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Tour Edge Exotics XCG-3 driver
By Dominic Pedler - May 2010

The Tour Edge XCG-3 was one of the most interesting new drivers we tested at the Orlando Show where cross-sections of the clubheads revealing the detailed multi-material construction were on display.

The conventionally shaped head consists of an aerospace-grade titanium body married to a light carbon fibre crown in what, in itself, is not an unusual fusion construction to lower the centre of gravity. But the novelty is in the 28g tungsten sole section which enhances the high-launch performance; and also in how all the various materials are joined by means of a special brazing process that eliminates the excess material typically associated with traditional welding.

The sound and solid feel was impressive – probably down to the face being constructed with variable thickness (thinner towards the edges, thicker in the middle) designed for consistent ball speeds on shots hit away from the centre.

We a particularly liked the Fujikura Motore shaft – though agreed with others at the Demo Day that the R-flex was surprisingly (but satisfyingly) sturdy and therefore might not suit players used to many of today's more whippy Regulars.

Remember, there are no flex standards, so try before you buy. Available in 9°, 10° and 12° lofts, through Foremost Golf at £299.

Further details at www.touredge.com For UK enquiries call 01753 218913

Reproduced with kind permission of Golf International Magazine

 

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