MONTEREY, Calif. -- Feel Golf has introduced its new line of Lee Miller Signature wedges for the 2010 season. The new wedges, designed by PGA Professional and Feel Golf CEO Lee Miller, are the result of what company officials call a "major breakthrough" as they created their next generation of clubs to meet the new USGA groove standards.
As the new groove rule takes effect, there will be what Miller calls "a significant decrease in short-game ability for all players, but primarily to the recreational golfer." To meet the new standard, the grooves designed for the new Lee Miller Signature Series wedges had to decrease ball spin, especially from the rough and bunkers.
To minimize that loss, however, Miller came up with some "pretty significant and radical changes" in his new designs.
"We changed metal composition, varied our head weight and distribution of mass, lowered our center of gravity, changed production processes," he said. "And for the finale (we) introduced CNC 'Micro Milled' face lines over the entire face of our new wedges.
"These conforming changes improve both short game and overall performance by bringing back the majority of 'ball to face friction,'" he explained, "therefore creating spin and ball control intended to be lost with the new groove ruling."
In addition, Miller used a very powerful computer program to merge the best of Feel Golf's existing muscle back design and the merits of its cavity back into "one very new and very effective wedge design," he said.
The new Satin and QPQ Wedges are available in lofts of 46, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 64 and 73 degrees, with the 54- and 58-degree lofts being new additions to previous Feel Golf lines. Every wedge features the maximum Moment of Inertia (MOI) allowable under the Rules of Golf.
Each loft of the QPQ wedge has its own color accent scheme, similar to Feel's Designer line, while the Satin series features a new finish to the face. All the new wedges have the 'micro-milled' face lines, as well as better ball-to-face friction for improved spin control.