SCOR Golf Wedge Review

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50 Word or Less

These are clubs that can make an immediate impact on your scoring.  If you’ve never put much thought into the wedges in your bag, SCOR Golf makes it easy, and the clubs are superb.

Introduction

If you’re a talented golf club designer, the career path that leads to money is easy to find: work for a major OEM, tweak last year’s club a little, and say that it’s longer.

That’s not the kind of success Terry Koehler is interested in: he just wants to help golfers shoot better scores. To that end, he developed SCOR Golf.  With a unique system of scoring clubs that are designed to replace not only your traditional wedges but also your 9 iron and PW, Mr. Koehler wants to change the way golfers think about putting their bag together. If golfers are smart, they’ll listen.

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The Concept & SCORFit

This is a bit of an oversimplification, but I’d explain the concept behind SCOR Golf like this: scoring happens inside 150 yards, so you need your best (and best fit) tools in that area.

While most golfers are thrilled to throw down $50 or more for a driver fitting, few really consider their scoring clubs.  That’s where SCORFit comes in.

First, you submit information about your clubs.  You’ll need to know your iron model, specs, what wedges you carry, and your comfortable and maximum 9 iron distances (honest answers yield good fits).  Next, you give SCOR information about your game: trajectory, the types of misses you have, scrambling ability, and bounce preferences (don’t worry, they guide you through this with questions about turf and divots).  Then enter your email and your SCORFit Personal Scoring Range Report will magically appear in your Inbox.

Your SCORFit Report contains loads of interesting information, some personal, some general.  The first thing you’ll find is the analysis of your current set which highlights any major gaps.  This alone is worth the couple minutes it takes to fill out the fitting info.  From there, you receive a few pages of information about why your current 9I and wedges are not great scoring clubs.  You could write this off as marketing if they didn’t have solid data to back it up (more on this later).  The next few pages speak specifically to your game: trajectory control, bounce issues, and scrambling.  At page 13, SCOR gives you your prescription: the 5 clubs that you should use to replace everything from your 9I through your lob wedge.

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Looks

SCOR Golf clubs look great both in the bag and at address.  The engraving is minimal and the shaping is very confidence inspiring.  The look at address does change as you move through the lofts: the lower lofted clubs are more square in both the toe and leading edge, the higher loft clubs are slightly more rounded.

The look at address is not the only thing that changes as you move through the SCOR clubs.  The SC3 Progressive Weighting is a very visible technology, particularly when you have the two ends of the set next to each other as you see above.  SCOR has created seven different weighting schemes to match particular lofts with the goal of creating optimal trajectory and forgiveness for each one.  You can see SCOR’s research into the results HERE

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Sound & Feel

The sound and feel of SCOR’s scoring clubs is on par with some of the very best forgings on the market.  The feel is soft with being mushy, and offers enough crisp feedback to let the player know how they struck the shot.

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Performance

There’s a lot to cover about the performance of these clubs, but I’m going to start with this: I hate making full swings with wedges.  You hear the advice, “Lay up to a full wedge swing” all the time, but it’s something I avoid like the plague.  With traditional wedges, I find trajectory and distance control to be difficult, so I was pinning much of my hopes for SCOR on their ability to help me with me with full swings in the scoring zone.  They did not disappoint.  On full swings, all of the scoring clubs perform like my short irons: easy to control and easy to hit flush.

SCOR V Sole

While I’m sure there are many factors, I believe the V-Sole is a large part of why these clubs are so easy to hit on full swings.  As you can see in the illustration above, the V-Sole gives these clubs high bounce near the leading edge to prevent digging, but low bounce towards the trailing edge to allow for playability from tight lies.  Having had the opportunity to play these clubs in dry, firm conditions, I can tell you that they are very playable off tight lies but still offer some forgiveness when your contact is a little questionable.

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The final question for me was, “Will I still be able to hit all my shots around the green?”  The answer is unequivocally, “Yes.”  Again, thanks in large part to the V-Sole, SCOR clubs have great versatility and allow the golfer to play all types of shots.  From flops to bunker shots to basic chips, if you have the skill, you can hit the shot you want with SCOR.

The bottom line: these clubs are in the bag.  They dramatically outperform my old wedges on full swings and they offer all the short game options I could want around the green.

