Expert Review: Tour Edge Exotics C722 Iron SetPublished on 03/14/2023 · 5 min readThis review is my honest opinion of the irons, which I tested myself on and off for two months from June-August of 2022.
All photos courtesy of Jorge Arteta
About this review: This review is my honest opinion of the irons, which I tested myself on and off for two months from June-August of 2022.
I tested the Tour Edge Exotics C722 iron set. I am a golf-teaching professional, and one of my students owns these clubs, so I tried them on and off for a couple of months. They are easy to hit and have a solid feel through the swing. I like the lifetime warranty and 30-day trial period. These clubs are ideal for the mid-to-high handicapper looking for distance and forgiveness in a budget-friendly set.
About the club I tested
- Model: 2022 Tour Edge Exotics C722 Iron Set
- Loft: 5 iron through gap wedge
- Bounce: Standard degrees of bounce
- Grind: Standard sole grind
- Finish: Chrome Finish
- Average Score: 78
- Handicap: 6
- Experience: 19 years of golf
- Right/Left-Handed: Right-handed
- Golf Ball Used: Srixon Z-Star XV
- Angle Of Attack: Normal
- When I tested these irons: June–August 2022
- Days tested: Two months
- Where I’ve tested them: Orlando, FL area golf courses
- Weather Conditions: Sunny, windy, and damp
- Green Conditions: Bermuda, wet and dry, primarily medium-to-fast-speed greens
How it performs
What I was looking for
I was looking for an iron set that had a 5-iron through pitching wedge and was easy to hit straight. I didn’t want to think about my swing. I just wanted to get up to the ball and hit it. Also, I wanted something that was designed for the mid-handicapper to potentially recommend for my mid-handicap students.
Why I chose this club
I decided to try these first because I wanted to see the latest technology from Tour Edge. Also, as a golf manufacturer getting more popular with the mid-to-high handicap golfer, I was curious how they compared to other clubs. Finally, as a golf professional, most of my students fall into the mid-to-high handicap golfer level. It was interesting to try the irons and see if I would recommend them to others.
What I love about it
- Forgiveness: For a player's iron, these clubs have a lot of forgiveness. The sweet spot is significant, and mis-hits don’t vibrate my entire arm. The Vibricor technology is what helps soften the feeling.
- Bounce: The bounce is just right for my swing and goes through the turf with minimal effort. I found it very easy to hit on soft or firm grass.
- Feel: I love the thud sound that I hear and feel when hitting these irons on the sweet spot. The irons feel solid and provide a quiet confidence.
- Launch: The launch is consistent. Depending on my swing, I’m not surprised by the ball going too high or low; it’s pleasing to know the trajectory will be similar every time.
Issues I’ve encountered
- Workability: These irons are not blades. There is some ability to execute draws or fades. However, these clubs went straight for my swing.
- Full Shots: Full swings were effortless. I didn’t feel like I had heaviness through the swing. Turf interaction is smooth, and therefore the irons glided through the grass.
- Grip Feel: I like to have all grips the same. Therefore I replaced these with Golf Pride CP2 wrap grips when I bought them. Having the same grips allows me to be familiar with all my clubs. The only connection to the club is through the grips.
Best shot with these irons
Playing on a rainy day with these irons, I was glad at how easy they were to hit. The drizzle was steady but never got too heavy. I noticed that I didn’t use as much energy as I would with other irons. On a par 4, I had an approach shot that had to fade to get onto the green, where the flag was at the upper-right-hand corner. The bunker next to the flag was begging me to try that fade. Unfortunately, there was a beach party where two balls had already landed. From 164 yards out, I hit a 6 iron through the rain and watched it fade, as I had hoped, and land and roll within two feet of the flag. At first, I didn’t think it was close, but when I walked up to the ball, my smile went from ear to ear. It was the 16th hole, and I thought I would be tired. Somehow these irons were easy on the swing, and I wasn’t too tired. It’s nice when you still have the energy to hit a shot as I did.
Value for the money vs. other options
The Tour Edge Exotics C722 irons are an excellent value to me. They are bang-for-the-buck, in my opinion. The lifetime warranty on these irons is tough to compete with since not many golf manufacturers offer this. There is also a 30-day trial period to test the clubs. These irons compete with the Callaway Mavrik, Callaway Rogue, and the Cobra Air-X irons. In my opinion, the Tour Edge C722 irons hold their own. In this category, it just might come down to personal preference, but I sure would recommend anyone looking for a new set to consider these.
The Tour Edge C722 irons are for the mid-to-high handicapper looking for distance and forgiveness in a budget-friendly set. They are easy to hit, look great, and provide confidence at address. In addition, they go straight and long, which is what most golfers love to see when they hit the ball. Finally, the lifetime warranty is a huge benefit to me and worth considering if anything ever happens to the clubs.
Contact a Curated Expert and see what they think about these irons for your game. You just might become a happy golfer. Have fun and enjoy your next round!