Golf News – October 8, 2020

Tour Edge Announces Hot Launch 521 Extreme /Competition Spec Game Improvement Fairway Metals

BATAVIA, IL – This week, Tour Edge announced the launch of two new Tour Edge Hot Launch series that are designed to cover both ends of the Game Improvement golf club spectrum.

The Hot Launch E521 Series covers Extreme Spec Game Improvement, while the C521 Series provides Competition Spec Game Improvement models. Both unique lines of E and C Series feature different shapes, specs and shafts with separate driver, fairway metal, hybrid and iron designs.

  • The E Series are Extreme Spec Game Improvement designs that boast a super-low Center of Gravity (CG), super-shallow faces, offset designs and extremely light premium shafts designed to get the ball launching in the air with ease for slower to mid-tempo swing speed players.
  • The C Series features premium, state-of-the-art Competition Spec designs with a higher M.O.I. in classically shaped clubs that provide medium+ swing speeds the ability to launch the ball easily and with added forgiveness and power across the face.

Both new series of Hot Launch feature a brand-new look with a sleek all-black PVD finish.

Hot Launch E521 Fairway Metals (Extreme Spec)

The Extreme Game Improvement Hot Launch E521 Fairway Metal offers the game-changing Houdini Sole in conjunction with a super-shallow face, slice-fighting offset designs, and heel weighting for added draw bias.

The 17-4 stainless-steel Hot Launch E521 Fairway Metal features a thinner and lighter forged steel crown that increases ball speed for increased power creation and the ultimate in ease of use.

Houdini Sole Technology – The raised steel mass area of the Houdini Sole at the rear of the clubhead reduces the amount of area on the sole that interacts with the turf to reduce drag.

The Houdini design element has proven to be one of the most effective technologies at getting balls out of tough lies by reducing turf interaction by 35%. This leads to significantly less “duffs” caused by hitting up on the ball and hitting the turf at a lower point before the ball.

Heel Weighted, Offset/Shallow Cup Face, High Loft Designs – The super-shallow Cup Face design in the Hot Launch E521 Fairway produces higher launch angles and extreme ease of launch. The lofts offered in the E521 are higher than standard Game Improvement clubs on the market, including a 7, 9 and 11-wood.

The strategically placed heel draw-bias weighting of the E Series offset designs are engineered to help golfers avoid the right side of the course and to increase launch conditions. The face was designed to be 8% shallower than the previous Hot Launch iteration.

Control Length Shaft Technology – Control Length Shaft Technology is optimized shorter shaft lengths that were designed specifically for the E Series metals to greatly improve accuracy and control and to offer maxed out Smash Factor ratings for the club head. Smash Factor is the measure of the amount of energy transferred from the club head to the golf ball. The higher the Smash Factor, the greater the energy transfer.

Premium Mitsubishi Fubuki Shaft – The Hot Launch E521 Driver comes stock with a super-light FUBUKI metalwood shaft by Mitsubishi Chemical that ranges from 45 grams to 55 grams depending on the flex.

Hot Launch C521 Fairway Metals (Competition Spec)

This Competition Spec Hot Launch C521 Fairway Metal is for the player seeking optimal launch and spin rates with minimal offset designs, while still enjoying the benefits of extreme ease of use and high Moment of Inertia (M.O.I.) properties that will tighten dispersion and increase overall accuracy.

Diamond Face/ Cup Face Technology – The Hot Launch C Series Fairway also features Diamond Face technology with 29 different thick and thin diamond shapes behind the face of the metals for an enhanced sweet spot.

The deeper Cup Face design provides more contact points on the face that results in longer off-center hit distance. Different variables of thick and thin diamond shapes or “mini-trampolines” behind the face produce a hotter face with faster ball speeds, as well as reduced spin.

High Moment of Inertia/Rear Sole Weighting – More weight in the rear sole, created by the new weight in the extreme back of the clubhead, moves the CG deep in the head for extremely high M.O.I. properties. This CG positioning creates increased launch angles, apex heights, hang time and overall distance.

Acoustic Engineering – As with the driver, Acoustic Ribbing Channels on the inside of the fairway help create upgraded acoustic engineering sound properties to by enriching the sound and feel of the club head.

Power Channel – A 25% deeper Power Channel on the sole behind the face creates better weight distribution and increased face flexing. The Power Channel delivers amplified ball speed and less spin, as well as added forgiveness on shots struck lower on the face.

