What are best wedges out there?



  • JayMattJayMatt Members Posts: 92
  • buckmarkbuckmark Members Posts: 117
    I've got two sets of sm6, a set of md forged, and a set of Cobra king Pur. I just traded a set of T7, they felt clicky to me for being forged. The Cobras are my favorite right now. I've got the versatile grind in 52,56,60 and also a 60 wide-low. Distance control is perfect, they're soft feeling and they spin like crazy.
    Cobra F-7 driver
    Callaway XR16 4w
    Callaway FT optiforce 7w
    4-pw TaylorMade P-770
    Titleist SM6 52f,56m,60l
    Cameron Select Newport 2
  • boggymanboggyman Members Posts: 2,546 ✭✭
    edited Jul 7, 2018 #34
    Lefty431 wrote:

    mahonie wrote:

    Wilson Staff PMPs are doing it for me...real spin machines and a lovely feel.

    I agree, not enough love for the pmp’s! Just put a 56 and 60 in my bag and pulled my sm6’s! The pmp tour grind is awesome, and they feel good as well! Totally under rated!

    Totally agree with both posts! Totally underrated and definitely will spin!! For the money, hard to beat, and I’ve got an extra bag full of nothing but wedges in the garage with all sorts of brands! Are the W/S the best, not in eyes round here I’m sure, and really there’s no “best” one brand for all. Good luck in your search.
  • Pete Dye RulesPete Dye Rules Members Posts: 26
    dmeeksDC wrote:

    Miura Black series wedges are excellent.

    Yes. In my bag.
  • abrahavtabrahavt ClubWRX Posts: 10
    The ones I find easiest to hit are Cleveland CBX, Ping Glide 2.0 and Mizuno
    [font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Driver : Ping G400 MAX
    Woods : Cobra F7 3 W
    Hybrids: Cobra F8 1L 3H + 4H + 5H
    Irons : Ping G700 6-PW
    Wedges: Cleveland CBX 50-11 + 56-12
    Putter : Evnroll ER2[/font]
  • gibbyfangibbyfan Members Posts: 1,187 ✭✭
    I was between the Callaway 4s and Glide 2.0 stealth. Liked the head shape of the Callaway the most, but could not get the bounce/ camber options ( for my taste). Went with Ping because I could have them do the grind work. Best choice ever,
  • cgasuckscgasucks Members Posts: 2,163 ✭✭
    edited Jul 8, 2018 #38
    DavePelz4 wrote:

    Brand new ones with sharp grooves.

    Totally agree. If you have sound technique any wedge will do (even if they're generic clones), as long as they have deep and sharp grooves for maximum spin.
    10.5 deg Titleist 905R with stock UST Proforce V2 Shaft
    Titleist DCI 990 Irons (3-PW) with stock Dynamic Gold shafts in S300
    Taylormade ATV 54 deg & 58 deg wedges with stock KBS shafts
    Taylormade V-Steel 5W & 3W with Grafalloy Prolaunch Red shafts
    Ping Anser 2 Stainless Steel Putter
  • ZurbZurb Smell the Glove Members Posts: 224
    For the money - I would vote for whatever least years Cleveland wedges are at the time you're ready to purchase. Always last years wedges for my $$.

    Wedges are a preference thing - none of them move the needle too much in performance other than tailored grinds, etc. I'm willing to wager that if you have a "favorite grind" or have preference on such things - then you're likely not going to start a thread about "best wedges". image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />

    Save the coin and buy last years. Purchase new wedges every season or two. The best wedges are the ones with sharp grooves.
  • kcd38kcd38 Members Posts: 277 ✭✭
    I would say for me wedges are mostly about shape. I find that is what inspires confidence in me. I love the SM7's. The grinds, shape, and grooves work great for me.

    I have also considered Cleveland wedges for similar reasons. The RTX 3's have been around for a while and are still getting praise.

