ClubTest 2022: 4 new Tour Edge fairway woods 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. Below you will find the test results and complete reviews of four new Tour Edge fairway wood models.
You can find the full list of ClubTest fairway wood reviews here.
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TOUR EDGE FAIRWAY WOOD REVIEWS
Tour Edge Hot Launch C522
We tested: 15°, 17°, 19°, 22°
Our take: Fairway woods are sometimes an overlooked category, but they really shouldn’t be. A good fairway wood is a lifesaver when the driver runs awry or when you need to go long on a par-5 from the fairway. Tour Edge’s no-nonsense design aesthetic works well for the C522, proving that sometimes a cleaner/simpler design is better than one that will leave you guessing whether or not you have it dialed in for your game. The ball pops off the face, flies high and lands soft. That’s the fairway wood trifecta.
Tour Edge Hot Launch C522 fairway woods
The details: The popular Diamond Face 2.0 acts as a mini-trampoline for a boost in ballspeed and added accuracy, especially when shots are hit away from the sweetspot. Additional features include A.R.C. Acoustic Engineering for better sound and feel and a rear sole weight for a lower and deeper CG.
Tour Edge Hot Launch E522
We tested: 16°, 20°, 23°, 25°, 27°
Our take: It’s new, but we look at the E522 as something of a throwback to when manufacturers built fairway woods to first and foremost get the ball airborne and, second, to help lessen a slice. These woods do just that and are as player-friendly as any we’ve tried this year, with high ballflights and nary a slice after several hits.
Tour Edge Hot Launch E522 fairway woods
The details: Comes with Tour Edge’s Diamond Face 2.0 for more springiness and greater ballspeed across more points on the clubface, a shallow face design to make it easy to strike high-launching shots and, most recognizably, an offset hosel design and internal heel weighting to counteract slicing.
Tour Edge Exotics E722
We tested: 13°, 15°, 16.5°, 18°, 21°
Our take: The Exotics E722 comes loaded with technology to help hit the ball farther with extreme forgiveness, making it a venerable driver alternative off the tee and a long bomber from the fairway. It comes with much of the same technologies found in the driver bearing the same name, which in our opinion makes this fairway wood as close to being a driver as it can be without being one. It’s super long and a blast to hit off the turf or tee.
Tour Edge Exotics E722 fairway woods
The details: Comes with a RyzerSole rail and added weight from the leading edge to the trailing edge to produce a lower CG for a higher launch and an optimized spin rate. Additional technologies include an adjustable backweight and a Maraging Steel/Diamond Face VFT clubface that increases the springiness for a more explosive launch across more surface area. Also comes with a carbon crown for further CG optimization and A.R.C. Acoustic Engineering for improved sound and feel.
Tour Edge Exotics Pro 721
We tested: 13°, 15°, 16.5°
Our take: The Pro 721 borrows practically all the technology you’ll find in the Pro 721 driver, making it a stout driver alternative off the tee. It’s really long—so much that we suspect you won’t miss carrying a driver. From the fairway it’s sneakily forgiving, with shotshapes that fly with a flat/piercing trajectory. Put it this way—it’s a player’s wood but can easily be wielded by an average golfer who maybe wants a wood that doesn’t produce spinny shots as much as some other fairway woods do.
Tour Edge Exotics Pro 721 fairway woods
The details: The Pro 721 comes in a traditional pear shape that better players like because it tends to enable more shotmaking capabilities. Further technologies include a Ridgeback chassis and Dual Carbon Wings for an optimal CG placement low and forward in the clubhead, resulting in a more penetrating launch with lower spin. It also comes with a Flight Tuning System, which includes two weights located on the heel and toe for a customized ballflight. Lastly, the acoustics are enhanced via internal sound diffusion panels for a crisp sound at impact.