Premium Aldila Rogue Shaft – The mid-high launch, mid-spin Aldila Rogue shaft was chosen for the Hot Launch C Series after extensive testing with Tour Edge’s one-of-a-kind swing robot T.E.D. (Tour Edge Development).

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Tour Edge Presents Extreme/Competition Game Improvement with New Hot Launch 521 Hybrids

BATAVIA, IL – This week, Tour Edge announced the launch of two new Tour Edge Hot Launch series that are designed to cover both ends of the Game Improvement golf club spectrum. The Hot Launch E521 Series covers Extreme Spec Game Improvement, while the C521 Series provides Competition Spec Game Improvement models.

  • The E Series are Extreme Spec game Improvement designs that boast a super-low Center of Gravity (CG), super-shallow faces, offset designs and extremely light premium shafts designed to get the ball launching in the air with ease for slower to mid-tempo swing speed players.
  • The C Series features premium, state-of-the-art Competition Spec designs with a higher M.O.I. in classically shaped clubs that sit square at address, but that provide medium+ swing speeds the ability to launch the ball easily and with added forgiveness and power across the face.

Both new series of Hot Launch feature a brand-new look with a sleek all-black PVD finish.

Hot Launch E521 Hybrids (Extreme Spec)

The Extreme Game Improvement Hot Launch E521 Hybrids follow the same exact design and innovation story as the E Series Driver and Fairway Metals. It offers the game-changing Houdini Sole in conjunction with a super-shallow face, slice-fighting offset designs, and heel weighting for added draw bias.

Houdini Sole Technology – The raised steel mass area of the Houdini Sole at the rear of the clubhead reduces the amount of area on the sole that interacts with the turf to reduce drag.

The patented Houdini Sole includes an area of mass concentrated on the extreme trailing edge of the sole of the clubhead, as well as a curved leading edge under the face.

30% Farther Back Center of Gravity – The Houdini Sole was instrumental in significantly altering the CG placement of the E521 hybrid. The CG is 7% lower and 30% farther back than the previous HL4 Hybrid, making the Hot Launch E521 the highest launching and easiest to hit hybrid Tour Edge has produced. It also helped raise the M.O.I. properties of the clubhead by 9%.

Offset/Shallow Cup Face – The super-shallow Cup Face design in the Hot Launch E521 Hybrid also produces higher launch angles and extreme ease of launch. The face was designed to be 5% shallower than the previous Hot Launch iteration.

Premium Mitsubishi Fubuki Shaft – The extremely light FUBUKI shafts feature lower kick points and lower cycles per minute frequencies that promise to help players achieve maximum velocity and to fight the fade to produce a longer and straighter shots with a slightly drawn ball flight.

Hot Launch C521 Hybrid (Competition Spec)

This Competition Spec Hot Launch C521 Hybrid is for the player seeking optimal launch and spin rates in a minimal offset design, while still enjoying the benefits of extreme ease of use.

Diamond Face/ Cup Face Technology – The Hot Launch C Series hybrid also features Tour Edge’s breakthrough Diamond Face technology with 29 different thick and thin diamond shapes behind the face of the metals for an enhanced sweet spot.

High Moment of Inertia/Rear Sole Weighting – More weight in the rear sole, created by the new weight in the extreme back of the clubhead moves the CG deep in the head for extremely high M.O.I. properties.

Acoustic Engineering – As with the Hot Launch C521 driver and fairway, Acoustic Ribbing Channels on the inside of the club head help create upgraded acoustic engineering sound properties to by enriching the sound and feel of the club head.

Power Channel – A 25% deeper Power Channel on the sole behind the face is creates better weight distribution and increased face flexing. The Power Channel delivers amplified ball speed and less spin, as well as added forgiveness on shots struck lower on the face.

Premium Aldila Rogue Shaft – The mid-high launch, mid-spin Aldila Rogue shaft was chosen for the Hot Launch C Series after extreme testing with Tour Edge’s one-of-a-kind swing robot T.E.D. (Tour Edge Development).

Visit Tour Edge Golf here:

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Born in Houston, TX, raised in New Orleans, LA, Mike and his family currently live in Orlando, FL. Mike is a First Tee Level 1 Certified instructor and enjoys sharing his love for the game with the Orlando area youth that participate in The First Tee of Central Florida program.

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