    I would also give the Mizuno T7's a try. Best feeling wedges ive used and had great spin. The shape is a little more compact but they come in more lofts than most manufacturers.
    Driver - PING G400 LST 8.5, Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black 6.0
    3 Wood - PING G400 14.5, Ping Tour 75 S
    Hybrid - Ping G410 19 degree, Tensei CK Blue 80 HY or Taylormade P790 UDI, HZRDUS Black 6.0
    4-PW - Mizuno MP 18 MMC 4 iron, Mizuno MP 18 SC 5-PW, KBS C Taper 130 x
    Wedges - Vokey SM7 52 F, 56 F, 60 D (bent to 51, 55)
    Putter - Taylormade Spider Tour Black
  • pkn17003pkn17003 Members Posts: 19 ✭✭
    The Nike Engage wedges with the Toe Sweep grind are the best wedges I've tried. Really versatile and can be bought really cheap now. The raw finish looks great too.
    Cobra F8 Tour Length 10.5* Aldila NV 2KXV Blue 60 S
    Callaway Rogue X 5H 23* Graphite Design Tour AD DI-85 S
    Cobra F7 One Length 6-GW True Temper King F7 R
    Nike Engage Toe Sweep 54 & 58 degree DG Wedge flex
    Taylormade Chaska 34" Superstroke Pistol GTR 1.0
  • Gator033Gator033 ClubWRX Posts: 102 ClubWRX
    pkn17003 wrote:

    The Nike Engage wedges with the Toe Sweep grind are the best wedges I've tried. Really versatile and can be bought really cheap now. The raw finish looks great too.

    I switched to the Ping Glide 2.0 stealth wedges just recently but I'm debating on going back to my engage wedges that I'm glad I didn't sell. There is something about them that keeps me coming back to them, like you said the versatility is great on the toe sweep.
  • macedanmacedan Members Posts: 207 ✭✭
    I don't necessarily have a brand preference, I just like what I play. I will say that it would be hard to change my GW from my CBX. My sand wedge is fairly expendable 54* SM5 M Grind, I can manipulate the face very well (hence the M), but if another company offered a similar grind in that loft and bounce I probably wouldn't be able to notice much. I really really like my 58* RTX-3 because not only is it butter soft and I play it well but also because I got it for free from Golf Galaxy after a Top Flite Tour wedge my girlfriend bought me for my birthday (laugh all you want, it was actually decent and had loads of spin) snapped after 3 rounds.
    Ping G400 10*
    Mizuno ST180 3W 15*
    Taylormade Aeroburner 5W 18*
    Taylormade Rescue 11 21*
    Taylormade Rocketbladez (5-PW)
    Cleveland CBX 50/11
    Titleist Vokey SM5 54/10
    Cleveland RTX-3 58/9
    Taylormade Spider Tour Black
    Taylormade RBZ Urethane | Project A
    Bag: Taylormade Flextech Lite Black/Green
  • NaptimeNaptime Members Posts: 599 ✭✭
    Happy with my Ping Gorge wedges. Not new but they work for me.
  • orangeologyorangeology Category II Hoarder Members Posts: 643 ✭✭
    Scratch FTW. in extinction, tho.
    TI Callie XR16 Pro 9º + Fujikura Six Tour Spec X
    Nike Flex440 8.5º + Fujikura Six Tour Spec X

    TI Adams SuperLS Speedline XTD 14º + Aldila RIP'd NV 85 Tour X
    Royal Collection BBD505V 18º Hybrid + DG X100 TI

    Utility Irons
    TM TP UDI 18º + DG X100 TI
    Nike Vapor Pro 3 (19º) + Fujikura Pro 95i Tourspec X aka Brooks Spec

    TI Callaway RAZR X MB 5 - 9 + DG S300

    TI Scratch 8620/STI 47º, 50º, 56º, 59º + DG TI

    Putters, Balls
    Edel 642 Tour 350g
    Titieist ProV1X // Nike RZN Black
  • ShakesterShakester Members Posts: 430 ✭✭
    edited Jul 11, 2018 #46
    I've always played some sort of Vokey wedge and made the switch to Nike. After trying a bunch of wedges, I'm now gaming SM6s. The SM7 felt and looked the same too me and new SM6s are $50.00 less so it was a no brainer. A lot it is just preference as well. 10 years ago, Cleveland were the wedges to have and there are still many people who swear by them. The consensus "best" wedge seems to be the Callaway Mack Daddy Forged. But there are plenty of great wedges out there that not many people know about. Fourteen makes some great wedges, but are geared more towards the better players. Scratch wedges are really nice. Since I'm playing mostly TM clubs now, I wanted to switch to the Milled Grind, but they felt super hard when hitting them and my spin numbers weren't all that high. My buddy plays a set of Nakashima Ninja wedges (just love the name) and those things feels incredible. I really wanted a set, but I didn't feel like driving to an hour and half to get fitted for them.
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    Taylormade M3 Driver (UST Mamiya Chrome Elements Stiff Shaft) 9.5
    Taylormade M2 3 Wood 15
    Taylormade M2 5 Wood 18
    Taylormade P770 Irons (4-PW)
    Titleist SM6 Vokey Wedges (50, 55 & 60)
    Titleist Newport Platinum Putter
    Taylormade TP5 Golf balls
  • GolfingfanaticGolfingfanatic Members Posts: 3,025 ✭✭
    PM grind has been the best for me. Extremely versatile. I use a 60 and a 56 bent to 53. Love them image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
    Callaway Gbb Epic Forged 9.5°
    TM M2 DF 16.5° 
    Honma TW737 FWc 21° 
    TM RSI UDI 3 
    TM 2011 MC Onset 4-PW
    Cobra King Pur 54°/ Vokey Proto 60°
    TW Ardmore
  • brew4eaglebrew4eagle Members Posts: 2,677 ✭✭
    Agree with above posters- anything with new grooves. I've had Clevelands, Nike, Vokeys; they're all good. The wedges I've used have been far more limited by being in my hands then vice versa, and I have a pretty decent short game.
    PING i20 10.5°
    Adams a7 19°
    PING G25 23°
    Nike VR Forged Pro Combo 5-P
    Titleist SM6 52.08F, 58.08M
    Odyssey WHP1

