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Long story short...

 

Sold all my TM irons/wedges.  Got a set of Nike Vapor Fly 4-AW.  Gaming 2 mint CBX wedges that have been great however I'm fighting the urge to swap out the CBX wedges for some old school Nike Engage wedges.  Don't know if they are "conforming" however I don't play in any sanctioned tournaments where I'd even have to worry about that. 

 

Thoughts? 

Driver:    2021 Cobra Rad Speed Peacote 9* w Kuro Kage 60g Silver TiNi Dual-Core Shaft 

Fairway Woods: 2014 Adams Tight Lies 14° 3 Wood w Kuro Kage 65g Shaft tipped 1 inch

                           2015 Adams Tight Lies 22° 7 Wood w Kuro Kage 65g Shaft tipped 1 inch

Irons:  2016 Nike Vapor Fly 4-AW   

 Wedges:  2017 Cleveland CBX 56°& 60°wedge              
Shafts:  Matrix Ozik Program F15 85S Graphite Shafts 4i - 60°

Grips:   Superstroke S-Tech + 2 Wraps
Putter:  Gamer -  2020 Odyssey Stroke Lab 7s Black w Superstroke Claw 1.0 grip at 35in.

             Backup - Custom Built Bastain Milled Prototype w Px 6.0 shaft and Lamkin Deep Etched Cord Grip at 33in.

                           Ball:  Taylor Made 21' Rocketballz            Bag:  Ogio Fuse Whiskey            Glove: MG Dyna-Grip Elite             Current Shoes: True Linkswear Motion phx

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@mvhoffman I know where your coming from, been there done that myself LOL. Sorry I cannot say if those Nike Wedges are "conforming" or not but Nike at the "oven" did make some great wedges and I believe the VR Pro X3X were "conforming" and have a buddy that has a set and he absolutely loves them. I also have a friend who no longer plays competative golf and he has a small collection of the Red Saw Vokey's and both of these guys are in the top tier when it comes to wedge play around these parts.

Best of luck

Rich    

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57 minutes ago, toc said:

Why?  Just to have the brands match?

pretty much

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Driver:    2021 Cobra Rad Speed Peacote 9* w Kuro Kage 60g Silver TiNi Dual-Core Shaft 

Fairway Woods: 2014 Adams Tight Lies 14° 3 Wood w Kuro Kage 65g Shaft tipped 1 inch

                           2015 Adams Tight Lies 22° 7 Wood w Kuro Kage 65g Shaft tipped 1 inch

Irons:  2016 Nike Vapor Fly 4-AW   

 Wedges:  2017 Cleveland CBX 56°& 60°wedge              
Shafts:  Matrix Ozik Program F15 85S Graphite Shafts 4i - 60°

Grips:   Superstroke S-Tech + 2 Wraps
Putter:  Gamer -  2020 Odyssey Stroke Lab 7s Black w Superstroke Claw 1.0 grip at 35in.

             Backup - Custom Built Bastain Milled Prototype w Px 6.0 shaft and Lamkin Deep Etched Cord Grip at 33in.

                           Ball:  Taylor Made 21' Rocketballz            Bag:  Ogio Fuse Whiskey            Glove: MG Dyna-Grip Elite             Current Shoes: True Linkswear Motion phx

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6 minutes ago, mvhoffman said:

pretty much

Unless somebody is paying me to play their stuff, I'm playing what works best for me ... unless I get a good deal on something.

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Driver: TaylorMade M3, 10.5*

Utility Iron: Cleveland UHX 4i, 20*

Irons: Titleist 718 AP1, 5-GW, 24*-48*
UW: Titleist Vokey SM8, 52*F

LW: Titleist Vokey SM8, 60*D
Putter: Gauge Design G2 Big Dog, 35"
Ball: Bridgestone Tour B RX
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Just now, tatertot said:

Unless somebody is paying me to play their stuff, I'm playing what works best for me ... unless I get a good deal on something.

I'm absolutely with you and the top end of my bag reflects that as I'm still rocking the Adams Tight Lies from 2014-2016.

 

Wedges, I've never been too brand specific as I'm a pretty good wedge player.  The only wedges that I really have never gotten with have been Callaway.  I've tried them many times and just can't get them.  I don't know why.  I usually go for the wedges that I really like the looks of more than anything.

Driver:    2021 Cobra Rad Speed Peacote 9* w Kuro Kage 60g Silver TiNi Dual-Core Shaft 

Fairway Woods: 2014 Adams Tight Lies 14° 3 Wood w Kuro Kage 65g Shaft tipped 1 inch

                           2015 Adams Tight Lies 22° 7 Wood w Kuro Kage 65g Shaft tipped 1 inch

Irons:  2016 Nike Vapor Fly 4-AW   

 Wedges:  2017 Cleveland CBX 56°& 60°wedge              
Shafts:  Matrix Ozik Program F15 85S Graphite Shafts 4i - 60°

Grips:   Superstroke S-Tech + 2 Wraps
Putter:  Gamer -  2020 Odyssey Stroke Lab 7s Black w Superstroke Claw 1.0 grip at 35in.

