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Bruce Sizemore to release fully adjustable, 100 percent milled wedges

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Seven pieces. Adjustable loft. Adjustable sole. Adjustable face. 100 percent milled. Does that description really do Bruce Sizemore’s new wedges justice, though?

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Prototypes of Bruce Sizemore’s MORE wedges, which are available July 4.

Whether you love or hate the way Sizemore’s early prototype MORE wedges look, there’s no question that the veteran club designer has reimagined a category of clubs that has seen only minor changes in the last 20 years. That’s why most golf equipment geeks can recite the laundry list of things that are celebrated when a new wedge is released: More spin. Repositioned mass for a better ball flight. Tighter tolerances and a softer feel. More lofts, more grinds, and more custom options. 

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Production MORE wedges will not have the “lump” on the toe.

Sizemore’s new wedges have all of that and more (that’s how they got their name), but they don’t look like the others. They’re so different, in fact, that people might question why they had to look so different. They seem like the kind of wedge someone makes when they don’t care about selling wedges. And in a lot of ways, they are, and that’s why Sizemore thinks they’re going to sell.

“I didn’t want to just break the conventional wedge mold,” Sizemore says. “I set out to shatter it.”

While Sizemore isn’t a household name, he’s known in the industry for his work at Copper Stix and the Bruce Sizemore Collection: companies he founded that specialized in premium putters. He also produced a line of putters for SuperStroke before the company decided to focus primarily on grips in 2013.

The MORE wedges can be adjusted for loft, bounce and heel/toe relief.

The MORE wedges have adjustable faces, loft, bounce and heel/toe relief, are are 100 percent billet milled.

Some of Sizemore’s putter designs were radical, but didn’t provide the same shock the systems his new wedges do. The quick assumption is that his wedges are designed to be “anti shank,” and it’s true that raising the hosel does stand a chance to do that. The intention, however, was to help the best golfers in the world keep the hosel of the wedge from catching in deep rough.

The MORE's aluminum hosel weighs just a few grams, allowing discretionary weight to be moved into the club head.

The MORE’s aluminum hosel weighs just a few grams, allowing more weight to be moved into the club head.

When the wedges are launched, Sizemore says they won’t feature the “lump” on the toe that’s visible in this story’s photographs of his early prototypes. He says he’s also going to make another wedge face that will be released at a later date with a more traditional hosel position. It will appeal to golfers don’t want to see a radically different-looking wedge at address.

In the production model, the weight bar will be removed from the design and the logo will be flipped, according to Sizemore.

In the production model, the weight bar will be removed from the design and the logo will be flipped, according to Sizemore. The wedge shown has a raw finish.

“All the components will be compatible,” Sizemore says. “I’m sensitive to the fact that golf is expensive, and I’m not trying to make it more expensive. I’m trying to make it more affordable. It’s kind of how people look at buying a $400 putter. This is a true investment, because you never have to throw it away. From time to time, all you’ll have to do it change the faceplate.”

Friction-milled wedge faces can be replaced, making a wedge play like new again.

Friction-milled wedge face plates can be replaced to make a wedge play like new.

Sizemore plans to launch several different types of adjustable wedges that feature his ball-and-socket hosel design. There will be a widely adjustable version that can be set to 52, 56, or 60 degrees, as well as two other models with more specific loft ranges (47-50-53, 55-58-61).

The adjustable hosel used in the MORE wedges.

The adjustable hosel used in the MORE wedges.

On top of adjustable lofts, the wedges also have an adjustable rear sole attachment that allows golfers to install one of three different “sole grinds,” which is a misnomer in Sizemore’s case. The MORE wedges are entirely machined, so nothing is ground or polished. The three different rear sole attachments range from 4-14 degrees of bounce and use different sole widths and heel/toe profiles to suit different swings and course conditions. Golfers can even add slightly more toe relief or heel relief by inverting the orientation of the washers that secure the rear sole attachment.

Bounce plates can be swapped to fit different golfers and different conditions.

Rear sole attachments can be swapped to fit different golfers and conditions.

