Tour Edge Exotics E723 Driver Review

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The Tour Edge Exotics E723 driver is highly adjustable and very forgiving.  Sliding weight and adjustable hosel work together to promote any shot shape you could ask for.

Introduction

In my review, I said that the TEE C723 driver was a dream for tinkerers and gear heads [review HERE].  Thankfully, Tour Edge didn’t leave all the fun for the C players.  The new Tour Edge Exotics E723 driver has a lot of shot shaping flexibility while keeping the focus squarely on forgiveness.

Tour Edge Exotics E723 Driver address

Looks

The address look of the Tour Edge Exotics E723 driver has several noteworthy elements but not one dominant feature.  My overall impression is that this is a big club.  It feels hulking behind the golf ball.  It’s very long from front-to-back with a symmetrical, softly triangular shape.  The two large panels of carbon fiber give it a visual calling card, but I didn’t find them distracting.

In the bag, my eye is immediately drawn to the Flight Tuning System at the rear of the head.  Two more carbon fiber panels cover the majority of the sole and serve as the backdrop for the E723 and Tour Edge Exotics branding.

The E723 (right) and C723 drivers are as close in shape and size as any clubs in the 723 line.  A close look does reveal that the E723 is larger – roughly 1/8″ longer from both front-to-back and heel-to-toe.  This gives the E723 a slightly more stretched, triangular shape.

Tour Edge Exotics E723 Driver face

Sound & Feel

The Tour Edge Exotics E723 driver is one of the louder drivers I’ve tested this year.  It has a sharp, mid-pitch “crack” with some pealing metallic highs.  As you get away from the center of the face, the sound gets quieter and duller, providing very strong feedback on strike quality.

Like the C723 driver, the feel of a pure strike with the E723 is exhilarating.  There’s a connection to the ball that not too many clubs can replicate.  When you miss the center, the feel is balanced – a mix of solid and fast.  Losing the feel of a pure strike is all the feedback you need to focus up on your next drive.

Performance

The Tour Edge Exotics E723 driver takes a significant step forward from last year’s E722 driver [review HERE] with the addition of the Flight Tuning System.  The sliding weight at the back of the head can be positioned anywhere inside the track to promote a draw, fade, or neutral ball flight.  TEE offers additional customization in the form of different weights.  The stock weight is 20 grams, but you can buy weights ranging from 5 to 25 grams to dial in the feel and performance you prefer.

I started my testing with the weight centered and felt there was a small draw bias.  Whether that was the club or my swing, what was inarguable was the consistency of the ball flight.  Every shot started fairly straight with a small draw.  The ball speed was very steady with mid launch and mid-high spin.

Shifting the weight out to the toe, there was a clear difference in the ball flight.  The E723 never got to an “anti-left” feeling, but it took my draw swing and produced shots that were straight or fell a little right.  I couldn’t hit a big draw or hook without a big effort.

With the weight in the heel, the draw bias became pronounced.  My stock shot was moving harder from right-to-left, and even fade swings were turning over a bit.  If I got the face closed at impact or struck the toe, the ball would definitely hook.

The other adjustable element is the hosel.  Tour Edge Exotics gives players eight settings to choose from that will change the face angle, loft, and lie over three degree ranges.  For the players that wants a true anti-left configuration, they can use a lower loft plus the weight in the toe to achieve this.

Tour Edge Exotics E723 Driver sole

Conclusion

If you want to control your shot shape but never want to risk turning down the forgiveness, try the Tour Edge Exotics E723 driver.  Between the hosel and the Flight Tuning System, you’ll have loads of options, but you’ll never lose the predictable distance this club produces.

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14 Comments

  1. They really need to go back to using just the Exotics branding like in the CBX days. The giant Tour Edge logo that looks like it’s from a discount brand in 1995 isn’t doing them any favors.

  2. Maybe I’m wrong, but I think you mixed up which one was right and left, regarding the first side by side photo.

  3. Mark Lehman

    Question, which will help the average golfer(12 handicap ) more ; updating a 3 year old driver or 3 year old irons. As I age (70) distance and forgiveness is what I need. I know, stupid question but would appreciate your opinion, thanks!

    • Matt Saternus

      Mark,

      That’s a great question, but I don’t know that there’s a universal answer. I think if you’re looking at it from a purely objective, performance perspective, it’s probably the driver. That said, for any given player, their needs might have changed more in terms of their approaches vs. off the tee, so the irons might be more important to them. And in both cases, getting fit is the key to seeing real improvement.

      Best,

      Matt

  4. Bill Huff

    After your review of the Edison 2.0 I bought the sand wedge. Absolutely love it. Waiting for my 59 degree lob wedge.

  5. I play the Tour Edge C721 driver and was really interested in updating to the E723 but every review I have seen the E723 is lacking distance compared to the C721. It seems to be shorter than t E722 you reviewed last year also. The only thing I can think is with the adjustable slide weight it added weight to the head. Man I want it but don’t want to loose distance.

  6. 9handicapper

    Now I’m really confused …
    So.. what’s the difference between the Tour Edge E721 .. and the Tour Edge E722.??

  7. 9handicapper

    Thank you… I missed that tiny little point.

  8. Gil Bloomer

    The review doesn’t go into comparative distance info. Can you please rate these drivers as it relates to not only prior year drivers by Tour Edge but also other name brands you’ve reviewed. I understand it’s not a distance driver from other reviewers. Thanks

    • Matt Saternus

      Gil,

      Our reviews have rarely compared drivers head-to-head as we strongly recommend golfers get fit to find their best set up. Our reviews are designed to give people an idea about what a club does well so they can have some information before their fitting to create a short list for testing.
      In addition to our focus on fitting, we don’t find these comparisons to be helpful to golfers because they deal with a sample size of one golfer (the reviewer). The clubs that are long/forgiving/short/workable/etc for me might not be the same for you. If you want to know what I (or any other PIG writer) found success with, we post our WITBs on our About page. The reviews are more focused on the objective characteristics of the club.

      Best,

      Matt

  9. I find that the adjustment choices for this driver are anything but intuitive, other than +/- for loft. Can you give some examples or insight into how the different adjustments (on the shaft, not the left/right option at the rear) affect ball flight?

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