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Your favorite forged wedge?

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moorebaseballmoorebaseball  444WRX Points: 60Members Posts: 444
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Looking for some new wedges, and I think I will be going with a forged option. I would love to hear your favorites and why. Thanks for your help!

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  • RogerinNewZealandRogerinNewZealand Maungakeikei Auckland New Zealand 2688WRX Points: 236Members Posts: 2,688
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    MD2 Callaway 50S

    Good 12 bounce an

    Excellent Gap Wedge.

    Sold md2 s over 3 yrs

    Ago..

    Cult Following..higher

    Prices....doh...

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    Titleist 904 22
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  • RainShadowRainShadow Tucson AZ (for now) 4052WRX Points: 412Handicap: 10Members Posts: 4,052
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    Callaway X Forged C grind.

    Loved my 54* & 58*

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    Ping G400 10.5 (9.5) Hzrdus Yellow 75 6.0
    Rogue 17* Atmos Blue TS 
    G 410 19*, 22* & 26* Tensei CK Pro Blue 80s
    Cobra Forged Tec Black 6-GW Modus 105s 
    Vokey SM7 54/8 M 
    Vokey SM7 58/8 M 
    Toulon Madison H1 neck (L)/ Bettinardi BB1
    Chrome Soft / TourB RXS / FG Tour
  • moorebaseballmoorebaseball  444WRX Points: 60Members Posts: 444
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    Keep the comments coming please

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  • TherealpatgilesTherealpatgiles  544WRX Points: 166Handicap: 13Members Posts: 544
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    Epon tour wedges.

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    Taylormade m5 9 ad gp 7x
    Epon af901 19 modus 120
    Nike vapor pro combo 3 iron
    Epon af 503 4-w modus 120s
    Epon tour 50 55 60 modus w
    Epon i33 rose gold putter
  • wam78wam78  533WRX Points: 143Handicap: NAMembers Posts: 533
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    Mizuno is making a great wedge, both last cycle and current. Scratch is awesome if you can find what you need. Miura is prob my fav shape but very pricy. Bridgestone makes a very underrated wedge.

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    Ts3 8.5* Fujikura Motore Speeder vc 6.2 or EFW
    Ts2 15* Fujikura Motore Speeder vc 7.2 or EFW
    U500 2 Iron Hazardous Smoke 6.5
    Bridgestone Tour B JGR h2 4i Modus 120s 
    Bridgestone Tour B X-CB 5-pw Modus 120s
    NCW Proto 50*, Scratch raw 54*, Scratch raw 58* Modus 125 Wedge
    Toulon Las Vegas
  • aenematedaenemated Los Angeles, CA 501WRX Points: 619Members Posts: 501
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    Potentially my favorite club in my bag.

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    Titleist TS4 9.5°
    Titleist TS2 FW 15°, 18°
    Titleist U500 3I
    Mizuno MP-20 MMC 4-6
    Mizuno MP-20 MB 7-PW
    Miura 52°, 58° RTG
    Scotty Cameron Phantom X 8
    Bridgestone Tour B XS

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  • Paddy_2_IronPaddy_2_Iron  415WRX Points: 74Handicap: 19Members Posts: 415
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    Just picked up some Mizuno S18's, great feel around the greens.

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  • Golf64Golf64 Go Habs Go! Ontario, Canada 7969WRX Points: 283Handicap: ScotchMembers Posts: 7,969
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    T20s

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    In the bag:

    Demoing for 2020.



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  • kylemdkylemd  400WRX Points: 79Members Posts: 400
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    I currently have A set of Vega VW 10 in 52 and 58. Stupid good: got the heads for a steal and have backups too. Awesome spin and feel. Worth the investment.

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  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_Japan 5918WRX Points: 1,098Handicap: meMembers Posts: 5,918
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    I just sold my 50* and T-grind 52* and 58* after I bought a pair of Cleveland RTX4 Forged wedges, which I think are JDM. I still have an MD2 54* S-grind, 56* T-grind and a 58* T-grind that I bent to 60*.

