First Look – Harry Taylor Wedges
Chances are good that you haven’t heard the name Harry Taylor before. Chances are also very good that (much like our friend Clay Long) at some point you’ve probably played golf with clubs that he designed or helped design.
In the 1980s while playing on the PGA Tour, Mr. Taylor helped launch the TaylorMade Golf company with legendary golf industry pioneer Gary Adams. In case you haven’t figured it out yet – Yes, the company is indeed named after him.
After leaving TaylorMade, he once again helped Adams launch a new company. This one was called Founders Club, and Taylor brought with him a club design partner named Bob Vokey. Yeah, THAT Bob Vokey. Taylor later helped establish Mizuno as one of the premier iron makers in golf – a reputation they still have to this day. During his tenure at Mizuno they also became the #1 iron manufacturer on tour for eight straight seasons.
By now you should be starting to understand how significant Harry Taylor’s role in the golf club industry is. After a stint on the Champions Tour, a health scare and some soul searching, he returned to golf club design. The result of his years of experience and passion for the game are the new Harry Taylor Design 305 series wedges.
Harry Taylor’s 305 series wedges are milled from 303 stainless steel and available in lofts of 52, 54, 56, 58 and 60 degrees. They are available in black or satin finishes and are fitted with True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 shaft, which is a very popular choice on the PGA Tour for wedges.
We’ll be putting our tester through some heavy play testing for the next several weeks and we’ll be back soon with a full review of these beauties!