Tour Edge Exotics E723 Driver Review

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Boasting massive MOI and enhanced flight tuning capability, Tour Edges Exotics’s E723 driver is the driver for the rest of us. While golf manufacturers often get the most attention for their low-spin, better players’ drivers, the reality is that most golfers see better overall performance with more forgiving, higher launching options. In fact, on a recent episode of THP Live, Tour Edge shared that they typically sell three E series drivers for every C series driver.

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Great Write-Up Ryan.

I know you mention that the appearance is going to be a bit polarizing, but I kinda like it

I really like the movable weight system in the back as well as the Carbon on the head.

Thanks for the info!
 
I'm really going to look into these I think. I love my c722 and the upgrades/updates to the 723 line seem like nice improvement. I like the look of ridgeback and this is more refined.
 
Thanks for the write up /review! I wish clubs weren’t so expensive. I absolutely love Tour Edge. I carry their products in my bag. All I need to complete my bag is this driver. It’ll have to wait for now.
 
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Thanks for the write up /review! I wish clubs weren’t so expensive. I absolutely love Tour Edge. I carry their products in my bag. All I need to complete my bag is this driver. It’ll have to wait for now.

I understand what you are saying. Though you're getting a lot of bang for your buck here, cost is always going to be a factor.
 
Nice write-up! I've been testing the E723 too, for TEEm Tour Edge here on the THP Forum, and can pretty much confirm @Hawk 's observations. Forgiveness may be the biggest advantage with this driver, but that also means distance is very good too, as ball speed stays up there better on those off-center hits. I really like the looks, feel is very good, sound is a bit louder than I would prefer, but not enough to put me off, and performance has been getting better and better as I tune it in with the adjustability provided, and with shaft choices.
 
TEEm Tour Edge reviews for the E723 and C723 drivers can be found in this thread : Tour Edge Exotics C723 and E723 Drivers (TEEm member's input starts on page 5). I have the E723, 10.5*, Ventus Blue 60 R shaft, and Lamkin Crossline 360 Midsize grip.

Here are a few photos of my E723 from that thread:

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Really enjoyed this review and I think there is something to this head. Limited time with it, but in my swings, I just want to swing hard.
 
Sounds like a fun driver to try. While I don't love the looks of the crown, it wouldn't stop me from trying it and definitely would be easy to get used to if it performed well for me.
 
Thanks for the excellent review. I'm getting ready to driver shop, and need to add this to the potential list.
 
I’ve really been getting great results with the C723 driver. It is very forgiving. From what I’m hearing the E723 driver is even more forgiving.

Don’t sleep on these they are outstanding performers at a good value.

Lots of no upcharge shafts available besides the stock shafts too. Add in the quick turnaround for orders, the lifetime warranty and the playability guarantee it all adds up to a great deal.

If the sound is louder than you like a little bit of hot melt and the availability of different sole weights will allow you to tune the sound and swing weight to your preference.
 
I think this driver looks awesome. At some point I need to get my hands on some newer Tour Edge stuff as it's been a while, at least just to take some swings for fun.
 
Thanks to THP and Tour Edge, I have one of these bad boys coming my way. Can't wait to get it on the course and give my thoughts.

@Hawk Nice write up! I know there are a bunch of factors contributing to ball flight, but may I ask your swing speed? I am a lefty so it will default be coming in 10.5*, but it sounds like that might be ideal for this head. I have a SS of ~105.
 
Thanks to THP and Tour Edge, I have one of these bad boys coming my way. Can't wait to get it on the course and give my thoughts.

@Hawk Nice write up! I know there are a bunch of factors contributing to ball flight, but may I ask your swing speed? I am a lefty so it will default be coming in 10.5*, but it sounds like that might be ideal for this head. I have a SS of ~105.

No problem. I sit between 92-95. Good luck with the new driver!
 
@Hawk does this driver suit you better than the Wilson DYNAPWR?
 
@Hawk does this driver suit you better than the Wilson DYNAPWR?

Not even a comparison tbh. To be fair, the design of the E723 is very much made for guys like me. I’d still love to give a 10.5 head a go one day.
 
I’ve really been getting great results with the C723 driver. It is very forgiving. From what I’m hearing the E723 driver is even more forgiving.

Don’t sleep on these they are outstanding performers at a good value.

Lots of no upcharge shafts available besides the stock shafts too. Add in the quick turnaround for orders, the lifetime warranty and the playability guarantee it all adds up to a great deal.

If the sound is louder than you like a little bit of hot melt and the availability of different sole weights will allow you to tune the sound and swing weight to your preference.
Where can we find the list of additional no upcharge shafts? Their website only has the stock air speeder and Tensei blue as options.
 
Where can we find the list of additional no upcharge shafts? Their website only has the stock air speeder and Tensei blue as options.
Go to the tour Edge E723 webpage. Click on buy now. At the bottom of the page that comes up click on + view more and all the specs will come up and the list of all of the non upcharge shafts will also be shown. Or just click on the below link.

 
I've been reviewing this driver for TEEm Tour Edge for a while, and figured this is the best place to post my continuing comments. I'll quote my previous posts from the " Tour Edge Exotics C723 and E723 Drivers" thread here, then add new comments as I get more time with driver.

So here are my previous comments from the other thread:
Okay, here are some unboxing photos, I'll post more about first impressions when I get a chance to get some swings in, hopefully in the next couple of days, raining again today, but it's supposed to stop tonight and be dry the rest of the week.

Tour Edge Exotics E723, 10.5*, Ventus Blue 6R shaft, Lamkin Crossline 360 Midsize grip. I went with the E723 for a couple of reasons, primarily because I can use all the forgiveness I can get, but also with the other three on the TEEm going with the C723 I get to be the only one reviewing this one. Besides, I already have a lower spinning 445cc driver, and I'm hoping this one will get me hitting more fairways.

So here are some photos of this gorgeous driver, please disregard any dog hair you see on the floor, I have two German Shepherds in the house (aka German Shedderes).

The overall look is great, all dark and shiny with the black carbon crown, the Ventus Blue shaft that is so dark it almost looks black, and the black Lamkin grip.

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A lot going on looking at the sole, but I think it was well done.

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The gloss crown looks good, most of my recent long clubs have had a matte finish on top, but I don't mind glossy when it's carbon fiber. The Ridgeback looks like it might aide alignment, but I'll have to wait and see once I get some swings in.

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Seems like photos make the face look deeper than it is, in hand it looks just about right to me.

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This Ventus Blue shaft is so dark it looks black until the light hits it just right, then the deep blue comes out.

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I like the Lamkin Crossline 360 midsize grip, no alignment stuff to get weird when I'm trying different shaft settings.

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And of course Tour Edge always has great looking head covers, along with the tool and settings guide.

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Okay, so I finally got the E723 driver out today, hit a few range balls, and played it for 18 holes. I figured I might as well do a fairly thorough first time out review, so this might be a bit long.

About Me:
  • My Background – I'm 65 years old, started golfing in my mid-30s, the first 15 years or so was very off and on, with long layoffs, the last 15 years has been pretty steady.
  • My Game - 16.5 handicap, usually closer to 18, driver swing speed 88 – 90, normal driver ball flight mid-low fade, avg total distance 220 – 225 yds. My biggest struggle is consistent ball striking, I'm usually pretty consistent with the driver, and have an okay short game.
First Impressions:
  • Club Details – Tour Edge Exotics E723 driver, 10.5*, Fujikura Ventus Blue 60R shaft, Lamkin Crossline 360 midsize grip.
  • Head – Great looking carbon crown, the Ridgeback is not distracting at all, and actually works as a secondary alignment aid. The face is a bit deep, and the sole looks good with carbon fiber on both sides, the weight track at the back, and branding that isn’t too much. Overall a very good looking club.
  • Shaft – The Ventus Blus is a nice looking shaft, extremely deep blue, looks almost black until it’s in the sun, then the blue really comes out.
  • Grip – I like the Lamkin Crossline 360, good grip for getting to know a new club that has an adjustable hosel (no alignment stuff to worry about if you rotate the shaft to a different position)
  • Head Cover – Great looking head cover, but a pretty tight fit, so getting it on and off takes a bit more effort than normal.
Testing:
  • Looks at address – This thing looks really good at address, at rest the face looks a bit open (with the adapter in the stock neutral position). This doesn’t really bother me as I don’t grip the club with the club at rest on the ground, but it is noticeable. As mentioned before, I like the Ridgeback as it provides another alignment aid.
  • Sound – This one is a bit on the loud side. With range balls it is like a gunshot, although not nearly as loud with my normal gamers, Srixon Q-Star Tours. It really reminds me of the original EXS driver, not loud enough to bother me, but some will likely have issues with it.
  • Feel – This thing feels great on well struck shots, the ball feels like it really jumps off the face on center hits. Off center hits don’t feel bad, but you can definitely feel the difference (I was hitting a lot out towards the toe today).
  • Flight and Distance – It was a tough day to really get a good feel for flight and distance, with steady winds of 15 – 20 mph, and occasional stronger gusts, but it did seem to be close to my normal mid to mid-low flight, with some fade, and distances were what I would expect for the conditions. It will be nice to get out on a better day to see how it really performs without the wind.
  • Forgiveness – The E723 seems to be really forgiving. In the little bit of range time I put in I was getting very similar results whether I hit it near center face, or the many I hit out towards the toe.
  • Adjustability – I didn’t move the sliding weight at all today, just leaving it in the center position, I did adjust the hosel to the upright position, something I did on my previous TEE drivers, which put the face at a more square looking position at rest behind the ball, and straightened out the fade a bit.
  • Misc. - The Ventus Blue shaft was pretty indifferent for me, nothing bad, but really just a plain feeling shaft. I'll be leaving it in for a while, but I do have a couple of other shafts I've really liked that I'll be trying sometime down the line.
So there you have it, a tough day to try out a new driver, but still a lot of fun. We have more bad weather coming in tonight, so it might be a while before I get out again, but I'll be hitting another course as soon as I can.
Here are a couple of photos of the first swing on the range:

I found a "real ball" in the basket for the first swing.

