2011 Buyer's Guide Wedges
The most versatile clubs in your bag
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AdamsKey Feature: Improved for 2011 with generous sole widths bearing a performance grind that prevents digging into the turf.
What We Like: The black nickel finish is a nice touch, especially on sunny days when it mutes all glare. Each wedge seems to produce plenty of spin, as well. These are a great choice for steep swingers, and the price is hard to beat when it comes to finding some good, solid wedges.
Who It’s For: All golfers who want the benefits of a generous sole width (they dig less).
Specs: Available in lofts of 50°, 52°, 54°, 56°, 58°, 60° and 64°, with various bounces.
adamsgolf.com | $69
Bobby JonesKey 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. In other words, it’s indestructible, and the grooves last a long, long time.
What We Like: The ball-grabbing, milled, Diamond Pattern face texture is useful, and the club’s heavier weight helps you swing smoother. It has a real pendulum-like feel.
Who It’s For: Fans of renowned scientist/golf instructor, Dave Pelz, who helped design it.
Specs: Comes in five lofts, 48°, 52°, 56°, 60° and 64° with steel shafts.
BoccieriKey Feature: All models are now marked with “TC” to indicate Tour-conforming grooves. New loft/bounce combinations include the 5411 (54° loft, 11° bounce) and 5808 (58° loft, 8° bounce).
What We Like: The slightly heavier back weighting aims to help smooth your backswing-to-forwardswing transition and help square the clubface at impact. As for feel, the added weight really makes it easier to hit pitch shots from 50-80 yards away.
Who It’s For: Mid- to high-handicappers.
Specs: Available in lofts of 52°, 54°, 56°, 58° and 60°, with various bounces.
boccierigolf.com | $109
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