So does this mean that it is up to Callaway to get a 64° (50 yrd) wedge option added to the current Callaway Jaws wedges that WGT offers (52°, 56° & 60° at each of the various levels L40’s / L60’s / L90’s) ???
Has WGT ever attempted to ask Callaway about adding these? And if it hasn’t, is that something that could be requested in the future so that they could be added?
Typically, Callaway comes to us with the clubs they want in game (such as the new paradym clubs). We can and have asked for certain clubs but it's not surprising on our end if it does not get approved. I would not be surprised if we do end up asking again however
this topic goes back long before you joined us, at least to the beginning of the introduction of the Mack Daddy line of the Callaway wedges.
here is one of the old thread's I participated in - MD 64 deg - then a couple years later - there was the PM Grind thread - now I can grasp the end of the PM grind line given the tension that grew with Phil - but at that time - Phil was still very popular and he would likely not be found on a course without his 64 deg wedge. it made no sense that they would not want to market their namesake player who helped design the PM line on WGT if they are simply promoting clubs.
reality is - however - many of us have adapted anyway. if you need to match the slower meter speed then the WGT version of the Max wedge, which is much cheaper clearly suffices and at a cost savings. Also - I have never seen WGT reskin the max wedges this entire time - while multiple reskins of the Callaway wedges has occurred.
While the Max wedge is not completely up to all the same specs - if you take the time to chart it map it - and learn it - there are very few real flaws or limitations of it - so there is NO reason to spend more for a matching wedge unless you want to remap another club.
If anything given WGT inability to label wedges appropriately - having different wedges reduces the chance of accidentally selecting the wrong wedge because WGT ONLY uses two wedge labels - lob wedge and sand wedge - when at least one of those wedges could easily fall within a gap or attack wedge type of label.
The lack of 3 proper wedge labels is also why WGT caddy automatically gives you the wrong wedge at times because it is not selecting the specific yardage needed but the club label and in some cases you will have 2 sand wedges and some cases you will have 2 lob wedges depending on how they are labeled. So when the caddy defaults to your SW of 100y even though your SW of 75y is more appropriate that is likely what is happening.
I gave up long ago on the hope they would issue a matching wedge, but I don't think I have been hindered at all - if anything it saved me a few thousand credits because the MAX wedge, which you likely won't ever be tempted to update because they don't seem to reskin them - is very much playable and a suitable option.