorized Tour Edge dealer by 2:30 PM Central time, the order will be guaranteed to arrive either back to the fitting location or directly to the consumer’s house.

Hand Built in the USA

All Tour Edge Exotics clubs are hand built in the United States at our headquarters
in Batavia, Illinois.

Lifetime Warranty

All Tour Edge Exotics clubs are backed with a lifetime warranty that covers any
manufacturer defects for the life of the product

 

#TeeBoxChatter – Club Testing SUB 70 Golf 699 Pro Irons

Club testing comes in many forms. From sessions on a driving range to on-course testing. Where testing truly matters most.

So far, testing of the SUB 70 Golf 699 irons has been conducted in a golf dome setting and on the range. January 2nd afforded me the chance to take the testing to the turf. Hitting off of mats is one thing but as most of us know the turf interaction is much different. In particular when the golf course is really soggy.

I headed to St. David’s Golf Club in St. David’s, Ontario to carry on testing of this golf club. The video below explains how testing was done on this day. Enjoy!

 

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PGA Golf Exhibitions Announces Multi-Year Participation Agreement with Titleist and FootJoy Beginning with the 2020 PGA Merchandise Show

NORWALK, Conn. (December 2, 2019) – PGA Golf Exhibitions announced today a new multi-year participation agreement for Titleist and FootJoy beginning with the 67th PGA Merchandise Show, Jan. 21-24, 2020, in Orlando, Fla.

The PGA Merchandise Show annually welcomes more than 1,000 top golf companies and brands and nearly 40,000 industry professionals from around the world to explore industry trends, test new equipment and technology, source widespread golf lifestyle merchandise, learn fresh business and retail strategies, network among peers and help move forward the business of the sport.

Titleist will participate in the PGA Show Demo Day on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the Orange County National Golf Center, highlighting its latest technology and offering hands-on testing of its full 2020 equipment lineup to PGA Professionals and golf retailers. During PGA Show days, Jan. 22-24, Titleist and FootJoy will showcase their complete product lines in two separate anchor exhibits and host a series of educational workshops within the Orange County Convention Center.

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Acushnet Holdings (Titlteist/Footjoy) announces a multi-year pact.

“We are pleased to once again welcome Titleist and FootJoy to the PGA Merchandise Show and greatly value their ongoing support of the Show and its attending industry professionals,” said PGA Golf Exhibitions Event Vice President Marc Simon. “Their participation throughout PGA Show Week provides an exciting experience across their full array of products and we look forward to helping them showcase the Acushnet family of brands for many more years to come.”

“On behalf of our nearly 29,000 PGA Professionals, we greatly appreciate the Titleist and FootJoy brands for their year-round support and promotion of PGA Professionals,” said John Easterbrook, PGA, Chief Membership Officer of the PGA of America. “Their annual activations at the PGA Merchandise Show help to educate and empower PGA Professionals to grow and improve their business during the most important golf industry week of the year.”

“The PGA Merchandise Show presents a unique opportunity for our Titleist and FootJoy teams to connect with a high concentration of partners, showcase our products, and provide connective educational opportunities for thousands of PGA Professionals,” said Peter Broome, Senior Vice President, Industry and Trade Relations. “The timing of this gathering sets the tone for the year and we look forward to participating for many shows to come.”

About Acushnet Holdings/Titleist & FootJoy

We are the global leader in the design, development, manufacture and distribution of performance-driven golf products, which are widely recognized for their quality excellence. Driven by our focus on dedicated and discerning golfers and the golf shops that serve them, we believe we are the most authentic and enduring company in the golf industry. Our mission – to be the performance and quality leader in every golf product category in which we compete – has remained consistent since we entered the golf ball business in 1932. Today, we are the steward of two of the most revered brands in golf – Titleist, golf’s leading performance equipment brand, and FootJoy, golf’s leading performance wearables brand. Additional information can be found at www.acushnetholdingscorp.com.

About the PGA Merchandise Show

The PGA Merchandise Show, “the MAJOR of Golf Business,” is organized in partnership with the PGA of America and is a trade-only event, not open to the public.

Learn more at PGAShow.com.

