Callaway Golf has introduced a premium wedge, the Mack Daddy Forged, created by Roger Cleveland.
The new shape, forged of soft 1025c steel, is designed to deliver enhanced feel and response. Less offset, a squarer toe and a straighter leading edge combine to create a clean appearance at address and promote crisp contact and command control.
High spin is the goal of the new Mack Daddy 16-groove configuration that incorporates an added groove at the bottom, close to the leading edge, to promote added stopping power, especially on pitches and chips.
The new •R• sole grind is used to give Mack Daddy Forged wedges the versatility necessary to play a variety of shots from different types of grasses. The clearly defined crescent sole and mid bounce offers further versatility on a range of greenside shots.
Added control comes from progressive centre of gravity positioning, in which the CG gradually moves upward as the loft of each wedge increases. This promotes a lower and easier-to-control flight in the higher lofts.
Mack Daddy Forged wedges are available in two finishes, including Satin Chrome with a thin copper strike layer for enhanced feel and Brushed Slate for a raw look that gradually rusts over time.
“Roger’s unique talent for working with tour pros and understanding the nuances of what they want in a wedge’s look, feel and performance is unparalleled,” said Dr. Alan Hocknell, Callaway senior vice president of R&D.
“That, and his extraordinary knowledge of all that’s necessary to bring a wedge from initial concept to finished club is what makes the new Mack Daddy Forged wedges ultra-premium,” he said.
Mack Daddy Forged wedges come equipped with True Temper’s Dynamic Gold Tour Issue shaft and a Lamkin UTx grip
Available lofts include 50, 52, 54, 56, 58 and 60 degrees.