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The Tour Edge Exotics EX10 driver is the best TEE driver I’ve ever hit and the best driver of 2017 that no one’s talking about.
Tour Edge Exotics built their brand on fairway woods that could fly it past many drivers. TEE drivers, while always solid, have never gotten the buzz of their smaller brothers. However, that doesn’t mean they don’t deserve a test a spot in your bag, as my testing of the EX10 shows.
The EX10 driver stays in line with previous Tour Edge Exotics offerings from a visual standpoint. The gloss black crown is large, round, and symmetrical, and the face appears slightly taller than average. Offsetting the bulk is the fact that TEE keeps the look clean – a simple “E” alignment aid on the crown and a toned-down sole design.
In the standard setting, the EX10 sits a little closed at address. There are two degrees of adjustability in each direction, so you can set it slightly open or really closed if you prefer.
Sound & Feel
The Tour Edge Exotics EX10 driver falls into the “above average” group when it comes to volume. This would usually be a negative for me, but the pitch is low enough that I really enjoyed it. It’s a bass-y assertion of the might of your tee shot.
Feedback from the EX10 is very good. Mishits are quieter than pure strikes, and you can locate shots precisely through feel.
The EX10 driver may be the sleeper of 2017. This driver has big time ball speed, launches it high, and has very low spin.
Beyond just being low spin, I was impressed with the consistency of the launch and spin numbers. Most people think about forgiveness only in terms of ball speed, but ball speed does little good if the launch and spin are terrible. On mishits, the EX10 maintained high launch and low spin. Even shots hit on the very bottom of the face were staying around 2000 RPM.
The EX10 driver is only available in 10 and 12 degree heads, but there’s room to adjust in the new hosel system. You can add or subtract up to two degrees of loft, and also make substantial changes to the face angle. I set mine all the way open (Lower) so that I could have my preferred look at address.
Just like the EX10 fairway woods, the EX10 driver has an adjustable weight in the back of the head. The stock weight is 9 grams, and 6, 12, and 14 gram weights are available for purchase separately. This offers great flexibility for those that want to alter swing weight or maintain swing weight while changing the length of the driver.
The Tour Edge Exotics EX10 driver is not going to compete with the TaylorMades and Callaways of the world when it comes to marketing budgets. If that kind of thing matters to you, don’t bother testing it. However, if you care about how the club actually performs, the EX10 is the rival of anything on the market. Put it into a line up at your next fitting or demo day and prepare to be impressed.