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Custom hand grind SCRATCH wedges by Joe Kwok


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#1 joey3108

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 07:16 PM

Hi Guys,
I just want to introduce you guys a custom hand grind & custom fit by ME personally.

Ari and I have been talking to get this program going since a lot of members here like the way i fit and custom hand grind them to fit every individual. Ari will chime in to fill you guys up with some other info if needed.

As we all knows that Scratch wedges custom hand grind pricing start from $299 by Jeff, So I will respect Ari and his team and start exactly at the same pricing braket. Any of you local are thinking to get one and want to try it your self, you are welcome to borrow my demo.

Yes, I understand this  offering is not for  every body. I  really appreciate if we can keep it  as civil as possible. I'm sure a lot of you understand why i'm saying all this.

So here are some of the pictures that i did for a tour player and one of my personal 60*.

Thank you !

Cheers!

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 08:56 PM

I am glad to see you involved with this.

The whole grind deal confuses the crap out of me, I much prefer how you and I talk about wedges.

We talk about the type of shots I hit, the divots, the tragectory and what I expect when the ball hits the green. THEN YOU TELL ME WHAT TO PLAY.

This system works and I would not hesitate to do this by phone if I was in the market for new wedges.

This partnership peaks my interest in Scratch.

Maybe next season (2009)?

Joe

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 10:04 PM

That 53 is freaking sweet..

Can you tell me about that grind?

My 53 is a "Diadic" 588, been in my bag for over 10 yrs.. might look to replace it if I can find something better.. so far there hasnt really been any contenders..
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Posted 06 November 2008 - 11:19 PM

Joe,
Good to see you gets excited ! :)

Pure,
53* has a 12-13* bounce with blunted leading edge to prevent digging to quick ( especially for chip and pitch ), but yet the effective bounce will play a lot less due to the trailing edge cut make the sole a lot narrower for FULL SHOT swing. The toe and heel relief will provide less twisting motion during impact in a deep rough situation shots or during digging at impact. Especially on a good wedge players who trap their ball.

The other key important issue on good grinds are to make the wedge sits correctly event at address possition and yet still give a good nice feel of balance in our hand.

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 11:32 PM

uh oh.. that sounds like something that could end up in my bag.. my problem with the diadic is that it digs really bad, i like to hit that trap shot you're talking about.. sort of a trap cut or knock down cut with a lot of spin.. but my 588 digs a lot.. sometimes resulting in hitting it high on the face..  or it'll kind of "catch" and twist in the fairway and take way too big of a divot.. i use a pretty aggressive move on this shot.. but it's also my favorite shot to hit.. my new ping's with the t-grind are perfect.. now my 53 has to be changed.. that one in your pic is pretty damn nice looking i'll admit..

this is the club:

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Posted 07 November 2008 - 12:17 AM

Kudos to Scratch for this program.  Well done.

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Posted 07 November 2008 - 01:54 PM

We are very excited to work with Joe.  Right now he is the only other clubmaker that we have approved for this program.  The idea is to take some stress and workload away from Jeff but obviously only to find the people who can do the high quality grinding job that we have become known for.  Keep up the great work Joe!!
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Posted 07 November 2008 - 04:47 PM

Jow does a good job grinding...I should know ;)

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 06:39 PM

Here is a 53* in Gun Metal finish!So now for you who need to demo this 53 and 60 combo., they are available in my shop for you take them out for a spins.

Joe

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 08:09 PM

Joe,

As usual, you do 1st class grind work!

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 01:42 AM

i guess this question is for ari. so for 299 here, can we get all the custom stamping and what not?

and, what about chroming? is it possible to get them chromed after joe grinds them?

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 10:32 AM

Hey, great news Ari & Joe  :clapping: :yess:  

I will order a trio of Scratch TD wedges in March/April.

Will have to decide if Joe or Jeff will do the grinds - difficult decision, as both guys are master grinders........holy crap........tough choice here :yes:

Does this mean that Joe gets the raw heads directly from Japan and then grinds them at his place and then the heads will be shipped to the Scratch facility and have the final finish applied there ?

