Callaway Golf has launched a new range of high-performance wedges under its Mack Daddy franchise.
Shaped by legendary wedge expert Roger Cleveland, the new Mack Daddy 5 Jaws wedges offers a new, sharp-edged groove configuration that combines with the brand’s groove-in-groove face technology for superior spin and precise control. Groove-in-Groove Technology places a milled ‘Micro-Positive’ surface texture in-between each main groove. This, combined with the new, aggressive JAWS groove, helps grab the ball’s cover more effectively and significantly increases spin on a variety of shots.
While the Mack Daddy 4 wedges had a 5-degree groove wall angle on lofts from 54 to 60 degrees, the Mack Daddy 5 is 37 degrees, which generates 11% more spin (+500rpm) with a lower, more controlled launch angle, especially on shots from 30-40 yards.
Similar to its predecessor, the lower-lofted MD5 wedges (52-46 degrees) will have a less aggressive 20D groove for controlled spin on full shots. A surface texture pattern was also milled into the flat parts of the face to increase the contact points between the cover and grooves. The three raised ‘microridges’ expand the length of the hitting area by grabbing the ball’s cover at 84 different contact points to generate more spin on a variety of shots.
The 46, 48 and 50-degree models feature smaller heads from heel-toe to help them blend with an iron set, while the sand and lob wedge boasts a more traditional Mack Daddy profile. The leading edge was also straightened on the pitching wedge and gets progressively tighter going into the higher lofted offerings to produce clean contact on tight lies for more control.
Constructed from mild carbon steel for maximum feel, MD5 wedges are available in lofts from 46°-64° in platinum chrome or a tour grey finish. There are five different bounce configurations, including a new low-bounce W Grind and an updated C Grind, to make it easier to play a variety of greenside shots.
The men’s range is available with either True Temper Tour Issue 115 steel or Project X Catalyst 80 graphite shafts with Lamkin UTX grips, while the women’s models feature Lamkin Comfort grips and UST Recoil graphite shafts.
They go on sale from September 20, with an RRP of £149/€169. www.callawaygolf.com