WHAT IT DOES: These two drivers constitute a sort of fraternal twins of modern driver design. The use of large sections of carbon composite around a titanium skeleton provides plenty of discretionary weight. But it’s used differently in each. The larger E722 model positions a 30-gram weight in the extreme rear perimeter for maximum forgiveness. The more compact C722 creates two weight ports (20 and five grams) centered in the front and back of the sole that allow better players to tweak spin and launch.
WHY WE LIKE IT: Most drivers that use carbon composite in the body start with a large panel in the crown, but the Tour Edge drivers wrap two large swaths of carbon fiber around the crown and sole like the fins of a manta ray. A centralized strip of titanium that connects back to front divides the two sections. Thinner than in previous models, that ridge provides structural support to yield a more connected feel. It also helps stabilize the frame to direct more energy to the flexing of the face, especially at those off-center areas, to provide the face—and most players—the most help.
WHICH ONE'S FOR ME?
C722: The more compact head (445 cc) utilizes two weight ports (20 and five grams) centered in the front and back of the sole that allow better players to tweak spin and launch. By moving the heavier weight to the front, it produces lower launch and less spin. Putting the heavier weight in back adds more stability on off-center hits.
E722: This larger, at-the-volume-limit model positions a 30-gram weight in the extreme rear perimeter for maximum forgiveness. Its MOI measurement of 5,500 grams/centimeters squared is among the highest on the market and about 25 percent higher MOI than the C722 with the heavier weight in the forward position.
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"It has a good feel—almost like a forged-iron feel in a driver—and it's really easy to hit. It's a club that the more you hit it, the more confidence you get."
"Head shape on the C722 is classic. Super-impressive glossy carbon top. The sound is as consistent and pleasant as the results. The head isn’t too large and sets up so nice behind the ball."
"I saw a lot less spin on the C722, a lot more control much lower, more powerful ball flight, piercing the air. Really got more roll out of the ball, too."
9.5, 10.5 (c722); 9.5, 10.5, 12 (e722); adjustable
Tour Edge Exotics C772 and E772
Check out how testers rated the Tour Edge Exotics C772 and E772 Drivers for the 2022 Golf Digest Hot List.