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  1. I am probably going to order a new set of wedges soon, but has anyone used one of these groove sharpeners to bring new life to old wedges? Do they actually work? Any drawbacks? https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XS1PRK5/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  2. INTRODUCING THE NEW RTX FULL-FACE HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – June 1, 2021 – Cleveland Golf, one of the industry leaders in wedge design and innovation, is proud to announce the RTX Full-Face wedge. The all-new RTX Full-Face wedge officially launches in North America on June 11, 2021. RTX Full-Face brings full-face grooves to the flagship RTX model. This new wedge model delivers maximum short game versatility for the most demanding short game shots. "The new RTX Full-Face maintains the traditional and striking clean look that golfers have come to expect from a Cleveland wedge, all while adding shotmaking creativity with grooves across the entire face,” said Ryan Polanco, General Manager at Cleveland Golf. “It’s the perfect complement to the classic RTX ZipCore and delivers exceptional versatility around the greens.” The foundation of RTX Full-Face is a unique, low-density core that sits at the heart of the wedge. ZipCore makes you better by shifting the center of gravity, while also boosting High-Low MOI for more stability high and low on the wedge face. The result: more impacts on the sweet spot for more consistent spin, distance and feel on every shot. Furthermore, RTX Full-Face features UltiZip grooves covering every last millimeter of the clubface for optimal spin performance, while a High-Toe profile allows the club to slide under the ball with confidence. Similar to RTX ZipCore, the new RTX Full-Face features a new heat treatment process to boost durability and preserve the lifespan of the grooves to maintain spin performance round after round. Cleveland is also expanding the Tour Rack program to make room for the new RTX Full-Face. Select from the standard Full-Face grind or add more versatility with a custom Relief Edge grind and then choose the leading edge that fits your playstyle. Key Innovations Inside RTX Full-Face: ZipCore: ZipCore shifts the center of gravity while raising MOI, adding spin, enhancing control, and boosting consistency on all your shots. UltiZip Grooves: These grooves are sharper and deeper, delivering maximum spin performance. They bite harder, channel more debris, and they’re closer together for more groove contact on every shot. Heat Treatment: A new heat treatment process increases ZipCore’s durability, delivering better performance over a longer period of time. Full-Face Grooves: Our hosel-to-toe groove pattern covers every millimeter of the face in UltiZip Grooves. That means you are free to get creative and hit it off the toe when the shot calls for it without sacrificing spin. High-Toe Profile: The optimal High-Toe profile lets you open the face with confidence. We made sure to give enough area for performance on challenging shots while maintaining a classic silhouette address. RTX Full-Face wedges are offered in a wide variety of lofts. The RTX Full-Face Tour Satin wedge is offered in 50° - 60°, and 64°, while the RTX Full-Face Tour Rack wedges are offered in 56° - 60°, and 64°. The RTX Full-Face Tour Satin wedges MAP at a price of $159.99, while the RTX Full-Face Tour Rack wedges MAP at a price of $179.99. Retail Information and Pricing Pricing: Tour Satin - $159.99, Tour Rack - $179.99 Lofts: Tour Satin (50° - 60°, & 64°; Tour Rack (56° - 60°, & 64°) Finishes: Tour Satin, Tour Rack (RAW) U.S. Retail Launch Date: June 11, 2021
  3. I got rid of my set gap wedge a while ago, and ended up regretting it. Tried a Maltby DBM gap wedge to fill the set but just doesn't work out for me compared to my 50 deg rtx4. Has a Nippon Modus 120 X flex shaft. Playing length is 36" and lie 62 deg. Also has a GP MCC +4 Grey standard grip. $75 shipped
  4. So i went ahead and pulled the trigger on the TSW wedges. Built 1* flat lie and 1* strong loft. Paired them with the Kinetixx 125 wedge shafts. 