    The RTX4 Forged wedges help me flight the ball lower when I want to compared to the MD2s, but I loved the feel of the MD2s, and really liked the T-grind. I sold mine on partly to make a clean break, and partly because I need to downsize my considerable collection of clubs.

    That said, I think the MD2s were some of the best wedges produced, certainly since the new groove rule came into effect.

    And with that, OP, the Cleveland RTX4 Forged are pretty good if you can find them. Solid rather than soft feeling, but easy to flight low and they spin a ton. I'd prefer a little more heel relief on the 58*, but they're good wedges.

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    Driver: Ping G400 Tour 65S
    4w: TaylorMade R9 stock Fujikura Motore X flex
    7w TaylorMade V-steel, Quadra Fire Express RB 6SX
    Hybrid: RomaRo iBrid 23* Attas EZ 85S
    Irons (4i-PW): Mizuno MP4 Attas 115X 4-PW (+0.5")
    Wedges: Cleveland RTX4 Forged 52* and 58*, DGS400 (both at 35.5")
    Putter: Mac Jack Nicklaus Muirfield/Taylormade TPA XVIII/Wilson 8802

    Old stuff: Tons of persimmon and older irons. 
  • BMCBMC  3773WRX Points: 658Handicap: YESMembers Posts: 3,773
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    Mizuno T5.

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    Titleist 917D2
    Cleveland Launcher 13*
    Cobra Baffler Pro 18 Hybrid
    Titleist 755 Irons
    Vokey 52 & 58 wedges
    Odyssey 1WS putter
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  • pinestreetgolfpinestreetgolf  3525WRX Points: 325Handicap: 4Members Posts: 3,525
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    This thread is like if someone said:

    "Hey, I really like driver shafts that are black and white. Any favorites?"

    And the replies were:

    "Extra Stiff Aldila Rogue!"

    "My Kuro Kage 50 Regular never let me down"

    "Try out the old Graffoloy ProLite Black in Ladies flex. Worked great for me".

    Ugh.

    1. Nobody can tell the difference between forged and cast wedges in a blind test. Nobody. Ping did a study on it.
    2. Getting the right bounce and grind for you (like shaft weight and flex, and length) is all that matters in picking a wedge
    3. The two most popular wedges *by far* on every single professional tour (both genders, all continents) are cast - Vokey and MD4.


    So, yes, shouting out forged wedges is fun, but if you want a new wedge OP concentrate on figuring out how you hit short game shots (do you create loft with stance or face? do you hit bunker shots like Seve or Spieth? do you hit chip shots like Utley or do you fly everything?) and then getting wedge that compliments that.

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    Wilson Triton 10.5 Rogue 125 msi 60 X-Flex
    Ping G30 2, 3, 4, 5*, 6 Hybrids TFC 419 Stiff Flex
    M2 7-AW ReAx 75 Graphite
    PM Grind 56* KBS Rev 2.0
    Cameron Mallet
  • moorebaseballmoorebaseball  444WRX Points: 60Members Posts: 444
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  • moorebaseballmoorebaseball  444WRX Points: 60Members Posts: 444
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    Sounds like you enjoyed the Callaways more than your Clevlands?

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  • moorebaseballmoorebaseball  444WRX Points: 60Members Posts: 444
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    That is a beautiful wedge! Is this the tour model? I may be investing in a new build of CB57s, and the Gentleman who is building them for me (Chip Usher), told me I should go with the wedges as well. I currently play Vokeys, but he was convinced that I would "throw those away" after playing the Miura tours.

    Do you have any experience gaming vokeys, and if so how do these compare? Shape, Bounce options, feel? Thanks!

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  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_Japan 5918WRX Points: 1,098Handicap: meMembers Posts: 5,918
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    I really liked the MD2s, but they were getting worn out. The Clevelands are different, and still have to dial them in, but I like them so far. If fresh MD2s were still being made, I may well have bought them.

