Tour Edge/Exotics new EXS 220 Fairway Metals PDF Print E-mail

 

 

By Dirck Storm (images by Jason Bruno)

I was able to demo and play the new Exotics EXS 220 fairway wood

at the PGA Show earlier this year. As a professional Club Builder and

Fitter , I normally don't write reviews on the site, my expertise is

primarily focused on player testing and crunching the data. Realizing

how happy I was while testing the latest from Tour Edge/Exotics -

specifically EXS220 3 wood, Jason requested my input on this one.

Simply stated, when working with golfers, without a doubt the most

difficult club to get right is the long fairway club.




 


The EXS 220 is loaded with features golfers are looking for: A cup face

with Tour Edge's new Diamond Face technology for added ball speed

dual carbon fiber sole construction, adjustable rear weighting for

maximum MOI and forgiveness and the sleek slipstream sole design

that has become a staple of Exotics fairway metals. A new sound

diffusion bar provides proper acoustics at impact. Fujikura's Air

Speeder, Ventus and Project X HZRDUS Smoke Yellow (my personal

choice) are the stock shaft offerings.


 

 

 




Exotics EXS 220 sole features their trademark slipstream rails that
provide superior turf interaction.




Club Specs :

EXS 220 STOCK SHAFTS

  • 85 MPH or Below: Fujikura Air Speeder: Ladies (R3) | Senior (R2) | Regular (R)
  • 85-95 MPH: Fujikura Ventus 4T Core: 5-Regular | 6-Stiff
  • 95 MPH or Above: Project X HZRDUS Smoke Yellow: 6.0 Stiff | 6.5 X-Stiff

 

 

 

All Tour Edge Exotics clubs are hand built in the USA at Tour Edge HQ

in Batavia, Illinois and are backed by a lifetime warranty that covers any

manufacturer defects for the life of the product.


There are four things I personally look for in a fairway wood besides

being easy to fit and overall performance:

1. It has to set up perfectly square.

2. It has to have the right head shape at address.

3. It has to sound right at impact

4. I want the additional weight options to fine tune everything


If there is any detractor with the EXS 220 fairway, it might be the

glue-in head for those who prefer to tinker or just to have the ability

to switch out shafts instantly. An adjustable loft sleeve would have

been a no-brainer for tour level performer like the EXS 220.


 

 

 

Testing/Summary:

 

The EXS 220 checks all the boxes (minus adjustability). Clean and square

 

at address, crisp and solid sound at impact and distance numbers that are

just what you'd want from your 3 wood. Easily workable in either direction,

this stick might be your answer for that long sought after fairway club.

Available from 13.5 to 21 degrees, this one has that "Wow" factor and

packs some value with an MSRP $249.99


For more info: https://shop.touredge.com/collections/exotics-exs-220-family