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Tour Edge Exotics XCG7 and XCG7 Beta drivers



Tour Edge Exotics has announced the release of its latest drivers, the XCG7 and XCG7 Beta.

The drivers offer golfers more adjustability than their predecessor, the XCG6. According to Tour Edge, they also perform better thanks to upgraded materials and the company’s new Power Grid section on the front part of the drivers’ sole.

The XCG7 driver measures 460 cubic centimeters. Its face is made from 6A4V titanium, and has an adjustable hosel that gives golfers the ability to adjust loft from 8.5 to 12 degrees in 0.5-degree increments.

The XCG7 Beta targets better players, with smaller, 440-cubic-centimeter head that has a deeper face to help golfer achieve a more penetrating trajectory. Like the XCG7 driver, its face is also made a 6A4V titanium, and it features the company’s Power Grid — an accordion-like section on the sole located behind the driver’s face that Tour Edge says creates more spring-like effect at impact. The Power Grid alternates in thickness from 0.5-to-1 mm, which encourages the dimples slots to flex.


Both drivers have Tour Edge’s hexahedron weight pads in the rear of their heads to maximize moment of inertia, but they’re positioned in different areas in each model. The XCG7 has the weight located lower and deeper in the head to encourage slightly more spin and a higher launch angle, while the XCG7 Beta has the weights positioned closer to the face to encourage a lower launch and lower spin. Each model also has weight removed from the rear center of the sole, allowing more weight to be moved to the heel and toe areas.

Unlike previous Tour Edge models, the drivers have a matte black-painted crown. The word “Exotics” is written on the rearward heel portion of XCG7, while the word “Beta” is scrolled on the Beta model.

The drivers are available with either a Fujikura Fuel or Matrix Ozik White, Red or Black Tie shaft. The XCG7 will sell for around $300, while the Beta will cost about $350. For more information, golfers can call Tour Edge at (800) 515-3343 or visit Tour Edge’s Website.

Click here to see what members are saying about Tour Edge Exotics’ newest drivers.

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  1. RER

    Oct 1, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Same way Adams makes great hybrids but nothing else that is very special,

  2. snowman0157

    Aug 27, 2013 at 8:49 am

    Looks pretty good to me(just need to take some sandpaper and remove the logo on the crown). Always wondered about TE drivers; don’t understand how they can build FW’s that receive such high ratings, but their drivers never seem to rate that high in reviews.

  3. j.a.

    Aug 27, 2013 at 4:06 am

    Great clubs but with an exotic price. Anyway, we’ll wait a few months and we’ll buy it for 30% of the release price 😉

  4. Robb Houle

    Aug 26, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    Release date yet?

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Bettinardi unveils new BB1 F Summer Lovin’ putter



Bettinardi unveiled a new addition to The Hive at its Summer Social last night, and it’ll have you pining for the days of a certain festival on Max Yasgur’s farm.

The BB1 Flow Summer Lovin’ putter is a new creation from Robert J. Bettinardi that features the company’s first-ever stainless steel tie-dye PVD pocket insert.

Here are the specs for this truly groovy golf club.

  • Material: 303 Stainless Steel
  • Insert: 303 Stainless Steel Tie Dye PVD
  • Face Milling: Micro Honeycomb
  • Weight: 358 grams
  • Finish: Tour Blast
  • Lie: 70°
  • Loft:
  • Toe Hang: 3/4
  • Grip: Orange Lamkin

The BB1 Flow Summer Lovin’ will be available through The Hive and Bettinardi specialty dealers on Thursday, June 28th for $750.

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Kenny Perry WITB 2018



Equipment is accurate as of the 2018 US Open (6/12/2018).

Driver: Vertical Groove (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue 60 Tour X

3 Wood: TaylorMade M4 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Atmos Tour Spec 7X

5 Wood: TaylorMade M4 (18 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Atmos Tour Spec 7TX

Hybrid: Exotix CBX (19 degrees), Adams Idea a12 (17 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI-95x Hybrid

Irons: TaylorMade r7 (4-PW)
Shaft: KBS Tour

Wedges: Cleveland RTX-3 (54-14), TaylorMade MG Hi-Toe (60), Hopkins Golf (64)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Scotty Cameron Circle T T5W
Grip: Scotty Cameron Pistol

Discussion: See what GolfWRX members are saying about Perry’s clubs. 

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SPOTTED: New Callaway Forged irons… Apex or Legacy?



Photos of a new Callaway Forged iron popped up in our GolfWRX Forums, and our members are trying to figure out whether they’re going to be replacements for Apex Pro irons, or whether they’re an update on the Legacy series. They could also be X-Forged irons, but since Callaway recently came out with new X-Forged irons, that would be unlikely.

Here’s what GolfWRX Members are saying:

  • elwhippy: A new Legacy iron? Looks a bit Japanese shaped. 
  • mattTHEkatt: Like an X-Forged/Legacy Black mashup. They look powerful. 
  • DTown3011: …gotta be the next Apex!
  • J13: Pics look like a newer legacy black.
  • mgholda: Pics look like a newer legacy black.
  • TheMoneyShot: I thought Cally was going to phase out the Apex name after they released the MBs?
  • john443: A larger cavity in these then the X- Forged… competitor to the 750 and AP3 maybe? …or Legacy Black finally brought to retail…hallelujah. CF16 replacement???!
  • Equipto: These look very sharp, and like thumpers. I don’t care if they are a Legacy Black or Apex replacement, call them whatever… i’ll try them 
  • mrmikeac: Next gen Callaway Apex Legacy? Hmmmm…..
  • Brizam: The Legacy Black might be the best players cavity back ever made.  If they were to become available they’d move straight to the top of the list of clubs to buy for me. 
  • Jourdan M: This is the Apex Pro 

Here are photos of the new Callaway irons we spotted

Previous Apex Pro irons

Previous Legacy irons

Which one do you think the new iron looks like? 

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