The latest creation from Callaway's Chief Designer, Roger Cleveland, the Callaway Forged Wedges debut two new finish options - Copper and Trivalent Dark Chrome - and features the Company's Tour CC Grooves. Widely regarded to have the highest-spinning grooves in golf, Callaway wedges have become extremely popular with tour players around the world, including those being paid to play products made by other equipment manufacturers.
Forged from 1020 Carbon Steel for soft feel, Callaway's new wedge features traditional styling with a higher toe and straighter leading edge for a square look at address. The Trivalent Dark Chrome finish produces a smoky, muted look that helps reduce glare, while the new Copper finish is designed to oxidize over time for a distinctive look.
"The patina in the finish of the copper wedge is intended to look better the more you play with them," said Cleveland. "It's a copper plating, so you will wear through the copper as you play and leave a wear mark that looks really cool."
The blended C-Grind sole is a softer, more gradual 'C' shape to provide increased versatility for pinpoint shot-making by relieving the heel and reducing the width of the sole. 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, 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.
Callaway Tour CC grooves can only be found in Callaway's forged wedges and irons and are crafted through a proprietary process. The 21 tightly spaced, conforming grooves feature sharper edges due to a Triple Net Forging process, providing ideal trajectory and distance control. Maximum conforming groove capacity ensures moisture is swept away, so that more edges come in contact with the ball to maximize friction and increase spin.
Callaway Forged Wedges come in loft offerings of 52 degrees, 54 degrees, 56 degrees, 58 degrees, 60 degrees and 64 degrees. The wedges feature a new product introduction retail price of US$119 (with a True Temper Dynamic Gold USS300 steel shaft). Left-handed wedges are also available in both the Copper and Trivalent Dark Chrome finishes, with the exception of the 64 degrees, which is available only in the Chrome finish.