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Exotics launches EX9 Tour fairway woods and hybrids

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Tour Edge has launched its new Exotics EX9 Tour fairway woods and hybrids, which join the recently launched EX9 and EX9 Tour drivers, and EX9 fairway woods and hybrids in the company’s EX9 line.

Compared to the EX9 fairway woods and hybrids, the EX9 Tour models have more compact club heads that are designed to launch the ball lower and with less spin.

Learn more about the newest offerings from Exotics below.

EX9 Tour fairway wood

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The EX9 Tour fairway wood, much like the EX9 fairway woods, were developed with features Exotics calls “Full Speed Impact” — a system designed to create more speed and distance. It includes Exotics’ SlipStream sole, which has a wave-like design and a shorter length than its predecessors to reduce turf interaction for more speed. Also, a new Power Grid behind the club face was made to be deeper and narrower than previous versions to increase ball speeds across the face, and works in conjunction with 15-3-3-3 metastable beta titanium cup faces.

Housed in the sole is an interchangeable 9-gram weight. Weights of 6, 11 and 14 grams are available for golfers looking to dial in a specific swing weight.

The EX9 Tour fairway woods have 150cc club heads, smaller than the standard EX9 woods. They’re are available in lofts of 13, 15 and 17 degrees, have have eight-way adjustable hosels that allow golfers to tweak lie angle and loft in 0.5-degree increments.

If you’re a high-spin player who needs a more penetrating ball flight or wants a more compact head shape, the Tour version is what you’ll want to test. Suggested retail is $299, and the fairway woods come stock with Aldila Rogue Silver (60 and 70 grams), or Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana (S+, M+, and D+) shafts and a Black Lamkin Exotics UTx cord grip.

EX9 Tour hybrid

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While the EX9 hybrids were designed for maximum distance and forgiveness, the EX9 Tour hybrids are designed to produce the flatter, more iron-like ball flight that many better players prefer from their hybrids. They also have smaller, pear-shaped heads that range in size from 111cc to 115cc.

The hybrids also have a new titanium face plate that’s brazed to their hyper-steel bodies, and the club faces are designed with “Variable Face Thickness,” increasing average ball speed across the face. Like the EX9 Tour fairway woods, they have a SlipStream sole for less friction at impact, and a Power Grid that’s deeper and narrower for higher ball speeds.

EX9 Tour hybrids are available in lofts of 16.5 (111cc), 18 (113cc) and 20 (115cc) and come stock with a UST Mamiya Recoil 780 ES shaft. Suggested retail is $199.

Both the EX9 Tour fairway woods and hybrids will be in stores Nov. 15. 

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He played on the Hawaii Pacific University Men's Golf team and earned a Masters degree in Communications. He also played college golf at Rutgers University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

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  1. Doug

    Oct 20, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    Those shafts options are amazing!! Love the options! Can’t wait to try these bad boys, I like the square type hybrid. I have yet to purchase an Exotics club and this may be the first!

  2. Ronald

    Oct 20, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    So……. damn……. Gorgeous…….

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2021 Virtual PGA Show: Things we loved, Day 1

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As promised, we’re checking out all the digital booths at the 2021 Virtual PGA Show for items of intrigue and note, and we’ve found no shortage of interesting items.

Here are a few of our favorites from our first day of browsing.

(More on the 2021 Virtual PGA Show here)

Altaz rangefinder

That’s not a flip screen video camera—it’s an alternative to playing pirate with a telescope to acquire distances. 

Product description: Our rangefinder adds an external 3″ LCD screen which makes it much easier to search the target. No more twitching eye, sunglass in the way, or shakey hand, our rangefinder eliminates all the problems that many golfers experience. It is simple as using similar to digital camcorders, just point, and press. Golf will get the right distance to help them select the right club to improve their scores.

Website: www.altaz.golf

Sik Component Bag

We like this presentation of the buffet of options for Sik putters both for the fitting capabilities and the minimal use of shop square footage for retailers…and of course, if you’re a real gearhead, you just buy the thing for personal use. 

Product description: Become a SIK Golf retailer with SIK Golf’s Component Bag, a complete matrix of interchangeable heads, hosels, and gripped shafts that are ready to assemble into every possible SIK putter combination. The Component Bag also includes multiple standard shaft lengths and Armlock setups for your customers to test drive. Displayed and stored in a classic SIK Golf Staff Bag, featuring organized and compartmentalized drawers.

