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Singh signs with Hopkins, Stenson moves to Callaway

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Vijay Singh has signed an endorsement deal with Hopkins Golf that will have the 50-year-old Fijian wearing a Hopkins visor and carrying the company’s staff bag and wedges, while Henrik Stenson has signed on to become a Callaway staff player.

Singh is eligible for the Champions Tour, but he will play the majority of his starts on the PGA Tour this season. He joins 35 other Champions Tour golfers who elected to play Hopkins Golf wedges in 2013, including John Huston, Don Pooley, Wayne Levi, Gene Sauers, Bill Glasson, Dan Pohl, Chien Soon Lu, Roger Chapman, Gene Jones, Jim Thorpe, Vicente Fernandez and Calvin Peete.

“It’s not often that a start-up company signs a player of Vijay’s caliber,” said company CEO Greg Hopkins in a press release. “Vijay will not play equipment that doesn’t perform, which by itself, says it all for our Hopkins wedges.”

Singh is evidently quite comfortable working with Hopkins, who was the president and CEO of Cleveland Golf during the majority of Singh’s time spent as an endorser for that company.

“Greg Hopkins and I have made a good team for the past fifteen years,” Singh said. “Why stop now!”

Stenson is currently the No. 3-ranked golfer in the Official World Golf Rankings, and became the first golfer to win both the Race To Dubai (European Tour) and FedExCup Championship (PGA Tour) in the same year in 2013. He is so far the biggest signing for Callaway in 2014 in a signing season that has seen Callaway ink deals with Lydia Ko, Harris English, Thomas Pieters, James Erkenbeck and Chase Sieffert.

“After having the best season of my career to date in 2013 using Callaway irons and fairway woods, the option of extending my relationship with Callaway Golf was a very natural progression, and I look forward to continued success in 2014 being back as part of the Callaway family,” Stenson said in a Callaway press release. “As the cliche goes, why mess with a good thing?”

Stenson’s first European Tour event of 2014 will be the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. His first PGA TOUR event in 2014 will be the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.

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Ronald Montesano writes for GolfWRX.com from western New York. He dabbles in coaching golf and teaching Spanish, in addition to scribbling columns on all aspects of golf, from apparel to architecture, from equipment to travel. Follow Ronald on Twitter at @buffalogolfer.

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  1. bob

    Jan 15, 2014 at 1:04 am

    my new email address

  2. LY

    Jan 9, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    Ron:
    When players change to a different golf club company is it the players seeking the company because they like those particular golf clubs or the company seeking the players.

  3. Chuck

    Jan 6, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    Apart from Hopkins wedges, what other clubs will Vijay be carrying? Driver? Wood(s)? (Seven-wood?!?) Irons? Don’t care about the putter, because it will change by the time anybody posts it. But to have Vijay freed of any endorsement constraints outside of the Hopkins wedges… that will be interesting.

    • Ronald Montesano

      Jan 7, 2014 at 10:43 am

      Good question, Chuck, for which I don’t have a reputable answer. I could make something up, but you’d call me on it!

      It must be nice for a professional golfer to free her or himself up from the need to earn more money via an endorsement contract. We might see some very inspired play from the great Fijian this year.

  4. christian

    Jan 5, 2014 at 3:01 am

    Stenson will probably be forced by his new contract to ditch his JDM Legacy Black irons, too bad.

    • kmo

      Jan 5, 2014 at 8:11 am

      He should be able to keep the Legacy irons they are also offered in Europe, think a few Euro staffers play them. I don’t see why they would force him to change. It would be a poor choice on theyre (callaway) part if they did force a change as far as irons go.

      • Ronald Montesano

        Jan 5, 2014 at 8:55 am

        Agreed, kmo.

        We’ve come a long way from the name-association days of the pre-2000s. It is the duty of club fitters to tell their customers “no, this isn’t the EXACT club that HS plays, but it is nearly identical and more importantly, specked out to your personal needs.” If someone wants to purchase HS-specked equipment as a trophy, go nuts.

        To us, the observer, it would be detrimental for any company to force a change and then clean up the mess of a performance regression. That’s not to say that the brass of big companies think as we do!

