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The re­cently re­leased Tour Pre­ferred EF wedge proved im­me­di­ately popular with Tay­lorMade’s tour pro­fes­sion­als

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The lat­est ad­di­tion toTay­lorMade Golf’s lineup is its Tour Pre­ferred EF wedge. In its press re­lease, Tay­lorMade states that the Tour Pre­ferred EF wedge “com­bines in­dus­try-first tech­no­log­i­cal ad­vance­ments with the metic­u­lous crafts­man­ship of renowned club designer Clay Long in a tour-val­i­dated wedge that de­liv­ers as­tound­ingly long-last­ing high-spin per­for­mance, ex­ceed­ing that of any wedge Tay­lorMade has ever cre­ated”.

The new wedge ap­pears to have found favour with Tay­lorMade’s staff pro­fes­sion­als Dustin John­son and Ser­gio Garcia, th­ese play­ers be­ing the first to add them to their bag just days af­ter view­ing the clubs.

Two weeks later, with three of the wedges in his bag, John­son won the WGC-Cadil­lac Cham­pi­onship. His per­for­mance re­sulted in other TM tour staffers re­quest­ing the op­por­tu­nity to test the clubs and it is an­tic­i­pated that many of them will switch to the EF.

Designer Clay Long, who is direc­tor of Prod­uct Cre­ation, Put­ters and Wedges for Tay­lorMade, said, “Elec­tro­form­ing de­liv­ers a con­sis­tent high-per­for­mance groove pat­tern that de­liv­ers in­cred­i­ble spin over the course of thou­sands of shots. To have our tour play­ers put the Tour Pre­ferred EF wedge into play im­me­di­ately af­ter see­ing them for the first time is a true tes­ta­ment to their per­for­mance.”

The Tour Pre­ferred EF wedge sees the in­tro­duc­tion of a pro­pri­etary electroformed (EF) nickel cobalt face. Nickel cobalt is re­mark­ably wear-re­sis­tant and durable; 50 per cent harder than car­bon steel. While sub­stan­tially harder, the Tour Pre­ferred EF wedge re­tains an in­cred­i­bly soft feel from the 1025 car­bon steel body, re­sult­ing in a per­fect blend of feel and per­for­mance.

Avail­able in two sole op­tions, the first is the Tour Grind, de­signed for the player who prefers a tra­di­tional, tour­proven sole de­sign. Avail­able in lofts of 47°, 50°, 52°, 54°, 56°, 58°, 60° and 62° with bounce op­tions from 8 to 15 de­grees, the Tour Grind de­sign fea­tures a re­fined shape with pro­gres­sive cam­ber and gen­er­ous heel re­lief. This al­lows for the ver­sa­til­ity of a C-grind on open-faced shots but re­tains the main sole sur­face for bet­ter per­for­mance on full swings and shots from the bunker.

The sec­ond op­tion is the ver­sa­tile ATV Grind. The new ATV Grind boasts a re­shaped sole that is slightly nar­rower than the orig­i­nal ATV wedge. The ATV Grind pro­motes less bounce on both chip and full shots whilst main­tain­ing higher bounce on open-face shots around the greens and from the sand.

The ATV Grind is avail­able in lofts of 52°, 54°, 56°, 58° and 60°. Both Grind op­tions fea­ture a KBS Tour shaft and are con­structed with 1025 Car­bon steel and in­clude aglare-re­duc­ing dark smoke PVD fin­ish.

Both mod­els of the Tour Pre­ferred EF wedge will be avail­able at a RRP of $259.

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