Tour Edge Golf’s new E8 driver will be available in early October at a suggested retail price of $299.99 – a great price for a driver from a company with a solid reputation for metal woods technology and performance.
At the core of E8 driver technology, according to the company, is the center of gravity location and its ability to increase ball speed for additional distance.
E8 drivers will be available in two options – E8 and E8 Beta – each with adjustability with loft modifications and an interchangeable sole weight. A discerning feature of the E8 models, Tour Edge says, involves the center of gravity location focusing on faster ball speeds. Tour Edge says its engineers positioned E8’s CG slightly lower and forward for a higher launch, and faster ball speed with less spin. The Beta utilizes a higher, more forward CG position, the company says, to produce a more penetrating trajectory, increased ball velocity, and minimal spin.
The standard E8 club head is customized with a 460cc titanium head with a noticeable lower profile. The Beta driver is highlighted by a 440cc Beta Titanium face Tour Edge says produces a slightly lower, more boring trajectory.
The E8 club heads will include loft options from 8.5 to 12 degrees in ½ degree increments. Each driver comes standard with a seven–gram weight in the sole, but can be changed with the purchase of an optional weight kit. The three-piece weight kit includes a five-gram, 10-gram, and 12-gram weight, kit ($49.99). Individual weights are available for $19.99.
Tour Edge says the driver’s swing weight can be adjusted by altering the weight in the sole, allowing players to further dial in their desired flight and feel.