      • Lee

        Jan 9, 2014 at 3:47 pm

        I’m sure he will keep his Legacy’s as mentioned they are available in Europe for big bucks. Henrik burning up the Tour with them should = sales for Calli!

  5. A

    Jan 5, 2014 at 1:14 am

    Yeah that Big Bertha Alpha is awesome.

  6. paul

    Jan 4, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    I still think Lydia is a bigger deal. But i am biased. lpga comes to my town, not the pga. i love seeing the writer of an article so active in the comments 🙂

    • Ronald Montesano

      Jan 5, 2014 at 7:09 pm

      I agree…I had the chance to shoot Lydia a good bit at Sebonack last summer. She ought to bring a great deal of positive attention to the women’s professional game. As far as the instructor switch goes…

  7. Zak

    Jan 4, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    I saw someone say that Henrik Stenson will be playing a full bag of Callaways this season, does that mean he will he parting ways with his beloved (and extremely successful) Piretti putter?

    • Ronald Montesano

      Jan 4, 2014 at 6:12 pm

      If there is a club in the bag that sponsors allow a player to outsource, it is the putter. If Stenson were to switch putters and putt poorly, no one would ask HOW he shot the poor score; it would simply be attributed to the new clubs.

  8. kevin

    Jan 4, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Will the visor have antlers on it ??

  9. Dwaine Ingarfield

    Jan 4, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    I hope Vijay has a great year. I’ve always been a big Vijay fan.

    • Ronald Montesano

      Jan 4, 2014 at 2:49 pm

      tough youth…crossing sewer tunnels under an airport runway to get to the local golf course…when you come up from nothing, you’re different from the rest of the pro tour crowd.

  10. Johan

    Jan 4, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Stenson has told Swedish media that he will have 14 Callaway clubs in the bag but keep titleist pro v1x. Most likely get a BB Alpha driver because he wants low spin driver. Callaway are hoping he will like new fairway woods and irons but I can’t see him switch that right away. A bit surprising he will switch putter though considering he owns stock in Piretti and also exclusive distribution in Sweden! It would be nice to see Odessy make an affordable cottonwood type putter!

  11. nevadagolfguy

    Jan 4, 2014 at 12:07 am

    I have always liked vijay for whatever reason. As of late every time I hear about him though it’s always about some huge negative thing he has going on. It’s refreshing to hear a positive! On a side note, I’m sure he is doing his buddy Hopkins a favor but on the other hand…a buddy of mine just got a set of new wedges from them the other day and I have to say they are some great feeling/playing wedges. I’m sure it is at least somewhat an interest in playing the clubs and not all a friend doing a favor because they flat out perform.

    • Ronald Montesano

      Jan 4, 2014 at 12:22 am

      I agree, Nevadagolfguy. Friendship will not allow a professional to play with inferior equipment. I had the opportunity to whack a Hopkins wedge and agree with you and your buddy.

  12. cmasty

    Jan 3, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    Wouldn’t want Vijay at this point if he paid me to give him clubs. He’s a liability.

    • Ronald Montesano

      Jan 3, 2014 at 10:11 pm

      cmasty,

      I think the key is the personal/professional relationship between Hopkins and Singh. They go back. Also, Vijay has an ax to grind right now, which might motivate him to great things on one of the two tours. Since our memories are short, wins will increase his value to Hopkins.

  13. MJ

    Jan 3, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Stenson makes sense. Pretty much already with them.

    Big signing for Hopkins. Surprised they’ve got the capital to pull it, however. I know Vijay can’t be cheap.

    • It needs to be affordable!

      Jan 3, 2014 at 9:01 pm

      Vijay probably did his buddy a favor. It was rumored before Hopkins started up with clubs that he would become Vijay’s agent after leaving Cleveland…

      Vijay did Hopkins a favor.

      • Ronald Montesano

        Jan 3, 2014 at 10:12 pm

        Good points. Is it possible that Vijay received a percentage of the Hopkins name, or ponied up some money to support the cause?

    • MC

      Jan 3, 2014 at 9:13 pm

      I recently bought the Callaway Legacy Black Irons (same model as Stenson’s) with complimentary Callaway staff bag; what a great deal. Couple them with my Diablo Octane *13 Tour 3 wood, I pretty much have a nice set of Callaway clubs.

