Just in time for St. Patrick's Day: Callaway MD3 Milled Lucky Clover Wedges
13 Mar 2016
by Pete Wlodkowski of AmateurGolf.com

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Not just for St. Patrick's Day
The Callaway MD3 Milled Lucky Clover Shamrock Wedge

No question about it, St. Patrick's Day is the most fun holiday of the year. It's the day we all feel a little Irish, even guys named Wlodkowski.

Callaway decided to notch things up a level from green beer and green foam hats with something that will look cool in your bag every day, and help you lower your scores in the area that counts the most. That's right, we're talking about the short game - and wedges.

So, starting March 17 at retail you'll have a chance to order limited-edition MD3 Milled Lucky Clover wedges, replete with St. Patrick's Day touches that will make you smile every time you pull one out of the bag. I'll get into some of the technical details below, but let's start with a look at the "luck of the Irish" touches that legendary club designer Roger Cleveland and the folks at Callaway were smart enough to think of first:


Before you think this is just another marketing ploy around a holiday, you should know that Cleveland received extensive input from Tour players. They love a blacked-out wedge for low glare. The Lucky Clover edition of the MD3 is blacked out with green highlights and a lucky clover. If you chip in the first week you put it in play, you might be on to something for the entire season.

True Temper Black Onyx Shafts


As cool as the head looks, this shaft, with it's low glare finish and green label is a perfect compliment. The matte black grip with green accents caps things off.


Callaway added the Lucky Clover designs to it's most popular grind, because it works well in all conditions. Here are a few of the details:

  • Progressive Groove Optimization: This is a unique set of three spin-optimized groove configurations, precision milled into the face of the MD3 wedges to optimizes spin as you go up in loft. It creates a smoother spin transition from your irons to wedges. The 30V grooves in the Pitching and Gap Wedges are built for shots that require a steep angle into the ball. The 20V grooves in the sand wedges are designed for full shots and bunker shots, and we put in wider 5V grooves in the lob wedges for better control for shots out of the rough and around the green.
  • Advanced Shaping: Legendary Callaway wedge designer Roger Cleveland took Tour input and blended that with advanced CAD design. The result is a balanced wedge with a high toe profile and a semi-straight leading edge. The weight ports in the back of the wedge gave us the freedom to reposition the weight for better shot- making, especially out of deep rough.


The MD3 Lucky Clover wedges are available at retail on March 17 (go figure) at a price of $139.99.

They come in a wide range of lofts: 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60. Left handers, unfortunately, are not so lucky as they are available in right hand only. But hey, lefties, maybe if you get into Callaway's Carlsbad Fitting Center (I recommend it highly for left or right handers!) you can sweet talk the adjacent Tour department guys to stamp one for you.

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