Review: Tour Edge Exotics CB4 3-wood
Just looking at the CB4 you can see that this is a players club. It is not for the slicer or for the golfer who needed help hitting 3-wood shots, this is for the player who already hits a solid 3-wood and just wants something a little better.
Tour Edge guarantees 20 extra yards with this 3-wood. While that guarantee is up for debate, there is no doubt that it is the longest 3-wood I have ever hit. The length comes from a combo of elements of the head design. The first of which has to be the combo brazed titanium face. Most 3-woods on the market are stainless steel. But Tour Edge has used a technique of bonding the titanium cup face to the body. This creates the hottest 3-wood face on the market. This titanium face is also the reason this 3-wood costs more than others.
Another feature creating great length is the cg placement. This is not for the golfer in need of elevation help. This 3-wood has a higher cg for lower, stronger ball flight. I didn’t find it hard to hit, but I could see some golfers who have trouble elevating the ball, this would not work well for them.
The face angle is open 1* favoring the golfer that hooks the ball. This club is not a slicers friend. The face is fairly forgiving, but you need to be in control of your swing to get the benefits of this club. The sole of this 3-wood is slightly v-ed. Meaning the center bottom is a little taller than the edges. I was very easy to hit from any lie, I could even bomb it out of the rough.
There are 2 stock shafts a RIP and Motore. I went with the Motore because I love this shaft, it was a little heavier and launched a little lower. All of which made this combo just bomb the ball either off the tee or from the fairway. I was really impressed with this 3-wood into the wind. The strong low spin launch just cut right through the breeze. I also should mention it comes stock with a dual combo grip which is also a favorite of many skilled golfers.
So are you man enough to hit this 3-wood. It certainly is long; it feels great and has great ability to work the ball. It helped me go from a number of 3 shot par 5s, that now I can reach in 2 shots. It is easily the longest fairway wood on the market, just bring your man-card if you are going to play it.
+Great feel and sound
–Doesn’t help with elevation or slice
–Costs more than other 3-woods