Scor Scor4161 Wedges
Price: $149, steel; $164, graphite
WE TESTED: 43°, 47°, 51°, 55°, 59° with Genius 12 KBS Tour steel shaft; 42°, 46°, 50°, 54°, 58° with Genius 7 UST Mamiya graphite shaft
KEY TECHNOLOGIES: High bounce toward the leading edge and low bounce in the rear accommodate various lies and turf conditions.
PLAYABILITY: Beveled sole can do it all; slides through sand and rough without digging; generates plenty of spin around the greens; flop shots are a breeze; easy to flight down.
DISTANCE CONTROL: Best in the test -- so easy to dial in for shots large or small; excellent from the fairway; markings on the grip help testers who choke down to gain consistency; reliable on chips.
FEEL: Perfectly weighted head flows through impact; crisp, consistent feel on all shots.
LOOK: Old school, compact shape with a smooth, satin finish; lower lofts are true blades, with thin soles and toplines.
Firmer feel than some testers prefer -- can be a little hot on delicate shots; a few higher-handicappers find the blade-like short iron replacements won't coddle you on mis-hits.
BOTTOM LINE: The top-rated wedges tested. A versatile, fun family of scoring clubs that make testers reconsider their current wedges as well as their short irons.
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