Golf News – January 17, 2020

Tour Edge Announces the Launch of Wingman® Putters

BATAVIA, IL – Tour Edge has announced the launch of their new Exotics Wingman Putters, an extreme M.O.I. modern mini-mallet design with Lock-On alignment and interchangeable sole weights.

The ultra-premium multi-material putter has an extremely high resistance to twisting with one of the highest Moment of Inertia (M.O.I.) ratings of any putter available on the market.

The weighted wings featured on Wingman putters promotes the face square to the swing path for a true roll, while the one-of-a-kind Lock-On alignment technology allows the lie angle to be set perfectly square at address, further aiding overall alignment.

Interchangeable weights on the sole of the Wingman putter come in 3, 8 and 15 grams, with the 3-gram weight being the standard option. A separate interchangeable weight kit including two 8-gram weights and two 15-gram weights gives golfers the option of adding or subtracting more overall weight to the heel and toe of the clubhead to obtain their preferred feel.

Adding more weight bias weight to heel to toe is also something savvy golfers will take advantage of in the Wingman design. More weight in the heel will assist those who lag and leave the toe open in their stroke. Golfers with a tendency to pull their putts will benefit from more weight on the toe.

The face insert is made from a Surlyn that was fine tuned to find the optimal durometer hardness rating that determines the sound and feel of the face.

The Wingman putter face features MicroGroove technology that provides a soft, yet pure feel upon contact. The horizontal MicroGrooves improve forward roll earlier in the putt and reduces skidding off the face to create a better roll.

Also helping to perfect roll is a Carbon Fiber sole plate on the bottom of the Wingman. The sole plate helps redistribute weight to the sides and back of the clubhead to help increase the M.O.I. and acts as an internal structure to further improve sound and feel.

The stock shaft of the Wingman series is the KBS CT Tour putter shaft, the first shaft KBS has manufactured for a putter.

A jumbo Wingman branded Sink Fit Straight grip from Lamkin features a distinctive contoured shape and exclusive Fingerprint Technology.  The Sink Fit Straight encourages lighter grip pressure and a smoother putting stroke.

Three hosel options are available, the Wingman-01/Toe-Hang hosel, Wingman-02/ Face-Balanced and Wingman-03/Center-Shafted model. All models are available in 33”, 34” and 35” in RH only.

This Wingman-01 features a Mid-Toe-Hang (30 °) that is ideal for a putting stroke with a slight arc, where the closing angle on the forward stroke is moderate and compensates against the tendency to pull a putt left.

The slight arc is the stroke that the majority of golfers have shown to produce and the kind of motion that usually matches best with blade putters. In addition to the Wingman-01 providing the ability to use the same stroke as a blade, it also offers the off-center-hit forgiveness of an oversized mallet due to its extreme M.O.I. properties.

The Face-Balanced Wingman-02 model is designed for a pendulum straight back, straight through putting stroke due to the face of the putter rotating less during the putting stroke. This true square back to square through stroke creates a consistent blocking motion in the stroke, making it harder to putt off-line, even on mishits away from the center of the face.

The Wingman-03 Center-Shafted putter provides an alignment oriented Face-Balanced putter that promotes a more stable stroke that is easier to keep from drifting right or left when hitting straight through the ball.

With equal amounts of weight in the heel and toe, this type of club suits a player who keeps his eyes directly above the ball and takes the club straight back and swings straight through the ball. The Wingman-03 model features the single white alignment line that many players prefer.

Tour Edge Announces New Exotics Ti-Utility Iron

BATAVIA, IL –Tour Edge has announced the launch of their new Exotics Ti-Utility Iron, a Titanium faced hollow-body iron-wood with a compact and classic shape designed to combine the workability of a traditional forged iron and the distance of a metalwood.

The EXS Ti-Utility hollow-body iron features a Beta Titanium L-Cup Face that’s Combo Brazed onto a 431-stainless steel body, producing the ultimate in perimeter weighting fueled distance and forgiveness.

Combo Brazing is a zero-welding technology that fuses Titanium to steel, reducing weight in the face and allowing for a faster and more powerful transfer of energy from club to ball.

