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New Exotics EXS 220 metalwoods featuring MAX M.O.I., new Diamond Face technology announced by Tour Edge

Clubs advance the Exotics EXS line that launched in November 2018

Tour Edge officially introduces the Exotics EXS 220 driver, fairway metal and hybrid, featuring state-of-the-art game-enhancing innovations that vastly improves upon the wildly successful and award-winning Exotics EXS line that launched in November of 2018.

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Exotics EXS 220 metalwoods feature Diamond Face technology, a major breakthrough in face technology that features different thick and thin diamond shapes or “mini-trampolines” behind the face, producing a hotter face with faster ball speeds and better performance on off-center hits, as well as reduced spin.

The all new shapes and weight repositioning of the EXS 220 metalwoods have made for the most forgiving and stable metals ever produced by Tour Edge.

“We have taken a substantial leap forward in design innovation with the entire EXS 220 line,” said Tour Edge President and Master Club Designer David Glod. “We set an all-time record for Exotics metalwoods sold with the original EXS line and based on the initial reaction to the performance from our partners and tour professionals, we feel we will shatter that sales record with the EXS 220.”

“Our goal is to make anyone who hits these side by side to clubs that cost twice as much to question why they would ever think about spending the extra money,” said Glod. “These clubs are that good. We will have a large amount of EXS 220 in play on the professional tours and we will penetrate bags of the better players across the globe due to the extreme performance benefits of these clubs. Truly, pound for pound, nothing comes close to the EXS 220 metalwoods.”

The new ultra-premium, high-performance Exotics EXS 220 driver, fairway metal and hybrid will be featured at the 2020 PGA Merchandise Show and will be available for purchase worldwide on February 1, 2020.

EXS 220 Driver
The EXS 220 Driver produces extreme Moment of Inertia (M.O.I.) numbers with its all new elongated face-to-back shape and adjustable 9-gram back weight to create one of the highest M.O.I. ratings ever manufactured in a driver. Additional weights will be available in 3 grams, 6 grams, 11 grams and 14 grams to help dial in the preferred swing weight and trajectory.

The driver features an all new elongated shape and adjustable 9-gram back weight to create an M.O.I. of 5440 grams per cubic centimeter, a 20% percent increase over the previous EXS Driver.

Helping secure such high M.O.I. numbers was also made possible by the employment of Triple Carbon Fiber technology featured on the crown and heel/toe areas of the sole.

This premium and extremely light weight carbon fiber provides extreme weight savings that could then be repositioned into the back of the clubhead.

The high-grade 8-1-1 Titanium face of the EXS 220 Driver is shallower and features a lower density, lighter Titanium to allow for more weight repositioning.

Behind the face, the revolutionary Diamond Face technology features 42 different thick and thin diamond shapes, producing a massive sweet spot. The Diamond Face produces a hotter face with faster ball speeds, reduction of spin and better performance on off-center hits.

Tour Edge engineers have placed a Sound Diffusion Bar (S.D. Bar) inside the club head that has been used to improve the acoustic engineering of the entire new EXS metalwood line up.

The S.D. Bar was modeled using the F.E.A software to research and fine tune the acoustical properties of the driver. The S.D. Bar is similar idea employed in music studios and concert halls with diffusion panels used to enhance the richness of sound.

The EXS 220 offers an unprecedented range of lofts from 7.5 degrees to 14 degrees with three head options.

An adjustable hosel allows golfers to adjust the loft Plus/Minus 2 degrees up and down, so with three lofts being offered in 9.5, 10.5, and 12 degrees, the EXS 220 offers an unprecedented range of lofts from 7.5 degrees to 14 degrees between the three loft options. A left-handed version will be made available in the 10.5 loft option.

To see the chosen stock shafts for the EXS 220 Driver, see the SpeedTested Shafts section below that will explain how the optimal shaft for every flex and swing speed has been selected for the EXS 220 line through extensive robotic testing.

The Exotics 220 line-up will now be included in Tour Edge’s unprecedented 48-hour custom delivery program for custom orders anywhere in the continental United States.

