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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. 

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Super choice and great review! Ever since TXG showcased graphite shafts and their increase in feel and spin in the wedges, I've been tempted to try them out. 

I find that the grind is a perfect balance that should really suite 95% of the population. 

Maybe when they release their "raw" finish lineup here in a month or so, I'll have some built with graphite. 

:mizuno-small: STZ 9.5* / Fujikura MotoreX F3  
:cobra-small:  F6 3 Wood 14* / Fujikura MotoreX F1 
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post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411_thumb.jpg  TS-1 3 - P / TT DG 105 (S+) 
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411_thumb.jpg  TSW Wedges - 50/6 + 56/12
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Nice write up on the wedges!    👍

Modern Bag:  Sub70 849 Pro 9*, Hazrdous Smoke S Flex;  Titleist 915F 3w, Diamana S+ 70 S flex;  Snake Eyes 15*, & 23* Hybrids; Mizuno JPX 900 Forged 5 - PW, PX LZ 6.0;  Cleveland Tour Action 49*, 53*, 57*; PX LZ 6.5 ;  Ping Heppler Fetch;  Ball - Snell MTB-X; Bag - Sun Mountain H2NO 

Classic Bag:  Driver - Wilson Staff Persimmon; 3w - Hogan Speed Slot; 5w - Wilson Staff Tour Block; 3 - pw - Staff Dynapower; sw - Ram Tom Watson;  putter - bullseye standard or flange.

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18 hours ago, azstu324 said:

Super choice and great review! Ever since TXG showcased graphite shafts and their increase in feel and spin in the wedges, I've been tempted to try them out. 

I find that the grind is a perfect balance that should really suite 95% of the population. 

Maybe when they release their "raw" finish lineup here in a month or so, I'll have some built with graphite. 

 

 

Te grind performed very well out of the few wet spots i could find. Much better than my other wedges. I think the sole design is great for that. You have to work to dig with it so i think it's a very good option for players who tend to get too steep for sure. Haven't tested them put of a bu ker yet but i'm going to try next week if i can get in a round. 

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Cracked my phone screen last week so i apologize for the gross misspellings. Didn't proof read. 

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One of the nicest feeling and performing wedges I’ve ever used. Nice build, hope you enjoy them as much as guys here have. 

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New DRM finished TSW wedges and the HyWay utility club heads have finally arrived and in stock at Golfworks today.

I got to wait until next Friday to pull the trigger on a 52* DRM TSW wedge and 21* HyWay heads.

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Well I shared the article on Why/If you should carry a Specialty Wedge. he just doesn't get any spin around the green and every ball rolls 15+ ft past where I expect it to come to a stop. So I mentioned my experiences with Maltby and he proceeded to grab my wedge out of my bag and chip in the backyard for an hour. Well he proceeded to order the 50*TSW received it hit the range and ordered the 56*TSW (now in stock). Which talked me into testing my wedge gapping an ordered the 54 & 58* instead of the 50,56,60 gaps I currently have. 

The only concern I have is bounce options with the 54,58 from the looks I assume they are Forging the 52,56,60 and bending them 2 degrees strong to hit the other specs. Clubs should arrive the next few days and ill share some pics when they arrive.

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Driver:  Ben Hogan GS53
3W:  Callaway Big Bertha Steelhead 2
2i: Maltby KE4 FDI 
4-PW:  Maltby TS-1 - C-Taper 120g 
50º: Maltby TSW

56º:  Cleveland RTX-2 
60º: Maltby Tour Grind MG
Putter:  Odyssey White Hot RX 2-ball

Ball: Snell MTB X
Other: Arccos (first year lets see how it goes)
Handicap: 5.9  -  Best Score: 73 (1 over) Bryan Park - Players Course, Greensboro NC -2020

2020 MGS Forum Tester - Ben Hogan GS53 Driver

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59 minutes ago, pozzit said:

Well I shared the article on Why/If you should carry a Specialty Wedge. he just doesn't get any spin around the green and every ball rolls 15+ ft past where I expect it to come to a stop. So I mentioned my experiences with Maltby and he proceeded to grab my wedge out of my bag and chip in the backyard for an hour. Well he proceeded to order the 50*TSW received it hit the range and ordered the 56*TSW (now in stock). Which talked me into testing my wedge gapping an ordered the 54 & 58* instead of the 50,56,60 gaps I currently have. 

The only concern I have is bounce options with the 54,58 from the looks I assume they are Forging the 52,56,60 and bending them 2 degrees strong to hit the other specs. Clubs should arrive the next few days and ill share some pics when they arrive.

I really like my 54 out of the sand and my 58 works nicely too

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Just now, tommc23 said:

I really like my 54 out of the sand and my 58 works nicely too

Yea I have always had a 56 in the bag and that is my go to club I put a 60 in the bag 2 years ago and maybe use it 1 a round or less. So I'm hoping I can shift Sand shots and others to the 54 and the higher launch shots to 58. I have never felt comfortable with anything more then half swing with my 60.

Driver:  Ben Hogan GS53
3W:  Callaway Big Bertha Steelhead 2
2i: Maltby KE4 FDI 
4-PW:  Maltby TS-1 - C-Taper 120g 
50º: Maltby TSW

56º:  Cleveland RTX-2 
60º: Maltby Tour Grind MG
Putter:  Odyssey White Hot RX 2-ball

Ball: Snell MTB X
Other: Arccos (first year lets see how it goes)
Handicap: 5.9  -  Best Score: 73 (1 over) Bryan Park - Players Course, Greensboro NC -2020

2020 MGS Forum Tester - Ben Hogan GS53 Driver

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