PCF Micro WS

PCF Micro Wide Sole Wedges

Features:

  • Please scroll down to read comments about the PCF Micro WS.
  • Available in Bright Satin Chrome plating or Dark Nickel Platinum plating finish options.
  • Unique 2-piece design construction allows game improvement wide sole with traditional head profile at normal headweights.
  • The wide sole is designed with very low bounce – the perfect match of sole angle and width for game improvement.  If you put the traditional amount of bounce on a wide sole, the leading edge will be too far up in the air and can cause bladed shots.
  • Ideal wide sole designed for game improvement – perfect for golfers who have struggled to get the ball out of the sand or hit consistently from tall grass around the green.
  • CNC Milled Face combines with TWGT’s unique Micro-Groove™ scorelines to offer the highest level of backspin available in a wedge design.
  • Micro-Groove™ scorelines are more narrow and closer together than traditional scorelines – the Micro-Groove design allows the edges of 5 lines to contact the ball at impact while traditional lines only allow 3.  This is one more key to the enhanced spin design of the PCF Micro Wide Sole wedges.
  • Designed in RH 55° sand wedge and 60° lob wedge which also can be a great sand club.  LH available in 55° sand wedge only.


A 360º view of the PCF Micro WS Platinum Wedges.


A 360º view of the PCF Micro WS Chrome Wedges.


Ratings and Reviews

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Rating: 4.2/5 (52 votes cast)

 

PCF Micro WS, 4.2 out of 5 based on 52 ratings

29 Comments

  1. Hi Tom – What is the correct way to play these out of the sand? Standard teaching seems to be upright shaft vs. forward shaft lean (to encourage shallow angle of attack) and open clubface to increase loft and hit 1-2″ behind the ball in normal sand. Do all those apply with this wedge design? In particular, do I need to open my clubface with this wedge? I’m personally more confident with a straight clubface vs. open but maybe just need practice to build confidence.

    • MALCOLM;
      There is no difference in set up, ball position, swing technique for using any type of SW design. Just because this has a wide sole, that requires no change in the technique. Of course when we talk technique, we are assuming the golfers know that they can’t swing down too steep with a sand shot and they have to swing all the way through the sand. And the position of the face is another point of technique and not anything to do with the design of the head itself. Open facefor higher shorter shots, square for lower longer shots from sand.

      TOM

  2. May ’16

    Just put the 55 and 60 degree wedges in the bag the beginning of this season. My consistency of getting the ball closer to the pin has improved quite a bit with these wedges. Whether in heavy grass or short grass, I am able to control the trajectory and spin. Love them for sure.

  3. What is the sole width on these heads? A different company has some that are 1.62 inches. Yours look almost that wide. Yours look better as well.

    I just played a course with heavy, wet, thick, soft rough right up to the fringe. It was way too easy to stub the wedge into a hidden tuft and barely get the ball on the green if that. These should help a lot. Thanks.

    • BOB:

      Let me tell you, 1.62″ of sole width is MASSIVE, HUGE, UNBELIEVABLY WIDE. I design in millimeters because all the top clubhead production factories prefer tooling in metric dimensions. 1.62″ is 41mm. In an iron a sole width of 25mm is considered to be wide. Even most sand wedges do not approach 25mm in sole width. The Sterling irons have a more conventional sole width, but with my usual face to back sole radius and rounded leading edge to try to offer a little less chance of a “fat” or “stubbed” shot. Now there is no question, if the golfer gets too steep on the angle of attack, he will have more chance of hitting behind the ball or stubbing the shot, for sure. So there is only so much a sole design can do to help this tendency.

      To give you a range on the Sterling iron sole widths, at the center of the sole the width ranges from 20mm to 19mm down through the set. Slightly wider on the low number for lower CG.

  4. Are they available online?

    • Christopher
      First off, my sincere apology for the big delay in responding. The notification feature for posts and comments was not working so we haven’t seen the posts being made here for us to respond. That’s a big Ooops. Sorry about that.

      The Sterling single length irons will be available on line through http://www.sterlingirons.com. expectations are for the site to launch with availability for the irons in early April. You can go to the site now to register so when the site launches and irons are available, you will be notified.

      Thanks for your interest,
      TOM

  5. is the bore .370 or .335? Thanks. I continue to improve and use Wishon products. My driver, and fairway woods. I am looking for a wedge to help my game.
    Thanks

    • ERIC
      Bore diameter for the PCF Micro wedges, as well as for all of our other wedge models and iron models, is 0.370″ parallel. Thanks much for your interest and for your support by having been fit into the driver and woods too !!

