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Square Strike Wedge

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“It totally blows my mind how easy it is to use.”
Rick Dake, 18 handicap


I’m almost afraid to ask, but here goes: How’s your chipping?

On a scale of 1 – 10:

  • 8 – 10Excellent. I get up-and-down at least 50% of the time.
  • 5 – 7Pretty good. But inconsistency is my downfall.
  • 3 – 4Not so hot. I chunk, blade or flat-out miss-hit two or more shots each round.
  • 0 – 2 … Let’s put it this way: I need both hands to count all my wasted strokes.

If you answered 8+, you’re free to go. Shoot, you may want to give the Tour a try.

If you rated your chipping in the 5 – 7 range, I advise you to stick around. What I’m about to show you could provide the consistency you crave – and push your short game to the next level.

Which leaves those in the 3 – 4 and, gasp, 0 – 2 groups.

You’re not asking for much, are you? You’d love to have the faintest clue around the greens. A smidgen of comfort and an ounce of confidence standing over the ball.

Well, I’ve got good news: You’ve come to the right place.

In fact, you’re gonna walk out of here with a lot more than the modest items on your wish list. For starters, you’ll be able to chip it stiff from anywhere. You’ll also be free from card-wrecking “two-chips” and other greenside blunders. And instead of fretting all the things that might go wrong, you’ll size up every pitch thinking, “I can hole this.”

That’s a far cry from where you are now, right?

If it makes you feel any better, you’ve got lots of company. Amateur golfers from here to Timbuktu struggle with this seemingly simple part of the game. Frankly, it’s always been a mystery to me.

I mean, if anything in golf should be easy, it’s chipping.

The setup is a cinch. You’re using a short club, usually one with lots of friendly loft. And for crying out loud, the pin is right there. Just get it close enough for a makeable putt and you’re a happy camper.

Yet for whatever reason, chipping proves maddeningly difficult to a huge swath of golfers.

Hi – I’m Andy North, two-time U.S. Open champion and a TV golf commentator since 1993. As a player, I competed against some genuine short game savants: guys like Tom Watson, Lee Trevino, Raymond Floyd and Seve Ballesteros. No doubt, they made chipping look easier than it really is.

Amateurs, on the other hand, can make it seem harder than folding a fitted sheet. Not just beginners and high-handicappers, either.

Andy North

Andy North, two-time U.S. Open Champion & network golf analyst. Andy is a paid spokesman for the Square Strike Wedge.

I’ve met many experienced players who say their handicap is an 8, but their “short game handicap” is an 18.

You’ll meet some of them, too, in just a minute (and find out how they beat their lifelong chipping woes with one little change).

OK, so we’ve established that your chipping is less than stellar. If I asked why, I bet you’d answer…

  • My swing is too “handsy”. Or…
  • I can’t get comfortable over the ball. Or…
  • I’m often tentative, especially when I’m not sure I picked the right club. Or…
  • Things go wrong when I open the clubface. Or…
  • My swing is inconsistent from one chip to the next.

Trust me, I’ve seen it all.

Some fellows in the equipment business had, too. I’m not talking about some back-office bean counters here. These guys are…

Top-tier club designers – Golf Digest “Hot List” medal winners, as a matter of fact.

And they were just as baffled as you and me.

Being hyper-curious, solution-driven engineers, they began exploring. Then one of them noticed the similarities between a proper chipping swing and a pendulum putting stroke and asked the others:

When’s the last time you chunked a putt?

  • … Skulled one clear off the green?
  • … Missed your intended line by 10-plus feet?
  • … Made contact an inch or more off the sweet spot?
  • … Cold-shanked a 20-footer?

His cohorts’ “you-must-be-joking” stares supplied the answers: “Never, never, never, never and never.” Which led to an obvious follow-up: Since there’s very little difference between the two motions…

Why do you miss-hit so many chips while striking your putts so solidly?

The answer came quickly: Because the putter is purpose-built to match the putting stroke, while the clubs used for chipping are made for other tasks – like full shots, high lobs and blasting out of bunkers.

Makes sense, doesn’t it?

Think about your putter: It’s comfortably short, with an upright lie angle that puts you almost directly over the ball and promotes a straight-back, straight-through stroke. There’s minimal arc on the takeaway or follow-through, and the clubhead barely leaves the ground.

Less movement equals more control.

Traditional Wedge vs. the all-new Square Strike Wedge. With the Square Strike Wedge, there’s minimal arc on the takeaway or follow-through, and the clubhead barely leaves the ground, giving you more control and consistent contact.


It’s also balanced for minimal face rotation, so there’s no dramatic opening and closing of the blade, while the head is weighted to engage the big muscles (arms and shoulders) and impede the small ones (hands and wrists).

Bottom line – the putter is a perfect match for the putting stroke.

Now contrast that with your chipping clubs, the wedges and short irons.

