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The Tour Edge Exotics C722 hybrid continues their line of outstanding players hybrids. Great look, plenty of ball speed, and strong forgiveness for its size.
The longest-tenured club in my bag is my hybrid [full WITB HERE]. It’s a Tour Edge Exotics CBX 119 that’s survived countless challenges. The hybrids that have come closest to knocking it out have come, unsurprisingly, from Tour Edge Exotics. Can their latest players hybrid, the C722, finally knock out the champ? I tested one to find out.
I’m a sucker for a beautiful players hybrid, so when I look at the Tour Edge Exotics C722, all I hear is, “Bag me!” This club is very compact – thin from front-to-back and moderate from heel-to-toe. The compact head makes the face look tall, though it’s no taller than the E722 hybrid. While the shape is more symmetrical than pear, the face is squared off at the toe.
As you can see, the C722 hybrid is a stark departure from the E722. Not only is it much smaller, it has a plain, gloss black crown instead of the carbon fiber of the E722. As I said in my review of the E722 hybrid [find it HERE], I love that TEE made two clubs that are so different. With the hybrid market growing to cover so many specialties, it’s great to see TEE covering multiple bases.
Sound & Feel
Another way in which the C722 hybrid is distinct from the E722 is in the impact sound. The C722 has a higher pitched “tink” that’s closer to a fairway wood than an iron. There’s a slight disconnect between the sound and feel, as my hands get a sensation that’s more strong and solid than thin and quick.
Feedback is clear and precise through both your hands and ears. Mishits have a dissonant audio character and feel slightly unpleasant. Even without much concentration, I could feel the impact location precisely with the C722.
As we move into performance, the E722 and C722 hybrids continue to show their unique personalities, but there is some overlap. What they share is strong forgiveness and a refusal to go into that low spin range that will have your approaches running through greens. But that is where the similarities end.
As you might expect from the much smaller head, the C722 is not as forgiving as the E722. Both are very fast on centered strikes, but the ball speed drops off more quickly with the C722. Again, the forgiveness of the C722 is quite good for its size, but it doesn’t compare to the E722.
Additionally, the C722 hybrid launches lower and spins less than the E722. The Ryzersole keeps the launch very consistent even if you hit it thin, but it’s not automatically putting the ball on soaring trajectories like the E722. Due to the lower spin, the C722 has more distance potential, especially for the lower handicap player, but that comes with a lower floor due to the drop in forgiveness. You need to bring a quality strike and some speed to maximize this club.
A final key difference between the two new TEE hybrids is the adjustability in the C722. At the hosel, you can turn the loft up or down 1.5 degrees. This will change the face angle, too. You can also adjust the lie angle between 58 and 61 degrees. Both models have adjustable sole weights, but the C722 positions the weight closer to the face for lower spin.
Tour Edge Exotics continues to be among the industry leaders when it comes to shaft choice and helping players pick the right shaft. The E722 hybrid is offered with the KBS TGI Tour Graphite and the Fujikura Ventus Blue in four and three different weights, respectively. Players who want a heavier shaft can opt of the Mitsubishi TENSEI White. Golfers can use TEE’s SpeedTested recommendations to choose the best shaft based on their swing speed.
With each generation, Tour Edge Exotics tweaks their winning players hybrid formula to make it even more impressive. The C722 hybrid has the look and massive shot making potential that skilled players want.