Wedges

no club is made to more ex­act­ing spec­i­fi­ca­tions. time to give your short game the re­spect it de­serves

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No club is made to more ex­act­ing spec­i­fi­ca­tions. Time to give your short game the re­spect it de­serves.

call­away macK daddy 4

Spin tech­nol­ogy and fit­ting op­tions de­fine wedge per­for­mance. Few are milling this area (lit­er­ally) like Call­away. There are two types of milled grooves de­pend­ing on the loft, plus a new process for cre­at­ing sur­face fric­tion be­tween those grooves. In­stead of cut­ting into the flat sur­face be­tween grooves, the MD4 mills ridges that rise from the sur­face to cre­ate more con­tact points for spin on the short­est shots. As for fit­ting, the MD4 has more op­tions than ever (21) across nine lofts with four sole grinds.

com­ments ( L) You can hit those bounce-bounce-check shots eas­ily. ( M) I like how the bounce lets this club set up flat be­hind the ball. ( H) It has a sand­pa­per-like face that puts great ac­tion on the ball. Demo this club at eGolf Me­ga­s­tore, or buy on­line at egolfmega­s­tore.ae

cleve­land cbX

ver­dict Cleve­land’s re­sponse to the tra­di­tion­ally com­plex wedge mar­ket is to make a club that com­ple­ments the irons most av­er­age golfers buy. The pro­gres­sive head shapes—iron-like in the low lofts and wedge-like in the higher lofts—help th­ese wedges fit in with the rest of your irons. That’s in ad­di­tion to the lighter shaft, the perime­ter weight­ing to help for­give­ness and a wide, playable sole. For good mea­sure, the CBX adds its top-shelf groove tech­nol­ogy and mi­cro-milled sur­face-rough­ness de­sign.

com­ments ( L) Maybe the looks aren’t for you, but there’s noth­ing you can’t do well with it around the green. ( M) The big sole can es­cape any sand sit­u­a­tion. ( H) You can chunk this and still get it on the green. Demo this club at eGolf Me­ga­s­tore, or buy on­line at egolfmega­s­tore.ae

cleve­land rtX- 3

ver­dict Feel is one of the must-haves in wedge de­sign. But for Cleve­land, “feel” isn’t some vague emo­tional paradigm. It’s science. Specif­i­cally, the cen­ter of grav­ity aligns with the cen­ter of the face, thanks to a weight-sav­ing hosel de­sign. This cen­ters the head’s mass for more con­sis­tent feel. It also im­proves dis­tance con­trol, ac­cu­racy and spin. Much of that ex­tra spin comes from a new groove de­sign (nar­rower and deeper for bet­ter ac­tion from the rough) and sur­facer­ough­ness treat­ments op­ti­mised by loft.

com­ments ( L) The shot I see in my mind is the shot I hit. Ver­sa­tile, too. ( M) The ball just comes off the face softly, with con­trol. ( H) The fin­ish re­duces glare. Head re­sponds to all my lit­tle ad­just­ments. Demo this club at eGolf Me­ga­s­tore, or buy on­line at egolfmega­s­tore.ae

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