Solus 420 CS wedge performs as advertised, and is inexpensive
June 3, 2016
The mid-sized head sets up square to the ball, and frames it well. Because the head is larger than $150 "pro" wedges, the grooves are longer. It is a very versatile wedge, particularly in dryer climates. I live in the windy desert, and the fine, soft sand of bunkers has been blown away. So the traps are firm, the turf is tight and dry, and often the ground is hardpan. The Solus wedge sits tight to the ground due to its Cresent cut Sole, but can be rotated open to expose good bounce for softer bunker and flop shots. Note that regardless of the 52, 56, or 60* model - ALL can be fanned open and used as bunker or cabbage clubs. I test clubs for a number of companies, and just recently completed a test of "desert" wedges. The Solus 420 CS won, and I ended up ordering a 52* one for my 3 bags of clubs in W TX, Fort Worth, and the Houston area. I do not need the 56 nor 60* models, because I can get all the loft I need from merely opening the blade of my 52*. I tested the Solus 420 CS against the original Solus 4.1, Ping Eye2+, Ping Tour Gorge, Cleveland CG11, Cleveland CG14, TaylorMade ATV, TaylorMade Tour Preferred ATV, and Dave Pelz/Jesse Ortiz Bobby Jones sand wedge. It is the most versatile from the conditions I typically play from. I did not test it from swamp conditions.
Larger head size, but not over-sized
Cons:Needs a longer "wedge" grip so one can choke up more when necessary