When Tour Edge released the original Exotics CB Pro fairway wood its unique sole design caught the imagination and was awarded a product ingenuity market leader award by the International Network of Golf in 2014.
Not content to rest on their laurels Tour Edge has remodelled the sole for the next generation CB Pro F2 to maximise clubhead speed and performance from their premium fairway.
The Slip Stream sole waves have been reduced in length from the original CB Pro to further minimise turf contact, regardless of the angle of attack or the position of the head at impact, thus maximising the club head speed generated by the golfer.
This shortening has allowed the addition of cavities at the sole and heel of the club to further minimise turf interaction as well as weighting the clubhead to improve workability.
The limited edition club has a smaller, 159cc, matte black head shaped in a better players preferred profile. Changing the size has allowed engineers to move the centre of gravity closer to the face to increase ball speed and promote a penetrating ball fight.
The F2's head is constructed from a combination of a titanium cup face and a heavier hyper-steel body. The lightweight face has a variable thickness design with the excess weight repositioned in the body to sole to lower the centre of gravity and to further promote ball speed and distance.
As befits a premium fairway Tour Edge has paired the CB Pro F2 with one of the hottest shafts available, the second generation Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage Silver TiNi.
This is a high density prepreg shaft with up to 15% more carbon fibre and less resin content than in standard prepreg, meaning there are fewer "gaps" or "voids" in the shaft to give a more consistent performance with increased stability and a better feel.
This is complemented by the TiNi wire in the tip of the shaft that creates strength and stability at impact to promote a tighter shot dispersion and increased energy release at impact.