The Golf Industry Expo – Part 2

Last week, I attended the Golf Industry Expo put on by the PGA of Ontario in Kitchener. In a recap that I posted on Wednesday (Expo Recap), I covered some of the exciting products that I saw while I was there. Both equipment that has been released through press releases and others that were under embargo. One of those products seen has since been released to the public and consequentially I wasted no time in writing a review on the product. The Evnroll Putters ER10 Outback (ER10 Outback Review).  But there were more discoveries that I made that didn’t involve equipment.

I’m always into discovering and covering brands developed in Canada when I have the opportunity. Truthfully, I don’t get the opportunity too often. That changed last week during the show.

My first discovery was a golf lifestyle brand by the name of PLYR. PLYR is based out of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and they make apparel that lets people know that not only you’re a golfer but that you’re a PLYR… Or shall I say a player too. From a wide assortment of caps and toques (beanies) to outerwear and t-shirts, there is something from PLYR that you might like. I had the opportunity to talk to Plyr Golf Co-Founder and President Chase Porter and this is a brand that is starting to sweep across Canada and with any luck, beyond. For more information please visit Plyr’s website.

Later on in the day as I was walking through the show floor my eyes caught some pretty snazzy, bright, and fun pieces of apparel. Bright vivid colors, prints, and flamingos. Upon further examination, the booth was that of another Canadian apparel brand. This brand is just a little bit different than most I have covered. The reason is that it is apparel for junior golfers. Introducing, Swing Junior Apparel. Every year at the PGA Show I cover a lot of ground. The fashion end of the exhibition hall is massive yet out of all of the apparel on the floor there isn’t much in the way of dedicated junior golf apparel brands. Swing Junior Apparel is exactly that. They offer fun styles from girls rompers to athletic boys polos and everything in between. The apparel is high-quality, well-fabricated while the materials are lightweight performance fabric that is airy and they all have a great feel of hand. What’s more, is that they are very fairly priced. I had a great talk at the booth with Lynn holden (Logistics and Fulfillment) and I walked away very impressed with this brand, Swing Junior Apparel ranges in sizes from 4-18. Also of note is that they’re looking for Junior Golf Brand Ambassadors #SWINGtoWIN. For more information please visit Swing’s website.

There are more great products that I saw while at the show but if there is one that I wanted to talk about real quickly it would be new golf shoes coming out from New Balance Golf. I had the opportunity to chat with Wendy Shackleton (Owner of Shack’s Sales Agency). Ms. Shackleton is a rep for New Balance in Ontario. At the booth, I was introduced to the New Balance Fresh Foam Links SL. Available in a few different colourways including White/Green/Yellow these golf shoes are very attractive. As one might expect from a shoe company like New Balance they’ve invested countless hours of R&D into the kinesiology of the feet. The NB Fresh Foam Links SL”utilizes data-driven designs to determine zones in the midsole where altering levels of compression and resistance are aligned to provide ultra-soft cushioning and lateral stability”. Are you familiar with mapping technology like “BodiTrak” where it maps where your weight is placed throughout the swing? Well, that’s basically what New Balance had done with these shoes. They had my size so I tried them on. Right out-of-the-box they were comfortable, felt cushy but with support and quite frankly my temperamental feet loved them in the short time I had them on. A “live-fire” testing and review has been arranged and I will be wearing them in Orlando at the PGA Show. I cannot wait.

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Last but not least, I wanted to touch on a product really fast. While it may not be a golf product per se I wanted to touch on a beer, I mean, golf and beer go together right?! Just like peas and carrots. While at the expo I walked by a booth a tried a beer from a brewery that I had never heard of. That brewery was Amsterdam Brewing Company. Amsterdam are the producers of 3 Speed Lager which is a German-style Lager. this beer is the best-tasting beer that I have tried in my life. So good in fact that I have dubbed it “The Officially Unofficial Beer of UTNT”. This beer has won awards and rightfully so. If you’re a reader of mine and you live in Ontario, Canada get your hands on this craft beer. Amsterdam is the third-largest craft brewery in Ontario.

 

Until The Next Tee!!

