The new Exotics XCG-4 drivers from Tour Edge come in 276-gram and 310 gram models and feature a sleeker head design and heavily-radiused sole to minimize drag.
The head design features a titanium face and sole, a carbon crown, two carbon sole inserts and two tungsten sole weights. The lightweight carbon frees up 27 grams that is positioned in the lower rear portion of the head to improve moment of inertia.
To maximize spring-like effect, Tour Edge created the Boomerang face to take advantage of multiple levels of variable face thickness to create greater rebound effect from more points on the face.
The tungsten and titanium parts are assembled using Tour’s Edge’s vacuum brazing, in which the metal parts are joined using a silver filler material that is melted and distributed between close-fitting parts to reduce residual part stresses due to slow heating and cooling cycles.
The 276-gram version of the XCG-4 features a 45-gram Graphite Design Tour Ad 46-inch shaft and a 26-gram WinnLite grip. The 310-gram version comes standard with a Fujikura Motore 55-gram, 45.5-inch shaft and a Golf Pride New Decade grip.
The new Exotics XCG-4 fairway woods have a titanium cup face and crown with a heavy tungsten sole that is combo-brazed like the previous generation XCG-3, but also feature a SP700 Beta Ti face insert.
SP700 was used over other types of titanium due to its higher elongation to offer more spring-like effect leading to more distance. The fairways also come with the Boomerang face and feature a tungsten sole weight that weights 130 grams, more than 65 per cent of the clubhead’s total weight.
The XCG-4 fairways come with an Exotics Fujikura Motore shft and Decade Cord grip.