      I love both of my Callaway 3 wood and irons, they have that tour preferred sound and pleasant feeling when hit them square.

      Glad to know that I’m in Stenson’s side. He did know what are the best clubs out there.

      I’m predicting that he will scrap the SLDR then start using X Hot driver. I wonder if he will be still playing his Piretti?

      • Ronald Montesano

        Jan 4, 2014 at 2:51 pm

        (the real)MC,

        Both good questions/predictions. It will be interesting to see if Stenson can first, follow up with a solid season and second, break through in the majors competition.

    • Ronald Montesano

      Jan 4, 2014 at 4:16 pm

      MJ,

      Sure does, especially since Ernie left to go to Adams (which is essentially going to TaylorMade). That had to free up some room to officially sign HS.

      • Ronald Montesano

        Jan 4, 2014 at 4:17 pm

        I think the keys to the Vijay signing are the prior working relationship and what may be unsaid (totally-unconfirmed supposition on my part of ownership slice of Hopkins golf.)

  14. Jeffrey Trigger

    Jan 3, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    This isn’t much of change for either Singh or Stenson. Stenson played almost all Callaway, minus the driver and putter. Honestly, the way Stenson is playing, you could give him Northwestern irons, and I don’t think there would be much difference, find me a golfer in the world right now who is hitting irons more pure than Stenson… Hopkins only makes wedges, so I don’t see Singh changing out his clubs.

    • Ronald Montesano

      Jan 4, 2014 at 2:52 pm

      Ahhhh, Northwestern. I don’t think Stenson wants to waste a year acclimating to anything new. I suspect he’s a creature of habit.

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Taiga Semikawa WITB 2023 (January)

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Driver: Ping G430 LST (9 degrees @7.5)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei 1k Pro Orange 60 TX

3-wood: Ping G430 Max (15 degrees @13.5)
Shaft: Mitsubish Tensei 1K Pro Orange 70 TX

Irons: Ping iCrossover (3), Ping Blueprint (4-PW)
Shafts: Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 Graphite On Steel Technology Hybrid X (3), Nippon N.S. Prototype (4-PW)

Wedges: Ping i230 (U), Ping Glide 4.0 (56-12S, 60-10S, 60-6T)
Shafts: Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 System 3 Tour 125 X

Putter: Ping PLD Anser 2

Grips: Palmax

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Driver: TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus (9 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD CQ 6 X

4-wood: TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus (16.5 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD CQ 7 X

Hybrid: TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus (19 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD Prototype

Irons: TaylorMade P7MC (4-5), TaylorMade P7MB (6-9)
Shafts: Project X LS 120 6.0

Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind 3 (46-09SB, 52-09SB), TaylorMade Milled Grind 3 TW11 (56), TaylorMade Milled Grind Hi-Toe (60-10)
Shafts: Project X LS 120 6.0, True Temper AMT Tour White X100

Putter: TaylorMade TP Juno
Grip: Lamkin

Grips: Golf Pride Z-Grip Cord

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Tour Edge introduces new Exotics 723 series of drivers, fairways and hybrids

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Tour Edge has today unveiled their new Exotics 723 Series of metals, featuring two separate drivers, fairway and hybrid designs designated as Extreme (E) and Competition (C) spec.

The new E723 metals are MOI+ designs built for maximum forgiveness, while the new C723 designs are all about harnessing power and dialing in low spinning distance.

The Exotics 723 E and C drivers feature all-new design and technology called the Flight Tuning System or F.T.S., which was developed to provide Tour Edge’s largest fitting matrix ever produced.

In addition, one of the top design goals for the Tour Edge R&D team was to provide one of the most adjustable drivers currently available in the marketplace

With the player centric C723 Driver, the Flight Tuning System technology and all its available weight options total 4,860 different fitting configurations for the clubhead. This is due to the ability to swap different weights both on the back sliding track new to the 723 Series, and by having both front and back weights that are interchangeable.

