Hi-Toe: The Real MVP in Diverse Conditions

HIlls Golf and Sports Club. Gothenburg, Sweden

Hills Golf and Sports Club in Gothenburg, Sweden will play host to the annual Nordea Masters for the first time. This championship course offers a variety of terrains including woodland, heathland and waterways with some tees set on the rock-filled waterfront. With many uphill holes, the caddies have had to arrange buggies from greens to tees! This, along with wet conditions, could make for a diverse week in golf. The last few weeks have been played in firm, fast conditions so this leads to some changes in equipment. 

Milled Grind HI-TOE Wedge continues to be in great demand amongst players out on tour. The HI-TOE wedge offers incredibly versatile performance around the green, making this a useful club in the many varied terrains provided by the Hills Golf Club. With a high-bounce leading edge and enhanced heel and toe relief, HI-TOE has been engineered to perform on the hills and tough terrains this week of golf should produce.

Hitting it straight is critical this week due to the soft conditions. There will be little run on the ball so being able to carry it far, with optimal launch and spin, is what the players are looking for. A real prospect this week, Lucas Herbert changed to the Fuji Speeder 757 shaft on his M3 and has the 8.5 M3 head playing to an 8 exact. He didn’t play the practice round in the hope of saving energy having come straight from the PGA Championship.

Martin Kaymer comes back to the Nordea Masters after a decade away from the Swedish Championship. With a win, he could put himself into the running for a trip to Paris in The Ryder Cup.

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Kaymer has been talking about how much he loves the Spider Mini with its modern-day blade putter feel. This club delivers the stability and high-MOI performance of The Spider Putter but in a compact, mid-mallet design combined with a Tour-inspired “T-line” alignment aid.

Kaymer’s WITB at the Nordea Masters: