WOW! Best Club I Own!
February 12, 2015
Okay, to start this review I want to ensure I state that I'm a novice golfer... alright, let's not beat around the bush... I'm not very good. I wanted to state that first because while I love reading the reviews of the clubs on here, I never know if the person reviewing is so far beyond my playing level that his/her review would not even apply to me.
While this club has not made me a pro, it is without question the most consistent, versatile and forgiving club I have ever used (granted I haven't used all that many). However, like most golfers at my level, those shots that are about 20 yards away from the green or closer are some of the most inconsistent shots in my game. I'm either not getting under it enough and just line driving it over the green, or (when it is really close) hitting it about half a foot because I'm too afraid that I'm gonna do what I said previously. Either way, it was very difficult to accurately and consistently get on the green.
With this club I would say at least 8 out of 10 times I not only get on the green but it is a respectful distance from the cup as well. Which is a great improvement from about 2 out of 10 times making it on the green with a PW... and having not idea how close to the pin I would get. My first experience with this club I just went to a chipping green and set about 8 balls just out of the fringe... about 15 - 20 ft from the cup. I sunk 3 of those straight in, while the others were close enough to get on one put! for me that is a huge improvement. When it is close to the green (on the fringe or just outside) you swing this club exactly like a putter (that's right you hit a chip shot with a putter stroke!) and when your further out you swing it like a PW. Watch the you tube videos!
About a week later I took it out on the course and used it in all types of situations. I even used it on the "drive" of a short par 3. While I may have used it in some situations where a different club would have gave me the better distance for the situation, my ability to consistently get a solid and accurate hit out of this club made it worth it to use two strokes out of this club rather than chancing an inconsistent one hit from one of my others (which usually turns into 3 strokes). I will probably never use a pitching wedge again!
This club most certainly improved one of the worst parts of my game... the short game before putting (probably knocked off about 2 strokes per hole on average for me). Now if I could just get a putter that could help me be as accurate and consistent! ;)
Easy to hit
Great for those needing help with their short chip game
Puts balls in holes... and very close to them when it doesn't
Cons:ZERO, ZILCH, NONE, NADA