How do TaylorMade's new Hi-Toe wedges perform?

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The popular Hi-Toe lob wedges are now available as a full set. Equipment editor James Savage have been testing them out

Our TaylorMade Hi-Toe wedges review took place on the course at Moor Allerton in Leeds.

The original Milled Grind Hi-Toe wedges were introduced earlier this year from 58˚-64˚.

But TaylorMade have now extended the line to include 50˚, 52˚, 54˚ and 56˚ options.

TaylorMade Hi-Toe wedges review: First impressions

TaylorMade Hi Toe wedges review

We were big fans of the Hi-Toe wedge when it was first introduced and it went down a storm on tour as well.

TaylorMade Hi Toe wedges review

Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm and Justin Rose were among those quick to put it in play.

TaylorMade Hi Toe wedges review

So after it’s obvious success, it’s no surprise so see it is now available as a full set.

Golfer like things to match and blend so anyone who has purchased a Hi-Toe lob wedge will be keen to fill in the other gaps as well.

TaylorMade Hi-Toe wedges review

I wasn’t a huge fan of the orangey copper finish but thankfully it didn’t take long to wear and rust a bit to give a classic old-school rusty wedge look.

TaylorMade Hi-Toe wedges review: The technology

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

TaylorMade Hi Toe wedges review

So the higher lofted wedges (56˚-64˚) have what TaylorMade called ‘full-face scoring lines’.

It basically means that the grooves cover the entire face. This is to help get better contact when playing out of the thick rough.

The 50˚-54˚ have ‘traditional’ scoring lines which help frame the ball better for full shots.

TaylorMade Hi-Toe wedges review

Some of the key technology throughout the Hi-Toe range comes in the sole grind options.

We’ve now got three different grinds with a standard sole on the 50˚-54˚, a four-way wide sole on the 56˚ which should work best in softer sand.

TaylorMade Hi-Toe wedges review

And then the 58˚, 60˚ and 64˚have a channel-cut ATV mid-sole with two different bounce options.

The v-shaped leading edge is designed to move through the turf and sand more quickly for better contact.

That’s the lowdown on the TaylorMade’s Hi-Toe wedges, but how did they perform? And what did we think of them? Find out on the next page…

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