They’re a little longer and lie substantially flatter than the putter, moving you farther from the ball. That forces you to swing on more of an arc, while the relatively light clubhead invites excessive wrist action.

Together, these factors increase the odds of something going wrong.

And when it does, your club’s slender sole and sharp leading edge won’t do a thing to help. Hit behind the ball and the club will dig; catch a fluffy lie and it will snag.

Consider this, too: You putt with the same club, from the same lie, using the same stroke every time, eliminating the variables that make chipping so tricky (and your confidence so shaky).

Once the design team had accounted for all these factors, their mission became crystal-clear:

Their mission became crystal-clear

To craft an all-purpose chipping and pitching club. One that…

  • Provides deadly accuracy from a variety of lies…
  • Virtually eliminates fat and thin shots and…
  • Delivers superior results on miss-hits
  • Within 40 – 50 yards of the flag.

And the kicker: It will work with a golfer’s regular putting grip and stroke – straight back, straight through. Some would call such a mission impossible.

Not this bunch.

It’s my pleasure to pronounce their mission accomplished.


Square Strike Wedge

Introducing:

The Square Strike Wedge

The Club that Makes Chipping as Easy as Straight Back, Straight Through & Straight at the Pin


Square Strike Wedge Shaft


Chipping, easy?

Yep, easy. Like Sunday morning.

All it took was a club specifically engineered for the purpose of chipping. (As a bonus, it’s also lethal on short pitches and even works for longer bunker shots.)

In a moment, we’ll dive into the Square Strike Wedge’s many unique elements. I’ll explain how each feature functions and answer common questions about this amazing new weapon.

But the one thing you really need to know is this:

The Square Strike Wedge Will Greatly Improve Your Short Game – and Do It Almost Instantly

Karleen Wooster can confirm. Tony Sodoro can, too.

So can Boy Brainerd, Marcus Boray and the other amateur golfers who got to try the Square Strike Wedge before we deemed it ready for market.

Their stories, stats and seeing-is-believing testimony are coming up. I’ll share their handicaps as well, just to show you this remarkable club can improve anyone’s game.

First, let’s dig into those details.

The Square Strike Wedge is engineered like a putter with upright lie angle, plus heavier weight. Versus a traditional, thin-faced wedge, the Square Strike Wedge promotes less rotation and a simple straight back and through motion.


The Square Strike Wedge’s performance-boosting specs:

  • Loft: 45°, similar to a pitching wedge. That’s enough loft to tackle a variety of lies without popping the ball up and adding excess spin. Think of it as a happy medium between an 8-iron (about 34° loft) and a sand wedge (56°).
  • Length: 35.5”, between a standard men’s putter and a pitching wedge. The SSW is a breeze to handle.
  • Lie angle: 68º, identical to a standard putter and 6º more upright than a wedge. This puts you closer to the ball for a more comfortable setup – and supreme control.
  • Head weight: 330 grams in line with most putters and about 30g heavier than a typical sand wedge. The purpose – to minimize your hand/wrist action while engaging the larger muscles of your arms and shoulders, a la the putting stroke.
  • Grip: Round like the grip for an iron or wood, but 1” longer than standard. The extra inch gives you more room to grip down when needed, which makes the Square Strike Wedge incredibly versatile.

Now for the Square Strike Wedge’s special features.


Anti-Chunk Sole

Anti-Chunk Sole

Extra-wide and gently curved from back to front and heel to toe, the SSW’s sole glides along the turf with silky smoothness. Hit behind the ball and the clubhead will keep right on moving to assure crisp, clean contact – eliminating the ugly fat shots your traditional short irons produce.

The Anti-Chunk Sole also features a series of shallow grooves to reduce friction in sticky or matted grass.


No-Dig Leading Edge

No-Dig Leading Edge

Unlike the sharp edge of a pitching wedge or short iron, the Square Strike’s beveled (angled) leading edge prevents the club from digging. Pair the No-Dig Leading Edge with the Anti-Chunk Sole and, as tester Tony Sodoro said, “You cannot hit this club fat. I tried.”


Anti-Rotational Weighting

Anti-Rotational Weighting

The Square Strike’s design team moved weight from the heel area to the toe to prevent excess clubhead opening and closing going back and through. Paired with the SSW’s putter-like length and lie angle, the anti-rotational weighting makes it incredibly easy to swing with a pendulum motion.

Put another way: The blade is engineered to stay square to the target line, so wrist cock and good timing are no longer needed to hit a solid shot.


Precisely Centered COG & High MOI

Precisely Centered COG & High MOI

By moving mass to the toe, the designers achieved two more key enhancements. The Square Strike’s COG (center of gravity) is located precisely in the center of the clubface – and marked by a vertical line – while its MOI (moment of inertia) is higher than a typical wedge.

Result: The SSW delivers deadly accuracy on pure contact, and exceptional forgiveness on miss-hits. Test golfers hit shot after shot directly in line with the target.


