Titleist has recently launched the JP Wedges line of custom clubs, each of them created personally by James Patrick Harrington, who has a reputation as one of the best wedge makers in the business.
If you want JP Wedges, you’ll need to go directly to the source.The new JP Wedges are available exclusively through the JP Fitting Experience.
It consists of a three-hour, one-on-one wedge fitting with the man himself, James Patrick Harrington, at the Titleist Performance Institute in Oceanside, California, in the new short game area built exclusively for JP and his fittings.
Harrington starts by guiding you through a 3-hour fitting process in which he uses high-speed cameras and radar to electronically calculate your angle of attack. He then puts together a demo club – complete with a shaft he also designed – for you to test that best matches your personal requirements, which helps him make more detailed adjustments. Once you feel comfortable with the clubs, he’s off to the build shop. Unlike most wedges you buy off the rack, JP Wedges come in every degree from 45 to 60, meaning you’re not going to get a 58-degree wedge bent back to 57.
But the customization and individualized fitting process is not the only thing that makes JP Wedges special; they are made from some of the best materials available. Harrington builds the wedges from premium 1025 carbon steel, adding tungsten weighting as he shaves the wedge down to make up for the loss of mass.
This helps push the club’s center of gravity toward the center of the face, yielding more consistent strikes and better distance control. The final piece of the “puzzle,” as Harrington puts it, is a lightweight titanium back plate that “creates strategic weight savings, allowing more tungsten to be used to fine-tune the center of gravity and increase forgiveness.” The other benefit of that titanium plate is that it gives Harrington a canvas on which to unleash his creativity with unique stampings and engravings.
A fitting and three wedges will run you $2,000, with à la carte pricing for specialized custom engravings and designs if one chooses.