Bridgestone Tour B XW-1 wedges

Bridgestone XW-1 wedges David Dusek/Golfweek

Bridgestone Tour B XW-1 wedges

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Bridgestone Tour B XW-1 wedges

Club: Bridgestone Tour B XW-1 Wedges
Price: $139.99
Specs: Forged 1020 carbon steel; available in 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60 degrees
Available: Jan. 3, 2018

Goal
Bridgestone’s newest wedge line aims to provide enhanced spin and feel, along with greenside versatility.

The Scoop
For golfers to control the ball on chips and pitch shots, as well as shots from greenside rough and sand, a wedge has to deliver plenty of spin and be designed with a sole that allows a player to hit a variety of shots. Ideally, it should deliver a great feel, as well. Bridgestone club designers are trying to deliver all that with the new Tour B XW-1 wedges.

Bridgestone XW-1 wedges

Bridgestone Tour B XW-1 wedges have a wide sole with plenty of heel and toe relief. (David Dusek/Golfweek)

Previously available only in Asia, the Tour B XW-1 wedges have a familiar teardrop shape and are available in black oxide and satin chrome finishes. Forged from a single piece of soft 1020 carbon steel, Tour B XW-1 wedges feature a sole designed with ample bounce in the middle with a significant amount of material removed from the heel and toe. This should allow golfers to get the benefits of the bounce in bunkers, while still allowing them to open the face and get the leading edge under the ball on chips and pitches from tight fairway lies.

Extra mass has been positioned in the back of the head, in the center, to further amplify feel.

Bridgestone XW-1 wedges

Bridgestone Tour B XW-1 wedges have parallel micro-grooves between each of the main grooves. (David Dusek)

Between each of the grooves, Bridgestone has added four parallel micro-milled grooves that increase the roughness of the hitting area and boost spin.

The Tour B XW-1 wedges come standard with True Temper DG Spinner shafts and Golf Pride MultiCompound grips.

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