      TOM

  6. Tom,
    I have lately been struggling with wedges, and just ordered 55* and 60* pcf wide sole wedges. I have tried the Cleveland Smart Sole, but it acts so differently from a ‘normal’ wedge that except for very steep situations, it was hard to control. I am hopng that the ws and hollow body will allow me to use the 55* as a go to sgi wedge with the 60* for steep lies.
    I have played since I was 17, but at 71, things work out differently. Any suggestions on using the 55* for most lies?
    BTW, I really found you book looking for the right club helpful.
    Jeff

    • JEFF:
      Thanks very much for your interest. We’re always happy to help with the best information possible to help you get the most from your game. The primary function of the wide sole design on the PCF WS wedges is to help reduce the depth that the sole could dig either in to the sand or into the ground under the ball when the golfer starts to get a little too steep with his angle of attack into the ball. However, in sand, if the golfer is VERY STEEP, there is no wedge design that will prevent the problem of leaving the ball in the sand. But the purpose of the wide sole is so when you are a little bit too steep, the sole won’t dig too deep.

      Playing with the WS wedges is something you don’t have to make any special changes in how you address or swing at the shot. As with every wedge design, you just need to keep the clubhead accelerating through the ball and don;t quit on the shot. You can play hands ahead shots, or roll the face open finesse shots or any conventional address position/ball position shot with these wedges.

      TOM

  7. Hello Tom !

    I would be grateful if you could advise the most appropiate utilisation from the bunker of the WS60° as opposed to the WS55°.

    It may be be that this is an obvious query for a good player, but I am a beginner.

    With many thanks and kind regards.

    Sergio Lorenzi

    • Sergio:

      A 60* wedge can be used from a sand bunker for the following reasons and situations:” 1) the bunkers are more deep and the shot has to get up in the air very quickly and higher to be able to get comfortably out of the bunker and on the green. 2) Anytime the green is well above the ball you need to be able to get the ball up in the air quickly. 3) If the greens are designed with different “shelfs” so that there is not a lot of area around the hole before the green slopes steeply into other areas, this also is a shot for the 60* wedge so that the ball can settle down and stop more quickly before it would roll off the shelf and down into other areas of the green, farther from the hole. 4) anytime you “short side” yourself when missing a green, this is a shot for a 60* wedge. Short siding yourself means when there is not very much green surface between the hole and the edge of the green and you hit the ball off the green on that side of the green – so you have very little green to stop the ball when you hit the next shot. These shots call for a higher flying, softer landing shot and that is a shot more easily hit with a 60* wedge.

      BUT. . . please be aware that a 60* wedge is more difficult to hit consistently well. it is very easy to slide the face of the 60* wedge too far under the ball when the ball is sitting in taller grass or in the sand. This is because at 60*, the face is angled much more back so if you do slide the clubhead too far under the ball, the greater angle of the face from the 60* loft means there is less face able to make contact with the ball when the head slides more under the ball. Therefore, it is not usually recommended that less skilled, very inconsistent golfers get a 60* wedge until they do get to a point that their delivery of the clubhead to the ball is more consistent.

      TOM

  8. You say this has a unique two piece construction design, which allows for a wide sole and traditional head weight. Does this mean there is a cavity hidden in the wedge?

    • KYLE

      Yes, there is. The two pieces are the hosel + body + upper half of the sole, and then the other piece is the lower part of the sole which is welded to the upper part on the body to complete the design. So the “cavity” is just the fact that the bulk of the sole as you look at it, is hollow inside. This has no effect whatsoever on performance or even on the CG. In a very, very slight manner, the MOI of the wedge is higher than on wedges with a completely solid metal construction, but it’s not a major performance thing at all because high MOI on heads with more than 30-35* loft is a waste anyway due to the ball being hit at such a glancing impact up the face. MOI only kicks in to offer good off center hit performance when the ball begins to get compressed against the face and that’s below 30* loft. This 2pc construction is just done because there would be no way to achieve a standard head weight if this large of a sole were completely solid metal – the head would be way too heavy. So the 2pc welded construction allows the wedge to demonstrate the performance of a real wide sole for game improvement players who need that, while still being normal weight.

      TOM

  9. Thanks Tom
    Never doubted it for a minute.
    By the way have I mentioned that these are great wedges

  10. Hi Tom,
    The wedges are performing brilliantly.
    Due to the roughness of the face I have been asked if they are legal and conform to all current legislation?
    I have no doubts about this but could you please put my mind at rest.

