Callaway Golf Company continues to introduce its finest line of products of the past few years with the launch of Callaway Forged Wedges. Created by Callaway’s Chief Designer, Roger Cleveland – a legend amongst wedge freaks such as myself – the wedges come in two new finish options – Copper and Trivalent Dark Chrome.
Each wedge features Callaway’s Tour CC Grooves. If you’ve ever hit Callaway’s Jaws wedges, you know the terrific spin they impart on a golf ball.
The new Forged Wedges each feature a higher toe and straighter leading edge for a square look at address. Callaway says the Trivalent Dark Chrome finish produces a smoky, muted look that helps reduce glare, while the new Copper finish (my favorite) is designed to oxidize over time for a distinctive look.
“This new Callaway Forged wedge is the result of 30-plus years spent working with the top players in the world; guys like Phil Mickelson and Ernie Els,” said Cleveland. “We’ve had great success both on tours around the world and with everyday amateur players with the C-Grind Sole on our previous wedges – the X-Forged and the Jaws – we’re incorporating that same design, but with a twist: we’ve softened the leading edge to be straighter and smoother, which will satisfy golfers who have been asking for that look.”
The blended C-Grind sole, Cleveland said, is a softer, more gradual ‘C’ shape to provide increased versatility for shot-making by relieving the heel and reducing the width of the sole. Cleveland said this modified C-Grind sole enables golfers to lay the face open while effectively reducing the bounce angle, allowing for proper contact and maximum spin and control.
In addition, Cleveland said, each wedge loft offered in the Callaway Forged Wedge line has been paired with the ideal bounce to provide optimal turf interaction and versatility for creative shot-making.
“The key merits of a wedge are its performance, looks, shape, the geometry of the sole, the grooves, and the materials,” said Cleveland. “The new Callaway Forged Wedge is made from a soft forging, which is what gives it great feel. I also made the face area bigger by dishing out the par area and taking a higher toe. That may seem like a little thing, but it’s huge to me in that it opens up the face and gives the player more confidence at address. And this model will definitely appeal to players who are looking for lower bounce options from Callaway wedges.”
Callaway Forged Wedges come in lofts of 52, 54, 56, 58, 60 and 64 degrees. The 64-degree wedge is available only in the Chrome finish. The Forged Wedges carry a price of $119 each.
Watch Callaway staffer Phil Mickelson demonstrate how to hit a 64-degree wedge with his Jaws wedges.