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Today from the Forums: “Joe Kwok ‘JK’ Wedges”

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Today from Forums showcases Joe Kwok’s wedge making skills with two wedges in particular that have blown our members away. WRX chief “easyyy” provided photos of his two new Kwok wedges, saying;

“Joe Kwok @joey3108 makes the best wedges. Total custom and he said he has numerous variants of head sizes. The story he tells about the supplier and the groove/face texture is awesome. You can see the tour players and members alike he has worked with on IG… https://www.instagram.com/joekwokgolfllc/

Here are some pics of the two I just got in. Can’t wait to put them in play.”

Our members have been waxing lyrical over the look of the wedges in our forums – with some ready to invest in a “JK’ wedge or two of their own.

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.

  • No_Catchy_Nickname: “They look amazing, especially the 56*. Think it’s the wide sole combined with the aggressive heel and trail edge grind that I like.”
  • Valtiel: “Very nice! I think he may have been working on those last time I was up there. I’ll have to get in touch with him about doing a gap wedge for me, my 54* is getting worn down.”
  • gsrjc: “Very nice. Sorta look Edel wedges.”

Entire Thread: “Joe Kwok ‘JK’ Wedges”

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Gianni is the Assistant Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

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Billy Horschel WITB 2021 (April)

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Driver: Titleist TSi3 (9 degrees)
Shaft: Project X EvenFlow Riptide 65 6.5 TX

3-wood: Titleist TSi2 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZURDUS Smoke 70 6.5

5-wood: Titleist TSi2 (18 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZURDUS Smoke 80 6.5

Irons: Titleist 620 CB (3), Ping Blueprint  (5-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (52-12F, 56-10S, 60-08V @62)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Ping Sigma 2 Tyne

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Jimmy Walker spotted testing L.A.B. Blade, graphite putter shaft at Valspar Championship

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The putting green at a PGA Tour event is always full of interesting things as players get ready for the week ahead, and this week at the Valspar Championship in Palm Harbor, Florida, is no different.

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The new design, which is specifically tailored to modern players who value a ball that provides a very soft feel at impact, retails for $21.99 per dozen.

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