MICRO-GROOVE
HM WEDGES

Classic Tear-drop Profile Shape with the most versatile sole design in the game…

Features:

    • The popular HM Series wedges feature a unique custom sole grind to increase playability for more types of wedge shots

    • 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

    • 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

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Mike Reay

Yes I would like to know if these wedge heads come in lefthanded and what degrees thank you

Tom Wishon

MIKW
The PCF Nicro Pro wedges are available in LH in all three lofts of 52, 56 and 60. The HM Series and the PCF Platinum and PCF wide sole are not available in left hand in any of the lofts.
TOM

Rick

Can I still buy the HM wedges? I love my 54 & 58 but don’t see new ones anywhere…

Tom Wishon

RICK
The HM Series wedges are still in the product line with no changes to any of the models. Ordering is through Diamond Golf International since I went into semi retirement in 2016 so they can take care of your clubmaking needs. Toll free 844-552-3437 or online.
TOM

Garth

Hi Tom, it looks like the hosel of the HM wedge (and perhaps PCF) is “coned” or has had a countersink applied. I’d like to install a graphite shaft in this wedge and want to make sure the graphite shaft has some protection from breakage.
Thanks in advance

Tom Wishon

GARTH
Every one of my clubhead models, regardless if you are talking driver to wedge head is coned by the production factory to provide a cushion of epoxy to help add to protecting graphite shafts from stress with the top of the hosel. It does not eliminate all possibility of that because there are several other factors involved, but it certainly is done professionally to offer what the industry considers to be the proper cushion of epoxy during installation of the shaft. With this standard coning, you do not need to do any additional work for proper shaft protection.
TOM

Bill Lockman

Hi Tom,
I will be buying 771 irons and HM wedges in the next few months. I have decided to have the 50* AW from the 771 irons. I would like to have a 54* SW and a 58* LW. I really like the concept of the front sole grind as I do hit a lot of chips/knockdown shots with my wedges. Knowing that, would it be better to decrease loft on the HM sand and lob wedges or increase loft on the HM gap and sand wedges?
Thanks much.

Tom Wishon

BILL: Thanks much for your interest and for your wanting more info on your upcoming iron and wedge selections. We’re always happy to help. I would say that even based on the fact that you do hit a lot of chips and knock downs now, which means you are more used to having much more of a hands ahead, deloft presentation of the clubhead to the ball, it probably would be better for you to turn the 56 into the 54 and the 60 into the 58. The sole angle change would only be 2* so you will still have… Read more »

John

Thanks Tom. So there isn’t much difference between the 8620 carbon steel and the 304 stainless steel then? It is the forged type feel I am after. I suspect the 8620 carbon steel is slightly softer. If the HMs are the more classic design I will probably go for those. I am normally Mizuno customer but they have moved their wedge designs away from the clean classic look I prefer.
Thanks for your help.

Tom Wishon

JOHN Actually in terms of the actual hardness measurement, the 304 is slightly softer than any of the carbon steels used in making clubheads. But the difference is so small that no one could actually detect that if the 304 and the 8620 are both cast. If you compare cast 304 to forged 10-series carbon steel alloys, there you would get a little difference that perhaps a few VERY experienced ball strikers could detect. But that difference would be because forging always leaves the grain structure in a more consistent isotropic condition while casting always leaves the grain structure with… Read more »

John

Tom.
I am looking to buy a set of 3 wedges to compliment my set of forged cavity backed irons. I also use forged 2 and 3 driving irons and looking for as much commonality across the clubs that I use. Shaft, offset, head material, grips etc. Which of your two wedge designs best compliments a forged set of irons? The Micro Groove HM or the PCF Micro Tour? It seems not many manufacturers make forged wedges for some reason and there isn’t that much choice in the market place in that regard.

Tom Wishon

JOHN: Either one of the two wedge families can match well with any of the low offset player’s types of forged carbon steel irons on the market today, or in the past. BOth the PCF and HM Series wedges are designed with the same low 2mm offset that so many of the forged iron sets possess. So that part of the look in the address position will be the same. The two models just are a tiny bit difference in their face profile shape/look, which is just going to be a personal preference decision for you. The PCF are a… Read more »

Bill Lockman

Tom,
I’m planning to purchase new irons and wedges next year. I’m looking at the 771s and the HM wedges. The A wedge is my dilemma. What factors are most important in deciding if the A wedge should match my irons or my wedges? Thanks.

