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Stage One – Rob Introduction - 5/22/19   Intro Follow me on my Instagram! @rob.c.slade (I'm in the red shirt).  Also on Twitter @robslade. First and foremost, I want to thank MGS

Stage Two - The Review 7/3/19 Tour Edge Exotics EXS Driver – Official MGS Forum Review by @ZJBogey2 Intro This Driver has been put through the ringer the last 6 weeks or so. Outside of

Two more rounds in the bag and I'm starting to think the EXS is a beast! I drove the ball well all weekend (well, almost. Only two stinkers). Conditions were "breezy" but nice overall. Even into the w

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Played 18 Sunday. Hitting Driver on 7 holes (had to manage the course), I hit 4 fairways, 1 rough right, 1 rough left, and 1 OB. The OB swing was just lazy and a low shank left. Distance was averaging 265-270. On a side note, my brother in law was playing with an old RAM from a Sports Authority set and was piping it 320+ (former college baseball player). So much for improved tech! 😆

Work League was cancelled yesterday because of weather, but I was able to hit a few balls before the rain really started to come down...check out these numbers on my SC200...

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I'm not putting much stock in these numbers because I wasn't hitting it 290+, but it was flying 270+ based on my laser. It said my 3W was going 270+ but it was closer to ~250. The ball flight was generally straight, with a slight fade left (wind was blowing pretty good L to R). I'm still getting accustom to the feel and the sound. I prefer the sound and feel of the ball off my TM M2, but I'll take this distance and ball flight everyday.   I didn't hit the M2 yesterday for comparison, but I'd say the distance gains and improved ball flight are a combination of both the club, and my swing improving with practice!

I have some time on the simulator tomorrow and 18 on Sunday to put it to the test some more. 

 

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2 hours ago, ZJBogey2 said:

I prefer the sound and feel of the ball off my TM M2, but I'll take this distance and ball flight everyday.   I didn't hit the M2 yesterday for comparison, but I'd say the distance gains and improved ball flight are a combination of both the club

Sounds to me like you are encouraged so far with the EXS. Distance isn't a problem for you it seems. Perhaps improved?

Initially I thought my EXS was a little "tin-canny" sounding. However, as I've gotten the driver dialed in (weighting, hosel - loft-lie, new lighter shaft, CP2 grip) and overall feeling more comfortable knowing what to expect; I've noticed a much improved sound overall. Mostly due to better -  more center face strikes. When a shot is in the screws it sounds really good and my shot patterns bare that out. My misses are slightly off center - toe'ish at times. Then I hear a more "ping" sound. Like everyone I'll hit the one or perhaps two "stumps" in a round. But other than that the EXS is becoming a fairway machine. BTW I have the heavier weight in the rear position. I don't recall hosel position at the moment. 

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                                                                               :755178188_TourEdge: EXS 10.5*, TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png 929-HS FW4 16.5* 

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BTW... I wonder what happen to the third tester in the group? badams69. Anybody heard from him?

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                                                                               :755178188_TourEdge: EXS 10.5*, TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png 929-HS FW4 16.5* 

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1 hour ago, PlaidJacket said:

Sounds to me like you are encouraged so far with the EXS. Distance isn't a problem for you it seems. Perhaps improved?

Initially I thought my EXS was a little "tin-canny" sounding. However, as I've gotten the driver dialed in (weighting, hosel - loft-lie, new lighter shaft, CP2 grip) and overall feeling more comfortable knowing what to expect; I've noticed a much improved sound overall. Mostly due to better -  more center face strikes. When a shot is in the screws it sounds really good and my shot patterns bare that out. My misses are slightly off center - toe'ish at times. Then I hear a more "ping" sound. Like everyone I'll hit the one or perhaps two "stumps" in a round. But other than that the EXS is becoming a fairway machine. BTW I have the heavier weight in the rear position. I don't recall hosel position at the moment. 

I would say I am encouraged so far. Distance wasnt a huge issue but the gapping from my 3W/7W posed an issue in the past. If I'm hitting my 3W 250, I'd like my Driver to be longer than 260. I've been able to dial in my gaps pretty well now and feel comfortable with them. 

I think you are spot on with the "tin-canning" sound. My mishits were also high off the toe. Can't say my solid center strikes were noticeably different sounding, might be an acquired sound, well see. The biggest difference I've notice there is that even on those mishits, ball flight isnt as impacted as other Drivers I've hit. It reminds me of playing baseball where some bats just sounded different than others, not a bad thing just a personal preference. 

I forgot to mention that most recent range session I switched to the heavier weight in the rear and the UN Hosel Setting, making the lie 61* (Neutral is 58* lie) with the loft still at 10.5*. 

@PlaidJacket what Driver did you play previously? 

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:taylormade-small: M2 3 Wood or  :ping-small: G410 7 Wood

:taylormade-small: 3 Hybrid or :ping-small: G Crossover 3i
:ping-small:  G410 5i-GW (White Dot, Stiff)  
:ping-small: Glide 2.0 Stealth (54, 58) and sometimes will add a :titelist-small: Vokey SM7 (62)

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Stage 1 is up finally.

