Callaway introduces Mack Daddy 2 wedges

Callaway Golf has launched the Mack Daddy 2 line of wedges, which are designed to offer up to 25% more spin than their predecessors

Mack Daddy

Callaway Golf has introduced the Mack Daddy 2 line of wedges, which are designed to offer up to 25% more spin than their predecessors.

The wedges - already used on tour by the likes of Phil Mickelson and Marc Warren - feature larger groves for significantly increased spin and control around the greens.

Indeed, the new 5V pattern, which provides wider, more aggressive groves, is 39% larger compared to the 2011 Callaway Forged Wedge.

The 5V groove pattern is available on wedges with lofts of 56 degrees and higher, with wider grooves and a larger angled draft present on the lower-lofted wedges.

All of Callaway's Mack Daddy 2 wedges also boast a unique Lasered Micro Groove for added face roughness.

Callaway's new Roger Cleveland-designed forged wedges also feature a soft carbon steel for greater feel and custom sole grind options for greater versatility around the greens.  

"Golfers ask their lob wedges to perform a lot of different shots so it's important to design these wedges to be extremely forgiving and versatile," said Cleveland, Callaway's chief club designer.

"And that's what we've done with these new grooves and the added custom grind options. The MD2's will be a must for the golfer who wants to perform his or her best in the toughest of conditions."

There are three custom sole grinds available with the Mack Daddy 58 and 60 degree models: U-Grind, C-Grind and Standard Grind.

The U-Grind has a concave sole, allowing the leading edge to stay low and under the ball, the C-Grind is also relived in the heel and toe to prevent golfers creating too much bounce when opening the face and the S-Grind - relieved in the heel only - is designed for players who don't want to add more loft.

The shape of the Mack Daddy Wedge was inspired from the X Forged '08 and honed after consultation with the world's best players.

The Mack Daddy will come in two finishes: Slate (fresh from a workshop bench) and milky Chrome (reduces glare).

Callaway's new wedge offering will come in 52, 56, 58 and 60-degree options, with 47, 50, 54 and 65-degree offerings following in November.

The Mack Daddy will be available throughout Europe from July 12.  

Nick Bonfield
Features Editor

Nick Bonfield joined Golf Monthly in 2012 after graduating from Exeter University and earning an NCTJ-accredited journalism diploma from News Associates in Wimbledon. He is responsible for managing production of the magazine, sub-editing, writing, commissioning and coordinating all features across print and online. Most of his online work is opinion-based and typically centres around the Majors and significant events in the global golfing calendar. Nick has been an avid golf fan since the age of ten and became obsessed with the professional game after watching Mike Weir and Shaun Micheel win The Masters and PGA Championship respectively in 2003. In his time with Golf Monthly, he's interviewed the likes of Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Jose Maria Olazabal, Henrik Stenson, Padraig Harrington, Lee Westwood and Billy Horschel and has ghost-written columns for Westwood, Wayne Riley, Matthew Southgate, Chris Wood and Eddie Pepperell. Nick is a 12-handicap golfer and his favourite courses include Old Head, Sunningdale New, Penha Longha, Valderrama and Bearwood Lakes. If you have a feature pitch for Nick, please email with 'Pitch' in the subject line. Nick is currently playing: Driver: TaylorMade M1 Fairway wood: TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 Hybrid: Ping Crossover Irons (4-9): Nike Vapor Speed Wedges: Cleveland CBX Full Face, 56˚, Titleist Vokey SM4, 60˚ Putter: testing in progress! Ball: TaylorMade TP5x