Does your short game need some TLC? Check out these amazing golf wedges

Don’t deny it: mastering the short game is key to cutting down those numbers on your scorecard.

The importance of having a good wedge or two in your bag isn’t emphasised enough, so we think it’s time to take a closer look at what you should be looking for when it comes to making that purchase you keep putting off.

And just because you’ll be getting a killer golf wedge doesn’t mean it’ll cost a fortune either. A lot of the top performing golf wedges are actually very reasonably priced considering the amount of technology and high quality materials that go into them.

We’ve also got other short game buying guides too, such as the most forgiving putters which are sure to complement your short game even more.

So what are the best all around golf wedges? Whether you’re after the best spinning golf wedges or the best budget golf wedges, below you’ll find a wedge that will suit your game and have you shooting winning scores in no time.

Best wedges in golf


Titleist Vokey SM9 Tour Golf Wedge

The Titleist Vokey SM9 range of wedges represents their most technologically advanced design to date, and they have been created to provide a lower flight with higher spin. The performance is further enhanced by the variety of grinds available to the consumer, with each one providing distinctive features and benefits to allow for fine tuning of your wedge game in a way previously only available to tour players. 

Pros:

  • Incredible trajectory control
  • Unrivalled looks
  • Loads of bounce and grind options

Cons:

  • Limited gains over SM8

Ping Glide 4 Golf Wedge

The all-new PING Glide 4 Wedges look set to build upon the elite performance the Glide 3 series wedges provided, with exciting innovations and advancements in technology resulting in ‘Control You Can feel’ The PING Glide 4 Wedges feature a precision-machined face and precision-milled grooves with a new textured face blast increasing both spin & control. The Emery Face blast provides extra texture on the clubface itself, creating higher levels of friction and increasing the amount of interaction between the clubface and ball. This allows the golfer to fire low spinning wedge shots aggressively at the pin, all in the knowledge that the Glide 4 wedge will provide the ultimate stopping power. 

Pros:

  • Arguably the best golf wedge for spin
  • Excellent grind options
  • Looks great over the ball

Cons:

  • Feel takes a while to get used to

TaylorMade Milled Grind 3 Golf Wedge

The TaylorMade Milled Grind 3 Golf Wedge Black is the newly released third generation of this superb range of wedges and arrives with some game changing technology that has the potential to take you wedge play to the next level. The Raw Face technology has been improved and by omitting plating from the face and grooves TaylorMade have been able to create more precise geometry which helps to optimise spin and feel. Raised Micro-Ribs have been positioned between the full grooves which has added texture on the face. This added texture adds increased spin and improves performance on shots around the green.

Pros:

  • High levels of spin
  • Raised micro-ribs offer added face texture
  • Traditional shaping

Cons:

  • Arguably lacks versatility for the more creative golfers

Callaway Golf MD5 JAWS Chrome Golf Wedge

The new JAWS groove design features groove walls angled at 37° with a tighter edge radius to promote consistently higher spin for precise control. This is a dramatic change from any previous Callaway groove designs. Every wall, surface and edge of each groove is milled into the face using a proprietary horizontal-milled, saw-cut process with a proprietary saw-cutter oriented to mill the groove with exacting precision. The bit is replaced after every 15 clubheads to ensure every groove is cut with maximum precision. That creates a more precise and consistent groove from end-to-end, and from one groove to the next. In fact, we’ve achieved our tightest groove tolerances ever with the new JAWS design. The combination of this proprietary process and proprietary blade is a major part of the “secret sauce” that helps JAWS MD5 promote consistently high spin.

Pros:

  • Soft feel
  • Exceptional spin control
  • Wide variety of loft and sole grind options

Cons:

  • Some may prefer a straighter, longer leading edge for easier alignment

Cobra Golf King PUR Golf Wedge

The all new SNAKEBITE groove design has been engineered to maximise spin and give your pitches more bite when they land on the green allowing you to be more aggressive with your approach work. From the 48 degree head through to the 54 degree head the SnakeBite wedges are presented with the traditional head shape, whilst the 56 degree through to the 60 degree are offered with the ever more popular full face grooves. This model is one of the best golf wedges for high handicappers, and is also one of the best golf wedges for the money.

Pros:

  • One of the best affordable golf wedges
  • One of the best golf wedges for beginners or high handicappers
  • Top quality shaft options

Cons:

  • Other models offer increased spin

Wilson Model Golf Wedge

The Wilson Staff Model Wedge is a beautiful looking club and is presented in a stunning dark matte silver finish. This gives it a premium look and one that should stand the test of time without marking up too badly. Many wedge aesthetics are ruined by the back of the head being too “busy”, that is certainly not the case with the Wilson Staff Model Wedge, which excels in the bag appeal department thanks to the minimal branding on the back of the head.

Pros:

  • Consistent flight through the loft range
  • Super soft feel at impact
  • Beautiful aesthetics

Cons:

  • Doesn’t generate as much spin as others

Cleveland Golf RTX ZipCore Tour Satin Golf Wedge

Push the boundaries of wedge performance, traditional in design with ZipCore. This is a unique performance enhancer with a low-density core that sits at the heart of RTX. ZipCore shifts the centre of gravity while raising MOI, adding spin, enhancing control, and boosting consistency on all your shots.

Pros:

  • Impressive forgiveness on full shots
  • Plenty of loft and grind options
  • High spin rates

Cons:

  • Sound is a bit clicky

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