Review: Tour Edge Exotics XCG6 driver is hot and long

I’m a big fan of Tour Edge Golf’s Exotics line of drivers and metal woods. The Exotics XCG6 driver is no exception. The club looks good at address, sounds good and the ball flies off the club face with good speed and trajectory, although occasionally it will launch a little high.

Tour Edge Golf's Exotics XCG6 driver

The XCG6’s adjustable Flight Control Technology is easy to use and easy to spot the differences between the four face-angle/loft settings. That is, the ball reacts far differently when the driver is set for a draw than it does for a fade.

I know, that’s what it’s supposed to do, but some drivers do it better than others. The XCG6 is among the best. A word of advice: Set the driver to the “N” or neutral position on the SCT hosel to start and adjust from there. You might be surprised (I was) in the result, meaning you might not have to adjust from the neutral position.

The only downside to the XCG6 is the Graphite Design Tour AD shaft. There is nothing wrong with the shaft itself, understand, but at 42 grams, it’s too light for me. Actually that’s the same problem I have with the XCG series of fairway woods, too. It’s easily solved, however. I put in a 60-gram UST Pro Force shaft and had much better feel and control of the driver. The heavier shaft allows me to swing the XCG6 driver as hard as I want with more confidence.

Swing one for yourself. I think you’ll like the results.


2 Responses to “Review: Tour Edge Exotics XCG6 driver is hot and long”

  1. Steerpike

    I just bought the XCG6 with the stock Matrix Ozik 6.1 shaft and agree it is FUN to hit. It is the longest driver I have tried from this year’s crop of drivers (Ping G25, Anser, Nike Covert) and very good dispersion too. The club feels in control throughout the swing and the ball jumps off the clubface. It may not occur to many looking for a new driver as Tour Edge doesn’t have the same profile as the big OEM’s, but it is a great looking club, a real performer and well worth giving a serious hard look.

  2. Bobby

    This driver is really the best that is out there. I am getting 280+ carry and 20 yards roll on average with 113 mph swing speed. My settings are neutral. I had tried both TM drivers and the Covert before this and they were much shorter. I do have the S flex and the matrix ozik 6.1 shaft. People should really be brand agnostic and see what this amazing driver can do for them.


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