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Tour Edge Exotics Pro 723 irons are the company’s tour-inspired players iron. It features some forgiving tech but prioritizes workability and feel.
Tour Edge is undoubtedly one of the most overlooked OEMs in golf. Their strategy of focusing on Champions Tour players as brand ambassadors ensures that the company has visibility but not necessarily the sexy brand image cultivated by partnerships with young PGA and LPGA tour stars. Nevertheless, I’ve found that their equipment is more than worthy of examination and often hangs in the same stratosphere as the bigger names. Today I’m taking a look at the Exotics Pro 723 irons.
On appearance, everything about the Tour Edge Exotics Pro 723 irons is fairly traditional. You have a medium-thin topline with minimal offset. The chrome clubhead has a brushed matte finish on the face to reduce glare at address. There is modest branding and milling visible on the back of the clubhead.
Of the three irons in the 2023 Exotics lineup, the Pro 723 (above, left) is the most compact, as it is targeted towards the better player. You can check out my reviews of the C723 (above, middle) HERE and the E723 (above, right) HERE.
Sound & Feel
The Tour Edge Exotics Pro 723 irons deliver on most of what you would hope for from this class of club. You get a soft feel from flush contact, with a concise mid-pitch sound. One might attribute this in part to the small piece of VIBRCOR TPU located inside the cavity behind the sweet spot.
I found balls struck heel or toe felt considerably less soft, giving off more of a boardy feel and a sound that I interpret to mean “practice more, dummy.” Suffice it to say, the Pro 723 irons offer plenty of feedback regarding mishits and strike location.
Check out the Tour Edge Exotics Wingman wedge HERE
The Tour Edge Exotics Pro 723 irons are tour-inspired cavity backs with minimal forgiving tech. The performance delivers on the promise of its design. It is able to produce a variety of flights and shapes, as opposed to the other two irons in the series where the main function is higher, straighter, longer.
This club asks the player to do the vast majority of the heavy lifting, so the question of performance is really more on you than it is the club. While I wouldn’t say it’s a club that is exclusively for low handicappers, it isn’t going to give you much help if you’re a mid-capper without your A game.
In terms of tech, Tour Edge says that the shape of the clubhead features a “slightly larger forged cavity design based on tour player feedback.” This allowed their engineers to push weight lower, adding a bit of forgiveness. I don’t doubt the veracity of these claims, but I didn’t necessarily notice any added forgiveness relative to other clubs I have tested in this category.
As with the other two models, Tour Edge has really been thoughtful about its stock shaft offerings, providing a number of great options to fit a variety of players. This one came loaded with a Dynamic Gold 105.
The Tour Edge Exotics Pro 723 irons are a solid entry into the tour-inspired cavity back iron category. The looks, sound & feel, and performance are all very good. They represent good value relative to other irons on the market and are worth consideration on that factor alone.