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FORGED WEDGE

  • FORGED WEDGE
  • FORGED WEDGE
  • FORGED WEDGE
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The ultimate sole bounce that pursues control:
Backspin, height and speed

The FORGED WEDGE satisfies all three key elements for wedges – backspin rate, launch height, and ball speed, as imagined by the player for excellent maneuverability for trajectory.

All factors that inhibit control have been removed, with only the truly essential functions left, for the ultimate sole bounce.




TECHNOLOGY

Three sole shapes to accommodate all swing types

Three sole shapes to accommodate all swing types

STANDARD, WIDE SOLE, and CUT DOWN. Engineered based on thorough research on the approach styles of golfers, the number of sole variations to three, which are necessary to accommodate all swing types. Further improve your performance by selecting the sole that best suits your hitting style.

Crafted with one of the world’s best soft iron precision forging

Crafted with one of the world’s best soft iron precision forging

The technology’s innovative sole bounce theory is backed by years of research. The club is manufactured in the world’s best forging factory to materialize the theory with high precision. Because of its superior functionality, PROTO-CONCEPT eliminated product errors and pursued uniformity of shape and quality.

Face Dot Milling demonstrating spin performance under tough conditions

Face Dot Milling demonstrating spin performance under tough conditions

The number of processes for precision face score line forging has been increased to achieve greater precision than machining. In addition, the newly developed Face Dot Milling produces consistent spin and improved control under all lies and weather conditions.

MESSAGE

The reason why there are so many sole variations is that there are so many functions required of wedges. This is because it is difficult to cover every type of situation, and performance also depends greatly on swing type.
PROTO-CONCEPT pursues the functions required of a wedge to the utmost limit, and has been narrowed down to three soles that adapts to all golfers. It is designed to provide the best sole bounce effect if chosen appropriately.

PROTO-CONCEPT Brand Producer
Yasufumi Kawasaki

  

SOLE VARIATION

Sole variations
Sole variations

The sole bounce of the wedge has infinite variations.
PROTO-CONCEPT analyzed all types of swings
and has developed three types of sole shapes to cover all.

STANDARD

STANDARD

The ultimate in the name of standard
Delivers maximum sole bounce effect

The exclusively designed “R” sole and its sole design maximizes the bounce effect of this model.
This design allows players with a relatively acute angle of incidence to feel comfortable contact with the sole and to hit the ball on the face without the sole coming off too much. On deep rough and soft bunkers with low sand density, you will feel forgiveness from the sole’s bounce effect the most.

WIDE SOLE

WIDE SOLE

An innovative wide sole
that provides gliding feel and forgiveness

The innovative “R” sole and the combined sole design of sole width and sole height provide this model with maximum forgiveness.
In addition to the moderate bounce effect on long shots, the gliding feel of the sole on short approaches prevents the sole from bouncing or biting when players with relatively obtuse angles of incidence make contact from the front. Experience automatic-feeling approach shots.

CUT DOWN

CUT DOWN

The sole shape demonstrates bold grinding and leaves only the effective portion of
the sole, creating a variety of approach shots.

A unique bounce effect is set up so that the feel of the sole does not change or intensify when the face is opened. This sole design allows players to easily control the launch angle and ball speed while changing the grip position, and to feel the ball ride on the face.
It can also be used for low spin shots with the ball positioned to the right, short lob shots in the middle, and full-lob shots to the left, and is highly adaptable to a variety of shots, allowing you to use the most techniques.

SPEC

Model 48/08 50/10 52/10 54/12 56/10 56/12 58/10 58/12 58/14 60/08
Sole Design STANDARD WIDE SOLE STANDARD WIDE SOLE CUT DOWN STANDARD WIDE SOLE
Loft(°) 48 50 52 54 56 56 58 58 58 60
Lie(°) 63.5 63.5 63.5 63.5 63.5 63.5 63.5 63.5 63.5 63.5
Bounce(°) 8 10 10 12 10 12 10 12 14 8
FP(㎜) 4.8 5.0 5.0 5.2 5.4 5.0 5.4 5.2 5.0 5.4
Model 48/08 50/10 52/10 54/12 56/10
Sole Design STANDARD WIDE SOLE
Loft(°) 48 50 52 54 56
Lie(°) 63.5 63.5 63.5 63.5 63.5
Bounce(°) 8 10 10 12 10
FP(㎜) 4.8 5.0 5.0 5.2 5.4
Model 56/12 58/10 58/12 58/14 60/08
Sole Design STANDARD WIDE SOLE CUT DOWN STANDARD WIDE SOLE
Loft(°) 56 58 58 58 60
Lie(°) 63.5 63.5 63.5 63.5 63.5
Bounce(°) 12 10 12 14 8
FP(㎜) 5.0 5.4 5.2 5.0 5.4
Material
Carbon Steel Forged (S25C)
Finish
Plated Finish

