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Nike’s new Engage wedges

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Nike’s new line of Engage wedges, which were in Rory McIlroy’s bag at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on Thursday, include three different sole grinds that suit three different types of play.

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Left to right: Nike’s Engage Toe Sweep, Square Sole and Dual Sole wedges.

Master Craftsman Mike Taylor worked with Nike athletes to develop the three sole grinds — Dual Sole, Toe Sweep and Square Sole — each with Nike’s Modern Muscle technology that optimizes the center of gravity.

Related: Nike’s Vapor iron series

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The Dual Sole grind offers two surfaces — one that is utilized when playing square-faced shots and another that comes into play when the clubface is open. The sole design was inspired by grinds that McIlroy and Tiger Woods have used and give golfers more versatility around the greens.

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The Engage Toe Sweep is Nike’s second-generation Toe Sweep wedge, which has a sole with wide toe section and narrow heel area. The grind, which was used by McIlroy to win the 2014 BMW PGA Championship, is a help from poor lies, as the narrow heel prevents snagging on shots from the deep rough.

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Nike’s Square Sole is designed to work best on full shots, as well as for golfers who mostly play square-faced shots around the green.

Each of the wedges have a raw finish and Nike’s X3X milled grooves, which have more volume and sharper edges than their predecessors.

They come stock with True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 shafts and Golf Pride Tour Velvet grips, and will be available on April 17 for cost $119.99 each.

Lofts and Bounces

Square Sole: (RH) 50-11, 52-11, 54-9, 56-9, 58-9, 60-9, (LH) 52-11 and 56-9

Toe Sweep: (RH) 54-9, 56-9, 58-9, 60-9

Dual Sole: (RH) 58-13 and 60-13, (LH) 60-13

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He played on the Hawaii Pacific University Men's Golf team and earned a Masters degree in Communications. He also played college golf at Rutgers University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

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  1. Divoteer

    Apr 7, 2016 at 8:22 am

    If you’re wedge game is lacking, then I highly suggest you take a slice of humble pie and grab a set of these. I am Ping guy but couldn’t swing their wedges and get what I needed. Picked up a set of these used and my wedge game improved instantly. Feel is also extremely good for a Nike wedge. They might look ugly, but I’ll take a superior wedge game over looks any day of the week.

  2. Travis

    Aug 9, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    I had a set of vokeys 52 and 60s and my clubs were stolen. I loved them and felt like I could shape my shot easy and thoroughly brought my pitching game to another level. I bought a slightly used 56 Nike Engage wedge and I would say I like it more. I’ve only had it for 36 holes and Ive sank the ball in more than the vokeys combined (2years). Every hit feels amazing. I am so impressed with this wedge.

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  4. Tom D.

    Feb 3, 2015 at 5:17 am

    Maybe these are the reason Tiger can’t hit a decent wedge shot any more!!?!

  5. Dave

    Jan 17, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    LIES! Rory is using the VR Pro blades & wedges in Abu Dhabi ! Can clearly see on the TV.

    • Matt

      Jan 22, 2015 at 9:34 am

      Actually if you go back and watch a clip of his bunker shot on 18 on Sunday that looks like the new wedge. I agree that he still has VR Pro vs vapor for irons.

  6. Steve

    Jan 17, 2015 at 9:28 am

    Ugggggggly

  7. kess

    Jan 16, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    Barring the toe sweep, do they look like an angular eye2 wedge to anyone else?

  8. Sam

    Jan 16, 2015 at 11:23 am

    April release date? That seems pretty far out, as a lot of other companies have already started to release their products for 2015.

  9. I H8

    Jan 16, 2015 at 10:49 am

    The toe sweep grind is amazing. I have the current gen toe sweep and it almost feels like cheating it’s THAT easy to hit.

  10. 8thehardway

    Jan 16, 2015 at 9:01 am

    That’s the clearest explanation for a particular grind I’ve come across and the Toe Sweep grind looks dramatic enough to actually help people.

    Do they come with club covers?

  11. Bruce

    Jan 16, 2015 at 3:53 am

    Looks like somebody was playing with a 3D printer……fail..

  12. adam

    Jan 15, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    I like ’em. I wonder how they compare to the forged wedges with X3X

  13. Jon

    Jan 15, 2015 at 9:33 pm

    Too over the top and trying to be different. I’ll stick with my Miura’s.

  14. Gogio

    Jan 15, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    They would have looked so much cleaner without the engage and loft stamped were it is. The Nike icon alone would have looked really nice and not like something I would find at Dunhams for $19.98. No I’m not a hater and i own plenty of Nike golf items.

    • other paul

      Jan 15, 2015 at 8:50 pm

      Clean is over rated. If you can’t see it address, why care?

  15. Kurren

    Jan 15, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    Are they forged or cast?

    • Billy

      Jan 15, 2015 at 8:55 pm

      Kurren, they are cast.

      • bradford

        Jan 16, 2015 at 8:24 am

        you sure about that? Can you let us know how you know that?

        • Cwolf

          Jan 18, 2015 at 8:10 am

          I am also interested in finding out if they are forged. Thanks

  16. austin

    Jan 15, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    I will stick with vokeys

  17. Matt

    Jan 15, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    Meh

  18. Don

    Jan 15, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    I have to admit, these look pretty sweet. But with the options for lefties so limited I feel cheated somehow.

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Zozo Championship Tour Truck Report: Phil’s new driver and 2-wood, Tiger testing a new 3-wood

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Slower week than most at Sherwood but still a couple of nuggets—and who doesn’t love a Tiger/Phil equipment update?

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Phil Mickelson: After his (two drivers in the bag) win on the PGA Tour Champions, Lefty went full gearhead and continued to test not only the new Apex MB ’21 irons (6-PW) but also put a 47.5-inch Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero in the bag. The (low-lofted) 9-degree head, set now at 8 degrees (swing weight at D7) will be equipped with either a Project X HZURDUS Smoke Green 60 6.5 or a KBS TD 60G C5 TX.

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  • We spotted Woods with a TaylorMade SIM 3-wood in his bag, along with the TaylorMade M5 he’s had in play for more than two years. We’re told it will be a game-time decision as to which one he puts in play.

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Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord 58R

Ball: Bridgestone Tour B XS

 

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GolfWRX Classifieds (10/21/20): Cameron cover, Ping Hoofer tour bag, SIM Rocket 3-wood

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At GolfWRX, we love golf equipment plain and simple.

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