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Tour Edge goes a little less exotic but no less cool with CB PROs wedge

By Mike Stachura

Tour Edge's Exotics line has long been about bringing new materials and manufacturing techniques to traditional-looking club designs. Its new CB PROs wedges, however, employ the familiar to go with the fanciful.

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The material is well-proven carbon steel, and the manufacturing technique—this is the company's first forged wedge—is the oldest in the game. Yet the face of the club ($100, available in lofts of 50, 52, 54, 56 and 60 degrees) is definitely New Age through the use of a redesigned groove that is deeper than previous Exotics wedges.

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Additionally, the club utilizes enhanced surface roughness through two laser-etched micro-grooves between each full groove. "We saw about 10-20 percent more spin on the shortest shots," says company founder and chief designer Dave Glod. "We found two micro etchings added more spin than three or four."

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