The suggested retail price for the EXS 220 Driver is $349.99.

EXS 220 Fairway
The new EXS 220 Fairway Metals are made with a new Hyper-Steel that is 14% lighter than the previous EXS fairway metal, allowing for more weight to be positioned in the center of the sole and the rear of the clubhead to create dual-concentric weighting that produces a unique combination of ease of launch and low spin.

The combination of the back weight, the Diamond Cup Face and Dual Carbon Sole produced impressive distance gains, while also providing extreme forgiveness off the face by greatly increasing the M.O.I. of the clubhead.

Dual Carbon Fiber placements featured in the heel and toe and a new larger 6-gram weight placed in the rear of the clubhead helped create extreme weight savings that could be then repositioned to help create the extreme jump in MOI properties and to create the ideal C.G. position for a fairway metal.

Additional weights will be available in 3 grams, 9 grams, 11 grams and 14 grams to help dial in the preferred swing weight and trajectory.

While typical variable face thickness would feature only three layers of thick and thin areas behind the face, Diamond Face technology features 44 different thick and thin diamond shapes behind the face of the fairway metal, producing a sweet spot that is extended higher on the toe, heel and center of the face.

The SlipStream Sole features improved wider speed channels that create a faster clubhead speed due to smoother turf interaction.
The EXS 220 fairway metal also features the S.D. Bar used to improve the acoustic engineering by enhancing the richness of sound upon impact.

Three 3-Woods will be offered in the EXS 220 fairway metal line-up, 13.5, 15 and 16.5 degree models. The 15-degree will be available in left-handed. There will also an 18-degree 5-Wood and 21-degree 7-Wood available.

To see the chosen stock shafts for the EXS 220 Fairway, see the SpeedTested Shafts section below that will explain how the optimal shaft for every flex and swing speed has been selected for the EXS 220 line through extensive robotic testing.

Also of note below, the Exotics 220 line-up will now be included in Tour Edge’s unprecedented 48-hour custom delivery program for custom orders anywhere in the continental United States.

The suggested retail price for the EXS 220 Fairway is $249.99.

EXS 220 Hybrid
The larger clubhead of the EXS 220 Hybrid is made to bring the power of a fairway metal to a hybrid design.

This amped-up hybrid utilizes a lighter 450-Hyper-Steel/360-degree Cup Face design that features new Diamond Face technology that features 44 different thick and thin diamond shapes behind the face of the hybrid.

The EXS 220 Hybrid features a new M.O.I. raising shape that is deeper from face to back and an adjustable 4-gram back weight that creates a more stable and forgiving hybrid design. Additional weights will be available in 7 grams and 10 grams to help dial in the preferred swing weight and trajectory.

A raised Center of Gravity (C.G.) is accomplished by indents on the heel and toe on the sole of the club head, allowing weight to be strategically positioned to reduce spin. These indents act as thicker area weight pads positioned from the weight savings of the lighter face and help reduce turf interaction in conjunction with the SlipStream Sole so the hybrid is the ultimate club to glide through the rough.

The SlipStream Sole of the hybrid has been redesigned with wider channels to allow the center of the sole to engage into the turf and lower the leading edge at impact for more solid contact.

Inside the club head, Tour Edge engineers have placed an S.D. Bar that has been used to improve the acoustic engineering of the hybrid.

The EXS 220 Hybrid comes in a #2/17-degree, #3/19-degree, #4/22-degree, #5/25-degree and #6/28-dergee models.

To see the chosen stock shafts for the EXS 220 Hybrid, see the SpeedTested Shafts section below that will explain how the optimal shaft for every flex and swing speed has been selected for the EXS 220 line through extensive robotic testing.

Also of note below, the Exotics 220 line-up will now be included in Tour Edge’s unprecedented 48-hour custom delivery program for custom orders anywhere in the continental United States.

The suggested retail price for the EXS 220 Hybrid is $199.99.

