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Callaway launches new PM Grind 2019 wedge

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Callaway Golf’s newest wedge, the PM Grind 2019, hits the shops next month, with the wedge having been co-designed by Phil Mickelson and Roger Cleveland.

Mickelson’s efforts in improving the PM Grind revolved around his belief that there are three essential shots that every golfer needs to possess with a wedge in hand. The knockdown, the hit-and-check and the flop-shot.

The latest PM Grind will feature Callaway’s Groove-In-Groove technology, which was first introduced in their Mack Daddy 4 wedge last year. The technology entails four micro-positive ridges machined into flat parts of the face, parallel to the grooves, creating 84 points of contact with the ball.

For the PM Grind 2019, however, alterations, suggested by Mickelson were made. This year’s PM Grind has seen the micro-grooves machined into the face at a 20° angle, making them perpendicular to the target line when you open the face, with the aim of promoting more spin than ever before on lob shots.

The PM Grind 2019 also features an increased amount of offset which is designed to make it easier for the player to move the ball back in their stance and position their hands ahead of the ball.

The club also contains a higher toe, which was achieved by removing weight from the sole, and aims to promote a lower trajectory and create more space high on the face of the club by pulling the centre of gravity location upward.

The C-Grind sole on the wedge offers extra relief at the heel and toe, with the aim of promoting crisp, clean contact from a variety of greenside lies.

Speaking on his experience building the new PM Grind 2019 wedge alongside Phil Mickelson, Roger Cleveland stated

“Working with Phil on the PM grind wedges has been a fantastic experience. His insights are always spot-on, and implementing them to create something innovative like the PM Grind 2019 is incredibly satisfying. This wedge is going to help a lot of players hit shots they couldn’t hit before.”

The PM Grind 2019 contains the KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 steel wedge shaft, designed to deliver a balance of feel, spin and control, and possesses a Lamkin UTX grip in black with green highlights.

Loft/bounce combinations for the PM Grind 2019 include (all available in right-handed and left-handed)

  • 54º/14º
  • 56º/14º
  • 58º/12º
  • 60º/12º
  • 64º/10º

The PM Grind 2019 comes in a choice of Platinum Chrome and Tour Grey, both containing a PM Grind medallion on the back of the club. The new wedge from Callaway will be available from retail stores on February 15, and costs $159.99.

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  1. Richard

    Jan 6, 2019 at 9:40 am

    Cool, can’t wait to try these. The previous model was awesome and these look like they’ll be even better with the C grind and some camber on the sole!!!

  2. CaoNiMa

    Jan 6, 2019 at 1:58 am

    It’s the PM Grind F2 wedge Face Forward! lmao

  3. Scheiss

    Jan 6, 2019 at 1:57 am

    What’s with the cheap coin badge
    Why do they keep adding stuff like this that just has a tendency to fall off and annoy

  4. Chip

    Jan 5, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    I don’t like the higher toe

    Hahahahaha

  5. Travis

    Jan 5, 2019 at 11:50 am

    Why is everyone saying they don’t like the high toe or the grooves? These look identical to the old PM grind except in a different finish. Do people forget the old PM grind already and thing this is a new thing? This concept has been around for years and years now…

  6. SwingMan

    Jan 5, 2019 at 10:24 am

    Like everything about ii except for that high toe is a no go. Most players are not Phil and don’t need that high toe. I’ll stick with the Ping Glide Stealth 2.0. Just can’t get over the bulky look of that head and PM toe. The rest of it is genius.

  7. Tom

    Jan 4, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    Score lines extending all the way to the edge of the face looks “cheap” they have no function there because nobody hits the ball out there….looks like an old “Pal Joey” model from the early eighties….low quality image

  8. Speedy

    Jan 4, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    Don’t like the looks of it (higher toe).

  9. Big "O"

    Jan 4, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    I liked these in high loft (60deg) and played 2 off and on over a couple of seasons. But the offset looks like a deal killer to me in the pictures. I will have to see it in hand but me and offset don’t get along.

  10. HDTVMAN

    Jan 4, 2019 at 11:56 am

    YES! A 54°! On my second set of PM Grind’s, and will switch to the 2019 models. Best wedges on the market.

  11. Rich Douglas

    Jan 4, 2019 at 10:57 am

    If the grooves are optimized for hitting shots with an open face, would it also be true that they are NOT optimized for hitting shots with a square clubface?

    I suspect it doesn’t really matter a lot–marketing hype, likely. But if it is a real thing, you’re faced with making that choice.

  12. Ryan

    Jan 4, 2019 at 9:34 am

    Is Callaway planning a new MD4 or Forged wedge?