“Every swing, every player type, every inch of performance you’ll need on the golf course is developed into our high technology Exotics 723 series. The Competition Spec player wants more adjustability with hotter and lower spinning flights, while the Extreme Spec player wants max MOI. for increased accuracy, ease of launch and overall playability. We have both sides covered and every swing in between with the 723 metals.” – Tour Edge founder and President David Glod

Exotics C723 Driver

This ultra-premium 445cc profile and deeper face of the C723 is designed for the competitive player to produce low-spin power.

The C723 Driver features a two-tier front/back Flight Tuning System with the back weight on a new sliding track that allows for
both extreme MOI and flight/spin rate manipulation. The C723 driver is designed to offer the ultimate in power, feel and forgiveness through Tour Edge’s 360-degree Ridgeback and Diamond Face VFT  technologies.

Key Features:

Flight Tuning System – A two-tier Front/Back Weight System with the back weight on a new sliding track is employed in the C723 Driver that allows for both extreme MOI and flight/spin rate manipulation.

The C723 Driver will come standard with a 5-gram weight in the front and a 15-gram weight in the back. This allows for adjustability at a rate of +/- 300 RPMs of spin rate when the weights are switched.

The MOI range adjustment is from 5300 g/cm2 to 4900 g/cm2, making for an available adjustability of 11% at your fingertips. It’s a 5% increase in MOI over the previous C design.

Sliding the weight on the adjustable track allows for a +/- 7-yard heel and toe bias in directional flight. For example, if you were to slide the weight all the way to edge of the Fade position, your flight would adjust seven yards to the right for a right-handed player, and vice versa for the Draw setting.

Nine different individual weights that are transferable to every club in the 723 Series will be available from 5 grams to 21 grams.
Adding to its adjustability the adjustable hosel allows golfers to adjust the loft +/- 2 degrees and lie angle through a range of 3 degrees.

360° Ridgeback Technology – Tour Edge engineers created a thinner, more refined Ridgeback activation for C723 with increased structural properties and 360-degree perimeter weighting.

The Titanium Ridgeback spine running from the center of the face through the crown now wraps around the entire perimeter to frame the entire clubhead. Adding Titanium to the perimeter, along with Ridgeback down the center, allows more support on off-center hits to increase face deflection.

The additional perimeter Titanium has boosted MOI significantly. This Ridgeback spine and now 360-degree activation acts as a brace for the entire clubhead to produce more power across the entire face, including the extreme perimeters.

The C723 Ridgeback design is 15% thinner than the previous C722 model, while offering greater structural support properties. Ridgeback is designed to create a superior feel at impact.

The extra rigidity created by the brace through the crown produces a much stronger feel at impact when compared to a full carbon crown and results in a crisper and brighter feel at strike.

Quad Carbon Tech – Tour Edge engineers replaced extra Titanium from the crown and sole by creating Quad Carbon Tech in four different areas of the clubhead. The C723 features 5% more carbon fiber than its previous iteration.

The addition of Quad Carbon Tech saves considerable weight in the clubhead, allowing for the 360-degree Ridgeback design, an increase in MOI, greater face flex in the heel and toe areas so off- center hits achieve greater power. This weight savings has been re-purposed to the ideal location to help with creating optimal CG location.

Diamond Face VFT – New Diamond Face VFT is made up of diamond shapes of variable face thickness behind the face. There are 44 total diamond shapes featured on Diamond Face VFT, comprising seven different thicknesses in an interweaving pattern. The face thickness of the new Diamond Face VFT is thinner on the heel and toe on the C723 Driver.

The mini trampolines that make-up Diamond Face VFT create faster ball speeds and an expanded sweet spot. The increase in Diamond Face coverage to the extreme heel and toe dramatically increases ball speed on off-center hits while also greatly aiding forgiveness on these strikes.

Specs, Price & Availability

  • Lofts: Right-Handed: 8°, 9°, 10.5°; Left-Handed: 10.5°
  • Price: $499.99
  • Available: Pre-sale February 8th; At retail March 1st

Exotics E723 Driver

This 460cc profile designed for maximum forgiveness aims to take MOI to the extreme. The E723 Driver’s extreme low rearward CG position produces an extremely high MOI of 5600 g/cm2, the highest MOI driver Tour Edge has ever produced.

