Tour Edge Exotics CBX 119 Fairway Wood Review

By: Zack Buechner

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The Tour Edge Exotics CBX 119 fairway wood is a tour caliber club that lowers spin and increases distance for every player.  These clubs can rival any other major golf brand.

Introduction

Over the last several years, Tour Edge has begun entering the professional tour space – namely the PGA Tour Champions.  Currently, there are over 50 players on that tour that use the Exotics metal-woods line. Their popularity is growing rapidly, but it’s not just for seniors.  Tour Edge has taken feedback from the Tour-level player and created the CBX 119 line to decrease spin and be the longest fairway wood on the market.

Looks

Less is always more.  In the CBX 119 fairway wood, the black glossy crown has no crazy design elements and no alignment aid.  It is more compact than most of its competitors with a clean, comforting look.  There’s nothing distracting the eye when standing over a shot.  The club head sits flush with ground and gives last-minute confidence on those shots off the deck.  The head is bonded, not adjustable, and sports a longer than average hosel length.

Sound & Feel

The CBX 119 has a semi-firm feel off the face.  Any decent contact generates a pleasant “tink” sound.

The biggest surprise were mishits off the toe or heel.  Every strike felt like I struck it in the dead center of the face which is a testament to the taller face design.

Performance

Tour Edge created a club that boosts distance by decreasing spin off the face.  I noted a slight reduction of spin compared to my current 3-wood, gaining a few yards.  Lowering spin also made cutting through the wind effortless.  Off the tee or in the fairway, the penetrating ball flight slices through any breeze.  If windy conditions give you nightmares, then the CBX may shine brightest for you.  For the player who mainly uses their woods off the tee and needs a few extra yards, the 119 can pay huge dividends.

While testing the CBX 119, I noticed that I was easily hitting draws.  I’m typically a fade player, so having a club in my bag that had a slight draw was certainly a welcomed sight.  The head sits square and feels like it has a neutral CG, so I think this is a result of the EvenFlow Blue shaft.  Tour Edge Exotics offers five different Project X shafts as stock options, and picking the right one is important to getting the most out of this club.

Turf interaction was noticeably easy.  Using the CBX off the deck, I had no trouble getting the club to the ball and in the air.  The wide chrome rails along the sole instills a fearless ability to take a divot and go pin-hunting from anywhere.

Conclusion

The CBX 119 fairway is a Tour-level club that’s all about distance.  It has a clean, smaller look but packs a punch in tech to give you maximum distance for every shot on the course.  Don’t sleep on the Tour Edge CBX 119, this 3 wood can be lethal in any players bag.

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6 Comments

  1. Brandon Cox

    Does it earn a place in your bag?

    • Matt Saternus

      From Zack: It was for a short while but I went back to the TS2 3-wood because of the larger head. Gives me a bit more confidence over the ball.

  2. Matt,

    Thank you for the great review. If used primarily as a fairway club, did the 13.5 give enough elevation from turf? If it’s a low spin head just wondering if you need to “loft up”.

    • Matt Saternus

      Odie,

      It really depends on the player. For Zack, 13.5 is plenty. For me, it’s not. It all goes back to finding the right fit, which also needs to factor in shaft choice.

      Best,

      Matt

  3. I know you dont bag a fairway normally and I saw the last one it looked like you did was the TE EX10 Beta. Which one would you choose if you had to bag one? EX10 Beta, CBX or G410 LST?

    • Matt Saternus

      Ryan,

      Zack Buechner wrote this review, and I believe he normally does bag a FW. I haven’t hit the CBX, but I was very impressed with the ease of elevation on the G410 LST.

      Best,

      Matt

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