Introduction to Testing – Edison Golf Forged Wedges

I would like to extend many thanks to the Chairman and Director of Innovation for Edison Golf, Terry Koehler for giving me this opportunity to test and review the Edison Forged Wedges from Edison Golf.

If you’re familiar with Mr. Koehler, it’s because he’s also known for designing equipment from manufacturers like Eidolon, Reid Lockhart, Scor Golf, and last but certainly not least Ben Hogan Golf (Ft. Worth irons and TK 15 wedges). For the last 30 or so years, Mr. Koehler has been designing products, for you, the recreational player. Or shall I say, the golfer that isn’t on television late on Sunday afternoons.

Did you know that over the last several decades, when it comes to golf club design, wedges have very much remained the same without much in the way of innovation. If you were to look in retail shops or the majority of golfers on any given golf course, you’ll see that the wedges are predominantly “tour-inspired” design. Wedges that are generally unforgiving. All constructed with the same design principle too, the majority of the weight is distributed into the flange (the area of the sole that extends back from the clubface).

When it comes to Edison Forged Wedges from Edison Golf, this is simply not the case. While there is weight in the lower part of the head, there is also weight along the top section of the head as well. This design feature is demonstrated in the photos above. You’ll see that the weight along the top portion of the head is heavier in the Edison Forged Wedges as opposed to the competitors. Smash factor is important with wedges as it is with metalwoods and irons alike. The smallest miss with a wedge will have a less than desirable result. Most notably, a miss short of the intended target. But this is only a fraction of the story.

Please view the unboxing video as I dive a little bit deeper into these wedges from Edison Golf. Stay tuned for much more on these golf clubs, right here at Until The Next Tee. Let the testing begin.

Until The Next Tee!!

#fightandgrind

Club Champion Opens In Three New Markets

Nation’s #1 Club Fitter Now Has 76 Studios Nationwide

Willowbrook, IL — Custom club fitter Club Champion announces the opening of three
new fitting studios this month, located in Memphis, TN; Jupiter, FL and Bradenton, FL.
The stores are open and accepting fitting appointments.

Club Champion fits, sells and builds custom golf clubs using brands like Callaway,
TaylorMade, Titleist, Cobra, Fujikura, Golf Pride and many more. The company delivers
a Tour-quality fitting that produces longer, more accurate shots with a nearly 100%
satisfaction rate for golfers of any ability level.

The new studios feature two indoor hitting bays with TrackMan launch monitors for
analyzing performance, a SAM PuttLab system to find the perfect putter, and a build
shop for repairing and assembling golf clubs by hand. The roughly 3,000 square foot
spaces also include a demo matrix to display the head and shaft options that make up
their 50,000+ hittable combinations.

Club Champion announces three new fitting centers (Florida – Bradenton and Jupiter) (Tennessee – Memphis)

“We are excited to bring the finest club fitting and building to the golfers in these new
markets,” said Nick Sherburne, founder of Club Champion. “Our only goal is to find the
best combination of components to help customers lower their scores and better enjoy
the game.”

Ranked by Golf Digest as one of the 100 Best Club Fitters ten years running, Club
Champion hires experienced fitters who then receive an additional 150+ hours of
training, which is unmatched in the golf industry. The company has a unique coupling
system used to combine any head and shaft together, so golfers hit the precise
combination to be custom built for them. They are the only fitter in the country to offer
over 50,000 interchangeable head and shaft combinations on-site, at all locations.

“Many players think they aren’t good enough to be custom fit, but we’ve participated in
multiple third-party studies that showed higher handicappers saw the biggest gains,”
said Sherburne. “Some of these golfers shaved as many as ten strokes per round.”
For a limited time, the new stores will celebrate their grand openings by offering 50% off
fitting fees with an equipment purchase of $500 or more. Putter fittings are the only
exception; they are 50% off with the purchase of a new putter.

The newest stores are located at:

6450 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38119
901 W. Indiantown Road, Jupiter, FL 33458
5275 University Parkway, Bradenton, FL 34201

The studios are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and Friday and
Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. More information can be found at http://www.clubchampiongolf.com
or by calling (888) 340-7820.

