Tour Edge Exotics XCG6 hybrid

Tour Edge designed the Exotics XCG6 hybrids for golfers who want an iron replacement that combines distance, control and feel in a traditional-looking package.

At address, the XCG6 hybrids feature a black, classic pear-shaped look that hides many of the clubs' high-tech features.

Instead of using stainless steel in the face, Tour Edge opted to use maraging steel because the company believes it is stronger than stainless steel and nearly as malleable. As a result, Tour Edge designers say they were able to make the face thinner so the ball launches faster and with less spin.

By combining tungsten and steel in the sole, Tour Edge was able to lower the center of gravity (CG) and increase the moment of inertia (MOI) to make the clubs more forgiving and help resist twisting on off-center hits. Combined with a shallow face height and more camber in the sole, golfers of all abilities should be able to use the XCG6 hybrids from myriad lies.

Available in 17-, 19-, 22- and 25-degree versions, the XCG6 hybrids cost $199 when they were first made available and came standard with Graphite Design Tour AD and Matrix Ozik HD graphite shafts.

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