It wouldn’t be quite accurate to say the seventh time is lucky for Tour Edge Golf and its Exotics XCG line of metal woods because the first six versions were outstanding. The Exotics line of metals raised the company’s profile and credibility as a major player in the equipment industry.
In other words, the XCG 1-6 lines are tough acts to follow. So here we go.
Tour Edge says the adjustable XCG7 driver offers more variability, technology, and material upgrades than its predecessors and will be available in two club heads – XCG7 and XCG7 Beta. Each driver has matte black finish and available in Fujikura Fuel and Tour shafts as well as Matrix Ozik White, Red and Black Tie shafts. Suggested retail for the XCG7 is $299.99 and $349.99 for the Beta.
The XCG7 driver, according to the company, features upgraded performance in a 6A4V titanium, 460cc driver head that produces easy-launching and high trajectory with added forgiveness. The new driver incorporates added adjustability with loft options from 8.5 to 12 degrees in one-half degree increments.
The Beta is a 440cc adjustable club head Tour Edge says presents “a smaller, refined shape” composed of 6A4V titanium with a deeper, beta titanium face. The new head also incorporates added adjustability with loft options from 8.5 to 12 degrees in ne-half degree increments.
Tour Edge says its engineers designed the “Power Grid” positioned directly behind the hitting area that creates an “accordion-like effect” and increases spring-effect by flexing at impact. The Power Grid, according to the company, alternates in thickness from 0.5mm to 1.0mm, allowing the thinner dimple-slots to flex, producing a hotter launch. Tour Edge metals, by the way, already were among the hottest on the market.
Tour Edge says variable face thickness technology offers multiple levels of thickness that maximize the spring-like effect from more points on the face, especially in the heel and toe areas.