About Club Champion

Established in 2010, Club Champion is a national club fitting and building company
headquartered in Chicago, IL. There are currently more than 75 Club Champion fitting
studios in major markets across the country, with plans to expand further in 2021. The
studios carry all the top golf club, shaft and grip manufacturers in the industry, which are
used to build test clubs in real-time. Studios are equipped with advanced analysis
technology, along with highly trained certified fitters and builders who must complete an
extensive training program. Services include club fitting and building, repair services,
personalization, and highly engaging corporate and personal entertainment events. For
more information about Club Champion, visit http://www.clubchampiongolf.com.

Announcing Tips Now at Until The Next Tee – #NextTeeTips

Yes, there are a million sources for golf tips at your fingertips. While that may be the case, Until The Next Tee can be your “one stop shop” for everything golf-related. My opinions are genuine and I am who I am on camera. Nothing is ever scripted.

The editorials have been there and so to were the equipment reviews. Golf course reviews have been a recent addition too. So, what might have been lacking? A podcast? Well, “TeeBox Chatter” is on the horizon and promises to be a laid back affair. So, the lacking ingredient would be golf tips.

Why am I smiling? My striking is good and things are happening here at Until The Next Tee.

“Next Tee Tips” will cover everything from my “Fundamental Four” (watch the first tip installment below to find out what they are) to things for the more advanced golfer. While some of it will be swing instruction there will also be an additional wrinkle or two for good measure. The mental side of things will be covered as well as equipment advice.

Do you need someone to help push you along with any golf goals? Well, after #Golfchat the other night (it takes place on Twitter) I threw my hat into the ring offering to help any of the #golfchatters out there. I’m more than happy to give you insight or help you push towards your goals.

In the first instalment of tip videos (and the majority of tips will be video in nature) I cover a topic called “Thaw the Freeze”. If you freeze at address prior to your swing, this tip might be for you.

You may hear a whine at the end of the video. That’s my pup wanting to continue our walk. He’s a big baby!

Until The Next Tee!!

#fightandgrind

World No. 1 Dustin Johnson Signs Extension with TaylorMade Golf Company

THE REIGNING MASTERS CHAMPION HAS BEEN WITH TAYLORMADE SINCE HE TURNED PRO, AND THE PAIRING SHOWS NO SIGN OF SLOWING DOWN

CARLSBAD, Calif. (January 7, 2021) – Team TaylorMade has one of the strongest lineups in all of professional golf. As a company built around product innovation, technology and authentic golfer relationships, the brand has attracted some of the best and most magnetic players in the game.

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There’s no better example of that than Dustin Johnson. He has been a centerpiece for the brand’s team of world-class tour professionals since turning pro 14 years ago. Armed with TaylorMade equipment, Johnson has amassed 24 victories over the course of his career including two major championships.

He’s currently ranked No. 1 in the Official World Golf Rankings, having regained the top spot with a stretch of spectacular play following the 2020 PGA Tour restart. Johnson delivered a record setting performance at The Northern Trust, where his total score of 30-under-par included a run of 11-under through 11 holes. He added yet another milestone victory at the Tour Championship en route to claiming the FedEx Cup title.

As arguably the greatest encore in the game’s history, Johnson capped off his year by winning his first green jacket at the 2020 Masters last November.

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With all the challenges of 2020, it was one of my best years on the golf course. TaylorMade was right there with me each step of the way, just like they’ve been for my whole career. There isn’t a better golf equipment company in the game, especially the guys out on Tour. I’m looking forward to being part of Team TaylorMade for a long time to come.Dustin Johnson

Each marquee victory was earned with 14 TaylorMade clubs and his trusted TP5x golf ball. As Johnson prepares to tee it up this week in Maui at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, his first event of 2021, his bag is expected to have a few updates for the start of the season. His current WITB is below:

