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The Tour Edge Exotics EX10 Beta fairway wood is a more compact version of the EX10 FW. Very long. Great feel.
People feel one of two ways about their 3 woods, with very few exceptions. Some would sooner lose their pinky than give up their 3W. Others might pay you to take it, they never liked it anyway.
I’ve long been in the latter camp – never found a 3W I liked – but I’m committed to changing that this year. After my experience with the EX10 fairway wood, I have great hopes that the EX10 Beta becomes the club I would trade my pinky for.
The EX10 Beta fairway wood looks like a smaller version of the standard EX10. You get the same gloss black crown and the same “E” alignment aid. Both models have a conventional look with just a hint of pear shape, but the Beta is more compact from heel to toe and front to back. The face depth is average and suitable for shots off the tee and off the fairway.
Sound & Feel
Since the EX10 Beta FW has a titanium face (the standard EX10 uses steel), and the head is smaller, I expected the sound to be noticeably different. What I found, however, was that both produce the same quiet, solid, robust sound that I found very satisfying.
Due to the smaller head, the feedback on the EX10 Beta feels a little more precise than the EX10. There’s a very small change in the sound on mishits, but you can clearly feel the impact location in your hands.
In. The. Bag.
I haven’t carried a fairway wood consistently in a long time, but the EX10 Beta is going in my bag. Even without having the shaft perfectly dialed in, the EX10 Beta is capable of doing everything that I want. I’m able to elevate it easily off the turf and hit it off the tee. Distances are long and consistent. Most importantly, it’s easy to hit straight.
As you can see in the launch monitor data, the EX10 Beta remains low spin despite being easy to launch. You can dial in the spin and feel with the weight in the sole. The EX10 Beta comes standard with a 9 gram weight, and you can purchase a kit with 6, 11, and 14 gram weights.
If you are looking for a new fairway wood this year, and you prefer a more compact head, the Tour Edge Exotics EX10 Beta should be at the very top of your list. It’s easy to hit, incredibly long, and it feels great. For those reasons, it’s going to be the fairway wood that goes into my bag this year.