ClubTest 2022: 3 new Tour Edge irons 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 three new Tour Edge iron models.
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TOUR EDGE IRON REVIEWS
Tour Edge Hot Launch E522
We tested: 3-PW, AW
Our take: For the golfer who wants total game improvement and who wants above else, as much help as he/she can get to hit more solid shots, the E522 Ironwoods are just the ticket. These iron/hybrid hybrids are so easy to hit that it feels a little like cheating. Shots hit on or off the center stick to the intended line very well and thin/fat shots are a thing of the past thanks to the magical Houdini sole design. For total game-improvement, look no further.
Tour Edge Hot Launch E522 ironwoods
The details: Sporting a shallow hollow-body design for added perimeter weighting and maximum distance, these iron-woods come with a Houdini Sole with lessens turf drag and lowers the CG deep and low for extreme playability. The offset hosel is designed to counteract/lessen slicing and the set can be combined or seamlessly integrated with E522 hybrids.
Tour Edge C522
We tested: 4-PW, AW, SW, LW
Our take: Game improvement irons don’t always need to look big or clunky, and Tour Edge further proves that with its C522s. They aren’t blades by any means, but they still have a traditional iron shape that masks multiple technologies designed to help boost distance and forgiveness across more points on the clubface. This means they may very well appeal to competitive players who seek more distance, especially in mid and longer irons.
Tour Edge C522 irons
The details: An internal VibRCor TPU insert creates a soft, muted feel while also aiding in perimeter weighting around the entire clubhead for maximum forgiveness. Additional technologies include a 360° undercut cavity for an increased launch, a wide sole design for easier turf interaction and a toe-weight that elongates the sweetspot for more consistent distance and feel. These irons are also “Power Lofted”, meaning they have strong lofts and low CGs for extreme ballspeed and distance gains.
Tour Edge Exotics C722
We tested: 3-PW, AW
Our take: Made to be a premium player’s blade packed with technology, the C722 is our favorite Exotics iron to date. It looks slick, feel smooth and produces the kinds of shots better players want on command. Trajectories are long and consistent and despite the added length, are still predictable and easy to control. Furthermore, the hollow-body design feels nothing like one. They still have a pillow-soft feel that better players crave.
Tour Edge Exotics C722 irons
The details: The highlight is the dual VibRCor technology — a TPU insert in the hollow body design behind the face that creates more ballspeed and a tour-desired feel. The full-face Diamond Face VFT (variable face thickness) technology delivers more consistent ballspeeds across more points on the forged Maraging Steel clubface that is plasma-welded to a 17-4 stainless steel body. The tour-inspired compact shape comes with a thinner topline and a shorter blade length at the request of touring professionals.