52* swingweight at D4 and the 60* at D6. Pics attached to compare to my current wedges. Why Maltby? Well, i replaced my old Titleist 710 cb irons with their TE forged irons and have absolutely loved them. Zero regrets whatsoever. Now it was time to replace wedges. I have been playing Cobra PUR wedges. Fantastic wedges, very soft, easy to manipulate, great spin control around greens. So i hit some Callaways, Ping, Mizuno etc. I just couldn't bring myself to pay what they were asking. In steps Maltby again price wise. Read reviews, looked at pictures etc but i couldn't find one to hit so i took a gamble in thinking their wedges were as good as their irons. The gamble paid off. They came off the fedex truck at 2pm, i was on the course by 3:30 today. Range was closed so just went to the chipping green. i've never owned graphite shafted irons, much less wedges so the first few swings were...different feeling. Plus i had midsize tour velvets put on just to see how i liked them. Verdict still out on the grips but back to the wedges. After hitting a few chips and getting a feel for the grips i stepped back to 30-40 yds to hit some soft pitch shots. Spin was fantastic! Kinetixx claims their shafts generate up to 1500 extra rpm, idk how true that is but the wedges definitely had some bite to them. They felt amazing, honestly. The heads felt soft, no weird clicky sounds, distance control was spot on and flighting them up or down was not an issue. I was initially worried about the sole width compared to my PURs. Behind the ball i couldn't tell at all. There is a slight noticeable offset compared to the cobras but not enough to turn me off. On to the course...had the course pretty much to myself so i took a half dozen Prov1s from 120 and 100 yds each to hit some full shots. Dispersion was as tight as what i was hitting with my cobras ,within 30' of pin from 120, 52*, within 20' with the 60* and flighting/shaping full shots were easier with these than with my cobras which was a very nice surprise. Drawing the 52* into the flag under the wind was very easy to do and i'm assuming that slight offset helped in that regard. Fading it into flags was easier to control than my cobras. Distance control was incredible though. All full shots from both wedges were all within 1 yard of each other distance wise. Given that this is the first time i've hit these i'm still finding it hard to believe so i'm just going to say my wedge game was just money today lol. The shafts specify they are for low/mid trajectory. I found this to be accurate but it wasn't a problem to hit high soft shots with either wedge. The shafts definitely are a new feeling to me. They felt great don't get me wrong but it was a very noticeable difference from playing steel shafts. They were very responsive, they felt great, i ordered stiff and they feel stiff, they look awesome i think and all in all i'm very happy with the setup and intend on adding the 56* as well in the near future. They perfromed very well from burnt out very tight fairway lies and from the rough. The sole width and turf interaction was noticeably different but not in a bad way. The sole is simply wider but i didn't feel uncomfortable or nervous at all opening the face on tight lies. The leading edge stays pretty close to the turf when the face is opened up. So if any of you are looking into getting new wedges and you don't want to break the bank, i would highly recommend you to consider Maltby. Quality, pricing, fast delivery and you can get them custom built to whatever spec you like. Total cost, plus shipping for BOTH wedges as per the specs i wanted was $191. Can't beat that for two brand new forged wedges.
  5. So i went ahead and pulled the trigger on the TSW wedges. Built 1* flat lie and 1* strong loft. Paired them with the Kinetixx 125 wedge shafts. 52* swingweight at D4 and the 60* at D6. Pics attached to compare to my current wedges. Why Maltby? Well, i replaced my old Titleist 710 cb irons with their TE forged irons and have absolutely loved them. Zero regrets whatsoever. Now it was time to replace wedges. I have been playing Cobra PUR wedges. Fantastic wedges, very soft, easy to manipulate, great spin control around greens. So i hit some Callaways, Ping, Mizuno etc. I just couldn't bring myself to pay what they were asking. In steps Maltby again price wise. Read reviews, looked at pictures etc but i couldn't find one to hit so i took a gamble in thinking their wedges were as good as their irons. The gamble paid off. They came off the fedex truck at 2pm, i was on the course by 3:30 today. Range was closed so just went to the chipping green. i've never owned graphite shafted irons, much less wedges so the first few swings were...different feeling. Plus i had midsize tour velvets put on just to see how i liked them. Verdict still out on the grips but back to the wedges. After hitting a few chips and getting a feel for the grips i stepped back to 30-40 yds to hit some soft pitch shots. Spin was fantastic! Kinetixx claims their shafts generate up to 1500 extra rpm, idk how true that is but the wedges definitely had some bite to them. They felt amazing, honestly. The heads felt soft, no weird clicky sounds, distance control was spot on and flighting them up or down was not an issue. I was initially worried about the sole width compared to my PURs. Behind the ball i couldn't tell at all. There is a slight noticeable offset compared to the cobras but not enough to turn me off. On