    BUT! there are aspects of the Clevelands I really like, such as the ease of hitting in a low-flighted shot, which was much harder with the Callaway's. Also, I got the Cleveland's longer than standard so their static weight and swing-weight are a bit different to what I am used to. I am still getting accustomed to them (I only got them a couple of weeks ago).

    I played the Callaways for 4~5 years, so it's a hard parting. The Clevelands are good wedges. I tried out lots of others, and came down to the Clevelands or the Bridgestones, and went for the Clevelands because I could order them from a shop not far from my house, as opposed to a longer drive. Price was the same, and my overall impressions were the same.

    I'm sure I will enjoy this as much as I enjoyed the Callaways, though perhaps for slightly different reasons.

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    Driver: Ping G400 Tour 65S
    4w: TaylorMade R9 stock Fujikura Motore X flex
    7w TaylorMade V-steel, Quadra Fire Express RB 6SX
    Hybrid: RomaRo iBrid 23* Attas EZ 85S
    Irons (4i-PW): Mizuno MP4 Attas 115X 4-PW (+0.5")
    Wedges: Cleveland RTX4 Forged 52* and 58*, DGS400 (both at 35.5")
    Putter: Mac Jack Nicklaus Muirfield/Taylormade TPA XVIII/Wilson 8802

    Old stuff: Tons of persimmon and older irons. 
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  • nitramnitram WestOK, on the South Canadian Riviera  5454WRX Points: 233Handicap: -1.6Members Posts: 5,454
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    Chip knows what he's talking about.

    There are stark differences between the Vokey and Miura besides the price tag and honestly you should (somehow) try them before you spend the coin.

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    Exotics CBX 119 13.5* & 18* Accra TourZ 382
    Exotics CBX 22* Fuji Speeder 904 HB
    PING S55 5-9 DGTI X100 TI
    Callaway MD5 JAWS 46S, 50S, 54W, 58C  DGTI S400 TI
    Cameron 009 Prototype (A010656)
  • ChristopherMcDonaldChristopherMcDonald  2463WRX Points: 128Members Posts: 2,463
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    I like my Scratch wedges quite a bit. Only to be found on ebay or classifieds these days

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    Cobra King LTD UST Elements Chrome
    Taylormade '07 Burner 3 Wood Miyazaki B.Asha
    Taylormade '07 Burner 5 Wood Miyazaki B.Asha
    Taylormade '07 Burner 7 Wood Matrix Ozik 6Q3
    Adams XTD Tour 5-GW True Temper Dynamic Gold AMT
    Scratch Tour Issue 1018 56* True Temper Dynamic Gold
    Scratch Tour Issue 1018 60* True Temper Dynamic Gold
    Odyssey White Hot Pro V-Line
    Taylormade Project (a)
  • moorebaseballmoorebaseball  444WRX Points: 60Members Posts: 444
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    That's what I think! I have a fitting Friday, so I will get to try loads of different wedges.

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  • Munich77Munich77  340WRX Points: 100Members Posts: 340
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    I have Ben Hogan wedges. They are forged and quite reasonable.

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  • moorebaseballmoorebaseball  444WRX Points: 60Members Posts: 444
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    Scratch seems to have a cult following. I have never even seen or tried one :/.

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  • ChristopherMcDonaldChristopherMcDonald  2463WRX Points: 128Members Posts: 2,463
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    Some are very custom/expensive especially if Don White had a hand in grinding them. The 8620 (off the shelf) wedges are still very nice. Forged and shape reminds me of Cleveland wedges for the most part

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    Cobra King LTD UST Elements Chrome
    Taylormade '07 Burner 3 Wood Miyazaki B.Asha
    Taylormade '07 Burner 5 Wood Miyazaki B.Asha
    Taylormade '07 Burner 7 Wood Matrix Ozik 6Q3
    Adams XTD Tour 5-GW True Temper Dynamic Gold AMT
    Scratch Tour Issue 1018 56* True Temper Dynamic Gold
    Scratch Tour Issue 1018 60* True Temper Dynamic Gold
    Odyssey White Hot Pro V-Line
    Taylormade Project (a)
  • ian-500ian-500  1038WRX Points: 276Handicap: 12Members Posts: 1,038
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    Mizuno T7 (jdm version), Epon Tour and Royal Collection.