Specifications of recommended shaft assembly
Number 48/08 50/10 52/10 54/12 56/10 56/12 58/10 58/12 58/14 60/08
Balance N.S.PRO 950GH(S) D0.5 D0.0
N.S.PRO 950GH neo(S) D0.5 D0.0
N.S.PRO MODUS3 system 3 TOUR 125(S) D2.0 D1.5
LENGTH
(inch)
N.S.PRO 950GH (S) 35.375" 35.25" 35.0"
N.S.PRO 950GH neo(S) 35.375" 35.25" 35.0"
N.S.PRO MODUS3 system 3 TOUR 125(S) 35.375" 35.25" 35.0"
Weight
(g)
N.S.PRO 950GH (S) 444.0g 445.0g 448.0g
N.S.PRO 950GH neo(S) 444.0g 445.0g 449.0g
N.S.PRO MODUS3 system 3 TOUR 125(S) 465.0g 467.0g 470.0g
推奨シャフト組立スペック
Number 48/08 50/10 52/10 54/12
Balance N.S.PRO 950GH(S) D0.5
N.S.PRO 950GH neo(S) D0.5
N.S.PRO MODUS3 system 3 TOUR 125(S) D2.0
LENGTH
(inch)
N.S.PRO 950GH (S) 35.375" 35.25"
N.S.PRO 950GH neo(S) 35.375" 35.25"
N.S.PRO MODUS3 system 3 TOUR 125(S) 35.375" 35.25"
Weight
(g)
N.S.PRO 950GH (S) 444.0g 445.0g
N.S.PRO 950GH neo(S) 444.0g 445.0g
N.S.PRO MODUS3 system 3 TOUR 125(S) 465.0g 467.0g
Number 56/10 56/12 58/10 58/12 58/14 60/08
Balance N.S.PRO 950GH(S) D0.0
N.S.PRO 950GH neo(S) D0.0
N.S.PRO MODUS3 system 3TOUR 125(S) D1.5
LENGTH
(inch)
N.S.PRO 950GH (S) 35.0"
N.S.PRO 950GH neo(S) 35.0"
N.S.PRO MODUS3 system 3TOUR 125(S) 35.0"
Weight
(g)
N.S.PRO 950GH (S) 448.0g
N.S.PRO 950GH neo(S) 449.0g
N.S.PRO MODUS3 system 3TOUR 125(S) 470.0g

*Shaft: S Flex assumed for all assemblies
*Grip Weight: 50g all grips

「本物への導き」

日米ツアーの現場において20年超、ツアープロに支給し続けてきた結果と実績から導き出された、
確信の設計理論とソール理論。
MT-28から始まり、多くのプロに支給し続け、生み出された実績のウェッジ。
20年間突き詰め削ぎ落した集大成が詰まった確信のクラブ ー PROTO-CONCEPT

プロダクトデザイナー 宮城裕治

経歴

2005年
ZOMOと専属契約。
丸山茂樹プロのパターデザイン開発。
2006年
(有)クールデザイン創設
2007年
プロギアと専属契約。
MTIウェッジをデザイン開発。
2010年
ヨネックスとクラブアドバイザリー契約。
石川遼プロのクラブデザイン開発とサポートを中心に活動。
2019年
PROTO-CONCEPT(プロトコンセプト)を提唱

代表作

FOURTEEN
MT-28
ZOMO
ZOMO PUTTER
PRGR
MTI WEDGE
YONEX
EZONE TOUR WEDGE
ZERO IRON

1962年、東京・江戸川区生まれ。
(有)クールデザイン代表。

フォーティーン勤務時代にツアープロ用のクラブ開発に携わり、名器「MT-28」を開発。
2006年に独立し(有)クールデザインを創設。
ヘッドデザインやソール形状など、使用プロのスイングに最適なクラブ設計やグラインドを各々行い、フィッティング支給することで多くのツアープロ、トップアマから支持を受ける。
プロギアの「MTI WEDGE」、ヨネックスの石川遼プロ専用モデルなど、クラブメーカーのウェッジやクラブ開発を手掛け、多くのヒット商品を生み出してきた日本を代表するクラブデザイナー。
ヘッド設計、デザイン、シャフト開発提案はもとより、ヘッド・グラインド、フィッティング、スペック提案、アッセンブリ及び調整まで、一貫して全て行う唯一のクラブデザイナーでもある。