Five new wedges designed to enhance your short-game control.
New regulations on
take effect next
January for pros like Phil Mickelson (it'll be 2014 for high-level
amateurs and 2024 for "casual"
players). Specifically, the cross sectional area must have a
smaller width and depth, and
groove-edge sharpness must be
rounder than current U-grooves.
So how does it affect you?
Starting in 2011, companies
must only make clubs with the
"new" groove. (Firms can sell an
existing model next year until
it's out of stock.) Casual players
should consider the following
options: Stick with your current
wedges; stock up on wedges
(like the ones here) that feature
existing U-grooves; or switch
to wedges with new-for-2010
grooves that produce less "bite"
on shots from the rough.