After recent debuts on pro tours, including in the bag of Canada’s Mike Weir, the new Exotics 722 metals are now available for public pre-ordering.
The family of drivers, fairways, and hybrids have two distinct model in each category to suit different players. They are the E, for Extreme, and C, for Competition.
The company, based just outside Chicago, says it is their biggest Exotics product launch in their history.
“The Competition Spec player wants more adjustability and higher-grade materials that produce hotter and lower spinning flights, while the Extreme Spec player wants high M.O.I. for increased accuracy, ease of launch and overall playability. We now have that distinction in every product in the 722 series,” said Tour Edge founder and President David Glod
Glod says the new models build on the success of the previously introduced 721 series.
“We hit a really nice groove with 721, so the 722 design goals were all about optimizing everything we could in the design phase,” said Glod. “This meant putting our focus on optimizing CG, spin and M.O.I. for every player, adding launch without adding spin, adding some really cool adjustability that will be vital to our tour efforts, all while improving on our industry leading sound and feel. We nailed every design goal and it’s showing up in the testing across the board.”
Exotics 722 Drivers
The two driver models in the 722 family have distinct profiles with the E coming in with a 460cc volume compared to the slightly more compact “C” variation at 445cc.
The shapes and features promote very different launch conditions with the shallower E model enhanced by a 30-gram back weight to boost trajectory and more stable spin rates. The C has a deeper face and better matches a higher swing speed player who does no require as much assistance with launch and can also control the strike enough to get away with a lower spin rate.
Exotics 722 Fairways
The Exotics 722 fairways follow a similar template as the accompanying drivers, with the E (Extreme) offering higher launching potential and the C (Competition) tuned towards the common needs of the more advanced player.
The E722 fairway has a shallow face, higher moment of inertia boosted by a significant backweight, and mass pushed low and back thanks to a lightweight carbon crown. You’ll also see it sports a sole rail to also push the centre of gravity lower.
In the C722 fairway metal variation, the mass configuration is not only low in the head but pushed forward as well. The combination boosts launch but helps to reduce spin, as does the deeper face design.
The C also features an adjustable hosel, the first in an Exotics fairway series since the EX9 Tour in 2016. The adjustable hosel allows golfers to adjust the loft +/- 1.5 degrees up or down. With three lofts being offered (13°,15°, 18° (15 and 18 for LH)) the 722 delivers a loft range of 11.5 degrees to 19.5 degrees, while various alternate settings afford lie angles from 56 degrees to 59 degrees.
Exotics 722 Hybrids
Like the drivers and fairways, the 722 hybrids have two different formats, one with a shallower format for higher launcher and more forgiveness (E), and one intended to provide a flatter ball flight with more side-to-side workability.
Both have maraging steel faces with variable thickness to enhance ball speeds away from the centre of the face.
The C hybrid has a super compact shape, a deeper face, and an adjustable hosel for the first time ever in an Exotics hybrids. That hosel allows golfers to adjust the loft +/- 1.5 degrees up or down. With four lofts (17°, 19°, 21°, 23°), the 722 delivers a loft range of 15.5 degrees to 24.5 degrees.
The Exotics 722 Series will be hitting shelves worldwide on March 5, 2022.