Bettinardi Golf is no longer just known
for their premium putters. The Chicago-based
company, known worldwide for their precision
putters, has unveiled their first line of forged
wedges. Catering to players at every skill level,
H2 wedge is a finely crafted, high performance
that boasts the same exceptional quality
putters are known for.
The new line of wedges is named after a
machine tool called the High Helix, that cuts and
shapes the face of the wedges. By removing
a very fast pace, a unique milling pattern is
which provides enhanced contact in both wet and
conditions and a remarkable spin while still
its solid feeling at contact. The wedges
the concept of the C-Grind, which allows the
edge to rest on the ground longer. This
reduces bounce on open faced wedge shots and
offers versatility around the greens.
As expected from Bettinardi, the H2 wedge
couples exceptional performance with the sleek
aesthetic that identifies their established and
brand. Two different finishes are available: the
Nickel finish offers a traditionally classic look
the Cashmere Bronze finish encompasses an
and sophisticated appearance.
We spoke to Bettinardi VP of Sales and
Marketing Sam Bettinardi about adding wedges
the product line. Our edited conversation is
AGC: Why did you decide to jump into
SB: It’s actually the third time we’re doing
wedges. In 2001 we made milled wedges from a
solid block of steel, similar to the way our
are manufactured. We did the same in 2010.
AGC: What’s different this time around?
SB: The problem with milling wedges from a
solid block is it’s very expensive. We would have
sell them for $300-400 and that’s not a good
point for a wedge in this market. We decided to
pursue a high quality Japanese forging facility
released them this year internationally to test
AGC: How did it go?
SB: The reaction was actually so positive
we decided to push forward our U.S. release
just prior to the holidays and the PGA Show in
Florida in January. Bettinardi H2 wedges can be
ordered online at http://www.bettinardi.com/pro
bettinardi-h2-wedges/ with prices starting
The future looks good for Bettinardi as they
focus on the most important part of game
improvement – the short game.