Tour Edge founder David Glod calls his company’s new Hot Launch 522 metalwoods “the easiest clubs you’ll ever hit.” The longtime lead designer also believes he has covered the Game Improvement zone with these by offering two ranges, the E522 (which he puts in the Super Game Improvement category) and the C522 (which he considers a strict Game Improvement line).
The E522s employ Diamond Face 2.0 and Cup Face technologies that are designed to enhance the sweet spot, with diamond shapes of varying thickness that create “mini-trampolines” behind the face and work to create greater flex, faster ball speeds and better performance on off-center hits. These clubs also use heel-weighting and offset designs to fight slices as well as a “super-shallow” face that is made to produce higher launch angles. Shorter shaft lengths are included to improve accuracy and control, while an extremely high moment of inertia bolsters forgiveness, the company says.
In addition, the E522 driver employs what the company calls a Houdini Sole, with weight pushed back as much as possible for a lower and deeper center of gravity that is intended to encourage optimal launch and greater forgiveness.
With regards to the C522 metalwoods, Glod says those are for players seeking “optimal launch and spin rates” while still enjoying the broader benefits of the series. These, too, utilize Diamond Face 2.0 and Cup Face technologies to improve distance. But the clubs also employ a high-MOI, rear-sole weight housed in a “deep CG casing” for better stability and ease of launch as well as added forgiveness.