Tour Edge Hot Launch 523 Club Series


Tour Edge has announced the seventh version the Hot Launch family in two flavors, the game-improvement C523 and super game-improvement E523 models at golfer-friendly prices while stressing custom-fitting by authorized retailers.

Fast Facts Hot Launch C523 Game-improvement category
C523 Driver, Fairway Woods, Hybrids

Full length sole rail
Rear sole weight
Increased size sole channel behind face
360° variable thickness face cup
Stock shaft: UST Mamiya HL-SST 45-60 grams
Driver $269.99, Fairway wood $169.99, Hybrid $149.99
C523 Irons
Vibrcor TPU in undercut pocket
Compact head thinner topline higher toe
Wide sole
Toe weighted
Stronger lofts
Stock shaft: UST Mamiya HL-SST 45-60 grams, True Temper XP-85
$79.99 per iron

Fast Facts Hot Launch E523 Super Game-improvement category
E523 Driver, Fairway Woods, Hybrids
Houdini sole weighting rear & leading edges
Ridgeback crown design
Variable thickness face
Anti-slice heel weighting offset head
Sole channel behind face
Stock shaft: UST Mamiya HL-SST 45-60 grams
Driver $269.99, Fairway wood $169.99, Hybrid $149.99
E523 Iron-wood
Hollow head perimeter weighted
Low drag sole
Concave cavity back
Anti-slice offset
Stock shaft: UST Mamiya HL-SST 45-60 grams, True Temper XP-85
$99.00 per iron

As they did last year with the Hot Launch 522 series Tour Edge Golf is offering C and E versions of the new 523 series designed for the needs of recreational players at two skill levels. The Hot Launch E523 is for slower swing speed golfers who can use the forgiveness of a super game-improvement design and the C523 is targeted at those needing a game-improvement club.

Both will be available November 1, 2022, at pricing somewhat higher than the 522s–$20 more for the driver, $10 for the fairway woods and hybrids. Tour Edge continues to offer 48-hour shipping on any custom order placed with any of their 1,000 authorized fitters.

The E523s also have some features similar to the company’s premium Exotics line, specifically the Ridgeback carbon fiber crown construction and the Houdini sole configuration.

During the official announcement David Glod, Tour Edge founder and president, said, “One of the biggest reasons Hot Launch has been such a successful endeavor for us has been our ability to simplify and take custom fitting to the mainstream. Hot Launch custom fitting has increased 700% over the years and I feel we have created a space that did not exist before for budget-minded golfers to consider the custom fit process.”

“With Hot Launch, our goal is to bring as many performance benefits as we can to the budget minded golfer, and to add in the custom fitting element that matches the unprecedented demand the marketplace is experiencing for Game-Improvement clubs

Ed Travis

Ed Travis is a national award winning golf journalist and has carried on a lifelong love affair with the game. His work covering the business of golf, equipment, golf personalities and travel is regularly seen in numerous print and electronic publications. He has competed in tournament golf both as an amateur and senior professional and though his competitive days are behind him, Travis still plays regularly. He and his wife live on a water hazard in suburban Orlando.

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