Thursday, May 1, 2008
2008 Wedge Buyer's Guide
If the golf bag were to have a go to problem solver, hands down, the wedge would be the top pick. Designed to be playable from literally anywhere on the course, the right wedge can be a real lifesaver.
Cleveland CG14Key Feature: The CG14 has a Gelback insert in the trailing edge side, for enhanced feel and sound. Also, these wedges have Zip Groove technology and a slight offset for more discerning players who want better trajectory control.
What We Like: All of it, but in particular the soft-as-butter-warmed-in-the-microwave feel.
Who It’s For: Everyone who wants control and touch from the fairway or greenside.
Clubhead: Carbon steel • Clubface: Same Design: Cast blade w/insert • Custom Options: Yes • Lofts: 46/6, 48/6, 50/8, 52/10, 54/9, 54/12, 56/11, 56/14, 58/10, 58/12, 60/8, 60/12 Shafts: Cleveland Traction steel (wedge)
Black | $109
Eidolon V-SoleKey Feature: The dual-bounce sole allows golfers to adjust trajectory without compromising bounce angles.
What We Like: The sole near the trailing edge has almost no bounce, so it lies flat whether the clubface is square, open or closed.
Who It’s For: Better players will love the shotmaking versatility and the spin-inducing CNC-milled grooves.
Clubhead: Carbon steel • Clubface: Same
Design: Forged blade • Custom Options: No Clubs: 52/18 (3) GW; 56/30 (7) SW; 60/25 (6) LW (available LH) • Shafts: Rifle Spinner steel (F, S)
eidolongolf.com | $129
F2 Series PlusKey Feature: The f2 Plus series is 15-percent larger than the original f2 Series wedge, resulting in a larger sweet spot.
What We Like: Its unique “face-forward” technology makes shanks a thing of the past. The f2 performs best when the clubface stays square.
Who It’s For: Players who tend to shank or struggle with sand play will find the f2 to be a life-saving addition to their arsenal.
Clubhead: 304 Stainless steel • Clubface: Same • Design: Cast cavity-back • Custom Options: No Â• Clubs: 52/6 GW; 56/12, 58/14 SW; 60/8 (available LH) • Shafts: f2 Steel and Graphite (wedge)
f2golf.com | $99
Fore Golfers Only! DW-1Key Feature: The Tour-like shape of the DW-1 is very inviting and easy to align at address.
What We Like: Multiple loft/bounce combinations make finding the right wedge an easy task. The grooves have tremendous bite, especially on the 64Â° wedges.
Who It’s For: Everyone who likes classy looks.
Clubhead: Carbon steel • Clubface: Same
Design: Cast blade • Custom Options: Yes Clubs: 46/4, 46/8, 50/6, 50/10 PW; 52/8, 52/12, 54/10, 54/14 GW; 56/8, 56/14, 58/10, 58/16 SW; 60/8, 60/16, 64/8, 64/16 LW (available LH) Shafts: There are several custom options available. Contact FGO for more information.
forgolfersonly.com | $89
Infiniti IP-3 ProKey Feature: A precision-milled flat face produces maximum spin and helps your ball check when it lands “on the dance floor.”
What We Like: Three holes drilled in the toe provide feel and balance and its special heel grind allows you to open the clubface for shots that require touch.
Who It’s For: Better players who crave touch, spin and versatility when playing from a variety of turf conditions.
Clubhead: 304 Steel • Clubface: CNC Milled Design: Cast blade • Custom Options: Yes Clubs: 51/8 GW; 56/14 SW; 60/5 L
Shafts: True Temper Dynalite steel (wedge)
infinitigolf.com | $89
KZG RSS WedgeKey Feature: An innovative notch and sole design that affords players the chance to open or close the club without altering its bounce.
What We Like: Its design and mirror finish are classy. The RSS was designed by two of the top designers in golf—and it shows.
Who It’s For: Low-handicappers who want a versatile wedge; and mid- and high-handicappers who need a club that will improve their short game. KZG recommends using a soft shaft flex for maximum feel.
Clubhead: Carbon steel • Clubface: Same Design: Forged blade • Custom Options: Yes Lofts: 52/8, 56/12, 60/10 • Shafts: Custom
kzgolf.com | Custom Order
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