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Ten Celebrity Golf Tips

Sometimes to make ourselves better we need to get out of our comfort zones. I’ve been the sole writer, photographer, and editor of Until The Next Tee that when I was approached recently about collaborating with another website I got a little bit spooked. The saying goes that what doesn’t kill us, makes us stronger”. Collaborating with another website, what kind of “rabbit hole” is this?

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Anyways, recently I was approached by a gentleman by the name of Chris Lee. Mr. Lee is a representative of Glencor Golf. Glencor Golf is a team of golf travel specialists that focuses on golf holidays in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

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If I liked the piece, I was asked by Mr. Lee if I would like to share an article with my readership from their blog. As it turns out the article was an interesting piece that analyzed a variety of celebrity golf swings. Celebrity golf swings included are Will Smith, Justin Timberlake, and #45 to name a few. The swings were analyzed by a PGA Professional with the premise of giving keys to maybe help “you” become a better golfer.

Please click on the link below to be redirected to Glencor Golf.

Ten Celebrity Golf Tips

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Bald Head Blues Staffer Joel Dahmen Poised to Play in his First Golf Major Sporting Bald Head Blues

BALD HEAD ISLAND, NC – May 15, 2019 – Bald Head Blues, a golf and island-inspired apparel company, distinguished by its golf cart with surfboard logo, announced today that company brand ambassador, Joel Dahmen, fresh off a hot week at the Wells Fargo Championship, will be teeing it up at the upcoming PGA Championship, donning Bald Head Blues.

“Joel is playing some pretty inspired golf, actually he is on a hot streak. At the Wells Fargo Championship, he shot two consecutive rounds of 66 and captured a runner-up position, just three strokes from the winner. Our team is extremely proud of him, and can’t wait to see him navigate Bethpage Black. We believe with his level of accuracy off the tee, we’re going to see some of his best golf yet,” commented Bald Head Blues Founder & CEO, Claude Pope.

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In Dahmen’s quest for the Wannamaker Trophy, he will be sporting apparel from Bald Head Blues’ Spring Collection. To combat some of the upcoming inclement weather, he will be wearing the company’s signature performance “Quarter Zip” jacket. He will also wear the highly popular, Albatross Polo golf shirt, in a variety of colors. The Albatross Polo golf shirt features ComfortDry Technology, which is lightweight, promotes moisture wicking, and has a 4-way stretch for ultimate performance. All of Dahmen’s apparel will be embroidered with the Bald Head Blues distinct logo.

Dahmen has enjoyed a successful 2019 PGA TOUR season with his runner-up position at the Wells Fargo, which allowed him to compete at the PGA Championship, but it also secured his 2020 PGA TOUR card. His high level of play also captured a T-9 finish at the Farmers Insurance and a T-12 finish at the Players Championship. He is currently ranked #32 in the Fed Ex Cup points and has won over 1.7 million in prize money.

These notable finishes, and Dahmen’s overall success this season can be attributed to his driving accuracy. He is currently ranked #20th on the PGA TOUR in driving accuracy.

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“Bethpage has some pretty difficult rough, imposing bunkers, and awkward angles, but look for Joel to be in the middle of the fairway,” added Pope.

In 2018, Dahmen signed a two year Bald Head Blues endorsement deal. Since joining the Bald Head Blues team, he is playing some of the best golf of his career.

 

About Bald Head Blues

“Clothing for Coasting”

For over 25 years, the Pope family has enjoyed the wonder and majesty of Bald Head Island with its acres of beaches, untouched marshes, maritime forests, pristine harbor, and casual coastal lifestyle. It’s a special place where nature’s abundance and casual lifestyle inspired the formation of Bald Head Blues. An apparel company that embraces the island’s extraordinary experience.

Unique to the island is its mode of transportation. Locals and tourists alike use electric golf carts to get around and more than often they are hauling beach chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, and surf boards. This island lifestyle where a quick ride to the beach becomes an adventure is represented by the Bald Head Blues logo.

All pieces in the Bald Head Blues Collections are fun, casual, colorful and classic. They employ high-performance fabrics, refined designs and an inimitable attention to details. The new 2019 Spring Collection which includes Aruba, Coral, Lavender, Regatta, and Spring magnify the island’s vibrant colors. Each series is bold, fresh, and energetic.

