Callaway’s new Mack Daddy Forged wedges are quite different than the company’s current MD3 Milled wedges, and that’s by design. They’re not meant to replace the MD3 Milled or any other Callaway wedge model, but rather expand the company’s wedge offerings to meet the needs of different golfers.
As their name suggest, the biggest change to the Mack Daddy Forged wedges is that they’re forged from a soft 1025 carbon steel. Here’s what else you need to know about the new Mack Daddy Forged wedges, which will sell for $149.99 each when they hit stores on January 20.
What You Need To Know
Lofts Available: 50, 52, 54, 56, 58 and 60 degrees
Stock Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold S200 Tour Issue (Blue Label)
Stock Grip: Lamkin UTX
Finishes: Satin Chrome (silver) and Brushed Slate (black)
- The Mack Daddy Forged wedges have a unique shape that resonated instantly with Callaway Staffers Henrik Stenson and Thomas Pieters, who both used the new wedges at the 2016 Ryder Cup. New Callaway signing Daniel Berger is also using the new wedges.
- Compared to other Callaway wedges, the Mack Daddy Forged have less offset, squarer toes and straighter leading edges. Callaway wedge designer Roger Cleveland says that a straighter leading edge makes a wedge easier to align.
- The Mack Daddy Forged have what Callaway calls an •R• Grind. It’s similar to the C Grind used on Callaway’s MD3 Milled wedges, Cleveland says, but it is more relieved in the heel and toe areas to offer more versatility around the greens. Cleveland calls it a “mid-bounce” grind, suitable for everything from open-faced lobs to square-faced bump and runs.
- Expect more spin from the Mack Daddy Forged’s new 16-groove design, which adds a groove near the bottom of the wedge face to promote increased stopping power, especially on shots of 10-20 yards.
- Like Callaway’s MD3 Milled wedges, the Mack Daddy Forged use Callaway’s Progressive CG Position. As loft goes higher, so does each wedge’s center of gravity to create maximum spin.
- The wedges are offered in two finishes: Satin Chrome and Brushed Slate. The Satin Chrome wedges have a layer of copper beneath their Satin Chrome plating, which creates a unique feel and improves durability. In the high-wear areas of a wedge, such as the face and sole, the copper layer will become visible with use. Brushed Slate wedges will wear to a raw finish.