Square Path Graphics

Square Path Graphics

The SSW’s low-profile clubface lacks the extreme curvature of a standard wedge, so it sets up dead-square to the target. To further aid alignment, the designers added vertical lines which frame the ball and guide the eyes to swing straight back, straight through.


Put it all together and the Square Strike is no mere wedge. It’s a score-slashing weapon.

When I first tried the SSW, I was impressed with its ease of use and efficiency on basic chip shots. Not only is the stroke simpler than a normal chipping swing, it’s actually shorter – which means even fewer things can go wrong.

What really surprised me, though, was its versatility. The Square Strike Wedge is far from a one-trick pony.

Here’s sampling of the shots you can play with The Square Strike Wedge:

  • Chip shots of all distances from the fringe, fairway (including tight and spongy lies) and light rough
  • Pitches from 5 – 15 yards off the green from fairway or light rough
  • Medium-height pitch shots of up to 40 – 50 yards from fairway or light rough
  • Bump-and-run shots from fairway or closely-mowed hollows
  • Medium to long shots from greenside bunkers

Yep, this technical marvel is an all-purpose problem-solver.

But the true genius of the Square Strike Wedge lies in its feel. It’s balanced, smooth, solid… and comfortable.

Comfortable.

Now there’s a word you don’t hear every day. At least, not on the golf course. Yet most of our testers used it to describe chipping with the Square Strike Wedge. As in, “It felt very comfortable in my hands,” per 16 handicapper Marcus Boray.

(And man, did it show. Using the SSW, Marcus hit five consecutive 100-foot shots within 8 feet of the flag – compared to just one with his own wedge. To prove it was no fluke, Marcus moved to our 45-foot chipping station and, with the Square Strike Wedge, holed his very first try.)


They used other adjectives, too.

 “Consistent.”  “Confidence-building.”  “Versatile.”  “Simple.”  “Easy.”

“Easy”… Now there’s a word you never hear on the course

Yet our test golfers said it time and time again while using the Square Strike Wedge.

Set Up & Swing It Like Your Putter. If you can putt, you can save strokes fast with the all-new Square Strike Wedge.


We conducted the study on two separate days with two groups of golfers (20 in all). Their handicaps ranged from 5 to 20, with half the golfers at 16 or higher. Many of them – including several of the better players – rated the short game as their #1 bugaboo.

The experiment was straightforward. We set up a series of chip shots of varying distances and slope, played from fairway-height turf and light rough.

Each player started with the club he or she used most often for chipping, then switched to the Square Strike Wedge. For example, 14 handicapper Karleen Wooster used her gap wedge.

It didn’t go well.

“Oops,” she chuckled after blading her first try over the green.

“Oh, don’t count that one,” she pleaded after skulling another, followed by another ugly chip and a mildly disgusted, “Ugh.”

With her own wedge, Karleen’s eight attempts at four chipping stations finished a total distance of 297 feet away, or about 37 feet per chip – prime three-putt territory. Like I said, it didn’t go well.

Then we handed Karleen the Square Strike Wedge and gave her a brief tutorial on swinging it like a putter.

Karleen took to it like a duck to water.

One chip after another tracked the flag

…with 6 of 8 finishing inside 10 feet. Karleen’s average distance with the Square Strike Wedge: 9’4”, or 27 feet closer than with her own club.

Now that’s how you slash your scores.

As a 7 handicap, Tony Sodoro doesn’t have a lot of strokes to cut. And it’s not like his short game has been holding him back. Tony’s eight tries with his own wedge stopped an average of 13 feet away.

Not bad. But not nearly as good as his average with the Square Strike – a mere 6’6” from the pin.

Our very first tester, Boy Brainerd, set the tone for the day. The 14 handicapper showed off his solid chipping technique by knocking 4 of 8 within 8 feet using his own wedge. He beat that mark with the Square Strike, going 6 for 8 and averaging 5’6” closer.

Needless to say, Mr. Brainerd was sold.

“For me, the Square Strike wedge was the ultimate if you want to get it close to the pin, or in,” he said.


Straight Back & Straight Through Eliminates Chunked Chip.

Straight Back & Straight Through Eliminates Chunked Chip. Hitting solid, square shots straight down your target line is effortless and easy.

“It’s just way better than using a pitching wedge or a sand wedge.”

For Juanita Rosenfeld, a solid 6.6 handicapper with a so-so short game, the Square Strike made “the nervies” vanish.

“My own club, oh boy, I can chunk that without being asked,” she said. “But this one, I can feel when I hold it, that’s not going to happen. And that’s a really good feeling.”

Bob Norquist is a 17 today, but he was once good enough to compete against the likes of Arnold Palmer and Cary Middlecoff in the PGA Tour’s Western Open. After trying the Square Strike Wedge, Bob professed no qualms about putting it in his bag.

