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New limited-edition 'Straight From The Tour Van' Exotics EXS Pro metalwoods announced by Tour Edge

Company introduces EXS Pro Driver, EXS Pro Fairway Metal and EXS Pro Hybrid models

Tour Edge officially introduces their new limited-edition Exotics EXS Pro Driver, EXS Pro Fairway Metal and EXS Pro Hybrid featuring a myriad of new technology from the 34-year brand.

The tour-inspired metalwoods showcase the very latest in golf club design innovation for the highest levels of ultra-premium performance from the company that has earned 22 victories and over 150 different players using their equipment on the PGA Tours.

The EXS Pro series was originally designed as prototypes only intended for professional tour players by Tour Edge Master Club Designer David Glod and his team of R&D engineers.

Feedback from the Tour Edge professional staff and other PGA Tour players helped create the new Exotics series that features all new shapes, forward tour-level CG positioning and technology never-before employed by Tour Edge. This EXS Pro series includes some carry-over tech from Tour Edge’s award-winning Exotics EXS 220 and EXS line of clubs.

The EXS Pro Driver features a new adjustable sliding weight FlightTrack technology, while also featuring the breakthrough Diamond Face and Sound Diffusion Bar innovations that helped the Exotics EXS 220 Driver become one of the most played new drivers on the 2020 PGA Tour Champions. The new FlightTrack weight system can be easily set to draw, straight and/or fade biased positions.

“At first, we were just designing prototypes for the pro tours, but along the way, we realized that the market has a need for these tour-inspired designs as a limited edition series,” said Tour Edge President and Master Club Designer David Glod. “With our previous Exotics launch, the EXS 220, we designed our most forgiving and stable clubs we’ve ever produced. The EXS Pro line is designed to bring the level up with the more traditional player with a faster swing speed who is looking for anti-left clubs with extremely low spin and penetrating ball flights.”

The EXS Pro series will range from $249.99 for the EXS Pro Hybrid, $299.99 for the EXS Pro Fairway Metals and $399.99 for the EXS Pro Driver.

“The fact is that these ultra-premium tour clubs have a price that is still well under that of the other clubs seen out on tour, and we have perfectly followed our niche of providing the best pound for pound performing and innovative clubs in their class,” said Glod.

The new EXS Pro metalwoods will be available for purchase on June 1, 2020 through select Tour Edge retailers and custom club fitting locations.

“One of the biggest takeaways we’ve seen in our testing is that the sound and feel of each of our EXS Pro metalwoods is pretty magical,” said Glod. “Skilled players are looking for the latest and greatest in adjustability for self-custom fitting and we’ve taken that to new levels with the EXS Pro as well,” said Glod.

Tour Edge Exotics EXS Pro driver

Exotics EXS Pro Driver
The Exotics EXS Pro Driver features tour-inspired classic pear shape and a deep face with an adjustable sliding weight port called a FlightTrack that houses a 6-gram weight.

The FlightTrack weight slides from heel to toe for the ultimate control of adjustability to every area of the driver head to promote a draw or a fade and every option in between. A separate weight kit will be made available that includes 3, 9 and 15-gram weights or sold separately by weight for the ultimate in self-fitting.

The deeper face, shorter heel to toe and compact front to back is the ideal shape for the best players in the world. An extreme slope from the middle of the crown to the back of the clubhead compacts the head and manipulates a low-forward CG that should be considered a Tour-level Center of Gravity (CG) placement. Its design was made to produce the lowest possible amount of spin for faster swing speeds.

The EXS Pro Driver also utilizes Diamond Face technology, a major breakthrough in face technology that features 33 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 and further reduces spin. The EXS Pro Driver spins less than the EXS 220 Driver by 400 RPM’s on average.

The Diamond Face technology matched with the tour-level low/forward CG placement is the reason why the EXS Pro produces ideal launch and the lowest possible amount of spin needed for faster clubhead speeds. Finite Element Analysis has allowed the Tour Edge Engineering team to simulate and optimize face geometry across the face, creating faster and more consistent ball speeds from heel to toe.

Dual Carbon Fiber technology on the crown and toe creates significant weight savings, moving as much weight as possible to a low-forward position, while a high-strength Beta Titanium face creates Tour Edge's fastest ball speeds and full-face forgiveness.

The lower density 8-1-1 Titanium allowed for additional discretionary weight placement, enabling the Tour Edge engineers to further optimize CG location for ideal launch and spin conditions. The 8-1-1 lower-density and lighter Titanium used in the body of the EXS Pro also leads to faster ball speeds, making this one of Tour Edge’s fastest drivers ever produced, while the Beta Titanium face makes for a higher density featuring greater strength and power.

A Sound Diffusion Bars (S.D. Bar) placed strategically inside the club head vastly improves the acoustic engineering of the entire new EXS metalwood line up. The S.D. Bar and acoustic ribbing in the back of the clubhead were modeled using F.E.A. software to research fine tune and perfect the acoustical properties of the driver.

The adjustable hosel allows golfers to adjust the loft plus/minus 2 degrees up and down from the standard loft. With two lofts being offered in 9.5, 10.5 degrees, the EXS Pro has a wide adjustable range from 7.5 degrees to 12.5 degrees in loft.

Available Lofts in Right-Handed: 9.5°, 10.5°

Stock Shafts:

Mitsubishi Tensei CK Orange: 60g (R,S,X) 70 g (S,X)

Project X HZRDUS Smoke Yellow: 60g (5.5 R, 6.0 S, 6.5 X)

Grip: GolfPride Tour 360

Tour Edge Exotics EXS Pro Fairway metalwood

Exotics EXS Pro Fairway Metals
The Exotics EXS Pro fairway metal features tour-inspired traditional pear shape with a deeper Beta-Titanium Cup Face designed with the tour player in mind.

