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Tour Edge launches new Hot Launch E522 and C522 metalwoods

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Tour Edge has today announced the launch of its new Hot Launch E522 and C522 metalwoods, featuring extreme MOI properties with a major emphasis on ease of launch, playability while correcting mishits and slices to go straighter.

Hot Launch E522 Metalwoods

The new metalwoods from Tour Edge contain Houdini Sole technology, with the design pushing weight back as much as is possible in a driver design, according to the company. 

This design creates extra mass, which helped Tour Edge engineers to position weight in the head for an ultra-low and deep CG, optimizing launch conditions in design to provide maximum forgiveness off the face.

The Hot Launch E522 metals feature Diamond Face 2.0 technology with 42 different thick and thin diamond shapes behind the face of the metals in design to offer an enhanced sweet spot.

The Diamond shapes of varying thickness create “mini-trampolines” behind the face, combining with a Cup Face construction that seeks to produce greater face flex, faster ball speeds and better performance on off-center hits.

The offset design of the metalwoods is combined with a sole heel weight in design to provide ultimate slice fighting technology.

In addition, the strategically placed heel draw-bias weighting of the E range allows the face to square up at impact in a bid to offer straighter ball flight that helps right-handed golfers avoid the right side of the course, and left-handed golfers avoid the left side of the course.

The super-shallow face design also seeks to produce higher launch angles with extreme ease of launch. Led by its extremely high MOI rating, the E range metals from Tour Edge are designed to be extremely stable and powerful. This increased MOI aims to both increase ball speed on mishits while keeping shots straighter, with the back and low CG positioning also helping to provide greater launch.

Tour Edge’s new E522 metalwoods also feature Control Length shafts that have been optimized with shorter shaft lengths that were designed specifically for the E range metals to greatly improve accuracy, control and to offer maxed out Smash Factor ratings for the clubhead.

Hot Launch C522 Metalwoods

The C522 metalwoods feature the same Diamond Face Technology as in the E522 woods, while a back weight is strategically placed to the extreme rear of the C522 driver, fairway, and hybrid. 

The extreme rear weight is housed in an all-new Deep CG Casing that places more mass at the extreme trailing edge of the clubhead. The back weight and Deep CG Casing creates an extremely high M.O.I. rating designed for top in-line stability, while the lower and deeper CG positioning of the club aims to affect ease of launch while offering forgiveness off the face at impact.

The C522 metalwoods offer upgraded acoustic engineering through Acoustic Resonance Channels (A.R.C.) Engineering. The A.R.C. sound channel system is a visible technology that can be seen on the sole of the clubhead. Internally, these channels bounce sound on the inside of the clubhead in design to provide excellent sound and feel.

In addition, the Power Channel on the sole of the club behind the clubface is deeper in a bid to provide better weight distribution and increased face flexing, while the Power Channel also seeks to deliver amplified ball speed, and less spin, as well as added forgiveness on shots struck lower on the face.

The C522 metalwoods from Tour Edge come stock with super-light Fubuki HL graphite shafts by Mitsubishi Chemical that range from 45-grams to 60-grams depending on the flex.

The new TourEdge metalwoods arrive at retail on October 1 and cost $249.99 for both the E and C drivers, $159.99 for both E and C fairway metals and $139.99 for the E and C hybrids.

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Gianni is the Assistant Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

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  1. James

    Sep 17, 2021 at 7:02 pm

    been playing Tour Edge drivers for over 6 years now the ES model from 3 years ago was very good, the newer 721 looks better but is not worth the $399 as proof only worth $100 as a trade in and still a newer model? Will be trying the new E522 only if Tour Edge offers the refund within 30 days…

  2. Jeff

    Sep 17, 2021 at 3:21 pm

    I heard that sole can’t take a punch.

  3. Eden Hunt

    Sep 15, 2021 at 11:38 am

    The golf equipment industry is ruining itself with all the jargon it uses. Strategically optimized face flexing forgiveness power channelled ball speed top in line stability blah blah. It’s becoming exhausting!

    I don’t know how to fix the over hyped marketing tactics besides maybe offering equipment that is designed to look great and equipment that performs well in tests. Does it really need all the weird terms describing so called “technology”? Are all of these technology claims proven somehow for the average golfer?

    Call me old fashioned, but I just have a desire for things to be simpler. I can’t be the only one!

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XXIO unveils next-generation X lineup

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XXIO has today introduced its all-new XXIO X family of clubs that launch at retail on February 11, 2022.

At the core of the new lightweight X drivers, fairway woods, and hybrids is ActivWing: a technology that stabilizes the clubhead by altering aerodynamic forces at work in the first half of the downswing. The airfoil generates lift to guide the club to its optimal impact angle in design to provide maximum speed and distance.

