Club Custom Fitting available now! Schedule your fitting session with certified professional today!

ONLINE SERVICE & SUPPORT (612) 216-4152
 
Clearance Section Shop Now
ONLINE SERVICE & SUPPORT (612) 216-4152

2014 Tour Edge Exotics CB Pro Limited Edition Fairway Wood Review

2014 Tour Edge Exotics CB Pro Limited Edition Fairway Wood Review

New Tour Edge Exotics CB Pro Limited Edition Fairway Wood: $499.99

At $500, that’s what we call sticker shock when you look at a price tag for a fairway wood. One more time: a new Tour Edge Exotics CB Pro Limited Fairway Wood is $500.

Makes you wonder how a stock club can have such a hefty price tag. You have to dive a little deeper to realize that the Tour Edge Exotics CB Pro Limited is actually worth every penny.

If you’re in the market for a $500 fairway wood, the Tour Edge Exotics CB Pro Limited Edition is going to be tough to beat.

Between the new Speeder shaft, Iomic grip, Stitch Headcover and a titanium head actually makes the price very reasonable for what you are getting. Tour Edge used the CB2 head. My back-up driver is a 13.5 CB2 Tour Edge head. Yes, I said driver. In my opinion it’s one of the greatest fairway heads ever made.

That’s with the head as its base. From there, it needs a few noticeable modifications, of course. By adding the Slip Stream sole and the high-end Speeder shaft, Tour Edge Exotics has upgraded the CB2 nicely. (For this review, I tested a 17.5-degree head with a Stiff Speeder 661.)

Looks

First thing you notice is the slip-stream sole. It definitely looks unlike anything that I have seen before, which is a rare feat in the golf industry. For overall looks, I give it an A. The grip shaft and head all blend together very nicely, and it’s good to see a fairway head that isn’t the size of a mini-driver.

no images were found

Performance

Per usual, ball speeds are fantastic in comparison to my gamer, which is a TaylorMade RocketBallz Stage 2 club adjusted to the loft of 17.5 degrees, Tour AD DI 7 shaft. I picked up 2.1 mph of ball speed and impressively another 1.3 degrees of launch.

For overall distance, I was consistently around 240 yards with Tour Edge Exotics CB Pro Limited Edition Fairway Wood (I’m at 230 yards with gamer.).

The most impressive part was my increase in carry. I picked up 17 yards of carry, which will come in handy on those par-5s. In the limited time with the club, I would say the Slip Stream sole is as advertised. You can never tell exactly what happens with turf interaction at impact, but it seemed fairly easy to launch from multiple lies — and I would have to attribute that to the Slip Stream sole.

Forgiveness and workability

For a “players club,” I was impressed with the forgiveness. By no means is this a Cobra Baffler, but in comparison, not too bad. I have a flaw in my swing that tends to lead to a snap hook on occasion. I found the Tour Edge Exotics CB Pro Limited Edition Fairway Wood to be fairly hard to hook, which for me is great.

I was most impressed with the ease of getting the ball up in the air. Every shot I hit was higher than any previous fairway hit that I have owned. I usually have a launch that is below 10 degrees, so it was nice to get a launch that matches some of the guys with which I play.

Final Thoughts

In closing, I have nothing bad to say about the Tour Edge Exotics CB Pro Limited Edition. It’s a high-quality addition to the Tour Edge line up.

The only drawback for some would be the cost, but if you are putting an aftermarket shaft on a fairway wood, the cost would be fairly similar. If you’re in the market for a $500 fairway wood, this one is going to be tough to beat.

no images were found


No Comments Add a comment

No comments yet.


Leave a comment