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Tour Edge EXS Pro Forged irons launched

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Tour Edge is expanding its better player targeted EXS Pro line with the addition of the all-new EXS Pro Forged irons—a tour-inspired design developed with multi-material technology, and looks to match.

Just like the limited edition EXP Pro driver, the EXS Pro Forged irons utilize the highest quality materials and processes to deliver a golf club built for the most discerning players. The goal of designer David Glod was to produce the most forgiving distance iron possible in a player-preferred package and the EXS Pro Forged live up to the lofty challenge.

 “As a club designer, I love player iron designs that are as beautiful as they are playable. These three designs were made to be irons that are drooled over by the core golfer, not only in looks and feel, but in how they perform.” David Glod – Tour Edge Lead Designer

“I believe that the milled forged iron connoisseurs out there are going to be very impressed with the playability we were able to combine with a traditional forged feel.”

Inside the Exotics EXS Pro forged irons

The EXS Pro Forged cavity iron is constructed of Japanese S25C mild carbon steel to offer an extremely soft feel to the golfer. After the forging process, the faces are CNC milled to precise tolerances and the grooves are designed to maximize performance throughout the set. The CNC milling of the EXS Pro doesn’t stop at the face either—the cavity is designed to boost MOI as much as possible in the compact clubhead, so the back of the club is also CNC milled to offer the thinnest face possible without sacrificing feel.

Speaking of feel, the term forged can be overused in the world of golf club construction with some lesser companies only stamping precast pieces once and calling them forged, but the EXS are not those clubs. The S25C club heads are triple-forged (struck 3 times at very high-pressure) to offer a thinner, stronger clubhead that allows the designer to push more mass to the toe and heel weight pads for more forgiveness and more consistent ball speeds across the face. To further improve feedback, the iron has an acoustic engineered cavity insert consisting of a polymer and a dampening gel to provide the best possible sound and feel.

Now about ball speeds and technology: The 3- 6-irons in the EXS Pro Forged cavity have a concealed 10g tungsten toe weight to push more mass away from the hosel and make the clubs more forgiving on heel and toe misses in the longer irons. This is similar technology to irons that are priced much higher in the market.

Availability, Specs & Pricing

The new Exotics EXS Pro Forged irons will be available for purchase on June 1, 2020 through select Tour Edge retailers and custom club fitting locations.

The stock shafts are: True Temper Elevate Tour VSS Pro—available in regular and stiff flex—as well as True Temper Dynamic Gold 105 in R300, S300.

The stock grip will be the Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360.

$149.99 per iron.

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Ryan Barath is a club-fitter & master club builder with more than 17 years of experience working with golfers of all skill levels, including PGA Tour players. He is the former Build Shop Manager & Social Media Coordinator for Modern Golf. He now works independently from his home shop and is a member of advisory panels to a select number of golf equipment manufacturers. You can find Ryan on Twitter and Instagram where he's always willing to chat golf, and share his passion for club building, course architecture and wedge grinding.

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9 Comments

  1. Dave Bryce

    May 27, 2020 at 11:31 pm

    Nice looking irons;however, they look like clones too the Callaway Apex irons! Need more grip and shaft options.

  2. Scrumpdelicious

    May 26, 2020 at 6:22 pm

    Darn, you guys beat me to it; “Mr. Exotic CEO, you have a call on line 1 from some guy calling himself God. This God guy says Eli Callaway would like to have a word with you.”

  3. Ben More

    May 26, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    Are graphite shafts an option ?

  4. Jeff Boulay

    May 26, 2020 at 3:30 pm

    making blade and player iron but do not offer Xstiff shaft.

  5. Paulo

    May 26, 2020 at 2:12 pm

    “Hi this is the Callaway legal department calling”

  6. Tank

    May 26, 2020 at 12:40 pm

    These are some of the first irons I’ve seen from TE that I really like and wouldn’t mind owning them.

  7. DukeOfChinoHills

    May 26, 2020 at 11:31 am

    Nice to see a new offering from Tour Exotics.

    I’d like to see a simple chart of irons featuring multi-material construction and see which models have the MOST (average) tungsten being used. Which companies are really pushing the envelope vs. others that are just following the trend.

  8. Gus Chiggins

    May 26, 2020 at 9:11 am

    i didn’t even think of callaway apex irons when i saw these.

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