2010 Buyer's Guide Wedges
New groove rules mean new innovations in wedge technology
|Golf Tips Legend
Our picks for new technologies, hot trends and equipment standouts.
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|Adams Tom Watson
Key Feature: Its conservative head shape is designed to optimize performance, versatility and forgiveness, while its aggressive box groove volume enhances spin and control.
What We Like: It’s versatile and can play from any lie. The large clubface and classic teardrop shaping help along those lines, too.
Who It’s For: Available in both Classic and Players grinds and in satin or chrome finish, it can benefit all golfers.
Specs: Available in lofts of 52°, 54°, 56°, 58°, 60°, 64° and HL (high loft).
adamsgolf.com | $99 (set of 3)
|Bobby Jones Black Nickel
Key Feature: Its face is milled from Carpenter 440XH steel, which the company claims is harder and more durable than carbon steel or 17-4 stainless steel.
What We Like: Ball- grabbing, milled, Diamond Pattern face texture is useful, and the club’s heavier weight helps you swing smoother.
Who It’s For: Fans of renowned instructor Dave Pelz, who helped design the wedge.
Specs: Comes in three lofts (52°, 56°, 60°) with steel shafts.
|Bridgestone J38 Black Oxide
Key Feature: Precision shaping that aims to replicate the finer hand-ground Tour- level wedges. The Variable Bounce Technology sole has less bounce on the heel and toe, so you can more easily open and close the face.
What We Like: It looks awesome with the dark finish, and feels soft— thanks to a CNC-milled clubface that yields consistent distance control, plus extra spin on shorter shots.
Who It’s For: Shotmakers.
Specs: Available in lofts (52°, 54°, 56°, 58°, 60°) with DG steel shafts.
bridgestonegolf.com | $119
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