  • Jack PearsallJack Pearsall Members Posts: 3,304 ✭✭
    One thing he’d never considered was when he got his mp15s, they go about 1 club length further than Jack’s previous irons. Fortunately they matched up well with the t7 wedges he’d bought previous to the mp15s. It was just dumb luck on JP’s part tho...not all same loft wedges go the same distances...
    Taylormade SLDR TP 430 10*
    Taylormade Aeroburner 15*
    Taylormade SLDR 19*
    Mizuno MP FliHi 21* 24*
    Mizuno MP-15 5-PW
    Epon KGX 52* 56*
    Scotty Cameron TeI3 Newport Longneck
  • wrmillerwrmiller Members Posts: 1,569 ✭✭
    I have one set of Scratch wedges left, and two sets of VIP forged. Not sure what I'll do when these wear out.
    Primary bag:
    Titleist 913 D3 8.5
    Titleist 915Fd 13.5
    Titleist 913h 17
    Mizuno MP-18 4-PW
    Scratch wedges 50, 55, and 60
    Bettinardi mid-shank putter

    Backup bag:
    Ping G400 9
    Ping G30 fw 13
    Ping G30 hybrid 19
    Ping iBlade 4-PW power spec
    Macgregor VIP wedges 51, 56, and 60
    Bettinardi mid-shank putter
  • BB28403BB28403 Members Posts: 3,208 ✭✭
    The ones that drop it in the hole and make putting a thing of the past.
  • Bobb3rdownBobb3rdown Bothell, WAMembers Posts: 496 ✭✭
    Since I picked up my set of mizunos. Mpt11s I dont think I'll ever play anything but mizuno wedges. I have only ever played these and an old set of Adam's Tom Watson wedges. But the t11s are super nice. I cant imagine what the newest ones play like.
    Titleist 910d3 8.5
    Titleist 917f2 15.75
    Adams Pro Mini 20,23
    Bridgestone j36 pc 5-pw
    Cleveland rtx3 50,54,58
    Ping Sigma G Darby
    2018 players 5 stand bag
    Srixon z star 
  • DDJDDJ Members Posts: 3
    Hogan TK wedges here - having great relationship with them. If the Equalizers live up to the TKs - they will be great too.
  • IsleOfManIsleOfMan Members Posts: 2,309 ClubWRX
    Full line, I don't think the old Cleveland RTX 2.0 line can be beaten... the RTX3 line is probably just slightly better but without a wide sole low bounce option, it's not a full line as far as I'm concerned. Same is true for Vokey... as many options as they offer, you shouldn't have to go WedgeWorks for a low-bounce K-Grind.
    Cobra King F8+ Driver 10.5* | Matrix 65M4 Black Tie S
    Cobra King F8 3/4w 14.5* | Aldila NV Blue 2KXV S
    Cobra King F8 5/6w 17.5* |
    Aldila NV Blue 2KXV S
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Cobra [/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]King F8[/font] 4h 22* | Aldila Rogue Pro 75 S
    Cobra Bio Cell + 5i - Gw | TT Dynalite Gold XP S300
    Cobra King WideLow 56* & 60* | TT Dynamic Gold S200
    Cleveland TFi 2135 Satin Elevado CB Putter | 35" Counterbalance
    Ogio OZone Cart | Ogio Shredder Stand
    | Orlimar Pitch & Putt Stand
  • ago33ago33 Members Posts: 2,153 ✭✭

    Here is the reason why

    You learn one grind and you know it will be around in years to come. I have been playing the same grinds in my wedges for 8 years and i gives me a tremendous amount of confidence knowing that when grabbing it. It will preform exactly like it expect it to.

