Hence why so many TOUR players prefer the flex setup. Mid bounce wedges range between about 7-10 and are most played on firm to normal turf.
Soft carbon steel is either forged or cast into the desired shape then a thin layer of hard chrome is applied.
Why do tour players use raw wedges. A Static grind is a very versatile grind which is used more and more by Tour playersnot to be confused with the static bounce angle even though a static grind begins with a static angle. Many Tour pros and better players prefer raw wedges that over time experience some corrosion which keeps the face roughness fairly high. Then amateurs want to play what the pros play so the manufacturer sells them non plated.
Why do pros use raw wedges. Gap wedges virtually a must for tour pros can greatly benefit everyday players. Also one can grind them more easily for making those adjustment pros are used to getting for instance when Bob Vokey made my last set of RAW wedges we made the topline thinner and did all sorts of things that one could not as easily do with the Tour Chrome or.
When I use a softer flex for players in wedges its usually to provide better feel and consistency for partial shots Cronkright said. Go to any tour event and youll see plenty of rusted wedges. For many years many golfers believed that the rust on the clubs would produce more spin than a smooth finished wedge surface.
Because tour players rarely play stock grind and a grind on chrome wedge looks bad. The reasons why players love raw wedges is aesthetically the way it looks its going to have a natural coloration or patina over time. Many Tour pros and better players prefer raw wedges that over time experience some corrosion which keeps the face roughness fairly high.
For us on TOUR it gives us the ability to polish on. The patented sole on Feel Golfs wedges and irons are good example of what a static grind is and what it accomplishes in all types of lies and agronomy. As you can tell Vokey believes the best wedge set up for most players is to have a mixture of sole grinds and bounce angles in order to increase versatility in different playing conditions.
But usually it is totally inentional. Wedges – RTX Zipcore Raw 50 54 58 TTGDTI S400 1 flat Putters – Cameron Phantom 5xOdyssey Toulon Stroke Lab AustinOdyssey 2 Ball DFX TaylorMade Spider Tour BlackPing Anser FScotty Cameron TeI3 Sole Stamp Newport 2. This wedge bounce type is the most versatile for more players and can apply to a wide range of course conditions.
Wedge expert James Sieckmann joined GOLFs Fully Equipped podcast and explained why Tour players use wedges with flat lie angles. Where ya been bud. Another drawback is that they wear out faster than finished wedges in terms of face roughness and grooves.
Sometimes the rust is a result of a hard life spent splashing shots out of bunkers and pounding golf balls from the turf on ranges around the globe. Raw wedges where theres no plating or finish coating so rust can for on the heads surface are nothing new. Just because a club is rusted doesnt mean its old.
They use loft bounce trajectory and spin to vary their shots routinely. So pros play raw usually or non played wedge. Theyve thought about what wedgeclub combination helps their scoring the most and so should you.
Some longer hitters use three wedges some shorter hitters use four and vice-versa. Players tend to choose mid bounce wedges to create shots around the green as they help achieve exact distance and trajectory control. But some tour players find that the shiny chrome can be distracting in sunny conditions.
Callaway Mack Daddy 2 Tour Grind. Most premium traditionally designed muscleback wedges are made in roughly the same way. Tell me the last Cleveland wedge.
This club doesnt have the protective chrome finish so it will rust. Also why do pros use raw wedges. I think a major advantage of raw wedges are the reduced glare and the fact that you can sharpen the grooves without worrying about damaging the chrome or nickel coating again saving money from having to buy wedges all the time.
They use what works for them and theyve all got one thing in common. Many players play with a Raw finish. The Tour defines scrambling as The percent of time a player misses the green in regulation but still makes par or better In this story well take a look at the specific wedges the five best scramblers from last season were using as well as their scrambling percentages.
Rusty wedges appear in many a tour pros bag. And most of the major manufacturers in wedges have a raw finish offering that will rust over time. Another drawback is that they wear out faster than finished wedges in terms of face roughness and grooves.