Beginning on January 1, 2011, club manufacturers will no longer be allowed to make wedges that feature aggressive "pre-2010" grooves. But that doesn't prohibit everyday golfers from stockpiling or using these spin-friendly clubs until 2024, when they'll no longer conform under USGA guidelines.
Like so many wedge offerings before it, MacGregor's VIP has maximum-spin grooves (see sidebar below). Its rough, semicircular textured surface (created through a micro-milling process) keeps the ball from sliding up the clubface, thus imparting more spin and stopping power.
Available in a standard chrome or black PVD chrome finish, the VIP wedges are forged from soft 1025 carbon steel for enhanced feel and better consistency on scoring shots. The wedges come in five loft (52°, 54°, 56°, 58° and 60°) and bounce combinations (from 6° to 12°) to suit a variety of playing conditions.