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PostSubject: BFG Forged Milled Wedges (Final Photos on Page 10)   Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:31 am

its no secret that we have been in development of the last bit of BFG set and the wedges are the final pieces in the puzzle.

when we started on the project, there were key considerations:

1. keep the looks simple and yet highly distinctive
2. produce the desired functions of a wedge that plays in our conditions and yet produce the feel of forged steel
3. putting the right amount of spin for amateurs and getting them to conform with the rules of golf (we have to find a manufacturer with a lot of proven experience)
4. keep the SKU low, price right and ideal for fitting

we also learn that most of the bespoke wedges out there then to have a longer hosel to achieve the desired weight. this result in shifting of the sweet spot towards the hosel, in essence, you have to almost shank the shot to hit the sweet spot. so one of the criteria was to move the sweet spot towards the middle and lowering the ground to hosel depth to produce better feedback and ease of play.

so after the cad-cam alterations to determine sweet spot, CG and weight distribution, the prototyping process begins. unlike a traditional method, cad-cam allow us to determine what we want from the onset, there is no guessing. so here are the first batch of wedges. there are 2 sets in play. a lighter version suitable for younger and ladies golfers is in the bag of a young 11 year old golfer who will be a giant on the course when he grows up and the other resides in my bag when not doing its demo duties at the Den.

so without further ado, here's how the BFG wedges will look like....








there are lots of space for customisation such as engraving your own icons or initials. we are in the process of developing a CNC machine that allows us to engrave on each wedge. if we do not installed this, we will certainly be able to point buyers in the right direction.....



distinctively, most people will notice the port in the BFG Forged Wedges. the objective is to create weight relief and hence weighting in heel, neutral or toe.



here's how the face milled will look like. eventually we would like to provide an option for regular face or milled face for the VX5 (55 degree) or VX9 (59 degrees). the VX1 (51 degree) will not come with face milled. from our testing on trackman, the face milled seems to add 1000 rpm from the range of wedges tested alongside.



specifications:

1. VX1 (51 degree) - ideal for fitting from 50 to 52 degrees; Bounce 08 to 10; face and groove options 18 grooves
2. VX5 (55 degree) - - ideal for fitting from 54 to 56 degrees; Bounce 11 to 13; face and groove options 18 grooves or 18 grooves with face milled, denoted by double ++ on hosel
3. VX9 (59 degree) - - ideal for fitting from 58 to 60 degrees; Bounce sole 08 to 10 (with variable sole it can play to more dynamic bounce control with different lie adjustments); face and groove options 18 grooves or 18 grooves with face milled, denoted by double ++ on hosel

weight 295 upwards for the regular wedge and 285 upwards for the lite version. Finishing Satin, Material 1020 steel forged. Designed by BFG and made by a leading Taiwanese golf club manufacturer in China.

i was told that we already have a long list of golfers who have tried this. FrostEE has the info and the wedges will be at the Den for the next couple of weeks for trial. its best to bring your own wedges to compare them side by side. as they say, the proof is in the pudding.

Thank you for your attention and interest.......DGman


All rights reserved. BFG 2012. Professional photography by friends Edmund and Angela aka Black Fox. Prior notifications required for redistribution of photos and information outside GR.



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PostSubject: Re: BFG Forged Milled Wedges (Final Photos on Page 10)   Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:36 am

Swee! Great photography too!......apple's standard
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PostSubject: Re: BFG Forged Milled Wedges (Final Photos on Page 10)   Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:39 am

"LIKED"
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PostSubject: Re: BFG Forged Milled Wedges (Final Photos on Page 10)   Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:01 pm

where to pick a Q number? I wanna try.....
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PostSubject: Re: BFG Forged Milled Wedges (Final Photos on Page 10)   Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:04 pm

I want the 59 Smile Uber sexy!

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PostSubject: Re: BFG Forged Milled Wedges (Final Photos on Page 10)   Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:14 pm

sweeeeeeeeee...well done Eric.. will def get a set
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PostSubject: Re: BFG Forged Milled Wedges (Final Photos on Page 10)   Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:24 pm

Swee! cyclops
Pototype or in production? Wink
If hve, must view feel n try. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: BFG Forged Milled Wedges (Final Photos on Page 10)   Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:54 pm

Wah Lau eh! Stop causing sleepless nights for us lah!

