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Have any of you sharpened your wedges before? If so what did you use to do it? Is it legal according to the USGA?

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Look up Hifrom groove sharpener on Amazon. It's a six head hand tool with all the different groove forms. There are other manufacturers that make the same thing. Roughly 8 to 16 bucks. 

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Golfworks (and I'm sure others) offers a regrooving service using a proper milling machine for what appears to be $12.99/club currently. This would likely be your best bet as they actually will machine the grooves/surface and not just scratch new grooves. I believe this should keep the club USGA legal as well but you would have to ask them. It does note if you have chrome heads that they will need to be stripped and re-chromed which adds about $60 to the total cost and they add about $30 for refinishing stainless. 

The hand tools may work if you're just looking for a quick improvement but beware that you need to ensure you're using the right tip for you're grooves and you may make your club non-conforming if you shave away too much. You also run the risk of making your faces look like garbage. It's easy to pull the tool past the groove onto the flat face and make deep scratches at the end of the grooves. It's also easy to make your grooves look a little uneven as the tool is totally dependent on the user's dexterity. 

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On 8/10/2020 at 3:56 PM, cciciora13 said:

Have any of you sharpened your wedges before? If so what did you use to do it? Is it legal according to the USGA?

I bought one of those sharpeners but it seems like Chinese junk. 

As long as you don't actually change the shape of the grooves then you are still legal. 

The sharpener really doesn't sharpen the grooves. It deburs the edges of flattened grooves that bent from being stuck repeatedly. 

I buy wedges from Golfworks so cheap that it is no big deal to just get new wedges instead of worrying about sharpening old ones.


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