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Nike wedged up

New Nike Golf Engage wedges are available with three sole grinds. Nike says the name Engage comes from three important interactions between the golf club and the turf; the club face and the golf ball; and the connection between the player and his or her equipment.

To better engage the club, ball and player, Nike engineers followed a similar design to that used in the Nike Vapor family of clubs, Modern Muscle. Modern Muscle shifts the centre of gravity to promote stability and consistent turf interaction in even the worst of playing conditions.

The Nike Engage wedges are available in three sole grinds: Toe Dual Sole, Square Sole and Toe Sweep. The Square Sole was designed to be played with a squared-up club face while the Dual Sole offers two distinctive surfaces for a wide range of shots.

The second-generation Toe Sweep grind maintains its superior performance as the best wedge from the worst lie on the course while improving versatility on tight lies. The wide toe and narrow heel width allow the club to be laid open at address and stay open through impact in even the deepest of grass.

The Nike Engage wedges are precision milled with X3X grooves to deliver maximum spin on full shots. The grooves have more volume and sharper edges to deliver a more consistent shot in any condition as well as a more consistent ball flight. The precision milling process that makes the X3X grooves is offered for the first time with the Engage Wedges. Engage wedges are priced at £99.99

Matt Plumb, product line manager for Woods and Short Game said, “Our aim in offering three sole grinds allows athletes to be more purposeful when selecting their wedges. Each of these three sole grinds, which are driven by our experience working with our athletes around the world, provide a distinct advantage in the types of shots you can play with them. We work with athletes to maximise their performance by selecting a combination of lofts and grinds that suits the needs of their golf DNA.”