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The Tour Edge Exotics E723 fairway wood is a very consistent long game option. Trades adjustability for extreme forgiveness. Easy to launch.
If you read my reviews of the C723 driver HERE and fairway wood HERE, you know that those clubs make full use of the Tour Edge Exotics Flight Tuning System. With an array of weights and placement options, you can turn those clubs into almost anything you want. Even the E723 driver [review HERE] gets in on the fun with a sliding weight. The Tour Edge Exotics E723 fairway wood does not get to share in all the adjustability, but it may be the most consistent performer of the lot.
The Tour Edge Exotics E723 fairway wood has a round, symmetrical shape at address and an above average footprint. The shape keeps it from appearing too large in any given direction, but this is a fairly big club. Carbon fiber covers most of the crown, but there is a ribbon of gloss black nearest the ball with a “723” alignment aid. The face height hits a sweet spot that is comfortable off the tee but not disconcerting to hit off the turf.
On the sole, the E723 FW has just one weight. The purpose of this simplicity is spelled out: MOI+ Maximum Forgiveness. In all other ways, the sole of the E723 fairway wood looks like the other 723 drivers and FWs with the branding on the heel and toe.
If you’re not looking carefully, it would be easy enough to confuse the E723 and C723 fairway woods for one another at address. However, if you look carefully, you’ll see that the E723 (right) has a fuller shape, thicker behind the heel and toe. It’s also about 1/8″ longer from heel-to-toe and 1/4″ longer from front-to-back.
Sound & Feel
Like the E723 driver, the Tour Edge Exotics E723 fairway wood is louder than average at impact. The sound is a full, mid-pitched metallic “crack.” When you miss the center, jangly high notes appear, like a little bell reminding you to do better.
The feel of the E723 FW is very quick, fitting the ball speeds it produces. There is modest feedback, so you’ll need to pay careful attention to locate your small misses. Big misses can be felt clearly.
When you put “MAXIMUM FORGIVENESS” on the sole of the club, you need to deliver, and TEE does. The Tour Edge Exotics E723 fairway wood is among the best of the year at giving every swing a playable result. My simple testing note says it best, “No uglies.” In terms of both distance and dispersion, this club excels at producing predictable, enjoyable shots.
Part of that consistency is robust ball speed. That’s produced by the combination of a stable, high MOI head and TEE’s Diamond Face VFT. I hit a shot a full half inch toward the heel that registered a smash factor over 1.45. Whether you strike it perfectly or poorly, the E723 FW puts plenty of juice into the ball.
In terms of launch and spin, the E723 fairway wood is, again, very consistent. I found it to be reliably mid launch with low-mid spin. This club is not adjustable at the hosel, so you need to make sure you buy the right loft and get fit for the right shaft. TEE does offer four different lofts, so you should be able to get dialed in with some precision.
The E723 fairway wood isn’t completely left out of the Flight Tuning System, either. There is a single weight port at the back of the head. It comes with a 10 gram weight stock, but TEE sells weights ranging from 5 to 21 grams. This can be a very tidy way to alter swing weight, and it can change the performance characteristics slightly.
I want to close by going back to the forgiveness and emphasizing just how straight this club wants to go. I’ll avoid the hyperbole of saying that you can’t hook it or slice it – you can – but you have to work pretty hard to get far offline. If you stick to making normal, decent swings, you’re going to be pleasantly surprised by how easy it is to keep the ball on line, even on very long shots.
With their E and C lines, Tour Edge Exotics aims to make something for every player. That’s exactly what they’ve done with this year’s fairway woods. If you want to tinker or need a high performance bomber, the C723 FW is for you. However, if you want a reliable club that you never need to think about twice, put the Tour Edge Exotics E723 fairway wood in your bag.