Wedges Buyer's Guide 2006

Delacruz Delacruz
(877) 430-4653 | $99

Delacruz This high-performance wedge from DeLaCruz is a traditionally styled blade with almost no offset.
Features: Unique to this model are straight-back bounce angles and a lack of camber, a design that allows the club to sit precisely under the ball at address to facilitate clean hits.
Advantages: Toe and heel areas angle away from the sole to reduce turf drag and fat shots.
Benefits: Players can feel comfortable hitting open-faced lobs due to the flat heel, thus making it easier to slip directly under the ball without the face closing at impact.
What We Like: This handsome series is polished with a high-chrome finish, save for the scoring lines, which are sand-blasted for durability.
Lineup: DeLaCruz, Wolfram
Clubhead: Stainless steel
Clubface: Same
Design: Cast blade
Size: Midsized
Clubs: 50°/6° PW; 54°/12°, 56°/12° SW; 60°/5° LW (no LH)
Shaft(s): Dynamic Gold steel (wedge)

Cleveland CG11 Black Pearl
(800) 999-6263 | $129

Cleveland CG11 Black PearlBuilding on the success of the original CG11, Cleveland applies a new glare-free finish to a game-improvement cavity-back wedge that’s also finding favor with Tour professionals and better golfers.
Features: The über-soft CMM (Carbon Metal Matrix) returns as does the low-, high- and mid-bounce options for most lofts.
Advantages: The wide sole and back cavity yield forgiveness without the clunkiness found in other nonblade wedge designs.
Benefits: Beginners and high-handicappers will appreciate the wide sole and better players will like the multiple loft and bounce options available.
What We Like: Cleveland found a way to make a cavity-back that doesn’t look like one at address. Now that’s talent.
Lineup: CG11 BP, CG11, CG10, CG10 BP 588, 588 DSG, 588 GunMetal
Clubhead: CMM
Clubface: Same
Design: Cast cavity
Size: Standard
Clubs: 46°/6°, 48°/6° PW; 50°/8°, 52°/10°, 54°/10°, 54°/12°, 54°/14° GW; 56°/12°, 56°/14°, 56°/16°, 58°/10°, 58°/12°, 58°/14° SW; 60°/10°, 60°/12°, 60°/14° LW (available LH)
Shaft(s): TT DG steel
Eidolon V-Sole
(361) 983-4691 | $129

Eidolon V-Sole Check out the brilliant dual-bounce sole, which affords golfers the option to significantly open or close the clubface without the club digging into or bouncing off the turf. Each groove is CNC-milled for increased levels of spin and greater face consistency.
Features: The dual-bounce sole allows golfers to adjust trajectory without compromising bounce angles.
Advantages: The sole near the trailing edge has almost no bounce so it lies flat whether the clubface is square, open or closed.
Benefits: Better players will love the shotmaking versatility and the spin-inducing CNC-milled grooves around the green.
What We Like: The combination of looks and performance.
Lineup: V-Sole
Clubhead: Carbon steel
Clubface: Same
Design: Forged blade
Size: Standard
Clubs: 52°/18° (3) GW; 56°/30° (7) SW; 60°/25° (6) LW(available LH)
Shaft(s): Rifle Spinner steel (F, S)
For Golfers Only! DW-1
(951) 302-1200 | $89

For Golfers Only! Don Wood From master equipment maker Don Wood comes the DW-1 wedges, featuring micro-abraded milled grooves that produce maximum spin rates without damaging the golf ball. The high-toe shape and minimal offset enhances versatility.
Features: The Tour-like shape of the DW-1 is very inviting and easy to align at address.
Advantages: Multiple loft/bounce combinations make finding the right wedge an easy task.
Benefits: Neo-classic design for every player.
What We Like: The grooves have tremendous bite, especially on the 64° wedges.
Lineup: DW-1, DW-1 Personal Grind
Clubhead: Carbon steel
Clubface: Same
Design: Cast blade
Size: Standard
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)
Shaft(s): Several custom options available
KZG Forged
(800) 200-8800 | $89 ($99 graphite)

KZG Forged The newest KZG wedges are double-forged and handcrafted from super-soft S20C carbon steel.
Features: Each wedge in the set is engineered with the ideal leading edge and sole grind.
Advantages: The grind reduces turf drag and creates more efficient clubhead speed. These attractive wedges are finished with high-polish, nickel-chrome plating.
Benefits: Any golfer who appreciates high-quality construction, design and materials should give the KZG Forged models a look.
What We Like: The raw finish option, which allows the wedge to rust over time for a distinctive look and a slightly different feel.
Lineup: Forged, Cast 9500
Clubhead: Carbon steel
Clubface: Same
Design: Double-forged blade
Size: Standard
Clubs: 52°/4° GW; 56°/11° SW; 60°/3° LW
(available LH)
Shaft(s): KZG Tour steel (X, S, R); KZG Control Plus graphite (X, S, R, A, L)
Mizuno MP-T Series
(800) 966-1211 | $159

Mizuno MP-T Series Tour-inspired wedges in three performance-enhancing finishes: Chrome, Raw Haze (complete with a multi-hued tint that will rust over time) and Black Nickel.
Features: Over 20 MP-T wedges, with the Tour-preferred teardrop head shape and multiple lofts and bounces.
Advantages: Mizuno’s now-legendary Grain Flow Forging technique produces some of the purest wedges and irons in golf.
Benefits: Excellent all-around performance for discerning golfers. The unique finishes will not only attract stares, but also add that needed spin.
What We Like: Advanced craftsmanship.
Lineup: MP-T Series, MP Series
Clubhead: Carbon steel
Clubface: Same
Design: Forged blade
Size: Standard
Clubs: 51°/6°, 53°/8° GW; 56°/10°, 56°/13°, 58°/10° SW; 60°/5°, 60°/8° LW (Chrome 51°/6°, 53°/8°, 56°/13°, 60°/8° available LH)
Shaft(s): True Temper Dynamic Gold steel (wedge)


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