Club-making legend Roger Cleveland and Jon Levy visit at the 2016 PGA Merchandise Show to discuss wedge design and importance of using bounce.
If the golf club design industry created a Hall of Fame, Roger Cleveland may just be the first inductee. After all, he did revolutionize modern wedge design and the company he founded in 1979, Cleveland Golf, still uses the foundation of his popular 588 design in their clubs today.
Cleveland left the company he started to lead Callaway Golf’s design efforts in 2002, and for the past 14 years he’s helped Callaway remain at the forefront of an ever-changing industry. GolfTEC’s Jon Levy caught up with the industry icon at the PGA Merchandise Show in January, discussing everything from Callaway’s new designs to long-time staffers like Phil Mickelson, and much more.
Enjoy Part I of this two-part series where Cleveland talks about Callaway’s varied Mack Daddy 3 wedge grinds ideal for different players and course conditions, and why using the wedge’s bounce is a necessary part of having a good short game.
Check out the short video below:
“Go take some lessons… the technique of the short game is way different… it’s really fun to learn, you’ll lower your handicap”
– Roger Cleveland