At the end of the 2016 golf season here in northern Utah I received the Tour Edge Exotics CB Pro U Hybrid Limited Edition for a review. I was excited to match it up with the 2014 HOG Product of the Year, the Exotics XCG7 Beta Fairway 3-metalwood, my current and awesome gamer 3-metal. I posted a quick first look article for the CB PRO U right away. Unfortunately I suffered a severe back injury shortly after receiving this beauty. Then as I was recovering and feeling better, winter snows hit here. A six month “frost delay” kept me off the course. Looking at this club in my office for six months was almost as painful as the back spasms.
Tour Edge Exotics CB Pro U Hybrid Limited Edition – click for more photos
Let’s take a look at the specs and features of the CB PRO U Hybrid. The unit in this review is a 19 degree.
The most noticeable feature of this hybrid is the strange looking sole (bottom) of the club head pictured below. This shiny section of “metallic waves” is called a Slip Stream Sole (SSS). Unlike other golf clubs which have non functional features which look cool but do nothing, the SSS reduces friction and interaction with the ground, regardless of what that ground is. The SSS helps the golfer keep club head speed at its maximum for more consistency and distance.
Tour Edge CB Pro U Hybrid Limited Edition – click for more photos
The forged face of the club is welded to the steel body of the head. Forged metals provide the best feel and performance, along with maximum distance.
The heel and toe are “cut out” to provide forgiveness and playability.
Finally the shaft of the club is the very popular Second Generation KURO KAGE Silver series.
Kuro Kage Shaft
Tour Edge CB PRO U Hybrid Video
On The Course
Prior to receiving this hybrid for review I was very happy with my previous gamer hybrid, a 19 degree Cobra Baffler. For any hybrid to dethrone that hybrid would be a tall task. When I first starting testing the CB PRO U, I A/B’d back and forth between the two. Both were fantastic. Knowing both clubs were solid, I put the Exotics in the gamer bag for about a two month testing period. If it didn’t work out, no big deal.
See the waves?
Over the course of now dozens of rounds I’ve completely fallen for the CB PRO U. The slightly smaller head and sole design shines in all sorts of situations. I can hit amazing shots with this hybrid even from rough which looks like it calls for an iron bail-out shot. From lies in the rough to tight lies on hard ground, I have 100% confidence when I address the ball with the CP PRO U. I have numerous heroic shots I could recount, most resulting in eagle putts on par-5’s.
CB PRO U Hybrid Topline – No strange patterns or graphics. No distractions.
On short par-4’s or long par-3’s the CB PRO U is fantastic off the tee. I can’t wait to take this baby to Scotland in a few weeks. I know it will shine on some of those shorter holes where driver isn’t the club.
Tour Edge could be in the running to be the first golf club manufacturer to win the coveted Hooked on Golf Blog Product of the Year twice. The CP PRO U is fantastic.