I bought a set of last year's Eidolons over the winter, and today and yesterday were my first chances to actually try them out on the course.
First of all, I have to say that I really like the patented V-Sole for low trajectory shots. I'm usually good for 2-3 flubbed chips a around due to my club getting stuck on the ground before it hits the ball, but I didn't have a single one over the last two rounds. I attribute this to the low bounce angle. I love it. A lot.
I had two chances to use them in the sand, and once again, they came through for me. My sand game obviously needs some work (see my February scores in Texas), but I got out and on in one stroke both times.
But what about the grooves?
I was pretty amazed by the way my wedge shots were sticking. I've been using a low spin ball (Bridgestone E6), and anything I take a full wedge swing with has been backing up. For the first time ever. Also, I have found that I need to play much more aggressively with them, and that is something I need to get used to. They just don't releasee like my old wedges, so playing a bump and run is a challenge with them. I'm going to start experimenting with putting the ball outisde of my back foot at address to see if I can make consistent contact like that.
And the high trajectory chip shots have also been quite a challenge, and I suspect it is because of the higher bounce angle when opening up the club face (more V-sole). However, I have found that with the way my low trajectory chip shots have been sticking, I might not even need the high trajectory chip shot anymore. I just need to figure out how to get them to release so I can welcome the bump and run back to my game.
Overall, I have to say that these are easiy the best wedges I've ever payed with. I look forward to experimenting with them more and more as the summer goes on. I haven't, for instance, had a chance to use a flop shot yet.