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ClubTest 2015: Tour Edge Exotics E8 Fairway Woods

On the Range: Tour Edge Exotics E8 Fairway Woods
ClubTesters talk about one of their favorite new clubs of the year, the Tour Edge Exotics E8 fairway wood.

Tour Edge Exotics E8 Fairway Woods

 

Category: Game-Improvement Fairway Woods
Price: $250
WE TESTED:
3 (15°), 4 (16.5°) with Fujikura Exotics Pro 57, Fujikura Exotics Pro 62, and Fujikura Exotics Pro Tour 72 graphite shaft
KEY TECHNOLOGIES: The updated corrugated channel helps boost ball speeds across more of the face.

PROS

 

PLAYABILITY: The low-profile clubhead does a good job of getting through the thickest rough and works well from a variety of trouble lies; strong, penetrating flight off the tee; straight is the typical shot, but it’s possible to work draws and cuts, too.
ACCURACY/FORGIVENESS: Most testers find that the Exotics E8 is more forgiving from the tee than from the turf; shots hold their line well enough; better players with higher swing speeds get the most out of them.
DISTANCE: Tons of rollout from a long, piercing ball flight; hit properly, they give you a real shot at scoring on par 5s; mishit one a little and you’ll still be close enough to your target to scare par.
FEEL: The Exotics E8 is a heavier-feeling head that remains stable through impact and rips through all kinds of rough; firm, concentrated feel at impact; the face sends the ball flying like it’s on a trampoline.
LOOK: Classic head shape in a striking, matte charcoal finish; white bottom groove and “E” alignment aid on the crown make lining up easy; face is relatively shallow, yet the larger body inspires confidence.

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Tour Edge Exotics E8 Fairway Wood

CONS

 

Guys who want maximum forgiveness should look elsewhere; heavier head and firm feel at impact isn’t for everyone; others prefer a higher typical ball flight.

BOTTOM LINE: The Exotics E8 is a real ripper off the tee. Best for mid-to-low-handicappers looking for a lower trajectory. Our faster-swinging testers enjoy them the most.

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

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