Golf News – September 12, 2023

Tour Edge Announces New Forged Exotics Wingman Wedge Series with Inspiration from Bernhard Langer

BATAVIA, IL – Today, Tour Edge announces their all-new Exotics Wingman Wedge Series featuring three different grinds available in five total bounces.

The design goals behind the milled Wingman Wedge were to produce one of the most performance-based forged wedges in the game and Tour Edge’s most advanced wedge to date.

The extensively milled and loaded with tech Wingman is designed for myriad versatility: greater spin, improved precision, and an enhanced feel with both full swings on the approach and finesse chipping around the green.

These all-new forged designs feature feel-enhancing VIBRCOR pockets, a constant offset for added forgiveness and consistency and a larger, Triple-Traction Milled Face for optimal spin control.

The Exotics Wingman Wedge Series will be available at a Tour Edge authorized retailer for an MSRP of $139.99 and will be available at retail starting October 2nd.

One of the major keys to the Wingman’s forgiving nature is the 3.0mm constant offset applied to the design.

Hall of Famer Bernhard Langer was instrumental in the design of the Wingman Wedge. A strong proponent of the benefits of offset technology in wedges, Langer is adamant about the performance benefits it offers both professionals and amateurs alike.

The offset in a wedge automatically keeps your hands forward in front of the leading edge. This promotes more of a downward strike that eliminates improper lift at impact that leads to inefficient wedge play. Offset is rare in wedges, and even more so in forged wedges. It presents the bounce in a more ideal angle to the turf that lends to cleaner contact and ease of control, especially with inconsistent wedge swings.

Langer has already put the prototype Wingman in play in PGA TOUR Champions events and is raving about the accuracy and ease of use that he looks for in his wedges.

Deep undercut pockets were machined to house the proprietary VIBRCOR performance TPU. VIBRCOR creates a distinct feel at impact that dampens sound and shock, while also increasing the MOI and perimeter weighting of the wedge that adds forgiveness.

The “winged” weight pad on the toe creates a higher Center of Gravity for lower launch and greater spin.

The High-Toe Pad holds the face slightly open to optimize the face angle from full shots to flop shots. This works in perfect conjunction with the offset design to deliver more accuracy and control. The High-Toe wing progresses in thickness as loft increases to maintain ideal launch performance through each loft.

The new Triple-Traction Face technology features three milled areas on the face: milled grooves, milled micro-grooves in between the scoring lines and milled toe lines. The larger strike area on a face is 10% larger than a traditional wedge, boosting spin in every condition and allowing for added versatility and creativity from your wedge play.

The sole in uniquely milled into three different grinds: an F/S Grind for a firm-ground player with a tendency to be a sweeper (6°/8° Bounce), a M/N Grind for a player who with a mid-firm ground or a variety of surface that benefits from a more neutral setup (10° Bounce) and a S/D Grind for a softer-ground player who has a tendency to dig (12°/14° Bounce).

F/S GRIND – FIRM TURF/ SWEEPING PATH

The F/S ‘Firm Sweeper’ plays on predominantly firm ground and/or has a sweeping attack angle at the ball. Firm ground conditions and/or a shallower sweeping path require less bounce on the sole of the wedge to minimize turf interaction.

M/N GRIND – MEDIUM TURF/ NEUTRAL PATH

The M/N ‘Mid Neutral‘ plays on predominantly medium firm ground (or a variety of firm and soft ground) and/or has a neutral attack angle at the ball. Medium ground conditions and/or a neutral attack angle benefit from mid bounce on the sole of the wedge.

S/D GRIND – SOFT TURF/ DIGGING PATH

The S/D ‘Soft Digger’ plays on predominantly soft ground and/or has a deep, digging attack angle at the ball. Soft ground conditions and/or a digging attack angle require more bounce on the sole of the wedge to assist the wedge from digging into the turf.

A 5-gram weight installed in the middle of the VIBRCOR pockets allows for swing weight adjustability. Other weights are available in 2.5 grams, 7.5 grams, 10 grams and 12.5 grams to dial in swing weight and feel for perfected customization.

The Dynamic Gold 115 wedge shaft is designed as a lightweight alternative to the #1 wedge shaft in the history of the game. The Dynamic Gold 115 is a mid-low launch and spin wedge shaft.

Visit Tour Edge Golf HERE

PXG to Bring Its Immersive U.S. Retail Experience to the United Kingdom

LONDON, ENGLAND – PXG, a company dedicated to developing the world’s finest golf equipment and apparel, today announced plans to grow its retail footprint outside of the United States. The company will open its first marquee brick-and-mortar location in the United Kingdom this November.

A premier golf destination, PXG London South will supports a top-quality golf club fitting experience for golfers of all skill levels and present PXG’s high-performance golf apparel.

PXG London South is an exciting addition to the PXG UK custom build and distribution centre, which opened in May 2022 to function as the company’s European headquarters. The upcoming 3,500-square-foot store will mimic the U.S. retail and service experience. The location will house two custom fitting bays with guest seating and state-of-the-art golf simulators powered by TrackMan technology. The store will also feature a dedicated putter fitting area. An expansive retail showroom will be fully stocked with PXG’s latest apparel, accessories, and PXG Xtreme Golf Balls.

The immersive retail experience will be supported by PXG’s Master Fitters and Retail Associates.

Visit PXG Golf HERE

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