“It allows you to be more confident in this one club,” he said, “because it’s so versatile and can do what other, maybe three or four clubs, would do for you.”

Our test golfers were unanimous in their praise for the Square Strike Wedge

And when I tell you we practically had to yank it from a few golfers’ hands, I’m only half-kidding.
Here’s a sampling of what they had to say at day’s end:


Better than a pitching or sand wedge…
Boy Brainerd

“With my wedge, you have to kind of manipulate it to make the shot. With the Square Strike, you just putt. That’s all. For me, the Square Strike wedge was the ultimate if you want to get it close to the pin, or in. It’s just way better than using a pitching wedge, a sand wedge. This is the club. This is what you need.”

Boy Brainerd | 14 handicap


Improve my game immensely…
Gwen Scaman

“With my wedge I usually either chunk it or I top it and it goes flying across the green. I’m very inconsistent on my short game with my wedges, and sometimes it’s hard for me to decide, ‘Am I going to use my pitching wedge? My sand wedge?’ For me, the Square Strike is going to be the name of the game. It’s going to improve my game immensely.”

Gwen Scaman | 20 handicap


You cannot hit this club fat…
Tony Sodoro

“You cannot hit this club fat. You will never chunk a ball and that’s important, especially for the middle handicaps and the higher handicaps. So I think it’s a game improvement club, but even for a 7 handicap. This Square Strike Wedge is going to go in my bag, for sure.”

Tony Sodoro | 7 handicap


Eliminates complicated swing thoughts…
Donovan Van Kooten

“I didn’t have to basically break my wrists (with the Square Strike). I could use it more as a putting stroke, which to me, would lead to more consistency. Definitely with the added weight it allowed me to be able to stay down on the ball, which is kind of a problem that I have from time to time. You just kind of take the brain work out of everything.”

Donovan Van Kooten | 16 handicap

These golfers – who struggle with the short game just like you – felt comfortable and confident when chipping with the Square Strike Wedge.

And you can be, too.

I want to stop for a moment and give you a chance to change your chipping fortunes right now.

I’m convinced the Square Strike Wedge will do exactly that.

If you like what you’ve seen, and love the idea of adding a club that:

  • Allows you to play chips of all distances with your regular putting grip and stroke…
  • Takes the guesswork (and uncertainty) out of tricky greenside shots…
  • Is nearly impossible to hit fat from any lie in the fringe, fairway or rough…
  • Forgives your miss-hits far better than any conventional wedge or short iron, and…
  • Requires little if any practice to quickly cut strokes from your scores…

Then all you’ve got to do is:

Since you’re still here, I assume you’ve got a question or two about the Square Strike Wedge. Hey, there’s nothing wrong with being thorough.

We put together this section to fill in any blanks.

Square Strike Wedge FAQs

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If I add the Square Strike Wedge, which club should I take out of my set?

That’s the million-dollar question. In fact, the designers wrestled with it long and hard as they developed the club.

You’ve got a number of options. The most obvious is to replace one of your wedges – especially if you use one primarily for chipping. Perhaps you carry a lob wedge that rarely leaves the bag, or a gap wedge that mostly gathers dust.

Think about the other end of your set, too. Maybe there’s a hybrid or, God forbid, a long iron lurking just to cause you nightmares. Those clubs may well be costing you strokes. Why not pitch one in favor of the Square Strike Wedge?

A couple other ways to look at it: Replace the least used club in your bag, or the least effective.

Whichever club gets the heave-ho, you won’t regret the decision.

Will a left-hand-low or “claw” putting grip work with the Square Strike Wedge?

If that’s how you grip the putter, by all means do the same with the Square Strike.

Tester Henry Barrie had great success with his left-hand-low setup, while Frank Quinn excelled with his “claw” grip.

I advise you to experiment with different grip styles, including your regular chipping grip, to find what’s most comfortable and effective.

Can I play full shots with the Square Strike Wedge?

You can certainly hit shots making a full swing, though you probably won’t get as much distance as with your pitching wedge.

We recommend using the Square Strike Wedge for shots within 40 yards of the flag – that’s well beyond chipping range. But you may find that it work from 70 yards or more.

Does the Square Strike Wedge really work from bunkers?

Yes, indeed – I tried it myself and was amazed. While it wasn’t designed for bunker play, the SSW’s wide Anti-Chunk Sole glides beautifully through the sand. It’s great for longer shots where you need a low ball flight and lots of roll.

When I say the Square Strike Wedge is incredibly versatile, this is what I mean.

How do I know it’s not just a gimmick?

A few testers wondered that, too. Tony Sodoro was among the skeptics, but the 7-handicapper changed his tune after trying it.

“It’s a legitimate club that’s going to help your scoring and help improve your golf game,” Tony said. “You’ll have more fun on the golf course.”

