For ClubTest 2021, we tested and reviewed 22 new drivers to help you find the right one for your game. (For more on our testing process, click here.) Below are the results for the Tour Edge Hot Launch C521 and E521 drivers. You can find the full list of drivers and test results here.
Tour Edge Hot Launch C521, E521
C521: 9.5°, 10.5°, 12°; E521: 10.5°, 12.5°, 15°
Our take: One game-improvement model for all? What fun is that?! The E521 and C521 are both smartly designed for players who need some launch and distance help, but they come in decidedly different packages: the C521 is more of classic shape with minimal offset while the E521 has more offset paired with draw-biased weighting in the heel. Testers responded well to what Tour Edge describes as the diamond-patterned “mini trampolines” in the face of both drivers, which boost less-than-pure hits. “Lively feel off the face and feels light,” one tester said.
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Tour Edge Hot Launch C521 Driver
Tour Edge Hot Launch E521 Driver
The details: Don’t be fooled by the C521’s more traditional shape: It’s still loaded with game-improvement goodness, including a rear weight that pushes back the club’s center of gravity for 20 percent more stability — and more launch lift — than what its predecessor offered. The sloped crown reduces drag (and enhances speed), and a deep channel in the sole delivers excellent weight distribution and forgiveness. With the E521, much of the magic rests in the “Houdini Sole,” aka weight on the extreme trailing edge of the sole, paired with a curved leading edge under the face, that results in a low, deep CG for longer, higher, straighter shots.