to the course...had the course pretty much to myself so i took a half dozen Prov1s from 120 and 100 yds each to hit some full shots. Dispersion was as tight as what i was hitting with my cobras ,within 30' of pin from 120, 52*, within 20' with the 60* and flighting/shaping full shots were easier with these than with my cobras which was a very nice surprise. Drawing the 52* into the flag under the wind was very easy to do and i'm assuming that slight offset helped in that regard. Fading it into flags was easier to control than my cobras. Distance control was incredible though. All full shots from both wedges were all within 1 yard of each other distance wise. Given that this is the first time i've hit these i'm still finding it hard to believe so i'm just going to say my wedge game was just money today lol. The shafts specify they are for low/mid trajectory. I found this to be accurate but it wasn't a problem to hit high soft shots with either wedge. The shafts definitely are a new feeling to me. They felt great don't get me wrong but it was a very noticeable difference from playing steel shafts. They were very responsive, they felt great, i ordered stiff and they feel stiff, they look awesome i think and all in all i'm very happy with the setup and intend on adding the 56* as well in the near future. They perfromed very well from burnt out very tight fairway lies and from the rough. The sole width and turf interaction was noticeably different but not in a bad way. The sole is simply wider but i didn't feel uncomfortable or nervous at all opening the face on tight lies. The leading edge stays pretty close to the turf when the face is opened up. So if any of you are looking into getting new wedges and you don't want to break the bank, i would highly recommend you to consider Maltby. Quality, pricing, fast delivery and you can get them custom built to whatever spec you like. Total cost, plus shipping for BOTH wedges as per the specs i wanted was $191. Can't beat that for two brand new forged wedges.
  6. Cobra just released a new "snakebite" wedge groove design: Synopsis - The new King Cobra wedges feature a new groove design (“Snakebite”) that pushes the USGA’s limitations on geometry, volume and sharpness thanks to more aggressive manufacturing tolerance. The new grooves, which extend all the way across the face on the higher lofts, feature edges that are 40 percent less rounded than on past models, an effort to grab the ball’s cover on short shots for more spin. The grooves also are deeper to help channel grass and moisture more effectively for more direct contact between ball and groove edge. Link
  7. TESTERS WANTED (9) Zip-a Dee-Doo-Dah, Zip-e-Dee-ay. My, oh what a wonderful day. Plenty of Zip Core wedges headed our way. Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-e-dee-ay! Please excuse the obvious song parody from such a classic movie. But that’s exactly how you may feel if you are selected as one of the nine testers for Cleveland Golf’s new Zip Core wedges. These wedges have a lot of technology going on besides the two extra grooves Cleveland has placed on the face. So yes, you will get more spin, but also more consistency. Testers Wanted We are looking for TEN dedicated golfers who will provide an in depth 4 to 6-week commitment to testing a Zip Core wedge in the loft of your choice. Testing is open to golfers who reside in the US. How to Apply In a post below, please provide the following information. First name/City State Current Wedge Played Loft You would Choose That's it, we'll be choosing the testers late next week, so check back to see if you have been selected!
  8. Driver: Taylormade m5 9.0 - Tensei Orange TX 60g 3 wood: Taylormade m5 3 wood - stock Tensei orange 75g x stiff Driving iron: Srixon ZU65 20 degree - Miyazacki tour issue blue 7x x stiff shaft. 4 iron: Mizuno mp20 HMB - KBS Ctaper lite x 5-PW: MP18 blades - KBS Ctaper x stiff (3 and 4 iron taken out) Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM6 50 54 58 black finish - KBS C taper X and S in lob wedge. Putter: Evnroll ER2 34 inch Ball: Bridgestone tour BXS Think that works out to being 3 Mygolfspy winners in the bag? Correct me if I'm wrong! (Disclaimer the picture is slightly old)
  9. I tried it last year, but it didn't work for me. Granted, I am a high-handicapper; so I'm not discounting that this is part of the problem. I tried it for 3 separate 1/2-hour sessions, and I don't think I hit one decent pitch shot onto the green in all that time. Seems like on every shot I either popped it up short, or bladed it thru the green. The company was good, though, and quickly granted me a refund. In retrospect, I'm thinking a 65-degree wedge was too much for me. I understand they have 2 less lofted versions, but I guess I'm a little gun-shy about trying them.
