Last week I wrote about the Boccieri Golf “Wedge-a-day Giveaway” promotion. They’re giving away one Heavy Wedge per day until September 19th.The intent of this promotion is to increase awareness to their new wedges and website.
Additionally, and much to my elation, this isn’t the only method they’re using. When I came home from work today, there was that familiar shaped box waiting for me.
You know the one I’m talking about… It’s long and rectangular and upon seeing it, your palms start sweating, your heart beings to race and in your mind plays the sound of a well struck golf ball. With a cry of joy, I rushed forward, snatched up the box, shouldered open the front door, used the box as a weapon cutting a swathe through kids and pregnant wife alike. I then rushed up the stairs, locked myself in my former man cave (soon to be new baby’s room) and began tearing into the box like a kid on Christmas day. The contents revealed a shiny new 56 degree Boccieri Golf Heavy Wedge, for me to play with and write a golf club review on.
From the company…
The 5611 gets its name from having 56 degrees of loft and 11 degrees of bounce. This wedge is ideal for shots from the sand, chip and pitch shots around the green, as well as full swing shots from the fairway and rough.
With a head mass just a few grams heavier than a conventional wedge, the Heavy Wedge gets its name from the addition of the tour proven back weighting system found in every club we produce. The 37 % higher balance point produced by the back weighting system is the key to improved body mechanics affecting the swing’s plane, tempo, transition, impact and balance. You will be hitting it closer with more control than ever before.
There’s a number of purported benefits associated with using the Heavy Wedge; better plane on takeaway, set hands more quickly, smoother transition, holds angle of retention longer, square fact at impact, full extension through impact, and a balanced finish.
- 56° Loft | 11° Bounce
- Non-Glare Satin Finish
- Dexterity: Right and Left Hand Available
- Back Weighting System (weight in grip end of shaft) = 65 grams
- FST Hi REV Shaft
- Custom Heavy Wedge Grip
- 8620 Carbon Steel Material
- CNC Milled Face and Grooves
- Maximum Groove Width Allowed by the USGA
- Stock Length: 35 1/4”
- Lie Angle: 64° (custom lie adjustments +/- 2 degrees)
- Custom Lengths Available
The FST Hi REV Shaft is designed to perform harmoniously with the heavier and more lofted heads to impart ball spin and preferred ball flight. It features a tapered tip, step-less design and has a weight of 120 grams. This additional shaft heel weighting is where many of the benefits derive.
First impressions of the Heavy Wedge are positive, Boccieri Golf makes pretty solid golf clubs, I’ve hit a couple of their Heavy Putters and I’ve loved the feel they have. Having said that, however, I’ve not hit the clubs on the course yet. I spent a good bit of time tearing up the carpet with it.