It’s A-GRIND week at TourSpecGolf! We first highlighted A-GRIND in early February during our Japan Golf Fair coverage, the founder and designer Yusuke Ako-san is someone I’ve been an acquaintance with for nearly a decade while he worked as the lead design guru at Royal Collection and now with his own brand we were able to do business together finally after all these years.
Ako-san has been a part of the Japan Tour for over a decade and the designer at RC from 2004 till 2013 yes and he is the man who created their fairway woods including every sonartec model as well so he’s good at what he does and now with his own company we are excited to showcase that.
From face forward you can see it’s got a beautiful almost perfect shape, the A-Grind wedge features conforming grooves and already has 2 JPGA tour victories in less than a couple of years. Ako-san is busy all golf season as a Tour rep for his own brand custom grinding wedges for the players.
From Above the top profile of the wedge is clearly flawless, it has a tear drop shape and high toe tapering to a narrow neck transition with edges that are rounded, the design and look from this angle is directly influenced by what pro’s request while he is working the JPGA Tour Service for A-GRIND.
The Image above shows the 52* loft with a more pronounced trailing edge grind that allows the face to be opened, this is usually the amount you would see on a lob wedge but with A-Grind catering to professional tastes this is a common request so the player can produce higher shots with more distance by opening up the club head.
The 58* loft has a very aggressive grind that lets the golfer rock the face open a good amount, it also has some major heel and toe relief to go along with the trailing edge which helps the player on a variety of lie’s from uphill to downhill making this wedge extremely versitile.
Specs & Availability
Available in only 3 lofts 50/52/56 with 2 types of 56* offset configurations, one has no offset the other has what’s considered onsett where the leading edge extends pass the neck line allowing the ball to make contact with the face earlier.
Two finishes are also available, Brushed RAW and Nickel Brushed Satin and sold as components in the TSG Online Store: Click Here
TSG also offers custom finishes, custom shaft & grip builds and custom hand stamping at an additional cost so please inquire to [email protected] with any custom requests