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  • garsuttgarsutt Members  5WRX Points: 60Posts: 5 Bunkers
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    Thanks for the information. The last time I was on the "Scratch" web-site, they still listed Oregon as their headquarters.
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  • marrigomarrigo Members  2876WRX Points: 133Posts: 2,876 Titanium Tees
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    I emailed them with a question a couple weeks ago and got no response either. Perhaps the email on their website is not up to date because of the move??
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  • mitchlearymitchleary Time to let the dark passenger drive for a while. Members  904WRX Points: 0Posts: 904
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    garsutt wrote on May 20 2009, 12:23 PM:
    Thanks for the information. The last time I was on the "Scratch" web-site, they still listed Oregon as their headquarters.
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    I think Oregon is their HQ for retail, and TN is for their Tour Dept. That is what I took from Ari's posts. All the hand grinding by Jeff, etc will take place there.
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  • SobonatorSobonator Members  44WRX Points: 0Posts: 44
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    Are they going to the PGA show in Florida?
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  • iteachgolfiteachgolf Members  17198WRX Points: 1,451Posts: 17,198 Titanium Tees
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    Yes Scratch was at the last PGA show and will be at the next one.
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  • wrssoxfanwrssoxfan chicagoMembers  4WRX Points: 57Handicap: 7Posts: 4 Starters
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    first comment on this great website. I usually only read but had to add my two cents on these wedges. I have played every wedge possible and have never held a better wedge than the scratch wedge. the tnc works best for me, but I am sure any of these products will be top notch. Cant wait to order my irons.
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  • MocGolferMocGolfer Sponsors  312WRX Points: 93Posts: 312 Greens
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    I think, not sure that all of their operation is now in Chattanooga TN. I was one of the guys that helped them unload trucks and move in. They moved everything to Chattanooga is my impression. If there is anything left in Oregon it would just be a person answering the phone, their operation is in Chattanooga now.
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  • iteachgolfiteachgolf Members  17198WRX Points: 1,451Posts: 17,198 Titanium Tees
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    MocGolfer wrote on Jul 16 2009, 11&#58;21 AM:
    I think, not sure that all of their operation is now in Chattanooga TN. I was one of the guys that helped them unload trucks and move in. They moved everything to Chattanooga is my impression. If there is anything left in Oregon it would just be a person answering the phone, their operation is in Chattanooga now.
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    Not 100% accurate. Tour department is now in Chattanooga.
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  • Lefty_HoganLefty_Hogan Members  1WRX Points: 50Posts: 1 Starters
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    Are these incredible wedges? Yes. With all the great press and comments they have gotten of course they are great clubs. <br />
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    I received my two custom wedges last Tuesday and after playing with them over the weekend I have nothing but great things to say about the clubs and I wish I had ordered a third. But here is why I wont be placing that order any time soon-<br />
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    Those wedges I received on July 14th were from an order I placed and paid for on February 10th. That's right, it took 5 months for them to send me a 56 and 60 degree wedge. In mid March I emailed them a couple of times and never got a reply. Finally I got them on the phone and they were very apologetic and said the order must have been lost and would get them to me right away (pretty understandable, lost orders can happen at any company). <br />
    The wedges come over a month later in May and they arent even the right wedges. I call Paul at Scratch, again he's very sorry, saying to just send the wrong ones back and he'll get me the right ones right away. On June 12th (again a month later) he tells me the correct wedges are going out either that day or the following Monday. About three weeks after that I still havent received the wedges and I email him to see what the story is. I never got a reply but a week later I got the wedges.<br />
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    The whole experience has obviously left a very bad taste in my mouth. When you're paying $600 for two wedges you expect a higher level of customer service and a quicker delievery. The fact that I have read of similar problems from other people on this site and others really makes me wonder about the future of Scratch, which is a real shame because they do seem like good guys and have a great product. They need to learn that as a business saying sorry and then not following through is no apology at all. <br />
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    I would suggest they add an additional counter to their site along with their count of how many wedges they have on various tours- An average time to fill an order. No matter how good the reviews are or how many people on tour play their wedges, Scratch will live or die based on their ability to keep their paying customers happy. On that they need to do some real work.
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  • BuddyjayBuddyjay Members  500WRX Points: 1Posts: 500 Bunkers
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    I was considering the purchase of a new wedge from them, but probably not now. I know that good/bad happen with every company but when you are paying top dollar for a custom club and you have to wait THAT long and get a lot of excuses, well...
