Tour Edge’s latest wedges under the Exotics Wingman name have been two years in development, with PGA Tour Champions player Bernhard Langer providing input for the forged head design, which has a significant amount of offset.
The name Wingman comes from the “winged” weight pad located on the clubhead toe, which raises the center of gravity, thus lowering the launch angle while increasing spin.
Key in the development process of the new design was PGA Tour Champions player and Hall of Fame member Bernhard Langer who said, “I am always looking for a forged wedge with the right amount of offset and eventually started to ask the R&D team at Tour Edge what they thought could come up with. What came back has astounded me with its performance. I put one prototype right into play the week I tested it because I could tell that the design was easier to hit and far more consistent than my other wedges.”
Having offset on a club places the hands in front of the leading edge, which in turn means the impact will be more downward, helping any player strike the ball more crisply with the correct trajectory and spin. Not usually seen in wedges, a small amount of offset is a big help by creating a more consistent strike tending to ensure the sole hits the ground at the proper angle.
Tour Edge’s TPU-filled pockets behind the face are specifically there to help create a confidence-building feel and make use of Tour Edge’s proprietary material, branded VIBRCOR.
Wingman wedges offer three sole grinds for different playing conditions and swing attack angles. The F/S Grind (6°/8° bounce) is for firmer turf and players that tend to sweep the ball, while the M/N Grind (10° Bounce) is for firm to soft ground and players with a neutral setup. The S/D Grind (12°/14° Bounce) works well for softer-ground and those with more vertical attack angles who tend to dig into the turf.
Fast Facts Tour Edge Exotics Wingman Wedges
- Forged clubheads
- Vibration-absorbing TPU-filled pockets
- Back weight: 5-gram standard—2.5, 7.5, 10, 12.5-gram custom
- All lofts 3mm offset
- Milled face, grooves & micro-grooves
- Three stock grinds
- Stock shaft: Dynamic Gold 115
- Available October 2, 2023
- $139.99 each
For more information, please visit touredge.com/wingman-wedge