The playoffs begin with not only a ridiculous check at the end of this battle royale, but we are also witnessing perhaps the tightest race for POY we have seen in a while.
The bottom line? EVERY player out here is looking for any edge they can find.
In the case of Jon Rahm who has had the same set-up all year (besides the putter), it put a proud smile of validation on my face when I saw a Jaws Full Toe 58/10 resting ever so majestically at the bottom of his bag. I turned to his caddy Adam Hayes and said “Is this happening” his response… “oh it’s happening, he loves it”.
I love it when my instincts are correct LOL!!
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JR is a pure artist around the greens, he’s pretty picky with the wedges, and for him to put a new one in right before the playoffs let alone something that’s a totally different look says quite a bit about how good these wedges are.
Jon visited ECPC the week of Memphis to do some shaft testing with Kellen Watson and this is where the whole thing went down. Although they were there to hit drivers and test shafts, in pure Rahmbo form he spent a majority of the time hitting wedges and just messing around with the new Jaws Full Toe.
This is what Kellen had to say about the session:
“Jon and his Coach Dave Phillips did some motion capture work on that Wednesday and he texted me Wednesday night asking to try some Lob Wedges with a bit more bounce. I, fortunately, had a couple of wedges leftover at ECPC, already built to his spec and I had an inkling that he may love the full toe because of the versatility it offers.”
“After we chatted about where the bounce he wanted to use was, we took measurements off of his 56* that he commented, “…is perfect on every shot.” We found that he uses a lot of the midsole located heel ward, lined up with the first weight porthole.“
“His 56* had about 14.25* of bounce in that location, the gamer 60* had 12.25* and the 58* Full Toe bent to 60* had 16.25*“
Once the shots starting to fly, the love affair began, this is how it was broken down for me and it made so much sense I had to post it as given…
Out of the bunker: “love affair is accentuated and continues”
Light to heavy rough: “relationship is getting serious“
20-30 yard shots: “he was down on one knee“
35-75 yard shots: “wedding bells“
Verbal feedback was pretty simple, he LOVED the progressive weighting from heel to toe, LOVED the “nippiness” of the micro-grooves…
…and lastly, the slightly wider sole gave him just that little extra bit of freedom to hit the shots he saw in his head.”
I will continue to update this as we go but it’s serious validation for these wedges.
VIVA LA RAHMBO!!!!!
So far so good;)