ClubTest 2015: Tour Edge Exotics E8 Beta Driver

Tour Edge Exotics E8 Beta Driver
Michael Chini

Tour Edge Exotics E8 Beta Driver

 

Category: Better-Player Drivers
Price: $399
WE TESTED:
9.5° (adjusts 8.5° to 12°) with Aldila Rogue Black 60 and Aldila Rogue Silver 60 graphite shaft
KEY TECHNOLOGIES: The “power grid” helps increase face flex, reduce spin and boost ball speed.

PROS

 

DISTANCE: The Exotics E8 Beta delivers respectable length on solidly struck shots; fairly average off the tee but enough distance to get the job done.
ACCURACY/FORGIVENESS: Reduces directional misses if you don’t make an extreme mistake; repeatable shot patterns give you confidence that you can put the ball in play.
FEEL: A soft but solid impact sensation lets you know when you catch it just right; substantial head weight tells you where it is at all times; stable through the ball with plenty of spring in the face.
PLAYABILITY: Straight shots are the norm; predictable results with a pleasing trajectory; not the most workable of the group but acceptable.
LOOK: The clean black finish creates no distractions at address; a good-looking stick that you must admire; one of the better-looking Exotics drivers.

CONS

 

Some testers complain of noticeably poor results on mis-hits; not a real standout in any one area; for a fair number of guys, overall distance isn’t as long as others tested.

BOTTOM LINE: The Exotics E8 Beta is a solid performer that provides fairly predictable results without wowing any of the test panel.

HOT STIX'S TAKE: A deep-face, 440 cc driver with interchangeable sole weights and an adjustable hosel. Launches shots lower than most drivers.Launch - Low; Spin - Mid

BUY THE CLUB: Get your own Tour Edge Exotics E8

NEXT REVIEW: Callaway Big Bertha V Series

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From the November 2014 Issue of Golf Magazine

Tour Edge also debuts the Exotics E8 Beta driver [$399] for players with faster clubhead speeds, who can benefit from less spin, a lower launch, and a more penetrating trajectory. The deep-face, 440 cc head has a slightly higher CG than the standard model and a beta titanium face insert -- Rob Sauerhaft

NEXT REVIEW: Callaway Big Bertha V Series

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