The E723 Driver features a Flight Tuning System on a new sliding track, while bringing the ultimate in power, feel and forgiveness through Tour Edge’s  360-degree Ridgeback and Diamond Face VFT  technologies.

Key Features:

Flight Tuning System / MOI+ – The Flight Tuning System is a weighting design on a sliding track features a 20-gram weight at the extreme trailing edge on the sole of the clubhead.

Sliding the weight on the adjustable track allows for a +/- 10-yard heel and toe bias in directional flight. For example, if you were to slide the weight all the way to edge of the Fade position, your flight would adjust 10 yards to the right for a right-handed player, and vice versa for the Draw setting.

Nine different individual weights that are transferable to every club in the 723 Series will be available from 5 grams to 21 grams. Adding to its adjustability the adjustable hosel allows golfers to adjust the loft +/- 2 degrees and lie angle through a range of 3 degrees.

The E723 Driver’s extreme low rearward CG position produces an extremely high MOI at 5600 g/cm2 MOI, the highest MOI driver we have ever produced. This leads to increased stability at impact and tighter dispersion. It’s a 5% increase in MOI over the previous E design.

360° Ridgeback Technology – Tour Edge engineers created a thinner, more refined Ridgeback activation for E723 with increased structural properties and 360-degree perimeter weighting. The Titanium Ridgeback spine running from the center of the face through the crown now wraps around the entire perimeter to frame the entire clubhead.

Adding Titanium to the perimeter, along with Ridgeback down the center, allows more support on off-center hits to increase face deflection. The additional perimeter Titanium has boosted MOI significantly.

This Ridgeback spine and now 360-degree activation acts as a brace for the entire clubhead to produce more power across the entire face, including the extreme perimeters. The E723 Ridgeback design is 15% thinner than the previous E722 model, while offering greater structural support properties.

Quad Carbon Tech – Tour Edge engineers replaced extra Titanium from the crown and sole by creating Quad Carbon Tech in four different areas of the clubhead. The E723 features 5% more carbon fiber than its previous iteration.

The addition of Quad Carbon Tech saves considerable weight in the clubhead, allowing for the 360-degree Ridgeback design, an increase in MOI, greater face flex in the heel and toe areas so off- center hits achieve greater power. This weight savings has been re-purposed to the ideal location to help with creating optimal CG location.

Diamond Face VFT – The new Diamond Face VFT is made up of diamond shapes of variable face thickness behind the face. There are 44 total diamond shapes featured on Diamond Face VFT, comprising seven different thicknesses in an interweaving pattern. The face thickness of the new Diamond Face VFT is thinner on the heel and toe on the E723 Driver.

Specs, Price & Availability

  • Lofts: Right-Handed: 9°, 10.5°, 12°; Left-Handed: 10.5°
  • Price: $449.99
  • Available: Pre-sale February 8th; At retail March 1st

Exotics C723 Fairway Metal

This compact profile and deeper face is designed for the competitive player to produce low-spin power. The C723 Fairway features a two-tier front/back Flight Tuning System that allows for both extreme MOI and flight/spin rate manipulation.

This all-Titanium Player’s Fairway features the 90-gram RyzerSole Technology while aiming to bring the ultimate in power, feel and forgiveness through Tour Edge’s Diamond Face VFT ™ technology.

Key Features:

Flight Tuning System – An adjustable 15-gram weight directly behind the face and the addition of a 5-gram back weight to create an amazingly effective front/back weighting system for MOI and spin control.

The C723 Fairway will come standard with a 5-gram weight in the back and a 15- gram weight in the front. This allows for adjustability at a rate of +/- 200 RPMs of spin rate when the weights are switched All 723 series weights are swappable from club to club.

Nine different individual weights that are transferable to every club in the 723 Series will be available from 5 grams to 21 grams.

The adjustable hosel allows golfers to adjust the loft +/- 1.5 degrees up or down. With three lofts being offered (13°,15°, 18°) the 723 delivers a loft range of 11.5 degrees to 19.5 degrees, while various alternate settings afford lie angles from 56 degrees to 59 degrees.

