As the year comes to a close it's time to dish out the NCG Equipment Awards. Next up we take a look at the best wedges 2019 had to offer

After 12 months of testing it’s finally time to reveal the winners of the NCG Equipment Awards for the year. We’ll be revealing our winners across nine categories between now and the new year – so let’s get on with it. Day six sees us spin into the world of wedges.

NCG Equipment Awards: Best wedges 2019

Best for spin: Ping Glide 3.0

NCG Equipment Awards: Best wedges 2019

These wedges offer what they promise, some serious spin. I actually couldn’t believe how much they span back on my initially wedge shots. I was pitching into a green that sloped away from me and still getting 10 feet of backspin which is something I never usually see.

Best for control: TaylorMade Milled Grind 2.0

NCG Equipment Awards: Best Wedges 2019

Instantly I loved the soft feeling off the club-face it helped me control a variety of different shots around the green. The spin was very consistent with me seeing almost identical amounts of check on all full pitch shots. This is very important so you know how the ball is going to react on the green and can pitch the ball in the right spot allowing for the spin.

Most forgiving: Callaway Mack Daddy Jaws 5

NCG Equipment Awards: Best Wedges 2019

I felt the optimised head progression worked really nicely. Sometimes I can find it hard to commit to a full shot with a gap wedge due to the wedge like styling. The progressive shaping helps you transition from iron to wedge easier and is more forgiving in the longer clubs.

And the winners are…

Find out on the next page…