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2020 Tour Edge Exotics EXS 220 fairway woods and hybrids feature Diamond Face technology



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Tour Edge has unveiled its new Exotics EXS 220 fairway metal and hybrid which feature all-new Diamond Face technology with 44 different thick and thin diamond shapes behind the face of the metals for an enhanced sweet spot.

The Diamond Face technology featured in Tour Edge’s new metalwoods contain thick and thin diamond shapes or “mini-trampolines” behind the face. The diamond shapes produce a hotter face designed to provide players with faster ball speeds and better performance on off-center hits, as well as reduced spin.

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

“Our goal is to make anyone who hits these side by side to clubs that cost twice as much to question why they would ever think about spending the extra money. These clubs are that good.

We will have a large amount of EXS 220 in play on the professional tours and we will penetrate bags of the better players across the globe due to the extreme performance benefits of these clubs. Truly, pound for pound, nothing comes close to the EXS 220 metalwoods.”

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2020 Tour Edge Exotics EXS 220 fairway woods: Details

The Tour Edge EXS fairway metals have been constructed with a new Hyper-Steel that is 14% lighter than its predecessor. Through this new construction, weight has been repositioned to the center of the sole and the rear of the clubhead in a bid to create dual-concentric weighting that produces a unique combination of ease of launch and low spin.

Combined with the new Diamond Face technology, the back weight and dual carbon sole of the 2020 EXS fairway metals are designed to produce increased distance gains as well as maximum forgiveness due to the substantially increase M.O.I of the clubhead.

The jump in M.O.I as well as the enhanced C.G. position in Tour Edge’s new fairway metals is primarily due to the dual carbon fiber placements featured in the heel and toe as well a new larger 6-gram weight placed in the rear of the clubhead. The addition of both has helped to create extreme weight savings that could be then repositioned for added forgiveness.

As well as the 6-gram back weight, the EXS fairway metals also facilitate 3 grams, 9 grams, 11 grams and 14 grams to help players dial in their preferred swing weight and trajectory.

Along with the new Diamond Face technology which is designed to provide players with a sweet spot that is extended higher on the toe, heel and center of the face, the EXS 220 fairway metals also feature a SlipStream Sole. The SlipStream Sole contains wider speed channels in a bid to create faster clubhead speed due to smoother turf interaction.

A Sound Diffusion bar has also been implemented to offer a fairway metal with optimal acoustics.

Three 3-Woods will be offered in the EXS 220 fairway metal line-up, 13.5, 15 and 16.5-degree models, while there will also be an 18-degree 5-Wood and 21-degree 7-Wood available. The left-handed 3-Wood is offered as a 15-degree option.

The stock shaft option for the new EXS 220 fairway is based in line with swing speed for optimal fitting with the metals 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 EXS 220 Fairway arrives at retail on February 1, 2020, and are priced at $249.99.

Tour Edge EXS 220 Hybrid

The amped-up Exotics EXS 220 hybrid contains a lighter 450-Hyper-Steel/360-degree Cup Face design which features Tour Edge’s Diamond Face Technology – 44 different thick and thin diamond shapes behind the face of the hybrid for a substantially bigger sweet spot.

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Tour Edge’s EXS 220 hybrid also contains a new M.O.I. raising shape that is deeper from face to back and an adjustable 4-gram back weight designed to provide a more stable and forgiving hybrid design. The brand’s hybrids include additional weights in 7 grams and 10 grams to help dial in the preferred swing weight and trajectory.

The EXS 220 hybrid features a raised C.G. which has been achieved through indents on the heel and toe on the sole of the clubhead, allowing weight to be strategically positioned in a bid to reduce spin.

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The indents on the new Tour Edge hybrid act as thicker area weight pads positioned from the weight savings of the lighter face. Combined with the Slipstream Sole in the hybrid which features wider channels, the EXS 220 hybrid is designed so the center of the sole engages into the turf, lowering the leading edge at impact for more solid contact.

Just as with the EXS 220 fairway, Tour Edge’s new hybrid also features a new Sound Diffusion bar which looks to enhance the all-round acoustics of the club.

The EXS 220 Hybrid comes in a #2/17-degree, #3/19-degree, #4/22-degree, #5/25-degree and #6/28-dergee models, with each stock shaft option based in line with swing speed for optimal fitting. Here are the following hybrid shafts for golfers in each category:

  • 85 MPH or Below KBS TGI Tour Graphite: 50g Ladies | 60g A-Flex
  • 85-95 MPH KBS TGI Tour Graphite: 70g Regular | 80g Stiff
  • 95 MPH or Above Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black: 6.0 Stiff | 6.5 X-Stiff

The EXS 220 hybrid comes to retail on February 1, 2020, and costs $199.99.


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



  1. Dave r

    Jan 9, 2020 at 2:27 pm

    Looking for new woods can’t wait to try these . At least they are priced for the average guy . Don’t have to buy the company just to use their product .

  2. Pelling

    Jan 8, 2020 at 2:45 pm

    Who is a better golfer, Bobby Lampkin or Dave Glod?

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Whats in the Bag

WITB Time Machine: Danny Willett’s winning WITB, 2016 Masters



Driver: Callaway XR 16 (9 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana W-Series 60 X
Length: 45.5 inches


3-wood: Callaway XR 16 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana W-Series 70X


5-wood: Callaway XR 16 (19 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana W-Series 80X

Irons: Callaway Apex UT (2, 4), Callaway Apex Pro (5-9)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Superlite


Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy 2 (47-11 S-Grind) Callaway Mack Daddy 2 Tour Grind (54-11, 58-9)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Superlite


Putter: Odyssey Versa #1 Wide (WBW)
Lie angle: 71 degrees


Ball: Callaway Speed Regime SR-3

Check out more photos of Willett’s equipment from 2016 here.

