Best Budget Wedge

bamagatorbamagator Members Posts: 68 ✭✭
In the market for a new 3 wedge upgrade for my gamer bag. I no longer buy into all of the hype of marketing around player/commercial endorsed products, just good functional tools that work, (meaning I have owned/played top shelf gear in the past and I believe in the archer vs the arrow more...as long as the arrow isn't crooked..hehehehe). I want to upgrade my gamer bag that I am working on for 2019. First post and question for the WRX gents.



What's the best bang for your buck wedges? (either build it/buy it built/etc) Maltby? Primary OEM brand (if so WHY)? DTG? Gigagolf/Acer/Dynacraft?



I am an average hacker getting back into the game looking to break 80 consistently and get some finesse at a reasonable cost. I do know how to spin the ball, etc., I just don't know I want to pay $99+ per wedge for 3 wedges or get a worn out beat up gear just for OEM namesake from ebay (done that already).



My goal is to have reasonably good tools to score better with if I use the proper technique. Thoughts? THX!
Gamer Bag:
Cobra F6+ Pro Driver 9.5 Deg, Cobra F6 3W, Cobra F6 Baffler 5W Woods
Titleist 990 3-PW Irons
Vokey 52/08, 56/12 Wedges
Odyssey Rossie ii Putter
Snell MTB Ball (Black or Red)
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  • The CouvThe Couv Members Posts: 387 ✭✭
    I'd look at the Ben Hogan Equalizers.
  • LaymanMLaymanM Cincinnati, OHMembers Posts: 2,123 ✭✭
    Maltby could be a good choice. I liked the mmb-17 iroms. Never hit wedges but those irons were good.



    Also golf galaxy has black cleveland rtx3 wedges for $69.99.
    PING G410 9* PX Evenflow Black 75 6.0
    PING G410 LST 3w PX Evenflow Black 85 6.0
    PING G410 5w PX Evenflow Black 85 6.0
    PING G410 4-PW AWT 2 0 stiff
    PING Stealth Glide 2.0 50ss/54ss/58ss
    PING Sigam G Tyne
  • Bomber_11Bomber_11 Enjoy the Chase. ClubWRX Posts: 3,534 ClubWRX
    Vokey SM4



    Nike Engage



    Both really great wedges that can be had for $125-$150 for a 3 wedge set.



    Ping G400 Max 9* w/ Tensei Pro Orange 60TX
    Callaway Rogue Sub Zero 15° w/ Tensei Pro White 70TX
    PXG 0311X 2i w/ KBS Tour Hybrid Prototype 105S+
    Mizuno JPX919 Tour 3-PW w/ DG Tour Issue X100
    Titleist Vokey SM7 50F/54S/60D w/ Pink DG S400
    Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Button Back
    Jones x Greyson Stand Bag

    Work. Play. Win. Repeat.
  • propmanpropman Members Posts: 1,739 ✭✭
    Look at ksouth9 on ebay. Can get some Cleveland wedges for reasonable price. As mentioned above, Maltby (get any shaft you want as well).
    15 hcp
  • FlyOverFlyOver SoCalMembers Posts: 394 ✭✭
    Taylormade M6 9.0 loft-GD AD IZ 7S shaft
    Taylormade M6 3W-GD AD IZ 8S shaft
    Titleist 818 H2 Hybrid-Tensei Blue stiff 19*
    Honma TW 747v forged 4-10 irons-Modus 105 stiff shafts
    Titleist Vokey SM6 50* F Grind
    Mack Daddy 4 54* C Grind
    Mack Daddy 4 58* C Grind
    Scotty Cameron modified Detour Newport 2 putter
    Scotty Cameron Black Mist Notchback Putter
    Titleist yellow ProV1X 
  • ThertyTherty SDMembers Posts: 79 ✭✭
    I just got a notification that budgetgolf and rockbottomgolf have Mizuno T7 wedges for 69.99
    SLDR 430 (lol) + Kuro Kage Stiff 
    Ping G 3 wood 14.5* + Ping Tour 80 Stiff
    Maltby TS-2 2 Iron 18*
    Adams DHy 21* + White Tie Stiff
    CG16 Tour Black Pearl 4i-P + TT DG S300
    53* and 58* Mizuno S5 Blue Ion
    Nike Origin B1-01 34"
  • dbdorsdbdors Houston, Clear Lake areaClubWRX Posts: 1,785 ClubWRX
    Therty wrote:


    I just got a notification that budgetgolf and rockbottomgolf have Mizuno T7 wedges for 69.99




    You beat me to it.

