Tour Edge Exotics E722 Hybrid Review

50 Words or Less

The Tour Edge Exotics E722 hybrid has a larger head for maximum forgiveness.  Looks like a bomber but has very well-rounded performance.  Do not sleep on this club!

Introduction

Once more for those that skip “50 Words or Less”: do not sleep on this club!  I know that’s the kind of thing I normally save for the conclusion, but I don’t want any of you emailing me in August saying, “Why didn’t you tell me how good this is?”  It’s very early to say this, but the Tour Edge Exotics E722 hybrid feels like a club that’s going to be an if-you-know-you-know hero, a club that lives in the bag for years.  Read this review, go try it for yourself, and get on the bandwagon early.

Looks

The Tour Edge Exotics E722 hybrid is a large but well-shaped hybrid.  At address, it has a clear pear shape which is fairly unusual in a hybrid of this size.  What’s also rare for a hybrid is the large carbon fiber section of the crown.  The face is fairly tall, though it doesn’t seem tall in relation to the rest of the club head.  Finally, the E722 hybrid sits perfectly square at address, another departure from similarly-sized hybrids.

Tour Edge Exotics has divided their 722 line into E and C, as they have with their Hot Launch line.  The C stands for Competition – clubs for more skilled players – and the E stands for Extreme – as in extreme forgiveness.  Above, you can see the E722 hybrid (left) next to the C722 [full review HERE].  I love that Tour Edge has taken this opportunity to create two very different clubs.  Too often, OEMs make a tweak that’s meaningless to the recreational golfer and say it’s a different club.  That’s not the case here.

Sound & Feel

My instincts were split about what the E722 hybrid was going to sound like.  On one hand, Tour Edge Exotics has put a ton of emphasis on sound and feel in the last few years.  On the other hand, this is a big hybrid, so I was thinking loud, fast, and metallic.  My first hand was right: the E722 hybrid produces a muted clap at impact that’s mid-low in both volume and pitch.  This is matched with a feel that’s more solid than fast and thin.

You’ll get most of your feedback on strike quality through your hands.  Because of the muted quality of the sound, you won’t hear much difference between pure and off-center strikes.

Performance

It should be obvious from the Introduction that I’m very high on this club.  The looks, sound, and feel are all quite good, but it’s the performance that really impresses me.  With so many hybrids chasing pure distance with very low spin, the Tour Edge Exotics E722 hybrid stands out with its versatility and consistency.

When I started my testing of the E722, the first thing I was looking at was ball speed.  Tour Edge Exotics has a long history of creating extreme ball speed, and the E722 did not disappoint.  Well struck shots have elite speed and, just as important, mishits are fast, too.

Next, my attention turned to launch angle.  Tour Edge Exotics uses a new Ryzersole design to get the CG as low as possible.  The result is a club that launches the ball high, easily, and consistently.  You need to hit the very bottom groove to produce anything other than tall, graceful shots.

Finally, I looked at spin, which is what I like most about the E722 hybrid.  The spin rates hit a sweet spot where the shots have plenty of distance but can also hold a green.  You can even work the ball, if that’s in your game.  But the key is that the spin is consistent.  With some low spin clubs, you can get big spin and distance variance.  The E722 keeps everything steady from shot to shot.

Want similar performance in a fairway wood?

Find a full review of the Tour Edge Exotics E722 fairway wood HERE

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.

Conclusion

I’m giving the Tour Edge Exotics E722 hybrid such a strong recommendation because it’s the kind of club that will help a lot of golfers score better.  This club consistently launches the ball high, gives it plenty of speed, and produces consistent distance.  It may not win a pure distance competition, but it’s going to be more reliable than many of the ultra low spin hybrids.  If you need a club to put more predictability into your long game, give this a look.

Visit Tour Edge Exotics HERE

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Matt Saternus

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Matt is the Founder and Editor in Chief of Plugged In Golf. He's worked in nearly every job in the golf industry from club fitting to instruction to writing and speaking. Matt lives in the northwest suburbs of Chicago with his wife and two daughters.

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14 Comments

  1. I so wish they came in a 28 & 31 degree loft. Would seriously consider gaming them if they did. After all, aren’t they after the guy that needs extreme forgiveness, like in higher lofted hybrids? IMHO very few golfers in this category should be playing a 17 degree hybrid. If you can play that then you probably should be playing the ‘C’ lineup.

    Good review, many thanks!

  2. Matt, could this find a way into your bag this year?

    Cheers,

    • Matt Saternus

      Michael,

      As much as I like it (and I think it’s obvious that I really do), it doesn’t fit my bag construction, so I don’t see it fitting in this year.

      Best,

      Matt

  3. Thanks Matt…really enjoy your reviews…used to have the C9 (think that was the model ) in the 5 and 3 woods. They were exceptional, this was before hybrids etc came out.

    You have now piqued my interest in this.

    Cheers

  4. Eric Hutchens

    Good review. I’m a big fan of Exotics entire line. Great stuff!

  5. It is good to see Tour Edge getting its due.
    They’ve been making some excellent clubs for quite a while now, but they haven’t always gotten the recognition
    they deserved.

  6. I love exotics clubs. I have 10 of them in the bag. They perform great. That being said, they really need to do a better job with the visual appeal. That logo in that font looks like it belongs on a box set from the 90’s. It’s been all downhill since the CBX line, and even those weren’t exactly gorgeous. I think they need to use just the exotics logo on the exotics line and leave the Tour Edge logo for the bazooka and hot launch stuff. Wish they would go with the less is more approach with the graphics as well.

  7. Matt – Nice review. Did you see any difference between the E722 and C721 or are they similar with a slightly different sole and cosmetics?

  8. Brian Fuhrer

    Matt,

    Great review. Really appreciate the perspective. In your viewpoint, how does the E722 compare to the C722? What type of golfer does each suit best?

  9. I had the opportunity to test this club with 22* with the KGB 70g Rflex shaft . Consistent with the review above, it’s not the longest, but it’s plenty long. It really wants to go straight, very forgiving! Ball flight and spin (~3950 rpm) were exactly what I was looking for, should be able to hold greens from ~185yds. It will be replacing my current 4h which I absolutely smash but ball flight and spin are too low.

  10. Leland Crozier

    Is this club a similiar performer as the Callaway UW? Both of them seemed to impress and hit high shots yet are workable according to your feedback. I have not been able to see one of these E722 hybrids in person yet but I really like the looks of the UW. I’m a low to mid handicap and not the best at getting a 3 wood up in the air from a fairway. I’m definitely interested in these clubs as a long range hybrid in 19 or maybe even 17 degrees.

    • Matt Saternus

      Leland,

      They are somewhat similar but the E is built for the mid or high handicapper where the UW is meant more for the lower handicapper because of the open face and neutral/fade bias.

      Best,

      Matt

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