When golfers think Tour Edge Exotics, successful line of drivers comes immediately to mind.
When they hear the phrase Power Grid, they might envision the Long Drivers World Championship driving grid, where competitors attempt to place their qualifying bombs.
Put those two thoughts together, and you have Tour Edge Exotics’ latest offering, the XCG7 Driver.
The new Exotics driver comes in two models, Standard and Beta. Both feature the Power Grid. According to Tour Edge, the Power Grid is positioned directly behind the hitting area to create an accordion-like effect and increase spring-effect by flexing at impact. The Power Grid alternates in thickness from 0.5mm to 1.0mm, allowing the thinner dimple-slots to flex to produce a hotter launch, thus creating something the Exotics brand is known for – maximum distance.
They both also feature a face made of 6A4V titanium, and offer golfers more adjustability than their predecessor, the XCG6.
But there are differences. The XCG7’s head is 460 cubic centimeters. The XCG7 Beta has a smaller, 440 head that has a deeper face which produces a more penetrating trajectory, something lower-handicap players are generally searching for.
Both drivers have Tour Edge’s hexahedron weight pads in the rear of their heads to maximize moment of inertia, but they’re positioned in different areas in each model. The XCG7 has the weight located lower and deeper in the head to encourage slightly more spin and a higher launch angle, while the XCG7 Beta has the weights positioned closer to the face to encourage a lower launch and lower spin. Each model also has weight removed from the rear center of the sole, allowing more weight to be moved to the heel and toe areas.
Unlike previous Tour Edge models, the drivers have a matte black-painted crown. The word “Exotics” is written on the rearward heel portion of XCG7, while the word “Beta” is scrolled on the Beta model.
The drivers are available with either a Fujikura Fuel or Matrix Ozik White, Red or Black Tie shaft.
The XCG7 sells for around $300, while the Beta costs about $350.
Whichever model you choose, you’re getting another quality product from “the little company that could,” Tour Edge.