Tour Edge

Exotics C723/E723

What it does: The science says fraternal twins are no more genetically similar than two siblings born at different times. They are also no more dissimilar. That is essentially the story of these two fairway woods: each shares technologies that make them powerful and playable in similar ways, but they serve different player types. The more compact, better-player-focused C723 and the very forgiving, widebody E723 move through the turf and launch shots with ease thanks to a single rail running the length of the sole. Its ample heel and toe relief smooth over turf friction, and the rail’s mass (90 grams) keeps the centre of gravity low to promote a high launch with less spin. Both models share variable-thickness faces with 61 cross-hatched diamond indentations behind the impact area. The purpose of these indentations is to increase ball speed off the maraging-steel face. They are thinner on the heel and toe where all golfers need more help.

Why we like it: The C723’s adjustable hosel and sole weights allow for the tweaking of ball-flight trajectory and spin. Conversely, the E723 concentrates extra mass in a rear weight chip for a moment of inertia that’s 5 percent higher than last year’s model.

Lofts 13, 15, 18 (c723); 15, 16.5, 18, 21 (e723)

Reviewer profile

“The C723 has a lot of power for a small head – fast off the face with low spin. Bumping the loft up a little really helps. Mis-hits feel as flush as centre strikes.”

– Player comment

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