    Woods: Callaway Rogue Sub Zero 8*, Fujikura Ventus 6, stiff: TM M5, 13*, Diamana Thump 75, stiff
    Hybrids: TEE CBX 3H (20d), 4H (22d), Project X Hzrdus Black Hybrid 85 6.0
    Irons: TM M6, 5-GW, Accra 80i, stiff
    Wedges: Cleveland CBX 54* (bent to 55*), 60*, Accra 80i, stiff
    Putter: Evnroll ER1.2 355g, 33", KBS CT Tour Putter Matte Black, SS Counter Core Mid Slim 2.0
    Ball: Wilson Duo Professional in green & yellow
    Bag/Cart: '18 Ping Hoofer/Clicgear 3.5+
    Accessories: Garmin G8/Nikon Coolshot Pro Stabilized
  • MitchellGolfingMitchellGolfing Members Posts: 1,317 ✭✭
    Cleveland RTX 2.0 can be found for cheap now. I’m still not playing a set. Some of the best classic looking wedges in my opinion.
    Callaway Xr 9* set to 11*, Project X 6.0
    Adams Tightlies 16*,Stock stiff
    Wilson Reflex 4-G Uniflex stock steel
    Cleveland RTX 588 2.0 54/58* Wedge flex
    Ping Anser 33” Superstroke 3.0
  • BIG STUBIG STU Members Posts: 11,396 ✭✭
    Depending on the fine line of how you really want to do it and the budget Maltby is a good bet. Their stuff is as good of quality as any. If you are able to build your own clubs you can do the shafts and grips like you want them. You can also mix bounces and even style of heads within the set.
  • Harry PutterHarry Putter Members Posts: 167 ✭✭
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway XR16 Pro Driver[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Cobra F8 5 Wood[/font]

    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Cobra King F7 3 Hybrid[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Cobra Fly-Z+ 4-PW[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway MD3 50, 56, 60[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]PING Sigma G Kushin and/or Cleveland HB #8[/font]
  • bamagatorbamagator Members Posts: 68 ✭✭
    THX gents...keep em coming. The Maltby pack kit goes for $53 (with KBS shaft)….that's a steal and prob good quality. I have a ton of component clubs since I am a taller guy, I just build or have them built for my size when I can, to my specs which I dig. I see and expected the usual OEM names (VokeyCleveland) popped up so far and that's cool, but still pretty premium prices ($70 x 3 wedges = $210), I don't want to buy used wedges on ebay….I'll buy a regroove tool and redo my own before I do that at this point.



    Anyone playing a higher end component wedge they would endorse? The Vokey inspired CNC cut on some wedges component or OEM really catch my eye.
    Gamer Bag:
    Cobra F6+ Pro Driver 9.5 Deg, Cobra F6 3W, Cobra F6 Baffler 5W Woods
    Titleist 990 3-PW Irons
    Vokey 52/08, 56/12 Wedges
    Odyssey Rossie ii Putter
    Snell MTB Ball (Black or Red)
  • rjp217rjp217 Members Posts: 253 ✭✭
    I’ve seen the Cleveland RTXs drop under $100 pretty regularly throughout the year. I picked my 3s up this year for $89 new in wrapper on the bay.
    In Bag:

    TaylorMade M3 9.5* (Tensei Pro White 70TX)
    P790UDI 2 (Aldila RIP Alpha 105X)
    Mizuno MP18: MMC FH 3-4 / MMC 5-6 / SC 7-8 / MB 9-PW (KBS Tour 130X)
    Cleveland RTX4 Black 50* (DG TI Onyx X100)
    Cleveland RTX3 Raw 54* / 60* (DG TI Onyx X100)
    PXG Bat Attack P 375 (Black Steel)