             Backup - Custom Built Bastain Milled Prototype w Px 6.0 shaft and Lamkin Deep Etched Cord Grip at 33in.

                           Ball:  Taylor Made 21' Rocketballz            Bag:  Ogio Fuse Whiskey            Glove: MG Dyna-Grip Elite             Current Shoes: True Linkswear Motion phx

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I have a really nice set of VR Pro wedges that I had refinished by Flanigan Bilt. My all time favorite wedges.

And, in true WRX fashion, I'm going to sell them next week to pay for the Fourteen RM-4's I just bought.

 

To answer your question, yes, Engage wedges are conforming. As are the VR Pro's, which are now going on 12 years old.

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Do whatever you want it's your bag. 

 

For me I'm going to go with the best option for me. 

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Driver: 10° Cobra LTDxLS | Tensei CK Pro Orange 60TX

3W: 15° Callaway Paradym X | AD-IZ 7X

3H: 19° Ping G410 | Tensei CK Pro Orange 90TX

Irons: PXG 0311P 4-6 | 0317CB 7-PW | DG 120 X100

Wedges: SM9 50° - 54° - 58° 

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45 minutes ago, Ger21 said:

I have a really nice set of VR Pro wedges that I had refinished by Flanigan Bilt. My all time favorite wedges.

And, in true WRX fashion, I'm going to sell them next week to pay for the Fourteen RM-4's I just bought.

 

To answer your question, yes, Engage wedges are conforming. As are the VR Pro's, which are now going on 12 years old.

Man - I loved those VR Pro's.  Something about them just always felt right.  I love my Cleveland lines, but I still haven't found one that felt as good as those.  (yes, I know I'm weird)

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https://www.usga.org/InfoClubsDB/Search.aspx
 

The Engage wedges all meet the 2010 groove rule. 
 

As for the rest, play what you want. Just have fun. 

Driver: Callaway Paradym TDS 10.5°

3W: Callaway Paradym 13.5°

UW: Callaway Apex Utility Wood 17°

3H: Titleist 816H1 23°

Irons: Titleist 690.CB 4-P

Wedges: Vokey SM9 52.12F & 58.08M

Putter: Scotty Cameron Futura

Ball: Bridgestone Tour BX

Bag: Titleist Staff Bag

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Unfortunately, I understand all too well and everyone is different.  Some say it takes weeks or months to dial in a set of wedges.  I always play 50/54/58 with a lower bounce 54 and a higher 58 so regardless of what brand they all tend to play similar enough I can adapt quickly.


When I look at my bag, I like my “irons” to all match.  I’ve been playing slate blue sm8 for over a year and I love my black 0317 CB, so naturally I’m looking at black PXG wedges…


If you’re on a Nike kick, the Engage wedges would be a nice match.  Enjoy!

 

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Nike Engage wedges hit the market in 2015, about 18 months before Nike exited the club manufacturing industry. Should be conforming, as the new grooves rule came into effect in 2010.

What's In The Bag (As of April 2023, post-MAX change + new putter)

 

Driver:  Tour Edge EXS 10.5° (base loft); weights neutral   ||  FWs:  Calla Rogue 4W + 7W

Hybrid:  Calla Big Bertha OS 4H at 22°  ||  Irons:  Calla Mavrik MAX 5i-PW

Wedges*:  Calla MD3: 48°... MD4: 54°, 58° ||  PutterΨSeeMore FGP + SuperStroke 1.0PT, 33" shaft

Ball: 1. Srixon Q-Star Tour / 2. Calla SuperHot (Orange preferred)  ||  Bag: Sun Mountain Three 5 stand bag

    * MD4 54°/10 S-Grind replaced MD3 54°/12 W-Grind.

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Play whatever makes you love your bag and gets you playing more.  That’s what matters.

 

I’m with you, though, in all honesty.  Had a mint set of jpx 921 tours built in early summer and I had to get some t22’s to go with them.  Haha… I know the feeling.

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I would just exploit the manifold options you have in current "up-to-date" wedges to match with your set.

 

Nike Engage wedges just cannot compete with current wedges. You will be able to find something that is more forgiving, has the same type of launch angle, height, more spin/forgiving, more stopping power etc and is just a better club than these that are nearly a decade old now.

 

We have a gazillion options with wedges now. Fair, you want to stick with an older iron set for whatever reason, but wedges are a different story for a number of reasons. Explore what we have now. Billions has been spent on RnD in the golfing industry in the last decade or so, not exploiting that is nonsensical.

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I say go for it…get the Nike wedges and then see if you like them…if you don’t try you don’t know it doesn’t work

 

when I got serious I wanted all my clubs to be Mizuno and so matched everything but turns out didn’t like those wedges because of the shaft and lighter head…went to vokeys and don’t think will look back 

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I usually try to match but it never turns out that way. They may feel similar but that's about it. Play with what works for you.

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Modern pitching wedge is somewhere around 45°.  So if your adding the gap to match your irons I’m guessing it’s easy to keep your gaps where you like staying by within the house.  
 

I haven’t but staying in house is always an option 

 

interesting to me that most game improvement or super game improvement seem to have it all the way through lob while most “shot maker” irons don’t.  
 

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