Psst.....any projected date of release?
My queue number quite in front......can hardly wait.
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PostSubject: Re: BFG Forged Milled Wedges (Final Photos on Page 10)   Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:04 pm

Interested GRians please post your preferred wedge that you are interested in and I'll put it in the reservation list.

Customization of the wedge will have to hold on till I get the green light Smile

Thank you for your support!
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PostSubject: Re: BFG Forged Milled Wedges (Final Photos on Page 10)   Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:57 pm

Do you all offer 48degree wedge?
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PostSubject: Re: BFG Forged Milled Wedges (Final Photos on Page 10)   Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:41 pm

no 48 degree is planned for the moment. thank you for your enquiries, PM and visit to the Den...
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PostSubject: Re: BFG Forged Milled Wedges (Final Photos on Page 10)   Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:59 pm

I would like to have the 51deg....
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PostSubject: Re: BFG Forged Milled Wedges (Final Photos on Page 10)   Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:15 pm

frosTEE wrote:
Interested GRians please post your preferred wedge that you are interested in and I'll put it in the reservation list.

Customization of the wedge will have to hold on till I get the green light Smile

Thank you for your support!

1 x Vx9 face milled
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PostSubject: Re: BFG Forged Milled Wedges (Final Photos on Page 10)   Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:20 pm

Eric...
Keep a 51deg for me...
Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: BFG Forged Milled Wedges (Final Photos on Page 10)   Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:11 pm

bookmarked. looks awesome!
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PostSubject: Re: BFG Forged Milled Wedges (Final Photos on Page 10)   Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:19 am

bit off the topic, but is there chance BFG will make left hand version of iron n wedges?

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PostSubject: Re: BFG Forged Milled Wedges (Final Photos on Page 10)   Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:00 am

those are sweet-looking wedges. wonder if those are available in BFG jakarta?
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PostSubject: Re: BFG Forged Milled Wedges (Final Photos on Page 10)   Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:18 am

eqtrend wrote:
bit off the topic, but is there chance BFG will make left hand version of iron n wedges?

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we have been thinking about this for a long time...unfortunately to make a set of mould and reverse the tooling cost a mini bomb and it's not as simple as flipping a design. the initial cost is too high for us to make it viable. thats why there are so little lefty choice in iron sets. its easier to cast but not forged.

as for 2nd stage of prototyping, we will be making more of them and have samples for every country we operate in.

just got interested parties in Europe as well.

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PostSubject: Re: BFG Forged Milled Wedges (Final Photos on Page 10)   Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:52 am

VX5 and VX9... any pricing info yet?
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PostSubject: Re: BFG Forged Milled Wedges (Final Photos on Page 10)   Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:53 am

Yeap seem this is reason not much lefty iron are available from specialty shop

Thx again for your quick reply DG man much appreciated

cheers
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PostSubject: Re: BFG Forged Milled Wedges (Final Photos on Page 10)   Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:51 am

Eric,

Can I ask what is the 2 holes at the back for?
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PostSubject: Re: BFG Forged Milled Wedges (Final Photos on Page 10)   Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:01 am

to hide weed or the tiny blue pill.

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PostSubject: Re: BFG Forged Milled Wedges (Final Photos on Page 10)   Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:20 am

DGman wrote:
distinctively, most people will notice the port in the BFG Forged Wedges. the objective is to create weight relief and hence weighting in heel, neutral or toe.

Read harder. What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: BFG Forged Milled Wedges (Final Photos on Page 10)   Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:23 am

mUAr_cHEe wrote:
DGman wrote:
distinctively, most people will notice the port in the BFG Forged Wedges. the objective is to create weight relief and hence weighting in heel, neutral or toe.

Read harder. What a Face

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PostSubject: Re: BFG Forged Milled Wedges (Final Photos on Page 10)   Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:27 am

mUAr_cHEe wrote:
DGman wrote:
distinctively, most people will notice the port in the BFG Forged Wedges. the objective is to create weight relief and hence weighting in heel, neutral or toe.

Read harder. What a Face

read between the lines Wink

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