Friday, March 18, 2011
2011 Buyer's Guide Wedges
The most versatile clubs in your bag
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CallawayKey Feature: The new version of last year’s popular wedge now features 21 tightly spaced Tour CC grooves that meet the Condition of Competition on Tour.
Jaws X CC
What We Like: Offered in two finishes and new bounce/loft combinations, it has a versatile C-Grind sole and classic head shape, and gives you a nice Tour-level feel. Furthermore, these wedges have a clean, compact look and feel, which make hitting shots from the rough easier.
Who It’s For: All golfers.
Specs: Available in lofts of 52°, 54°, 56°, 58° and 60°, with various bounces.
callawaygolf.com | $119 s/$139 g
ClevelandKey Feature: Laser-milled face has consistent roughness that maximizes spin.
What We Like: It’s a cavity-back, so it has a deep CG and high MOI for forgiveness and stability. Plus, there’s a reason Cleveland leads the wedge market—this model’s as playable as they come. It has a size that appeals to higher-handicappers and a feel and versatility that
better players will appreciate.
Who It’s For: All golfers.
Specs: Available in lofts of 46°, 48°, 50°, 52°, 54°, 56°, 58°, 60°, 62° and 64°, with various bounces.
clevelandgolf.com | $119
EdelKey Feature: The company’s wedge-fitting system, designed by renowned teaching pro Mike Adams, matches a player’s unique swing tendencies to an ideal wedge set.
What We Like: Everything’s hand-ground to your exact specs, including bounce angle and width, sole width, camber, radius, head weight, groove specifications, loft, lie, shaft flex, shaft weight, club length, grip size, and custom aesthetics. Wow, do these look cool or what?
Who It’s For: Serious golfers with a large budget who want a custom set of wedges.
Specs: Whatever you can dream up.
edelgolf.com | $150-$350
F2 GolfKey Feature: It’s not hard to figure this one out. Once you hold the wedge, you’ll see the Face Forward technology and virtually shank-proof hosel.
What We Like: Its unique Face Forward technology makes shanks a thing of the past. It takes a little getting used to, and the F2 performs best when the clubface stays square. It’s also a champ when hitting from the deep rough!
Who It’s For: Golfers who not only want to stop hitting shanked shots, but also want to use a really forgiving wedge from the sand or the rough.
Specs: Comes in five lofts (48º, 52°, 56°, 60°, 64º) with either a steel or graphite shaft.
f2golf.com | $99-$119
FourteenKey Feature: Has an additional groove between the sole and blade portion, which moves the CG higher for more precise shots.
MT-28 V5 T.S.
What We Like: Offered in two soles—the flat “H” for versatility and control, and the “M” with a ridge on the bottom center of the sole that optimizes bounce. It looks good with the face open, too. We also like the “Mirror-Face Milling,” meaning that the trapezoidal grooves do wonders for adding bite around the greens.
Who It’s For: Low- to mid-handicappers who want a precision instrument around the greens.
Specs: Available in 48-62°.
fourteengolf.com | $250
InfinitiKey Feature: A precision-milled flat face produces maximum spin and check.
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. With this club, no type of shot around the green is off the table. High or low pitches and chips are a piece of cake.
Who It’s For: Better players who crave touch, feel, spin and versatility when playing from a variety of turf conditions.
Specs: Comes in three lofts (51°, 56°, 60°) with a variety of shaft options.
infinitigolf.com | $89
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