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Conclusion

As I said in the beginning, Terry Koehler isn’t a club designer who chose the easy path.  Selling golfers on longer drives is easy, but Mr. Koehler opted for trying to educate golfers about the importance of their scoring clubs.  In the process, he designed some of the best scoring clubs in the game.  If you’re a golfer who cares more about your score than “5 extra yards,” show Mr. Koehler some appreciation and get SCORFit today.

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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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15 Comments

  1. Great review once again. Personally I am still on the fence with replacing my 9 and PW, I might have to hit them myself before any judgement ….

  2. Thanks Matt, I keep hearing great thing about Scor, might be time to check them out.

    Do you think the 9i & PW replacements will stay in the bag? Did you currently play the GW from your iron set or something different? Also any comments on the Scor shaft vs what you play in your iron set?

    • Matt Saternus

      Hckymeyer,

      Finding a set to demo can be tough, but it’s worthwhile. I do believe Club Champion carries them. :)

      The wedges (GW, SW, LW) are 100% in the bag (I did not carry a matching GW). They outperformed my current wedges by so much that it was a no-doubter. The 9I and PW are a coin flip. On the LM it’s a pretty close contest with a slight edge to SCOR. I am going to need to see it on the range/course to confirm that, however.

      The SCOR shafts are a KBS design and they feel similar to the KBS Tour. I’ve been playing Dynamic Gold. I was concerned about the transition, but found there was no reason for it. Control, consistency, and good feel are all there.

      Thanks for the great questions!

      Best,

      Matt

  3. Another follow up question, what’s the gap between your 8i and the 9i Score replacement? Just ran through the ScoreFit and it gave me an 8° gap between 8i and the first Score wedge. According to their distance estimates that would leave a 20yd gap between 8 and 9.

    Maybe they don’t factor in playing GI clubs in the ScorFit program?

    • Matt Saternus

      It is either a 4 or 5 degree gap, I’m not 100% certain if my 8I is 38 or 39.

      I can’t speak for what SCORFit does or doesn’t factor in, so I can’t knowledgeably answer that question. The main thing that I take away from the info in the SCOR Report is their focus on the gaps inside 150 yards.

      What are the lofts on your current set, from 8I down? What irons are they?

      Best,

      Matt

      • Current setup is Cobra Amp Cell irons.

        8i – 35°
        9i – 39°
        PW – 44°
        GW – 49°
        Scratch 56°
        Scratch 60°

        I was thinking of replacing the 2 Scratch wedges with 54° and 58°. They were purchased with my last set of irons and gapped more properly. ScorFit recommended replacing with 43, 47, 51, 55, 59. I feel like that would leave a huge gap right around the 150 marker.

        • Matt Saternus

          Yeah, I think the super strong GI lofts make it tough for the SCOR Fit system.
          If I were you, I would think about using their recommended set but keeping your 9I. I’m not sure what else you’d have to do to make room for that extra club, though.

        • With a 9 iron at 39, I would go 45-50-55-60… I have had most say our clubs are longer.. Bet your gap from 9 to 45 is no more than 12 yards.. I have this configuration in my bag
          in 12 Firm+, 130-115-100-85, and my short game is on fire !!

  4. Hey Matt, Can you post your yardages with this new set.

    • Matt Saternus

      These are the numbers I play each club for:

      43: 145 yards
      47: 135 yards
      51: 125 yards
      55: 115 yards
      59: 105 yards

      The yardages are essentially the same as they were with my old wedges, I just hit them a lot more frequently with the SCOR clubs.

      Best,

      Matt

  5. Matt – Thanks for the great review.

    Guys – I’m happy to help you with any questions you may have and help you figure out what is the best set-up for you and your game. If you need anything, drop me a line at jp@scorgolf.com or you can reach me through our phone 877.726.7670.

    As for the questions about the GI lofts. Up until recently most 9-irons were about 41 degrees. That has obviously changed and we have addressed that in our meetings. We are currently looking at closing that gap and adding additional lofts. I can’t give a definite date yet, but rest assured we are addressing the issue.

    Thanks!

    JP Sourdellia
    Director of Account Development
    SCOR Golf

  6. Cedric Theofanous

    What a great idea, every set of clubs I’ve owned had a strange gap between my PW and GW or SW…

  7. alex browne sr.

    my 47* scor club is beginning to lose the chorme and the club face
    is rusting bad.what do you recommend I do?

    ALEX

    • Matt Saternus

      Alex,

      Replace it? I’m not sure what kind of advice you’re looking for here. If you can’t get SCOR wedges anymore, look at the new Ben Hogan TK 15 wedges, they’re very similar.

      Best,

      Matt

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