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Has anybody tried the C3i wedge that is advertised on TV for $99? If so, what is your opinion of the club and your results?  As usual, their claims seem to be too good to be true.

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Probably is. These wide-sole wedges pop up every so often. The Hogan Sure-Out, the Alien… some others. Very similar.

I wouldn't spend the money, plus then you'll be on the hook for some spam, etc.

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A friend purchased a 65* wedge with very wide sole after watching one of the infomercials on TV. All it did for him was pop the ball straight up in the air, (when he didn't skull it), and got no distance. Money better spent elsewhere. (IMHO).

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Oberholser used to pitch the XE1 wedge, and now he pushes the C3i wedge.  ?same company different name.  

I have a 65 degree XE1 wedge, which is basically the C3i, for two purposes: bunker shots and trouble shots from DEEP rough.  

I don't practice bunker shots enough to be consistent with normal wedges, especially under pressure during rounds.  65 degree wide bottom wedge gets me out almost every time.  Also when in very deep rough (or on extreme hard surface), it also gets me out much easier than normal wedges.  

On the other hand, it is not versatile enough to be used like a normal wedge for normal chipping, pitching, etc.  So if your bag has room, it's actually a good club to have.  

As others have mentioned, one does not have to spend big money.  Other wide sole wedges are available on ebay, from Cleveland Smart sole line, Alien wedge, Tour Edge 1out Plus, etc.  

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here is an interesting article to read of these wider wedges

https://mygolfspy.com/nfomercial-wedge-test-mygolfspy/

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So, do these non-conventional wedges really perform? Our data suggests that they do for the average golfer. While these wedges may not be your golf game "savior," they can certainly help you get the ball out of the sand on your first try.

There are a few important things to note when deciding on one of these wedges:

  • If you have a "bunker swing" that you've practiced, tried and tested - we should probably stick to a conventional wedge. Due to the unusually large amount of bounce on the sole, opening up one of these wedges and taking a normal bunker swing can cause the club to just bounce off the sand, leaving you to blade it across the green or scoop the ball completely.
  • If you have a struggling bunker game but still know the basics (we call these golfers "in-betweeners") the Cleveland SmartSole is a great option.  The bounce and loft aren't as aggressive, which allows the club to dig just a bit.
  • For the weekend golfer, the high handicapper, the guy who just can't get the damn ball out of the sand - the C3i Wedge is for you. You don't have to change your stance, your aim or the way you swing the club; just step up and hit it out and closer.

 

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38 minutes ago, Eeeec said:

here is an interesting article to read of these wider wedges

https://mygolfspy.com/nfomercial-wedge-test-mygolfspy/

I played a round with a guy who had the XE1 wedge and I can give a little anecdotal support to this. He did well out of the bunkers with his swing but I bladed it the one time I tried it.

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