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Bruce Sizemore’s newest venture, More Golf, is inspired by Detroit

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MORE GOLF Milled putter

When it comes to putter design there are a lot of designers and creators known by a single name—Karsten, Scotty, Bettinardi, and now Toulon. But there are many more out there creating beautifully unique and perfectly machined designs like Bruce Sizemore of More Golf.

With More Golf, Bruce is launching an ultra-premium golf equipment startup that will bring design and manufacturing of the world’s finest golf equipment to Michigan (notice I didn’t just say putters, but we’ll touch on that later).


More Golf’s initial offering is The Detroit Collection, a limited-edition release of just 99 ultra-premium putters that were created from start to finish in the city of Detroit.

More Golf founder Bruce Sizemore:

“With The Detroit Collection, our first commercial project, we wanted to make a statement about the city of Detroit. Detroit is an incubator of transformative artistry and design. Maybe more than anything, it’s a place with a bold vision for the future. We created The Detroit Collection to offer the ultimate combination of precision manufacturing, artistry, design, and of course, boldness.”

Behind the Design

Each one-of-a-kind putter features a Mokume Gane insert. What is that? Let me explain. Mokume Gane is an ancient Japanese art form that dates back to the 16th century. Originally, this meticulous metal-making method was used to construct ornate hilts (handles) on samurai swords by layering metal and fusing it close to its melting point. It translates roughly to “wood grain metal” and by looking at the insert, it’s easy to understand why.

Mokume Gane inserts for The Detroit collection putters are crafted from 14 layers of the purest copper and silver to create a look and feel that is completely unique. Through heating and pressure, the copper and silver are bonded to form a solid billet of material which will then become the insert.

To create the unique ornamentation of each putter insert, the Mokume Gane billet is hand-carved to establish a three-dimensional surface pattern before being forged and then milled flat. The resulting “starburst effect” present in each insert is the result of the different layers of materials expressing their distinct character on the surface. These putters are almost more about creating a functioning piece of art than a day to day workhorse.

“The unique fingerprint of each putter can never be duplicated because of the hand-crafted intricacies of Mokume Gane. It can never be reproduced.” Bruce Sizemore

Ordering & spec details

The Detroit Collection putter heads and necks are 100 percent CNC Milled from a solid billet of 303 stainless material to the tightest tolerances. The head and/or necks of the putters can be customized in one of two finishes: Satin Pearl or Patina. Each Mokume insert is available in one of two finishes: Raw Mokume or Belgian Black Patina. Length, loft, and lie angle will be customized to order. Custom laser etching will also available of each one of these 99 putters.

Each putter will also be equipped with a proprietary putter shaft from Oban that was developed specifically for More Golf. Each putter shaft is created from a seamless Japanese braided steel tube that’s extruded to its final shape to offer the highest level of quality and feel.

Details don’t stop at the putter head either, More Golf also collaborated with U.S.-based Best Grips to create signature putter grips and headcovers for The Detroit Putter Collection. All Best Grips headcovers and grips are handmade from the finest cowhide, to offer golfers a distinctive look and a premium feel.

How to get yours

The Detroit Collection putters start at $2,500 (USD) and can be reserved through the More Golf website: MOREGOLFUSA.COM. Golfers who want to make their putter truly one of a kind can schedule a 1-on-1 design consultation with Bruce Sizemore.

A little More info on More Golf

The Metro Detroit-based golf startup is currently developing the world’s only full line of golf clubs that are manufactured in the United States. With 10 industry-first technologies, More Golf is poised to change the way golfers think about their games.

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  1. M Songe

    Oct 10, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    I like the style and shape but it’s a $20 chunk of steel for $2500? Might be from Detroit but priced like a used car.

  2. TomAce

    Oct 9, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    Really trying to compete with King Cameron in this space?

  3. JD

    Oct 9, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    I think I’d rather buy a foreclosed house in Detroit with my $2,500

  4. HKO

    Oct 9, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    jesus putting christ

  5. Charlie Waffles

    Oct 9, 2019 at 11:52 am

    As P.T. Barnum would always say..

