Feel Golf Wedges: A Colorful Array of Options

Various colors of feel golf wedges
Feel Golf offered a colorful array of wedge options. Feel Golf

Feel Golf was the name of a niche golf company that originally focused solely on wedges, and back in 2003, we wrote the article below about Feel's wedge lineup.

And it was a very colorful lineup, indeed. Feel Golf experimented with colors as much as it did with wedge lofts and options. It was an attention-getting (and ahead-of-its-time) approach. 

Alas, the optimism expressed in our original article about the future of Feel Golf didn't pan out.

The company was around for a while longer, releasing a 73-degree wedge and a 2010 series of wedges, among other products.

From the time of the Feel Wedges highlighted below, the company was also making what it called the Full Release grips. Today there is still a Feel Grips brand, a step-child of the original company (which is no longer around).

Here is what we originally wrote about Feel Golf wedges in 2003:

Feel Golf Wedging into Popular Recognition

April 20, 2003 - Feel Golf is not the most recognizable name among the golf club manufacturers. It's not the biggest company, and it doesn't pay huge fees to Tour players to play its clubs.

And the company has always been best known for wedges. Being best-known for wedges is not usually a great way to get lots of publicity.

More publicity is likely on the way for Feel Golf, however, as a result of two things. First, the introduction of a top-tier driver series (see review, Dr. Feel Titanium Series Driver) and the growing reputation of those wedges.

All those wedges. Because Feel Golf makes a lot of wedges.

Feel Golf's founder, Dr. Lee Miller, earned the nickname "Dr. Feel" from PGA Tour players when, as a PGA professional, he served as a sort of unofficial club fitter to the stars. (Miller, by the way, has a doctorate in engineering and put his expertise to work for General Motors and NASA before turning to talents full time to golf clubs.)

Feel Golf's wedge lines all feature five wedges: 46, 52, 56, 60 and 64-degree lofts. Both within the individual series and across all the series, the specs are identical: same frequency, same shaft length, same total weight, same balance points, same kickpoints and same swingweight (D-8).

Also identical are the bounce angles. The 46-degree has a bounce of 4 degrees; the 52, a bounce of 9 degrees; the 56, a bounce of 6 degrees; the 60-degree, a bound of 3 degrees and the 64-degree, a bounce of 1 degree.

What are the five series we're talking about? These:

Satin-Mirror

Consider these the "standard" wedges from Dr. Feel, a bright, shiny wedge of traditional appearance; the ones to follow are all different in appearance. There's an equal heel-toe surface area that reduces clubhead turning and a cambered sole to promote ease of travel through sand or rough.

Gun Metal

Feel's gun metal finish derives from what the company calls a "plasma reactive ion impregnation" that gives the club its distinctive gun metal look without affecting its soft feel.

Designer

The designer wedges use the gun metal finish on the sole and face but a designer application on the rest of the clubhead. The 46-degree is bronze, the 52-degree yellow, the 56-degree blue, the 60-degree red and the 64-degree green.

Raw Feel

Raw Feel wedges use 8620 steel, a softer steel that should rust over time. But that's not a bad thing for a wedge, since it results in more spin and better bite.

Midnight

Dr. Feel calls the Midnight series an oil can wedge that is more like real oil in feel. That is, more slippery. The company uses a proprietary alloy with a copper-beryllium face that creates more spin, more control, and more distance.

That's a lot of wedges to choose from, whether you're looking for a single wedge or a wedge set.