Roger Cleveland is at it again. Callaway's Chief Club Designer and wedge guru has combined two of Callaway's most popular wedges into one, designed for Callaway's Tour players.
The new Mack Daddy 2 Tour Grind wedge is based largely on the original Mack Daddy 2 Wedges launched last summer, but with a new sole grind and shape, inspired by Callaway's successful X Forged wedges.
The Mack Daddy 2 Tour Grind wedge is available in either a soft chrome or glare-free slate finish and features a new Acid Yellow paintfill. Each wedge is stamped with "R Design" crediting Roger Cleveland's influence in the design.
Cleveland worked with several Callaway players including Phil Mickelson, who used Mack Daddy 2 wedges to win last year's Open Championship at Muirfield, to create a higher-toe look, a straighter leading edge and Tour-inspired grind.
The shallow C-Grind has extra relief in the heel and toe portions of the sole. Callaway say this shape lets players hit shots with an open face while effectively reducing the bounce angle, meaning more of the leading edge is able to get under the ball promoting "proper sole contact for maximum spin and control".
Additionally, Roger Cleveland and his staff have straightened the leading edge and added a higher toe on the Tour Grind wedge. The straight leading edge, a look last seen when Callaway launched the Callaway X Forged wedges back in 2012, is said to create better interaction with the turf whilst the high-toe is a look preferred by Tour players.
Callaway believe that these minor changes, added to the aggressive groove design of the Mack Daddy 2 wedge, will create versatile, Tour-driven performance and control.
Roger Cleveland spoke of his latest wedge design:
Blending one of the most popular head shapes Callaway has ever created with Mack Daddy’s aggressive groove pattern (39% larger, generating 25% more spin out of the rough) and adding increased face roughness, has added a new element to the Mack Daddy 2 line.
The Tour Grind Mack Daddy 2 wedges will be available in lofts of 52°, 54° (right hand only), 56°, 58° and 60°.