  10. Just wanted to show a customs wedge I got for my dad for fathers day
  11. I decided to use this down time to get the tools and materials necessary to stamp my wedges. I got a 1/8" letter/number stamp set, small (3") anvil, oil-based paint pens and acetone (to clean off paint). I plan to experiment on some old wedges before I do anything to the gamers. Has anyone does this and have any advice or "lessons learned" to help guide me?
  12. So I was pretty surprised when I found out: (1) that nearly everyone slept on my man Koepka, and (2) I won a Wilson FG Tour wedge for my second place finish in the PGA championship giveaway. I have not swung a Wilson club in while, and I was intrigued to see how their wedge would stack up against my current gamers - which are the Titleist Vokey SM5's. Full disclosure - my current wedges have pretty much lost their spin and I am in the market for some new wedges, so this couldn't have come at a better time. Luckily, I was able to fully customize the wedge to my specs and order the proper loft, length, lie, grind and custom stamping. I ended up going with the Wilson FG Tour, 58 degree, standard length, 1 degree flat, traditional grind, and stamped "MD2" (I wasn't really sure what to do there and panicked - these are basically just my initials). Oh! I also got the shaft in a S+ KBS rev, which was really clutch because I play S+ KBS C-Tapers. I went with the traditional grind because, on occasion, I've been hitting my L-Gring lob wedge a little fat and course conditions are soft where I play in the north east. My first impression regarding the look of this wedge was that it is super-clean. The lines are nice and the head is compact. The satin finish also has a matte-quality so that it won't create a glare in the sun. I personally feel that the club looks very inviting to hit, and I felt confident at address. One thing that I noticed was that the weighting of this club feels heavier than my Vokey's. I didn't weigh them so I can't confirm this to an absolute fact, but at least to me, they feel heavier. That being said, I don't think that is a negative and I think that the club feels really solid overall. I was able to control shots and work the ball both ways, and even flight shots as need be. I have also posted some pictures below of the impact of the shots. As you can see, the face definitely has some grip to it and the balls were checking up pretty nicely. I toe'd a shot, as you can see, and the club was pretty forgiving - flying about 95% of the way to the target. Another interesting thing to note is that I hit this club against my 54 degree Vokey and was flying it the exact same distance despite it being 4 degrees weaker... So do with that information what you may. I don't necessarily subscribe to more distance is always better, but facts are facts. As you can tell I was hitting off of synthetic turf in the pictures below, but I also hit some shots out of the rough and sand (though not pictured because it was getting dark). I actually think that the (perceived) heavier weight was advantageous in rough and sand , as the club was able to glide through tougher lies without getting caught up. All in all I am very happy with this club. I am very impressed with the look, feel and playability and am leaning towards ordering a 54 and be done with my search to replace my current wedges. Thanks again to MyGolfSpy and Wilson for the opportunity, I'll check in and answer any additional questions that anyone might have.
  13. Hi fellow Golfers, I took up golf less than a year ago and picked up some beautiful brand-new wedges toward the end of summer 2019 from American Golf, which is the largest golfing retailer here in the UK (see pics below). As the pitching wedge in my iron set (Cleveland CG-16) is 44° loft I decided to evenly space out my wedges to minimise gaps. I got matching 48°, 52° and 58° so i have the flexibility in my set to learn a range of shots and decide which work best for me as my game develops. They are by a company called Benross - I'm not sure of they are only available in the UK - and seem to do a wide range of products from a full range of clubs to bags and apparel. They were really cheap at around £35 (GBP) each, which is incredible considering they have KBS shafts and Lamkin grips as standard! I basically bought an entire brand new wedge set for the price of less than one premium wedge. Good value? Let's see... I've since used them at the ranges at least 20 times and played a dozen rounds too. I rely mostly on the 52° as that is the one I can play the widest variety of shors with and feel most comfortable with, and only over use the 58° to get out of trouble or play the shortest of lobs - which is very rare as I play safe wherever possible. What I have found is that the superficial layer, possibly paint, has started to chip off on the 58° wedge (see image below). It's been cared for and not abused, which leads me to wonder whether it's a quality issue... My question is this: are my expectations too high of budget equipment? Should the finish have lasted a little longer? Would a more expensive wedge such as a Vokey or Cleveland do the same?
