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Feel Golf Wedging into Popular Recognition

Dr. Feel Wedges Lead Way for Company


Feel Golf Designer Wedges

Designer Wedges come in five different colors.

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Feel Golf is not the most recognizable name among the golf club manufacturers. It's not the biggest company, and it doesn't pay huge fees to Tour players to play its clubs.

And the company has always been best known for wedges. Being best-known for wedges is not usually a great way to get lots of publicity.

More publicity is likely on the way for Feel Golf, however, as a result of two things. First, the introduction of a top-tier driver series (see review, Dr. Feel Titanium Series Driver) and the growing reputation of those wedges.

All those wedges. Because Feel Golf makes a lot of wedges. So many wedges that the company's Web site is www.feelwedges.com.

Feel Golf's founder, Dr. Lee Miller, earned the nickname "Dr. Feel" from Tour players when, as a PGA professional, he served as a sort of unofficial clubfitter to the stars. (Miller, by the way, has a doctorate in engineering and put his expertise to work for General Motors and NASA before turning to talents fulltime to golf clubs.)

Feel Golf's wedge lines all feature five wedges: 46, 52, 56, 60 and 64 degree lofts. Both within the individual series and across all the series, the specs are identical: same frequency, same shaft length, same total weight, same balance points, same kickpoints and same swingweight (D-8).

Also identical are the bounce angles. The 46-degree has a bounce of 4 degreens; the 52, a bounce of 9 degrees; the 56, a bounce of 6 degrees; the 60 degree, a bound of 3 degrees and the 64 degree, a bounce of 1 degree.

What are the five series we're talking about? These:

Satin-Mirror: Consider these the "standard" wedges from Dr. Feel, a bright, shiny wedge of traditional appearance; the ones to follow are all different in appearance. There's an equal heel-toe surface area that reduces clubhead turning and a cambered sole to promote ease of travel through sand or rough.

Gun Metal: Feel's gun metal finish derives from what the company calls a "plasma reactive ion impregnation" that gives the club its distinctive gun metal look without affects its soft feel.

Designer: The designer wedges use the gun metal finish on the sole and face but a designer application on the rest of the clubhead. The 46-degree is bronze, the 52-degree yellow, the 56-degree blue, the 60-degree red and the 64-degree green.

Raw Feel: Raw Feel wedges use 8620 steel, a softer steel that should rust over time. But that's note a bad thing for a wedge, since it results in more spin and better bite.

Midnight: Dr. Feel calls the Midnight series and oil-can wedge that is more like real oil in feel. That is, more slippery. The company uses a proprietary alloy with a copper-beryllium face that creates more spin, more control and more distance.

That's a lot of wedges to choose from, whether you're looking for a single wedge or a wedge set.

Feel Golf wedges are well-known on the pro tours, and with so much to choose from - and as good reviews keeping coming - they are sure to grow in name recognition with "average" golfers as well.

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