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Tour Edge Exotics E723 irons are beasts of the super game improvement category. So easy to hit it almost feels like cheating.
Tour Edge Exotics has a unique branding strategy as the only OEM that focuses its efforts on the Champions Tour. Brand ambassadors include players like Scott McCarron, Bernhard Langer, and Mike Weir, not to mention Bo Jackson. These are names that might not mean much to folks under the age of 35, but for the older generation, many are trusted icons.
In the Tour Edge Exotics E723 irons, we have a set that is designed for older players or beginners to help maximize enjoyment of the game. Learn how they do such a good job of that in this review.
Traditional aesthetics are not the strong suit of these irons and others in the SGI category. And that’s by design. Realistically, you can’t produce the kind of distance and forgiveness these irons need to provide with a razor-thin topline and no offset. You can’t do it with a compact clubhead and a sweet spot the size of a dime. That’s why the Tour Edge Exotics E723 irons have a big, chunky appearance.
Beyond that, they’re good looking clubs. There’s a nice matte finish to reduce glare. They are the biggest and most forgiving of the three irons in the most recent Exotics line and are a logical extension of the C723 [review HERE] in terms of size, though you probably wouldn’t build a combo set out of them due to differences in lofts.
Players looking for a much smaller iron can check out the TEE PRO 723 HERE
Sound & Feel
Much of the technology that contributed to the excellent sound and feel of the C723 is also present in the Tour Edge Exotics E723 irons. Diamond Face VFT is a constellation of diamond shaped trampolines of variable thickness distributed across the face in a pattern that promotes better outcomes on heel and toe strikes. This contributes to the feeling that the ball was struck solid, even if strike location wasn’t exactly perfect.
The E723 also has VIBRCOR injected into the hollow portion of the clubhead. You do get more of it in this model, compared to others. I’ll trust the scientists to determine the exact qualities of this very fancy plastic, but for me it seems to contribute to a soft and explosive feel at impact. The sound is percussive and pleasant, not overly loud.
Check out the Tour Edge Exotics Wingman wedge HERE
While the Tour Edge Exotics E723 irons share some tech with their sibling, there are several key things that differentiate them from the C723. One piece of technology that is unique to the E723 is the extreme toe weighting. By placing extra weight toe side at the back of the club, Tour Edge says that it elongates the sweet spot and improves sound and feel.
My first time testing these produced a compelling case for why these irons are so good at what they do. It was early in the morning, and my swing wasn’t totally awake yet. Yet I found that all I had to do was make a passable swipe at the ball and boom, away it went in a predictably high and straight trajectory. At one point I chuckled to myself as I launched 6 iron after 6 iron into the stratosphere.
I’ll point out that, in addition to the club’s remarkable blend of tech and materials, the lofts on these are about one club strong, relative to standard (“standard” pitching wedge is 46 degrees and the E723 is 42). Of course, this is normal in this category of iron, and I don’t see it as a detractor at all. For the intended player, it makes good sense. The stronger lofts are only a small part of why these irons are so long.
Another unique feature is the 360° Undercut Design, which lowers the CG and moves weight away from the face in order to maximize MOI and forgiveness. In addition to the distance and trajectory mentioned above, these irons are incredibly forgiving. They tend to produce decent results out of even mediocre strikes.
The Tour Edge Exotics E723 irons are long, forgiving, and fun to hit. While I am not the player they designed for, I know there are huge numbers of those golfers out there. It gives me comfort to know that, if my body allows, I could be using these or similar clubs to enjoy the game well into my golden years. If you are in that stage of life now or are just starting to get into the game and want an iron to make it easier, these are a great choice.