Golf News – September 23, 2014
New Tour Edge Exotics E8 Hybrid
Batavia, IL (September 22, 2014) –The Exotics E8 series has produced the most technologically advanced hybrid that mirrors the design of our legendary fairway woods. The E8 hybrid is stunningly powerful. Available in one clubhead, the E8 is the first adjustable hybrid by Exotics.
The E8 hybrid features a premium maraging steel cup face which engineers made thinner to establish even faster ball speeds off the face. The face technology also includes variable face thickness to increase the spring-like effect across more areas of the face, producing Exotics legendary power.
Focusing on a faster ball speed and less spin engineers positioned E8’s center of gravity slightly lower closer to the face. Engineers revised the Power Grid design making it smaller to obtain maximum flexing at impact, increased spring-effect, and more distance.
Deep cut away steps positioned back in the heel and toe of the sole make shaping shots off the tee and the turf easier than ever for players of all abilities. The steps increase MOI and maximize stability on off-center contact while minimizing turf drag. The result is more control and power at impact.
The E8 incorporates trajectory control courtesy of an adjustable sole weight. The club comes standard at 9 grams, 3 grams heavier than the driver dramatically changing the trajectory control. The E8 hybrid utilizes the same weight kit as fairway wood and includes 6-gram, 11-gram, and 14-gram weights, kit-$49.99. Individual weights are available for $19.99.
The E8 hybrid look is complete with a Tour-inspired matte black finish and reduces glare at address and carries Tour Edge’s lifetime warranty, 30-day play guarantee, and are projected to be in stores the beginning of October. The E8 hybrid comes standard with the popular UST Mamiya Recoil shaft and is available in a 2 hybrid (17 degree), 3 hybrid (19 degree), 4 hybrid (22 degree), 5 hybrid (25 degree), 6 hybrid (28 degree). (3 and 4 hybrids are available in left hand.) Suggested retail: $199.99. For more information, call (800) 515-3343 or visit www.touredge.com.
New Tour Edge Exotics E8 Irons
Batavia, IL (September 22, 2014) – The new Exotics E8 irons are engineered to deliver exceptional power and control featuring the deepest undercut cavity design to date. The dramatic cavity gives the E8 irons an incredibly hot, free-standing face, especially toward the bottom near the sole. The result is faster ball speed and more distance from a generously expanded sweet spot – and shots that wind up closer to the pin.
Exotics R&D team tailored the E8 irons for advanced weighting to help players square the club face at impact and provide better results on off-center hits. This was achieved by strategically placing two high-density tungsten weights low in the heel and toe of the iron. The weight placement utilizes enhanced toe weighting stabilizing the clubhead even on ball strikes off of the sweet spot. The combination of the tungsten weights and the deep undercut cavity create an increased moment of inertia that delivers faster ball speeds across the face for more distance, control, and forgiveness.
The cavity of the E8 iron contains a multi-material vibration-dampening insert that provides players with a softer feel at impact. Engineers customized the insert from a soft TPE and an Alloy blend married to the 431 stainless steel clubhead in a one-piece casting process. E8 irons deliver enhanced feel in a classic iron design.
Featuring a progressive set design, each iron is engineered for its specific task including center of gravity location, offset (progressive), blade length, face thickness and top line thickness to deliver the perfect blend of distance and accuracy.
The E8 irons carries Tour Edge’s lifetime warranty, 30-day play guarantee, and are projected to be in stores the beginning of October. Suggested retail: $599.99 4-AW KBS 90 Tour Steel, $799.99 4-PW UST Mamiya Recoil Graphite, $799.99 2×6 Combo 3, 4 hybrids/5-PW KBS 90 Steel, $899.99 265 Combo 3, 4 hybrids/5-PW UST Mamiya Recoil Graphite. For more information, call (800) 515-3343 or visit www.touredge.com.
Omega Shows Support For Team USA At Ryder Cup 2014
With a history that dates back nearly 85 years, the Ryder Cup is among the most anticipated events on the sporting calendar, whether it takes place in the United States or in Europe.
From 23 to 28 September 2014, this unique competition will be held at Gleneagles in Scotland, with Team USA and Team Europe – made up of the best golfers from both sides of the Atlantic – taking to the course to compete, driven by their love of the sport and the thrill of victory.
As the creator of the official watch of Team USA, OMEGA has produced a special version of its Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M.
This distinctive timepiece has facetted blue hour and minute hands, an 18K yellow gold seconds hand and red transferred design elements. These colours against the silvery background of the dial are inspired by the Ryder Cup logo. The dial also features the instantly recognisable “Teak Concept” pattern that distinguishes Aqua Terra models from all other timepieces in the Seamaster family. This stainless steel wristwatch is presented on a matching bracelet.
At the heart of this Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M is the OMEGA Master Co-Axial calibre 8500, a self-winding, anti-magnetic mechanical movement that is characterised by its outstanding reliability and improved chronometric performance over time. What separates this movement from its Co-Axial cousins is its resistance to strong magnetic fields, even those that exceed 15,000 gauss. This anti-magnetic technology is exclusive to OMEGA and was introduced in 2013 and industrialised this year.
The Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M is water resistant to 15 bar (150 metres / 500 feet) and it is offered with a full four-year warranty.