The ever-popular Hi-Toe wedges from TaylorMade have had a 2021 upgrade. Hannah Holden takes a closer look

Raw technology is all the rage at the moment – not only on tour but among club golfers too – so it isn’t all that surprising to see it incorporated in the popular TaylorMade Hi-Toe wedges line-up for 2021.

The Hi-Toe wedges have always been easy on the eye and the 2021 upgrade is no different, especially that lovely copper finish.

So what’s new for this year? Let’s take a closer look…

TaylorMade Hi-Toe wedges: The Line-up

So there are actually two new offerings this year – the standard Hi-Toe Raw and the more forgiving Hi-Toe Big Foot.

TaylorMade Hi-Toe Raw wedges

The key differences here are in the width of the sole and the amount of bounce on offer.

As the Big Foot is more of a game improvement offering we see the super wide sole which is 32mm compared to 26mm in the standard Hi-Toe. The sole also has a whooping 15 degrees of bounce which is to prevent digging and – in a nutshell – easier to hit.

TaylorMade Hi-Toe wedges: The technology

The Hi-Toe theory is all about that distinctive shaping that moves the centre of gravity higher for lower launch and more spin.

TaylorMade Hi-Toe Raw wedges

The significant new technology here is where the name comes in – the raw face. This will increase spin and precision thanks to narrower and deeper grooves as well as laser etching on the face. How cool does it look?

What I really like about this is the Raw face will gradually rust over time and give you this lovely copper colour to match the rest of the clubhead.

TaylorMade Hi-Toe Raw wedges

As we saw with the previous Hi-Toe models the higher lofts feature full-face score lines – so grooves that cover the entire face – which will help you get better contact when playing out of the thick rough and increase spin across the face.

There has been some reshaping of this years offering. There is a slightly thinner topline and more weight has be redistributed nearer to the top of the wedge to optimise the CG location and dial in your flight.

In the Big Foot the sole features a C grind with the widest point of the club, and the area with the most bounce, being positioned towards the toe. This is to help those players who have a tendency to strike it out of the toe.

Again we have the Raw face technology, full face score lines, and a thinner topline in this model.

TaylorMade Hi-Toe wedges: The details

Available: March, 2021

RRP: £209 per wedge

Stock shaft: KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 115g Taper

Stock grip: Lamkin Crossline 360 52g 0.580 Round

Lofts: 50°, 52°, 54°, 56°, 58°, 60°, 62° (standard bounce); 58°, 60° (low bounce); 56°, 48°, 60° (high bounce – Big Foot only)

More info: TaylorMade website

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Hannah Holden

Equipment and Instruction Editor

Hannah Holden is the Equipment and Instruction Editor here at National Club Golfer. If you’re looking to improve your game, by changing your golf swing or upgrading your golf equipment she’ll have the answers. As well as writing lots of features and reviews you can find her on our YouTube channel giving you insights on the latest rules, clubs and tips to improve your golf game. Hannah is a member at both Huddersfield and Alwoodley golf clubs. You will either find her here or driving up and down the country playing in a variety of elite amateur events.

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