Website: www.sikgolf.com

Custom Golf Bag Hoods

We’ve seen specialty bag hoods before, but nothing on the level that Custom Golf Bag Hoods is doing.

Company info: Custom Golf Bag Hoods was created so that golfers around the world could dress their bag up from the ugly black rain hood you get when you buy the golf bag which eventually you’ll end up losing or miss placing it. CGBH are made of water-resistant nylon fabric with a 24-inch zipper and vinyl leather piping to keep the hood upright and sturdy, velcro straps to secure it to the bag, and DIY button snaps to make your own buttons in the position of your existing snaps on your bag.

Website: customgolfbaghoods.com

Areso Golf: RW Design Wedge

While we can’t speak to the feel or performance, the materials story is compelling and the aesthetics would definitely earn these wedges a test at a traditional PGA Show Demo Day!

Product info: RW Design Wedges are made from forging carbon steel and milled face for maximum spin around the greens. Grooves and face are machined for spin and face variable thickness controlled for performance.

Ecco: Biom H4 shoe

An enhanced, improved, and even more stylish version of one of the most popular designs on the market. What’s not to love?

Product description: The ECCO BIOM H4 is made in durable ECCO leather with a slick, micro-perforated embossing and GORE-TEX waterproof technology to keep your feet dry even in wet conditions. The new ECCO MTN GRIP outsole features our signature FLUIDFORM™ Technology, as well as an eye-catching PU midsole with TPU inserts on either side that securely hug your foot and offer added stability and support while you’re on the green.

Website: www.us.ecco.com

Puttist Putting Meter 

We may be biased, as our James Chang covered the Puttist back in November, but this is one of the most unique training aids on the market. 

Product description: Puttist Inc. was established in 2009 for “PUTTIST”, the first putting meter in the world. Don’t practice, just have fun with distance-metering game up to 50ft. Your score will go up so naturally and no more suffering from 3-putt. That is why people call “PUTTIST” 3-putt Killer! Rechargeable and Plug-in model available for meter and feet. Just Putt & Win!

Website: www.puttist.com

PuttView: The Book

There are plenty of green book vendors, but Puttview’s stylish presentation of the maximum amount of information allowed under USGA rules definitely caught our eye. 

Product description: PuttView’s “The Book” is the component that brings your indoor and outdoor experience together. Every detail of “The Book” was designed to help you save a shot under the most critical tournament situations. PuttView’s technology and attention to detail results in the most accurate book allowable under the Rules of Golf.

Website: www.puttview.com

Stay tuned tomorrow for more products from the 2021 Virtual PGA Merchandise Show!

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Jimmy Walker WITB 2021 (January)

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Driver: Titleist TSI3 (8 degrees @7.25, D1 SureFit setting)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 7 X

3-wood: TaylorMade SIM (15 degrees @13.5) 
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 8 X

5-wood: Titleist TSi2 (18 degrees) 
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 9 X

Irons: Titleist T100 (4) Titleist 620 MB (5-9)
Shafts: True Temper AMT Tour White X100

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 WedgeWorks (48-10F, 54-M, 60-04L), Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (64 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue  X100

Putter: Scotty Cameron GSS Newport 2 Custom

Ball: ’21 Titleist Pro V1x

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Akshay Bhatia WITB 2021 (January)

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Akshay Bhatia what’s in the bag accurate as of The American Express.

Driver: Callaway Epic Speed LS  (8.5 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZURDUS Smoke Green 65 6.5 TX

3-wood: Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero (15 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZURDUS Smoke Green 75 6.5 TX

Irons: Callaway X Forged UT Proto (3), Callaway Apex MB ’21 (4-PW)
Shafts: KBS TG Hybrid Proto 105 X (3), KBS $-Taper Black 125 S+ (4-PW)

Wedges: Callaway MD5 Jaws Raw (50-S, 54-S, 60-C)
Shafts: KBS $-Taper 125S+

Putter: Odyssey Stroke Lab Black Armlock 7

Grips: Iomic Sticky 2.3 Black

Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X

 

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