As a real ‘bunker fighter’ I was really interested in what can bring us the new Callaway Mack Daddy 4 Wedges. As we got used to it, just like many other golf equipment manufacturers, Callaway Golf is bringing us the latest Tour pro input based golf club.
In parentheses, I tell you that this (‘Tour pro input’) one of the most overused marketing gimmick/phrase, just like ‘championship golf course’.
The new Callaway Mack Daddy 4 Wedges will available at retailers from 26th January, but if you are really excited to replace your current wedges with these ones then the pre-sale date is 12th January. The price will be $149.99.
What are the innovations in the new Callaway Mack Daddy 4 Wedges?
Probably the most interesting innovation is the Groove-In-Groove Technology. The main grooves are saw-cut and horizontal milled to precise tolerances.
The lower lofted wedges (52° and below) feature a 20D groove for the consistent spin on fuller shots, while the higher lofted wedges (54° and above) feature an aggressive 5D groove for maximum control out of the rough and around the green.
The 16-groove configuration includes our extra “Nip-It” groove near the leading edge for added control, especially on short shots. Micro-positive surface texture with micro-grooves creates 84 cover-gripping points for the max spin.
The Micro-Positive surface roughness, milled into the flat parts of the face, features three raised micro-ridges, extending the length of the hitting area, with micro-grooves between the ridges that help grab the ball’s cover to increase spin significantly on a variety of shots.
In comparison to the Callaway Mack Daddy 3 wedges, here we will get a more compact shape, straighter leading edge, tighter leading-edge radius and slightly more offset.
The new Callaway Mack Daddy 4 Wedges come with 4 grind options:
- C Grind: Ideal for medium-to-shallow attack angles and/or firm course conditions. 8° bounce.
- S Grind: Medium-width sole with a slight chamfer at the back and moderate heel relief to keep the leading edge low through impact, promoting solid contact on open-faced shots. 10° bounce.
- W Grind: Sole is wider at the center and toe and narrower at the heel, with moderate heel relief and generous front-to-back camber. That prevents digging without increasing bounce and keeps the leading edge close to the turf at impact. Great for open-faced shots. More versatile than the previous W Grind. 12° bounce.
- New X Grind: it features a narrow, high-bounce crescent sole, with the low point near the front. Excellent for moderate-to-steep attack angles and medium-to-soft
course conditions. 12° bounce.
The system of four weight ports and milled aluminum medallions allowed Callaway Golf to position the head’s CG progressively upward as loft increases for the solid feel on every shot. The Dynamic Gold Tour-Issue 115 shaft and premium Lamkin UTx grip further enhance feel.
The Callaway Mack Daddy 4 Wedges’ 21 loft-bounce combinations, including nine available lofts (46°, 48°, 50°, 52°, 54°, 56°, 58°, 60° and 64°), is the most ever for a Callaway wedge.
We will be able to choose between two premium finishes: Platinum Chrome, for an elegant, satin-like appearance; and Matte Black, for a sleek, non-glare, Tour-inspired look.