SpeedTested Shaft System
Every shaft in the EXS 220 Series has been SpeedTested to find the optimal custom shaft pairing for every flex, proven by robotic testing and validated by player testing. Tour Edge R&D tested an extensive range of market-leading shafts with the Tour Edge Developmental robot (T.E.D.) to determine the best performing custom shafts for every swing flex/speed.

“This new way of looking at how to pair custom shafts is unique to the industry,” said Glod. “We have invested heavily in R&D and one of the first things we did with our new in-house swing robot was to test at different speeds. This has led us to do a bit of pre-custom shaft fitting for anyone buying EXS 220.”

“Our testing showed that the performance of a shaft at a certain swing speed performed much better than at another speed in almost every speed test we did,” said Glod. “It made perfect sense to us to offer the best performing stock shaft per flex and speed, instead of the traditional approach of assigning one family of shafts to all flexes that perform differently at different speeds.”

EXS 220 Driver and Fairway SpeedTested Stock Shafts
85 MPH or Below Fujikura Air Speeder: Ladies (R3) | Senior (R2) | Regular (R)

85-95 MPH Fujikura Ventus 4T Core: 5-Regular | 6-Stiff

95 MPH or Above Project X HZRDUS Smoke Yellow: 6.0 Stiff | 6.5 X-Stiff

EXS 220 Hybrid SpeedTested Stock Shafts
85 MPH or Below KBS TGI Tour Graphite: 50g Ladies | 60g A-Flex

85-95 MPH KBS TGI Tour Graphite: 70g Regular | 80g Stiff

95 MPH or Above Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black: 6.0 Stiff | 6.5 X-Stiff

48-Hour Custom Fit Delivery
For the first time, Exotics product will be a part of Tour Edge’s unprecedented 48-hour custom fit nationwide delivery guarantee.
Exotics EXS 220 will be available with Tour Edge’s 48-Hour Custom Fit Delivery program where custom fit orders from an authorized Tour Edge EXS 220 fitter arrive back to the end consumer in 48 business hours anywhere in the continental United States.
If the custom order is placed to Tour Edge by the authorized Tour Edge dealer by 2:30 PM Central time, the order will be guaranteed to arrive either back to the fitting location or directly to the consumer’s house.

Hand Built in the USA
All Tour Edge Exotics clubs are hand built in the United States at our headquarters in Batavia, Illinois.

Lifetime Warranty
All Tour Edge Exotics clubs are backed with a lifetime warranty that covers any manufacturer defects for the life of the product.

About Tour Edge
Tour Edge, an American owned and operated company for more than 34 years, manufactures and sells golf clubs under three distinct brand names: Exotics, Hot Launch and their “Get in the Game” products.

In 1986, David Glod founded Tour Edge with a focus on offering high quality and technologically advanced golf products that were as cutting edge as they were affordable.

Today, Glod is considered one of the preeminent master club designers in golf club design and has led Tour Edge to be a Top 10 manufacturer in every club category.

Tour Edge products have been in play on the PGA TOUR, PGA Tour Champions, LPGA Tour and Korn Ferry Tours, leading Tour Edge equipment to 22 victories on the PGA Tours (10 PGA TOUR /11 PGA Tour Champions/ 1 Korn Ferry Tour).

Tour Edge clubs have been in play in every PGA TOUR major championship event and in Ryder Cup competitions. Since 2018, over 650 Tour Edge clubs by over 90 different professionals have earned 12 wins, 16 runner-up finishes, over 50 Top 5 finishes and over 100 Top 10 finishes on the PGA Tours.

Their team of tour staff professionals includes 2019 Charles Schwab Cup winner Scott McCarron, Tom Lehman, Tim Petroivc and Duffy Waldorf. Tour Edge drivers have also won two World Long Drive Championships and hold the top three longest drives in the history of the sport by staff player and #1 ranked Phillis Meti.

Media contact:
Jon Claffey
Vice President of Marketing
Tour Edge
Phone: 800-515-3343 Ex: 110
Email: jclaffey@touredge.com