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Sorry if this was a "click bait" of sorts. but I don't have the wedge nor do I know how it performs.. YET

I just placed the order today for a 56/12. I'll be pulling a TT DG Spinner shaft out of my current 52* since it isn't ever used and the grip is like brand new. It will be interesting to see how this wedge holds up to the Bridgestone Tour B XW-1's I've been gaming for the past 2 years. 

I've mentioned in other threads that due to the COVID-19 restrictions, I've been playing quite a few walking rounds (no pull cart). In effort to shed some extra weight in my bag, I've taken out my 52* and 60*. The 52* was hardly ever played but I wasn't sure how I could live without my 60*. To my amazement, I found that I was able to control the 56* very well and its versatility fills every gap the 60* left behind. from the GW website, it looks like the grind would be fairly similar to the Bridgestone "Dual Grind" which definitely aids to its versatility. My goal is to see if it's possible to live with just 1 wedge in my bag to 1. simplify my options and 2. to inspire a little more creativity in my wedge game. 

 

Hopefully in a  week or so, I'll have some unboxing and build pics to share. 

For now, this is the combo that I'm looking at

 

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They look pretty sexy in the bag also 🙂

So I took the late plunge on these because I had a set of Xcaliber Spin Wedge shafts on the way. After all these years I have never tinkered with them. I ordered the 52 and the 56. First off they are

I ordered the kit and assembled this myself. Just the basic kit with the TT Score shaft. I wanted this to match the weight of my iron shafts. It feels like a...shaft. Feels like the TT DG 115 shafts.

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I look forward to your opinions of the TSW after building a set of TS1s I'm missing a 50* in ym bag and also thinking of balancing my wedges to 50,54,58 compared to 50 56 60 I feel like i have a huge gap from 50 to 56.

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I look forward to your opinions of the TSW after building a set of TS1s I'm missing a 50* in ym bag and also thinking of balancing my wedges to 50,54,58 compared to 50 56 60 I feel like i have a huge gap from 50 to 56.
I've got the shaft pulled and waiting to be installed. Club should be here on Saturday!

the more I practice, the luckier I seem to get..

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Ok so I've defeated my own purpose by posting pics on some other threads before first dedicating them to this one.. oh the shame 🤦‍♂️

I got the head and ferrule in the mail at about 1 pm yesterday. I was able to get everything glued up to set and cure over night.


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It's the next day and the club is cured and ready for action.

Here are some profile comparisons.

This is a side by side with my current Bridgestone Tour B XW-1 56/14°. As you can see, the profile is just a hair more compact. The Bridgestone wasn't a shovel by any means.

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This is a lineup of 3 different brands of wedges to show how the TSW compares to some better known brands. I know the Honma is. 50° and isn't a direct match up but I've liked the shape so I thought I'd include it.

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So I was able to take this beauty out to the course.

I am elated to report that all expectations were met and exceeded!

I was able to use for a number of full and partial approach shots as well as a couple of bunker up and downs. The balance, feel, turf interaction, look at address, and all of the above just worked flawlessly.

The ball was stopping on a dime from 3/4 to full shots. In Arizona, that's almost unheard-of. And from just off the green, the ball would check with limited roll out so controlling the outcome was very easy.

Oh, and let me not forget to mention that while I did bring my 60°, I didn't feel the need to use it at all. The versatility of this particular club was all that I could hope for. After today, I'm very heavily considering dropping the other wedges permanently. Or at the most, keep the Bridgestone in the bag for hitting off of "less than desirable" surfaces.

Was hitting shots like these from 115 yds on in all day.

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Another profile comparison to perhaps a more well-known wedge.

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It really looks nice. Did you get to take any full swings from a fairway or tight lie?

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44 minutes ago, bens197 said:

It really looks nice. Did you get to take any full swings from a fairway or tight lie?

Oh I had plenty. Nearly every approach was within 120 yds. Probably a good half of them were full to 3/4 swings. A lot of those were from a tight fairway lie. A few from the rough.

Some just off the green. 

I'm not a heavy digger but I do take a divot on full shots. The grind and wider sole seemed to work really well for all lies.

There really wasn't any shot this thing couldn't handle. 

My full swing distance is around 115 yds. 

I really like the leading edge. I prefer a more square edge but understand how a rounded edge can be helpful. There is just a slight bit of rounding but hardly noticeable.. so best of both worlds imo. Also, I'll add that with the higher bounce at 12° it still sits flush to the ground without the edge being raised up. 

 

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38 minutes ago, azstu324 said:

Oh I had plenty. Nearly every approach was within 120 yds. Probably a good half of them were full to 3/4 swings. A lot of those were from a tight fairway lie. A few from the rough.

Some just off the green. 