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Dustin Johnson WITB 2022 (January)

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Driver: TaylorMade Stealth Plus (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: LA Golf Prototype

3-wood: TaylorMade Stealth HL (16.5 degrees)
Shaft: LA Golf Prototype

7-wood: TaylorMade SIM Max (21 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZURDUS Smoke Black RDX 95 6.5

Hybrid: TaylorMade Stealth Rescue 4 (22 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZURDUS Smoke Black RDX 105 6.5

Irons: TaylorMade P730 DJ Proto (4-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (soft-stepped)

Wedges: TaylorMade MG (52-09SB @54 degrees, 60-10SB)
Shafts: KBS Tour Custom Black 120 S

Putter: TaylorMade Spider Limited Itsy Bitsy
Shaft: LA Golf
Grip: SuperStroke Traxion Pistol GT 1.0

Ball: TaylorMade TP5x 2019 (#1)

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet 58R (1 wrap 2-way tape + 2 wraps left hand, 3 right hand)

More photos of DJ’s WITB here.

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Adidas launches new Tour360 22 golf shoe

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17 years after Adidas released the original Tour360 golf shoe, the company unveiled a new-and-improved Tour360 22.

The first model of the Tour360 was innovative for its time, and Adidas says the next version will be as well: “With the TOUR360 22, our primary focus was to re-examine how we addressed two critical areas that are important for golfers of all skill levels: fit and traction.”

The new Tour360 22 includes the following tech:

  • The Feet You Wear: “The Feet You Wear” was introduced in 1996 and the design mimics the natural shape of the foot, ultimately helping to create a better connection with the ground and accommodate the natural movements of the foot in all directions. This connection with the ground to generate power more easily in the swing.
  • DUALSTACK Midsole – The full-length Boost cushioning is combined with an EVA stability frame. This EVA stability frame is a horseshoe-shaped piece that surrounds the full-length Boost with EVA chassis, which should make the shoe more comfortable.
  • GEOFIT Collar Pad – This feature enhances the fit and feel on the top of the foot, this piece gently conforms to the individual to provide a more personalized and comfortable fit.
  • 3D TORSION™ SYSTEM – Targeted stability in the midfoot, this mold plate enhances the connection with the ground while also helping to stabilize footwork throughout the swing.
  • INSITE Sockliner Working in tandem with the Feet You Wear last, this sockliner cradles the contours of the foot, especially in the heel, to provide enhanced cushioning, comfort, and support.

The newest innovation for the Tour360 22 is called “Spikemore.” Spikemore is cleats directly injected onto the TPU base. Injecting the cleats is designed to help adjust density, make the inside and outside arm shapes unique, and adjust the size depending on where the cleat sits on the outsole.

“I’ve worn almost every model of TOUR360 since I started my career and I’m always amazed at how the footwear team continues to raise the bar year after year. I really like the design and style with this new model, but the traction, feel and comfort I get definitely make this the best version of the TOUR360 that I’ve ever worn.” – Dustin Johnson

Models & Pricing

  • Tour360 22 – $210
  • W Tour360 22 – $200
  • Tour360 22 BOA – $250
  • W Tour360 22 BOA – $240

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PXG launches new 0311 Sugar Daddy II wedges

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 PXG has introduced its 0311 Sugar Daddy II Wedges, which will hit retail on February 1st, 2022.

“We’ve taken our signature 0311 Forged Wedges to the next level, perfecting every surface, curve, and groove to help you master your short game. Without a doubt, these babies are some of the sexiest, best-performing wedges on the market. Period.” – PXG Founder and CEO Bob Parsons

The wedges feature precision-milled grooves designed at the USGA limit to support extreme shot-making, while new Full Face Groove technology expands the hitting area for shots played toward the toe side of the face. 

The expanded groove length is designed to help golfers land it softly and to ensure more consistent results on impacts all across the face. 

High Toe Weighting creates a high moment-of-inertia (MOI) and helps position the center-of-gravity (CG) more in-line with open face shots in a bid for enhanced consistency, while new Precision Weighting Technology introduces swing weight adjustability to the PXG Wedge fitting experience. A large weight located near the CG enables golfers to achieve fine-tuned performance through various head weight configurations.

PXG Sugar Daddy II Wedges present golfers with two sole designs, the BP-Grind (13) and C-Grind (10).

The BP-Grind features a wide sole and slight taper from heel to toe, offering more bounce. The C-Grind presents a narrow sole and aggressive taper from heel to toe, offering a moderate bounce. Both sole designs are available in every loft across the PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy II Wedge lineup – 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60, and 62-degrees.

Hudson Swafford put the new wedge in play just days before his win at the 2022 American Express and had this to say on the new addition from PXG:

“I added PXG Sugar Daddy II 46- and 56-degree wedges to my bag at the American Express. The added bounce matches my patterns and helps me flight it a whole lot better. Also, they don’t dig as much. With my first win of year on the books the same week as putting them in, I think it’s fair to say, Sugar Daddy IIs are in to stay.” 

PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy II wedges are available for purchase on February 1, 2022, and are offered in both Chrome and PXG’s Xtreme Dark finish.

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