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Groove Sharpener

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There are many iron/wedge groove sharpeners on the market, do any of you have one and does it work well.

I just bought a used set of ap1 and want to bring the grooves back to new, thanks
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Also very interested to hear if these work, particularly for wedges.
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I know someone who got them and sharpened his old cleveland wedges and they started carving up covers again
The grooves probably arent legal anymore but who cares for the average golfer right?
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Yeah, legality isn't a huge concern to me, just nice to get a little extra life out of a wedge.
Thanks for the info.
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Not sure where he got it from either
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I wish they'd call these tools groove CLEANERS and not sharpeners. All of these carbide tip tools really do is dig down in the grooves and get the junk out of them.

If you look at it that way... yes... I've found that they really do work. Having completely clean grooves does make a difference in your wedge performance.

But as for "sharpening" them..... you'd have to work pretty hard and long to actually make a change in the shape of the grooves. I mean....these clubs are cast or forged at how many hundreds or thousands of degrees heat?
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you can take enough metal off to sharpen them.
They get wider and thus illegal, but it will sharpen the wedges
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This begs the question of when and whom will be the first officially DQ'd player for modified grooves and if it will be in a major, mini, or amateur tournament? I'm going to speculate that there will be at least one formal protest at the pro level before the end of summer.
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I wouldnt use one of those things on my clubs, but thats just me.
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This begs the question of when and whom will be the first officially DQ'd player for modified grooves and if it will be in a major, mini, or amateur tournament? I'm going to speculate that there will be at least one formal protest at the pro level before the end of summer.

The pros don't use such things because they don't need to. They can replace any club as soon as they feel that it's too worn to work right for them. I seriously doubt that any of them would take a chance on a DQ just to have sharper grooves.

I wouldnt use one of those things on my clubs, but thats just me.

Agreed. Absolutely. Not gonna screw with my AP-2 irons... they have the 2010 grooves anyway, so there really isn't any reason to. And I like to use a ball for more than a few holes. I don't need wedges that strip the cover off the ball. I used the same Penta for 18 holes today... it looks as good as it did when I took it out of the sleeve.

All I really see in this is players looking for another quick fix for what is more than likely a swing issue anyway.
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The pros don't use such things because they don't need to. They can replace any club as soon as they feel that it's too warn to work right for them. I seriously doubt that any of them would take a chance on a DQ just to have sharper grooves.

I wouldnt even use them on my wedges...i wear out the bounce way before i wear out the grooves, anyway.

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I wouldnt even use them on my wedges...i wear out the bounce way before i wear out the grooves, anyway.

Same. The grooves on my LW are fine, but the sole on my club is all worn out and there are a lot of dings too. That's why the Taylor Made xFT wedge makes no sense for me.

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