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So what are the hot wedges for 2018?


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#1 SNIPERBBB

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 05:13 PM

Bout time for some new wedges...I've had my 58* scratch since they came out so its a bit wore out, probably explains the increase in distances lately. My 54* vokey is about half the 58's age and likewise getting worn.

Going to be looking at getting a new 54/58 setup.  I am a digger and the bunkers around here in good condition are fluffy, or most other days packed, heavy and wet or dirtpan

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 06:05 PM

...I have a set of Edel wedges with DVR grind on the way, will let you know!
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 06:09 PM

Lots of hype around the SM7 and people seem to like the hi-toe for around the green and bunkers

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 09:31 PM

TM Hi Toe 58* two degrees strong, ordered from Fairway Jockey custom satin grey KBS shaft. Looking forward to what all the hype is about and if it debags my current Mizuno 56-10 S18 sand wedge.
TaylorMade M4 10.5*, Aldila RIP Beta 60S 44.75" 10gram weight, Golf Pride TW BLK, D4
TaylorMade R11 TP 4-17*, Aldila RIP Beta TP 70S 42.25", Golf Pride TW BLK, D4
Mizuno JPX FliHi 3 Hybrid, Nippon Modus Tour 130S, Golf Pride TW WHT, D3
Mizuno JPX900 Forged 4-9 Irons, PX LZ 6.0 SS1X, Golf Pride TW BLK, D3
Mizuno JPX900 Forged PW-GW, PX LZ 5.5, Golf Pride TW BLK, D4
Mizuno S18 Gun Metal 56-10, PX LZ 5.5, Golf Pride TW BLK, D5
SeeMore M1B CS Conti Golf BLK/BLU RST, 30.25", SS Slim 3.0 CounterCore 50gr Midnight BLK/BLU

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 09:55 PM

Ping Glide Stealth

Ping G400 10.5° [Ping Tour 65 S]
Ping 2014 Rapture 13.5° [Ping TFC 949 S]
Ping G400 16.5° [Ping Tour 75 S]
Ping G 19° [Ping Tour 90 S]
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 10:35 PM

Callaway MD4's are almost like cheating.
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Posted 18 May 2018 - 12:36 AM

stuck on my current Miura wedges, though I just added a 60* HiToe to the bag
Taylormade M1 8.5*, Fujikura Speeder Evolution IV 661 shaft
Taylormade Rescue Mid 14* hybrid
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Posted 18 May 2018 - 06:13 AM

I’m really liking the TM Milled Grind Black wedges.
TM 2016 M2 10.5 w/KK Silver 60 Stiff
TM M3 3HL  w/UST V2 7F4
NIKE VR Pro II Hybrid 3 (21) w/PX Graphite 5.5
Mizuno JPX 919 Tour 4-PW w/Modus 120 Stiff

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 09:56 AM

Ping stealth

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 11:23 AM

Hi-Toe is a great wedge. I'm actually surprised just how good they are.

Other than that, Vokey, Mack Daddy 4, Edel are all good options.

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 11:27 AM

Callaway W grind, these have changed my game.  

Perfect for a digger like me with still just enough playability to open it up around the green with 58 and 54 is bested only by Nike toe sweep out of the bunker but is so much better everywhere else it's not even close.

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 11:33 AM

as you can see, everyone has a different answer. Go out and demo a few at your local big box and see what suits your eye/feel.

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 11:36 AM

Ping for wet/fluffy

vokey for everything else
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DR - Z785 Tensei Pro Blue 60
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Posted 23 May 2018 - 12:02 PM

Ping 2.0 Stealth

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 12:13 PM

SM7's are my favorite at address, haven't hit any new wedges yet, though

Edited by smeal818, 23 May 2018 - 12:14 PM.


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Posted 23 May 2018 - 12:31 PM

T7 are crisper feeling than other mp Mizunos, but haven’t found it a problem on the 52*.
The sm7 look pretty nice. JP doesn’t like cb wedges so....
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Posted 23 May 2018 - 12:51 PM

I've got an S18 en-route after my brand OCD got the better of me and I had to have wedges to match my JPX900s.

The CBX is still incredibly good out of bunkers.

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 01:45 PM

 gbartko, on 17 May 2018 - 09:55 PM, said:

Ping Glide Stealth
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Posted 23 May 2018 - 02:59 PM

Same as ever just different stampings and paintfill
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Posted 23 May 2018 - 03:05 PM

And Im a Cleveland guy.....So OP every top brand has been named does that help haha!!

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 03:23 PM

these when I finish hand grinding them ha
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Posted 23 May 2018 - 03:23 PM

Seems like the best wedges are those Artisans that some WRX'ers have gotten customized.

They are gorgeous.
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Titleist TS3 8.5 - Atmos Black Tour Spec 7X
Taylormade M3 15* - Tensei Pro White 80TX
Titleist 718 T-MB 3 Iron - Tensei Pro White 100TX
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Posted 23 May 2018 - 03:32 PM

 Carolina Golfer 2, on 17 May 2018 - 10:35 PM, said:

Callaway MD4's are almost like cheating.

Unless they are Mack Daddy Forged.

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Posted 31 May 2018 - 10:49 AM

Mizuno S18 wedges

I custom ordered a set MP18 ( was told I get free a free wedge so they custom ordered me a Mizzy S18 50)

I mostly played vokey last 10 years, right now I have Miuras...

But probably one the best wedges ive ever played, I seem to hit the right trajectory always which is translated to great distance control.

Didn't take long to know it was the best wedge in my bag and next I ordered the 54 and 60, honestly had no intention of buying mizzy wedges this year since I just picked up the miura on here from fellow member.
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Posted 31 May 2018 - 11:18 AM

Love the glide 2.0 stealth

G400 LST hzrdus yellow
F8 VA Raijin
S55 Accra 110 tour
Glide 2.0 stealth Accra 110 tour
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Posted 31 May 2018 - 06:59 PM

1. Artisan
2. MD Forged
3. SM7
4. MG Milled (RAW)
5. Rotex 2.0
AB TP 10.5*/ DI6X
AB TP 3HL / 757
XTD 19*/ Fubuki Ax
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Posted 01 June 2018 - 09:14 AM

TM Hi Toe
Driver-----Taylormade M3 (8.5*) Aldila NV 2KXV Orange 6X 45"
3W---------Taylormade M3 (16*) Fujikura Atmos Red Tour Spec 7X 43.25"
5W---------Taylormade M3 (19*) Fujikura Atmos Red Tour Spec 7X 42.25"
3i---------Taylormade TP UDI (20.5*) DG X100
Irons------Maltby MMB-17 4-PW Modus 3 125X
Wedges---Cleveland RTX 3 (52/MG) Modus 3 125X / TM Hi Toe (60) Modus 125 Wedge
Putter------Taylormade Spider Tour Black 34" SS Pistor GTR
Golf Ball--TM TP5x/TPx

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Posted 01 June 2018 - 10:11 AM

looking forward to the new glide forged
G400 LST hzrdus yellow
F8 VA Raijin
S55 Accra 110 tour
Glide 2.0 stealth Accra 110 tour
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Posted 01 June 2018 - 12:26 PM

 cz13X4, on 01 June 2018 - 10:11 AM, said:

looking forward to the new glide forged

By far the best looking of the bunch, can't wait.

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Posted 01 June 2018 - 01:06 PM

Not as high-end, but I have been thrilled with the Ben Hogan Equalizers.  Head heavy but great feel and consistency.  Grind & bounce make them very playable and versatile.  Played Hogan TK15 since they came out, love those, too.

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