How do TaylorMade's new Hi-Toe wedges perform?October 5, 2018 Golf Equipment
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
We were big fans of the Hi-Toe wedge when it was first introduced and it went down a storm on tour as well.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…