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!
MD2 Callaway 50S
Good 12 bounce an
Excellent Gap Wedge.
Sold md2 s over 3 yrs
Callaway X Forged C grind.
Loved my 54* & 58*
Keep the comments coming please
Epon tour wedges.
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.
Potentially my favorite club in my bag.
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
Just picked up some Mizuno S18's, great feel around the greens.
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.
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.
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".
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.
Sounds like you enjoyed the Callaways more than your Clevlands?
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!
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.
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.
I like my Scratch wedges quite a bit. Only to be found on ebay or classifieds these days
That's what I think! I have a fitting Friday, so I will get to try loads of different wedges.
I have Ben Hogan wedges. They are forged and quite reasonable.
Scratch seems to have a cult following. I have never even seen or tried one :/.
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
Mizuno T7 (jdm version), Epon Tour and Royal Collection.
Fourteen Wedges. Loved the RM-22s I had. Wish I never got rid of them.
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.
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.
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...
I am trying some this Friday! Can’t wait!
I just replaced one of these! It’s sooo good!!
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