If that doesn’t convince you, how about this: The project’s lead designer, Josh Boggs, previously worked for one of golf’s biggest brands and crafted clubs that made Golf Digest’s prestigious “Hot List.” And while I can’t name names, Josh personally assisted some of the world’s top-ranked players in getting their sets just right.

Does the Square Strike Wedge conform to USGA and R&A rules?

Yep, it’s 100% conforming, which means you can use it in any round, tournaments included.

I prefer to try equipment before buying. Is it possible to demo the Square Strike Wedge?

That’s one thing we can’t offer, but we’ll make up for it with this:

The Square Strike Wedge Guarantee

Use it All You Want for 60 Days and If You Don’t See Major Short Game Improvement, We’ll Give Your Money Back

60 Day Money Back GuaranteeIt’s as simple as chipping with the Square Strike Wedge.

Use it on the course, the practice green, the back yard, the “man cave” – wherever you want, whenever you’ve got the time.

If you don’t improve your short game and cut strokes from your scorecard, or if you’re unhappy with the Square Strike Wedge for any reason, just send it back, and we’ll refund your payment (minus shipping & handling) right away.

Now, about that purchase price…

You’re about to save a whole bunch of strokes by spending very little cash

If there’s anything more costly than chunking and skulling easy chips and pitches, it’s buying brand-name golf equipment.

I’m not just talking about the latest and greatest drivers, either. A new wedge can run you $150 or more.

To be sure, that pricey wedge will probably work like a charm from bunkers (provided you’re already a decent bunker player). It might make the ball dance with its cutting-edge grooves and impress your buddies with its custom-designed sole grind.

Unfortunately, it won’t help you convert the simplest shots into easy up-and-downs. Or eliminate those stroke-wasting fat and thin chips. And it definitely won’t bring the short game consistency your game is missing.

We’re confident you’ll only get those things from the Square Strike Wedge.

And you won’t pay 150 bucks for them either. In fact, because you got here for our limited-time, special introductory offer, you won’t even pay the regular price of $129.

If you act now – before our initial stock runs out – you’ll pay just $89 for the new Square Strike Wedge.

How great a deal is that? Well, I defy you to find another $89 investment that will do as much for your game. Hmmm…

What about an hour with a teaching pro? Sure, that could help. But real swing improvements usually require multiple lessons, and who-knows-how-much practice time, to really take hold. A clubfitting session? Always a good idea, though $89 will probably only cover fitting for a single club – a new driver, for example. Of course, the driver itself will run you another $400 or more.

New golf shoes? Golf-specific sunglasses? A pair of white golf pants like all the young tour studs wear? Hey, if you think high fashion is the path to lower scores, more power to ya.

If you’re inclined toward more practical solutions, then your best bet is the Square Strike Wedge, a club that:

  • Removes confusing short game variables like club selection and swing length…
  • Alleviates doubt and bolsters your confidence…
  • Practically eliminates fat shots, thin shots and miles-wide miss-hits…
  • Delivers dead-eye accuracy from all around the green, and…
  • Makes every chip as simple as a straight-back, straight-through putting stroke…

There’s only one club that fits the description… only one place to get it… and only one thing easier than chipping with the Square Strike Wedge:

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4 Tour-Developed Sole Grinds

More options. Less bounce. Hit every shot you’ve got. Four new sole grinds give you enough versatility to execute your most challenging greenside shots, even when the pressure’s on.

FULL

The traditional mid-bounce you know and love. Enjoy crisp pitch shots and solid full-shot performance.

•• MID

This V-Shaped Sole cuts smoothly through turf and its trailing edge relief keeps the leading edge low on open face shots.

• LOW

A C-Shape provides heel and toe relief for ultimate versatility from any lie.

XLOW

Our lowest bounce wedge is perfect for tight lies and hitting with an extremely open face.

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Low RTX 4 lofts are more compact with a straight leading edge, blending perfectly with your short irons. Higher lofts have a traditional wedge shape for pitch and chip shots around the green.

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RTX 4’s more compact blade shape is a direct result of extensive tour testing and feedback. Enjoy better feel and more control with this tour-developed, player-oriented shaping.

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Last time, we got you closer to the hole by moving the center of gravity nearer to where you strike the ball. New Progressive Feel Balancing Technology takes that to the next level, giving you even better feel, consistency, and short game control.

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Not only did we perfect center of gravity placement on both the vertical and horizontal axes, but RTX 4’s new progressive back shaping also adjusts the center of gravity by loft. That makes it easier to hit flop shots, knockdown shots, and every shot in between.

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•• MID SOLE

This V-Shaped Sole cuts smoothly through turf and its trailing edge relief keeps the leading edge low on open face shots.

AVAILABLE
LOFTS:

  • 46˚
  • 48˚
  • 50˚
  • 52˚
  • 54˚
  • 56˚
  • 58˚
  • 60˚

SWING TYPE

Neutral / Steep attack angle

SHOT TYPE

Great all-around wedge

CONDITION TYPE

Medium / Soft

CHOOSE IF YOU:

  • Leave medium to large divots
  • Want stability on full shots
  • Like to open the face on occasion

FULL SOLE

This classic full sole design is stable on full shots and adds extra bounce on open face shots, perfect for sand or thick rough.

