If you ask anybody for a list of players known for their brilliant short games you can be pretty sure Phil Mickelson will be pretty near the top.
So what better than a wedge that is inspired and designed to Lefty's own specifications.
Throw in master wedge maker Roger Cleveland and you have got a pretty special combination.
The result. Callaway's Mack Daddy PM-Grind wedge.
Featuring a distinctive High Toe to move the weight higher in the club, the Mack Daddy PM-Grind makes delicate shots from around the green easier.
Phil Mickelson explains where the concept for the High Toe came from:
We made this high toe wedge last year. The first time I used it was at the PGA Championship and my short game was phenomenal – it was the best it had been all year.
I think this wedge is going to have the same impact as some of our other successful club launches because Callaway were willing to take a risk and try some new things.
The wedge has an increased surface area on the sole of the club to give players the confidence to accelerate through the ball with more aggressive intent, which is key to playing all the shots around the green that Phil does.
Roger Cleveland gives an insight into how this works:
One of the toughest short game shots is from greenside rough, where the club can easily slide under the ball without making contact. To give him an edge in the majors, when the toughest possible course conditions are expected, Phil wanted to create a club that would counter this.
Phil came to us with the idea for the Mack Daddy PM-Grind Wedges and has been passionate about developing the product to his exacting standards throughout the process. After testing every prototype on tour, Phil’s evaluation and feedback has helped ensure the final product offers performance that is demonstrably superior and pleasingly different.
The Mack Daddy PM-Grind wedges come in four lofts of 56˚, 58˚, 60˚ and 64˚ and feature a stock KBS Tour V Wedge shaft.