Edel Golf - Wedge Review

Edel Golf - Wedge Review

October 31, 2017

Edel Golf | Wedge Review

This review was not done in the Spargo Studio, altho I was fit there.  My review comes directly from use on the golf course thru the 2017 golf season.  I've had these wedges in my bag all year, and this review is a result of that.  In that time, I have game'd these wedges and played in numerous tournaments, and along the way, winning three times on the Cape-Cod Pro Am circuit, Top 10 at the Maine Open and a couple Top 25's at the Rhode Island and Massachusetts State Open tournaments.

Edel Wedge Review was performed with:
48º DVR with Nippon Modus3 Tour 125 Wedge-flex
53º DVR with Nippon Modus3 Tour 125 Wedge-flex
58º DVR with Nippon Modus3 Tour 125 Wedge-flex

Full Swing

The full swing with the wedges have very clean contact out of the fairway, Edel DVR never seems to dig deeper than I want, which testifies to the fitting for proper grind.  I enjoy flighting the ball with all three wedges, that ability is effortless.  The Edel wedges have a unique and different look than traditional wedges but the shorten hosel and tear-drop shape really looks sharp.  It feels like you have something personal in your hands.  Full swing spin off the face is a good. 

Around the Greens

If having to describe in one word, I would say versatile.  All three wedges have been used in a variety of different ways.  The 58º being my go to wedge around the greens, I am able to do whatever I want with confidence. The high bounce mixed with an aggressive leading edge allows me to lay the club square or all the way open to achieve whatever trajectory I envision and the shot calls for.  On bump and runs, I have leaned more to the 53º degree because of its smooth interaction with the turf at a square setup. It provides mid-height trajectory with a good amount of ball roll at the end.

Custom Specifications

For me, being a tournament player, I am always looking for an advantage. I went to Edel wedges because of the exact loft/lie I was able to request.  Usually, you have set degrees and bounce so if you want to change lofts, it requires the player to bend them, altering the bounce and effectively changing the club. Edel offers you specific numbers, so if you want, say 5 degrees between wedges, you can build it off your 9 iron to spec, and when the wedge arrives, it is at that loft and the bounce you want.  My setup was 48º DVR, 53º DVR, 58º DVR. The 53 being the club I usually have to bend, Edel was able to get me the 53 degree from the custom shop with my appropriate bounce and grind.  The Edel custom wedges are made to order.  Per order requests, a master craftsman in Texas took a wedge blank, and sat down at a grinding wheel to make my wedges.  Major OEM's do not do this.  I feel I have such a unique and personal club in my bag.

Custom Design

Initial stamping, paint fill choices, stylized loft on sole/toe...  The Edel wedges do not perform better with the customization, but I feel way cooler having custom wedges in the bag, and love pulling them out when I play.  I like the way it looks, I like the way I feel when I play the wedges, therefore I play better with more confidence.  Call me crazy, but golf is psychological, and the custom look, design and construction counts for me.  Just going thru the process of getting fit, then the hands-on approach of designing them afterwards was a nice addition, I felt involved for the entire process.  I am keeping these wedges for a long time, then when the time comes to be replaced, will get Edel again.

 

 **Below is from the Edel and Spargo Golf website, explaining in depth the technical details about the wedges.


Edel Wedge Design


Edel wedges are designed and manufactured from the ground up.  A proper bounce and sole configuration makes these hand-ground wedges perform where it matters most; at impact.

Edel collaborated with Hall of Fame instructor Mike Adams to create our wedges and the most advanced wedge fitting system available to golfers today. They constantly innovate this process to find the correct wedge for each individual golfer to help them play their best.

DETAILS

-  Premium cast from 304 stainless steel for optimal feel.
-  CNC machined face and conforming grooves for optimal spin.
-  Hand ground to appropriate bounce with desired heel, toe and trail relief.
-  Minimal offset.
-  Unique custom stamping available to make the wedge your own.

BOUNCE AND GRIND TECHNOLOGY

Working with Hall of Fame PGA instructor Mike Adams we have designed our wedges to have the proper bounce and sole configuration to match your swing. The role of bounce is to offset a golfers forward shaft lean and the angle of attack at impact to minimize the effects of soil and turf conditions. Having the optimal bounce angle combined with the correct sole width on your wedge will result in less face twisting, more consistent clubhead speeds, increased spin, and consistent control of distances; drastically improving your short-game. All Edel Wedges are Hand-Ground to specific weight, grind, bounce, sole-width, and optimal trail relief in our workshop in Liberty Hill, TX. Available in lofts 45°- 65°

TRAPPER
DRIVER
DIGGER
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A C-SHAPED Grindwith medium bounce; this grind is optimal for golfers with a shallow to moderate angle of attack with a small divot.