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    DR: Taylormade Original One 11.5* + Tensei CK Pro Blue 80tx.
    FW or HY: in the making.
    Epon AF-Tour 5i - PW + OT Tour 120x.
    Epon 208 KGX 53/59 + OT Tour 110x.
    SeeMore SB1, Accra FX300.
  • DaltonSTLDaltonSTL St. Louis 1038WRX Points: 96Handicap: 6Members Posts: 1,038
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    Fourteen Wedges. Loved the RM-22s I had. Wish I never got rid of them.

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    -G400 LST 10* AD TP 6s
    -Rouge SZ Tensei Pro Orange 70s
    -818H2 19* Speeder 8.8s 
    -MP-18 MMC 4-PW PX LZ 6.0
    -SM7 50* 54* 58* PX LZ 6.0
    -Ping Anser Milled 5

  • aenematedaenemated Los Angeles, CA 501WRX Points: 619Members Posts: 501
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    Haha Chip built mine. Great guy to work with!

    And yep, it's indeed the tour model.

    And yeah actually, I did game Vokeys for a while. The toe on the Miuras is a bit more square than the Vokeys which is more pleasing to my eye. Both mine are pretty low bounce which is just a personal preference. Definitely a softer feel from the Miuras ... and the spin, oh the spin.

    Yeah man, you definitely wouldn't be bummed on the Miuras one bit. I love mine.

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    Titleist TS4 9.5°
    Titleist TS2 FW 15°, 18°
    Titleist U500 3I
    Mizuno MP-20 MMC 4-6
    Mizuno MP-20 MB 7-PW
    Miura 52°, 58° RTG
    Scotty Cameron Phantom X 8
    Bridgestone Tour B XS

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  • bk12bk12  504WRX Points: 97Members Posts: 504
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    I have to put another vote in for the new Miura wedges. All three versions have been awesome for me, still deciding which I like best. I like the newer models much better than previous Miura wedges. I definately urge you to at least try one to demo in your search.

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  • eagle2838eagle2838  196WRX Points: 107Members Posts: 196
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    I'll add to the dark side comments saying that I don't see forged as a meaningful delineation for wedges. I have played cast wedges that felt fantastic (many a Vokey, OG Cleveland 588), forged wedges that felt awful (Hogan Colonial), cast wedges that felt awful (Cleveland CG10), etc...

    The grind and weighting are way, way more important than forged vs. cast construction

    My few-year-old Miuras as the moment are forged, and the sand wedge (K-Grind) is awesome, extremely versatile with a very firm, meaty feel that I like. The gapper (Miura New Wedge) is kind of meh. It feels good, but not my favorite gap wedge ever. I'll vouch for Miura making a very high quality product. I do not agree with people who say they have a soft feel - it is far firmer and clickier than many other forgings, not at all a Mizuno feel. It is a unique feel that is solid and does provide the right type of feedback. If you want to feel like you're hitting a balata ball, that's not it, though.

    Next wedges will be Artisan, so going forged again but that is much more about the custom build process. We will see...

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    TM M3 460, HZRDUS Black 65 6.0
    Titleist TS3 15*, EvenFlow White 75 6.0
    Titleist TS2 HY 19*, EvenFlow White 90 6.0
    Titleist 716 T-MB 3i PX 5.5
    Mizuno MP59 4-6 PX 5.5
    Mizuno MP69 7-P PX 5.5
    Miura New Wedge 51* PX 5.5
    Miura K-Grind 56* PX 5.5
    Scotty Studio Select NP2 2008 33" / SeeMore X2 Black 33"
    ProV1x

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    I just replaced one of these! It’s sooo good!!

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