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An equipment company that's forging a reputation on the PGA Tour

By E. Michael Johnson

Fourteen Golf might not be all that well known among everyday golfers, but PGA Tour pros have taken notice of the full-line equipment maker. Two weeks ago at the HP Byron Nelson Championship, 21 of its wedges were in play.

The company's latest introduction only bolsters its already worthy lineup of short-game clubs. The DJ-11 features a cavity-back design to distribute weight to the clubhead's perimeter and a wide sole to mitigate the penalty on mis-hits.

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The new wedge borrows the company's reverse-taper design, with a thicker upper-blade area that raises the center of gravity for a more penetrating ball flight. The forged wedges ($185) come in seven loft/bounce options and have a semi-gooseneck hosel to help the face square.

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