  14. How's your short game? These 4 spies are about to find out.... Let's congratulate these 4 spies and follow along as they give these a thorough workout: @MDGolfHacker @Apes44 @goaliewales14 @Smellis745 Official announcement here: https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/32400-4-testers-wanted-cleveland-rtx-4-wedges/?do=findComment&comment=558847 (4) TESTERS Wanted Cleveland RTX 4 Wedges If you do something once and it works well, then why not do it a second, third and now even a fourth time? Makes sense right? Well that must be what the club designers at Cleveland Golf think. A company that knows a thing or two about wedges, has stuck with a successful formula in the RTX line. Without changing the by now well known RTX name, Cleveland has certainly added what it feels are some enhancements to make the wedge even better than before. What are those changes and how do they perform? Well that's where four trusted forum members will come in, as they will be chosen to test, review and keep two wedges in the RTX 4 lineup. You will be able to choose which two lofts you would like to test and which of the three finishes you'd like. . How to Enter: It's Simple First and Foremost, DO NOT Quote This Post in Your Reply Per manufacturers request this testing is open to all US Residents In a post below list the following information. First Name/State Handicap Current Brand Wedges Played Your favorite type of wedge shot That's it. We'll be selecting the testers next week. So be sure and check back to see if you were selected
  15. 50-12, 54-12, AND 60-14 Used 3 times. $300.00 for the 3.
  16. I used it for a couple rounds and beginning to realize I'm just to used to my old set of wedges. 60° 12° (Bounce) Ordered straight from Callaway for 190+shipping $150 obo
  17. Just to share my experience with NSPro Modus 105 Wedge Shaft. This shaft is made softer in flex considering the nature of wedge play. However, the heavier weight of wedge head adds up to the flexibility and makes the shaft feel flimsy at full swing. For information, I am using Vokey SM5 and 716 MB. I wonder how Modus 105 Stiff and Modus 120 Stiff function in wedges. Welcoming inputs. Thanks.
  18. I'm slowly replacing an old knock-off set of clubs I bought years ago, and finally bought irons - my PW in the set is 43deg. I know the theory that wedges should be every 4deg, but I just bought a 50deg SM6 to fill a gap in my current set for $100 through Dick's over the big sale weekend and would hate to replace it already. So, what's in your bag?
  19. Callaway Sure Out Wedge review by Kenny B First, a little about me and my golf game… I will be 71 next month. I've been playing golf since I gave up softball, volleyball, and basketball in the early 1990's. I needed something to play that didn't hurt my ever-aching body. Well, golf isn't quite it, but it's probably better for me than gin rummy, shuffleboard, and naps. Like most people that take up golf, I sliced, then sliced some more. After a couple of years, I made the decision to learn to hit the ball straight or give up the game. I took lessons (should have done that in the beginning); single plane swing lessons. My swing got better and so did my handicap, dropping from 20-something to low teens. What was holding me up then was my short game. I had “hands of stone” according to my club pro. Stabbing at chips and poor speed control with the putter. So, I spent a LOT of time around the practice green. My putting improved first, since the more time I spent on the greens, the more comfortable I felt stroking a putt. About 3 years ago I started looking at the hole when putting, and I went from a decent putter to a good putter (at least in my mind, but that's another story). While my putting improved several years ago, good wedge play was more difficult. On the green every putt has the same lie and it's just a matter of getting the correct line and the correct speed (heard someone on the Golf Channel say that once; he's correct by the way!). Around the green, chipping is very different; good lies, bad lies, tight lies, short rough, long rough, uphill, downhill, sidehill, etc. I didn't have much confidence; I knew I wasn't a good chipper, and I usually didn't disappoint myself. Enter my SCOR wedges… for some reason the SCORs seem to work better for me than any other wedge I had tried. My brand new Vokeys went to the garage. About that same time I moved to a more upscale muni that has a good practice area, I retired from my job, and I spent a lot of time working on my short game. Maybe