    How true it is!!

  6. Gary McCormick

    Oct 9, 2019 at 10:54 am

    That fancy metalwork is pretty and all, it if it doesn’t help you make more putts, what’s the point?

  7. JP

    Oct 9, 2019 at 10:32 am

    With putters starting at $2,500, this startup will be closing its doors very soon.

    They better not be a one trick pony.

  8. dat

    Oct 9, 2019 at 9:23 am

    That’s funny.

  9. DB

    Oct 9, 2019 at 9:11 am

    Excellent craftsmanship, but looks like a piece of jewelry. People will actually game these? I doubt it. The starting price is $2500? Oh, OK. Haha. No.

  10. Joe

    Oct 9, 2019 at 9:03 am

    You gotta have a gimmick….

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Whats in the Bag

Chris Baker WITB 2020

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  • Equipment accurate as of January 2020

Driver: Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero Triple Diamond (9 degrees, D1 setting)
Shaft: Nippon N.S. Pro Regio Formula M+ X 65

3-wood: Callaway Epic Flash (15 degrees, NS setting)
Shaft: Nippon N.S. Pro Regio Formula M+ X 75

5-wood: Cobra King F9 Speedback Tour (17.5 degrees)
Shaft: Nippon N.S. Pro Regio Formula M+ X 75

Irons: Cobra King F9 Speedback (4), Miura MC-501 (4-PW)
Shafts: Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 130

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (50-08F, 56-10S, 60-06M)
Shafts: Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 130 (50), True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 (56, 60)

Putter: Scotty Cameron TSB Prototype
Grip: SuperStroke SS2R

Grip: Golf Pride Tour Velvet

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All-new Callaway Jaws MD5 Raw and tour-inspired T-Grind wedges

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Callaway is adding to its successful Callaway Jaws MD5 lineup with a new grind and a new look: MD5 Raw and T-Grind wedges.

The Callaway Jaws MD5 story

As we covered in the original 2020 Callaway MD5 launch piece, these wedges are more than just a stepping stone for the engineering team at Callaway, and instead are a complete evolution of how they design and manufacture their wedges. Here’s why: By reinventing the overall groove shape compared to previous models, they have succeeded in increasing both spin and total control on full and less-than-full shots.

The proprietary groove design of the Jaws wedge gets the contact radius right to the limit set forth by the governing bodies. How closes are we talking?” So close that the initial response from Callaway’s manufacturing partner was “Sorry, we just can’t do this” because the failure rate was close to 50 percent of heads becoming nonconforming.

The solution for Callaway? Changing the cutting tool used on the grooves every 15 wedges. Sure, you could attempt to get more life out of each tool, but when you have everyone from recreational players to the world’s best putting them in play, you can’t make sacrifices.

Callaway 2020 MD5 JAWS Wedge Grooves

2020 Callaway Jaws MD5 wedge: groove detail

The end result is the MD5 Jaws spins over 10 percent more on shots hit around the green compared to the Callaway MD4 and launches lower by one degree. Lower launch is important, because if you talk to any short game coach with a launch monitor, or Roger Cleveland, in Callaway’s case, you will quickly realize that being able to control launch with a wedge is just as important as it is with a driver. A lower-launching wedge means the coefficient of friction is higher since the ball isn’t riding/sliding up the face—and boom, you have a greater ability to hit the “low checker.”

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The raw finish

After many years of limited retail availability, raw wedges have come back in style in a big way thanks to more golfers understanding the benefits of an unplated wedge—it also helps that the most popular finish option in professional golf is raw and unplated too.

The Callaway Jaws MD5 Raw is made from 8620 mild carbon steel to offer a soft feel. Over time, the unplated finish will patina to reduce glare—nothing worse than trying to hit a wedge shot on a sunny day and having the full reflection of the sun nearly blind you in the process.

