Expert Review: Tour Edge Exotics E722 Fairway WoodPublished on 03/14/2023 · 5 min readThis review is my honest opinion of the golf club, which I purchased with my own money in July of 2022.
All photos courtesy of Jorge Arteta
About this Review: This review is my honest opinion of the golf club, which I tested for a month in July of 2022.
The Tour Edge E722 Fairway Wood is easy to hit and has a solid feel through the swing. It is ideal for mid-to-high handicappers looking for distance and forgiveness in a budget-friendly club. I also like the lifetime warranty and 30-day trial period Tour Edge offers.
About the club I tested
- Model: 2022 Tour Edge Exotics E722 Fairway Wood
- Loft: 15 degrees (3-wood)
- Bounce: Standard degrees of bounce
- Average Score: 78
- Handicap: 6
- Experience: 19 years of playing golf
- Right/Left-Handed: Right-handed
- Golf Ball Used: Srixon Z-Star 7
- Angle of Attack: Normal
- When I tested these irons: July 2022
- Days tested: On and off for about a month
- 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 a 3 wood that had some get-up-and-go but was easy to hit. I also wanted something easy on the wallet.
Why I chose this club
I decided to try these because I wanted to see the latest technology from Tour Edge. In addition, the clubface is more extended than standard heads and thus allows forgiveness. Also, since this golf manufacturer is gaining popularity with the mid-to-high handicap golfer, I was curious how they compared to other clubs. As a golf professional, most of my students fall into the mid-to-high handicap level so it felt right to try the fairway wood and see if it would be worth recommending it to others.
What I love about it
- Distance: This ball went a long way consistently. Even if you don’t hit this in the middle, the sweet spot on the clubface is large and goes across the face. The high MOI (Moment of Inertia) allows the ball to go straight and long.
- Forgiveness: For a fairway wood, this club has a lot of forgiveness. The sweet spot is significant, and mis-hits don’t vibrate my entire arm.
- Feel: There are a variety of shafts available to order with this club. Such a variety is welcomed to ensure the right combination of shaft and clubface. The feel from the shaft and clubface I used was matched correctly for my game and it showed in how good I felt after the ball took off.
- Sound: I love the “thud” sound that I hear and feel when hitting this fairway wood on the sweet spot. I also like the alignment aid on the crown. It makes me feel like I’m addressing the ball properly.
- Shaft Performance: Full swings were effortless. The fairway wood felt light, not heavy at all, during the swing.
- Aesthetic Appeal: The club was nice to look at from the address position.
- Launch Angle: The trajectory is consistent from swing to swing. For me, it goes about a mid to high launch, and it stops on the greens softly. It’s comforting to know the sweet spot is large.
- Turf Interaction: The brush against the grass felt smooth and not choppy. I like the thin clubface for this particular reason. I found it very easy to hit on soft or firm grass.
Issues I’ve encountered
- Workability: The E722 fairway wood has a closed face, while the Tour Edge Exotics C722 has a more open look for advanced players. Having the face closed limits some workability, but it’s fun to go straight.
- Grip Feel: I like to have all of my grips the same, so I replaced these with Golf Pride CP2 wrap grips when I bought them.
Best shot with this club
Most stories that include a fairway wood at the 19th hole would consist of maybe a par 5 or a par 4 and how far the ball went. My best shot with this fairway wood is a bit different in that it was a short shot. I had my golf ball lying on the fringe about 30 feet away from the flag for a birdie opportunity. The slope was uphill, so I didn’t feel that a wedge or long iron would be the right club. On a hunch, I decided to bump and run the 3 wood and try to get close. As I hit the ball, the sound was so sweet that I forgot to look at it for a moment. When I looked up, I caught it going in the hole for the birdie. I just laughed. Smiling as I made my way up to the hole, I wondered if that would ever happen again. All I could do was smile—what a memorable shot.
Value for the money vs. other options
The Tour Edge Exotics E722 irons provide a high bang for the buck, in my opinion. Since few golf manufacturers offer a lifetime warranty, Tour Edge Exotics is tough to beat on this feature. There is also a 30-day trial period to test the clubs. This E722 competes for performance with the Mizuno ST-Z and Srixon ZX, but is less expensive than either of those woods. The Tour Edge C722 notably holds its own at a lower cost than its competitors, but the E722 is still a good value.
The Tour Edge E722 Fairway Wood is for mid-to-high handicappers looking for distance and forgiveness in a budget-friendly club. It’s easy to hit, looks great, and provides confidence at the address. The wood goes straight and long, which is what most golfers love to see when they hit the ball. I also really enjoyed the interaction with the grass. Lastly, the lifetime warranty is a huge benefit and worth considering.