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About The-Bear

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  2. I recently purchase a 3 wedge set of Hopkin's Golf black stain wedges. My pitching wedge is an Adams 44 Degree a12os so I purchase a 48-08 full sole, 52-08 shelf grind, and a 56-14 channel grind with the Hopkins OTM Steel wedge flex shafts and Hopkins Lamkin stock grip. They came last week but I've had to wait five days to try out due to the wet cold weather we been having here in Virginia. So this Monday 12/15 we get a break in the weather so I off to try them out. A frost delay till 10:30 am before the temperature finally gets to 38 degrees in sun. So I know the ground is going to hard. Short of the 1st green about 15 yards, I use the 52 dig the toe in and pull the club face open had to yell for my playing partner to get out of way as the ball flies by his chest and over the green. Now I am wondering what I've done? Second chip back on to the green about 12 yards away and roll to about 6 feet from hole. Whew, better. I as play the round I ended up in a lot of traps fall in love the 56 channel grind. A few approach shots with good results with the 48 full sole. But mixed results with the 52 shelf grind, until the second nine. Then I begin to get the hang of this club. I end up dropping 8 strokes between the front nine and the back nine. Mostly due to my better than usual wedge play on the back nine. This clubs have a great weight, the clubs feel heavier than my old Vokeys but I like the balance and weight. The black stain chrome looks great and held up well in the sand play. The club head does feel harder than the Vokeys. This was a surprise feel but by the end of the round I liked the feel as the feedback was not harsh and seem to be easier to identify where on the club face I hit the ball. The sound at Impact was louder, however by the end of the round I had quit noticing the sound. The head is slightly more compact than my Vokey 200's. From my initial results I think I am really going to enjoy this set. Looking forward to improving my wedge play and lowering my scores. Anyone who is in the market for wedges especially custom grinds would be well served to look at these Hopkins Wedges closely. You can try them out for 30 days and return for full credit if you don't customize the back with your name or other optional designs. Be sure to check out their Facebook page for promo codes. I found one for buy two wedges get the third free.
  3. No matter where you hit it there you are!

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