2018 Gear Guide: Wedges

Scoring clubs this year are your wedges. Better groove and laser-milling technology has led to a crop of ultra-tight wedges in this year's 2018 Gear Guide brought to you by Colorado AvidGolfer!
The 2018 Gear Guide
Arguably the most important clubs in your back to keep not only clean (caked grooves can reduce spin rates by over 50%), but up-to-date, your wedges are used constantly! Here’s our review and recommendations for every type of golfer in this year’s wedge section of the 2018 Gear Guide! If you’re running on two seasons (or *GASP* more), it’s time to get rid of the old ones in your bag and upgrade to improve your game:

Cobra King Black ($120)

Cobra King Black Wedge

Appeal: ★★★★

Drool factor: Thicker face means more mass higher on club, so mis-hits travel further.

Why: It’s larger with variable grooves so it emanates confidence when in the sand or tall greenside grass.

Callaway Mack Daddy 4

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Appeal: ★★★★

Drool factor: Two different types of grooves, depending on the loft, and they have milled ridges for prominent grab.

Why: You want spin? I got your spin right here. (Just ask Phil Mickelson.)

Cleveland CBX

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Appeal: ★★★

Drool factor: Progressive head shapes, so stronger lofts are smaller, higher lofts are larger—and all have perimeter weighting and lighter shafts.

Why: It’s all for more confidence in those scoring shots near the green.

Mizuno T7

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Appeal: ★★★★

Drool factor: Boron-infused carbon steel face gives ridges on grooves longer life for best spin throughout life of club.

Why: Serious players use wedges for full swings more than any other club. These grooves last for high spin throughout their life.

Titleist Vokey Design SM7

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Appeal: ★★★★

Drool factor: With six sole grinds, including the Tour-popular D grind, it helps to get fitted for your most common playing conditions.

Why: It’s No. 1 among pros around the world for a reason, and serious golfers abide.

Wilson Staff PMP Raw

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Appeal: ★★★

Drool factor: Soft carbon steel for feel of memorable Robert Mendralla wedges in years past – Seve’s favorite. Soft ridges between grooves add spin even on soft shots.

Why: Legal square-groove design reduces water and grass infringing contact out of rough.

2018 Gear Guide: Gear Guide

2018 Gear Guide: Fairway Metals + Hybrids

2018 Gear Guide: Irons

2018 Gear Guide: Drivers

2018 Gear Guide: Putters

2018 Gear Guide: Balls

The 2018 Gear Guide appeared in the April issue of Colorado AvidGolfer. View the complete gear guide below:

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