A V-SHAPED Grindwith medium-high bounce; this grind is optimal for golfers with a moderate to steep angle of attack with a larger divot.

A CHANEL-SHAPED Grind with dual surfaces and high bounce; this grind is optimal for golfers with a steep angle of attack with a large, deep divot.

TRAPPER GRIND

A C-SHAPED Grind with medium bounce; this grind is optimal for golfers with a shallow to moderate angle of attack with a small divot.

We have ground aggressive relief in the toe and heel and slight relief on the trail edge of this wedge to provide stability and maintaining the clubs path without any digging or skipping. This wider sole allow you to increase the bounce by opening the club face for various shot types.

DRIVER GRIND

A V-SHAPED Grind with medium-high bounce; this grind is optimal for golfers with a moderate to steep angle of attack with a larger divot.

We grind this bounce surface with a high bounce angle and keep the sole grind closer to the leading edge. This allows the bounce surface on the wedge head to engage with the turf quickly; resulting in the wedge gliding through the sand or turf with minimal hesitation. The wedge has dramatic heel, toe, and trail relief; enabling the player to lay the club open without the leading edge elevating from the ground.

DIGGER GRIND

A CHANEL-SHAPED Grind with dual surfaces and high bounce; this grind is optimal for golfers with a steep angle of attack with a large, deep divot.

We grind a channel in the midsole area to create a double sole with 2 separate bounce surfaces. The high bounce leading edge allows the wedge to cut through the turf at impact without resistance while the extremely high bounce on the second surface prevents any excessive digging.  The DIGGER GRIND is only available in lofts 58-64.  In lower lofted wedges the DIGGER GRIND transitions into the DRIVER GRIND.

**More grinds available through our custom fitting process

Edel Golf Wedge Review - Extended Grooves

EXTENDED GROOVES

Edel wedges are designed to create more consistent shot making by incorporating industry first enhancements to the club face. We have moved and expanded the center of percussion (sweet spot) of our wedges toward the toe in comparison to most traditional clubs, and away from the hosel. Another Edel first; we have extended the groove pattern on the face of the club all the way towards the toe. This allows you to better frame the golf ball at address and allows for more consistent ball to groove contact on open-face shots.


Edel Golf Wedge Review - Shortened Hosel

SHORTENED HOSEL

To obtain an ideal center of gravity in our wedges we need to move some weight around. We have shortened the length of the hosel to move that weight towards the toe to obtain a center-of- gravity that is in the true center of the face. This allows for all of the centers to be in the same location, THE SWEET SPOT, for the most solid feeling and best performing wedge available today.

  • center-of-clubface
  • center-of-gravity
  • center-of-percussion

Edel Golf Wedge Review - Round Leading Edge

ROUNDED LEADING EDGE

A slightly rounded leading edge allows the club face to sit close to the ground while maintaining the proper bounce angle. This feature allows opening and closing the clubface for different shots and lies while still keeping the leading edge square to target.


Edel Golf Wedge Review - Aggressive Heel Relief

AGGRESSIVE HEEL RELIEF

Removal of excess material from the heel of the club results in a narrower and sharper hosel. This feature allows the clubhead to move through rough and sand without twisting of the face through impact.


CUSTOM FITTING

During the process our Certified Fitters will make the following evaluations to make sure you will have the best possible custom-fit wedges to improve your game.

 

Edel Wedge Review - Custom Fitting

  • Angle-of-Attack
  • Shaft Lean at impact
  • Launch Angle
  • Divot Pattern
  • Desired Spin
  • Swing-Weight
  • Complete set makeup
  • Loft gaps
  • Typical shot types
  • Length and Lie
  • Typical playing conditions

 

 

 

At Edel Golf we pride ourselves on the development of our fitting system to find you the perfect set of wedges. Constantly innovating our process and continuing to educate our Certified Fitters allows us to trust that we are making you wedges that will stay in your bag for seasons to come.

 

SCHEDULE A FITTING AT SPARGO GOLF, A CERTIFIED FITTER, TO EXPERIENCE THIS GAME-CHANGING PROCESS FOR YOURSELF.
Edel Golf is dedicated to providing the most innovative, highest quality and best performing products in the Golf Industry.


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