Don't want to beat this 64° Callaway wedge issue to death but I do want to reply to the responses to this issue.
Typically, Callaway comes to us with the clubs they want in game (such as the new paradym clubs)
100% understand this as this game is basically an additional
advertising opportunity for Callaway (and the other manufacturers) but
this seems to me to be more about them not wanting obsolete clubs in the
game in favor of having their "latest and greatest" clubs that are currently
being sold IRL rather than an issue of what Deg the wedges
being sold are. I cannot see why Callaway would say no to adding a few
50/60 yrd - 64° wedges to the 52°,56° & 60° ones that already exist.
But that's just my opinion and maybe Callaway has a very different take
on this issue.
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.
Yes I realize that this issue has been around for quite a long time
but just wanted to take this opportunity with Nico's Q&A to bring it
up. Nico has been a breath of fresh air to WGT since he took over his
current position as he seems to be much more open and proactive
in attempting to get our issues addressed, especially those that may
have been thrown on the back burner. And while he cannot "fix"
everything I thought that if there was ever a chance of getting
something changed, this might be the best shot.
[The] reality is - however - many of us have adapted anyway. ... 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
Yes I fully understand and agree with this as I'm in that same boat, using the L91 Max Meter 64° Wedge as well. But ultimately that is a compromise that we are forced to make because the matching 64° wedge is not available. Personally I would much rather have a wedge that matches the stats of the L95 & 96 - 56° & 60° Callaways that are currently in my bag (just my opinion though)
Looks like there are plenty of good wedges to be had .
Yes there are many options for 64° wedges in the game but there are a few problems with them;
- When compared to the L94, 95 & 96 Callaway wedges currently in the game all these other 64° wedges are in some way inferior stat wise. While that may not seem like such a big deal or maybe even petty as the top end 64° wedges available are VERY close in stats, the top end Callaways ARE statistically better. And if you've spent the credits to get the top end Callaway wedges only to have to resort to using an inferior 64° wedge it just doesn't seem right.
- The Highest Level Callaway 56° & 60° wedges have yardages of 100 & 75yrds respectively. In order to maintain an even gaping in a 3 wedge bag the 64° wedge should be a 50yrd club. Only 2 of the higher end 64° wedges are 50yrd with the majority being 60yrd wedges. For me personally a 60-75-100yrd gaping isn't ideal.
- Anything other than a matching 64° Callaway wedge is ultimately a compromise of having to use an inferior club. Now if we were talking about low level clubs destined for beginner players that might not be such an issue but we are in reality talking about the highest level of wedges in the game. That fact alone seems absurd to me. That there wouldn't be a full range of these wedges that are basically earmarked for the highest level of players in the game seems at the very least odd and an obvious missed opportunity for both players and WGT.