Tour Edge Exotics EX10 Beta Fairway Wood Review

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The Tour Edge Exotics EX10 Beta fairway wood is a more compact version of the EX10 FW.  Very long.  Great feel.

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Introduction

People feel one of two ways about their 3 woods, with very few exceptions.  Some would sooner lose their pinky than give up their 3W.  Others might pay you to take it, they never liked it anyway.

I’ve long been in the latter camp – never found a 3W I liked – but I’m committed to changing that this year.  After my experience with the EX10 fairway wood, I have great hopes that the EX10 Beta becomes the club I would trade my pinky for.

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Looks

The EX10 Beta fairway wood looks like a smaller version of the standard EX10.  You get the same gloss black crown and the same “E” alignment aid.  Both models have a conventional look with just a hint of pear shape, but the Beta is more compact from heel to toe and front to back.  The face depth is average and suitable for shots off the tee and off the fairway.

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Sound & Feel

Since the EX10 Beta FW has a titanium face (the standard EX10 uses steel), and the head is smaller, I expected the sound to be noticeably different.  What I found, however, was that both produce the same quiet, solid, robust sound that I found very satisfying.

Due to the smaller head, the feedback on the EX10 Beta feels a little more precise than the EX10.  There’s a very small change in the sound on mishits, but you can clearly feel the impact location in your hands.

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Performance

In.  The.  Bag. 

I haven’t carried a fairway wood consistently in a long time, but the EX10 Beta is going in my bag.  Even without having the shaft perfectly dialed in, the EX10 Beta is capable of doing everything that I want.  I’m able to elevate it easily off the turf and hit it off the tee.  Distances are long and consistent.  Most importantly, it’s easy to hit straight.

As you can see in the launch monitor data, the EX10 Beta remains low spin despite being easy to launch.  You can dial in the spin and feel with the weight in the sole.  The EX10 Beta comes standard with a 9 gram weight, and you can purchase a kit with 6, 11, and 14 gram weights.

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Conclusion

If you are looking for a new fairway wood this year, and you prefer a more compact head, the Tour Edge Exotics EX10 Beta should be at the very top of your list.  It’s easy to hit, incredibly long, and it feels great.  For those reasons, it’s going to be the fairway wood that goes into my bag this year.

Tour Edge Exotics EX10 Beta FW Price & Specs

EX10 Beta Specs & Price

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Matt Saternus

Co-Founder, Editor In Chief at PluggedInGolf.com
Matt is a golf instructor, club fitter, and writer living in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Matt's work has been published in Mulligan Magazine, Chicagoland Golf, South Florida Golf, and other golf media outlets. He's also been a featured speaker in the Online Golf Summit and is a member of Ultimate Golf Advantage's Faculty of Experts.

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22 Comments

  1. I’m sure I speak for some other people as well, would be interested to see you guys do a WITB.

  2. Obviously I would need a fitting to know for sure, but in general, would you recommend this for lower handicaps and the regular EX10 for mid-high handicappers?

    • Matt Saternus

      Kevin,

      In the broad strokes of “better players like smaller heads, higher handicap players like bigger heads,” yes, you are correct. I think that’s an especially questionable tool with fairway woods, however, because I’ve found players of all abilities who really struggle getting a big fairway wood airborne.

      Best,

      Matt

  3. Do you have any plans to review the new XJ1 series of clubs from Tour Edge?

    • Matt Saternus

      Dan,

      We would certainly like to, but we don’t have any in for testing at the moment. Please let Tour Edge know via social media that you would like to see those reviews on our site.

      Best,

      Matt

  4. Two questions. Were your results with the 15 degree or 16.5? Second question is really an extension of the first. Which loft are you putting in the bag?

    • Matt Saternus

      Jamieo,

      The answer to both your questions is the 16.5*. Both the extra launch and spin are helpful for me in terms of distance and consistency.

      Best,

      Matt

  5. Rick Talley

    I play the TEE EX9 Tour 3 wood. Is this enough of an upgrade to consider trading up?

    • Matt Saternus

      Rick,

      That will vary from person to person. I would suggest bringing your EX9 Tour to a TEE dealer and comparing them head to head.

      Best,

      Matt

  6. Matt I always look forward to your reviews. My question is ,do you ever do a video of you hitting the clubs you review?
    Thanks, rob.

    • Matt Saternus

      Robin,

      We haven’t to this point, and I doubt we will. Doing high quality video is a huge time suck, and there’s no ROI.

      Best,

      Matt

  7. Are the FW beta available in LH

  8. Dale Wedan

    Is either the standard model X10 fairway wood or the beta model draw bias? I tried the X9 and hooked it off the planet…bought a Callaway X16 fairway wood and doing the same thing. Thanks.

    • Matt Saternus

      Dale,

      I found both models to be fairly neutral.

      If you’re having significant problems, I might suggest looking into an adjustable 3W so you can slam a ton of weight into the toe.

      Best,

      Matt

  9. lloydferguson

    I am in the process of updating my touredge golfclubs
    I NEED SOMEuggestionsut’need based on my age and budget
    your sugesstions on my age and budget
    lloyd ferguson

  10. niles selden

    I have been playing the cb2 ever since they first came out. I have tried many other brands but nothing could come even close. how would you compare them to your new ones?

    • Matt Saternus

      Niles,

      I had a CB2 long ago, it was way ahead of its time. I would *guess* (having not tested them head to head) that the newer models are more forgiving and lower spinning, maybe a little better ball speed. Ultimately you’d need to see if it performed better for you by testing them head to head.

      Best,

      Matt

  11. Tomas Ramm-Schmidt

    Hi Matt, thanks for the reviews and putting in the time to run a great site! Seems that the Beta is gaining some traction and I see similar results to your being reported elsewhere also. The one negative I have seen is that the std shaft offering is perhaps not the greatest and many people have changed to AM shafts. Looking at your WITB I noticed you had done the same thing. I assume you did the review with the Aldila MAX shown in the pictures but now switched it to a TPT shaft. If that is correct what were your main reasons for doing so?

    • Matt Saternus

      Tomas,

      Thank you, I’m glad you enjoy the site.
      Yes, I did the review of this club with the stock shaft, which is our standard procedure.
      I think the stock shaft here is fine, but I had the TPT laying around, enjoyed the feel of it, and tossed it into the Beta as an experiment. It was successful, so it stayed in the bag.
      I think that for the vast majority of golfers, stock shafts are great. They’re engineered for the majority of golfers. Perception gets skewed because the guys who do most of the posting on forums are (or claim to be) in the minority of players who are very skilled and have very strong swings.

      Best,

      Matt

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