“I believe these are the most significant wedges ever introduced to the game,” Sizemore says. “They’re packed full of industry-first, game-improvement performance technologies.”

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A MORE wedge with a Raven PVD finish.

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  1. DB

    Apr 27, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    And now, just because all you internet hackers don’t like them, I’m getting a set immediately!
    If I’ve learned anything from this site its that if I do the opposite of what the majority here says then I’ll be on the right side at the end. If you have even one Tailor-made product in your arsenal then you’ve proven my point.

  2. Imanoff

    Apr 21, 2016 at 5:13 am

    Adjustable drivers. Done
    Adjustable woods. Done
    Adjustable hybrids. Done
    Adjustable putters. Done
    Adjustable wedges. Done

    Next…
    Adjustable scorecard.

    • rymail00

      Apr 27, 2016 at 1:12 am

      I’m pretty sure the adjustable score card has been out for decades, it’s called the eraser.

  3. michael johnson

    Apr 21, 2016 at 3:13 am

    this is an abomination and should be on the nonconformity list for violation of the spirit of the game.

  4. Jack

    Apr 21, 2016 at 2:21 am

    I wish they would bring the alien wedge back…

  5. C5bubblechaser

    Apr 21, 2016 at 1:52 am

    This is an old concept and AGAIN not very good execution.

  6. Steak

    Apr 20, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    Now I can sear my steak perfectly. I’ve been waiting for a golf-club shaped searer

  7. Philip

    Apr 20, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    My wedges are already 100% adjustable – I just bend them as I need.

  8. Matthew Bacon

    Apr 20, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    would love to game the raw just not at $399

  9. :-p

    Apr 20, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    Think I’ll stick with my pinemeadows
    Besides my back alley hj business really ain’t doing well

  10. Busty McGoo

    Apr 20, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    A true Frankenstein of clubs. They look hideously complex in design. Obviously “forms follows function” is not a term this guy is aware of.

  11. B-52D

    Apr 20, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    If the hosel was the same color as the face they might be more appealing.

  12. Chuck D

    Apr 20, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    Oh Lordy!! The image on the back of the wedge looks like Snoopy in the prone position high atop his dog house!

  13. Tall golfer

    Apr 20, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    How do you know these wedges are crap have you tried them. Looks aren’t everything
    Some putters look like crap and people use them. These wedges might be the next big thing on the market. I bet if Callaway or Titleist made them you would think they are beautiful works of art

    • I JUST THREW UP IN MY MOUTH

      Apr 20, 2016 at 4:53 pm

      Ok then high-and-mighty, why don’t ahead and fork over $400 for it. We’ll wait patiently for your review.

      • sog10

        Apr 21, 2016 at 7:43 am

        Its high and mighty to say people should try something before saying it doesn’t work? I would never shell out 400 bucks for a club like a lot of people do, doesn’t mean I think those clubs are crap.

  14. Brandon O

    Apr 20, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    Honestly, I find these extremely interesting and would welcome the chance to test them out. I feel that new technology doesn’t always have to resemble the old products that came before them and the fact that these look so different from the norm is a good thing for the game.

    • Mat

      Apr 27, 2016 at 8:17 pm

      Same here. Those look so different, I’d love to hit them! Maybe they’re awesome, and maybe they suck. But in a world of copying, this is definitely interesting!

  15. I JUST THREW UP IN MY MOUTH

    Apr 20, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    Wow….

  16. Mark

    Apr 20, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    Truly vile looking “objects”. They are not worthy of being called clubs.

  17. Joey5Picks

    Apr 20, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    Didn’t I see that in a SkyMall catalog once? Yikes.

  18. Stefan T.

    Apr 20, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    As far as I know your not allowed to adjust any clubs (like your driver) during a round of golf, how does he expect to sell these horrible looking wedges if your not allowed to alter them during play anyways? I guess you could argue the everyday amateur could adjust them but then you remove a large portion of the golf market right off the bat. I applaud the ingenuity but this isn’t a great venture.

  19. NevinW

    Apr 20, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    All of the usual negative comments are being dragged out, but until someone tries is out and reports back on how it performs I’ll withhold judgement. I would not be surprized if the next generation of this club is more conventional in appearance.

