Its release season and today Callaway released new wedges. Its a continuation of the great Mack Daddy wedges. I will say I have the Mack Daddy 3 wedges and will be interested in these
Grooves on Grooves
Since the groove rule came into play manufacturers have been trying to increase spin. Cleveland has been adding what appeared to be grooves between the grooves to increase surface friction and increase spin.
This year it seems Callaway is out to do the same. In between grooves they are adding “microgrooves”. These increase spin giving the face more contact places with the ball.
They are also adding something called a “nip it groove” it sits very low on the face so when you catch it clean you will still get some spin. For me this won’t be called a nip it groove it will be called the ” I bladed it and I hope that groove spun it in the direction of the flag so it will stop and I wont have to do this again…. groove”
Grinds can be an important part of wedge design. They can help golfers hit certain shots. They can help out of the sand or with flop shots. Callaway offers 4 grooves including the new X Grind. Ill let Callaway take it from here.
C Grind: Increased relief, especially at the heel, making it easier to play shots with the face open. Ideal for medium-to-shallow attack angles or firm course conditions.
S Grind: Medium-width sole and moderate heel relief to keep the leading edge low through impact.
W Grind: The sole is wider at the center and toe and narrower at the heel. with moderate heel relief and generous front-to-back camber. It prevents digging without increasing bounce.
X Grind (new): Features a narrow, high-bounce crescent sole, with the low point near the front. Suited for moderate-to-steep attack angles and medium-to-soft course conditions
Overall I think these will be great. I love the red accents. The new X Grind looks intriguing as well. I’m excited to hit these at the show and give you feedback