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Project X Denali Blue, Black shaft Review – Club Junkie Review



Originally, Project X was known for low-spin steel iron shafts. However, the company might now be known for wood shafts. Denali is the newest line of graphite shafts from Project X. With the Denali line, the company focuses on feel as well as performance.

There are two profiles in the Denali line, Blue and Black, to fit different launch windows. Denali Blue is the mid-launch and mid-spin profile for players who are looking for a little added launch and Denali Black is designed for low-launch and low-spin. Both models are going to offer you a smooth feel and accuracy.

For a full in-depth review check out the Club Junkie podcast on all podcast streaming platforms and on YouTube.

Project X Denali Blue

I typically fit better into mid-launch shafts, as I don’t hit a very high ball so the Denali Blue was the model I was more excited to try. Out of the box, the shaft looks great and from a distance, it is almost hard to tell the dark blue from the Denali Black. With a logo down install of the shaft, you don’t have anything to distract your eyes, just a clean look with the transition from the white and silver handle section to the dark navy mid and tip.

Out on the course, the Blue offers a very smooth feel that gives you a good kick at impact. The shaft loads easily and you can feel the slightly softer handle section compared to the HZRDUS lineup. This gives the shaft a really good feel of it loading on the transition to the downswing, and as your hands get to impact, the Denali Blue keeps going for a nice, strong kick.

Denali Blue is easy to square up at impact and even turn over to hit it straight or just little draws and most of the flex of the shaft feels like it happens right around where the paint changes from silver to blue. The Blue launches easily and produces what I consider a true mid-flight with the driver. While it is listed as mid-spin, I never noticed any type of rise in my drives. Drives that I didn’t hit perfectly were met with good stability and a ball that stayed online well.

Project X Denali Black

When you hold the Denali Black in your hands you can tell it is a more stout shaft compared to its Blue sibling by just trying to bend it. While the handle feels close to the Blue in terms of stiffness, you can tell the tip is much stiffer when you swing it.

Denali Black definitely takes a little more power to load it but the shaft is still smooth and doesn’t give you any harsh vibrations. Where the Blue kicks hard at impact, the Black holds on a little and feels like keeps you in control even on swings that you try and put a little extra effort into. The stiff tip section also makes it a little harder to square up at impact and for some players could take away a little of the draw from their shot.

Launch is lower and more penetrating compared to the Blue and produces a boring, flat trajectory. Shots into the wind don’t rise or spin up, proving that the spin stays down. Like its mid-launch sibling, the Black is very stable and mishits and keeps the ball on a straighter line. Shots low off the face don’t get very high up in the air, but the low spin properties get the ball out there farther than you would expect. For being such a stout shaft, the feel is very good, and the Denali Black does keep harsh vibrations from your hands.

Overall the Project X Denali Blue and Black are great additions to the line of popular wood shafts. If you are looking for good feel and solid performance the Denali line is worth trying out with your swing. Choose Blue for mid-launch and mid-spin or Black for lower launch and low spin.

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What we know about Bryson DeChambeau’s 3D-printed Avoda irons



Bryson DeChambeau fired an opening-round 7-under 65 at Augusta National, hitting an impressive 15 of 18 greens in regulation in the process. Golf’s mad scientist’s play grabbed headlines and so too did his equipment. In place of the Ping i230 irons he had in the bag last week for LIV Golf’s Miami event, DeChambeau is gaming a prototype 5-PW set of irons from little-known direct-to-consumer manufacturer Avoda.

What is Avoda Golf?

Founded by Tom Bailey, also a Mike Schy student like Bryson DeChambeau, Avoda Golf is a direct-to-consumer golf equipment company that currently manufactures both single and variable-length irons in one model that are available for pre-order.

What irons is Bryson DeChambeau playing?

Per multiple reports, DeChambeau is playing a custom-designed set of single-length irons that incorporate bulge and roll into the face design. The two-piece 3D-printed irons were reportedly only approved for play by the USGA this week, according to Golfweek’s Adam Schupak.

Regarding the irons, DeChambeau told Golf Channel the irons’ performance on mishits was the determining factor in putting them in play this week. “When I mishit on the toe or the heel,” DeChambeau said. “It seems to fly a lot straighter for me and that’s what has allowed me to be more comfortable over the ball.”

What can we tell about the design of the clubs?

These days, it is a little hard to speculate on what is under the hood with so many hollow body irons. DeChambeau’s irons look to be hollow on the lower section as they do flare back a decent amount. That “muscle” on the back also looks to be fairly low on the iron head, but we can assume that is progressive through the set, moving up higher in the short irons.

A screw out on the toe is probably used to seal up the hollow cavity and used as a weight to dial in the swing weight of the club. From pictures, it is hard to tell but the sole looks to have a little curve from heel to toe while also having some sharper angles on them. A more boxy and sharper toe section looks to be the design that suits Bryson’s eye based on the irons he has gravitated toward recently.

What are bulge and roll, again?

Two types of curvature in a club face, traditionally incorporated only in wood design. Bulge is heel-toe curvature. Roll is crown-sole curvature. Both design elements are designed to mitigate gear effect on off-center strikes and produce shots that finish closer to the intended target line. (GolfTec has an excellent overview of bulge and roll with some handy GIFs for the visual learner)

What else is in DeChambeau’s bag?

Accompanying his traditional Sik putter, Bryson builds his set with a Ping Glide 4.0 wedges, a Krank Formula Fire driver and 5-wood, and a TaylorMade BRNR Mini Driver, all with LA Golf graphite shafts.



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