ClubTest 2022: 5 Tour Edge drivers tested and reviewed
This year’s ClubTest is bigger and better than ever. To help you make sense of the mountain of high-tech new clubs on the market, we put all of the latest offerings from the top golf club manufacturers to the ultimate test, making use of a state-of-the-art swing robot to put each club through its paces. Below you will find the test results and complete reviews of five Tour Edge drivers.
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TOUR EDGE DRIVER REVIEWS
Tour Edge Hot Launch C522
We tested: 9.5°, 10.5°, 12°
Our take: The no-frills design of the Hot Launch C522 is a welcoming one. It’s almost as though this driver becomes easier to trust, since there’s no fiddling with adjustable weight or adjustable hosels here. You simply grab hold and swing away, and in our experience, the results live up to the hype. This driver produced bombs that flew high and straight with moderate spin, with a dose of added shotmaking capabilities.
Tour Edge Hot Launch C522 driver
The details: The springy Diamond Face 2.0 cupface design improves ballspeed and a deep rear sole weight boosts MOI for added stability, especially on off-center strikes. Additionally, the A.R.C. Acoustic Engineering helps deliver a solid feel and sound.
Tour Edge Hot Launch E522
We tested: 10.5°, 12°, HL
Our take: We’re refreshed to see a driver that bills itself as being the “easiest driver you will ever hit.” And in our trials, we agree, the E522 makes it a cinch to get the ball airborne and comes with built-in slice control to help keep the banana balls at bay. Like the C522, its no-frills design makes it easier to focus on hitting good shots without worrying about whether your clubhead is calibrated in a way that best fits you.
Tour Edge Hot Launch E522 driver
The details: The Houdini Sole features an area towards the rear section that has added mass to push the CG deeper and lower in the clubhead for a higher launch and added stability on off-center strikes. It also comes with a flexy Diamond Face 2.0 clubface and, most notably, an offset hosel design and internal heel weighting to fight slices and hit more fairways. Comes with a shorter-than-average shaft as well for added control and consistency off the tee.
Tour Edge Exotics C722
We tested: 9.5°, 10.5°
Our take: The slightly smaller (445cc) look and feel of the C722 exudes what it means to be a driver made for better players. It’s both forgiving and playable, making it ideal for players who want added distance without sacrificing shotmaking control. The adjustability is great too, meaning you can fine-tune your settings and either set it and forget it or make minor tweaks to ballflight based on when and where you play. Either way, we suspect another big win for Tour Edge with this one. It’s also one of the best sounding drivers we tried this year.
Tour Edge Exotics C722 driver
The details: The Ridgeback and Carbon Wrap tech combine to add power behind the golf ball and helps move weight closer to the clubface for greater flex in the heel and toe areas resulting in more forgiveness across more of the clubface. A Front/Back weighting system allows for adjustments in MOI and CG for either added forgiveness or greater shotmaking maneuverability. Sound Diffusion Ribbing makes of an incredible sound at impact and, finally, the Diamond Face VFT (variable face thickness) tech makes the entire clubface hotter for more distance on center and off-center strikes.
Tour Edge Exotics E722
We tested: 9.5°, 10.5°, 12°
Our take: Some players want a driver they can rely on to hit more fairways—and in doing so, fly as far as possible. The E722 is hellbent on providing maximum forgiveness and distance thanks to a variety of technologies that combine to a 5500 g/cm2 MOI rating, which in layman’s terms is as high as weve seen. This means minimal twisting on off-center hits and straighter, longer tee shots.
Tour Edge Exotics E722 driver
The details: Comes with Ridgeback and Diamond Face VFT Technology for added power, better feel and greater forgiveness across more points on the clubface. Also comes with a 30-gram weight placed at the trailing sole edge of the clubhead, pushing the CG extremely low and very deep in the clubhead for more stability and a tighter shot dispersion. The Carbon Wrap tech on the crown further reduced unwanted weight to optimize the CG location and produce greater power. Lastly, an internal sound diffusion ribbing in multiple locations helps create a super-satisfying sound at impact.
Tour Edge Exotics Pro 721
We tested: 9.5°, 10.5°
Our take: The “Pro” in Pro 721 ought to be taken seriously as this driver is designed for better players who want low-spin performance off the tee, but don’t want to give up on custom tuning capabilities. Our testers said it “checks all the boxes for better players who want shotmaking maneuverability” and it “looks and feels like a better player’s driver should look and feel.”
Tour Edge Exotics Pro 721 driver
The details: There are two interchangeable weights located on the heel and toe region of the sole for flight tuning, a Ridgeback crown design with Carbon Wings in the heel and toe areas for a lower/forward CG for lower spin and more strength and, lastly, Tour Edge’s Diamond Face VFT tech and an adjustable hosel allow for even more ballflight/loft configurations.