It’s golf gospel: more than 50% of your shots are taken with 100 yards of the green. While putting is a likely culprit, one shouldn’t over look chipping or those longer shots. Since the end of last season my game has changed due in large part to three new Eidolon wedges in my bag. While still a high handicapper, I’m scoring more consistently with these clubs.
Terry Koehler, the president of Eidolon Golf, and I were in touch about his clubs. This guy knows his stuff. The clubs came with a little booklet that really brought wedge play in perspective. First, Terry suggests you get the feel for you wedges and know how far you can hit these clubs. Then, play the hole to your desired approach distance. While every hole can’t be played this way, I have changed my club selection off the tee to accommodate this philosophy.
Prior to playing the Eidolon clubs I was playing Vokey wedges – 50, 56 and 60. After a little back and forth, Terry sent over a 48* pitching wedge, adjusted to 49*, a 52* gap wedge adjusted to 54*, and a 56 sand wedge adjusted to 58*. I noticed a few things about these clubs coming out of the box: (1) the hosel creeps up a little higher on the shaft (2) the shaft length is about an inch or two longer and (3) the club face was slightly bigger.
After twenty plus rounds of play, I truly depend on these clubs. Full swings with these clubs have become my favorite part of the game. The ball flies 20% to 30% higher. I relish the 100 yard approach shot with my 52*. Touch shots around the green are no problem. If I’m looking for a little roll, I’ll pull out the 48* and make that putting type swing. The 58* gets the ball up in a hurry, I have no problem carrying a bunker on a short pitch. In the sand it’s the same story, if I make a good swing the ball comes out and lands soft. My set’s pitching wedge is gone in favor of the 48*. And, I don’t miss the Vokey 60* at all. I did receive these clubs gratis as part of the review. If they asked for them back, I’d gladly drop the cash for them again which is saying something at $129 per club.