Indi Golf StingRay TT Wedge Review

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The Indi Golf StingRay TT wedges are the tournament legal version of the original StingRay.  Lots of spin.  Excellent sole design.

Introduction

Indi Golf first crossed our radar with their original Stingray wedge (review HERE).  Those wedges are designed to help the average golfer see Tour-like spin but are not approved for USGA competitions.

For the competitive player, Indi Golf has the Stingray TT wedges.  These short game tools seek to bring similarly high levels of spin to those who need USGA-compliant equipment.

Looks

The Stingray TT wedge has an appealing, slightly unusual shape at address.  The toe doesn’t fit the conventional teardrop or round mold.  The Stingray’s leading edge has a slight curve to it, and overall the face is a bit larger than average.  The top line is beveled which hides how much mass is placed at the top of the blade.  Finally, the grooves extend all the way across the face.

In the bag, the Stingray TT is a classy looking club.  The “Indi” logo is centered, and the only other visible markings are the ports near the heel and the “TT” at the edge of the blade.

The Indi Golf Stingray TT wedges are available in two finishes: matte black and satin chrome.  Both are good at reducing glare.  I prefer the matte black, and, through a couple weeks of steady testing, found the finish to be quite durable.

Sound & Feel

In my experience, feel is one area where smaller brands often come up short.  Indi Golf has avoided that trap with their Stingray TT wedge.

Only a few swings into my first session with the Stingray TT, I stopped and noted, “This wedge feels really good.”  It’s soft but not mushy, and it has a crisp “click” when you catch the ball perfectly.

The Stingray TT also provides above average feedback.  Impact gets slightly louder when you miss the center, plus you get a clear feeling in your hands about where the ball met the face.

Performance

Do the Stingray TT wedges actually produce more spin than other wedges?  Yes, they do.  Now, before you envision yourself sucking wedge shots back 30 feet, let me be clear that the difference is not huge.  On a full shot, the Stingray TT spun about 500 RPM more than what I consider average for a quality wedge.  That’s significant, but it’s not night and day.

There are two performance elements that I was impressed by and found even more important than the spin.  The first is the ATK Grind on the sole.  These wedges have substantial amounts of bounce, but that’s offset by significant relief in the heel, toe, and trailing edge.  The result is a club that’s easy to open up and also fights digging.  I really enjoyed the turf interaction of these wedges and could easily put them in my bag for that reason.

Finally, the Stingray TT wedges feature ScoopBack technology.  This is Indi Golf’s name for manipulating the thickness of the club to optimize center of gravity.  Indi Golf places the CG a little higher in the Stingray TT to flight the ball slightly lower with more spin.  There’s also more mass in the toe to promote higher MOI and straighter shots.

Overall, this is a smartly designed wedge from top to bottom.  Every feature performs as advertised and makes a noticeable impact.

Conclusion

Just about every recreational golfer wants more spin from their wedges, and the Indi Golf Stingray TT delivers just that.  Combine the extra spin with quality feel and a smartly designed sole, and you have a wedge that should end up in more players’ bags.

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Matt Saternus

Co-Founder, Editor In Chief at PluggedInGolf.com
Matt is a golf instructor, club fitter, and writer living in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Matt's work has been published in Mulligan Magazine, Chicagoland Golf, South Florida Golf, and other golf media outlets. He's also been a featured speaker in the Online Golf Summit and is a member of Ultimate Golf Advantage's Faculty of Experts.

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One Comment

  1. Ian Gerrish

    Nice review. I may just have to try these out the next time I come across them.

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