- FOURTEEN GOLF Immediate Release - 22 January, 2013
IRVINE, CA - January 22, 2013 - FOURTEEN GOLF, a global leader in wedge and iron design with over 48 professional tour victories, announced today that the PGA Tour proven prototype wedge, now named the RM-12 Wedge, will be showcased and available for demo at the upcoming 2013 PGA Demo and PGA Merchandise Show.
According to FOURTEEN GOLF COO Marcy Kamoda, "The RM-12 Wedge was put into play on the PGA Tour as a prototype. The combination of the expanded grooves with reverse taper head design helped our staff player Arjun Atwal chip his way to the lead at the McGladrey Classic and shoot his personal best of the season - a 63."
FOURTEEN GOLF knows the importance of the short game. The company has garnered a reputation throughout the world as being the preeminent wedge designer and the new RM-12 Wedge verifies it. This tour inspired, high performance wedge features the same large trapezoidal grooves as its predecessor, the RM 11-Wedge. These expanded grooves impart exceptional spin and rotational speed as the RM acronym implies - "Revolution per Minute."
These uniquely shaped trapezoidal grooves have been enlarged by 15% as compared to other FOURTEEN GOLF wedges. This increase in overall groove volume enhances spin retention particularly on partial shots. In addition, these high quality grooves perform well in both dry and wet conditions.
"Larger grooves translate to maximum spin with exceptional control and the mirror face milling provides consistency, precision and tighter tolerances," added Kamoda.
The RM-12 Wedge and its sole design differ greatly from the original RM-11 Wedge. Tour players like to create different shots using the same wedge so the engineers rounded the toe and heel area on the H-Sole available on the 48-degree to 58-degree models and actually removed the back portion of the sole. These modifications allow golfers to open and close the face, promoting a variety of shots.
For the 60-degree RM-12 Wedge, the design team implemented a T-Sole, also known as a Twin Sole. A distinct ridge in the middle portion of the sole allows the club to get through any type of lie easily as the leading edge is able to slide under the club effortlessly. Additionally, when the club face is open, the back portion of the sole encourages the ball to pop up with the perfect amount of spin.
The leading edge on the RM-12 Wedge appears relatively straight, but it is slightly rounded. This modest curve was implemented for visual purposes. Golfers can see how to get under the ball or chip it easily. FOURTEEN GOLF used a forged nickel chrome molybdenum bronze on the RM-12 head because of its durability and resistance to wear. This highly specialized material allows the high quality, high performance trapezoidal grooves to stay in perfect condition which ensures optimum performance.
Touring Professionals appreciated the company's original "reverse taper design" so the engineers used it as a platform but increased the weight distribution on the upper blade to create a "reverse muscle design." In effect, the weight is perfectly proportioned on the blade and club head which creates stability through impact. Now golfers have better control from any lie. No more missing greens
"We are very encouraged with the initial seeding of the new RM-12 Wedges. Not only were they used for a Top-5 finish and multiple Top-10 finishes but were in more staff bags at the Frys.com event than we estimated," added Kamoda.
The RM-12 Wedge not only is a high performance, tour inspired wedge but it is aesthetically stunning. The combination of its curves, classic styling and nickel chrome non-plated half matte finish make it one of the most beautiful wedges on the market. This special finish also prevents glare or distractions from the sun.
FOURTEEN GOLF will showcase its new 2013 equipment line including the RM-12 Wedges, TC-330 Irons and CT-112 Driver on Wednesday, January 23rd at the PGA Show Demo Day at the Orange County National Golf Center from 9:00am to 5:00am. To demo FOURTEEN GOLF equipment during the 2013 PGA Merchandise Show, the company will be exhibiting in the Equipment Testing Center at hitting bay #41. They will be participating for the entire show from Thursday, January 24th to Saturday, January 26th in the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.
The new RM-12 Wedges will be shipping into retail on April 1, 2013 with a MSR of $185.00. They will be available in one of the distinguished dealers that carry FOURTEEN GOLF including; golf specialty stores like Roger Dunn, Golfers Warehouse, Golf Mart, Vans and more. To find a FOURTEEN GOLF retailer, visit the company website at www.fourteengolf.com and click on the retail locator heading.
FOURTEEN GOLF understands the importance of the short game, this significant portion of the game has created an unprecedented demand on most tours for their signature series of wedges. The company prides itself on the 48 titles won and Top-10 finishes achieved using their short game weapons.
FOURTEEN GOLF is a burgeoning golf equipment company that takes great pride in their tour program. The company proudly announced the addition of PGA Professional and Pebble Beach Invitational Champion John Mallinger to the FOURTEEN GOLF Professional Staff in January of 2013. He will play both the RM-11 and RM-12 Wedges as well as wear a FOURTEEN GOLF cap. His staff bag, head covers, umbrella and towel will all display the FOURTEEN GOLF logo.
Last year FOURTEEN GOLF officially signed Japanese golfing prodigy and PGA Professional Ryuji Imada to a three year endorsement deal which includes a staff bag, head covers, hat, umbrella and wedges. He joins FOURTEEN GOLF team members PGA Professionals Chad Collins and Arjun Atwal.