Wells Fargo Championship

Quail Hollow Club


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Tour Edge

Exotics C721

Gold

Our Review:

Hybrids face the same challenges of a studio apartment in New York’s East Village in the 1980s. Their small size leaves little room for all the modern amenities. Without the necessary space to reposition what designers call “discretionary mass,” it’s hard to make a hybrid fast and forgiving. For example, the face is relatively compact, so any trampoline effect is hard to achieve. A lack of front-to-back depth also hinders the ability of designers to provide sufficient mis-hit stability. But Tour Edge’s Exotics line is known for doing more with less, and the C721 explores new technologies in every corner to maximize performance. It starts with the carbon-composite panel that covers the entire crown, saving weight that is pushed to the rear perimeter for better forgiveness on off-center impacts. (More weight is saved by a new lightweight steel in the face.) To address the ball speed you might think is missing from a compact hybrid, Tour Edge created a variable-thickness face that features 41 interwoven diamond shapes of seven different depths. The design team likes to call them “mini-trampolines.” The purpose is to get the face flexing not just for your center strikes but for those shots you don’t flush.

Price: $220
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Ratings
  • 5 1
    performance

    45%*

  • 4.5 1
    innovation

    30%*

  • 4 1
    Look / Sound / Feel

    20%*

  • 2.5 1
    demand

    5%*

* Percentage of total score

Player Comments
  • low

    Slightly larger head than others but carbon fiber makes it easy to look at. Club head has nice weighted feel to it so that when you’re taking it back you actually feel the weight of the clubhead Ball seems to hold the line and relatively easy to hit.

  • mid

    Open and inviting at address. The carbon-fiber look is exciting, and the feel is consistently smooth. Piercing flight that rose slowly but did not waver.

  • high

    Liked the larger head and how easy it looked to hit. Simple graphics, great sound at impact, very forgiving.

Club Specs

Lofts

17, 19, 22, 25

Club Specs

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