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I figure my wedges are about 9 years old and they seem to be losing the ability to stop on the green. I tried a groove sharpener but didn’t work. 
What’s the best bang for your buck wedge? I need 3 and I’m not sure if used is a good way to go. What’s your thoughts? I’m Left handed as well otherwise I would go to Costco.

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My Lazrus wedges were $50/each with a coupon. I really like them a lot.

Taylormade M3 driver Mitsubishi Kuro Kage TiNi 70G shaft (cut to 44.5")

Honma XP-1 3 wood 

Taylormade M1 5 wood

Taylormade GAPR Lo 19* Hybrid 

Byrdie Golf Designs split cavity 4-PW

Mitsubishi Kuro Kage 80g iron shafts

Lazrus 52/8 and 56/12 wedges

Nike Blue Chip 002 putter

Golf Pride Concept Helix grips

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Mizuno T20 wedges are excellent.  Not sure if you're willing to spend 150 per club though. 

TM SIM 2, 8* w/Diamana PD 70TX

TM SIM 15* w/Diamana ZF 80TX

TM Tour Issue Rescue 11 TP Deep Face Ghost Proto 16* HB  w/Thump 105x

New Level NLU-01 21* w/KBS Proto 105x

New Level 623-M 5-PW w/MMT 125 TX

54* Miura HB w/KBS 610 S+, 58* Miura w/KBS Tour Black

Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport 1

 

 

 

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16 minutes ago, Jeff58 said:

Maltby LE’s are about 1/3 of the high price spreads.

 

https://www.golfworks.com/maltby-le-forged-wedges/p/kma0223/

 

Wow, $35 is very enticing for a forged wedge.

 

<edit> $60 for a KK shaft, sold!

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Kuro Kage shaft!

Taylormade M3 driver Mitsubishi Kuro Kage TiNi 70G shaft (cut to 44.5")

Honma XP-1 3 wood 

Taylormade M1 5 wood

Taylormade GAPR Lo 19* Hybrid 

Byrdie Golf Designs split cavity 4-PW

Mitsubishi Kuro Kage 80g iron shafts

Lazrus 52/8 and 56/12 wedges

Nike Blue Chip 002 putter

Golf Pride Concept Helix grips

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I also recommend the Maltby wedges from GolfWorks.  I was intrigued by the direct to consumer companies like Lazrus and Bombtech but you have no idea what shafts they are using and the quality control from these outfits can be suspect.  With GolfWorks you can order an OEM shaft and their build quality is top notch. 

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Nothing wrong with used if you get them in good shape.  Maltby is a great option, also look at Sub 70 wedges.  The Hogan equalizer wedges are pretty nice too.

Callaway Rogue SubZero 9* 

TEE CBX 119 4wd 16.5*

Wilson Staff FG Tour F5 3h 19*

Wilson Staff C300 Forged 4i

Wilson Staff FG Tour M3 5-GW

Scratch 56* DS

Toulon Atlanta

 

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5 hours ago, PhilsFanDrew said:

I also recommend the Maltby wedges from GolfWorks.  I was intrigued by the direct to consumer companies like Lazrus and Bombtech but you have no idea what shafts they are using and the quality control from these outfits can be suspect.  With GolfWorks you can order an OEM shaft and their build quality is top notch. 

 

I don't use my 52 or 56 as full swing clubs and so the shaft hasn't been a real concern. But I am interested to see if the Maltby wedge with KK shaft is much different than my Lazrus. It was only $10 more and the shaft is $25.

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Taylormade M3 driver Mitsubishi Kuro Kage TiNi 70G shaft (cut to 44.5")

Honma XP-1 3 wood 

Taylormade M1 5 wood

Taylormade GAPR Lo 19* Hybrid 

Byrdie Golf Designs split cavity 4-PW

Mitsubishi Kuro Kage 80g iron shafts

Lazrus 52/8 and 56/12 wedges

Nike Blue Chip 002 putter

Golf Pride Concept Helix grips

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Sub70 wedges come in left handed and they are around $109 per club.  Excellent value and lots of shaft choices (some are upcharge) but custom built for you.  They will also adjust lofts and lie angles.  Excellent customer service

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Epic 15*
Sub70 3 hybrid
Sub70 5 hybrid or Mavrik 7 wood

PXG 0311P Gen 3  5-gap 
54* SM8
Sub70 JB low bounce 58* or SM8 58*
PXG Operator H

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I just picked up a couple ascot wedges in great shape for under $50 shipped for each from the bay. I was intrigued by the Edison wedges but not the $180 price tag. Same designer, great sole and remarkable spin so far, even on range balls at the practice green I see hop and stop. Plenty lefty options even cheaper

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Ever considered the house brand wedges from your local Dick's?  Their Tommy Armour brand looks petty decent, very reasonably priced, and are available left handed.

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10.5 deg Titleist 905R with stock UST Proforce V2 Shaft (Stiff flex)
Titleist 990 (3-PW) with stock Dynamic Gold in S300
Taylormade V-Steel 5W & 3W with Grafalloy Prolaunch Red shafts (Regular Flex)
2011 Adams Tom Watson signature wedges in 52 and 56 degrees with stock steel shafts (Player's Grind)
Rife Island Series Aruba Blade Putter

 

"Loft for loft, length for length, and shaft for shaft, the ball will go the same distance when hit on the sweet spot regardless how old the iron."

