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New for 2020: Tour Edge Exotics EXS 220 driver

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Tour Edge has launched its Exotics EXS 220 Driver for the new year which features a 20% higher MOI than its predecessor as well as Diamond Face technology.

The Tour Edge EXS 220 driver contains an all-new elongated face-to-back shape and adjustable 9-gram back weight to help produce an MOI of 5440 grams per cubic centimeter – over 20% higher than the brand’s previous EXS driver.

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Combined with the new elongated shape and back weight, Tour Edge implemented Triple Carbon Fiber technology on the crown and heel/toe areas of the sole driver. The result of this use of lightweight carbon fiber was the ability for substantial weight-savings which were then repositioned to the back of the clubhead for added forgiveness.

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The 8-1-1 Titanium face of the new addition is also shallower than its predecessor and contains lower density, lighter Titanium for greater weight repositioning.

The adjustable 9-gram back weight in the new Exotics EXS 220 driver is complemented by additional weights of 3 grams, 6 grams, 11 grams and 14 grams to allow golfers to find their preferred swing weight and trajectory.

Speaking on the entire Exotics EXS 220 line, Tour Edge President and Master Club Designer David Glod bullishly stated

“We have taken a substantial leap forward in design innovation with the entire EXS 220 line. We set an all-time record for Exotics metalwoods sold with the original EXS line and based on the initial reaction to the performance from our partners and tour professionals, we feel we will shatter that sales record with the EXS 220.”

The new EXS 220 driver also features an enhanced sweet spot due to the addition of Diamond Face technology behind the face. Forty-two different thick and thin diamond shapes help to create the large sweet spot which aims to provide golfers with a substantially hotter face designed to result in faster ball speeds, reduction of spin and better performance on off-center hits.

The acoustics of the company’s EXS 220 driver has also been improved upon, with a Sound Diffusion Bar (S.D. Bar) having been placed inside the clubhead in a move to enhance the acoustic engineering of the club.

The new Tour Edge driver contains an adjustable hosel which allows players to alternate from 7.5-degrees to 14 degrees with three head options. With plus/minus options from 2-degrees up and down, that will enable golfers to play alternate lofts of 9.5, 10.5, and 12-degrees, while a left-handed option of the club will be available in 10.5-degrees.

The stock shaft option for the new EXS 220 driver is based in line with swing speed for optimal fitting with the driver equipped with the following shaft for golfers in each category

  • 85 MPH or Below Fujikura Air Speeder: Ladies (R3) | Senior (R2) | Regular (R)
  • 85-95 MPH Fujikura Ventus 4T Core: 5-Regular | 6-Stiff
  • 95 MPH or Above Project X HZRDUS Smoke Yellow: 6.0 Stiff | 6.5 X-Stiff

The Tour Edge Exotic EXS 220 Driver arrives at retail on February 1, 2020, and comes with a price tag of $349.99.

 

 

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Gianni is the Managing Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at [email protected].

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  1. Lawrence Williams

    Jan 17, 2020 at 4:04 pm

    How was the sound?

  2. Caroline

    Jan 9, 2020 at 8:50 pm

    Did not take long to get rid of the $299 price point they spend so much time promoting a year ago….

  3. EB

    Jan 9, 2020 at 9:51 am

    This article states, “MOI of 5440 grams per cubic centimeter”

    Is this the industry standard for measuring MOI? I ask because I think I remember reading the Ping G400 at a 9000 MOI and the G400 Max a MOI of 9900.

    That can’t be using the same measurement can it? Or is MOI really just a number that doesn’t matter as much as the number indicates? Are they all good over a certain MOI like say 3500?

  4. ffohcyaw

    Jan 8, 2020 at 10:32 pm

    Really good looking driver. I like everything from shape, contour, face, and even color scheme. Buying this. Thanks for the photos.

  5. JP

    Jan 8, 2020 at 5:03 pm

    Can’t wait to demo this. A new driver for $349?!? Others start at $500 and go up from there. Plus, this one looks good and TEE CS has always been great.

  6. Pelling

    Jan 8, 2020 at 2:42 pm

    Will the ball still go out of bounds on the 6th hole at the Village Links if it’s hooked?

