Callaway Forged Wedge

From GOLF Magazine ClubTest 2012 (June, 2012)
Category: Wedges
Price: $120

WE TESTED: 52°/10°, 54°/11°, 56°/11°, 60°/9° with True Temper Dynamic Gold steel shaft
KEY TECHNOLOGIES: A unique forging process allows for 21 tightly spaced grooves to improve spin and trajectory control. The “C-grind” sole design enables the face to be opened easily, for greater playability.

OUR TESTERS SAY: This club excels from the sand and looks sharp doing it.

PLAYABILITY: Testers can open the clubface without worrying about the heel sticking in the ground; it makes sand shots a breeze; good checking action on short shots.
DISTANCE CONTROL: Shots don’t spin excessively, making it easier to gauge yardage; dependable and true to the loft on solidly struck shots.
FEEL: Substantial feel and evenly balanced throughout the swing; good stability on full shots from the fairway or from tough lies.
LOOK: Unique finish is attractive; classic head shape with straight, sharp leading edge appeals to better players.

A few testers say flop shots are not as easy as they’d prefer; it’s minor, but some guys say the extra grooves detract from the overall visual package.

From Golf Magazine (December, 2011)

Designed by Roger Cleveland, these forged scoring clubs are built with 21 tightly spaced, conforming grooves, each of which has sharper edges than those found in previous models thanks to the forging process with which they’re made. A softer “C-Grind” sole shape and narrower sole width add versatility, making it easier for players to hit lob shots. These forgings are capped off with two new finishes: dark chrome or copper.