Review: Tour Edge Exotics E8 Hybrid


The Takeaway

The Tour Edge Exotics E8 Hybrid offers a Forged Cup Face, an Adjustable Sole Weight that aids in CG position, and a Power Grid that flexes at impact to increase ball speeds off of the face. Like the past E8 offerings, the head is very clean and simple with a flat-black colorway. The E8 features the UST Recoil Graphite shaft, which is not offered by very many other OEM’s, even though it has been a great success in irons since its release.


Who’s it for?

The Exotics E8 will fit a large group of players. With the adjustable sole weight (kit sold separately), one can change the CG to produce different ball flights. With the stock weight installed I would suggest this head would fit all but the high swing speed players.

Final Take

At address, the E8 Hybrid looks quite differently than other hybrids. I see a longer, more square face design. Longer meaning that the toe to heel area has less of a bulge and roll. I noticed this on the driver and fairway woods, also. To me, this look appears more normal on those two, but on the hybrid it definitely presents a unique shape to my eye. I am not saying it’s a good thing or bad thing, it’s just worth noting its difference compared to other hybrids I tend to see. I have tried a wide variety of hybrid shafts, and I really liked the Recoil shaft because it produced some of the tightest dispersion of any of the shafts that I have tried. This set up produced a solid ball flight with easy to launch conditions. The head might look slightly different, but it produced solid shots time-in and time-out, it just wasn’t particularly long.

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Bob Gomavitz

Bob Gomavitz Age: 59 Handicap: 4.6 Introduced to Golf: Age 10 Years Playing: 47 Hole In Ones: 2 Double Eagles: 1 Years in the Golf Industry: 14 Rounds Per Year: Over 100 Favorite PGA Tour Course Played: TPC Sawgrass Favorite Local Course Played: Royal Colwood Victoria, B.C. Most Famous Golfer that I played with: Fred Couples Most Famous Person that I played with: Kenny G (High School Teammate)Current WITB Driver: Taylormade 2016 M2 9.5 45" D-3 Graphite Design Tour Ad 60 Stiff 3 Wood: Taylormade RBZ 13 Degree TS Oban Revenge 7 Stiff 43.25” D-3 Hybrid: Taylormade R1118 Degree Matrix Altus Stiff Hybrid: Taylormade R11 Rescue 21 Degree Matrix Altus Stiff Irons: Taylormade Burner 2.0 4-PW KBS Tour Stiff Std Lie, Lofts and Lengths Wedges: Taylormade Rac Black 54 Degree TT DG Wedge Flex Wedges: Callaway X Tour 58 Degree MD TT DG Wedge Flex Putter: Odyssey Versa 90 degree #7 Super Stroke 3.0 34” Ball: Titleist Pro V1x, Srixon Z Star XV YellowTrackman Driver Swing Info Club Head Speed: 98-101 Ball Speed: 148-151 Angle of Attack: +1.7 to +2.6 Launch Angle: 12.7 to 14.1 Spin: 2400-2750 Angle of Descent: 39.8 to 37.3 Carry: 234-242 yards Distance: 258-272 yards Path: 0.7 to 2.4

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