Definitely a nice extra touch to the already fantastic Scratch TD wedges :good: Scratch_smilie.gif

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 03:13 PM

Joe does a great job.  If you're local, he (typically) starts with the range fitting and sees/discusses how you play your short game/wedges/golf course type.  He'll make some suggestions and completes it with some beautiful grind work.  :drinks:

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 02:24 AM

Thanks guys!

One thing i can answer here is that " YES i can send back the ground head to ARI for final prep before plating ". It's just take a little longer.

Joe

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 05:41 AM

Joe's work is excellent!!

Would you consider doing your grind on another company's wedge besides Scratch??

Don't want to upset anyone, just thought I would ask.


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Posted 03 January 2009 - 10:11 PM

View PostJack lives here, on Jan 3 2009, 02:41 AM, said:

Joe's work is excellent!!

Would you consider doing your grind on another company's wedge besides Scratch??

Don't want to upset anyone, just thought I would ask.
I have no problem with anyone as long as they are willing to work the way I like it.

Do you have another company in mind?

THX!

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 08:43 PM

Here are some more pictures with a different look by the toe area on the 50 and 55 degree.

Joe

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 04:25 PM

Here are the finish products of the last pictures.

1 dot 50*
2 dots 55*
3 dots 60*

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 01:47 PM

WOW~~~

i need some advice with grinds myself

im trying to go to a 3 wedge setup, 47pw/52/57or58

im a DS type, going to use my 52 from anywhere between 50-110, im thinking 7*bounce would be perfect

now i need a sand/lob wedge combo, im guessing i would need about 10*bounce for bunker shots but need a grind to make it lay flat when i open the face for flop shots

what type of grind would i need to get this figured out??

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 04:44 PM

View Postjkim021587, on 10 February 2010 - 01:47 PM, said:

WOW~~~

i need some advice with grinds myself

im trying to go to a 3 wedge setup, 47pw/52/57or58

im a DS type, going to use my 52 from anywhere between 50-110, im thinking 7*bounce would be perfect

now i need a sand/lob wedge combo, im guessing i would need about 10*bounce for bunker shots but need a grind to make it lay flat when i open the face for flop shots

what type of grind would i need to get this figured out??
Are you asking me to fit you and custom grind a couple wedges for you?

Email me if that is what you are looking for to jwk.golf@gmail.com

THX!

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 04:49 PM

Are the grooves legal on new Scratch wedges?

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 04:51 PM

View Postgfggolf, on 17 February 2010 - 04:49 PM, said:

Are the grooves legal on new Scratch wedges?

They should be available in both version now.

This particular one is not a V grove. This is a custom hand grind!

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 03:51 PM

the dots are an awesome idea. very cool!

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 10:36 AM

View Postjoey3108, on 04 February 2010 - 04:25 PM, said:

Here are the finish products of the last pictures.

1 dot 50*
2 dots 55*
3 dots 60*

Joe

Joe, those are some taste wedges.  Send me PM on duplicating a set like that for me.

Rob

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 06:18 PM

View Postrjklein4470, on 21 February 2010 - 10:36 AM, said:

View Postjoey3108, on 04 February 2010 - 04:25 PM, said:

Here are the finish products of the last pictures.

1 dot 50*
2 dots 55*
3 dots 60*

Joe

Joe, those are some taste wedges. Send me PM on duplicating a set like that for me.

Rob

Rob,
Email the specs to jwk.golf@gmail.com

THX!

joe


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Posted 23 February 2010 - 02:06 AM

Joe
I have been custom grinding my wedges since I started playing seriously in the late 70's. This is the best work I have seen. Makes me want to start playing again so you can grind me a new set of wedges!
Mike

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 01:13 AM

View PostOneBigGolfDog67, on 23 February 2010 - 02:06 AM, said:

Joe
I have been custom grinding my wedges since I started playing seriously in the late 70's. This is the best work I have seen. Makes me want to start playing again so you can grind me a new set of wedges!
Mike

You can email me anytime you are ready.

Thanks again for your compliment!

Joe
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ps: The heads shipment of 54-61 just arrived and ready to grind away. :)

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 10:43 PM

Those wedges look beautiful!

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 02:19 PM

View Postasualum, on 25 March 2010 - 10:43 PM, said:

Those wedges look beautiful!

Thanks!

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 01:58 PM

Latest project!

Low bounce blunted leading edge with V grind on 60* (3 dots).

Different placement dots!

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