it was the SCORs, maybe it was just more practice time, but probably a little of both but my short game improved. OK, let's get to the sand wedge. My old golf course had no bunkers, so no practice there. When I traveled to other courses, I struggled in the sand. Even though I play “bunker avoidance”, it was inevitable that I would be in one. My current course has many bunkers on the course, and a practice geenside bunker. In the past two years I have worn out my SCOR 54* in those bunkers, and honestly, I am not much better out of the sand now then I was before I joined. So, I started looking for an alternative sand wedge. We have all seen the big bounce wedges on GC commercials; XE-1, C3i, and in stores my favorite was always the Cleveland Smart Sole. Last year, Callaway came out with the Sure Out wedge, a takeoff of the Ben Hogan Sure Out. Callaway worked with Hank Haney in the design of this new wedge. On a trip to Portland, Oregon in February, I stopped at Dick's Sporting Goods because I had an old gift card and decided to give the Callaway Sure Out a try. The Sure Out comes in 56*, 58*, 60* and 64*. Dick's only had the 58* and 64* in stock. I bought the 58*. I have played with this club for about 6 weeks now with a lot of sand practice. All pictures shown in this review were taken last week, and the wear is very reasonable for the number of shots. The shine has worn off. Test Results Before I took the Sure Out onto the course, I spent a couple of hours hitting the wedge out of various lies around and in the practice bunker. The first thing I noticed was the Sure Out has grooves all the way across the face of the club, similar to the Callaway PM Grind wedge. It also has some relief in the hosel area which should make it less likely to hit sh@nks. The second thing I noticed was the Sure Out is heavier and shorter with a more upright lie angle than my SCORs, which is understandable since I ordered my SCORS 1” long and 2* flat. I didn't have a problem; I'm just stood closer to the ball which might be a good thing. The third thing I noticed was the ball flies higher and shorter with the same swing. My 58* SCOR has a more penetrating flight than the 58* Sure Out. I probably should have ordered the 56* Sure Out, since I want to use this wedge to replace my 54* SCOR. I will NOT be replacing my 58* SCOR with this wedge; I love my SCOR, but this Sure Out has some great features. I can hit the Sure Out from any lie around the green, even tight lies. I was a little concerned about the big bounce not working on our hard turf, but as long as the attack angle is steep, it will do the job. However, I would always use my SCOR for that shot anyway. In rough the Sure Out is amazing, so effortless to dig the ball out. I would use this wedge for rough over my SCOR. Well, what about the sand?? Being a muni, the sand at my course is not what you would find at a resort or private club. The Sure Out worked well for any sand shot I attempted. Like they say in the C3i wedge commercial, “Not one of them stayed in the bunker. They all came out.” I like this club!! I took my 54* SCOR out of the bag, mainly because I didn't want to use it while I was testing the Sure Out but also because I need my 58* SCOR for many shots around the green. Since the Sure Out is now the club that goes the shortest distance, I have a yardage gap between my 58* SCOR and my 50* SCOR, but I have been able to manage it by varying shots with my 50*. I rarely ever use my 54* SCOR for full shots anyway. Tips for playing this type of wedge are correct when they say to play square to the ball. I tried setting up open like for a regular wedge, and the ball goes in the direction of setup. Just setup square and make a swing. It doesn't get any easier than that. Play the ball back in your stance and the shot is lower and carries further; play the ball forward in your stance and the ball flies higher and shorter. I won't say that this club will be great for everyone. If you are good with traditional wedges, I wouldn't bother with any of these big flanged wedges. They are a specialty club. However, if you struggle to get out of bunkers, you should seriously consider getting one of these types of wedges… or take a bunch of bunker lessons!! Oh BTW, I haven't hit a sh@nk with it… yet! I will keep this Callaway Sure Out in my bag for now. I may look at replacing it with a 56* in the future. I certainly don't need any higher lofted wedge; this 58* goes plenty high for all the shots I need. If you have any questions, I will be happy to try to answer them.
