Expert Review: Tour Edge Exotics E722 Iron Set

Published on 03/14/2023 · 4 min readThis review is my honest opinion of the irons, which I purchased with my own money in July of 2022.
Jim Hauser, Golf Expert
By Golf Expert Jim Hauser

All photos courtesy of Jim Hauser

About this Review: This review is my honest opinion of the irons, which I purchased with my own money in July of 2022.

My take

I tested the Tour Edge Exotics E722 Irons earlier this year (before buying a set for my son) and from the first swing I was smitten. They have a larger clubhead with plenty of offset, and the lofts are strong, yet launch amazingly high with ease. This is a set of clubs that almost anyone can play.

About the club I tested

  • Model: 2022 Tour Edge Exotics E722 Iron Set
  • Loft setting: 8 iron with a 32-degree loft
  • Shaft type: True Temper Elevate MPH 95 Gram Steel
  • Shaft flex: Stiff

About me

  • Average score: 79-82
  • Handicap: 7.7 index
  • Experience: 35+ years playing golf
  • Right/Left-handed: Right-handed
  • Typical ball flight: Straight to slight draw with irons, straight to baby fade with drivers
  • Golf ball used: Titleist Pro V1x
  • Club swing speed: 105 mph with a driver, 86-88 mph with the 8 iron during this test

Test conditions

  • When I bought the club: July 2022
  • Days tested: 2-3 days
  • Where I’ve used it: The driving range and simulator at Golf Academy at Terra Cotta in Crystal Lake, IL.
  • Weather and wind conditions: Pleasant, NNE wind into me at approximately 6 mph.

How it performs

Distance
5/5
Forgiveness
5/5
Launch
5/5
Feel
4/5
Sound
3/5
Workability
3/5

What I was looking for

I was looking for a high-quality set of irons for my 19-year-old son to help him in continuing to improve his game. I wanted a set that was easy to hit, extremely long-hitting, and available at a great price point. It was important for him to be able to work on his swing without having to worry about using irons that are difficult to hit.

Why I chose this club

I bought the Tour Edge Exotics E722 set because they matched my desire for very high-quality irons that my 19-year-old son could grow and learn with as he develops his game. I have been buying Tour Edge clubs since 2005 when they introduced the Exotics line, so this was the only set of irons I considered. That the Exotics E722 is the latest tech, easy to play, and comes with a lifetime warranty also swayed me.

What I love about it

  • Distance: The distance is comparable to any other modern irons available.
  • Forgiveness: I was looking for forgiveness in these irons as it is key for players trying to improve, and they check that box.
  • Feel: The E722 feels great overall between the clubhead and the shaft.
  • Sound: The sound of the ball off the clubface is satisfying and soft. It does not produce a “clicky” sound like some others in this price range.
  • Shaft Feel: The shaft feel from the Elevate MPH 95 was outstanding and almost felt like graphite. It was that smooth.
  • Shaft Performance: The shaft produces high, penetrating shots into the wind and does not seem to come offline, even in a cross wind.
  • Aesthetic Appeal: This E722 is a bit larger, as the audience for this club would want, but they do not have any material “hanging out the back”, like some other irons. They also look great at address. There is more offset than I like, but this is likely needed for the target player (those working to break 100 all the way down into the 80s).
  • Grip Feel: The grip is a gray Lamkin Crossline and the midsize option chosen came without an upcharge. It is a great grip that is soft and tacky.
  • Launch Angle: The launch angle on this set of irons is high. It seems catered to addressing what the target player typically struggles with, i.e. hitting the ball high enough to stop on the green.
  • Spin: I am surprised by the spin created by such a strong-lofted iron. With range balls, my launch monitor had this 8 iron spinning at an impressive range of 6-7,000 RPMs.

Issues I’ve encountered

  • Workability: These clubs can be worked left and right by a skilled player, but mostly they just want to go straight. Still, this is likely what the target customer for this iron needs.
  • Adjustability: As it is an iron set, there is no adjustability.

Best shot with this club

I enjoyed every shot with these clubs because, like other golfers, I like the long ball. My longest shot was 174 yards and only 8 yards offline left. I was averaging in the mid-160’s with the 8 iron. I usually play smaller forged players clubs but I almost had more fun hitting Exotics E722 Irons because they were effortless and long.

Value for the money vs. other options

A 5-PW set of Tour Edge E722 irons are a relative bargain and come with a lifetime warranty. And, with a performance level that is as good as the biggest manufacturers, it’s hard to question their value for the money.

Final verdict

The Tour Edge Exotics E722 Set has a lengthy list of things to like. They are long, forgiving, launch high, spin well to hold a green, and are easy on the pocketbook. They would be an easy recommendation to any golfer.

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