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progolfer_170
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1,111 Views    9 Replies    0 Likes   I like it!
i see all these commercials for these wedges and i always wondered if anyone actually purchased these and used them. if so, do they work as advertised? i will stick with my trusty vokey's

just wondering...
OtterMan08
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# 1    1/15/2018 4:49:30 PM   
One of my regular posse, Jimmy, just got one the end of last year. I haven't actually seen him play with it yet. That may have to wait till the ice melts in a month or so. I know he has been out at least once with it and said he liked it.

I don't really have a problem getting out of most bunkers so I never really noticed this club until he showed it to me. I generally just give it a good healthy whack and it pops out. Courses in this area, well the ones I play anyway, very often have terrible bunkers. Lots of coarse red sand spread thinly over a layer of clay with stones thrown in for texture... It can be a challenge to get out of some of them. I'm curious to see how he plays with it.


Mongo68
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# 2    1/15/2018 5:24:15 PM   
They, like many other gimmick wedges are sure to improve your "getting out" of bunkers ability. But what you won't find is that wedge as well as almost any other gimmick club showing up on the list of USGA's conforming club list.

It is what it is. For the recreational guy who struggles with bunker shots it will definitely help. But don't expect it to magically improve your greenside spin stopping abilities. They get the ball out and the ball usually keeps right on going rather than checking up like a conforming club.

If you want to look like a desperate guy looking to avoid embarrassing himself with several swipes at the ball from the sand then get one, it'll help you. As for me, I'll avoid the gimmicks and non-conforming clubs that people tend to snicker at when they see what's in the bag.


OtterMan08
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# 3    1/15/2018 5:54:36 PM   

They, like many other gimmick wedges are sure to improve your "getting out" of bunkers ability. But what you won't find is that wedge as well as almost any other gimmick club showing up on the list of USGA's conforming club list.


They do claim to be conforming on the promo site. Nothing really tricky about it, just an interesting take on the shape. I'll give it a try when we get a chance.


Mongo68
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# 4    1/15/2018 6:54:52 PM   


They, like many other gimmick wedges are sure to improve your "getting out" of bunkers ability. But what you won't find is that wedge as well as almost any other gimmick club showing up on the list of USGA's conforming club list.


They do claim to be conforming on the promo site. Nothing really tricky about it, just an interesting take on the shape. I'll give it a try when we get a chance.


Their site says "conforms to the rules of golf". Who's rules of golf? The site also say "designed for amateur and recreational golfer" so my guess would be it's the "amateur and recreational golf rules" which means make them up as you go. There's no mention of USGA anywhere on their site. It's all in how you word it to get one over on the unsuspecting consumer.


OtterMan08
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# 5    1/16/2018 1:53:42 AM   

Their site says "conforms to the rules of golf". Who's rules of golf? The site also say "designed for amateur and recreational golfer" so my guess would be it's the "amateur and recreational golf rules" which means make them up as you go. There's no mention of USGA anywhere on their site. It's all in how you word it to get one over on the unsuspecting consumer.


Looks OK to me, both lofts are listed and approved.

http://www.usga.org/InfoClubsD.. (2)


Mongo68
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# 6    1/16/2018 5:11:21 AM   


Their site says "conforms to the rules of golf". Who's rules of golf? The site also say "designed for amateur and recreational golfer" so my guess would be it's the "amateur and recreational golf rules" which means make them up as you go. There's no mention of USGA anywhere on their site. It's all in how you word it to get one over on the unsuspecting consumer.


Looks OK to me, both lofts are listed and approved.

http://www.usga.org/InfoClubsD.. (2)


Looked all over for the manufacturer and couldn't figure it out. Best I could figure, C3i was the manufacturer. It's the first of those "as seen on TV" wedges I've seen that passes USGA rules then. Go for it.

I'm still betting Chip Beck, the PGA Tour player who does the video, does not have one in his bag.


OtterMan08
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# 7    1/16/2018 7:50:57 AM   

Looked all over for the manufacturer and couldn't figure it out. Best I could figure, C3i was the manufacturer. It's the first of those "as seen on TV" wedges I've seen that passes USGA rules then. Go for it.

I'm still betting Chip Beck, the PGA Tour player who does the video, does not have one in his bag.


I just punched in the C3i on the search box USGA provides and there it is. Agree there aren't many/any pros with this in the bag. Not sure that's the point. I hit a solid bunker shot 90% of the time. Jimmy on the other hand misses his bunker shots about 70% of the time. I'm curious to see if this really helps him. If it does the job for a guy that has this issue I guess it's a good buy. Have to wait for Spring to find out though.


Michael Rowells
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# 8    2/19/2018 10:57:14 AM   

They, like many other gimmick wedges are sure to improve your "getting out" of bunkers ability. But what you won't find is that wedge as well as almost any other gimmick club showing up on the list of USGA's conforming club list.

It is what it is. For the recreational guy who struggles with bunker shots it will definitely help. But don't expect it to magically improve your greenside spin stopping abilities. They get the ball out and the ball usually keeps right on going rather than checking up like a conforming club.

If you want to look like a desperate guy looking to avoid embarrassing himself with several swipes at the ball from the sand then get one, it'll help you. As for me, I'll avoid the gimmicks and non-conforming clubs that people tend to snicker at when they see what's in the bag.


It is legal. https://www.usga.org/InfoClubsDB/Resul.. (2)


progolfer_170
Professional Champion
 
# 9    2/28/2018 3:37:51 PM   
Thanks guys