CALLAWAY MACK DADDY FORGED
PRICE R2 499 PERFORMANCE ★★ ★ ★ ½ INNOVATION ★★ ★ ½
VERDICT Wedge designer Roger Cleveland solicited input from elite players, leading to a focus on improving control. The more compact shape’s straight leading edge is easier to manipulate. A progressively higher centre of gravity as the lofts increase helps shots launch lower, and a new groove pattern adds a scoreline near the leading edge for additional grab. One final pitch to the elite player: It’s forged from soft 1025c carbon steel.
COMMENTS (L) Nice thump in the bunker with a consistent amount of sand. (M) That heavier feel made for good turf interaction. (H) Contact was solid and controllable.