There’s been a recent hype of hi-toe wedges, but what are they, and can they help your game?
Doesn’t it seem like there’s continuously some new fangled thing in the equipment world released every other week? And us, as consumers need to stay on top of everything. Well, you might be onto something about the continuous release of new tech, but I think some things should grab your attention more than others.
Take the hi-toe wedge, for example. You can find this type of wedge from almost every equipment manufacture, but what in the world does ‘hi-toe’ even mean, and how is it different from the three other wedges currently sitting in your bag? If you’re asking these types of questions, you’re a smart golf consumer and, you’ve come to the right place for the answers.
Let’s talk trajectories
Having a solid short game is comprised of many different skills. The ability to get up and down from every type of scenario around the green and using a variety of clubs to do so all while being able to judge the kind of trajectory needed. It’s a lot.
So when you’re faced with a challenging shot, like a low flighted wedge shot, grabbing one of your traditional wedges from your bag might not end well. The reason for that? The Center of Gravity (COG) or ‘sweet spot’ is located about five grooves from the bottom of the wedge. This promotes the trajectory of the ball to be much higher.
If you take that same challenging shot and attack it with a hi-toe wedge, you’ll see much better results due to where the COG is located on that wedge. The COG can be found about seven grooves from the bottom, resulting in much lower trajectories.
Equipment manufacturers can move the COG on hi-toe wedges by redistributing weight from the back of the club into the toe, hence the reason for the elongated, ‘hi-toe.’
Even though it might be hard to keep up with what’s latest and greatest from the equipment manufacturers, it’s honestly quite fun to see the type of technology they’re creating, all to help us play better golf! And if you want to add one of these sweet hi-toe wedges to your bag, find a GOLFTEC near you and schedule a wedge fitting!