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Club Junkie Review: Vega Alcor Tour wedge and its interchangeable soles

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Do you need a wedge that you can change the sole on in your bag? I don’t know if everyone does, but it is a pretty unique concept to dial in the fit of your wedge. Vega Golf came out with the Alcor Tour wedge that can be purchased with one of three different soles with different bounce options. For a more detailed review, please take a listen to the Club Junkie below or on any podcast platform. Just search GolfWRX Radio.

The Alcor Tour is a very traditional looking wedge that is far from traditional! When looking down, at address, the wedge looks very traditional and clean. I am a big fan of wedges that are a little more rounded and with a softer topline. The Alcor Tour is exactly that and has a leading edge that is pretty straight, just a slight bit of roundness that is very pleasant to look at and overall the shape is really good.

The back of the wedge is a little more busy with the screws for the sole and milled channels. The channels are milled not just for looks but to remove material so they can move it out towards the toe in order to get the CG in the center of the wedge. There is also the titanium sole that is held in place with two hex bolts. The sole is easy to change and if you buy the wedge with the 3 soles you get a small Allen wrench with the soles.

Vega did some pretty impressive machine work on the back of the wedge because the soles fit perfectly snug into the small, milled rectangle on the back. Just setting the sole on the wedge produces a tight fit with no play or movement, before even tightening the screws. Vega ensured this tight fit so no vibration could affect the feel of the wedge.

Out on the course, the Alcor Tour feels extremely soft and solid. I would put it up there with some of the softest wedges I have ever hit from some of the most famous brands. Even shots hit higher on the face or more off the toe produced good feel with very little added vibration. The only way to get some harsh feel out of this wedge is to hit one very thin on a cold day. Spin is very good as well, even from less-than-perfect lies. Playing outdoors here in the north, you are going to get some longer grass in the fairway, but the spin and stopping power was still very high. I even got 1 or 2 shots to spin back a little bit from lies that I never thought would. Even out of the rough and fairway the spin was predictable and consistent, never will a roll our that you didn’t think would happen.

The interchangeable sole is a pretty cool idea, and I was really excited to hit the high bounce sole. I can get steep on fuller shots and play in softer conditions here in the north. The high bounce sole has a good amount of trailing edge relief, allowing you to open the face with the leading edge coming up just a small amount. There is more than enough bounce, 12 degrees, to help reduce the depth of your divot on full shots. Good float through the sand comes with the design and I love the very rounded, blunt leading edge. That leading edge allows you to press the wedge forward for a shorter chip shot with no worry of the turf grabbing the wedge. Launch on full shots came out a little higher than some other wedges but landed softly and stopped quickly on the green.

Changing the soles out is very simple with just two screws holding them in place. Even though there are just two screws, the sole stays firmly in place with no jiggling or looseness whatsoever. I don’t think Vega designed this wedge to have people change out the sole when they change courses, but it is a great way to fit and find the sole that works best for you. But some of us like to tinker and you can swap out the soles to match the turf conditions if you want! Overall the Vega Alcor Tour is an impressive wedge with extremely soft feel and great spin.

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I have been an employee at GolfWRX since 2016. In that time I have been helping create content on GolfWRX Radio, GolfWRX YouTube, as well as writing for the front page. Self-proclaimed gear junkie who loves all sorts of golf equipment as well as building golf clubs!

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Lanto Griffin WITB 2024 (February)

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Driver: Titleist TSR2 (10 degrees @9.25)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS Black 60 TX

3-wood: Titleist TSR3 (16.5 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black 80 6.5 TX

Irons: Titleist U505 Black (2), Titleist T100 Black (4-9)
Shafts: Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 130 S (2, 4-9)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM10 (46-10F, 50-12F, 54-10S, 60-08M)
Shafts: Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 130 S (46, 50), Modus3 N.S. Pro 125 Wedge (54,60)

Putter: Sik Flo C
Grip: SuperStroke Zenergy Tour 3.0

Grips: Lamkin Crossline Cord, Iomic

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

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Brendon Todd WITB 2023 (February)