Speaking on the new additions, Brian Schielke, General Manager at XXIO. said

“XXIO X has the DNA of every XXIO product – lightweight and easy to swing. However, it’s tuned to the more accomplished player. More compact irons, lower spinning woods, and stiffer shafts make X a great choice for better players looking to increase their speed and experience the benefits of XXIO.”

The woods feature Rebound Frame Technology, with four alternating layers of stiff and flexible zones enhancing overall COR.

In addition, for the first time, X drivers feature Rebound Frame with a Cup Face in design to offer more power on strikes across the face, while on the irons, a thinner face allows the entire face to flex more extensively while grooves etched deep into the interior of the iron body further enhance flex.

The clubs contain a heavier clubhead and an extremely lightweight shaft which work together in a bid to increase ball speed and swing speed at the same time, while manufacturers positioned mass under the grip, behind the hands in design to help players find the ideal spot at the top of their swing to make the downswing more consistent.

In addition, XXIO is also introducing its Rebound Drive golf balls which feature the company’s proprietary Rebound Frame Technology, which interposes areas with high and low rigidity in a bid to produce just the right amount of flex for higher initial ball speeds along with a pure feel at impact. 

Specs, Availability & Pricing

XXIO X

  • U.S. Retail Launch Date: February 11, 2022
  • Pricing: $699.99 for XXIO X driver, $399.99 for XXIO X fairway woods, $299.99 for XXIO X hybrids, $199.99 for individual steel irons/$224.99 for individual graphite irons, $1,199.99 for six-piece steel set/$1,349.99 for six-piece graphite set

XXIO Rebound Drive Golf Balls

  • Colors: Premium White, Lime Yellow, Premium Pink and 4 Color Pack (Premium Pink, Lime
  • Yellow, Orange, and Ruby Red)
  • U.S. Retails Launch Date: February 11, 2022.
  • Pricing: $49.99
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3-wood (or alternative) for someone who can’t hit one – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing 3-woods for players who generally struggle with the club. WRXer ‘SpartyJeff’ is looking to add a 3-wood to the bag despite his difficulty to hit the club and kicks off the thread saying:

“I’m about a 3 handicap and currently have a massive gap between driver and 2 driving iron. All in all, I’m not a bad ball striker, but I absolutely cannot hit a 3-wood. Bagged the Titleist 915F for years (I know bad idea). Any suggestions on forgiving three woods? Been kicking around the idea of the Callaway Apex UW and a 2 hybrid (used to love my 2 hybrid).”

And our members have been sharing their thoughts in our forum.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • MilfordLefty: “A forgiving 3-wood is a 5-wood. The 17° Apex UW is 5-wood loft with an inch shorter shaft, so a good option.”
  • Dax279: “If you can, try the PXG XF 3 wood. I was surprised to find how easy it was to launch off the fairway and the tee. It is lofted 1 degree higher than a regular 3-wood as well and so is kind of like a 4-wood.”
  • kwxsports: “‘ve got a TM High Launch 16.5 that is the easiest I’ve ever hit. It’s really a 4-wood I guess.”
  • scooterhd2: “Cobra F6 Baffler.”

Entire Thread: “3-wood (or alternative) for someone who can’t hit one

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Club Champion acquires TXG

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Club Champion has today announced the acquisition of Canadian fitter and builder Tour Experience Golf (TXG), bringing the two most prominent custom club fitters on the continent together.

This integration marks the first time that Club Champion will bring their club fitting services beyond USA borders.

Speaking on the merge, Nick Sherburne, co-founder of Club Champion, said

“We are incredibly excited to bring Ian and his crew into the Club Champion family. We’re looking forward to bringing the best of both our capabilities together to serve every golfer.”

According to the press release, the intent behind the merger is “to further expand custom club fitting services across the Canadian golf market and to bring some crossover to the fitting content available for all golfers from both brands.”

On the acquisition, Ian Fraser, TXG’s founder, stated

“There has always been a mutual admiration between TXG and Club Champion. We share a similar belief that every golfer deserves the best possible equipment for their game, and now we get to work together to further that message.”

Club Champion currently has an in-house studio and production crew, while Fraser and his team at TXG have built a digital platform through social channels, including YouTube. TXG has amassed millions of views across the digital board, with 175K subscribers on YouTube alone at the time of publication.

Per the release, TXG’s existing content strategy will lend itself well to Club Champion’s growing presence, and both brands plan to lean on each other to produce quality content for golfers of all levels.

“We’ve got a podcast, they’ve got a podcast. They’ve got awesome video content and we’ve only just started dipping our toes into that lake. This partnership is about so much more than just the masterful club fitting and building services we both offer. It’s about bringing two of the most prominent names in the golf equipment industry together to promote the best possible clubs, the best possible experience, and the best possible service you can find this side of a Tour card.” – Adam Levy, CEO of Club Champion

 

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