The thing that distinguishes the new SMS wedges from Edel Golf from other short-game sticks is their adjustability. With Edel’s Swing Match System, golfers can use three weights in the back of the sole to best fit the clubs to their swings.
“We always strive to make players better, and we’re able to do that because we start with the swing and innovate forward,” says David Edel, founder of the company that is based in Liberty Hill, Texas. “No golfers have the same exact swing, so why have wedges essentially been a one-size-fits-all scenario for so long?”
Edel adds that extensive testing has demonstrated that only 20 percent of golfers realized their best performances with the heaviest weight in the center of the club. What that means, he says, is that 80 percent of golfers will benefit from the ability to adjust the weight in their wedges to match their swings.
“And when golfers found their preferred weight location, they saw 44 percent more accuracy down range in combined distance and offline dispersion,” Edel stated. “Players also saw roughly 10 percent more backspin with the heaviest weight in its preferred position.”
While the Swing Match System is the biggest part of the Edel wedge story, these clubs have other features of note. They are made of forged 1025 Japanese carbon steel and boast an elongated groove pattern that provides greater coverage across the face as well as a cream chrome finish.
And they are offered in four unique, CNC-milled sole grinds to accommodate a variety of swings and types of shots – and to best handle different turf conditions.