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The Square Strike wedge is designed to allow golfers to chip and pitch with a simple putting motion.
I have a confession. As much as I like testing the top Tour-caliber equipment from the major OEMs, sometimes I like testing clubs sold via infomercials even more. I love the bold claims and the (sometimes) innovative designs. It’s rare for an OEM to try something that’s totally out of the box, but these types of clubs do so on a regular basis.
The Square Strike wedge checks all those boxes for me. The claims about what it can do for your short game are audacious, and its design is unorthodox. I took one to a practice green to see if the big promises rang true.
The Square Strike wedge is an unconventional looking club. Where most wedges taper from a tall toe to a short heel, the Square Strike has a nearly rectangular face. The extremely upright lie angle also puts you in an unusual position at address.
This club defies the ordinary in the bag as well. The bright green cavity grabs the eye, and the wide, lined sole will stand out in any set.
Sound & Feel
Call it snobbish, but I was expecting the Square Strike to feel terrible. I was completely wrong. Even when hitting range balls, the Square Strike produced a soft, pleasant feel and muted impact sound.
The one negative is that there’s virtually no feedback. Because of all the weight in the toe and the sole, it’s very hard to tell whether you’ve struck the ball well or not.
I’ll cut right to the chase: the Square Strike works as advertised. The set up looks unusual, but I was getting good results from the very first swing.
This club has a really high swing weight because of the very heavy sole and the weight in the toe. That heavy feel gave me the sense that the club was pulling itself through the swing. I can see how that would be helpful to the player who tends to get handsy or has the chipping yips.
More importantly, the weight in the sole helps every shot to get in the air. Even when I tried to belly a wedge shot, the ball wanted to pop up a bit. This isn’t to say that every shot will result in a tap-in, but it’s very hard to have a terrible miss. The sole also has a lot of bounce, so your fat shots will advance the ball rather than laying a divot over it.
The downside of the Square Strike is that it’s not a versatile, precision short game tool. This isn’t the club for your flop shots, your hooded bump-and-run, your flighted 50 yarder. Then again, it isn’t meant to be. This is a club that simplifies the short game for the player who is struggling around the greens.
If you’re searching for answers around the green, you can work on your technique or you can check out the Square Strike wedge. The bright green cavity back might get you some funny looks, but you’ll be the one laughing when you’re no longer blading shots over the green or chunking chips.