Ryzersole Technology – The RyzerSole on the C723 fairways combine three distinct features on the sole of the clubhead; an unprecedented 90-grams placed as low as possible in the sole of the clubhead (75-permanent Tungsten weight and a 15-gram adjustable weight) as part of a sole rail that extends from leading edge to trailing edge.

These three design elements make up the new RyzerSole that produces a super-low and forward CG, high-launching shots with amazingly low spin rates, decreased turf interaction and maximum ball speed off the face.

The 15-gram adjustable weight in the middle of the RyzerSole is also available in heavier and lighter weights to provide an unprecedented range of 80 grams to 96 grams of optional weight for the ultimate in CG, MOI, and swing weight manipulation.

Diamond Face VFT – New Diamond Face VFT is made up of diamond shapes of variable face thickness behind the face. There are 35 total diamond shapes featured on Diamond Face VFT, comprising five different thicknesses in an interweaving pattern. The face thickness of the new Diamond Face VFT is thinner on the heel and toe on the C723 Fairway
Metal.

Titanium Face & Body / Carbon Crown – The compact profile and deeper face of the C723 Fairways were designed with the competitive player in mind, as was the full one-piece 6-4 Titanium body and face, a Carbon Crown and an adjustable hosel featured on the C723.

The Titanium face and body of the C723 Fairway Metal merged with a Carbon Crown provides the ultimate in power and feel. The Carbon Crown also contributes to the extremely low CG of the clubhead and increases face flex. These are ultra-premium materials that lead to ultra-premium performance in every aspect of the clubhead.

Specs, Price & Availability

  • Lofts: Right-Handed: 13°, 15°, 18°; Left-Handed: 15°, 18°
  • Price: $329.99
  • Available: Pre-sale February 8th; At retail March 1st

Exotics E723 Fairway Metal

This fairway metal is loaded with tech in design for extreme forgiveness and distance. These fairway’s feature  RyzerSole Technology while aiming to bring the ultimate in power, feel and forgiveness through Tour Edge’s  Diamond Face VFT technology.

Key Features:

Maximum Forgiveness – MOI+ – An adjustable 10-gram weight at the extreme trailing edge on the sole of the clubhead. The E723 fairway’s extreme low-rearward CG position produces an extremely high MOI and a deeper CG position. The MOI rating of the E723 was raised 5% over the E722 fairway metal. The position of the backweight helps deliver an optimally located CG, maximizing MOI, and aiding extreme stability and resistance to twisting at impact. Installation of different weights also allows dialing in of required swing weight at custom lengths.

All 723 series weights are swappable from club to club. Nine different individual weights will be available from 5 grams to 21 grams for our largest ever fitting matrix.

RyzerSole Technology – The RyzerSole on the E723 Fairway Metal includes a sole rail and added weight that extends from leading edge to trailing edge. RyzerSole produces a super-low CG for high launching shots with optimized spin rates, decreased turf interaction and maximum ball speed off the face.

Maraging Steel Face / Diamond Face VFT – A new Diamond Face VFT on a Maraging Steel Face is made up of diamond shapes of variable face thickness behind the face. There are 38 total diamond shapes featured on the fairway, comprising five different thicknesses in an interweaving pattern. The ultra-premium Maraging Steel face brings extra power off
the face at impact.

Carbon Crown Design – A Carbon Fiber Crown covers the entire crown area of the clubhead on the E723 Fairway Metal.

The Carbon Crown provides the ultimate in power and feel and contributes to the extremely low CG of the clubhead and helps increase face flex. These are ultra-premium materials that lead to ultra-premium performance in every aspect of the clubhead.

Specs, Price & Availability

  • Lofts: Right-Handed: 15°, 16.5°, 18°, 21°; Left-Handed: 15°, 18°
  • Price: $279.99
  • Available: Pre-sale February 8th; At retail March 1st

Exotics C723 Hybrid

This ultra-compact player’s hybrid features the high-flying and low-spinning RyzerSole Technology while it aims to bring the ultimate in power and forgiveness through Tour Edge’s breakthrough Diamond Face VFT  technology.

Flight Tuning System – An adjustable 10-gram weight located directly behind the face, sitting in the middle of the RyzerSole.