Tom Wishon

BILL That is a good question you ask. It is all up to the individual taste and preference of the golfer as there is no right or wrong about whether you go with an A wedge that has the same shape and face profile as the 9 and PW in the iron set or to go with an A wedge that is part of a standalone wedge family design. If you like the look of the 9 and Pw in the set, then most would go with the A that is part of the set of irons so the look… Read more »

Joe

I love the sand and lob wedges. My only complaint is that I didn’t also buy the A wedge too before you sold to Diamond Golf and the shipping went up! Oh well, I have the 560 and 565 gap wedges, but just can’t help but wanting the HM gap wedge sitting next to his brothers in the bag.

Dominique

the best LW I had ver own ! GREAT CLUB
the sole design is so clever

Ben

Hi Tom,
Thanks for your contributions to the equipment industry and, most importantly, to all the regular, passionate golfers out there (including myself) that gain a lot from the honest and knowledgable advice you happily give. I haven’t yet played any of your clubs, although… I’m about to have a set of 565 irons built up and would like wedges to match. I’m thinking the HM’s are a good bet for the mid-handicapper striving to get toward single figures? i.e., forgiveness and slightly bigger head when compared with the Micro Tour?
Thanks,
Ben.

Tom Wishon

BEN Thank you very much for your kind words. I appreciate that very much. I hate it when companies or people put the quest for money ahead of the commitment to help people first. That is nothing more than greed. And I mean, I cannot tell you how much I hate greed. So when I began to learn enough about the facts of golf club design and performance and could see how much the big companies spun tales to market their clubs to attract more sales, I had to speak up and do what I could to educate golfers about… Read more »

LEE ROGERS

Hi Tom, was browsing your wedges looking for something to fit my 771 CSI’s. My Approach wedge is I believe 50 degrees and was interested in a 54 degree to match. Do you make a PCF Micro in a 54 degree?
Thanks

Tom Wishon

LEE:
The PCF Micro 52 can be easily bent to 54 and the +2* increase in bounce that comes from that is not going to ever hurt the performance or playability of the club as a gap wedge. But if you want the 54 to be a sand wedge, you can take the 56 and bend it down and the sole angle will still be 10*, which should be sufficient for use from sand.
Thanks very much for your interest !!
TOM

Kourt

Is it possible to have this knockdown sole grinded onto a sterling gw/sw or even the pcf tour wedges? And what would something like that cost

Tom Wishon

KOURT
I am sorry but that is not possible because we do not have the proper electroplating facility that can fully restore the finish on the heads after grinding. Also, the heads are all finished at the production foundry and shipped to us in fully finished form, at the final head weights. To grind the soles would reduce the weight as well from what it is supposed to be in its finished spec.
The PCF wedges do have the zero bounce heel grind as a normal standard feature on all the wedge models in that line.
TOM

Kourt

Does the hm wedge have the milled face like the wide sole wedges do?

Tom Wishon

KOURT The milling on the face of the HM Series wedges is a laser etch milling, done horizontally to be parallel with the actual scorelines. It is more faint than the actual CNC machined milling on the face of the PCF wedges so in all honesty you would spin the ball more with the PCF’s because that type of milling leaves the face with a higher friction coefficient to create more spin. The key feature of the HM series wedges is the sole grind which is very unusual compared to other wedges – a knock down grind on the front… Read more »

Cal Mickelson

Tom, Did the original HM Series wedges have the CNC machined milling on the face? Did you change to the laser etch milling done horizontally in latter versions of the HM series wedge?

Tom Wishon

CAL The origin of the HM Series wedge design came from a special limited edition wedge design I created in winter 2015. Every 5 years I had done a limited edition special design and the first two were cavity back forged iron sets. The wedge family I did for the Ltd Edition offering in winter 2015 was the precursor to what became a full line wedge model called the HM Series. The original Ltd Edition wedges had the same HM Series sole and back design but they were made with no laser etched milling and finished in a black DBM… Read more »

Cal Mickelson

Did the original HM wedges have the CNC machined milling?

