Taylor Made wedges - thoughts?

Chris6Chris6 Members Posts: 7 ✭✭

I've always been intrigued by Taylormade's wedges. They look like a serious club, but I don't see many people who game them (still haven't run across a single person who has one in their bag). I've been tempted to pick one or two up when I change wedges, but never pulled the trigger. There just didn't seem to be as many grind options or configurations as Vokey.
Anyone game the TM wedges? What do you think?
Compared to your previous wedges, how did it go?
What lofts do you use?
Are the stock shaft options ok?
Are there enough different grinds?
How do they fare in the sand?
Feel? Playability?
Do you ever feel like you have all your wedge needs covered with TM, or do you have to bag other clubs as well? (I don't think that they make a 60, if I recall)
Thanks for the feedback and insights.
/ch

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  • nuttinbutapeanutnuttinbutapeanut Members Posts: 137 ✭✭

    I'm a wedge ho and I have a set of the milled grind wedges in the bag currently (not the hi toe). I like them so much I sold my Vokeys last weekend and my Glides are up for sale this weekend.

  • Lord HelmetLord Helmet Members Posts: 8,723 ✭✭

    Ive been eyeing the milled grind wedges myself. Hope to hit them soon.

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  • puttingmattputtingmatt puttingmatt Summer/ Michigan-- Winter/ FloridaMembers Posts: 5,124 ✭✭

    I have the hi toe 52, and 58 . Very pleased



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  • asumnerdawgasumnerdawg Members Posts: 361 ✭✭

    What is the benefit of high toe on lower lofted clubs?

    Gamer/Backup
    Driver: Cobra F8+ with Evenflow Blue 65 6.5; Cobra LTD PRO w/ Speeder 661 iv
    3wd: TEE CB Pro 14.5 Speeder 757 stiff; Callaway XHot 3w
    5wd: Cobra F6 Baffler set at 17.5; Titleist 917 2H
    3H- Ping G with Evenflow Blue 85 6.0; N/A
    4 iron: G400 green dot CFS stiff, It's stamped 5 iron but power spec at 22* I use it as 4 iron; N/A
    5-PW: Ping i15 green dot AWT stiff; i200 w/ CFS stiff 3-PW
    52/12 F: Vokey sm7 2 up; Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth SS 52
    58/12 D: Vokey sm7 2 up; Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth SS 58
    Putter: Ping Anser Milled 5; Nike Method Matter B2-05
    Ball: Titleist Pro V1 X
  • cgasuckscgasucks Members Posts: 2,210 ✭✭
    edited Jun 12, 2019 11:51pm #6

    I bought a used 3 wedge set of the original 2012 ATV and was quite surprised of how solid the feel was when hit on the button on full swings despite being a cast club.

    Despite me gaming those wedges because of the versatility on all sorts of lies, any wedge from any manufacturer is good as long as it is used correctly.

    With proper technique, a wedge from your local Goodwill can keep up with a $150 Vokey.

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    Titleist DCI 990 Irons (3-PW) with stock Dynamic Gold shafts in S300
    Taylormade ATV 54 deg & 58 deg wedges with stock KBS shafts
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  • puttingmattputtingmatt puttingmatt Summer/ Michigan-- Winter/ FloridaMembers Posts: 5,124 ✭✭

    @asumnerdawg said:
    What is the benefit of high toe on lower lofted clubs?

    More grooves, more spin



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  • OspreyCIOspreyCI Members Posts: 4,833 ✭✭

    My MG 54 is my best club in the bag. I am a huge MG wedge fan to include the HT60.

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  • ChipNRunChipNRun Members Posts: 1,313 ✭✭

    Got to do a test review of SLDR irons in 2014. SLDR came with 4i-AW. Looking to fill out the set, I got the best hits with the Tour Preferred 56/12 (KBS Tour V). Later, I took a flyer on the R-Series EF Grind 60/10 (KBS Wedge Flex). Both the 56° and 60° *, though slightly different models, are excellent wedges.

    Until about three years ago, TM was rather like Tour Edge. It made decent wedges, but didn't promote them that well. TM has changed the last couple of years with the Milled Grind and the High Toe. Vokey, Cleveland and Callaway still lead in wedges among major OEMs, but TM has upped its stake.


    • Funny story on the EF 60. I got it at a golf expo, and it had a brown smudge on the heel. Listed at $85, the clerk said, " Yo, it's got rust on the heel. Will you give me $45?" I said yes. Got it home and it wasn't rust at all. Someone had smeared caramel from a candy bar on the heel, which wiped right off and gave me a new club with unhit head.
    What's In The Bag *...

    Driver: Calla XR16 Pro 10.5° (set open) / Fuji Evolution II TS Speeder 665 R-flex 63 gr.
    FWs: Tour Edge XRail 4W + 7W / GraphiteDesign G60 R-flex 60 gr.
    or Calla Alpha 815, set 16° + 20° / Fuji Motore Speeder 665 R-flex 62 gr.
    Hybrid: Cobra FlyZ 3H 19° + 4H 22° / Matrix VLCT Altus Lite flex 73 gr.
    Irons: Tour Edge CB Pro Tungsten 4i - PW** / KBS Tour 90 R-flex 101 gr. (As of 21 Nov 2018)
    Wedge: Calla MD3 48°/8.SS + 54°/12.WS +
    MD.PM 60°/10  | KBS Tour R-flex 110 gr. |
    Putter: Slotline Inertial SL-583F / 34" w. SuperStroke 2.0 MidSlim grip
    Bag: Sun Mountain Three 5 stand bag
    Ball: Calla SuperSoft
    * Either 7W or 3H left out, depending on course.
    ** Wedges: 46°and 48°are competing for bag space.
  • roll - gyberoll - gybe Members Posts: 1,373 ✭✭

    How did you know it was carmel?

  • ChipNRunChipNRun Members Posts: 1,313 ✭✭

    I rubbed it in my fingers. It had a sugary texture, and the warm smell of caramel. I know my caramel! That's one reason I'm 15 lbs. overweight

    What's In The Bag *...

    Driver: Calla XR16 Pro 10.5° (set open) / Fuji Evolution II TS Speeder 665 R-flex 63 gr.
    FWs: Tour Edge XRail 4W + 7W / GraphiteDesign G60 R-flex 60 gr.
    or Calla Alpha 815, set 16° + 20° / Fuji Motore Speeder 665 R-flex 62 gr.
    Hybrid: Cobra FlyZ 3H 19° + 4H 22° / Matrix VLCT Altus Lite flex 73 gr.
    Irons: Tour Edge CB Pro Tungsten 4i - PW** / KBS Tour 90 R-flex 101 gr. (As of 21 Nov 2018)
    Wedge: Calla MD3 48°/8.SS + 54°/12.WS +
    MD.PM 60°/10  | KBS Tour R-flex 110 gr. |
    Putter: Slotline Inertial SL-583F / 34" w. SuperStroke 2.0 MidSlim grip
    Bag: Sun Mountain Three 5 stand bag
    Ball: Calla SuperSoft
    * Either 7W or 3H left out, depending on course.
    ** Wedges: 46°and 48°are competing for bag space.
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