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1 December 2009
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The TaylorMade TP xFT wedge uses Exchangeable Face Technology to allow golfers to remove and replace worn clubfaces to offer uninterrupted levels of peak performance. It is common for the face of wedge to suffer from wear and tear over time and this reduces the ability of the grooves to impart spin and exert proper control at impact. The loss of performance through wear and tear leads to some tour professionals using new wedges in every event.
The TaylorMade TP xFT provides the perfect solution to this problem. With wedges providing such an important platform for good scoring golfers become attached to the look and feel of their wedges. The TP xFT allows all golfers to enjoy the performance of a new clubface without losing the clubhead they have become used to and without the expense of repeatedly buying a brand new wedge. xFT (or Exchangeable Face Technology) allows the player to very quickly replace an old wedge face with a brand new one.
Two screws on the back of the TP xFT’s clubhead can be loosened to remove the old face and then quickly tighten them again to lock the brand new, precision milled face into place. Out on the course the TP xFT offers the same level of feel and control that golfers demand from a traditional, one piece wedge. The TP xFT will be available with two types of clubface. The Z-Groove face conforms to the pre-2010 groove rules while the new ZTP groove adheres to the new rules.
The TaylorMade TP xFT wedge features a teardrop shape and boasts a pearl finish to reduce glare. The brand new KBS High-Rev shaft comes as standard and helps to promote spin thanks to its weight and kick. TaylorMade’s C-Grind sole completes the TP xFT package and has already been getting rave reviews from tour pros.
Average rating for this product from 5 reviews
The TaylorMade TP xFT wedge is a great concept. You can grind your wedge and get it adjusted to suit you game, but then when the grooves lose their edge then all you have to do is replace the face and not the whole club. This is probably aimed at better players who do adjust their wedge set up as the cost of the club is quite high and the replacement faces are around 40% of the price of the club and you could get 2 new wedges from other top wedge manufacturers for the same price.
However away from the financials, the TP head is quite small and the cavity in the back of the head made the sound a little bit hollow. The shaft is heavier than some wedges, but that said the TaylorMade TP xFT wedge was very good for half shots and around the green.
"Very different look but consistent contact and control." Dec 09
"Difficult from distance, brilliant from bunkers and close range." Feb 10
"Easy to manipulate...accomplished design feat with pleasing sound." Mar 10
"Didn't get impression that feel has been compromised." Mar 10
"No faff factor, the answer if you can't justify new wedges." Mar 10
"Classic address view. Rear bulge can affect tight lies." Mar 10
"Classic look, doesn't appear clunky, great finish and quality." Jun 10
"Soft-sounding...sole grind and turf interaction are flawless" Mar 11
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