Tour Edge Golf has broken new territory with its new Exotics EX10 hybrid line, which is packed with new technology developed by the company along with some of the lightest shafts you can find in a hybrid, which adds to the performance of these versatile clubs.
The EX10 model features a new cup face, deeper CG, a larger SlipStream™ sole, all in a very elongated, classic hybrid shape that launches the ball extremely high but can be easily flighted for lower shots and offers easy shot-shaping.
Tour Edge officials say that this new offering brings it in line with the abilities of its fairway woods with what they call “Material Advantage,” and features a new Japanese high density, steel cup face--HT 980 hightensile strength steel. This new steel can be engineered extremely thin-producing higher CT levels all over the face--ensuring that mishits fly longer and straighter. Tour Edge continues its successful use of use of its combo brazing technology despite the increased expense because the process ensures the tightest tolerances. The EX10 hybrid features a 450 SS hyper-steel body that is combo brazed.
The engineers at Tour Edge made substantial changes to the SlipStream™ sole, lengthening the rails and designing the channels between the rails shallower and more compact overall to ensure minimal turf interaction. A heavy rear sole pad weighing 19 grams, located behind the rails, produces a deeper CG, and helps to easily get the ball in the air from any lie. To further enhance the aerodynamics of the club head, speed channels run both vertical and horizontal. The increased heel weight and the aerodynamic design all adds up to faster speed, higher MOI, less spin and more distance.
This club has a very comfortable and appealing look at address, and with the weight that has been removed compared to other hybrids, additional distance is gained—especially when compared with some of the top 3-irons out there today. The EX10 also features Variable Face Thickness technology. The thin and thick compartments on the face are strategically positioned for optimal forgiveness in preparation for off-center hits.
Much of the decreased weight of this club is due to the lighter premium shafts offered by Tour Edge on this line, and helps give it its unique performance characteristics.
The EX10 comes standard with UST Mamiya Recoil and Graphite Design Tour AD50 shafts. Specifically, the Recoil 450 and 460 shafts are for players seeking a super lightweight option to increase club head speed for high ball flight and greater distance in a very stable platform. The Recoil 670 and 680 shafts focus on players seeking a lightweight option to increase club head speed for mid-high ball flight and greater distance in a very stable platform. The Tour AD50 utilizes premium, aerospace quality 50t carbon-fiber materials. The softer mid-section bend profile of the Tour AD allows the player to load the shaft properly, yet it maintains a firm enough tip section through impact promoting a high launch and low spin ball flight condition. In the Graphite Design shafts, a 54 and 52-gram version of the TourAD 50 is available in a regular flex, and the stiff flex is still only 56 grams with a mid to high launch. This is extremely light for a hybrid shaft.
The EX10 hybrid is available in 2 (17°), 3 (19°), 4 (22°), 5 (25°), and 6 (28°) models, so you can take some of those longer irons out of the bag for something more versatile and easier to hit.
All Tour Edge clubs come with a lifetime warranty and a 30-day play guarantee.
For more information on the Tour Edge EX10 lineup please visit: www. touredge.com