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The Tour Edge Exotics C722 fairway wood carries on the tradition of TEE FWs with immense distance potential. Low spin but fairly easy to hit. Adjustable hosel for fine tuning shot shape and trajectory.
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Throughout their 2022 line, Tour Edge Exotics is giving players a choice: E or C. The E family gives players maximum forgiveness while the C line is built to perform for lower handicap players. For this review, I tested the C722 fairway wood to see how it will fare for faster swingers and if it stands up to TEE’s long history of excellent FWs.
The Tour Edge Exotics C722 fairway wood is a good looking, fairly traditional club. Obviously the large carbon fiber plate in the crown is not quite what Hogan played, but the size and shape place it in the players category. For me, the C722 hits a sweet spot where it’s not too small but also not stretched or overly large.
Flipping the club over, my eye was drawn to the 90 gram tungsten plate in the sole. This is the dominant element visually, and it pushes the Tour Edge Exotics and C722 branding to the periphery. The sole has a lot going on, but the design is cohesive.
The differences between the Tour Edge Exotics E722 and C722 fairway woods are not as dramatic as between the two hybrids, but there are meaningful distinctions. First, the E722 (left) sits square to a hair closed, the C722 is square to slightly open. It’s a small difference, but face angle is a big deal to many golfers. Second, the C722 is shorter from front to back which gives it a more rounded shape overall. Finally, the face of the C722 is about 1/8″ taller than the E722 and it has more traditional score lines from heel to toe. The E722 has score lines surrounding a diamond graphic in the middle of the face.
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Sound & Feel
The C722 fairway wood has an impact sound that’s somewhere between the traditional “tink” and a modern, explosive sound. It’s staccato, mid/high pitch, and slightly hollow. The C722 is slightly louder than the E722, but it’s only average in volume overall.
Shots off the center of the face feel very quick, like the ball is in a hurry to get away. As you would expect from a players club, feeling impact location is quite easy. There’s also a lot of audio feedback with mishits sounding off key and weak compared to centered shots.
With its carbon crow, titanium head, and Diamond Face technology, the C722 fairway wood is built for distance, and that starts with excellent ball speed. Centered shots produce driver-like smash factor numbers. Thanks to the aforementioned face tech, you can find a lot of speed toward the heel and toe, too. The C722 is not as forgiving as the E722, so players that don’t visit the sweet spot as frequently might want to consider the larger TEE fairway wood.
The other components to distance are launch and spin. Tour Edge Exotics dialed those in with a 90 gram tungsten sole plate and their Ryzersole Technology. The center of gravity is pushed down so that shots launch fairly high with low spin. For me, the spin was very low and very consistent. Even a thin, heel shot stayed well below 3,000 RPM. Launch was definitely high for a players FW but still very controlled and piercing.
In comparing the C722 and E722 fairway woods on my Foresight GCQuad, my big takeaway is that the C722 has the higher ceiling for distance but also the lower floor. My best shots with the C722 FW had tons of speed, flew on a beautiful trajectory, and rolled forever. However, my worst swings produced fairly poor results. The C722 is forgiving for a players FW, but it can’t compete with the E722 which is built for consistency.
Another thing that separates the C722 fairway wood from the E722 is the hosel adjustability. You can add or subtract as much as 1.5 degrees of loft, change the face angle, and alter the lie angle across a 3 degree range. This gives the golfer tremendous ability to alter their shot shape, trajectory, and optimize their distance. The stock face angle fit my eye perfectly – just a touch open – but anyone from a slicer to a hooker can find something appealing here.
The Tour Edge Exotics C722 fairway wood comes with a huge array of shaft choices at no up charge. For players seeking something ultra-light, there’s the Fujikura Air Speeder at under 50 grams. Fujikura also offers the Ventus Red and Ventus Blue. Mitsubishi has a trio of TENSEI shafts – Orange, Blue, and White – in the 65 and 75 gram weight classes. Tour Edge Exotics offers their Speed Tested recommendations to help players pick a shaft if they can’t go for an in-person fitting.
For skilled ball strikers and faster swingers, the Tour Edge Exotics C722 fairway wood is an exhilarating distance machine. With tons of speed and low spin, you may not need a driver anymore. For those that need more forgiveness in their long game, opt for the E722 FW.