I'm not a heavy digger but I do take a divot on full shots. The grind and wider sole seemed to work really well for all lies.

There really wasn't any shot this thing couldn't handle. 

My full swing distance is around 115 yds. 

I really like the leading edge. I prefer a more square edge but understand how a rounded edge can be helpful. There is just a slight bit of rounding but hardly noticeable.. so best of both worlds imo. Also, I'll add that with the higher bounce at 12° it still sits flush to the ground without the edge being raised up. 

 

The compact look resembles the Hogan equalizers a little bit.  Thanks for the write up, I’m ordering a 58 tonight for fun. 

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The compact look resembles the Hogan equalizers a little bit.  Thanks for the write up, I’m ordering a 58 tonight for fun. 
Awesome! Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it. You ordering a full club or piecing it together?

Originally I was going to take the same approach and take a step back on all of my wedges going 50°, 54°, and 58° from 52°, 56°, and 60° BUT I just had so much success and yesterday's round was testament to me that less is more with a good solid 56°. I may actually still carry my Bridgestone 56° and use for rocky bunkers, or crap lies that can potentially destroy a club.

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@azstu324 thanks for the write up and photos. The shape seems very similar to the Mack Daddy and Bridgestone. Glad to hear it performed so well. 

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1 hour ago, azstu324 said:

Awesome! Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it. You ordering a full club or piecing it together?

Originally I was going to take the same approach and take a step back on all of my wedges going 50°, 54°, and 58° from 52°, 56°, and 60° BUT I just had so much success and yesterday's round was testament to me that less is more with a good solid 56°. I may actually still carry my Bridgestone 56° and use for rocky bunkers, or crap lies that can potentially destroy a club.

the more I practice, the luckier I seem to get..
 

I have a modus 115 wedge shaft that I’ll use 😊

 

if it’s better than the Hi Toe then I’ll have a new lob...I’ve been a 58 guy more than a 60 and if this feels and plays anything like the TS1 set, it won’t surprise me to see it earn a slot in the bag. 

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Here are some additional pics showing the grind pattern, sole camber, and leading edge.. for those who are interested.

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That's a really good looking club.

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So I went ahead and bought a 52 / 58 to go with the Modus 115 wedge shaft. I built them up sooner than expected, thanks in part to Golfworks and the USPS 2 day Priority shipping for $1.99.

So without further adieu, here they are...Initial thoughts?  I love the headshape. Rounded teardrop and a very compact toe to heel. Looks play such a large part in confidence and they really catch my eye.
 

The feel has been very pleasant thus far. I haven’t come close to putting them through the paces so as far as initial yard-work shots go, the sole is very versatile.  Playing the ball down as well as floating on taller grass, the club plays well with the turf. 
 

 

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So I went ahead and bought a 52 / 58 to go with the Modus 115 wedge shaft. I built them up sooner than expected, thanks in part to Golfworks and the USPS 2 day Priority shipping for $1.99.
So without further adieu, here they are...Initial thoughts?  I love the headshape. Rounded teardrop and a very compact toe to heel. Looks play such a large part in confidence and they really catch my eye.
 
The feel has been very pleasant thus far. I haven’t come close to putting them through the paces so as far as initial yard-work shots go, the sole is very versatile.  Playing the ball down as well as floating on taller grass, the club plays well with the turf. 
 
 
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The shape, profile, top line, turf interaction, feel, and performance is as good as any $200 wedge.

Stellar job on the build! Love the ferrule choice!

the more I practice, the luckier I seem to get..

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2 minutes ago, azstu324 said:

The shape, profile, top line, turf interaction, feel, and performance is as good as any $200 wedge.

Stellar job on the build! Love the ferrule choice!

the more I practice, the luckier I seem to get..
 

Thx Stu. I have to agree on all counts. 
 

And to the color-way, my irons are Bills R/W/B so I had to give a little tribute to my Buffalo Sabres. 😊

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50 minutes ago, bens197 said:

So I went ahead and bought a 52 / 58 to go with the Modus 115 wedge shaft. I built them up sooner than expected, thanks in part to Golfworks and the USPS 2 day Priority shipping for $1.99.

So without further adieu, here they are...Initial thoughts?  I love the headshape. Rounded teardrop and a very compact toe to heel. Looks play such a large part in confidence and they really catch my eye.
 

The feel has been very pleasant thus far. I haven’t come close to putting them through the paces so as far as initial yard-work shots go, the sole is very versatile.  Playing the ball down as well as floating on taller grass, the club plays well with the turf. 
 

 

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I'm going to have to get one made to give it a shot these look beautiful 

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22 minutes ago, tommc23 said:

I'm going to have to get one made to give it a shot these look beautiful 

I was really surprised when I opened it up today. For $40/head it’s worth a shot. 

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