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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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TOUR REPORT: J.R. Smith’s purple Bettinardi, JT’s new 1-of-1 Scotty, and Ping Raw wedges spotted

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Welcome to Wilmington Country Club in Delaware, host site of the 2022 BMW Championship. While the golf media was abuzz this week over a secretive player meeting that Tiger Woods flew in to attend, I was busy checking out the equipment that BMW Championship participants had in the bag.

Unexpectedly for this time of year, there were plenty of interesting gear switches, new products spotted, and fresh custom one-off prototypes to hold us over until next season. Justin Thomas made a surprising putter change, we dove into former NBA player J.R. Smith’s golf bag to find an unbelievable (and very purple) 1-of-1 putter, and Ping unveiled fresh raw wedges.

Let’s stop wasting time and get right into this week’s Tour Report from the BMW Championship.

JT’s ultra-custom Scotty Cameron putter

 

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It seemed that Justin Thomas was perfectly content with his custom 1-of-1 Scotty Cameron Phantom T5 putter that he used to win the 2022 PGA Championship. That was until Tuesday at the BMW Championship when the Scotty Cameron rep delivered him another custom 1-of-1 T5 Proto with a custom black sole plate, his logo in the back cavity, a custom Tour Only “Thumb’s Up” logo and his initials on the outer toe, cherry bombs on the back bumpers, a knuckle neck, and a lightly milled face with some more cherry bombs on it.

Tough life switching from one custom Tour Only putter to another, huh?

The custom additions are undeniably awesome, especially if you’re JT, but the real purpose for the switch is the shorter length; the new 1-of-1 is 0.5 inches shorter than the old one. He’s switching from 34.5 inches into 34 inches.

JT explained his reasoning for the shorter length on Wednesday, saying his arms and shoulders sit more comfortably with a slightly shorter length.

GolfWRX profiled the switch over on PGATOUR.com’s Equipment Report this week.

More in-hand photos of JT’s new putter here

Ping unveils new Glide Pro Forged Raw wedges

It’s been years since Ping has offered a raw wedge option, but with enough player demand on Tour, Ping finally delivered. This week, Ping unveiled a slew of Glide Forged Pro Raw wedge options for Tour players. Joaquin Niemann and Taylor Moore wasted no time putting a set of them in the bag.

According to Ping Tour rep Kenton Oates, the raw wedges will rust over time, so we’ll keep an eye on how long that takes and update with photos at a later juncture. Until then, enjoy the photos of Niemann’s wedges below, or check out the full lineup of lofts and grinds here.

NBA star J.R. Smith’s purple Bettinardi, and full WITB

 

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J.R. Smith showed up at the 2022 BMW Championship Pro-Am with dyed orange hair, a matching orange sweater, and a Rolex watch with the diamonds dancing. It was his putter that stole the show, though.

We went deep into the details of the putter over on PGATOUR.com, with comments from J.R. himself, so if you want more info than just the photos, I suggest checking that out. But if you get stuck fawning over the in-hand photos, I completely understand.

Between J.R. and JT this week, it’d be a tough decision which custom one-off putter I like better. I’ll leave that argument to the comments instead.

J.R. Smith WITB

Driver: Titleist TSi3 (8 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-IZ 6 X

3-wood: Titleist TSi3 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-BB 7 X

Hybrid: Titleist TSi3 (20 degrees)
Shaft: KBS Tour Hybrid Prototype 95 X

Irons: Titleist T100 (4-9 iron)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue Onyx X100

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM9 (46-10F, 52-12F, 56-10S and 60-04L)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue Onyx X100

Putter: Bettinardi Inovai 6.0 “J.R. Smith” custom purple

No Laying Up co-founder Chris “Soly” Solomon makes an appearance

While some may argue Solomon needs a putter upgrade or re-shaft ASAP, I personally believe…well, you’re probably right. That being said, I love the look and character of old and used equipment so much that I’ll give him a pass. Plus, it takes some serious Tour Sauce to show up to a Pro-Am with that flatstick.

In case you don’t know who he is, Solomon is the co-founder and co-host of the No Laying Up podcast. He played alongside J.R. Smith and Tony Finau in the Wednesday Pro-Am, and he was flashing some really cool, old-school inspired headcovers.

Check out all the photos of Soly’s gear here 

Additional photos from Boise

While I was holding it down on the east coast at the BMW Championship, GolfWRX photographer Greg Moore was out in Idaho covering the 2022 Albertsons Boise Open.

And cover it he did.

Greg took 27 photo galleries full of WITB photos, as well as 5 other general galleries, and a forum thread of Scotty Cameron’s custom potato headcovers.

If you wanted Korn Ferry Tour photos, you definitely got them this week. Check out all of the photos here.

Cameron Young’s absurd driver numbers

 

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I’d be curious to know whether Cameron Young would be willing to trade driver launch numbers with me. I don’t have much else to add, those numbers are perfect.

And with that, we say goodbye to Delaware…and Boise. We’ll see you next week in Hotlanta for the Tour Championship where the big money is on the line.

See all of our photos from the BMW Championship and Alberstons Boise Open

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Bettinardi and Hasbro unveil limited-edition Monopoly Golf collection

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In conjunction with Hasbro, Bettinardi Golf has collaborated with one of America’s most iconic board games, Monopoly.

The two have produced a wide range of products that will launch online over the course of three days and include putters, wedges, headcovers, metal accessories, bags, and apparel, as well as the first-ever Monopoly board game machined entirely from one piece of metal.

“Playing Monopoly with my family was an absolute staple growing up in the Bettinardi household, like many kids around the country. It’s all about nostalgia, and I really wanted to bring Monopoly’s iconic designs and branding, with the fun factor of what we do at The Hive to not only our customers but Monopoly’s fanatical customer base as well. The iconic game pieces, colorways, and characters, along with our own beloved Bettinardi icons, made the design process exciting, but also endless with the amount of fun we had designing this amazing release.” – Sam Bettinardi, President of Bettinardi Golf

Additionally, Bettinardi Golf plans to pay homage to the game itself by including a “Game of Chance” purchasing opportunity in which customers can test their luck to receive a myriad of strikingly designed products.

This limited-edition collaboration will be launched across three days, beginning on Tuesday, August 23rd at 10 a.m. CST, with additional launches on Wednesday, August 24th, and Thursday, August 25th at 10 a.m. CST.

Each launch day will present new items available for purchase, and all three launches will be available exclusively in the Hive at www.bettinardi.com. Early token-gated access will be available for Bee Keeper Society NFT holders.

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (8/16/22): TaylorMade Sim Max 7-wood

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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 Sim MAX 7-wood

From the seller (@AceDad): “Excellent condition Taylormade Sim Max-D 7 wood 22* with Tour AD GT-7S shaft. Plays 41.5” and shaft tipped an inch. Solid and fun club for sure. Can split head and shaft if buyer for both. $224 “

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: TaylorMade Sim MAX 7-wood

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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