    On Rotation:

    TaylorMade M3 15* (Aldila Rogue Silver 70X)
    Mizuno MP18 MMC FH 2 (KBS Tour 130X)
    '18 TM O-Works 7CH (Black Steel)
  • RohlioRohlio Members Posts: 2,346 ✭✭
    I got a set of the Cleveland RTX 2.0s in black satin from Rockbottom for $59 per wedge. I always check there for clearance wedges
    WITB:
    Driver: Ping G400 LST 8.5* Kuro Kage Silver TINI 70s
    FW: Ping G25 4 wood Kuro Kage Silver TINI 80s
    Utility: 20* King Forged Utility One Length C Taper Lite S
    Irons: King Forged One Length 4-PW C Taper Lite S
    Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Black Satin 50, 54, 58
    Putter: Custom Directed Force Reno 2.0 48" 80* Lie Side Saddle
  • Double GeeDouble Gee Members Posts: 1,081 ✭✭
    Wilson Harmonize wedges. Set of 3 around $90!
  • MarkripMarkrip Boss fan 62 Members Posts: 1,605 ✭✭
    I know played with a guy once that played well with Tour Edge TGS wedges. If I remember right he said he paid around $35 a piece.
    Driver - Cobra F7
    3w- Adams Tight Speedline Super LS
    Hybrid - Cobra F8 19
    Irons- Adams XTD 4-PW
    Wedges- Tour Edge CB Pro 50, 54 , 58
    Putter- Tour Edge HP Series 01
  • propmanpropman Members Posts: 1,739 ✭✭
    bamagator wrote:


    THX gents...keep em coming. The Maltby pack kit goes for $53 (with KBS shaft)….that's a steal and prob good quality. I have a ton of component clubs since I am a taller guy, I just build or have them built for my size when I can, to my specs which I dig. I see and expected the usual OEM names (VokeyCleveland) popped up so far and that's cool, but still pretty premium prices ($70 x 3 wedges = $210), I don't want to buy used wedges on ebay….I'll buy a regroove tool and redo my own before I do that at this point.



    Anyone playing a higher end component wedge they would endorse? The Vokey inspired CNC cut on some wedges component or OEM really catch my eye.




    If you are serious about saving some coin and you want customized, Maltby is your ticket. I have bought various wedge heads from them and they are no doubt quality. This is one of my favs.

    ma0233.jpg
    15 hcp
  • OrlandogolfguruOrlandogolfguru OrlandoGolfGuru ClubWRX Posts: 2,008 ClubWRX
    The best have been said. Rock bottom t7 for 69. Dicks - gg rtx 3 for 69. Or Maltby for like 39. I have all of them and can’t decide which I like best. They are all great, depends in shape you like really. Can’t go wrong.
    TaylorMade M6 Driver
    Mizuno ST180 Fwy
    Mizuno CLK Hyb
    Mizuno Combo JPX 919 Irons
    Mizuno S18 BI Wedges
    Scotty Cameron 009 Putter
    Bridgestone ball, Sun Mountain Bag
  • sdandreasdandrea Steve Members Posts: 2,397 ✭✭
    propman wrote:

    bamagator wrote:


    THX gents...keep em coming. The Maltby pack kit goes for $53 (with KBS shaft)….that's a steal and prob good quality. I have a ton of component clubs since I am a taller guy, I just build or have them built for my size when I can, to my specs which I dig. I see and expected the usual OEM names (VokeyCleveland) popped up so far and that's cool, but still pretty premium prices ($70 x 3 wedges = $210), I don't want to buy used wedges on ebay….I'll buy a regroove tool and redo my own before I do that at this point.



    Anyone playing a higher end component wedge they would endorse? The Vokey inspired CNC cut on some wedges component or OEM really catch my eye.




    If you are serious about saving some coin and you want customized, Maltby is your ticket. I have bought various wedge heads from them and they are no doubt quality. This is one of my favs.

    ma0233.jpg




    I have these in my Florida bag. Solid stuff!



    PING Eye 2 wedges are also money and can be found cheap.