  20. Andy

    Apr 20, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    This kinda looks like a spade shovel.

  21. Weekend Duffer

    Apr 20, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    If only Spieth had this on 12 he would have another green jacket

    • ACGolfwrx

      Apr 20, 2016 at 7:54 pm

      Hahaha, bravo but these are as ugly as a hat full of arse holes….better perform or bust

  22. Leon

    Apr 20, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    Good tool for my yard work…

  23. farmer

    Apr 20, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    As ugly as this is, it better work. I mean automatic work without regard to swing or lie. Just address the ball and stay out of the way.

  24. Jack Nash

    Apr 20, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    They’re definitely different. I’m not going to bad mouth somebody’s different idea on the club making front, but what I would like to know is how many sleeves will you go thru with the milling on that face?

  25. Chas

    Apr 20, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    Come on. Try the club first. If you hit 10 shots with this and they are all tap ins, would you have the same comments?

  26. BigC

    Apr 20, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    Shank-o-Matic!!!!!!!

  27. Blade Junkie

    Apr 20, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    I’ll probably buy one out of curiosity when they are in Rock Bottom Golf for $30 …

  28. Gary

    Apr 20, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Just one question…why did he put his name upside down. When sitting in a golf bag the name should always be facing the top edge not the sole.

  29. Tom Wishon

    Apr 20, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    That’s too bad he chose to make them so the visual appearance is unappealing – I applaud the creativity in the design for sure, but he’s not doing his venture any favors with the looks, shape and style. Plus I wonder if Titleist may be knocking on his door – some years ago I was working on a wedge design with an interchangeable sole piece to be able to change sole width and bounce and in my search work, I found Titleist had a patent for an interchangeable sole on a wedge or iron. Are you here, Steve Pelisek, what say you about that?

    • Teaj

      Apr 20, 2016 at 1:25 pm

      I kind of want to try it more with the way it looks more for the WTF can this really work. Also the tinker’er in me has questions.

      the only thing I would be worried about is how many moving parts there are but im sure this was a concern when they first thought of the adjustable driver. I guess the joints allow for possible vibration dampening materials which could yield a softer feel when struck but these are all questions and assumptions at this point

  30. Ken

    Apr 20, 2016 at 11:40 am

    This will not sell. No one is going to pay $400 for a wedge unless it promises to significantly improve performance and can actually deliver. The fact that these are not solid construction only adds to the confusion. Why would I want to spend $400 + cost to replace the face when it wears, when I can buy the top name in wedge game for $150 and get 12 – 18 months out of it.

    Looked at it from a purely financial perspective, If we assume this will stay in someones bag for 5 years and each year the face was replaced, assuming 5% discount rate and 2 different face replacement costs the present value of ownership is:
    $25/Face = $508
    $50/Face = $616

    Compare those options, assuming the same parameters (5yr, annual replacement, 5% discount), to buying a $150 wedge every year = Present value of $649

    Would you rather have a brand new Vokey/Mizuno/Cleveland/etc. every year for an extra ~$100-$150 or a shiny new face plate on your completely nontraditional wedge. I will take the more traditional route (just my 2 cents)

    • joe

      Apr 20, 2016 at 12:00 pm

      hey but people buy taylormade garbage every year…..

      • prime21

        Apr 21, 2016 at 8:12 am

        If you’re referring to the best looking, yet most technologically advanced equipment in the industry as garbage, than YES, real players purchase that from TaylorMade EVERY season! Hopefully soon, you’ll be able to increase that 55 mph driver ball speed of yours so you can finally dump your 3 thru 7 hybrid set and the 9 and 11 woods you’ve been rockin and finally get some TM clubs in the bag. Until then though, lay off the troll, it’s corroding your brain.

    • Jack

      May 27, 2016 at 12:55 am

      You’re assuming he actually spoke to someone who actually knows how to do proper math and common sense before he created this expensive wedge. I know which side I’m on, and definitely not touching this montrosity. Nothing fixes a bad swing anyway.

