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The Tour Edge Exotics C723 driver is one of the most adjustable drivers ever. A tinkerer’s dream. Low spin. Can be very forgiving or very demanding, depending on the weight set up.
I never like to bury the lede, so here it is: if you’re a tinkerer, I’m not sure there’s ever been a more fun golf club than the Tour Edge Exotics C723 driver. That’s not to say this isn’t a winner for other types of players too, but if you’re the type who obsesses over their gear, this is a must have. Let’s dive into the reasons why.
At address, the Tour Edge Exotics C723 driver has a lot in common with its predecessor, the C722 [review HERE]. The two large carbon fiber sections are back, divided by a stripe of gloss black. It has a fairly large, slightly stretched footprint, and a tall face. The “723” alignment aid is well-sized and sits perfectly in the center of the crown.
Flipping the C723 over reveals the Flight Tuning System – the heart of this club’s adjustability. Because it’s almost entirely monochromatic, the sole isn’t visually overwhelming, but the tech draws you in for closer inspection. As has become common, the branding has been pushed to the toe and heel where they sit on top of more carbon fiber plates.
Unlike the 723 hybrids, the two 723 drivers are similar looking at address. The C723 (left) is a bit shorter from front-to-back than the E723 (right, full review HERE). This gives it a shape that’s less triangular, to my eye, and more bullet-shaped.
Sound & Feel
The Tour Edge Exotics C723 driver is not shy at impact. Striking a Tour-caliber golf ball creates a loud impact sound that’s robust and deep. On a pure strike, you can feel the “thump” in your chest.
After my first few swings with the C723, I was going to write off the impact feel as average. It felt middle of the road – a little bit fast, a little bit solid. Then I caught one flush, and my eyes got wide. On center, this feels absolutely magical. There’s a connection from the ball through the club to your hands and chest that’s as good as any driver I can think of. Chasing that feeling will have you emptying buckets of range balls.
I want to start with what make this club special: the Flight Tuning System. Between the FTS and the adjustable hosel, the Tour Edge Exotics 723 driver is on the very short list of most adjustable drivers, and it might be #1. The C723’s FTS has two weights: one on a sliding track at the back of the head and one near the face.
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The stock setting puts a 15 gram weight at the back and a 5 gram weight at the front. You can place the back weight anywhere along that track to help promote a fade or draw, and the impact is noticeable. Where this turns into an entirely new club is when you take the heavy weight and move it forward. Now the draw or fade bias is diminished, but the spin drops and the ball speed jumps. Here’s the final piece of the puzzle: you’re not limited to those stock weights. TEE sells weights from 5 to 21 grams that you can use to further dial in the exact feel and performance that you want (there are two heavier weights but they won’t fit in the front weight port). The possible combinations are almost endless.
Zooming out to overall performance, the C723 driver packs multiple drivers in one. With the weight back, this is somewhere in between a players driver and a forgiving one. The ball speed is good across the face, and the dispersion is tight. With everything set to neutral, this club is a blank canvas, letting you choose your shot shape. And even with the weight back, this is a low spin club. As a naturally low spin player, keeping the weight back was more beneficial for me.
Shifting the heavier weight forward turns the C723 into an unapologetically players-only driver. The ball speed on center strikes was considerably higher, and the spin was even lower. The downside is that the dispersion widened substantially – I could feel the club twist on bad mishits. In a pleasant surprise, the Diamond Face VFT is so good that the smash factor stayed high regardless of strike location.
What makes me like the C723 driver so much is that you don’t have to choose between the high performance players driver and the forgiving one. You can be draw biased on Monday, fade biased on Tuesday, forgiving on Wednesday, and low spin on Thursday.
I can’t think of a recent club that I had more fun testing than the Tour Edge Exotics C723 driver. The huge array of possible settings – and the massive impact they have on performance – make this club an absolute joy for gear heads. And if you’re not a gear head, get this fit for you, throw the wrench away, and enjoy hitting low spin bombs.