Trying The Indi Wedge
Trying to drastically improve my short game two years ago, I switched to Titleist Vokey sand and lob wedges. I love their compact, clean look. And they feel amazing. But for the job, I try as many new clubs as possible. The past three rounds, I’ve put into play the Indi Golf wedges ($159 each, plus customization). This is a relatively new company run by industry veterans. The wedges look great, with edge-to-edge grooves, conservative shaping and a nice satin finish. The latest model — the StingRay TT — aims to deliver optimal spin, control and forgiveness. It’s USGA-approved yet “spins 25 percent more than competitor wedges,” says Rob Lang, the company’s general manager. I think that was my problem with it. The wedge sets up really nice behind the ball, and looks inviting. But almost every full swing I took with it came up short of my intended target. I fear it spun too much. For shorter chips, the wedges were spot-on. A “ScoopBack” design increases forgiveness by moving mass higher in the face and toward the toe. This helps stabilize the clubhead on off-center hits, so shots feel better and travel straighter. The wedge also combines low launch with high spin, so you can be more aggressive going at the flagstick.