Callaway Mack Daddy 2 Tour Grind Wedges
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
It's no secret the pros on the PGA Tour can be awfully finicky about their way their wedges look at address, slide through the sand and feel from the fairway. If it's not perfect, it's not going in the bag.
Based on the feedback of staff players, Callaway has created the new Mack Daddy 2 Tour Grind wedges and announced they will be in stores starting July 18 for $129.99 each.
Forged from 1020 carbon steel, the Mack Daddy 2 Tour Grind wedges feature the same grooves found on the original Mack Daddy 2 wedges that Phil Mickelson, Patrick Reed, Chris Kirk and Matt Every used to win PGA Tour events. Callaway said the grooves are 39 percent larger and produce 25 percent more spin than the grooves in Callaway's previous wedges while still conforming to the USGA's 2010 groove regulations.
The ovals between the grooves are a surface roughening treatment. After spraying a gritty, powder material on the face to roughen the hitting area, Callaway uses a laser to create the ovals. In time, as the surface of the wedge roughens with use, the ovals wear away.
The Mack Daddy 2 Tour Grind wedges look slightly different, however, because they have been designed by Roger Cleveland to have a straighter leading edge and a higher toe. They also have a slightly different sole grind, with relief in the heel and toe areas to make opening the face – effectively reducing the bounce angle – easier so players can get the leading edge under the ball more consistently.
Available in a chrome or darker slate finish, the Mack Daddy 2 Tour Grind wedges will be available in 52-, 54-, 56-, 58- and 60-degree versions.