Let’s start with this—if you don’t struggle using a traditional-style wedge then the CTR-1 from Cutter Golf is probably NOT for you. But if you do truly struggle, this could be a game-changer for your short game.
Greenside shots, especially ones that involve escaping deep rough or sand are some of the most feared shots for the average golfer. It’s one of the biggest differences between amateurs and professionals. With a decent lie, pros give themselves a fairly high potential to hole out, while amateurs are just hoping to escape in less than one attempt.
The “pitch” from Cutter
Thanks to the unique shape and hosel transition, the Cutter wedge has 65 percent less leading-edge contact than a traditional wedge to prevent twisting on shots out of the rough. The additional face height and aggressive perimeter weighting offer a 75 percent larger sweet spot (per the company), and you have a club that should make hitting short game shots a lot easier.
The Cutter wedge doesn’t claim to be traditional, but the principles behind the design all have merit in creating an easy to hit wedge. The high bounce sole with heel-toe relief improves turf interaction while the pushed back from the leading edge hosel gets through long grass easier and lowers the possibility of hitting the dreaded shank. As mentioned off the top, total versatility and shotmaking are not high on this club’s list of priorities, but being easy to hit is!
After going out and testing the wedge in some poor turf conditions I will fully admit, as much I do not prefer the look of it compared to my traditional wedge, it flat out works in getting the ball out of almost any tough spot. Feel is the last part of the puzzle and because of the large thin face it has a higher pitch than what I was used to, but it’s still very pleasant – similar to the acoustics produced by other large game-improvement clubs.
Overall, if you are headed into 2020 with a lot of doubts about your short game or just want to try a wedge that will actually help around the greens the Cutter CTR-1 could be for you.
Interesting Photos, Weekend Edition: 16 more equipment photos from the Shriners Open
The photos and associated stories GolfWRX captured this week at the 2021 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas were terrific — and we had plenty of ingredients to offer a second course of our “interesting photos.”
That Las Vegas is one of the most photogenic cities in the world helped, too.
Below are some of our favorites we didn’t add to our Tuesday “Interesting Photos” article.
- Cameron putters – 2021 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
- Bettinardi putters – 2021 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
- Pat Perez test Sik putter – 2021 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
- Fujikura Speeder NX – 2021 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
- Callaway Apex UW – 2021 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
- New Cameron Las Vegas covers – 2021 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
- New Project X HZRDUS Smoke RDX shafts – 2021 Shriners Hospitals doe Children Open
- New Garson Quad Tour 17 grip – 2021 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
- Rory Sabbatini – WITB (new Mizuno 223 irons)
- Rickie Fowler – WITB
- James Hahn – WITB
- Danny Willett – WITB
- Abraham Ancer – WITB
- Harry Higgs – WITB
- Ian Poulter – WITB
- Corey Conners – WITB
- Harry Higgs – WITB
- Matt NeSmith – WITB
- Doug Ghim – WITB
- Anirban Lahiri – WITB
- K.H. Lee – WITB
- Carlos Ortiz – WITB
- Seung Yul Noh – WITB
- Keith Mitchell – WITB (new Mizuno 221 irons)
- Francesco Molinari – WITB
- 2021 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open – Tuesday #1
- 2021 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open – Tuesday #2
- 2021 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open – Wednesday #1
- 2021 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open – Wednesday #2
- 2021 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open – Wednesday #3
Here are a few of the most interesting shots from the Shriners.
Danny Willett – WITB & Prototype Toulon Daytona putter – won Dunhill Links last week at St Andrews – (see photos here)
Anirban Lahiri – WITB – (see photos here)
James Hahn – WITB & Cameron H-19 CT putter (see more photos)
Garsen – Quad Tour 17 grip – (see photos here)
Bettinardi putters – (see photos here)
Jason Kokrak – PXG Gen 4 Blacked out irons- (see photos here)
Matt Kuchar back to old faithful irons – (see photos here)
Rickie Fowler – WITB – (see photos here)
Pat Perez a testing SIK putter – (see photos here)
Spotted: 2022 Callaway Apex UW- (see photos here)
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