    Cobra Max 10.5*
    Cobra Baffler 5w 19*
    Cobra Baffler 5H
    PING G400 6-UW
    PING Eye 2 Gorge 56*
    Odyssey V-Line


  • the bishopthe bishop Members Posts: 3,303 ✭✭
    propman wrote:

    bamagator wrote:


    THX gents...keep em coming. The Maltby pack kit goes for $53 (with KBS shaft)….that's a steal and prob good quality. I have a ton of component clubs since I am a taller guy, I just build or have them built for my size when I can, to my specs which I dig. I see and expected the usual OEM names (VokeyCleveland) popped up so far and that's cool, but still pretty premium prices ($70 x 3 wedges = $210), I don't want to buy used wedges on ebay….I'll buy a regroove tool and redo my own before I do that at this point.



    Anyone playing a higher end component wedge they would endorse? The Vokey inspired CNC cut on some wedges component or OEM really catch my eye.




    If you are serious about saving some coin and you want customized, Maltby is your ticket. I have bought various wedge heads from them and they are no doubt quality. This is one of my favs.

    ma0233.jpg


    I also have a set of these. One thing I really like about them is the DBM finish makes the soles super smooth. They glide through rough better than almost any wedge I've ever used.
    Dynacraft Avatar Evolution  V2 High Launch - S
    TM M1 Tour Issue 14*  Maltby ProSeries Fwy- S
    Maltby KE-4 Tour 19*/23*  Kuro Kage Blk 80hy - S
    W/S Fi5 5-P  DGS300
    W/S FG Tour RAW 52/56/60  KBS Hi-Rev 2.0
    Scotty Newport Pro Platinum
  • J. B. Cobb IIIJ. B. Cobb III Members Posts: 106 ✭✭
    edited Dec 15, 2018 #21
    **** wedge reviews says the Tommy Armour Over n Out Wedge is the best budget wedge!
  • budnc6721budnc6721 Members Posts: 93 ✭✭
    the bishop wrote:

    propman wrote:

    bamagator wrote:


    THX gents...keep em coming. The Maltby pack kit goes for $53 (with KBS shaft)….that's a steal and prob good quality. I have a ton of component clubs since I am a taller guy, I just build or have them built for my size when I can, to my specs which I dig. I see and expected the usual OEM names (VokeyCleveland) popped up so far and that's cool, but still pretty premium prices ($70 x 3 wedges = $210), I don't want to buy used wedges on ebay….I'll buy a regroove tool and redo my own before I do that at this point.



    Anyone playing a higher end component wedge they would endorse? The Vokey inspired CNC cut on some wedges component or OEM really catch my eye.




    If you are serious about saving some coin and you want customized, Maltby is your ticket. I have bought various wedge heads from them and they are no doubt quality. This is one of my favs.

    ma0233.jpg


    I also have a set of these. One thing I really like about them is the DBM finish makes the soles super smooth. They glide through rough better than almost any wedge I've ever used.




    Take a look at the m-series from Maltby too.
  • MurvMurv Members Posts: 61 ✭✭
    Take a look at Diamond Tour Golf. Lot of wedges with different lofts and bounces. I just got a 54 and 58 Inazone that I assembled.I was impreessed. They assemble also.



    Murv
  • bamagatorbamagator Members Posts: 68 ✭✭
    Awesome feedback, thx! First thread on WRX and you guys sounded off nicely. Several Maltby users sounded off which is what I was hoping to get affirmation or thumbs down on. I had never been to the RBG site...thanks as well. Saw some good prices there as many alluded to.



    Well....I think its gonna be a Maltby order after the holidays. Price is right, several affirmed quality is g2g and I can get it my size.



    I'm not cheap....I'm frugal and like to make my dough go a ways hence the question.
    Gamer Bag:
    Cobra F6+ Pro Driver 9.5 Deg, Cobra F6 3W, Cobra F6 Baffler 5W Woods
    Titleist 990 3-PW Irons
    Vokey 52/08, 56/12 Wedges
    Odyssey Rossie ii Putter
    Snell MTB Ball (Black or Red)
  • propmanpropman Members Posts: 1,739 ✭✭
    I'm a big believer that one does not have to pay and arm and a leg for quality golf equipment - be it component or 1/2 year old oem.