    Thanks

    • Peter
      Yes the PCF wedges are legal. There is of course a +/- tolerance on all specs in the production of every clubhead ever made. So it is possible that your wedge is on the plus side of the tolerance for the milling of the face in terms of the peak to trough spec in the milling lines. But the PCF are legal so you don’t have to worry.

      TOM

  11. Hi Tom,
    I have taken delivery today of a 56* & 60* Wide Sole fitted to White shafts.
    I have hit, only, about 20 balls with each out of wet thick/ cut grass around our practice green in very cold wet conditions.
    WOW the spin created was a huge improvement over my Cleveland 588 raw wedges.
    I will have to spend quite some time practising to discover how close to land the ball to the hole. It is amazing how quickly the ball stopped even with grass on the club face.
    The heads look great from above as good as most blades.
    Thanks Tom brilliant clubs

    • Peter

      Thanks very much for taking the time to let us know that the PCF Wide Sole wedges are behaving themselves so well for you! We’re pleased to hear that you like the way they can spin and stop the ball. Sort of like having a new toy you want to play with all the time!

      Thanks much and the very best to you in this great game,
      TOM

  12. Hi Tom,
    Will the sole design of the WS wedges react in the same manner as a SGI sand iron or lob wedge and “bounce” through soft grass and sand?
    Is the best policy to keep the face square to target?
    Is the feel of the face similar to the other wedges that you produce.
    I am thinking of having two of these bent to 54 & 58* to add to a set of 771’s to keep the loft gaps the same through the set. Am I thinking along the sensible lines?

    • PETER

      The wide sole design of the WS wedge is very rounded and radiused and it is made so the bounce sole angle will not raise the leading edge too far up off the ground. If you use a wide sole AND you put a lot of bounce on the sole, this combination will cause the leading edge to be raised well up off the ground so that when using the wedge for shots from normal grass lies, it could be more difficult to hit the shot solidly. There has to be a balance between the width of a wide sole design and the degrees of bounce to enable the wedge to work well in sand as an SGI type of sand club, but then also to allow the wedge to be used from grassy lies properly as well.

      I do believe that we have achieved this proper balance in the PCF WS sole design because this wedge has been in our product line for many years now and we simply have never been told by any clubmakers that a golfer had a difficult time hitting shots from grassy lies. Of course, there is always a limit as to how much any wide sole design can help a golfer because the one thing that controls how a sole travels through sand or grass is the golfer’s angle of attack into the ball. An A of A that is very steep will always send the wedge sole deep into the sand or grass to cause problems with the shot. BUt I feel that with this Wide Sole design having so many years in our line with nothing negative ever said about it, the sole design is fine as a game improvement assistance for golfers who occasionally hit too deep under the ball from sand, but yet still to be able to hit the club from grassy lies OK.

      TOM

  13. IT WORKED !!!!!
    I hit a number of shots (20) in the sand as you suggested. Then hit maybe another 20 full shots. Much improvement. The new balls had a few very minor scuffs that I could not see, only feel. Another 20 shots in the sand should take care of the concern. I am confident that all is well with this incredible club.
    Fred

    • Good to hear that the workout in the sand helped to mute the sharpness of the grooves or the milling. You’re right that a few more shots from the sand will soften the edges a little more. Great to know that you like the wedge!!!

      TOM

  14. Thanks for the quick reply. I will hit about 20 shots in the sand trap as you suggested and let you know how it works out. Again the stopping power is awesome. Looking forward to reading the comments on the WS.
    Fred

  15. Where are the 37 ratings and reviews, I would like to read them. I cannot find them. You have the reviews on the other wedges

    • FRED:
      I see what you mean on that PCF Wide Sole page. I just asked our web man to look into this to see what happened to those 37 comments and to get them visible. Give us a day to dig into that and then if you would please check back, they should be there.

      Thanks for letting us know these things were missing.
      TOM

  16. Just came home from buying my PFC Micro WS and hit 24 full shots with it, 12 out to the fairway and 12 back onto the green, fantastic. Hit about another 24 chips around the green, again, fantastic — not happy with the roughing up of the ball. Hit 6 new Bridgestone’s. All had some shave marks on them. Any thoughts ?? Very expensive to ruin new balls with shave marks.

    • FRED
      It’s very common with heads that have face milling and engraved scorelines (not stamped or cast) for some of the heads to come out of production with a little bit sharper edging on the milling and or the scorelines. This can happen to every company’s production once in a while for machined, engraved face lines and milling. I recommend that you simply take 10-15 balls into a practice sand trap and hit full swing practice sand shots. Getting the sand between the ball and the face will soften the sharper edges and should start to reduce this chance of shaving the cover on the golf balls.

      TOM

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