Bald Head Blues is known for their coastal and island style but their collections also incorporate technology like “Comfort Flex” which combines Pima cotton with the performance and stretch of spandex. For rounds played in the heat, Bald Head Blues has utilized “Comfort Dry.” This polyester/spandex blend is moisture wicking, lightweight and has a 4-way stretch for ultimate performance. The new Albatross Polo is also treated with a UPF 50+ for UV protection.

These high-performance technologies and fabrics are worn by Bald Head Blues brand ambassadors and PGA TOUR Professionals Joel Dahmen and Martin Piller. They both face extreme weather changes on the tour and their Bald Head Blues polos keep them comfortable and ready to compete.

Bald Head Blues transports you to a place you want to be – even if you aren’t there. Maybe it’s to the golf course, the tennis courts or on the beach. For the Pope Family, its Bald Head Island. Where do you want to go?

 

Sacks Parente Golf Company Welcomes Mike Zerah in Newly Created Position as Executive Vice President of Marketing ​ ​​

CAMARILLO, CA, March 14, 2019 – Sacks Parente Golf Company, builders of exceptional putters that defy convention, announces that Mike Zerah has joined the company as Executive Vice President of Marketing where he will focus on matching the Sacks Parente brand with the exceptional quality of its products.

Zerah comes to Sacks Parente with 12+ years of marketing experience, specifically in brand development. He’s helped some of the world’s leading brands, such as Nike, Jordan Brand, L.A. Lakers, and Bubba Watson connect on a deeper more intimate basis with their target audience. As Executive VP, Marketing for Sacks Parente, Zerah will be responsible for the direct development and implementation of the Sacks Parente brand and marketing strategies as well as new and existing products and will oversee the implementation of the marketing strategy – including campaigns, events, digital marketing, and PR.

An expert digital media strategist, Zerah is also the former Founder and CEO of Lucid Appeal, the premium fan engagement platform which powers mobile apps for the world’s top sports teams, brands, and athletes. He built Lucid Appeal from the ground up and successfully sold the company to OneUp Games, LLC, a tech company that provides mobile sports platforms. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business.

“I’m an avid golfer and have been using the same Scotty Cameron putter for 15 years and had no intention of switching,” said Zerah. “Within less than 24 hours of trying a Sacks Parente putter, the results were outstanding, and I was a convert. The quality of the product and the immediate success Sacks Parente has experienced after launching at the PGA Show make it a no brainer for me come on board and help grow the brand and the business.”

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Sacks Parente Series 39 Blade putters. 2019 PGA Show

“We’ve been growing faster than expected after our recent launch and have gotten to the point where it became clear that as part of our business growth strategy, our company would require a person who is dedicated to overseeing our branding and marketing efforts,” said Tim Triplett, CEO of Sacks Parente Golf. “Mike brings a wealth of experience and expertise in marketing with a proven track record of success, and we’re thrilled to welcome him to the Sacks Parente team.”

All Sacks Parente putter designs feature the company’s patented Ultra-Low Balance Point (ULBP) technology that lowers the balance point along the shaft between the sole and a point not more than 5 inches above the sole, causing the putter head to square and release at impact, delivering exceptional rollout and accuracy. In addition, all Sacks Parente putters maximize MOI by combining the use of ultra-light weight alloys and high-density tungsten, to significantly move more weight from the center of the putter to the heel and toe. The company has numerous patents and patents pending in regard to the science associated with these exceptional putters, which are available in both Player and Tour Models.

For more information, visit www.sacksparente.com.

 

 

About Sacks Parente Golf

Sacks Parente Golf Company was founded by Steve Sacks and Richard Parente, a legendary duo of golf professionals, who as entrepreneurs have founded, built and grown some of the best names in golf. They have advised, consulted and designed clubs for the who’s who of the industry over a combined 100+years. Sacks Parente Golf is based in Camarillo, California, in a facility that has been constructed with state-of-the-art robotics and analytic instruments to test and prove the science. The company is backed by sophisticated and strategic investors from the USA and Japan. Sacks Parente Golf is an NXV company.