Raw wedges and groove wear

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FairwaysToHeavenFairwaysToHeaven Members  3567WRX Points: 283Handicap: 5Posts: 3,567 Titanium Tees
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listening to a golf podcast the other day and they were talking about raw wedges and how they are known to have grooves wear much faster than chrome or any other finish. is this true? i was thinking about going to raw...but not if the grooves are known to wear faster. obviously they rust and look worn...but do the actual grooves wear faster?

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  • Jc0Jc0 ChicagoMembers  2023WRX Points: 225Posts: 2,023 Platinum Tees
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    They are only less durable if you don't keep them clean. The ball doesn't cause the groves to wear. It's the sand and other debris in the dirt that causes damage. If you keep the faces clean they last just as long as any other wedge.

  • NessismNessism To measure is to know... Members  19536WRX Points: 1,616Posts: 19,536 Titanium Tees
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    Jeff58 nailed it; chrome wedges are more durable than raw. Of course keeping your clubs clean can help but science is science regarding the material. And speaking of keeping your clubs clean, hitting sandy range balls is brutal on the faces of your clubs. If that's part of your routine it's a losing battle.

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  • lyons107lyons107 Members  51WRX Points: 22Posts: 51 Bunkers
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    Would them being softer mean significant spin changes?


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