  31. J Zilla

    Apr 20, 2016 at 11:37 am

    they look like Transformers.

  32. :-p

    Apr 20, 2016 at 11:25 am

    Who’s ready for a late-night One-Wedge tournament at Top Golf? All adjustments allowed for every shot during the round. Might take a long time to play…… but hey.

  33. golfraven

    Apr 20, 2016 at 11:25 am

    The only place I can see those wedges work is if you want to fit someone with a certain wedge and it would be good tool so you don’t need to carry around 29 wedges to test. Other then that I doubtful to see folks who will game those.

  34. cody

    Apr 20, 2016 at 11:21 am

    i think these are the ungliest clubs i have ever seen. that said, i want to try one.

  35. Milo

    Apr 20, 2016 at 11:17 am

    I don’t want to make golf more expensive, says the guy who it selling these wedges for 400 bucks.

  36. SHANK

    Apr 20, 2016 at 11:16 am

    Nasty in a bad way. Just awful and will NOT sell. This guy is delusional. Major FLOP inbound.

  37. Chris

    Apr 20, 2016 at 11:13 am

    Kill it! Kill it with fire!!

  38. Meaks

    Apr 20, 2016 at 11:10 am

    These will be perfect for late night Golf Channel infomercials, I wonder if they use the magic of Japanese pachinko balls? Seriously great addition to the bag of anyone gaming the Hammer Driver and the Royal Lifestyle clubs!

  39. CallawayLefty

    Apr 20, 2016 at 11:05 am

    Looks like they were designed by Tom Sizemore, not Bruce.

  40. Desmond

    Apr 20, 2016 at 10:58 am

    Skynet Wedges …

    and I thought the PM Wedges were weird (but I play one). Sizemore better make it in slate to hide the hideousness.

  41. Tom

    Apr 20, 2016 at 10:52 am

    Wow..just WOW.

  42. Don

    Apr 20, 2016 at 10:34 am

    I am not trying to be mean or anything but is this a leftover April Fool’s Joke? These look horrible. Even if they work who would actually play them; be up to the absolute ridicule you would have to put up with on the course? I can’t think of anyone… Wait. Someone who is still falling for the Hammer Driver gimmick maybe?

  43. Cons

    Apr 20, 2016 at 9:54 am

    Looks like he ripped pieces off a climbing wall and shafted them.

  44. mitch

    Apr 20, 2016 at 9:47 am

    arron oberholser has a challenger now haha

  45. Joe

    Apr 20, 2016 at 9:46 am

    Can also be used as a farm implement. Hoe, Hoe, Hoe.

  46. Angus

    Apr 20, 2016 at 9:37 am

    My eyes are bleeding. Make it stop…

  47. Christosterone

    Apr 20, 2016 at 9:27 am

    Can these be bent upright or flat?
    Just curious..

    Christosterone

    • Josh

      Apr 20, 2016 at 9:45 am

      They SHOULD be bent…… In to little tiny lumps of metal and then sent off to the scrap yard to be melted down and recycled in to something that will not melt your retinas.

  48. Matt

    Apr 20, 2016 at 9:26 am

    OMG is this a cousin of the Cleveland VAS iron???
    Also I wonder what happened to see the need to make the 3rd groove from the bottom go under the hosel….yikes.

    • Jack Nash

      Apr 20, 2016 at 12:39 pm

      That’s the first thing that came to my mind. The old VAS.

    • someone

      Apr 20, 2016 at 2:16 pm

      The only thing i could think of is if you are hitting an open face bunker shot, you could see the impact close to the hosel. It doesn’t hurt to have it. Opening the face and then hitting out of bunkers, doesn’t always result in center impact, especially not for us amateurs. But then again, I’ve never used these wedges, so I am not sure.

  49. Charlie

    Apr 20, 2016 at 9:10 am

    I think I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.

    • Paul

      Apr 20, 2016 at 9:25 am

      I’m not the type to critize looks but this is about the ugliest thing I’ve seen in golf…

    • OH

      Apr 20, 2016 at 2:44 pm

      You read my mind. These are horrible.

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