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First swing, a little low, but close to center face (dumb phone camera focused on the mat).

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Finally got the E723 out for another round, and it continues to impress me. So, E723, 10.5*, Ventus Blue 60R, Adapter in the 10.5* Upright position, and sliding weight moved to the Draw side. Having the adapter in this position squares the face up for my eye, and is the position I used in my previous TEE drivers. Moving the weight to the Draw side matches what I've been most successful with in my previous driver, a Ping G425 LST.

I got to my local course right behind a pretty steady stream of walk-ons, so I was told I'd probably move along better as a single if I started on the back nine (membership has it's privileges :cool:). No warmups, driver off the tee on this short par-4 10th, and my worst drive of the day, a popup that barely made it to the fairway, probably only 175 yds or so, but hey, it was a fairway hit! After that the driver played really well, this course only has nine holes that I hit driver on, par 70 course with six par-3s and three others that I hit less than driver, but I did hit 7 of 9 fairways with the E723. After that first tee shot, distance was very good too. It was CPO, with pretty wet conditions, and virtually no roll out in the fairways. I was measuring my drives with a handheld Garmin GPS, finding the balls either plugged or right by the ball marks, and drives ranged from 215 to 230 yds, which is very good for me since it was all carry. Ball flight was my typical mid to mid-low, and most were dead straight.

The forgiveness of the E723 is still a real eye opener, as I was missing some out on the toe, and didn't really see any negative results form those misses. I still think the sound might turn off some, it is a bit on the loud side, doesn't bother me any, I've had loud drivers before, but some may find it a bit much. The adjustability definitely works, the upright position on the shaft adapter definitely squared the face, and moving the sliding weight to the draw side straightened out the bigger than I like fade that I was seeing with the weight in the neutral position.

I also took a few more photos:

I put my old Tour Edge cart bag back in play:
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and I had to wear one of my old TEE hats

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I absolutely like the looks of this driver

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Another outing with the E723 today, this time with the UST Elements Chrome shaft. Not the latest-greatest shaft out there, but a very good shaft that worked really well for me in my original TEE EXS driver. The Elements Chrome shaft is super smooth, it is a counter-balanced shaft, which is something I seem to really get along with, and my contact was much more consistently around the center of the face. The course is still on the wet side, and the fairways are being mowed a bit on the long side, so like last week's round I wasn't getting much rollout, if any. Drives were mostly straight, a couple of slight fades, and one dead pull that went really long. Driving distance was 210 - 225, except for that one pull that went 240. Hit five of nine fairways, two of the misses were just off the fairway, and the other two were further offline, but still in play.

The distance I'm getting may not sound like much to some, but for me it is pretty good, seeing that its close to being all carry. Once our courses start drying out, and I start seeing some normal rollout, distances are likely to be a bit longer than what I was seeing with my previous driver. The only negative with the E723 so far, which I have mentioned before, is that it is a bit loud. Not enough to be a big issue for me, so I'm pretty sure this one is a keeper, and it is very unlikely the Ping G425 LST will make it back in the bag.
Here are a couple of photos of the E723 with the Elements Chrome shaft:

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Cold and windy, put some pretty bad swings on the ball, but honestly, not a bad day with the E723 driver. Adjustability and forgiveness are still by far where this driver stands out, but I'm also getting better distance than what I was seeing with my G425 LST. A good example was the first tee, with the wind but uphill, pulled a bit left missing the fairway, and still went 240 with very little roll (uphill in the rough). Unless I completely mishit the ball, which I did a couple of times, the E723 definitely does it's part, and I'm really liking the shaft change I made, going with the old UST Elements Chrome.
 
So enough with the quoting of older posts, I actually got the E723 out to the driving range yesterday, something I don't do much. I'm really liking the UST Elements Chrome shaft in this head, but getting some range time in is a good time to try something else. I have a HZRDUS Smoke Blue RDX that also worked well in a previous TEE driver, so gave it a try too. These two shafts are similar, both counter-balanced, same weight, and not too different in torque. I think the Chrome feels a little smoother, and might be a little softer in the tip, but the Smoke Blue was really good in the E723 too. I'll leave the Smoke Blue in it for my next round this Thursday to really see how it plays.

As for the outing to the driving range, the E723 was very good with both shafts. I was getting 200 - 210 carry consistently with both, and that's with range balls, which is a good day for me. Flight was my normal mid-low most of the time, and either dead straight or a slight fade. I might have gotten a little more launch angle with the Chrome, but a bit more consistent center contact with the Smoke Blue.
 
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