Now come hybrid wedges
Last updated: 13th December 2012
There can't be too many golfers who haven't seen or played with hybrid irons. But Hybrid wedges? Now that's something else.
Do they exist? Absolutely!
Do they work? Yes - and better than anything that has gone before them, is the proud boast that Blade Runner Golf Inc. are making about their new, revolutionary Black Magic range of wedges.
Are they legal? Yes, that too.
The official Black Magic Wedge website http://www.blackmagicwedge.com makes this very clear by clearly stating that all their wedges "conform with USGA rules" - the same USGA who together with the R&A are about to slap a ban on the practice of anchoring long handle putters to the body.
The range, available from a 37% chipping wedge, through a 48% pitching wedge, a 52% gap wedge and a 56% sand wedge to a 60% lob wedge, are said to be shank-proof and while not expected to better the length of shots made with conventional wedges, you certainly can expect them to be easier to hit and to produce more accuracy and consistency than you've ever managed before.
It's no secret that it's your short game rather than your long game that brings down scores fastest and with this in mind, the Black Magic Wedge makers say they have committed themselves to helping players improve their short game.
More precision and control is their aim and even their logo on their wedges is an aligning tool, that, when used properly, ensures a smooth and precise shot.
Furthermore, because Black Magic wedges have a "no hosel" design on the face, it also means that shanking is virtually impossible and because they offer extra wide soles, their wedges give you maximum bounce.
Quality is also a key word with Black Magic wedges which are crafted with stainless steel heads and steel shafts.
The head weight for the sand wedge, for example, is 300 grams, and it has a D-5 swing weight. This club offers a standard length and regular grip, as well as a zero degree bounce angle, upon impact and is ideal for getting you out of bunkers or chipping over them and other hazards and putting your ball close to the pin to prevent shots being lost.
For both the seasoned golfer and the wet-behind-the-ears novice, wedges like these can become some of the most treasured clubs in your bag for there van be nothing more frustrating than seeing a great drive down the middle of the fairway being wrecked by an awry wedge shot that lands you in trouble, rather than on the green.
As part of its philosophy of helping golfers improve their all-important wedge play, all Black Magic wedges and their head covers come with a booklet giving you the expert's advise on how best to brush-up and improve your short game.
For further information, please go to http://www.blackmagicwedge.com or http://www.facebook.com/blackmagicwedge.
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