Thanks CB. They are some pretty darn good looking wedges. I am interested to see how the 50* performs for me. I should be able to get it 125 yds if I hit it good, but more importantly, I want to use it for 95-115 yard shots. I think this should be the ideal club for these distances with 3/4 and smooth swings.Great stuff DD. Those are some great looking wedge and love the gapping you went with.
Nice Wedges ary! I held a 60 degree xFT in my hand today... I want!NO SLEEP TILL BROOKLYN....I MEAN ORLANDO!
Specs on the wedges:
54 degrees, 12 degrees of bounce, standard grind, 0.25 inches over standard length, standard lie, KBS Hi-Rev wedge flex shaft, Golf Pride VDR Red grip.
58 degrees, 12 degrees of bounce, C-grind, 0.25 inches over standard length, standard lie, KBS Hi-Rev wedge flex shaft, Golf Pride VDR Red grip.
I went with 2 wedges because I'm playing 54 and 58 degree wedges in my bag right now. Like adwillingham, it was a little tough to make the decision not to go with a gap wedge from the XFT line, but I'm using a 50 degree wedge from my current set of TaylorMade R9 irons now, so I'll be going with a 50 degree wedge in the irons that TaylorMade makes available to us.
With the wedges I've selected, I went with the only bounce option in the 54 degree wedge, which was 12 degrees. I use my 54 degree wedge from the sand a fair amount, so having a good amount of bounce on that club is important. As I said in the video, my 54 degree wedge is my 100 yard club right now, so I'm looking forward to getting it out on the course and working on shots from that distance.
In the 58 degree wedge, I currently play a 58 degree wedge with a C-grind and 8 degrees of bounce. I really like that wedge from 80 yards and out, but sometimes have problems with the wedge digging. Also, I've started to play more shots out of the sand with that wedge, but again, the lower bounce on that wedge sometimes make the club get stuck in the sand. So with the new XFT wedge, I'm hoping that going up to 12 degrees of bounce will make it more effective out of the sand and on full shots from the fairway. However, it is also my highest-lofted wedge, so being able to hit high lob shots is going to be essential, especially on the fast greens at Reunion. I think that's where the C-grind is really going to come into play, to let me really open up the club and not have the heel dig into the turf.
The C-grind makes it easier to open up the wedge and takes some of the bounce off the club when you do. Should work well with flop shots.Good stuff biggsy, very thorough writeup. Interesting you changed the gap wedge numbers, is that a distance gap decision or preference?
Nice shot of the different grinds as well, admittedly I know very little about what that means.
I have limited experience with conforming grooves on the wedges. I have not hit the ZTP wedge faces so this will be a new experience. I know what to expect, but it will take me a few days to report back with true feelings on them. Should make it real interestingi love my xft wedges.
Biggsy which grooves do you prefur the Z or the ZTP
cool i have the z in my 60* wedge and the ztp in my 56* wedge i change dthem around i prefur the ztp myself i seem to create more spin with it. ill be getting a ztp face for my 60* at some point.I have limited experience with conforming grooves on the wedges. I have not hit the ZTP wedge faces so this will be a new experience. I know what to expect, but it will take me a few days to report back with true feelings on them. Should make it real interesting
I'm assuming they went with conforming grooves on the wedges because that is what is being offered as the only option to the Callaway staffers. Taylormade's wedge set is a little older, so you could have conforming or not with the changeable face plates, whereas Callaway only has conforming and their new wedges came out this year. I think it just makes the playing field level.
Thanks for that feedback, that is interesting for sure. I don't know anyone personally playing the ZTP face, so I am curious as to how they respond to different shots.cool i have the z in my 60* wedge and the ztp in my 56* wedge i change dthem around i prefur the ztp myself i seem to create more spin with it. ill be getting a ztp face for my 60* at some point.
look forward to your thoughts