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  • harold bainesharold baines Members  3509WRX Points: 1Handicap: 13Posts: 3,509 Titanium Tees
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    i wouldn't worry about service from Scratch, they've just moved their whole operation across the country while releasing two new lines of wedges, so for awhile there I don't think they could have made things any tougher on themselves. <br />
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    I've always gotten quick personal responses to any emails, and any phone calls to them have been great. If they weren't able to get my info immediately they called me back very quickly. <br />
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    The wedges are great and my experience with the guys at Scratch has been very good
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  • eastcoastboyeastcoastboy Members  128WRX Points: 0Posts: 128
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    I'm thinking about getting a Scratch wedge to replace my worn down 60.04 Vokey. The Scratch website actually made me more confused. I'm curious if anybody knows what Scratch grind/etc would most closely match the 60.04 Vokey wedge? Thanks.
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  • iteachgolfiteachgolf Members  17198WRX Points: 1,451Posts: 17,198 Titanium Tees
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    eastcoastboy wrote on Sep 14 2009, 02&#58;13 AM:
    I'm thinking about getting a Scratch wedge to replace my worn down 60.04 Vokey. The Scratch website actually made me more confused. I'm curious if anybody knows what Scratch grind/etc would most closely match the 60.04 Vokey wedge? Thanks.
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    One of the sweeper/slider grinds
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  • Brandon Van GoethenBrandon Van Goethen Members  173WRX Points: 76Handicap: 3Posts: 173 Fairways
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    Does anyone have Scratch wedges with C-C grooves? I am a collegiate golfer that has to switch to the new grooves soon and was wondering how the C-C grooves were working in the Scratch wedges.
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  • bignate449bignate449 Members  201WRX Points: 0Posts: 201
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    Have the 1018's and absolutely love them. They resemble the Vokeys but are forged. <br />
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  • vsabrevsabre ClubWRX  258WRX Points: 80Posts: 258 ClubWRX
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    Just my experience, but I got mine mine super quick from the factory. Ordered a custom 53( 1018) +1 degree and a custome ferrule. 3 weeks from order to my doorstep. Not bad at all and it's a sweet looking<br />
    club!!
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  • slc14slc14 it's all in the hips.. Members  185WRX Points: 40Handicap: 7.9Posts: 185 Fairways
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    8620's are great, great bit and feel
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    I like that you can customize.
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  • pitchpitch Members  918WRX Points: 0Posts: 918
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    Got my order in 3 weeks time on 54* and 58* 1018's. Absolutely love them. Communication with them was very good and after a minor complaint Ari got involved and got them assembled and shipped quickly.<br />
    Only problem was that they didn't cut the shafts to the proper length. Just installed them and put the grips on. So I had to cut the shafts and install new grips. After seeing/feeling the Pure grips I would have regripped them anyway.<br />
    I take the blame for the mess up on the shaft cutting. Me hurrying them too much. <br />
    But I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone, already have to a couple of people. <br />
    Now I'm considering ordering a 50* but an 8620.<br />
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    I'll be a Scratch wedge player for a long time!!!
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  • SD86SD86 Members  109WRX Points: 0Posts: 109
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    I recently ordered online my Scratch wedges. They are 8620 DS models. The first wedge was the 58*. I ordered it to my specs, 1.5" long and 1.5* upright. It came in about a week. Scratch imprinted my initials with red paint for no extra cost. The dimensions were perfect. <br />
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    The wedge felt great at the range.... it was "just right" in heaviness and controllability on both full and partial shots. Though I tested Titleist Vokey SM4s and Cleveland 588s, the Scratch's just felt better to me when I hit them, and my 58* wedge on the range was just great. So I decided to go ahead and get a replacement for my beloved old Cleveland Tour 900 52* wedge...<br />
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    I sent an inquiry through the Scratch website about whether it was better to bend a 53 to a 52 degree wedge, or bend the 50 to the 52. The VP emailed back with an answer (he suggested 53 to 52) and also some information on the choices, such as the ferrule colors and stamping, etc. I ordered a 53 degree wedge to my specs plus I asked it be bent 1* strong to 52*. When the wedge came, again after only a short wait, it looked very good; however, as I compared it to my other 52* wedges, it looked relatively a bit weak in the loft and I was wondering if they bent it strong enough. I also thought it wasn't as long as I'd hoped. Scratch got the length on the 58* dead solid perfect. The 52 (so I shall call it henceforth) is barely half an inch longer than my Scratch 58, and it's not as long as my other 52* wedges. Granted, I lengthened those other wedges myself and they may be a bit long, but the 52 definitely is not as long as I'd hoped.<br />
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    Yesterday (7 August) I got the chance to play the wedges, playing on a par-3 course with a couple of friends. A par-3 course gives an excellent opportunity to use wedges a lot. The 58 performed brilliantly. My two fellow players oohed and ahhed at several shots that stuck within three feet of the hole (and folks, i am not claiming to be Phil Mickelson in my wedge play abilities!). The 58 felt very "natural" to swing, and I adapted to it very easily with good results. I'm sure I'll get even better with it as I play and practice more with it.<br />
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    The 52 wedge did fairly well, but it was a few yards short on my full shots, which suggest that indeed it did not get bent as strongly as it needed to be. I also will have to add at least half an inch and probably a full inch of extra length to get it "just right" at the grip level. It does feel like it is at the correct lie for my height and posture (as the 58 is perfectly so), and that's the most important thing.<br />
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    All in all, I felt really good with the Scratch wedges, especially that 58* gem. I'll work on the 52 to get it "just right" and just where I want it to be. Here's a couple of pics:<br />
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  • finalistfinalist MASHED POTATO! Members  5411WRX Points: 167Posts: 5,411 Bunkers
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    It's possible your OLD wedges have been bent too strong over time from hitting them. Wedges bend strong over time fairly easy especially when hitting on mats. Mine usually go about 2* strong after a year or two from hitting them. I checked my Scratch 60* after about 2.5 years of play and it was down to 57*!! Check all lofts on clubs.