    Current Gamers

    Cobra F9 Speedback 9.................................Tensei Pro Orange 70 TX
    TC Callaway X Hot 3 Deep 14.5...................Rombax P95 X
    Taylormade GAPR Mid 3..............................Recoil Utility 110F5
    Mizuno MP-18 FliHi 4,5................................AMT TI X100
    Mizuno MP-25 6-PW....................................AMT TI X100
    Callaway MD Forged 50, 56.........................AMT TI S400
    TI Taylormade Hi Toe 60.09..........................AMT TI S400
    Scotty Cameron 5.5M...................................Grip Master
    I would have to say that the best wedges on the market today are... the ones that make you deadly inside 100 yards lol. Im sorry I just had to say that, its all a matter of personal preference.
    Taylormade 2016 M2 3 wood 15*
    Taylormade 2016 M1 Hybrid 18*
    Taylormade PSI Forged 4-PW
    Taylormade TP EF blk 52*
    Taylormade TP EF blk 56*
    Taylormade TP EF blk 60*
    Odyssey White Hot RX #2
    Callaway Chrome Soft
  • EricBecuEricBecu Members Posts: 25 ✭✭
    I usually play whatever I could find new at a decent price. Right now I have a rotex 2.0, vokey sm6, and md forged all ended up in black. I have always liked Cleveland and Vokeys equally, but that Callaway is no slouch either.
  • Sean2Sean2 #TheWRX (Callaway Trip) Members Posts: 30,826 ✭✭
    Regarding wedges and spin, Tom Wishon had this to say:

    "So the bottom line is that the grooves can add a very small amount of spin to the shot, but by far the vast majority of spin comes from the other elements not related to the grooves - clubhead speed, loft, face roughness, angle of attack, balltype, point of impact."

    By face roughness he means the area between the grooves. If it is smooth, less spin, if it is roughed up either by the manufacturer or with sand blasting you will get more spin.
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway Rogue[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway GBB Epic 16º/20º/24º[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway Steelhead XR 25º[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway Apex CF16 6-AW [/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway MD3/MD-PM 54º/58º[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway "O" Works #7[/font]
  • kiw1982kiw1982 Members Posts: 1,174 ✭✭
    I buy them every year.

    I can game any named wedge on the market.

    So, cheaper is better to me.

    That is why I bought pmp this time.

    New condition less than 50 buck. Hard to beat.

    Mizuno        ST-180 Driver w/KuroKage HBP 50 S+
    Taylormade  M6 3 Wood w/NV 2KXV Blue 75 S+
    Mizuno        CLK 3 Hybrid w/Tensei CK Blue HY 80 S+(P790 UDI is sitting on the bench)
    Taylormade  P790 4-G Irons w/KBS tour S+
    Mizuno        T7 56/10 Wedge w/KBS tour S+
    Mizuno        S18 60/06 Wedge w/KBS tour S+
    Odyssey      O-Works 1WS Putter
  • soulcicciasoulciccia Members Posts: 191
    It's just impossible to tell what the best wedges are.

    I'm used to ping tour-s, but recently restored a set o 588 I used in the past...everyone would say 588s perform better, but I'm used to the look of pings and find the 588s worse..

    remember when I first picked up the pings, it took a couple of months to get used to...

    definitely, practice and confidence are the best wedges!
    D callaway razr fit xtreme 9,5° w/ px blue 6.5
    W titleist 906 f2 15° w/ aldila nv 95x
    di titleist 503h 19° w/ dg x100
    i ping s56 #4-pw w/ dg x100
    w ping tour-s 52.12-56.12-60.ts w/ dg s400
    p odyssey white hot 2ball
  • WarrickWarrick ClubWRX Posts: 10,254 ClubWRX
    WooPig wrote:

    Loving my Mizuno T7's, but I'm the only one I know playing them for some reason...

    You're not the only one.

    I have 8 - T7 wedges, they are fantastic. I think the replacement is about to drop.
    F9 9* Atmos Black TS7
    F9 Tour 3w\13.5 - Smoke 75
    F9 Tour 5w\17.5- Smoke 75
    Epic hybrid - 22* Pro White 90
    Mizuno 919 combo 5-P - PX LZ 6.0
    Mizuno T7 - 48-53-58 - PX LZ 6.5
    Custom V-Line Fang
    TM TP5X
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