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.
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.
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."
Interested in more stories on equipment? Signup to receive Golf Digestix, a weekly digital magazine that offers the latest news, new product introductions and behind-the-scenes looks at all things equipment.