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  • SD86SD86 Members  109WRX Points: 0Posts: 109
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    finalist wrote:
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    It's possible your OLD wedges have been bent too strong over time from hitting them. Wedges bend strong over time fairly easy especially when hitting on mats. Mine usually go about 2* strong after a year or two from hitting them. I checked my Scratch 60* after about 2.5 years of play and it was down to 57*!! Check all lofts on clubs.<br />
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    Thanks for that info, and you're absolutely right... In this case I (eyeball) compared to two different 52* wedges, one of which i didnt play very much, and the Scratch looked a bit weaker than either... I'll have it checked out; in the meantime, after I add a bit to the length and re-grip it, it'll be perfectly good for use...
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  • SD86SD86 Members  109WRX Points: 0Posts: 109
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    Gotta take the bad with the good, so I feel that I must make this report: after such great success with the 58* wedge, I ordered a wedge that was 53*, bent 1.5* upright, 1* strong to 52*, and 1.5" extra length. After practicing and playing with the "52", I must say that I do not believe Scratch bent it properly or added the extra length to it. I understand the comments made earlier in this thread that used wedges can get stronger, but not only does the Scratch wedge look to my eyeballs as weaker, it does not hit to the same yardages as my other 52 degree wedges -- one of which I virtually never played (i.e. "gamed") with.<br />
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    Furthermore, when I make full swings, I often catch the toe first, creating a hard shank to the right. There are two things that can and do cause that: 1)the shaft is not long enough, so I unconsciously/instinctively "reach" down for the ball, and the toe catches first, and 2) I'm swinging as if I expect the upright lie... and that upright lie is not there. When I consciously tilt my shaft down and swing more like a baseball bat... I get better contact and less shank with the club.<br />
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    I got that 52 wedge very very fast, and I'm thinking one reason for it is that they did not bother to make the changes that I asked for. The 58 was made "just right" per my specs, so I don't know which is the abberation. But it is a disappointment that I'm now going to have to pay to get extra work done to make my 52 wedge right...
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  • dparkdpark Members  2586WRX Points: 182Posts: 2,586 Titanium Tees
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    Been very happy with my Scratch wedges. On my second set of them with my newest set having conforming grooves. Did have some issues with getting my second set in a timely fashion but the quality of the wedges is outstanding. Only minor gripe is the switch to the Pure grips. Much prefer GP ribbed grips instead.
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  • 11under11under Members  453WRX Points: 30Posts: 453 Bunkers
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    I picked up a used 58* 8620 wedge last October in replacement for my spin milled vokey wedge. I have to say that every shot I hit with it feels like butter. Overall they appeal to the eye very well, and the grooves provide for good spin.
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  • jerryc376jerryc376 Members  1WRX Points: 0Posts: 1
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    Confusion over 1018 forged wedges with only the "S" on the back of the club and whether they are USGA groove conforming. USGA website does not list any Scratch irons or wedges whether they are conforming or not with the exception of "1018". The list has each numbered club as non-conforming with the exception of the 60 degree wedge V-groove. Some Ebay sellers say the wedges are conforming and some say they are not and it is not clear from the markings on the club. Club markings described on the USGA website make no sense. Can anyone shed some light?
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  • dthrift33dthrift33 Thrift Members  99WRX Points: 35Handicap: 4Posts: 99 Fairways
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    Placed my order last week and I cannot wait to get them! I play Vokey SM4 wedges now, and I must say, Scratch excels in every category. <br />
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    Feel<br />
    Spin<br />
    Trajectory<br />
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    I picked up a 60 degree and 56 new on eBay at crazy low prices so I called Scratch and orders a 52 degree head. It took me a while to figure out the different bounce and grind options but I think I got what I need. <br />
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    This thread doesn't get bumped much so I will be back when the snow melts and I can get out and give these a proper workout,
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    I was a scratch dealer at one time. I felt like they had a bit more pop than the big boys. Especially on chips and pitches. I’m now playing Fourteen. They are exceptional. I have the rm 21/22. Very good in windy conditions and touchy pitches.
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    Full set in the bag.. love em
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