Tom Wishon

CAL
The Limited Edition black finish wedges that became the genesis of the named HM Series wedges were not CNC milled. The HM series wedges in satin chrome did have CNC machining but it was the laser milling for the tiny milling in between the scorelines that was done by the CNC laser milling. There were no HM series wedges made with conventional circular shaped ridge milling as you see on a lot of other milled face wedges.
TOM

Kourtney

Is it possible to bend the 56 to 60 degrees? I want a 60 degree with a bigger sole angle and there aren’t really any lob wedges with that high of sole angle.

Tom Wishon

Yes for sure, any of our wedges can be bent for as much to more than a 4* change. Our PCF wedges are made from 304 stainless steel which is VERY easy to bend a lot. The HM Series wedges are cast from 8620 carbon steel which is as easy to bend as a forged carbon steel head.
TOM

zoheb mukhi

Hi Tom, why are there no 52 or 60 degree wedges in for lefties ?
What do you recommend to someone who is looking for a complete set of your wedges.
-Z

Tom Wishon

We do have a 52* and 56* wedge in the PCF Micro Tour wedge design. Not a 60* though. I am sorry that at this time, we are out of stock for the left hand 52* model, but more will be here fairly soon from our production factory. But we have not been able to tool up to make the left hand 60* because there just is not enough demand. Never in my 31 yrs of designing clubheads have I ever seen a left hand model sell more than 8% of the units it will in the right hand version.… Read more »

Brett

I see you don’t offer a 64* wedge. Can you bed the 60* to 62* at least? Do you see any problems with the bounce? Probably not much demand for 64*. Thank you

Tom Wishon

BRETT
That’s right and I probably won’t ever design a 64 wedge because I feel they are far too difficult for 98% of all golfers to even try to hit consistently. You can easily bend the 60* wedge in either our HM or PCF series to be 62 or 64. BUt remember when you bend loft, you change sole angle in a 1:1 relationship to the loft bend change. Which in the case of increasing loft means you increase bounce.
TOM

Kevin Turner

I understand that one major difference between the wedge models, is the types of additional score lines (milled vs. laser etched, and the shape) but in what other ways are they different? Is one better for better players?

Tom Wishon

KEVIN PCF wedges have a more conventional sole shape that is created with a primary bounce sole angle from toe to about 2/3’s of the way across the sole, then we have our zero bounce grind in the heel side of the sole. Scorelines are our proprietary micro groove which are more narrow and closer together, definitely conforming, so as to get more lines on the surface of the ball than happens with conventional grooves. The milled face completes the PCF design for more friction between ball and face to increase spin – and it does do that. The HM… Read more »

Kevin Turner

I purchased a 56 degree model, and it was a great decision. I love it, and I’ve already saved a few strokes, and carded my first under par round, thanks to 4 specific different shots I was able to make with this club and the knockdown shaft. I opened it up for a flop shot that dropped and stopped, and I also hit a little low knockdown skid shot downhill that stopped for a kick in par. Combined with my 560 irons, I’m hitting shots closer and more consistently than ever before.

Tom Wishon

Kevin
Thanks very much for taking the time to let us know how well you like the new wedge. That’s really great for us to get the chance to know that the club is helping you save some shots and allowing you to enjoy this great game a little more !! Best to you !
TOM

Peter Groves

Just got my new sand wedge. For one who has had difficulty in negotiating bunkers I found my first experience with the wedge gave me more confidence.
Very pleased with the club. Now matches the 575 irons in the bag.
Thanks to master club fitte Craig Smith.

Tom Wishon

Thank you Peter and very pleased to hear that the new SW is working well for you with the 575 forged irons !!! And many thanks to Craig for sorting out your fitting needs so well that you like the results !!
TOM

john

thanks for reply. you are right on the money. I did get a 56 wedge from McGolf in Waverly, OH and love it. Great out of sand and grass. The design lets me hit low and high shots. I can open up the 56* and make it play like a 60* . Most wedges are good for grass or sand. This one does both very well. So versatile that it is the only wedge with more than 50 degrees that I use. This has helped my bag setup so i can carry extra hybrid. Bless you and your creative mind.… Read more »

Tom Wishon

Thank you John, that’s a very kind comment and I appreciate that very much !
TOM

john

Tom,
My home course has alot of side hill, down hill, and uphill shots from 100 yards in. Would you think that the new HM wedges would be more effective than the standard soled wedges( I play the TM ATM wedges now)? I hit alot of fat shots on the uphill and sidehill shots.

