Tuesday, October 6, 2009
2009 Wedges Buyer's Guide
|Ping Tour-W |
Key Feature: A dense tungsten toe weight and Custom Tuning Port increase the club’s MOI.
What We Like: The options. It comes in 13 different configurations and two different finishes (brushed silver and black chrome nickel), both of which make this wedge look and feel really sweet.
Who It’s For: With 13 loft and bounce configurations available, there’s a perfect Tour-W wedge for everyone.
Specs: Comes in seven lofts (47°, 50°, 52°, 54°, 56°, 58°, 60°) with a variety of bounce angles and shaft options. pinggolf.com | $125
|Scratch Wedges |
Key Feature: Depending on your personal taste, Scratch can custom-build you a Japan-forged wedge with your preferred head shape, sole grind, finish, shaft, etc.
What We Like: Each wedge head is a work of art. Aside from their custom dept., there are five models to choose from, each with unique attributes.
Who It’s For: Golfers who want a premium wedge made with surgical-like precision for total short-game control.
Specs: Comes in a variety of shapes and sole grinds, as well as custom options. scratchgolf.com | Custom Order
|Solus Tour 7.1 |
Key Feature: The Tour 7.1 design features subtle changes to the leading edge, toe area and trailing edge to deliver what world-class players are looking for in a wedge.
What We Like: It’s not as forgiving as the 4.1 on off-center hits because there’s no perimeter weighting. It incorporates a slightly higher initial bounce angle to impart more spin and control.
Who It’s For: Better players who like a soft-feeling, blade-style wedge.
Specs: Comes in six lofts (47°-61°) with a True Temper steel shaft. solusgolf.com | $129
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