I’m wondering what the actual data says about raw vs plated wedges with respect to two things: Spin rates and wear. I have heard that raw wedges spin more because there is no plating to degrade and round off the edges of the grooves. I have also heard the exact opposite, that the plating increases longevity of the grooves and the softer raw metal wears out faster.

I’m hoping Britt can shed some light on this topic and let me know whats real vs myth. Thanks in advance!

Britt Lindsey Answered question April 7, 2023