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Drivers: Cobra F9 w/Atmos

FW: Cleveland HiBore 3W

Hybrid: Titleist driving iron, Titleist hybrid

Irons: Ping Eye2 3-S & TA 845s 3-W

Wedge: Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 56 ES s300

Putter: Ping Zing 2 33.75" , Anser 3

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Was just looking at the other two STAGE 1 entries... 

Great work guys! 

Did both of you get a wrench and card detailing the adjustments?

Saw this on Robs'. Made me curious. 

My box didn't have either of those things. Just 91.8% of the club😁, headcover, and an order slip. 

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Drivers: Cobra F9 w/Atmos

FW: Cleveland HiBore 3W

Hybrid: Titleist driving iron, Titleist hybrid

Irons: Ping Eye2 3-S & TA 845s 3-W

Wedge: Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 56 ES s300

Putter: Ping Zing 2 33.75" , Anser 3

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8 hours ago, PlaidJacket said:

BTW... I wonder what happen to the third tester in the group? badams69. Anybody heard from him?

Thanks for thinking of me Plaid !!!

Been super busy and waiting on TourEdge to get me a driver shaft.  I'll confess I thought Stage 1 required me to have some playing data, or I would have already posted.  Sounds like you enjoy your EXS so far.  

Hope to actually get to use the one I have someday.

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Drivers: Cobra F9 w/Atmos

FW: Cleveland HiBore 3W

Hybrid: Titleist driving iron, Titleist hybrid

Irons: Ping Eye2 3-S & TA 845s 3-W

Wedge: Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 56 ES s300

Putter: Ping Zing 2 33.75" , Anser 3

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Nice start guys!

In the bag:
Driver: :taylormade-small: M5 Project X Even Flow Blue 6.0
Fairway: Sub 70 939X 15° Project X Even Flow Blue 6.0
Hybrid: :755178188_TourEdge: CBX 119 19° hybrid Project X Even Flow Blue 6.0
Irons: :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged 4-GW Project X Catalyst 80 6.0
Wedge: :cleveland-small: Smartsole S
Putter :yes-small: Tracy
Bag: 
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Balls::Snell: MTB-X or Black

Cart: :CaddyTek: CaddyLite ONE Ver. 8


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11 hours ago, Badams69 said:

Was just looking at the other two STAGE 1 entries... 

Great work guys! 

Did both of you get a wrench and card detailing the adjustments?

Saw this on Robs'. Made me curious. 

My box didn't have either of those things. Just 91.8% of the club😁, headcover, and an order slip. 

Yeah, mine came with the standard wrench and the card as well. 

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:taylormade-small: M2 3 Wood or  :ping-small: G410 7 Wood

:taylormade-small: 3 Hybrid or :ping-small: G Crossover 3i
:ping-small:  G410 5i-GW (White Dot, Stiff)  
:ping-small: Glide 2.0 Stealth (54, 58) and sometimes will add a :titelist-small: Vokey SM7 (62)

:ping-small: Sigma 2 Anser 
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9 hours ago, Badams69 said:

Sounds like you enjoy your EXS so far.  

Yes I am. Although it's new for me after playing my beloved SLDR for 5 years I'm feeling like this driver is a winner as it's becoming quite reliable and I've gained some distance. It's all about the setup IMO. 

I must have missed it.... but what's the deal with the shaft? Did you receive the wrong one? Broken? Missing? I'm interested.

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                                                                               :755178188_TourEdge: EXS 10.5*, TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png 929-HS FW4 16.5* 

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5 hours ago, PlaidJacket said:

Yes I am. Although it's new for me after playing my beloved SLDR for 5 years I'm feeling like this driver is a winner as it's becoming quite reliable and I've gained some distance. It's all about the setup IMO. 

I must have missed it.... but what's the deal with the shaft? Did you receive the wrong one? Broken? Missing? I'm interested.

Trying to get that figured as I type this. By measure it is showing to be close to what I requested but side by side with other clubs it resembles a 3 wood as opposed to any of three drivers I've put it next to. All those drivers are supposed to be under standard 45.5 

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Drivers: Cobra F9 w/Atmos

FW: Cleveland HiBore 3W

Hybrid: Titleist driving iron, Titleist hybrid

Irons: Ping Eye2 3-S & TA 845s 3-W

Wedge: Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 56 ES s300

Putter: Ping Zing 2 33.75" , Anser 3

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With my SLDR shaft (Fujikura Speeder 57-S) in the EXS I measure right at about 45".

My Sun Mountain bag currently includes:   TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png 771CSI 5i - PW and TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png PFC Micro Tour-c 52°, 56°, 60 wedges

                                                                               :755178188_TourEdge: EXS 10.5*, TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png 929-HS FW4 16.5* 

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21 hours ago, Badams69 said:

Trying to get that figured as I type this. By measure it is showing to be close to what I requested but side by side with other clubs it resembles a 3 wood as opposed to any of three drivers I've put it next to. All those drivers are supposed to be under standard 45.5 

Just a guess, but it's possible Tour Edge may measure total playing length a bit differently vs your other clubs .. could account for the difference?

