Tour Edge Exotics XCG6 fairway woods
Friday, December 20, 2013
With a larger and deeper face than its predecessor, the Tour Edge Exotics XCG6 fairway wood was designed to maximize distance for golfers off the tee and from the fairway.
That quest for yards starts with the face. Tour Edge gave the Exotics XCG6 a titanium cup face. Titanium has long been favored in driver faces because it can be made thinner than a stainless-steel face to save weight, yet it's strong and can help increase ball speeds. Tour Edge designed the Exotics XCG6 fairway wood's face to be thicker in the center and thinner in the heel and toe areas to help broaden the sweet spot and maintain ball speed on off-center hits.
The titanium face is bonded to a lightweight stainless steel body. Then, Tour Edge attached a tungsten sole plate to complete the club’s chassis. Tour Edge claims that this helps position 65 percent of the club’s total weight in the heel and toe area, which increases the moment of inertia (MOI) and makes it more forgiving.
The heavy sole also drives down the center of gravity (CG) to help create higher initial launch angle for increased carry distance.
When first released, Tour Edge made the Exotics XCG6 fairway woods available in 11.5- 13-, 15-, 16.5-, 18- and 21-degree models, with a Graphite Design Tour AD or Matrix Ozik HD shaft, for $249.