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Callaway launches new Mack Daddy 4 Tactical wedges



Earlier this year, Callaway released its Mack Daddy 4 wedges, which were armed with Groove-In-Groove Technology and “Nip-It” grooves to provide more spin. Now, industry legend Roger Cleveland and Callaway R&D, with heavy influence from Tour pro input, have launched the brand new Mack Daddy 4 Tactical Wedge.

The Mack Daddy 4 Tactical features a limited edition Black Tour Issue Shaft and Lamkin Tactical Grip. The Mack Daddy 4 Tactical also features a sharp new Tactical PVD finish, Black PVD Face and black medallions for an aggressive look.

According to Callaway, The Mack Daddy 4 is the most rigorously tested and Tour-validated wedge that they have ever offered. The new wedge is said to provide more compact shape, straighter leading edge, tighter leading-edge radius and slightly more offset compared to their Mack Daddy 3 range. All features were included to provide maximum spin and control from tight lies.

The Mack Daddy 4 Tactical is available in both Callaway’s S and X grind options. Here is a rundown of what both grinds will provide, according to Callaway

  • S-Grind: “Medium-width sole with slight chamber at the back and moderate heel relief to keep the leading edge low through impact, promoting solid contact on open-faced shots. 10º bounce.”
  • X-Grind: “The newest grind features a narrow, high-bounce crescent sole, with the low point near the front. Excellent for moderate-to-steep attack angles and medium-to-soft course conditions. 12º bounce.”

Available lofts include  50, 52, 54, 56, 58 and 60-degree options, all of which will be available for both right and left-handed players. The Mack Daddy 4 Tactical will be in stores from the 21st of Sept. and will cost $179.99.

Callaway will be donating a portion of the proceeds for the Mack Daddy 4 Tactical to the Birdies For The Brave Foundation, a national military outreach initiative. All active, reserve, retired, and military veterans are eligible for a 15 percent discount on the new release from Callaway, which will be available here.

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Gianni is a freelance writer. He holds a Bachelor of Arts as well as a Diploma in Sports Journalism. He can be contacted at Follow him on Twitter @giancarlomag



  1. Mad-Mex

    Sep 15, 2018 at 11:45 pm

    I don’t care for the tactical grooves, the strategic grooves seem to work better for me.

  2. pr

    Sep 13, 2018 at 2:34 am

    More wedges nobody wants

  3. carl

    Sep 12, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    will liberals try to confiscate these? who really needs tactical “weapons of war” that are black and scary looking

  4. Tom

    Sep 12, 2018 at 3:07 pm

    WOW! so different looking, never seen anything like these!!! what a major breakthrough in club design!!!

  5. Travis

    Sep 12, 2018 at 2:44 pm


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Whats in the Bag

Brooks Koepka’s winning WITB: 2019 PGA Championship



Driver: TaylorMade M5 (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 70 TX

3-wood: TaylorMade M2 Tour HL (16.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 80 TX shaft

Irons: Nike Vapor Fly Pro (3), Mizuno JPX 919 Tour (4-PW)
Shafts: Fujikura Pro 95 Tour Spec X (3), True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (4-PW)

Wedges: Vokey Design SM7 Raw (52-12F, 56-10S); Vokey SM4 TVD Raw (60-08M)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Image c/o Vokey Wedge Rep Aaron Dill

Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 SLT T10

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord (Midsize) with one wrap of 2-way tape and one wrap of masking tape

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x


See more pics of Koepka’s clubs and shafts here.

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Bettinardi releases military-inspired BB8-Wide Armageddon putter in honor of those who have served



Bettinardi Golf has unveiled its limited-run military-inspired BB8-Wide Armageddon putter in honor of those who have served, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Veteran Golfers Association.

Limited to 250 pieces worldwide, the new release from Bettinardi features a unique full tactical F.I.T. Face over Honeycomb face milling which is designed for extra soft feel at impact. The neck, bumpers, and sole of the flat-stick features engravings inspired by military insignias used in the army.

Handpainted in a military-themed “sniper” navy, gray and white color scheme, the putter is milled to 355 grams from Soft Carbon steel and comes with a matching Made in USA headcover and a red Lamkin Deep Etched Cord grip.


The BB8-Wide Armageddon putter costs $550 and will be available to buy at Bettinardi specialty dealers around the globe on May 23, and online in the Hive on


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Forum Thread of the Day: “Ball in the thick rough – what club to use?”



Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from jjfcpa who asks fellow members what their preferred choice of club is when their ball is in thick rough. A variety of irons and hybrids are mentioned by our members who delve into the discussion of course management.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • RainShadow: “For me, that sot would be a 7 iron, open the face a little and play a runner up to the front of the green. Open face will help a bit with getting stuck in the grass.”
  • golfgirlrobin: “Club choice depends on whether you’re willing to accept a bogey or whether you insist on making double.”
  • ChipNRun: “I would try a hinge and hold action. Take a half swing with plenty of hinge action and punch down on the ball with limited follow-through. Use the big muscles of the shoulders – you don’t want to hurt yourself trying to muscle it. Probably choose something between a PW and a 7i. You’ll need to hold firmly with L hand, so the grass doesn’t wrap around the hosel and deloft the club face.”
  • kcd38: “If it is 200 plus from the green and a decent lie, hybrid. If it is less than 200 from the green and sunk down a little, I usually go with my 8 iron and play the face slightly open knowing the grass will grab the hosel and shut the face. Definitely need some speed to get out of the thick stuff.”

Entire Thread: “Ball in the thick rough – what club to use?”

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