AVAILABLE
LOFTS:

  • 56˚
  • 58˚
  • 60˚

SWING TYPE

Neutral / Steep attack angle

SHOT TYPE

Perfect for bunker and rough shots

CONDITION TYPE

Medium / Soft

CHOOSE IF YOU:

  • Leave medium to large divots
  • Want stability on full shots
  • Like a traditional sole design
  • Prefer added bounce in sand and thick rough

• LOW SOLE

This low bounce, c-shaped grind features relief on the heel, toe, and trailing edge for superior versatility around the greens.

AVAILABLE
LOFTS:

  • 56˚
  • 58˚
  • 60˚
  • 62˚
  • 64˚

SWING TYPE

Neutral / Shallow attack angle

SHOT TYPE

Finesse and open face shots

CONDITION TYPE

Medium / Firm

CHOOSE IF YOU:

  • Leave medium to shallow divots
  • Play in firm conditions off tight lies
  • Hit open face and flop shots

XLOW SOLE

This specialty grind has just 3˚ of bounce. While it’s not for everyone, it’s unmatched for high, soft flop shots off the tightest lies.

AVAILABLE
LOFTS:

  • 58˚
  • 60˚

SWING TYPE

Shallow attack angle

SHOT TYPE

Extreme flop shots off the tightest lies

CONDITION TYPE

Firm

CHOOSE IF YOU:

  • Leave a shallow divot
  • Play in the firmest conditions off the tightest lies
  • Hit extreme open face and flop shots

•• MID SOLE

This V-Shaped Sole cuts smoothly through turf and its trailing edge relief keeps the leading edge low on open face shots.

AVAILABLE
LOFTS:

  • 46˚
  • 48˚
  • 50˚
  • 52˚
  • 54˚
  • 56˚
  • 58˚
  • 60˚

SWING TYPE

Neutral / Steep attack angle

SHOT TYPE

Great all-around wedge

CONDITION TYPE

Medium / Soft

CHOOSE IF YOU:

  • Leave medium to large divots
  • Want stability on full shots
  • Like to open the face on occasion

FULL SOLE

This classic full sole design is stable on full shots and adds extra bounce on open face shots, perfect for sand or thick rough.

AVAILABLE
LOFTS:

  • 56˚
  • 58˚
  • 60˚

SWING TYPE

Neutral / Steep attack angle

SHOT TYPE

Perfect for bunker and rough shots

CONDITION TYPE

Medium / Soft

CHOOSE IF YOU:

  • Leave medium to large divots
  • Want stability on full shots
  • Like a traditional sole design
  • Prefer added bounce in sand and thick rough

• LOW SOLE

This low bounce, c-shaped grind features relief on the heel, toe, and trailing edge for superior versatility around the greens.

AVAILABLE
LOFTS:

  • 56˚
  • 58˚
  • 60˚
  • 62˚
  • 64˚

SWING TYPE

Neutral / Shallow attack angle

SHOT TYPE

Finesse and open face shots

CONDITION TYPE

Medium / Firm

CHOOSE IF YOU:

  • Leave medium to shallow divots
  • Play in firm conditions off tight lies
  • Hit open face and flop shots

XLOW SOLE

This specialty grind has just 3˚ of bounce. While it’s not for everyone, it’s unmatched for high, soft flop shots off the tightest lies.

AVAILABLE
LOFTS:

  • 58˚
  • 60˚

SWING TYPE

Shallow attack angle

SHOT TYPE

Extreme flop shots off the tightest lies

CONDITION TYPE

Firm

CHOOSE IF YOU:

  • Leave a shallow divot
  • Play in the firmest conditions off the tightest lies
  • Hit extreme open face and flop shots

Hitting Out of the Water

Hitting Out of the Water

This is useful when the ball is almost completely under water.  When done right you can save yourself a stroke.

You need a steep, powerful swing to pull this off.

You will need to have part of the ball above water for it to work.  At least half of it should be dry.  A fully submerged ball may be too difficult to get out of the water for this to work.

Focus on your feet.  Keep your shoes on.  Stable footing is key to this shot.  A wide stance will help you get the right balance.  Use a pitching or sand wedge.  You don’t want too much loft here.

Hit the ball like you were hitting out of the sand trap.  You want to try to get under it some to pop it up out of the water.  Down and hard is the way to go.

You should be out and safe.  Now go grab a towel!