The taller face, shorter heel to toe and compact front to back is the ideal shape for the best players in the world. Designed for maximum workability, the EXS Pro features a slightly smaller 170cc tour preferred head size on the 15-degree 3-wood.

An extreme slope from the middle of the crown to the back of the clubhead compacts the head and ensures low spin and a penetrating ball flight.

The clubhead features a Flight Tuning System (FTS) that allows weighting to be adjusted for draw, neutral or fade bias.

Adjusting the FTS dual weights in these ports that are placed to the extreme heel and toe of the clubhead can drastically affect ball flight and shaping shots in this compact, low-spin design.

Clubs will come standard in the draw position (heel-10 grams and toe-5 grams), but by switching the 10-gram weight to the toe and the 5-gram weight to the heel, it will employ a fade setting.

Individual weights and a weight kit will be made available that includes 10,15- and 20-gram weights that are interchangeable in both the EXS Pro fairway and hybrid for the ultimate in self-fitting.

The EXS Pro clubhead features a forward Center of Gravity (CG) that should be considered a Tour level CG placement designed to produce the lowest possible amount of spin for faster swing speeds.

The lower CG angle and toe biased weighting helps to close the clubhead at impact to increase ball speed and to produce a slower closure rate at impact to be an anti-left fairway metal that is desired by players with faster swing speeds.

The EXS Pro Fairway Metals utilize a Beta-Titanium/ 360-degree Cup Face combo brazed onto a Hyper-Steel body. This Beta-Titanium face is a material upgrade over previous Exotics designs, making it the highest quality Titanium faced fairway metal in golf.

Combo brazing is a zero-welding technology that fuses Titanium to steel, reducing weight in the face and allowing for a faster and more powerful transfer of energy from club to ball.

On the sole of the clubhead, the turf interaction is greatly enhanced by wider SlipStream speed channels on the sole. The new curved entry on the leading edge of the SlipStream sole to the face makes for the best turf interaction Tour Edge has ever produced in a fairway metal design.

A Sound Diffusion Bar (S.D. Bar) placed strategically inside the club head improves the acoustic engineering of the entire new EXS Pro metalwood line up. The S.D. Bar was modeled using F.E.A. software to research and fine tune the acoustical properties of the clubhead. The S.D. Bar is similar idea employed in music studios and concert halls with diffusion panels used to enhance the richness of sound.

Available Lofts in Right-Handed: #3/13.5°, #3/15°, #3/16.5°, #5/18°

Stock Shafts:

Mitsubishi Tensei CK Orange: 60g (R,S,X) 70 g (S,X)

Project X HZRDUS Smoke Yellow: 60g (5.5 R, 6.0 S, 6.5 X)

Grip: GolfPride Tour 360

Tour Edge Exotics EXS Pro Hybrid

Exotics EXS Pro Hybrids

The Exotics EXS Pro Hybrid features tour-inspired compact shape with a deeper Beta-Titanium square-face designed with the tour player in mind.

The limited-edition Exotics EXS Pro Hybrid features tour-inspired compact shape with a deeper square-face.

An emphasis was placed on making this compact head produce faster ball speeds while achieving the same CT measurement as the larger EXS 220 series.

The EXS Pro hybrid features a Flight Tuning System that allows weighting to be adjusted for draw, neutral or fade bias. FTS dual weight ports are placed to the extreme heel (20 grams) and toe (5 grams) in the draw position. By switching the 20-gram weight to the toe and the 5-gram weight to the heel, it will produce a fade.
Individual weights and a weight kit will be made available that includes 10,15- and 20-gram weights that are interchangeable in both the EXS Pro fairway and hybrid for the ultimate in self-fitting.

The EXS Pro Hybrids features a Beta-Titanium face combo brazed with a zero-welding technology that fuses it onto a Stainless-Steel body, reducing weight in the face and allowing for a faster and more powerful transfer of energy.

The EXS Pro is one of the few Ti-faced hybrids available in the U.S. golf market and the only hybrid utilizing combo brazing technology for the ultimate in weight savings.

On the sole of the clubhead, the turf interaction is greatly enhanced by speed channels on the sole. The thicker channels and a new curved entry on the leading edge of the sole to the face makes for smoother turf interaction in a club designed to be its best from the turf or rough.

A Sound Diffusion Bar (S.D. Bar) placed strategically inside the clubhead of the hybrid to improve the acoustic engineering of the club.

Tour Edge employed their TrueLoft System that ensures extra quality control methods in the bending process of unfinished EXS Pro hybrid heads and includes an extensive triple-check on loft and lie in the final stages of the club head manufacturing process. This commitment to making sure that each club head fits the exact intended loft helps players expertly dial in their preferred distances.

With six different lofts available, the EXS pro hybrid offers an unprecedented range of lofts in a hybrid to provide a loft for every possible distance scenario. The Tour Edge R&D team expects an average of six to eight yards in between each loft, giving the Exotics Pro a 36-48 yard distance gap from 16-degree to 22-degree.

Available Lofts: 16°, 17°, 18°, 19°, 20°, 22°

Stock Shafts:

Mitsubishi Tensei AV Silver Hybrid Shaft: 65g (R), 70g (S), 75g(X)

Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black: 80g (5.5 R, 6.0 S, 6.5 X)

Grip: GolfPride Tour 360

Tour Edge Straight From The Tour Van

About Tour Edge
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.

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.

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Tour Edge
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