Tour Edge found some serious success with the initial Exotics CBX line, particularly their fairway woods and hybrids that came out in August 2017. The clubs were a big hit on PGA Tour Champions, where Tour Edge has made a lot of inroads, and other pros put them in the bag without a contract in 2018.
In response to their feedback, the company has shaped the new Exotics CBX 119 fairways and hybrids, taking some inspiration from the more compact profile and deeper face of the CBX T3 fairway metal. The original CBX was a distance machine, producing low spin for the category. Head man David Glod and his team decided to take that a step further by widening the Speed Ramp sole by 15 percent. By spreading out the sole weight more and deepening its shape, the Tour Edge team boosted higher MOI but also a higher center of gravity closer to the point of impact. The stainless steel sole sets in part of a larger carbon fiber section the sole, offering 50 grams of discretionary weight on the 215-gram head to push toward the face.
The Beta titanium face insert, a rarity in this category, is brazed to the stainless steel body of both the fairways and hybrids to use the least amount of material possible in bonding the two pieces.
The company says the Speed Ramp sole offers better turf interaction, too, somewhat akin to rails you’ve seen elsewhere in the category.
On the CBX 119 hybrids, the heel-to-toe profile is smaller, with less face progression. The end result is a more workable club for a better player and generally lower spin. The face is deeper than the original CBX, with the idea of giving more space for it to flex and impart speed on the ball.
The Tour Edge Exotics CBX 119 fairway woods and hybrids are now available. The fairway woods are available in 13.5-, 15-, 16.5- and 18-degree heads with a variety of stock Project X shafts for $300 each. The hybrids will be available in six lofts — 16 degrees, 17 degrees, 18 degrees, 19 degrees and 21 degreess — with the Project X family leading the stock offerings for $250 each.