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The Raw MD5 maintains all the other design features of the already available MD5 wedges, including the four ports and medallions on the back of the head to raise CG for greater trajectory control—but also gives golfers the added option to customize through Callaway Customs.

The T-Grind story

Just like how raw finishes have grown in popularity, so have wedge grinds that offer greater versatility on full and partial shots around the green. The new T-Grind (available in 58 and 60-degree lofts) is a popular choice because it has a higher measured bounce in a standard neutral playing position, but thanks to the crescent sole with heel, toe, and trailing edge relief, the leading edge can get closer to the ground on shots played with an open face.

This puts bounce where you need it and takes it away from places you don’t. Compared to the similar-looking X-Grind (available in 54 and 56-degree lofts) the T has less bounce which can also help players that are more shallow or play in softer more lush conditions.

The new T Grind will also look different from address compared to the standard higher lofted MD5 wedges because they have a slightly thicker topline to raise CG for controlled ball flight.

Availability, Specs & Pricing

The new MD5 wedges will be available for purchase at retail and online starting June 4, and the retail price is $159.99

Lofts – (Italicized are the new grind options)

Right Handed:

  • 50° S Grind,
  • 52° S Grind
  • 54° S and X Grind
  • 56° S and X Grind
  • 58° S,  X, and T Grind
  • 60° S, T, and X Grind
  • 62° C Grind

Left Handed:

  • 52° S Grind
  • 56° S Grind
  • 60° S Grind

The wedges come with 3 premium stock shaft options, Steel: Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S200. Graphite: ProjectX Catalyst 80, and UST Recoil wedge F1 ( Ladies flex only )

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What GolfWRXers are saying about Cleveland’s CBX2 wedges

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In our forums, our members have been discussing Cleveland’s CBX2 wedges. WRXer ‘hammergolf’ wants to hear from single-digit players who are currently playing the wedges, and our members have been sharing their thoughts on the clubs with plenty of praise for the wedges in our forums.

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.

  • cfmgolf: “I am definitely a believer. Tried it on a whim at a PGA SuperStore in FL last fall and was stunned by the consistency of it. Changed from a RTX3 to the CBX2 in my 52* gap within a couple of weeks. Now that we are back in OH for the summer, I changed out 3 wedges (Ping Glide 3.0, and 2 of the RTX 4’s) for an entire bag of the CBX2’s. I am trying the full face in my 56* and found it to be very good also. Biggest benefit for me has been the consistency of the CBX line. Shots out of the rough that can be high on the club don’t really lose much – i.e. more forgiving. I go between a 6-8HCP, and short game is my strong point. Very happy with them so far.”
  • JCRay33: “6 handicap here and bought a couple CBX’s (54 and 58) from 2nd swing a couple months ago and absolutely love them! Way more forgiving than typical blade wedges (had vokeys before) and great feel as well. It’s easy for ego to get in the way and not want to get these, but once you realize, all that matters is performance the choice is a no-brainer and results speak for themselves really.”
  • mortimer: “CBX2 50. Excellent gap wedge for full, 3/4 shots and chipping. Forgiving, consistent and more than acceptable spin numbers. Also offset is fine to my eye. Having said all that I would not game a 58/60 degrees one if you like to manipulate the face for different shots around the green as I do. Intrigued though with the new full-face but have not seen one in person yet.”
  • Simp: “I have a set of 58, 54 & 50 raw CBX2’s allegedly tour issue, and I love them. The 58 has a grind that is lovely. I’m a 0 FYI.”
  • nicelife: “I have Srixon irons and Mizuno T20 wedges. I found the CBX2 50 was the perfect transition club between sets. LOVE the Srixon/Cleveland V-Sole. Visually the face has more grooves than I would normally like to look at, but its performance more than makes up for it. I really like the satin finish. So much so I’m thinking about refinishing my irons. Go for it you won’t be sorry.”

Entire Thread: “Cleveland’s CBX2 wedges”

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