** NEW Micro-Groove HM

Micro-Groove HM Wedges

A Great Wedge Design Made Better… With an All New custom Sole Design

Features:

  • The popular HM Series wedges have been re-designed with a unique custom sole grind to increase playability for more types of wedge shots

  • New Zero Bounce heel grind removes the bounce from the heel end of the sole for more consistency when the face is opened to hit finesse and cut shots

  • Front sole Knock Down grind allows golfers to more easily play low, driving, hands forward shots without digging the leading edge into the ground as much

  • Center to rear sole grind offers conventional bounce for normal shots from all lie conditions

  • Beautiful pearl NiCr plated finish over the 8620 carbon steel body offers a soft feel with a long lasting appearance.   Available in RH in 52* AW, 56* SW and 60* LW.   LH in 56* SW with conventional sole design.



Tom talks about the NEW Micro-Groove HM

A 360º view of the Micro-Groove HM Wedges.


Ratings and Reviews

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Rating: 4.5/5 (126 votes cast)

 

** NEW Micro-Groove HM, 4.5 out of 5 based on 126 ratings

15 Comments

  1. I LOVE these wedges and would like to add a comment. They are so consistent, WOW! I would catch my old Snake Eyes at least once per round and spin them back leaving a much longer putt as I shoot for the pin. Did not know when it was going to happen and it was very frustrating. These wedges bite and their action is just very, very consistent. You can shot at pins knowing the ball will sit right down. Chips hop, check and then roll out very nicely. Their grind lets them lay flat when opened up so you don’t blade them across the green near as easily. Best of all, your buddies notice the action then look at them sitting in the bag and comment on their beauty.

    • Thanks very much for sharing your experience with the HM wedges Gary! IT’s always really nice to hear that our designs are performing well and earning their place in the bag !!!

      Tom

  2. Hi Tom.
    Does this wedge have zero-bounce grind heel like the PCF Micro Tour wedge?
    Are the material carbon 1020 or 8620? The 2014 catalog says 8620 and this page 1020.
    I think this wedge wil match my 575cb’s very wel.

    • Per:

      At present, the HM Series wedges do not have the same zero bounce heel grind as the PCF wedges. But starting around in December of this year, the HM wedges will be produced with a new sole design that will incorporate the zero bounce heel as a part of the new sole design. My apology for the confusion in the carbon steel material from which the HM wedges are produced. It’s tough to proofread all the various technical points in our catalog perfectly and try as we might, we still have an error here or there. The HM wedges are investment cast from 8620 carbon steel. The reason is because casting carbon steel alloys is difficult to begin with due to the possibility of tiny little porosity defects appearing on the outside of the head after the steel cools and hardens. It has only been within the past 24 months that our production factory has been able to master the ability to cast a 10 series carbon steel such as a 1020 alloy – which we now use to cast the body of the high COR 771CSI iron design.

      When it comes to the carbon steel alloys, there really is so little difference in the final hardness of the alloy that in a high loft head such as a wedge, there really is no difference in impact feel between a head made from 8620 carbon steel and one either cast or forged from a 10 series carbon steel alloy.

      Hope this helps and we hope that the 575’s are working well for you too !!
      TOM

  3. Hi Tom,
    The grind on these wedges looks to be spot on.
    Have you any thoughts regarding using a similar grind, excluding the zero element, to any of the regular iron heads?

    Peter

    • PETER:

      Not to the extent that we did it on the new HM wedges. The zero bounce heel grind is something that would not likely be pertinent to the numbered irons in a set because one does not tend to open the face a lot to hit shots with these heads in a set. As to the front grind on the HM’s, in all honesty you can achieve very much the same thing to raise up the leading edge on a hands ahead knock down shot by putting a sufficient amount of normal radius on the forward area of the sole, rounding up around the leading edge. So really, when you consider the typical majority use of the numbered irons as full swings or 3/4 swings with a square face vs the much more varied use of the AW, SW, LW, just having a good amount of face to back radius on the sole does everything you need to do on the numbered irons.

      But as always comes up in this business, one could do a “reduced” variation of that HM grind on a full set and then MARKETING could take over to convince golfers it’s better !!!!

      TOM

  4. Thanks for the answer Tom.
    From my point of view with an early release a a little heavy contact it appeared to be a sensible approach.
    Other companies out there have already started to market this as an improvement to the head design of their clubs.
    When I asked the question I was actually expecting you to explain that the design on full irons would indeed be marketing over substance.
    As usual you did not fail to impress with your honesty and speed in reply.
    Thanks again Tom

  5. Do the new Micro Groove HM wedges have the same roughness between the grooves as the PCF Micro Tour? I can see from the pictures that they go parallel to the grooves instead of circular like the PCF’s but is it with the same roughness that is VERY noticeable when you rub your fingertips across the club face, the roughness that can make range balls check up on my chipping green!

    • JOE:
      No, the HM Series wedges employ a laser cut horizontal milling in between the normal scorelines which is totally different than the circular cut flywheel milling used on the faces of the PCF. In all honesty, the circular miling of the PCF which is more “traditional” like other milled face wedges will provide a higher level of face roughness in between the scorelines and from that, will on average generate more spin than will the HM’s.

      TOM

  6. Tom,I plan on using the S2S White R-Flex with the 56 and 60 Deg at approx 35-1/2″ length,50gm grip. I believe that I will need approx 310 to 315gm head weight to achieve ~D4 swingweight. Is it possible to order hand pick 56 and 60 deg HM heads this heavy? Can’t wait to have those beautiful wedges in my bag. Thank you.

    • JAY
      From my calculations, you would need the final headweight to be close to 307-308g to achieve a D4 at 35.5″ with a 50g grip and the White R graphite iron shaft. If the starting headweight is 298-300g for the SW, then the addition of the 9g weight plug in the weight bore at the bottom of the hosel would get you there. For the LW with its std spec weight of 295g that we are shooting for on the HM Series LW production, you would use the full 9g hosel bore weight and probably a small tip weight in the shaft to boot. We can only hand pick weights for not more than +2g over the spec. But do realize when it comes to a wedge with as high a loft as 56-60*, the movement of the CG from the weight in the hosel bore and any additional tip weight is not going to harm the feel or performance of the club because with that much loft, there is so little compression of the ball at impact anyway that golfers can’t feel if their impact is 1/8″ to 1/4″ off the CG.

  7. Tom, Thank you very much for your reply.

  8. I just had a set of 52, 56 and 60 new Mirco-Groove HM wedges (with the heel and toe sole relief) built for me on Steelfiber i125 wedge shafts. They are absolutely stunning to hit and beautiful to behold. The ballstrike, turf interaction and overall feel of the head on the end of the shaft are pure and virtually effortless on full swings and pitches. Chipping and out of the sand was unbelievably intuitive with the 60. Absolute winners!

    • RALPH:

      What a nice way for me to end the “work” day to be able to read and hear your comments about the new HM wedges! Why I might even have two cold beverages when I get home and head out for 9, thanks to how good I feel that you like the wedges so much!! Thanks so much for taking your time to dig us up to offer your comments. We really do appreciate it very much!

      The very best to you in this great game !!
      TOM

  9. Tom.. I just picked up a lob wedge with the new sole grind. I have practiced with it and have used it for a few rounds. I have to say the new sloe grind is absolutely perfect for me. I hit a lot of hands forward knock down shots and the new grind really works. I am currently playing the PCF Micro Tours and they are great but I do like the New HM very well. If you want to build a Super Wedge.. Just make the HM with the face grind of the PCF’s. Wow. I would be the first in line to buy a set.

    Kudo’s

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