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Driver: Ping G430 Max (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus TR Red 6 X

3-wood: Ping G430 Max (15 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus TR Red 8 X

5-wood: Ping G425 Max (17.5 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus TR Red 8 X

Hybrid: Ping G425 (22 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK 80 HY TX

Irons: Titleist 718 T-MB (5), Titleist 718 CB (4-9)
Shafts: True Temper AMT Tour White S400 (4-9)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM10 (46-10F, 50, 54-10S, 59), WedgeWorks Proto (59)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold AMT S400 (46), True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 (50), KBS Tour MT 125g S+ (59)

Putter: Odyssey White Hot Rossie OG, Toulon Design San Diego

Grip: Golf Pride Tour Velvet

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Toulon Golf introduces First Run Collection putters for 2024

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Complementing its Small Batch putter releases, Toulon Golf today announced its First Run Collection line of putters.

The First Run Collection sits at a price point below the once-a-month Small Batch offerings and will be produced in larger quantities.

Eight different head shapes — four blades, four mallets — are included in the collection. Six models — Madison, San Diego, Austin, Memphis, Atlanta, and Las Vegas — are previous Toulon designs that have been refined for this release. Two models are new for 2024: New York City, a wide-body blade, and Alcatraz, a large mallet.

“We couldn’t be more excited to share the 2024 First Run Collection line with the world,” said Toulon Golf founder Sean Toulon. “At our core, my sons and I are golfers. We get excited about putters and how they uniquely evoke emotion and make golfers feel. Our putters are a labor of love and we feel that shines through in the final product.”

Toulon utilizes its Chocolate PVD finish across the line of 303 stainless steel putters, opting for Heritage Green and Cream paintfills throughout. Face milling is mid-depth Double Fly Cut. All First Run Collection putter soles feature two interchangeable weights. Final head weight are around 360 grams across the line. However, adjustable weighting allows golfers to reduce the head weight by 10 grams or add up to 30 grams via the interchangeable weights.

Additionally, catering to the trend of longer, heavier putters, the entire First Run Collection lineup is available in Toulon’s Heavy-Spec package. Heavy-Spec putters are built with heavier head weights and a 15-inch, oversize grip.

Toulon First Run Collection: Additional model details

Toulon Golf Madison: A new hosel, softer bumpers, and front-loaded weights define Toulon’s updated Madison design.

Toulon Golf San Diego (LH available): Toulon’s most popular design features softened shoulders, a thinner topline, and more aggressive bumper blending for 2024.

Toulon Golf Austin: Toulon widened the cavity and flattened the topline for the 2024 First Run Austin. Bumpers were also softened.

Toulon Golf New York City (new for 2024): Billed as “a longer and wider cousin to our previous Chicago design,” the multi-material New York City has a milled 6061 aluminum sole plate to push mass to the perimeter and a slightly longer H1.5 crank neck hosel design. Toulon bills the NYC as its most forgiving blade design.

Toulon Golf Atlanta: Relative to the previous design, the 2024 Atlanta is slightly smaller. Toulon refined the topline, shoulders, and bumper for a “crisper appearance.”

Toulon Golf Memphis: The multi-material mid-mallet Memphis is more “ear-shaped” than the previous design, according to the company. A 6061 aluminum sole plate is again incorporated here to allow for more perimeter mass distribution.

Toulon Golf Las Vegas (LH available): Toulon increased the profile of the Las Vegas from the previous design and offers the design with a double bend hosel for decreased toe hang. The 6061 aluminum sole plate is again utilized here.

Toulon Golf Alcatraz (new for 2024, LH available): New for 2024, Toulon’s iteration of the popular “Jailbird” design, the Alcatraz, is the largest mallet in the First Run Collection. Face-balanced with a double bend shaft, the multi-material design is built with MOI in mind. Also available with an H1 crank neck.

Toulon First Run Collection: Pricing, availability

Price: $600 (standard spec), $650 (heavy spec)

Standard grip: Toulon First Run Pistol Midsize (standard spec), Toulon First Run XL Pistol (heavy spec)

At retail: Now, via toulongolf.com

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