Tom Wishon

JOHN: I’ll be totally honest and tell you that from my experience in the game and in design and fitting, the tendency to hit fat shots in the hilly conditions you talk about is more a swing skill/technique matter than one to be cured or alleviated substantially by a new wedge sole design. The classic mistake that results in a fat shot from an uphill lie is for you to be leaning too much into the hill – ideal for such shots is to have your posture set up over the ball so the line between your shoulders is close… Read more »

Scott

Thanks Tom for your response. With CNC machining, you can change the weight distribution any way you like, so I am very interested in seeing what you come up with. I have noticed a few companies moving toward the V sole technology like Srixon and Ben Hogan. I think that your sole design has helped me quite a bit this year however, based on your previous comment above, you do not think that it makes much of a difference on the longer clubs. You did mention the rounding of the leading edge as being similar. Is that something that could… Read more »

Tom Wishon

Scott: In the production of any iron head, one thing you do not want to do is to ask the workers in the factory to be responsible for creating a specific sole shape through grinding. You want all such shape features to be in the tooling dies so when the heads are forged, they come out with the sole shapes you want, and the workers only have to smooth over the shapes that are there as they polish to prepare the heads for chrome plating. If you rely on the workers to change a sole shape, you have a nightmare… Read more »

Scott

Tom, these Wedges are fantastic. I wanted to wait to provide my thoughts after almost a full season of use. As mentioned by other comments above, the turf interaction is fantastic. My distance and accuracy control has been equal to or better than a second set of brand X wedges, I picked up while waiting for these to arrive, that is supposed to help with that. I have also had a lot of success with my trajectory control. I would like to put a vote in for a full set of irons using similar design with the weight distribution and… Read more »

Tom Wishon

SCOTT Many thanks for the update and comments about the HM wedges. it’s really great to know that you have given these a real test and that you like them a lot ! Can’t say that I am going to do a forged iron with that same type of sole design. Doing that would require all new forging dies for every head and that would be a cool $50K up front to go into a new set. Part of the reason we keep forged iron models around for several years is so we can amortize the die costs over more… Read more »

Tom,
How do these wedges work in the sandy soil of Florida?

Tom Wishon

JEROME
Typically the combination of Bermuda type grass with sandy soil would indicate that irons and wedges with a little more bounce and or more radius from face to back would be a little bit more forgiving in terms of travel through the turf and ground. The grind on the new HM’s has more bounce in the very front center of the sole with that semi circular shape grind, so that aspect should make the HM’s perform properly in your course conditions.
TOM

Navin

Hello Tom,
Do you plan to have a 58 deg loft?
Thanks

Tom Wishon

NAVIN
Probably not because it is so easy to either bend the 60 down or the 56 up to achieve that loft. We have done a 58 in other previous wedge models and there just has never been that much demand to merit doing a separately tooled 58 wedge.
TOM

Per Christoffersen

Hi again Tom.
I have recently recived my to new wedges from Made by Rosenberg, Denmark. Thomas assembled them with your wedge shafts and moi matched them with my 575 cb’s.
Wau, what a great feel they have, like a knife through hot butter, smooth and easy.
With the zero bounce heel, flopshots become very easy now.
As you can guess, I am very pleased with them. From the first shot i find them very easy to use.
Thanks for that new sole design.

Tom Wishon

PER Thanks so very much for taking the time to let us know how well you like the new wedges. That’s really great to hear that right from the first shot you noticed the difference from the sole grind for your shotmaking !! And I am pleased to hear that Thomas did the work for you. Last fall when I was in Stockholm and at the PGA National to teach clubfitting seminars, Thomas was at both seminars and sat in the front row because he is so committed to being the very best clubfitter and clubmaker that he can possibly… Read more »