Tour Edge CB5 Fairway 3-Wood – Review
For more than 20 years, Tour Edge Golf has been offering premium quality golf equipment for all skills levels backed by a Lifetime Warranty. Although it’s not the biggest golf manufacturer around, their “flying under the radar” company approach devotes all their resources into R&D making outstanding equipment with little or no advertising. Their results are quite predictable, quality, performance and durability. Inside their web site an announcement to remind us all their commitment behind building the best golf products
“At this time, Tour Edge does not pay any U.S. professionals to play our Tour Edge / Exotics clubs. They are played on Tour because of their performance and are chosen by players who believe our clubs give them the best chance for success. Therefore, to protect our players, no names will be mentioned in our Tour News update”
But we did witness several PGA Tour players using their equipment (specifically their 3-woods) during this year’s WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral, Tour Edge products have won Golf Magazine’s annual “Club Test” and been included on every Golf Digest Hot List since the list’s inception.
Tour Edge Exotics CB5 (3-Wood) Review
The technology behind the new CB5 is quite complex. The face of the club punches out great ball speed and less spin than the CB4 thanks to the addition of a SP700 beta titanium face. The club’s swept wing sole, titanium cup face, hyper steel body, and Fubuki Tour or Aldila RIP shaft help make the CB5 one of the longest Exotics fairway woods yet.
We start our review by taking some practice swings inside our warehouse; needless to say we were very impressed by the overall weight of the club. I personally carry a heavier feeling 3-wood (Callaway Razr Hawk) in my bag or I should say, “used to”. Tour Edge was making it very possible for an average player to obtain faster swing speeds with the added control by factory outfitting their 3-woods with an outstanding shaft configuration (Mitsubishi Fubuki or Aldila RIP).
After just a few swings I became accustomed to the smooth tempo of the club; out at the range the ball seems to explode of the face effortlessly. The deep, high center of gravity gives the CB5 an explosive, penetrating launch angle. The final averages were: swing speed 97 mph, 16.6* degrees launch angle and the ball was coming at 3,100-rpm (between 3k and 4k recommended) just outstanding numbers. Without getting too caught up with the numbers I can tell you that the club is extremely easy to hit, it has great workability, outstanding distance and great control.
Tour Edge continues to deliver high quality equipment for the golfer who is looking for the best performing club, no hype, bells or whistles here. The CB5 easily outperforms their predecessor CB4 by incorporating new key ingredients like its SP700 beta titanium face. These are definitely quiet accomplishments for the discriminating golfer.
- Great distance with penetrating trajectory
- Outstanding control and workability
- Great looks
- Factory outfitted with great shaft configuration
- Not found at every retail location