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Source:  http://www.golf.com/instruction/show-shots-hit-out-water-without-getting-penalized

4 Ways to Read Greens

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Tip #1: Pace Off Your Putt – If you don’t know how far away you are from the hole, it’s going to be very difficult to judge the speed of your putt.  Many amateur golfers who get to the green, squat behind the ball, take five seconds to look at who knows what and smack the ball ten feet past the hole only to miss the next one and walk away with a three jack. Next time you get to the green, mark your ball and pace off your putt. Count your paces and multiply the number by three to calculate how many feet you are from the cup. Over time, you’ll develop a consistent feel for the length of stroke needed depending on the length of the putt.

Tip #2: Take A Lap – Once you’ve paced off your putt and arrived at the cup, take a few steps back keeping in line with your ball and have a look at the break. Imagine pouring your water bottle into the cup until it overflows. What direction (left or right) is the water going to spill out in? To the left? Great! Now you know what the break is doing within the last pace or two before the cup – this is physics, not rocket science. Finally, walk to the low side of the putt (whichever direction the water flowed out) halfway between your ball and the cup and crouch down to get an idea of how severe or steep the slope is. This part is all about feel, which comes naturally with time and practice.

Tip #3: Return To Your Ball – It seems like the first two steps would take a while, but you shouldn’t take more than 30-60 seconds to pace off your put, view from behind the cup and visualize the water, and feel the slope from the low side of the hole. To keep up with the pace of play, try to do this while you’re waiting your turn. If you’re furthest from the hole, it’s okay to take some time as everyone else is reading their putts. Now take a couple paces back from your ball and, with all the information you just gathered, get a feel for the break of your putt. Can you identify the apex (highest point) of the break? By now you should be confident in your read, but if not, take a quick walk back to the midway point between you and the cup. Stand over your line to get a better idea of the break while taking a couple strokes to get a feel for your speed. You should be confident and comfortable before hitting any putt.

Tip #4: Go Through Your Pre-stroke Routine – If you don’t have a putting routine you absolutely love, try this: Stand next to your ball, lined up in the general direction of where you want your ball to start its line and take two practice strokes that replicate what you want your real stroke to feel like. Address your ball. Take one look down your line and all the way to the cup, seeing the ball go in. Take a second look down your line to the apex of the break and then down to the hole. Stroke your putt. This is the simplest routine I know.

Source:  https://www.ussportscamps.com/tips/golf/4-easy-ways-to-read-greens-and-start-sinking-more-putts

 

Golf Equipment Organizer

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Tired of having your golf gear thrown cluttering up your office or garage?  Here’s a great way to stay organized and keep track of all of your gear.  All for the low price of $119.99!

 

Product Details

• Two Large ‘Tour Bag’ Sized Bag Ports
• Includes 3″ Wheels for Easy Moving
• Side attachment holds spare clubs, umbrellas, and towels
• Hang up to 5 hats with included hooks
• Crack open a fresh brew with custom bottle opener
• 18″Deep x 51″Wide x 69″Tall
• (39″ Tall without optional top shelf)
The SafeRacks Golf Equipment Organizer is capable of storing two avid golfers’ entire sets of golf clubs and accessories. Comes with optional top shelf for additional storage (pictured). Store larger items on the top shelf like bag push carts and practice nets & use it to hang clothes and hats Chrome plated steel for a durable lasting finish. Returns are welcome however, we do not provide free return shipping. This item weighs approximately 60 pounds and will last the test of time. Please allow 3-4 business days to assemble and process your order prior to shipping. Returns are costly. If you purchase a product where the cost of shipping is included in the purchase price (i.e. Free Shipping) and you subsequently return the product, we will refund your payment less the actual cost of outbound shipping. Customers are responsible for paying all outbound and return shipping costs.

Source:  http://www.saferacks.com/buy-direct/saferacks-golf-equipment-storage-rack-two-bag-chrome-wire-shelving-unit-with-wheels-18-d-x-51-w-x-69-t.html?utm_source=google_shopping&gclid=Cj0KCQjwu_jYBRD8ARIsAC3EGCKgV7paCVVRs3c5vE56caj9EcXMZNOH-HBh6BU7YoMWarZf_GQrIi4aAumZEALw_wcB

The Backwards Flop Shot

A lot of you were recently amazed by Phil’s impressive backwards bunker shot.  Here’s how it is done:

https://youtu.be/3PslA4WcSos

The backwards shot is aiming in the opposite direction of your target and flipping the ball backward over your head and in the right direction.  The most common situation in which the backwards shot will help you is when your ball ends up on a severe down-slope on the outskirts of a green-side bunker.  In order for this shot to be effective your ball has to be lying with the green facing away from the slope.  You will need to use the club with the most loft that you have in your bag.  This works best with something 64 degrees or greater.  Open the face of your club head to increase your angle and get the ball to go over your head.  The trick to the shot is the flip action at impact. Unlike with every other chip or pitch you will hit on the course, for the backwards shot, you have to let the club head lead ahead of your hands. Take a big swing and make sure your wrists are hinged at the top. On the downswing, get the club under the ball by flipping your wrists and keep the momentum of your wrists’ flip going even after impact. You should see the club head follow the arc of the ball over your head and behind you.

