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I received these wedges a few weeks ago from the Golfworks, and I thought I better post something since I had asked for opinions about them in another thread. I'll do my best to make this as real of a review as possible. I ordered 54-degree mid-sole and 60-degree wide sole M+ Series wedges with regular shafts from Golfworks for my birthday. I have completely rebuilt my bag over the past few months. Prior to owning these wedges, I only played with a 50-degree gap wedge from my old iron set and a 56-degree Nike SV Tour wedge that was almost exclusively used for flop type shots. The gap wedge in my Wilson C300 irons is 48 degrees, so these fit in six-degree increments from my irons. These were part of what Golfworks calls "Club Paks," which are grips, shafts, ferrules and heads sold for cheaper than the individual component cost. They also come with free assembly if you so desire. I opted for free assembly as I don't have my golf workshop fully setup (or even stocked!) yet. Golfworks offers three different sole widths (tour, mid, wide) from 50 degrees to 62 degrees in two degree increments. The packs offer a choice of regular or stiff shaft and undersize, standard, midsize or oversize grip. The package I purchased included the wedge head, a KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 regular flex wedge shaft, ferrule and a standard Lamkin Crossline grip. Each package cost $52.99. For two wedges, with taxes and shipping, I paid $123.99 total, or about $62 each. First, some pictures for those interested. Please note these pictures were taken after an indoor range session. The ball marks were not there when purchased! Customer Service and Shipping I placed the order in mid-January, requesting free assembly and the clubs to be assembled to +1/2" from the Golfworks standard. The C300s are +1/2" from standard Golfworks lengths as well, so by opting to make the wedges a little longer they fit into the C300 lengths. Almost immediately I received a call from someone at Golfworks confirming I was requesting the clubs be built longer than their normal standard. I unfortunately missed this call and neglected to check my voicemail for more than a week. Whoops. Thankfully, within the next week someone else reached out to me and this time I caught the message. After calling to confirm the length, I also received a follow up email confirming my build specs. On this email I was able to request the grip be placed logo up and the shaft label to be placed logo down. Once the order was released to the club builders, it took only a day or two for it to ship Priority Mail, and then just another two days to receive the clubs. The clubs were securely packaged in transport and were received in perfect condition. Build Quality These seem to be built very well for the price. The heads look very finished. The black DBM finish Golfworks uses is very nice, and it is supposed to hold up much better than PVD. The grips were put on straight and the Crosslines feel as expected (the C300s come stock with Crosslines as well). Perhaps the only thing I could say is that the ferrules were not buffed to a perfectly smooth surface. Small gripe, I know. Size / Shape / Etc. I don't feel I am overly picky with wedges. The head shape seems traditional, not too big or small, and fits my eye fine. Black finish is matte and shouldn't cause any problems with glare. I opted for the wide sole 60-degree wedge as an "easy to swing" option from the sand or close to the green. You cannot really open the 60-degree up because of the wide sole. Until I can get out on the course and actually play, I don't know how this will affect my use of this club. I do think it will be very nice from thick rough as the wider sole should help keep the club face from being grabbed too much. The mid-sole 54-degree wedge has the perfect sole width for what I envision its use to be -- nearly full swing shots from the fairway. It feels more like my short irons than a "blade-y" wedge. I would probably opt for the mid-sole on the 60-degree wedge if I could go back in time. Feel / Playability I got a chance to hit a few range balls two weekends ago. I don't particularly care for hitting wedges from mats, but I probably hit 10 balls or so with each club. As you may be able to see in the pictures, I had a few poor strikes and a few good ones. The new grooves and milled face definitely shredded some cover off of the balls. I am still working on some swing changes, so there were some ugly hooks mixed in, but I was impressed with the ease of which the Hi-Revs launched and the stopping power. Using the 60-degree wedge I was able to get a ball to stay on the ice-covered 70-yard green, impressive to say the least. I was also able to hit the 54-degree wedge consistent in the 70-100 yard range, which is my expected use case. Because I ordered these +1/2", they come in a little heavier than standard specs. Based on my cheap Golfworks scale, they both are about at D6 swingweight. For comparison, my C300s are D2 across the set. I won't be able to play outdoors for another few weeks at the earliest, but I am excited to get these into real action. Final Thoughts (For now...) I think these are an excellent value for $62, especially given the more expensive shaft option. They do have cheaper "pak" options with this head in the $40 range as well. I doubt there is a ton of reason to spend more on a wedge. Golfworks also routinely runs a free shipping promotion on orders greater than $60, so you can save a couple more dollars by waiting for that as well. My biggest concern at this point is whether the regular flex shafts were too soft of a choice, though I won't know for sure until I get out on the course.
For those interested in the Players Distance category, Golfworks' Maltby line has just released their first option to the category in the TS-2 Forged. To me the design looks a bit similar to the Cobra Forged Tec Black with it's small cavity and with each head selling for $49.99 it seems like a potentially great lower priced option. Also of note, it sounds like a Blade version, like the P790, is in the works and hopefully will become available sometime this summer. Here is the overview of the TS-2 directly from Golfworks.com Overview The Maltby TS-2 forged irons were designed to enhance playability and distance typically not found in a true forged iron design. Utilizing the most advanced 5 step forging process available, the ST-2 irons feature a hollow 3 piece construction consisting of a thin, 2mm 1025C forged face and 1025C body with an internal tungsten weight positioned low and towards the toe for precise center of gravity locations throughout the set. The #4 iron thru #9 also feature an internal cavity behind the whole club face that is filled with dense polymer to enhance feel and boost the deflection of the thin carbon steel face at impact. Features: True Forged from 1025C Carbon Steel using the most advanced 5 step forging process available Hollow polymer injection filled 3 piece construction Forged titanium face and body with internal tungsten toe weighting to ensure the horizontal cg location is positioned in the center of the club face Injected Polymer produces exceptional sound and feel Thin, forged titanium face increases ball speeds for increased distance CNC milled face ensures face flatness for more consistency Multi-Groove technology places more CNC milled square grooves on the face for improved consistency, trajectory and spin Attractive and durable nickel chrome finish protects the club and enhances feel Progressive offsets to help square the face at impact in the long irons and improve alignment in the short irons. Progressive sole angle (bounce), modern tour leading edge grind and 4 way radius sole provides the optimum turf interaction from a variety of turf conditions. Modern lofts, combined with the optimal vertical cg locations, optimizes trajectory and distance. Universal hosel accepts both .370" parallel tip and .355" taper tip iron shafts. Recommended Ferrule - MA0300 I will also apologize now for the small images of the clubs.
Many of the bags here are sooooo nice. Here are a couple shots of mine Driver - Adams Super S driver with the stock Matrix S flex shaft Hybrids - 3, 4 TaylorMade RBZ Irons - 5-AW Mizuno JPX-825 Pros Wedges - 54, 58, 62 Maltby Tricept Wedges Putter - TaylorMade Ghost Manta C/S Bag - Mizuno Aerolite Stand Bag Prefered Ball - Bridgestone B330RXS Yellow Shoes - Adidas AdiZero Tour Cart - BagBoy Quad