Not all wedges are created equal. Most people just go with any random wedge and that could be hurting their game. In this post, I’m going to be talking about the 7 best golf wedges and which is right for your swing.
Here are the top 7 best golf wedges:
- Cleveland RTX3.
- Taylormade Milled Grind.
- Titleist Vokey SM6.
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- Cleveland RTX4.
- Cleveland CBX.
- Callaway Mac Daddy 4.
That’s just from my own experience and testing them out. Some are better for scratch golfers while others are better for beginners. I’ll also show you the cheapest place I could find them below.
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#7: Cleveland RTX-3
Here is a great wedge that’s not going to break the bank and will still offer you a lot of control around the green.
It is a pretty lightweight wedge and that moves the center of gravity more center which will improve feel and control.
I noticed it had really good turf interaction on fairly tight lies or on a harder surface where it’s not always easy getting it to launch up.
- It produced more spin than the average wedge.
- It has a nice and solid feel through impact.
- It has a mid bounce which is good out of the bunker.
- The black coating will actually start chipping off after a while.
- The grip is pretty thin so I had to put a thicker one on (more of a personal preference).
- Not the easiest club to hit.
#6: TaylorMade Milled Grind
If you’re a better player and you’re familiar with Taylormade clubs then these could be for you.
They aren’t my favorite personally but know quite a few people who are using these and absolutely love them.
I’d probably recommend the high bounce option because it’ll be the easiest one to hit and is the one I was most consistent with.
- It has a wide range of lofts and bounce setting to pick from.
- The accuracy and consistency from beside the green were top-notch.
- It didn’t spin and stop as quickly as some.
- There wasn’t a whole lot of feedback on mishits.
- It was a little bit on the light side for me.
#5: Titleist Vokey SM6
If you’re looking for a wedge that offers great distance control and the ability to shape the ball around then this could be for you.
They’ve been working on improving the trajectory control over the past few years and have been working on moving the center of gravity to the impact point.
I liked the K grind myself (this bounce should be best for average players) and really liked the sound and feel at impact.
- They were one of the best wedges out of the rough (for contact and spin).
- The forgiveness was just as good as any of the others.
- These are the most used wedges on Tour.
- They didn’t spin and stop as well as some.
- There are a bunch of different options that can become confusing.
#4: PING Glide 2.0
If you’re a low to mid handicap player and are looking for a wedge that’ll easily glide through the grass then this could be for you.
It’s called the Glide for a reason and they’ve put a special finish (they’re calling it Hydropearl) which apparently really helps.
They’ve tossed in an extra groove which is supposed to add around 200rpm when dry and 1000 rpm when wet.
- They are forgiving, accurate, and have a good bite.
- It’s one of the better wedges for spinning the ball.
- I could flop the ball pretty well with these.
- It’s a little bit on the expensive side.
- It won’t be the best option for beginners or high handicaps.
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#3: Cleveland RTX 4
If you’re a better play and don’t mind the smaller head size then this could be a great option for you.
There is little offset on these wedges and a straighter leading edge which will add feel and versatility for the better golfers.
It wasn’t the most forgiving wedge for me but when I did strike it well it was one of the top spinning wedges on this list.
- It has really good ground interaction in the rough.
- The full bounce is great out of the bunker and the mid bounce is good all-around.
- The price is pretty reasonable.
- It’s not going to be a great option for higher handicap players.
- The head is a little smaller than I’d like (but some people prefer that).
#2: Cleveland CBX
If you’re a mid to high handicap player and want a super forgiving wedge then this will be the perfect one for you.
This is Cleveland’s cavity back wedge and is designed to be more balanced for average players and have the sweet spot more in the middle.
It only comes with one standard bounce which is wider and will help if you chunk it.
- You’ll have a wider margin of error around the greens.
- I was still able to get good spin with these wedges.
- They’ll still work for better players who use blades.
- There wasn’t a whole lot of feel and feedback with these wedges.
- It’s not going to be the best if you want to shape it around.
#1: Callaway Mack Daddy 4
If you’re not a beginner player and want a wedge that can do just about anything then this is going to be my favorite.
It wasn’t as forgiving as the Cleveland CBX but it’s much more versatile and comes in a range of different lofts and grinds.
This was right up there with the Ping in terms of spin and it was still able to stop if you were to hit it a little bit thin.
- This was the easiest blade style wedge for full shots.
- The S and W grind is great for average players.
- I felt the most comfortable swinging this wedge.
- It’s a little bit more expensive than most but it’s really not that bad in my opinion.
- It’s not as forgiving as some.
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