Equalizer Wedges Ben Hogan – During his playing career, Ben Hogan’s competitors called his Pitching Wedge his “Equalizer” because he used it so effectively. While he was never the longest or even most accurate player on Tour, Ben Hogan had one of the best short games in the business.
Ben Hogan credited his short game success to his wedge design. He knew 65 years ago that ‘unbalanced’ wedges … wedges with too much weight positioned near the sole of the club and, in turn, very thin faces … wouldn’t perform consistently. After years of experimenting with weight distribution, he found one of his many ‘secrets’.
We’ve incorporated Ben Hogan’s wedge design philosophy across an entirely new line of Gap, Sand and Lob wedges … all worthy to bear the legendary Equalizer name. Equalizer wedges not only perform exceptionally well around the greens, but they look great too. They truly are the perfect blend of science with artistry.
Equalizer Wedges Ben Hogan Specs:
- HAND : Right / Left
- LOFT : 48 -62
- SHAFT | FLEX : KBS Tour V-Stiff (Steel) – (Optional)
- GRIP : Standard / Medium Size
- LENGTH : Optional
- LIE : Optional
Feel and feedback where you need it most on the course.
Becoming a great wedge player starts with great hands. The best short game players have ‘feel’ that is hard to define … and even harder to learn. It’s next to impossible to learn ‘feel’ if you are using wedges that don’t provide any feedback or provide any sense of how you’ve struck a shot.
Unfortunately, most of the leading wedges on the market today are investment cast. Casting is a cheap, easy way to make wedges (and irons for that matter). The problem is that when metal is melted and liquefied, the molecular structure is changed. This creates a very hard material and, in turn, a very harsh feeling at impact.
As with all Ben Hogan irons and wedges, Equalizer wedges are forged from soft, 1025 carbon steel. This allows the grain flow of the material to maintain its integrity and create a sense of continuity between the club head and your hands.