Taylor Made wedges - thoughts?

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Chris6Chris6 Members  7WRX Points: 30Posts: 7 Bunkers
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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  198WRX Points: 94Handicap: 7Posts: 198 Fairways
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    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.

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  • Lord HelmetLord Helmet Members  8783WRX Points: 305Posts: 8,783 Titanium Tees
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    Ive been eyeing the milled grind wedges myself. Hope to hit them soon.

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  • puttingmattputtingmatt puttingmatt Summer/ Michigan-- Winter/ FloridaMembers  5469WRX Points: 508Handicap: 6Posts: 5,469 Titanium Tees
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    I have the hi toe 52, and 58 . Very pleased

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  • asumnerdawgasumnerdawg Members  394WRX Points: 106Posts: 394 Greens
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    What is the benefit of high toe on lower lofted clubs?

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    Gamer/Backup
    Driver: PING G410 LST 9 w/ EF Black 6.5; Cobra LTD PRO w/ Speeder 661 iv and Cobra F8+ with Evenflow Blue 65 6.5
    3wd: TEE CB Pro 14.5 Speeder 757 stiff; 
    5wd: Cobra F6 Baffler set at 17.5; Titleist 915 2H
    3H- Titleist 915 2H dialed up in loft to 19; Ping G with Evenflow Blue 85 6.0
    4 iron: G400 Crossover; 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; PXG 0211 w/ Elevate Tour VSS Pro stiff
    52/12 F: Vokey sm8 2 up; 52/12 F Vokey SM7
    58/12 d: Vokey sm8 2 up; 58/12 d Vokey sm7 
    Putter: Taylormade Spider Platinum; Ping Anser Milled 5; Nike Method Matter B2-05
    Ball: Wilson FG Tour
  • cgasuckscgasucks Members  2553WRX Points: 439Posts: 2,553 Titanium Tees
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    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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    Taylormade V-Steel 5W & 3W with Grafalloy Prolaunch Red shafts
    Taylormade ATV wedges in 54 and 58 degrees with stock steel shafts
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  • puttingmattputtingmatt puttingmatt Summer/ Michigan-- Winter/ FloridaMembers  5469WRX Points: 508Handicap: 6Posts: 5,469 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @asumnerdawg said:

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

    More grooves, more spin

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    Play Golf.....Play Blades......Play Something Else.....Just Go Play.....

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  • OspreyCIOspreyCI Valley of the SunMembers  5448WRX Points: 477Handicap: 10Posts: 5,448 Titanium Tees
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    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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    TM MG2 50* Modus 120S
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  • ChipNRunChipNRun Members  2282WRX Points: 524Posts: 2,282 Platinum Tees
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    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.
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    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.
           4i refitted with SteelFiber 780 HLS Hybrid shaft R Flex 75 gr.
    Wedge: Calla MD3 48°/8.SS + 54°/12.WS + MD.PM 60°/10  | KBS Tour R-flex 110 gr.  | Note: MD4 58°/8.C-grind may replace MD/PM
    Putter: Ping Sigma G Tyne (face-balanced) / 34" w. Ping Pistol PP60 grip (stock)
    Bag: Sun Mountain Three 5 stand bag
    Ball: Calla SuperHot - orange
    * Either 7W or 3H left out, depending on course and season.
    ** Wedges: 46°and 48°are competing for bag space.
  • roll - gyberoll - gybe Members  1379WRX Points: 114Posts: 1,379 Platinum Tees
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    How did you know it was carmel?

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  • ChipNRunChipNRun Members  2282WRX Points: 524Posts: 2,282 Platinum Tees
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    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

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    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.
           4i refitted with SteelFiber 780 HLS Hybrid shaft R Flex 75 gr.
    Wedge: Calla MD3 48°/8.SS + 54°/12.WS + MD.PM 60°/10  | KBS Tour R-flex 110 gr.  | Note: MD4 58°/8.C-grind may replace MD/PM
    Putter: Ping Sigma G Tyne (face-balanced) / 34" w. Ping Pistol PP60 grip (stock)
    Bag: Sun Mountain Three 5 stand bag
    Ball: Calla SuperHot - orange
    * Either 7W or 3H left out, depending on course and season.
    ** Wedges: 46°and 48°are competing for bag space.
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