    • RAAANDY

      Jan 9, 2020 at 8:51 am

      No, it features inflight curve technology, you should be good.

  7. Paulo

    Jan 7, 2020 at 11:48 am

    Hi Gianni . Were these your in hand photos or were they sent to you by the manufacturer?

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (4/18/24): TaylorMade BRNR mini driver head

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At GolfWRX, we are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment of the game in many ways.

It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball. It even allows us to share another thing we all love – buying and selling equipment.

Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for a TaylorMade BRNR mini driver head

From the seller: (@lasallen): “For sale is a BRNR mini 11.5 deg head only in brand new condition.  $325 shipped.”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: TaylorMade BRNR mini driver head 

This is the most impressive current listing from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (4/18/24): Ping PLD Limited Anser – 1988 Open Championship – #2 of only 88 Made

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At GolfWRX, we are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment of the game in many ways.

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Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for a Ping PLD Limited Anser – 1988 Open Championship – #2 of only 88 Made.

From the seller: (@DLong72): “Ping PLD Limited Anser – 1988 Open Championship – #2 of only 88 Made. ?: $1150. ?? 100% milled collectors item from the limited releases commemorating when Ping putters won every major in 1988 (88 putters made). This was the model Seve Ballesteros used to win the 1988 Open Championship. Condition is brand new, never gamed, everything is in the original packaging as it came. Putter features the iconic sound slot.

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-Putter is built to standard specs.”

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Inside Collin Morikawa’s recent golf ball, driver, 3-wood, and “Proto” iron changes

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As you probably know by now, Collin Morikawa switched putters after the first round of The Masters, and he ultimately went on to finish T3.

The putter was far from the only change he made last week, however, and his bag is continuing to change this week at the 2024 RBC Heritage.

On the range of The Masters, Morikawa worked closely with Adrian Reitveld, TaylorMade’s Senior Manager of Tour at TaylorMade, to find the perfect driver and 3-wood setups.

Morikawa started off 2024 by switching into TaylorMade’s Qi10 Max driver, but since went back to his faithful TaylorMade SIM – yes, the original SIM from 2020. Somehow, some way, it seems Morikawa always ends up back in that driver, which he used to win the 2020 PGA Championship, and the 2021 Open Championship.

At The Masters, however, Rietveld said the duo found the driver head that allowed “zero compromise” on Morikawa’s preferred fade flight and spin. To match his preferences, they landed on a TaylorMade Qi10 LS 9-degree head, and the lie angle is a touch flatter than his former SIM.

“It’s faster than his gamer, and I think what we found is it fits his desired shot shape, with zero compromise” Rietveld told GolfWRX.com on Wednesday at the RBC Heritage.

Then, to replace his former SIM rocket 3-wood, Morikawa decided to switch into the TaylorMade Qi10 core model 13.5-degree rocket head, with an adjustable hosel.

“He likes the spin characteristics of that head,” Rietveld said. “Now he’s interesting because with Collin, you can turn up at a tournament, and you look at his 3-wood, and he’s changed the setting. One day there’s more loft on it, one day there’s less loft on it. He’s that type of guy. He’s not scared to use the adjustability of the club.

“And I think he felt our titanium head didn’t spin as low as his original SIM. So we did some work with the other head, just because he liked the feel of it. It was a little high launching, so we fit him into something with less loft. It’s a naughty little piece of equipment.” 

In addition to the driver and fairway wood changes, Morikawa also debuted his new “MySymbol” jersey No. 5 TP5x golf ball at The Masters. Morikawa’s choice of symbols is likely tied to his love of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team.

Not enough changes for you? There’s one more.

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According to Morikawa, the new Proto 4-iron will replace his old P-770 hollow-bodied 4-iron.

“I used to hit my P-770 on a string, but sometimes the distance would be a little unpredictable,” Morikawa told GolfWRX.com. “This one launches a touch higher, and I feel I can predict the distance better. I know Rory replaced his P-760 with it. I’m liking it so far.” 

See Morikawa’s full WITB from the 2024 RBC Heritage here. 

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