ClubTest 2008: Wedges
GOLF Magazine asked players just like you to try and rate some of the newest wedges hitting pro shop shelves. See which was their favorite.
Callaway X-Forged (White Chrome)
We tested: 48°/10° (loft/bounce), 50°/12°, 52°/12°, 54°/14°, 56°/14°, 56°/14° MD, 58°/9° MD, 58°/10° MD, 60°/9° MD, 60°/10° MD, 62°/9° MD, 64°/9° MD in Callaway wedge steel shaft
Company line: "Forged 1020 carbon steel provides exceptional touch and feel. C-Grind sole allows for maximum shotmaking versatility in a variety of turf conditions. 'Mack Daddy' (MD) grooves have maximum depth and width for tour-level spin, trajectory and distance control."
Our Test Panel Says:
PROS: These make you want to practice your short game; dual grind sole makes it exceedingly easy to escape even buried bunker lies; superb feel from takeaway through impact, you're aware of the head without thinking about it; lots of spin puts you in attack mode from any condition; great stopping power; beautiful-looking.
CONS: A little more distance loss than you'd hoped for on slight off-center hits; some find the finish can cause glare.
"Works like a charm from all sorts of lies." Lee Neisler (3)
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