Roger Cleveland is synonymous with amazing wedges. The guy is a legend. His wedges are fantastic… and since moving over to Callaway, he’s continued to ply his craft with skill and finesse. That’s why, whenever I hear of a new wedge designed by the master, I sit up, and take notice. Today is one of those days.
Adding to Callaway’s already stellar lineup of wedges, the company has introduced the Mack Daddy 2 line of wedges.
As luck would have it (well, I suppose there’s actually no luck involved), these wedges are already played on tour by staffers Phil Mickelson and Chris Kirk. If Phil puts a wedge in his bag, you KNOW it’s good.
The Mack Daddy 2’s feature larger grooves, two available finishes (slate and chrome) and are made from a soft carbon steel for enhanced feel. There’s also custom sole grind options available to give players options and comfort on the types of short game shots they like to play. I know wedge grinds are a ‘touchy’ subject fold many players (pun intended), and having the option to build out a wedge with custom grinds is becoming more and more available for the average player looking to improve their short game.
Sole grind details from Callaway:
The U-Grind, which Phil Mickelson inspired, has a concave sole and the tightest radius of the three grind options, which significantly relieves the heel and toe. This allows the leading edge to stay low and under the ball when opening the face to add loft. This grind is versatile in both firm and soft conditions.
The C-Grind is also relieved in the heel and toe to prevent golfers from creating too much bounce when opening the face. The depth of the sole is narrow to help facilitate proper contact and to allow the wedge to perform in all conditions, firm or soft.
The S-Grind — or Standard — is relieved in the heel only, and is best suited for firmer playing conditions. This grind is fitting for the golfer who does not want to add loft for a shot and insead play it with a square face.
The Mack Daddy 2 series of wedges will be available at golf retailers and shop.callawaygolf.com on July 12, 2013. 52, 56, 58 and 60 degree options will be available at launch. In November, a second batch will drop including a 47, 50, 45 and 64 degree options, PLUS, additional sole grind offerings for the 56.
Look for them to retail for $119.00.