Callaway Mack Daddy PM Grind wedge

The Golf Monthly test team's Callaway Mack Daddy PM Grind wedge review, a uniquely shaped model designed to achieve more spin from poor lies when opening the clubface

Callaway Mack Daddy PM Grind wedge
Callaway Mack Daddy PM Grind wedge
Golf Monthly Verdict

A versatile, forgiving wedge that will help you gain control from poor lies around the green

Reasons to buy
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    Impressive levels of control when hitting open-faced shots from the rough. Wide sole boosted forgiveness from tight lies

Reasons to avoid
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    The look takes some getting used to. Struggled to get under the ball in sand at times, especially in wet conditions

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The Golf Monthly test team's Callaway Mack Daddy PM Grind wedge review, a uniquely shaped model designed to achieve more spin from poor lies greenside

Key Technology Phil Mickelson and Roger Cleveland’s have worked together to create the uniquely shaped PM Grind wedge, which is designed to reduce your variation in distances when playing from testing lies. It chiefly manages to do this thanks to its face, which has 39 per cent more groove area with the grooves extending all the way out to the toe, giving you more room for error when you open the face up around the green.

Mickelson and Cleveland have also designed the sole to be wider, giving it a secondary bounce that stops it digging in during delicate touch shots. Because a lot of metal needed to be added to make the toe section bigger, weight ports have been introduced to ensure the swing weight remains unaffected.

PM Grind wedge address

GM verdict There’s no doubting the shape looking down at address is unusual, with a touch of the old school Ping wedges about it but in a larger size. But once you’ve hit a few shots to get used to the aesthetics, the Mack Daddy PM grind wedge is a versatile club that helps you recover from tricky situations. The shape and width of the sole especially excelled from tight lies and the questionable lies in the rough where control is normally limited.

If you're already a competent bunker player, using the bounce with a shallow angle of attack, this club won't help you get the club under the ball from sand but it will certainly help those that attack the ball too steeply with the leading edge. The range of short game shots that can be executed with this wedge make it something you need to try if you struggle to get up and down. The flight was strong enough to work on full shots and more so than anything, it was just fun to play with. Having that extra control meant you could be more aggressive through the hit, which improved my ball striking and distance control.

Joel Tadman
Technical Editor

Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.

One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 87 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 3.3.

Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: TaylorMade P770, 4-7 iron, TaylorMade P7MC 8-PW 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 50°, 54° and a Titleist Vokey SM9 60° lob wedge 

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2021 Titleist Pro V1x