  20. I've not seen anyone review those anywhere on the net so I thought I'll bite the bullet and do it myself. If you have any questions - just ask. As you know, with PXG price is a bit of an issue. Those will cost you £695-1100 in the UK per wedge. Whenever or not someone wants to pay it, afford it, sees value for money is up to the individual and I won't be discussing it here. As long as you're comfortable with being called a Sugar Daddy it's a pretty nice looking head. You can see that there has been no expense spared in making of this club. The finish is much more matte than the 0311, the deep grooves on the bounce are reminiscent of a mix between white gold and Damascus steel. As far as I'm aware those are the _only_ 100% milled wedges, and the quality just shows. Anyway - I got it as a ‘lower' bounce option for when I play courses with a lot of tight lies, and having played it for the first time yesterday… It does feel different. I didn't have the time to check it out on my launch monitor but the ball has more spin. My ball bit the green and rolled back about 3 feet. It never happened to me before to get so much backspin. The feeling is a little bit more ‘solid' than the previous PXG wedges. It's super easy to open a little bit with the grind. The feel is so buttery soft. And it played awesome. I've hit pitch shots, lob shots and out of bunkers. It worked so well that if I was to choose - I'd keep the Sugar Daddy in 56 vs a 54 + 58 in the 0311. I play my 54 as 3/4 shot from 75y and the 56 was still spot on. On the short game practice area I've hit 20 balls from 70/50/20 yards over a bunker and most of my balls were dancing nicely on the green, with mostly being within 3 feet. My only problem with it, as with all the PXG clubs - they show use instantly. I mean instantly. They get dinged up, rust etc… but I guess thats what you have to deal with when you get such soft steel. And the difference in colour between the 0311 and 0311T wedge is annoying too, as I have the whole PXG bag and it just looks annoying to have 1 different wedge Anyway - as far as wedges go - those are brilliant and a solid **4.75/5**
  21. I golfed many years ago but took about 20 years off. I got back into it about 3 years ago due to a bad hip and not being able to play other sports requiring running etc. I am 6'5" and was fitted for clubs last year. I was told that everything I needed was pretty standard with the exception of needing +1" club length. I wanted to keep the cost down on this first set of clubs so I purchased a set of Adams Speedline because they came in +1" out of the box. My plan after golfing for a couple more years is to get fitted again and get a custom set. I just didn't want to invest in a set while in learning mode (not that I'll ever stop learning). My handicap since starting to use the clubs last year has gone from +20 to 11.3. With all that being said. I need to add a gap or lob wedge to my bag and I'm not sure what to get. I am pretty good with my PW from 100-50 yards but need something when I get closer. My research has left me confused with things like bounce, grind, loft etc. I am leaning towards a 58 or 60 degree but the rest has me baffled. Help!
  22. I have started to consider putting a 62* wedge in my bag. I currenlty have 4 wedges, 46* PW, 50* GW, 54* SW, 58* LW but my 3/4 LW goes 65 yards. I really don't like to hit 1/2 wedge shots because they are very difficult for me to pull off. Does anyone carry 5 wedges? Have you seen any benefit to it? What club did you take out to add the 5th wedge?
  23. Hello to all. I'm Italian and my name is Aurelio. I live in the Marche region, a wonderful place with a population of 1,500,000 inhabitants (Ancona, Loreto, Sirolo, Numana, Recanati, Urbino, Jesi, Macerata, Ascoli Piceno ....) but, unfortunately, with a single 18 holes golf course (Conero golf club). I play golf from 6 years but I was also very much interested in the equipments and technology, where you Americans are the undisputed masters. I hope you bear with me for my bad English.
  24. Hello folks, new guy here, I have finally decided to buy a new set of irons this summer after gaming the same set for ~15 years. Have never been fitted for irons either. Primarily looking at Titleist AP2/CB, Mizuno H5/MP-15, or the new Hogan hi/PTx (always admired the Hogan Apex Plus). I am not an equipment junkie so I am really going to take my time with this decision. I am an ok ball striker with a horrible mental game. My current set has 4* gaps with a 48* PW which gives me 3 wedges up to 60* (love my 60*, too much probably). I spoke with a Mizuno fitter who was really surprised that I would want to bend every iron to keep my current specs. He said it just wasn't modern. Modern meaning 46*PW. I really like having a uniform progression up to 60* (perhaps my attraction to the new Hogan philosophy). It works really well with my distances so that my 8i (40*) goes 150y. Distance isn't as big of a concern as constant yardage gaps for me. I realize this is probably an old and tired question, but how do you folks deal with the new 'modern' lofts? Do you bend them? Carry wedges with larger degree gasps (assuming you want a 60* wedge)? Am I missing something? Please educate this equipment dinosaur.
  25. Anyone using yet? I have the SM5s and recently got a Callaway MD3 just to try something different. However, I keep hitting it thin and I'm thinking maybe the weight feels slightly different and I'm not used to it. (I have the same shaft in it as the Titleists). Anyway, I hit the SM6 a little in the shop and it seems solid. I think the head is slightly smaller than the SM5? I'm not that good a wedge player, so giving up hitting surface might not be a good idea. Anybody seeing a discernible difference between SM5 and SM6?
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