    I. love it when oems churn out new models every 1 or 2 years. Their marketing ploys are laughable but obviously they must work for alot of golfers.
    15 hcp
  • the bishopthe bishop Members Posts: 3,303 ✭✭
    budnc6721 wrote:

    the bishop wrote:

    propman wrote:

    bamagator wrote:


    THX gents...keep em coming. The Maltby pack kit goes for $53 (with KBS shaft)….that's a steal and prob good quality. I have a ton of component clubs since I am a taller guy, I just build or have them built for my size when I can, to my specs which I dig. I see and expected the usual OEM names (VokeyCleveland) popped up so far and that's cool, but still pretty premium prices ($70 x 3 wedges = $210), I don't want to buy used wedges on ebay….I'll buy a regroove tool and redo my own before I do that at this point.



    Anyone playing a higher end component wedge they would endorse? The Vokey inspired CNC cut on some wedges component or OEM really catch my eye.




    If you are serious about saving some coin and you want customized, Maltby is your ticket. I have bought various wedge heads from them and they are no doubt quality. This is one of my favs.

    ma0233.jpg


    I also have a set of these. One thing I really like about them is the DBM finish makes the soles super smooth. They glide through rough better than almost any wedge I've ever used.




    Take a look at the m-series from Maltby too.


    I had a set of those a few years ago
    Dynacraft Avatar Evolution  V2 High Launch - S
    TM M1 Tour Issue 14*  Maltby ProSeries Fwy- S
    Maltby KE-4 Tour 19*/23*  Kuro Kage Blk 80hy - S
    W/S Fi5 5-P  DGS300
    W/S FG Tour RAW 52/56/60  KBS Hi-Rev 2.0
    Scotty Newport Pro Platinum
  • jfzhorsemanjfzhorseman Members Posts: 1,099 ✭✭
    Bomber_11 wrote:


    Vokey SM4



    Nike Engage



    Both really great wedges that can be had for $125-$150 for a 3 wedge set.




    You can get the engage wedges like new for $29.00/each. I have bought several new at that price. Great wedge.
  • theothertwotheothertwo Members Posts: 2,487 ✭✭
    Bridgestone B Tour BX W- 1 close out sales at golfdiscount.com. Not sure what your budget is but these are almost 1/2 price.



    https://www.golfdiscount.com/bridgestone-tour-b-xw-1-satin-chrome-wedge
    Honma TW 727 455s 10.5* Driver
    Honma TW 727 18* 5 Wood
    Honma TW 727 22* Hybrid
    Miura CB 57 4-PW Irons
    Miura Tour 2018 52 and 58 Wedges
    Pig Anser 2 Vault Platinum Putter
  • Lefty431Lefty431 Members Posts: 1,076 ✭✭
    Don't sleep on Wilson fg tour pmp wedges... especially tour grind! They seem to be readily available and super affordable!!
    Driver: 9* Callaway Rogue sub zero w/ hzrdus yellow 6.5
    3w: 15* Callaway epic w/ aldila rogue 110 s flex
    Hybrid: 19* Mizuno Jpx 900 w/ fujikura s flex
    DI:  Adams dhy 21* w/ aldilla green S flex
    Irons: Mizuno mp 18 sc 5-pw w/ Nippon modus 3 120x
    Wedges: Vokey sm7 raw 50 F, 55 S, 60 M w/ dynamic gold black s400
    Putter: Scotty Cameron newport 3 w/ super stroke
  • cgasuckscgasucks Members Posts: 2,222 ✭✭
    I don't know if they're still available but for years and years Adams had a 3 wedge set bearing Tom Watson's name for under $100 USD. Never heard a bad thing said about them.
    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
  • boggymanboggyman Members Posts: 2,596 ✭✭
    cgasucks wrote:


    I don't know if they're still available but for years and years Adams had a 3 wedge set bearing Tom Watson's name for under $100 USD. Never heard a bad thing said about them.


    Local golf shop store has a few left and they’re great wedges. I’ve got a set I played for a while.
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