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Your talking about the new forged pro wedges right?  I haven’t seen them in person, but man they look good in pictures!  The reviews I’ve seen have been positive but have definitely found them to be a smaller/more demanding head than the other wedges in their class. That would definitely make them a lot more demanding than glide 3.0’s.  Take that with a big ole grain of salt thouh, as I haven’t seen them in person.

 

The pictures look so good but they are probably not for me for a few reasons.  I was using glide 3.0’s (which I loved) and currently have glide 3.0 in the 50, and zipcores in 54 and 58, which I also really like.  I know some people will argue that forgiveness in wedges doesn’t matter, but the idea of a head more compact than something like the zipcores makes me a little nervous as a 4 hcp.  People like to debate wether forgiveness matters in a club like a wedge, but I definitely want a little margin for error if I’m opening the face and hitting shots out of bunkers, in thick rough or other shots where it is difficult to make center face contact.  A scratch or better player may not have that concern.

 

The other issue I have is the price.  As a golfer with expensive tastes but a budget, it is difficult for me to spend that much on wedges.  They are the only clubs in my bag that I’m definitely going to change out every season.  They would have to be really good to justify $200 a club, when you can get the other top tier wedges for $150ish (possibly a good deal less if you shop smart).  To many golfers an extra $150 a season is no big deal, but for others, like me, it’s a factor.

 

So there is a long winded opinion that is not really worth anything, because I haven’t even hit them!  I did really like the look of these in pictures and thought a good amount about if they were good fits for my game.  Hopefully someone with actual hands on experience can chime in with more helpful reviews.  

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