The face of the Ti-Utility is softer and hotter than previous Exotics utility iron designs, producing maximum face flex, faster ball speeds, lower spin and optimal sound and feel properties.  The lighter face also allows for a deeper C.G. (Center of Gravity) so the sole can be narrower for the ideal presentation at address, while still being extremely easy to hit and launch due to the hollow-body design providing optimal perimeter weight distribution.

A rounded hybrid-style sole combined with beveled leading edge allows the club to glide easily through any turf condition. Another new edition is the notch hosel that allows bending up or flat lies +/- 3 degrees for expert custom fitting.

The #2/17-degree,#3/19-degree,#4/22-degree and #5/25-degree are the perfect alternatives to replace harder-to-hit traditional long irons. All lofts will be available in two different finishes; Chrome Silver and Black Pearl.

EXS 220 Ti-Utility SpeedTested Stock Shafts

  • 85 MPH or Below KBS TGI Tour Graphite: 50g Ladies | 60g A-Flex
  • 85-95 MPH Mistubishi Tensei Silver Hybrid: 65g Regular | 70g Stiff
  • Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black: 5.5 Regular
  • 95 MPH or Above Mistubishi Tensei Silver Hybrid: 75g X-Stiff
  • Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black: 6.0 Stiff | 6.5 X-Stiff

48-Hour Custom Fit Delivery
For the first time, Exotics product will be a part of Tour Edge’s unprecedented 48-hour custom fit nationwide delivery guarantee. Exotics EXS 220 will be available with Tour Edge’s 48-Hour Custom Fit Delivery program where custom fit orders from an authorized Tour Edge EXS 220 fitter arrive back to the end consumer in 48 business hours anywhere in the continental United States.  If the custom order is placed to Tour Edge by the authorized Tour Edge dealer by 2:30 PM Central time, the order will be guaranteed to arrive either back to the fitting location or direct to the end-consumer.

Hand Built in the USA
All Tour Edge Exotics clubs are hand built in the United States at our headquarters in Batavia, Illinois.

Lifetime Warranty
All Tour Edge Exotics clubs are backed with a lifetime warranty that covers any manufacturer defects for the life of the product.

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2020 Tour Soft Delivers More Distance, Improved Short-Game Performance With New Alignment Sidestamp

FAIRHAVEN, MA – The largest core ever produced by Titleist golf ball engineers drives longer distance and better short game performance in the new Titleist Tour Soft, available beginning Jan. 22 in golf shops worldwide.

Titlest Tour Soft was first introduced two years ago, utilizing new material and process technologies to deliver the best performance in its category – offering a superior combination of soft compression feel, very fast speed for commanding distance and excellent short game spin and control.

For golfers who prefer a softer-feeling golf ball, the new 2020 Tour Soft improves upon its prior generation with real performance advancements to help them play better:

  • Titleist’s largest golf ball core is now even larger, delivering faster ball speeds for category-leading distance off the tee. The larger core size required engineers to make Tour Soft’s high performance 4CE grafted cover system even thinner, producing increased short game spin around the green.
  • Enhanced aerodynamics – a new spherically-tiled 342 cuboctahedron dimple design – provides a more penetrating ball flight.
  • Doubling as an alignment aid, the new Tour Soft “T” sidestamp provides golfers the option for easy alignment on the tee or green.

The new Tour Soft, offered in both white and high-optic yellow.

New Alignment Stamp
Tour Soft’s sidestamp has been redesigned and integrated into a new alignment aid feature for 2020. The alignment stamp – resembling a “T” shape – makes it easier for golfers to line up their Tour Soft on the green or tee, without having to mark lines on the ball.

2020 Tour Soft Performance & Technology
The new Titleist Tour Soft is engineered to provide golfers with better performance for their game, delivering responsive soft feel, commanding distance and excellent short-game performance through the following key technologies:

  • Reformulated, Larger and Faster Core – the largest of any Titleist golf ball – delivers longer distance and responsive feel.
  • Thinner 4CE Grafted Cover – developed using ultra-thin TCU process technology – generates more greenside spin for better control into and around the green.
  • Spherically-Tiled 342 Cuboctahedron Dimple Design provides a more penetrating and consistent ball flight.

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