Most golfers change their driver and irons like they do a pair of socks! But chances are if you have a certain wedge or putter which you like the look and feel of, then it stays in the bag forever! This is not a bad thing when it comes to the putter, as this is a club that changing often is not the greatest move! With wedges though a frequent change is actually a good thing. This is something that is tough to do if you know it works well for you! There’s also a good chance that the grooves have practically worn away due the years of ball striking during playing or practicing!

Which leads to the question does worn grooves on a wedge actually affect your game? The answer is a very simple yes! A brand new wedge with new grooves produces twice the amount of backspin and loads more control! In addition to this, the ball will slide up the face of a wedge with worn out grooves, and launch higher rather than being grabbed by the grooves which reduces spin!

Click on the link below and watch the short video to see just how much grooves can affect performance of a wedge and if it’s time to upgrade yours.

At Westridge we stock a variety of wedges from Titleist, Taylormade, Mizuno, and Callaway and more. Please call 01983 613131 if you require any more information.


Christopher Reed

PGA Professional

Westridge Golf Centre