Overview-

A relative unknown by some standards, the Tour Edge Exotics XCG-4 has made its mark by being one of the lightest driver in the class of 2011′.  The XCG-4 has set a new standard for lightness – available in a 276 gram super-ultra-light and 310 gram ultra-light editions, these drivers are intended primarily for increasing ball speed and subsequently, distance.  Raw distance gains is the name of the game for the XCG-4.

Technology-

The lighter the better is the hot new technology, and the Exotics XCG-4 driver has become the new defacto.  A light carbon crown and two carbon sole inserts allow for the sole weight increasing MOI by as much as 15% for forgiveness.

Vacuum Brazing-

Tungsten and titanium parts are assembled using a unique vacuum brazing technology where metal parts are joined together using a silver filler material that is melted and distributed by a capillary action that is used in aerospace applications.

Boomerang Face-

Thinning and thickening the face allows for the v-shaped boomerangs to maximize elongation, which promotes a better feel and hotter rebound.  Another distance increasing technology to add to an already long list.

Amorphous Carbon Crown-

And let’s not leave out the heart and soul of the XCG-4.  The advanced head design featuring a titanium face and sole, an amorphous carbon crown and two amorphous carbon sole inserts.  The end result?  27 full grams that are eliminated and repositioned into the lower rear of the club head, allowing for the 15% improvement in MOI from previous models!

Tour Edge Exotics XCG-4 Driver Specs-

Model Head Loft Lie Face Angle Length
9 Driver 460cc 9.0 58.0 Square 45.5
10.5 Driver 460cc 10.5 58.0 Square 45.5
12 Driver 460cc 12.0 58.0 Square 45.5
9 Super Light Driver 460cc 9.0 58.0 Square 46.0
10.5 Super Light Driver 460cc 10.5 58.0 Square 46.0
12 Super Light Driver 460cc 12.0 58.0 Square 46.0

Tour Edge Exotics XCG-4 Video-

Actual Player Feedback-

“Perfect look”

“Very little sidespin, tough to miss fairways with this”

[review pros=”The XCG-4 is all about performance by eliminating and repositioning weight in critical areas.” cons=”What is good for the goose, may not be good for the gander; some may in fact find the XCG-4 too light, especially if you are a stronger swinger.  In addition, the feel of impact may be too extreme for some.”  score=99.0]

Summary-

The new turbo-charged Tour Edge Exotics XCG-4 Driver provides everything you need to increase club head speed.  All in all, the driver made good marks coming in the Silver List for Golf Digest for 2011.  If you are looking for increased distance through a lighter weighted driver, you owe it to yourself to give the XCG-4 a try.