DUSTIN JOHNSON WITB

  • SIM2 10.5° driver
  • SIM2 Max 16.5° #3HL fairway
  • SIM Max 21° #7 fairway
  • P•730 Irons (3-PW)
  • Milled Grind Wedges (52° and 60°)
  • Spider Tour IB Limited Putter
  • TP5x Golf Ball (#1)
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Having now spent 111 weeks atop the OWGRs, Johnson is third all-time in total number of weeks at World No.1 trailing only Tiger Woods and Greg Norman. The new multi-year contract extension reaffirms TaylorMade’s commitment to fielding the strongest Tour staff in the industry and putting the highest performing equipment in the hands of the world’s best athletes as they compete on the sport’s biggest stages.

When we look back on everything DJ has accomplished over the course of his career, we couldn’t be prouder to be on his team. The victories, the major championships, the record-setting performances. He’s done it all, and with TaylorMade equipment in his hands for each moment. That’s humbling, but it also fuels us to keep innovating and pushing the limits of performance so that we can continue to help DJ play the best possible golf – while rewriting the history books along the way.David Abeles, CEO, TaylorMade Golf

New Edison Forged Wedges by Terry Koehler Challenge ‘tour design’ Wedge Performance

After two years of development and testing, Edison Golf Company announced that they have begun crafting and shipping their revolutionary Edison Forged wedges, presenting golfers with a package of wedge technologies that significantly raise the bar for performance over conventional ‘tour design’ wedges.

The Edison Forged wedges were designed by Edison Chairman and Director of Innovation Terry Koehler. Koehler, who also writes a popular blog as The Wedge Guy on GolfWRX, has built a 30-year track record of challenging traditional wedge design, as he points out how wedges have not evolved nearly as much as the clubs in every other category over the past 4-5 decades.

Edison Chairman and Director of Innovation Terry Koehler

The Edison Forged wedges were designed to address the major performance shortcomings of ‘tour design’ wedges, and have been proven through extensive robotic testing to deliver more penetrating trajectories and a level of forgiveness of mishits never before seen in the wedge category. That performance superiority is achieved through a markedly different distribution of mass across the back of the clubhead, which equalizes the smash factor more evenly across the face. A significant increase in spin is a side benefit of the dramatically improved gear effect provided by the Edison Forged design.

The Edison Forged wedges depart from the normal industry procedure of developing wedges with the help of tour professionals, who Koehler says have entirely different wants and needs than even the best amateur players. “Tour professionals spend thousands of hours honing their exquisite skills,” explained Koehler. “Essentially, they have learned how to mostly overcome and even leverage the shortcomings of their wedges. But robotic testing and live golfer research over the past 3o-plus years has proven to me that ‘tour design’ wedges are the most unforgiving clubs in our bags. Why should any golfer have to suffer with that kind of finicky performance?”

The Edison Forged wedges are custom-crafted for each golfer, and are available with a wide range of shafts and grip options through the company’s website at http://www.EdisonWedges.com. By mid-summer, Edison Golf will introduce a program for golf professionals to become Certified Fitters for Edison Golf, so that they may bring this breakthrough performance to their golfers.

The Edison Forged wedges are also backed by an unprecedented Performance Guarantee. The Company will let you play your Edison Forged wedges for 60 days to see how they will improve your game; if you don’t agree, you can return them and the Edison Golf will replace them with any other wedges on the market you think you would like better.

“Very simply, the Edison Forged wedges were designed to improve scoring range performance for golfers of any skill level,” proclaims Koehler. “No other wedges come close to these in bringing forgiveness to a category not known for it.”

About Edison Golf Company

Edison Golf Company was formed in early 2018 to provide a platform for development of the Edison Forged wedges. Several rounds of prototypes were tested for nearly two years before the design was judged market ready. The prototypes and final production designs have been subjected to multiple rounds of independent robotic testing and live golfer reviews to prove every claim the Company makes about them. The company insists on the highest quality components and workmanship. All Edison Forged wedges will be custom-built to order for each customer, from the Company’s assembly and shipping operations center in Fort Worth, Texas.