Square Strike Golf Wedge Reviewed
Wedges are those clubs that require certain skills to be able to perform good shots when you approach the green. They are thin, smaller than the rest of the clubs, and they can often be the cause for your high handicap. Many golfers consider the short game to be very difficult, especially if you have to repeat your shots, one after another. This will increase your score, so it matters how you play your golf wedges. Average golfers have about three wedges in their golf stand bags, some even five, and that often depends on the golfer’s skill and his/her handicap so that they can successfully deal with hazards, bunkers and tough or thin lies around the green. And yet, many of them end up producing fat shots. So, if you are one of those golfers who are having a hard time pitching and chipping, then we recommend taking a close look at the Square Strike Wedge.
The Square Strike Wedge is an impressive, cutting-edge concept, something that we’d never seen before it was released integrated into one club. Even the design itself doesn’t remind of an authentic wedge at all, however, before you even start worrying if this wedge is tournament legal, we’ll clear out the dilemma. Yes, despite its looks, it is legal and it conforms with the USGA regulations completely. Now, after you have put all the worries aside, let’s take a look at it closely.
The designers of the Square Strike Wedge were inspired to design this wedge because of two simple performance features that they have noticed. The first one referred to the inconsistency of the pitching and chipping that the recreation golfers often face, and which leads to losing up to five unnecessary shots which increases their handicap. The other feature that they noticed is that the putter is one of the most consistent clubs ever used by far among all golfers. These two observations were the cause of changing the concept of the wedge and led to creating a radically modified wedge that will prevent chunking and fat shots.
The Square Strike Wedge is the amazing outcome of their intention to create a wedge that is easy to pitch and chip with, and which can help you lower your score and get more successful shots. I think that our introduction has come to an end, so let’s dive into the review.
Anti-chunk sole with series of shallow grooves for less friction
Much more forgiving than any traditional wedge
Putter-like performance without opening the stance and the clubhead
Heavier clubhead that glides smoothly through the turf
Suitable for any short game shots, reduce fat shots
It features one-year manufacturers warranty against defects
Legal for tournament play
Some golfers claim that it is hard to get used to it, especially for low handicappers
They do say a lot there, but if you summarize all that talk, you’ll get a few key points. Firstly, they claim that it is nearly impossible to produce fat and chunked shots because of the extremely wide sole design. They also claim that it features easier swing motion, something that resembles putter strokes that deliver greater control and accuracy. It is also claimed to be more effective than chipping with your 7-iron because it has a heavier head which glides smoothly through the turf and reduces the risk of overactive hands or wrists which is the leading cause of thin chip shots or fat shots. All in all, the developers have boldly announced that this wedge will solve all your problems with the short game.
Another thing that is characteristic of the sole of the Square Strike Wedge is the series of shallow grooves that have the capacity to reduce friction when the grass is matted or sticky or the turf conditions are wet. There are three available wedges of 45, 55, and 60 degrees, and the sole width progresses with the loft degree from the pitching wedge to the sand wedge.
Center of Gravity (CG)
Firstly, this mass relocation has placed the Center of Gravity in the exact center of the face of the club which is marked with a vertical line. Secondly, they have increased the MOI (moment of inertia) all over the place and enlarged the sweet spot so that the wedge produces successful shots even when golfers hit off the center. As a result, the Square Strike Wedge is extremely accurate with center shots, but it is also very forgiving with the off-center shots.
Anti Rotational Weighting
What you might find difficult to perform with this wedge are the long shots because of its putter-like design which normally inclines towards shorter shots.
The fact that you don’t open your stance or the clubhead is definitely much easier to perform any short shot for high and even mid handicappers, however, more seasoned golfers might find this odd and unfunctional. When it comes to the sound, it is muted, soft, and for many golfers even pleasant. The same unfortunately can’t be said about the feel, as it is much more obscured when you hit the ball off the center.
The sole purpose of this wedge is to help golfers chip and pitch better around the green and eliminate fat shots. The extremely wide sole, heavier head, and the higher lofts are masterfully crafted to make it easier for the club to glide through the turf. Also, it has the length of the putter and the anti-rotational, putter-like weighting doesn’t require from you to open your stance and the clubface to execute those flop and over the green shots. It is claimed that it chips better than your 7 or 8 iron thanks to the design it has.
- A perfectly weighted wedge that eliminates the chunked chips around the green
- It allows you to square the ball without opening your stance or the club
- Three loft degrees of 45, 55, and 60 degrees with a progressively extra-wide sole
- Unconventional design including extra-wide sole with grooves, light green cavity insert, putter-like lie angle and length
- High MOI and very forgiving