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Totally forgot but the New Level wedges are a steal as well.  If I remember correctly, start at 120 and go up from there depending on options. 

TM SIM 2, 8* w/Diamana PD 70TX

TM SIM 15* w/Diamana ZF 80TX

TM Tour Issue Rescue 11 TP Deep Face Ghost Proto 16* HB  w/Thump 105x

New Level NLU-01 21* w/KBS Proto 105x

New Level 623-M 5-PW w/MMT 125 TX

54* Miura HB w/KBS 610 S+, 58* Miura w/KBS Tour Black

Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport 1

 

 

 

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2ndswing.com usually has "9.0" or "9.5" condition wedges that are effectively brand new. Certainly no groove wear on those categories. Not super cheap but if you look through some of the less popular brands you may be able to assembly a good set. They do tend to have fairly plentiful lefty options (although obviously many more righty). 

From August 18, 2021 I will be away from GolfWRX for a while.

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You may have to get different lofts from different stores/sources, but you should be able to find new RTX-4 wedges in left handed for $100 each.  

 

https://www.dickssportinggoods.com/p/cleveland-rtx-4-wedge-18clemrtx4trstnxxwdg/18clemrtx4trstnxxwdg

 

https://www.pgatoursuperstore.com/cleveland-rtx-4.0-tour-satin-wedge/2000000000996.html#q=rtx-4&lang=en_US&start=1

Sun Mountain C130-S / Titleist TSi4 9* PX HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX 70 TX / Titleist TSi3 15* PX HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX 80 TX / New Level NLU-01 18* PX HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX 100 6.5 / New Level 902 Forged 4-PW DG TI X100 / Vokey SM8 50,54,58 DG S200 / Odyssey Stroke Lab Seven

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2 hours ago, Jmccas said:

Wilson Harmonized Wedges.  You can typically get each wedge for $25/each on sale and it is available in 52/56/60 for wrongies(lefties). 

If they are anything like the old Harmonized wedges back when I was starting out in the golf (1990's) that was my first three-wedge set and I really liked them. I think that would be an excellent option.

From August 18, 2021 I will be away from GolfWRX for a while.

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Second on the Sub70 wedges. Best wedges I've ever played. I'm also gaming their 699 Pro irons. Absolutely fantastic clubs at a great price. Starts at $109 per wedge, shaft/grip options can push it a bit higher. I'd put these clubs up against anything the major OEMs are putting out. Not only that, the CEO will give you his cell number and get on the phone to discuss technical options with you to make sure you get the right clubs. Plus they offer a 60 day money back guarantee, and the best customer service I've ever dealt with. When I screwed up my order on my driving iron from them (ordered the wrong head, my own fault), and didn't realize it until after I had hit the club a few times, they took it back and sent me the new one, no questions asked.

 

If you're in the market for ANY new club, check these guys out, you won't regret it. 

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Anyone try the Harry Taylor wedges?  Look pretty sharp. 303 cast. 

 

Looks like you can get 3 wedges for $200. Comes in Black and or Chrome: 48/8, 52/9, 54/10, 56/11, 58/11, 60/9

 

https://www.harrytaylorgolf.com/products/305-signature-series

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PXG 0811X Gen 2 9* Project X Evenflow White 68g 6.5 44 ¾

Adams Pnt Prototype 18* Aldila VS Proto 95X

Miura MB-101 4 – 9 KBS Tour 

Vokey SM 48*10 F | 54*12 D | 58*12 D

Gauge G1 Mill Tour SS303 33 360

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So the lefty Maltby wedges are back ordered. Got an email that might be July, so I went ahead and ordered the 56 as well. 🤣

 

I have issues.

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Taylormade M3 driver Mitsubishi Kuro Kage TiNi 70G shaft (cut to 44.5")

Honma XP-1 3 wood 

Taylormade M1 5 wood

Taylormade GAPR Lo 19* Hybrid 

Byrdie Golf Designs split cavity 4-PW

Mitsubishi Kuro Kage 80g iron shafts

Lazrus 52/8 and 56/12 wedges

Nike Blue Chip 002 putter

Golf Pride Concept Helix grips

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13 hours ago, North Butte said:

2ndswing.com usually has "9.0" or "9.5" condition wedges that are effectively brand new. Certainly no groove wear on those categories. Not super cheap but if you look through some of the less popular brands you may be able to assembly a good set. They do tend to have fairly plentiful lefty options (although obviously many more righty). 

 

I purchased a few 9.0 and 9.5 wedges from 2nd Swing, and all have been near brand new. The grooves had zero wear. They will also regroup and bend a wedge to loft and lie, which is pretty rare for a used club purchase.

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7 hours ago, kleydejong said:

$46

 

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And yet, not available in lefty. Go figure. 🤣

 

But thanks for pointing those out.

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Taylormade M3 driver Mitsubishi Kuro Kage TiNi 70G shaft (cut to 44.5")

Honma XP-1 3 wood 

Taylormade M1 5 wood

Taylormade GAPR Lo 19* Hybrid 

Byrdie Golf Designs split cavity 4-PW

Mitsubishi Kuro Kage 80g iron shafts

Lazrus 52/8 and 56/12 wedges

Nike Blue Chip 002 putter

Golf Pride Concept Helix grips

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