Expert Review: Tour Edge Exotics E722 HybridPublished on 04/14/2023 · 6 min readThis review is my honest opinion of the golf club, which I purchased with my own money in February of 2023.
All photos courtesy of Danny Molineaux
About this Review: This review is my honest opinion of the golf club, which I purchased with my own money in February of 2023.
The Tour Edge Exotics E722 is a forgiving, easy-to-hit hybrid that can compete with the very best of the big brands in golf in looks, sound, and feel—at a much more affordable price point. It is suited to more mid or high-handicappers looking for a club that can not only hit long and hold a green, but also need a club that doesn’t punish them much for off-centered hits.
About the club I own
- Model: 2022 Tour Edge Exotics E722 Hybrid
- Loft setting: 17°
- Shaft type: KBS TGI 80
- Shaft flex: Stiff
- Average score: Mid-70s
- Handicap: 3.4
- Experience: 4 years of golf
- Right/Left-Handed: Right-Handed
- Typical ball flight: Straight
- Golf ball used: Pro V1
- Club swing speed: 160mph (driver)
- When I bought the club: February 2023
- Days tested: 60
- Where I’ve used it: Range/course/simulator
- Weather and wind conditions: Dry, wet, and windy
How it performs
What I was looking for
I needed a club between my 3 wood and 4 iron. I wanted a club that was more forgiving than a 3 iron, easier to hit out of the rough than a 5 wood, and also forgiving and easier to hit off the tee.
Why I chose this club
The main reason I went for this club was that it was on sale, and I had heard a lot of good things about the Tour Edge 2022 lineup. I didn't think I would keep this club, and I tested a few other brands' hybrids. However, after hitting this in the simulator, I was sold. The 17° was hitting the exact distances I needed to fill the gap in my bag and was incredibly forgiving and easy to hit.
What I love about it
- Distance: I have never hit a hybrid this far before. Granted, I have only tested a 19° hybrid the majority of the time; but I am shocked I can hit the 17° just as far as any 5 wood I had ever hit—with such a shorter shaft.
- Forgiveness: This is where the club excels. With a shorter shaft than a 5 wood, I find it pretty easy to find the center of the clubface or near enough consistently. Even when I am a little off, I am not punished that much from a directional standpoint or distance.
- Feel: It feels extremely fast and powerful for a hybrid. This is probably why I was able to hit it so far. I am reaching swing speeds I had never hit before, with an average 4–5 mph gain.
- Sound: I really like the fact it is a more muted clap at impact rather than a louder metal “ting” that I was expecting. Though because of the muted sound, it sometimes is harder to hear if I have hit the center of the clubface or not.
- Workability: This club is workable—especially off the tee, where I can shape my shots a little better with a draw or fade if needed to hit a tight fairway.
- Shaft Feel: The KBS TGI 80 feels lightweight but stiff in the tip section, and it’s incredibly consistent and stable on every swing.
- Shaft Performance: This shaft produces a mid/high launch with a mid-spin. Even though I am only playing 17°, I have no problem getting this to launch high with enough spin to hit a green.
- Aesthetic Appeal: It has a pear shape that’s nice and square instead of being offset a little like most forgiving hybrids. I also personally love the red and black coloring, which matches the KBS TGI Shaft.
- Launch Angle: The launch is mid/high for me the majority of the time. I find it super easy to generate a high, strong ball flight off the tee, and it’s pretty easy still to do this off the fairway or even out of the rough.
- Spin: I see a mid-spin. That’s low enough to maximize distance but also high enough to hold a green on an approach into a long par 5.
Issues I’ve encountered
- Adjustability: This club offers no adjustability options, which means one needs to make sure to get the right loft—whether it be the 17°, 19°, 22°, or 25°.
Best shot with this club
It was my first shot on the course with this club. It was a relatively short par 5—which is easily reachable for me in two with a good drive and perhaps a 4 or 5 iron—however, this particular day, I hit a horrible drive that spun up way too much and missed the fairway to the left. I looked where my ball had landed: luckily, it stopped about 10 yards from the bushes, had a decent lie in the rough, and I was just about close enough to a tree where I could go under the branches and try and run it up close to the green. I was about 230 yards away from the front of the green, so I figured I’d try the new hybrid and get it as close to the green as possible to leave myself a little chip. I struck the ball beautifully, and it came out like a rocket—even though I played it a little further back in my stance and didn’t follow through so much to keep it under the tree branches. It pitched 15 yards short of the green and ran up there to leave me about a 20-foot eagle putt. It was the best possible start I could have ever imagined for the on-course testing. I missed the eagle putt but was grateful to pick up the birdie after such a horrific tee shot.
Value for the money vs. other options
In my opinion, this is the best value hybrid on the market. The closest hybrid I have tested is the 2021 Sim2 Max, which is a much more expensive club, and the strongest loft was only 19°. While the Sim2 Max hit the ball far, it wasn’t quite long enough for me: it lacked that little bit of extra distance I needed to replace my 5 wood, and it definitely didn’t feel as forgiving as the E722.
Hats off to Tour Edge for this E722 Hybrid: It’s rare to find a club that looks and sounds good, is super forgiving, and achieves great distances too. Usually, I have to sacrifice one of these for the other. Still, the combo of the KBS TGI shaft paired with this club gives me the distance I wanted, the spin to hold a green better than a 5 wood, and, most importantly, the forgiveness that I crave to give me confidence both off the tee and on those long approach shots.