These wedges are awesome! I have played many different wedges, mostly made by Titleist and Cleveland. I always ended up going back to the Cleveland 588's and had never really considered Callaway. The last set of 588's I bought, I just couldn't find the feel I was used to (maybe it was the chrome finish which I'd never played before?) so I thought I'd try something different. I really love the look of this wedge but when I tried the original model (not the CC), I just couldn't get over how much they tore up balls. Even hard range balls. So I stayed away. When the Slate CC version came out, I tried again. Much better! They look awesome and feel better. The ball shredding is gone and there is no noticeable loss of spin. I'm a 12 handicap and I rely heavily on my short game to save scores. I have these in 52, 56 and 60 and I doubt that they'll leave my bag for a long time.