Callaway debuts stealthy MD4 'Tactical' wedges

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Callaway's new Mack Daddy 4 Tactical wedges are the most rigorously tested and Tour-validated wedge they have ever made.

Are these some of the coolest-looking wedges you’ve ever seen? Callaway’s new Mack Daddy 4 Tactical wedges look like something the SAS would use if they were mad-keen golfers!

Callaway say: “Mack Daddy 4 Tactical sets the standard for wedge performance by combining innovative technologies with premium components. It’s the finest collaboration yet between industry legend Roger Cleveland and Callaway R&D, with heavy influence from Tour pro input.

“Now it has an aggressive look to match all that performance, with a distinct new military green ‘raw’ PVD Finish, Black PVD Face and black medallions. The Tactical package includes a limited edition Black Tour Issue shaft and a Lamkin Tactical grip.”

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Mack Daddy 4 Tactical wedge grooves

It’s not all about the looks. Like the current Mack Daddy 4 wedges, new groove-in-groove technology aids spin. The main grooves are saw-cut and horizontal milled to precise tolerances.

The lower lofted wedges (50 and 52) feature a 20D groove for consistent spin on fuller shots, while the higher lofted wedges (54 and above) feature an aggressive 5D groove for maximum control out of the rough and around the green.

This 16-groove configuration includes our extra “Nip-It” groove near the leading edge for added control, especially on short shots. This combination of grooves is said to offer 84 different contact points to grab the cover of the ball. All Mack Daddy 4 Tactical grooves are 100% inspected with a digital stylus and special software to ensure the tightest tolerance within the USGA and R&A rules.

Mack Daddy 4 Tactical wedge shaping

The Mack Daddy 4 Tactical is the most rigorously tested and Tour-validated wedge Callaway has ever made. Roger Cleveland’s work on Tour refining shapes, soles, grinds and camber led to a more compact shape, straighter leading edge, tighter leading-edge radius and slightly more offset, compared to MD3 wedges. With the tight radius, it’s easy to make clean contact on tight lies for maximum spin and control.

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Mack Daddy 4 Tactical wedge grinds

MD4 wedges are available in S and X grind options, both with generous camber from heel to toe for smooth turf interaction and solid feel. 

S Grind: Medium-width sole with slight chamber at the back and moderate heel relief to keep the leading edge low through impact, promoting solid contact on open-faced shots. 10° bounce.

New X Grind: The newest grind features a narrow, high-bounce crescent sole, with the low point near the front. Excellent for moderate-to-steep attack angles and medium-tosoft course conditions. 12° bounce.  

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Mack Daddy 4 Tactical wedge feel

Callaway has words on CG location, sole, head material, finish, shaft and grip, including the soft 8620 carbon steel head with the military green ‘raw’ tactical finish, to increase the MD4’s feel. Four weight ports and milled aluminum medallions allows them to position the head’s CG progressively upwards as loft increases for solid feel on every shot. The shaft and premium grip further enhance feel.

Mack Daddy 4 Tactical wedge looks

Mack Daddy 4 Tactical looks like something from an MOD test facility. A new military green ‘raw’ PVD finish accentuates the Black PVD face and black medallions. The Black True Temper Tour Issue 115 shafts with tactical labels and Tactical Lamkin UTX grips with green end caps complete the premium design. 

Mack Daddy 4 Tactical details

Available Lofts: 50°, 52°, 54°, 56°, 58° and 60°

Price: £149.