Source:  http://golf.isport.com/golf-guides/how-to-hit-the-backwards-shot-in-golf

5 Tips to Hitting Straight Consistently

  1. Arrive early. Got to the range and hit a few balls with the clubs you use most of the time.  Don’t forget the putter!  Many golfers spend all their shots on the range perfecting their drives and completely over look the putter.  This can cause issues with their short game.  Start out on the range with your lesser loft clubs and work your way up to the driver.
  2. Align your shot and body. Be sure that you have put your feet in line with the target and that you have addressed the ball with enough distance to strike it without reaching out too far.  Over compensating for distance (reaching or pulling) will cause your shot to go off line.
  3. While addressing the ball your knees should be bent and your stance should be strong. If someone should try to push you, you should not fall over if standing correctly.  Don’t bend over too much or you will lose your balance.
  4. Keep your eye on the ball! Don’t make the mistake of looking up to see where your ball is going.  You can’t hit it if you can’t see it!
  5. Take it slow on your back swing. Raise the club slowly back.  Rotate your hips as you swing.  You should end up with your belly button pointing towards the target once you have followed through all the way.

 

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Hitting Out of the Bunker Far from Far Away from the Green

Hitting the ball in an early trap from far away from the green can be frustrating.  Now that you are in the trap from the start you need to get out and back on the fairway safely and quickly.  You may also need to hit the ball a little further than you normally would out of a trap.

Hitting with a low number/low loft iron is ideal in this situation.  It is not uncommon for some golfers to use a 5 wood or fairway wood in the sand when the lie is right.  You will want to hit the ball as clean as possible.  If you hit too fat you will sacrifice most of your power and lose your distance.  If you hit too skinny and blade the ball you may end up going a little too far.   Try swinging a normal swing with your iron as if you were on the fairway.  As long as you pick it clean and clear the edge of the trap you will notice the ball go a lot further which will save you some strokes and keep you in the game.  Hitting out of early bunkers ineffectively is a great way to add strokes to your card and put you in the hole.

If you hit into some soft sand and your ball sinks into the sand you will have no choice, but to hit it a little fat to get it out of the sand.  Just be sure you are hitting with a full swing and follow all the way through to prevent too much loss of power.

Hitting in the sand early in the game does not have to be the end of your round.  There is always a way out and a chance for you to recover!

 

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The Fear of Hitting Over Water

Hitting over the water is intimidating to most golfers.  The anxiety of the shot is what makes this difficult.  Physically speaking, the distance is the same as an over land shot.  It’s all in your head!

Start by choosing the right club.  Pick one that you know you can easily make the distance with.  Try to stay away from clubs that will require you to use maximum effort or have a very small sweet spot.

Make sure you are picking a safe target to shoot at.  If the water is only on 1 side you may want to play it safe and try to land the ball towards the dryer side of the course.  Especially if you have a natural hook or fade.

Do your best to stay calm during your shot.  Golf is a game of centimeters.  The slightest variance in your swing could cause your ball to go in the drink.  Try to pretend you are hitting over the fairway and there is no water there.  Remember, it’s all in your head.  The distance is no different than if you were to be hitting over the grass.

Stay calm, put it on the green and get it in the hole!

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Fairway Woods Tips

The 3 and 5 wood clubs are often clutch clubs to use on long approaches, par 4’s or long par 3’s.  Some players would even prefer to use a 3 wood instead of their driver off the tee box.  Swinging the woods is different than swinging irons where the bottom of the arch of your swing ends up just in front of the ball and the driver where the bottom of the arch of your swing ends up just before the ball.  When swinging the woods the bottom of the arch of your swing is just at the ball.  Where you normally would take some turf on your iron shots, you should not move much dirt with a wood shot.  It is meant to be a cleaner shot at the side of the ball.  Before taking your shot, take a practice shot or 2.  You should be slightly scraping the grass with each swing.  This should help you zero in on the sweet spot or preferred point of impact on the ball.  Beware that these shots typically do not have much loft and end up landing with a lot of forward role.

You should address the ball with your feet shoulder width apart and your knees slightly bent as if you were riding a small horse.  Adjust the width of your stance to match the bottom of the arch of your swing with the length of your arms.  Keep the ball in the middle to slightly forward in your stance (towards the left foot slightly if you are right handed).

While swinging remain balanced evenly on both feet and stay planted.  Try not to move your feet as you swing as this will dis-align your shot.  Remember to strike the ball smoothly and clean and not to dig in to the dirt or hit fat as this will sacrifice your power and the little loft you get with the woods.  Remember to follow all the way through with your swing.  You can choke up on the club some if you have issues with control.  Try a bucket or 2 on the range to zero in on your sweet spot before hitting the course.  Practice makes prefect!

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