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ClubTest 2015: Tour Edge Exotics E8 Beta Fairway Woods

Photo: Michael Chini

Tour Edge Exotics E8 Beta Fairway Wood

Tour Edge Exotics E8 Beta Fairway Woods

 

Category: Better-Player Fairway Woods
Price: $300
WE TESTED:
3 (15°), 4 (16.5°) with Aldila Rogue Silver 60 and Aldila Rogue Silver 70 shaft
KEY TECHNOLOGIES: The deep face and forward CG contribute to a penetrating ball flight.

PROS

 

PLAYABILITY: Does what you need, from smashing tee shots to going for par 5s in two to getting it out of trouble; a piercing trajectory.
ACCURACY/FORGIVENESS: Very accurate from the tee—it’s point and shoot, perfect for the tightest holes; corrects directional misses fairly well off the fairway, as long as you put a good move on it.
DISTANCE: One of the longest clubs—hits it past many testers’ current sticks; arguably the best model off the tee, a true driver replacement—very impressive distance at times.
FEEL: The hot face launches the ball like a cannon; powerful on center strikes; hit it well and it gives you a nice reward.
LOOK: One of the favorites—a great cross between traditional and high-tech; testers like the non-glare matte finish and smallish head.

CONS

 

Some testers say it’s less functional from rough than other woods; no loft-adjustability options; best as a mini driver and not a fairway club—it doesn’t straighten misses as well as its peers.

BOTTOM LINE: Tour Edge Exotics fairway woods have been known through the years as big hitters, and the E8 Beta carries on the tradition. It puts your driver on notice.

BUY THE CLUB: Get your own Tour Edge Exotics E8 Beta Fairway Wood

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