Callaway has today introduced its Mack Daddy 2 line of wedges that will be available July 12.
Already played on Tour by Callaway staff players such as Phil Mickelson and Marc Warren, the new forged wedge features larger grooves for more spin, a soft carbon steel for greater feel and custom sole grind options to provide versatility.
Inspired by the X Forged 08, Mack Daddy 2 features a new and wider 5V Groove Pattern (in the 56-degree and higher) in order to increase spin and promote control around the green.
The new groove pattern, says Callaway, is 39% larger and produces 25% more spin than the 2011 Callaway Forged Wedge.
"Golfers ask their lob wedges to perform a lot of different shots so it's important to design these wedges to be extremely forgiving and versatile," says Callaway's chief designer Roger Cleveland.
"And that's what we've done with these new grooves and the added custom grind options. The Mack Daddy 2's will be a must for the golfer who wants to perform to his or her best in the toughest of conditions."
The lower lofted wedges also feature the wider grooves, but with a larger angled draft (20-degree v 5-degree) creating the necessary spin to seek a back pin or hit certain shots.
All of the MD2 wedges feature a unique Lasered Micro Groove for added face roughness.
There are three custom sole grinds available in the MD2 wedge line in both the 58- and 60-degree, including U-Grind, C-Grind and Standard Grind.
U-Grind, which four-time major champion Mickelson inspired, has a concave sole and the tightest radius of the three grind options to significantly relieve the heel and toe. This allows the leading edge to stay low and under the ball when opening the face to add loft.
C-Grind is also relieved in the heel and toe to prevent golfers from creating too much bounce when opening the face. The depth of the sole is narrow to help facilitate proper contact and to allow the wedge to perform in all conditions, firm or soft.
S-Grind, or standard, is relieved in the heel only, and is best suited for firmer playing conditions. This grind is fitting for the golfer who does not want to add loft for a shot and instead play it with a square face.
MD2 will be available in a slate finish and a milky chrome finish, in 52-, 56-, 58- and 60-degree versions at RRP £99. A second wave of 47-, 50-, 54- and 64-degree will be available in November.
For more information visit www.callawaygolf.com/wedgeeducation.