Dayton Ohio-Divnick Golf announced today that it has acquired the intellectual and marketing rights to the SuperWedgeâ?¢ series of wedges. "We are very excited to add these wedges to our family of user-friendly clubs," says Steve Divnick, President and Chief Engineer.
As with all clubs, most sand wedges are designed for professional golfers who use sand wedges with 52 degrees of loft and 4 to 6 degrees of bounce. According to Divnick, "That works great for pros, but most amateurs can’t use that combination. Pros open the face of their wedge, aim left, and swing across the ballâ?¦often landing it right next to the pin. But when amateurs try that, they often chunk the ball deeper into the trap, or catch a flier over the green, and into the outstretched arms of a trap on the other side of the green.
Divnick’s answer? Use a more forgiving sand wedge. The SuperWedgeâ?¢ has 56-degrees of loft with a whopping 16-degrees of bounce. So it is significantly easier to do the assigned task: Get the ball out of the trap and close enough for a putt and a chance at the elusive "up and down" that amateurs hardly ever achieve. It allows you to "take more sand" which increases the margin of error and is exactly what the average golfer needs.
The SuperWedgeâ?¢ series also includes lob wedges up to 68-degrees.
Divnick is the inventor of the "Whole-In-One Adjustable golf club that lets you play the whole game with one club. It has a transmission in the head that can be locked onto every loft in a full set, plus half lofts. The shaft is telescopic, so it is a great club for travel, or for those who want to walk but can’t carry a full set.
But a few years ago, Divnick began filling a void in the golf industry by designing clubs for specifically for average golfers, not for elite professionals. Their best known entry in this niche is the high loft Big Stikâ?¢ Titanium Drivers. Their 13 and 15 degree lofts often produce 15 to 20 more yards with the higher trajectory. They have also added 9 and 11 degree lofts for better golfers.
Divnick’s other "user-friendly" clubs include a 20-degree Little Stikâ?¢ Three-Wood, and iron hybrids. Their goal is to continue to design clubs for the average player. They don’t build clubs that pros will use and endorse because of their belief that non-professionals, even low-handicappers, should not use equipment that is designed for the best players in the world. Their customs eagerly endorse that theory.
"I love my new high-loft Divnick wedge. I can take the rough and fringe out of play and stick it right next to the pin. My wife should be jealous!" Dave Evans, Human Resources
"I like what your company is doing by building clubs for average golfers. I use your high loft Big Stik driver, 20-degree Little Stik 3-wood, and have now played a few rounds with your 3 and 4 loft hybrids. They are easier to hit than my Ping 3 and 4 irons, and they definitely go higher which I like. Thanks." Mike Rose, Retired Engineer
Divnick reports, "It is wonderful to get feedback from golfers who are actually lowering their score by simply changing their equipment. Most weekend golfers don’t have time or the desire to take lessons, but they sure do like lower scores. Hitting a couple more fairways, hitting a couple more long 3-wood or hybrid iron shots to the green, and getting up and down a couple more times makes a nice difference in one’s score. We don’t offer miracles, just clubs that are easier for the average golfer to hit."