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I'd like to use this post to apologize to MGS and TEE for my mistake and most especially for delaying my privilege of reviewing what is surely a fabulous club.

The length of the TEE - EXS driver was just as I requested.

The sense, on my end, that there ever was an error with the EXS Driver I received dates back to when I got my current M1 shaft. It was requested to be between 44.5 and 44.75 .... whatever exact tenth that ended up would be good enough.........Exacerbating the issue ----> My prior shaft was a Rogue weighted at 77 grams and when I got the HZDRUS at 60g comparatively it felt wonderful so I never noticed the length as it was so much easier to swing.

Upon further inspection the M1 driver is actually closer to 46". 

Furthermore, I put the EXS next to a Nike 3 wood and also had two other golfers eyeball the two, they were seemingly identical in length. So like any modern day genius, the light bulb went off in my mind, everything seemed to add up to a reasonable explanation.  The EXS must be 42.5" (which is Nike 3 wood stock length). "Aha!" says the math whiz in me ------  I knew just what happened.......  the 44" I requested was coupled with the 1.5" cut I requested = 42.5". 

DEAD WRONG - I'm an idiot.😖

THE MISTAKE WAS MINE -  A L L  M I N E !!!

I am not a clubmaker nor do I enjoy doing much in terms of club work - so I trusted others.

 

I APOLOGIZE TO YOU ALL - AND TO TOUR EDGE AND MGS for my mistake!!!!

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FW: Cleveland HiBore 3W

Hybrid: Titleist driving iron, Titleist hybrid

Irons: Ping Eye2 3-S & TA 845s 3-W

Wedge: Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 56 ES s300

Putter: Ping Zing 2 33.75" , Anser 3

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Another round in w/ the EXS driver.  Played at Lonnie Poole golf course in Raleigh, NC and hit driver on 12 holes.  Really finding a consistent groove with this club.  I still think there is a few hundred RPM I could knock off the spin given a proper fitting but I'm finding the club to be very reliable and plenty long for the courses I play.  I have found the best setting for me is N+ (10.5*) and the heavy weight in the heel setting.  The face sits a little closed which I don't like much but I've been able to look past that and set it slightly open before I take my grip.

I think I'm going to pull off the adapter tip and tip trim the Tensei 1" and add a 1" extension to the butt end to bring it back up to length.  I'm also going to spine align the shaft now that I know what setting I'm going to keep it in.  This may stiffen it just enough to bring the spin down a little more as well as make it even more consistent.

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2. 239.94
3. 228.41 Uphill tee shot
4. 280.18
5. 277.63
6. 267.77
7. 282.97
8. 307.27 Downhill tee shot
9. 245.98
10. 248.68
11. 255.43
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Sorry for the lack of posting here the past few days, got a promotion at work and the transition has been hectic. 

I was able to get out this past weekend on my home course. Overall, not the best day with the Driver compared to my last few rounds but not the worst either. Hit driver on 8 holes.

1. 275 (downhill) - a little right in the first cut.

2. 282 (downhill) - fairway

3. 251 (strong wind in the face) - a little right in the first cut.

4. Shanked one out of play, then 268 middle of fairway. The 2nd team golfer is always better!

5. 271, missed let but still had a shot into the green (shorter par 4)

6. 256 (long uphill par 5), missed right in 2nd cut and had to punch out (got rusty after not hitting the big stick for several holes)

7. 289 (significantly downhill), fairway but further than I wanted leaving me with a tougher uneven lie.

8. 277 (downhill) - first cut left (really needed to be right to go for the green in 2 on a short par 5). Had to lay up. 

Biggest thing I'm noticing in my rounds with the EXS is that when I'm hitting those balls into the 1st cut, they are balls that would be OB with my M2. 

And to echo what @03trdblack said about the club face sitting slightly closed at address, I thought I was in my head with my grip/alignment, but eventually realized this to be the case. It took a little adjusting for me to get use to, but ultimately I think it has helped me with my club head being more squared at address.

 

What questions do you all have?!?!

 

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:taylormade-small: 3 Hybrid or :ping-small: G Crossover 3i
:ping-small:  G410 5i-GW (White Dot, Stiff)  
:ping-small: Glide 2.0 Stealth (54, 58) and sometimes will add a :titelist-small: Vokey SM7 (62)

:ping-small: Sigma 2 Anser 
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I took apart the EXS and ran a frequency of the shaft. Turns out that the Mitsubishi Tensei Blue was playing just over a 6.0 frequency which is right in the range I prefer. I decided it wasn't going to be worth it to tip it an inch as it may feel too stiff. Once it gets into the colder months my swingspeed may not stay at the level it currently is. 

I did spine align the shaft with the N+ setting and added a few grams of hotmelt to the inside of the head to hopefully help with some of the sound. Looking forward to hitting it again to see how much the acoustics may have changed. 

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Anyone know why the commercial for the EXS driver that is shown on TV states that the EXS uses both roll face and CUP FACE technology when there isn't a cup face design? The face is a face plate that's welded in, not a full cup around the outside of the face. 

This seems misleading to me but maybe it was a marketing mistake? 

 

 

 

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