The added weight further lowers the CG on this compact clubhead, pulling down spin rates while adding to launch characteristics. Installation of different weights also allows dialing in of required swing weight at custom lengths.

All 723 series weights are swappable from club to club. Nine different individual weights will be available from 5 grams to 21 grams.

The adjustable hosel allows golfers to adjust the loft +/- 1.5 degrees up or down. With four lofts (17°, 19°, 21°, 23°), the 723 delivers a loft range of 15.5 degrees to 24.5 degrees.

RyzerSole Technology – The RyzerSole on the C723 Hybrid includes a sole rail and added weight that extends from leading edge to trailing edge.

RyzerSole produces a super-low and forward CG, high-launching shots with amazingly low spin rates, decreased turf interaction and maximum ball speed off the face. Maraging Steel Face / Diamond Face VFT – A new Diamond Face VFT on a Maraging Steel Face is made up of diamond shapes of variable face thickness behind the face.

There are 45 total diamond shapes featured on the hybrid, comprising three different thicknesses in an interweaving pattern. The ultra-premium Maraging Steel face brings extra power off the face at impact.

Player Preferred Shaping with Adjustable Hosel – The ultra-compact profile and deeper face of the 100cc C723 Hybrid were designed with the competitive player in mind with its square-toe design and adjustable hosel.

The C723 Hybrid is the most iron-like hybrid on the market, allowing players to put an iron swing with an attack angle that is hitting down on the ball. This versatile hybrid will play from the tee, fairway, rough and around the green.

The adjustable hosel allows golfers to adjust the loft +/- 1.5 degrees up or down. With four lofts being offered (17°, 19°, 21°, 23°) the 723 delivers a loft range of 15.5 degrees to 24.5 degrees, allowing every distance to be covered by the C723 Hybrid line-up.

Specs, Price & Availability

  • Lofts: Right-Handed: 17°, 19°, 21°, 23°’; Left-Handed: 21°
  • Price: $269.99
  • Available: Pre-sale February 8th; At retail March 1st

Exotics E723 Hybrid

This hybrid features tech designed for extreme forgiveness and distance featuring RyzerSole Technology while aiming to bring the ultimate in power, feel and forgiveness through Tour Edge’s Diamond Face VFT technology.

Key Features:

Maximum Forgiveness / MOI+ – An adjustable 10-gram weight at the extreme trailing edge on the sole of the clubhead. What does it do? The E723 hybrid’s extreme low-rearward CG position produces an extremely high M.O.I. and a deeper CG position.

The position of the backweight helps deliver an optimally located CG, maximizing M.O.I. and aiding extreme stability and resistance to twisting at impact. Installation of different weights also allows dialing in of required swing weight at custom lengths. Installation of different weights also allows dialing in of required swing weight at custom lengths.

All 723 series weights are swappable from club to club. Nine different individual weights will be available from 5 grams to 21 grams.

Ryzersole Technology – The RyzerSole on the E723 Hybrid includes a sole rail and added
weight that extends from leading edge to trailing edge. RyzerSole produces a super-low CG for high launching shots with optimized spin rates, decreased turf interaction and maximum ball speed off the face.

Maraging Steel Face / Diamond Face VFT – A new Diamond Face VFT on a Maraging Steel Face is made up of diamond shapes of variable face thickness behind the face. There are 38 total diamond shapes featured on the hybrid, comprising three different thicknesses in an interweaving pattern. The ultra-premium Maraging Steel face brings extra power off the face at impact.

Carbon Crown Design – A Carbon Fiber Crown covers the entire crown area of the clubhead on the E723 Hybrid. What does it do? The Carbon Crown provides the ultimate in power and feel and contributes to the extremely low CG of the clubhead and helps increase face flex.

These are ultra-premium materials that lead to ultra-premium performance in every aspect of the clubhead. The area of carbon increased 10% on the E723 Hybrid due to the overall size of the hybrid being made larger.

Specs, Price & Availability

  • Lofts: Right-Handed: 17°, 19°, 22°, 25°; Left-Handed: 19°
  • Price: $249.99
  • Available: Pre-sale February 8th; At retail March 1st
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