Tour Edge has finally entered the adjustable driver market and their new Exotics XCG6 is making headlines. Not only is it Tour Edge’s most advanced Exotics driver yet, it offers everything you’ve come to expect from an Exotics driver.
Tour Edge’s Shot Control Technology (SCT) allows you to adjust four face-angle/loft settings to optimize launch characteristics and achieve the ultimate in ball flight control. Tend to hook or draw the ball a little too much? Your Edge has a cure for that! A simple twist of the SCT wrench allows you to adjust the face angle, loft, and lie of the driver. Select the “O” or open position (if you’re a right handed golfer), on the SCT hosel. Do your tee shots tend to fade or slice? Tour Edge has a cure for that too! Select the “C” or closed position (again, for a right handed golfer) for more slice correction or the “U” or upright position for less slice correction. If you hit the ball straight most of the time, then neutral is for you. The XCG^ driver allows you to maximize distance without sacrificing control.
When you turn the club over and look at the sole, you will notice four hexahedron weight pads. These pads create maximum heel/toe weighting and deliver a higher MOI for greater stability and greater distance. The HCG6 driver also features an advanced multilevel face design which maximizes ball speed all over the face. By incorporating variable face thicknesses on the face of the club, a “trampoline” effect is created and maximized.
With the Tour Edge Exotics XCG6 driver, you have a choice of two top-rated shafts: a Matrix Ozik HD or the Graphite Design Tour AD. The Matrix Ozik HD features Interply technology which has a dynamic effect on ball speed and the reduction of sidespin. Graphite Design Tour AD falls in the super-lightweight category allowing you to generate extra club head speed for longer shots off the tee regardless of your swing speed.
One thing you will immediately notice about the XCG^ driver is that there are no alignment marks on the crown of the club. Depending on your perspective that can be good or bad. For me, it’s a good thing; I’m pretty good at lining the ball up and hitting it in the middle of the club face. Besides, I think an alignment mark on this particular club would detract from the overall clean look of the clubhead.
When you strike the ball in the middle of the clubface, the ball jumps off like nothing I have seen before; I think I have probably picked up 5 – 10 yards over my Ping G25. Nothing has felt as good as this club on well-struck shots. On the few mishits I had, I didn’t give up a whole lot in distance.
Overall my trajectory was a little lower but because the ball comes off the face so hot, it bores through any wind that gets in its way. And forget about needing to take a lesson when you are having trouble with the driver. As adjustable as this club is, it may very well make lessons with the driver obsolete!
One thing I did notice with the Tour Edge Exotics XCG6 is that it is loud compared to my other drivers. That’s not really a problem if you are hitting well; others will turn and look and see how far down the fairway you are. Of course, if you’re not hitting it well, they will see you looking deep into the woods! My advice; choose the shaft that best fits your game and swing away; don’t be surprised when you start adding more distance to your drives.
Best of all, he XCG6 driver features Tour Edge’s lifetime warranty and 30-day play guarantee.
For more information on the Tour Edge Exotics XCG6 or any other of Tour Edge’s fine equipment, you can visit their website at www.touredge.com or call (800) 515-3343.