Robert J. Bettinardi has taken his wedge line to a new level of performance with a perfected redesign of technology and appearance in his all-new HLX 5.0. Engineered and crafted from Soft Carbon Steel, each wedge aims to provide a greater focus on player performance and versatility for any wedge shot, in all conditions. The deeper Tour-inspired face milling allows players to have exceptional spin control for any approach shot or around the greens. The center of gravity in each head was re-engineered to be 5% higher by replacing the Honeycomb milling on the back flange with a finer ladder milling, allowing golfers to keep their wedge shots at a lower trajectory and ultimately improve their short game. This master-crafted tweak allows for Tour quality flighting and uncontested control around the greens.
The C-Grind sole is a traditional wedge sole, intended for players who love making simple square-faced shots. The C-Grind allows players to pinch the ball to the turf, providing less bounce in tighter lies.
Our HLX 5.0 C-Grind is now offered in 48º.
The RJ-Grind is a more versatile, high-bounce wedge sole, meant for the player who seeks the ability to master all types of shots into, and around the greens. The RJ-Grind allows for more heel, toe, and trailing edge relief, making it the most playable wedge in the lineup.
The HLX 5.0 all-new appearance is offered in a modern Graphite PVD finish for the player who prefers a stylish appearance and more of a sleek look at address. The finish was tested to provide the player with greater optics and glare-reducing finish in any course condition.
The HLX 5.0 Forged wedge series will offer players the choice of the best, most premium components to complete the buildout of their new Bettinardi wedges. Starting with three Tour grade shaft options; choose from a KBS High Rev, True Temper S200 & S400, or the Nippon Pro Modus 115. All wedges will be paired with a custom Bettinardi Crosstour Soft Gray and Black Lamkin grip for added control with patented vibration-dampening technology for a superior surface tack that adapts to all weather conditions.
ALL-NEW FACE OF THE HLX 5.0
Using our patented High Helix Cut machining tool, Robert was able to engineer and craft his softest forged wedge face to date. By using this process, the machine cuts the metal at a high rate that generates a more pronounced groove depth, creating maximum spin on the golf ball.