From Bunker to Birdie: Upgrade your short game with the Best Golf Wedges in 2024

What are the best golf wedges in 2024? Our in-depth test identifies the perfect short-game clubs for your game.

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Your golf bag wouldn’t be complete without them, yet the importance of selecting the best golf wedges often flies under the radar for many players. It’s common for golfers to base their wedge choice solely on aesthetics or stick with a brand that matches their irons. However, the reality is that numerous factors demand consideration.

Navigating through the myriad of shapes, sizes, grooves, bounces, and grinds available in wedges can feel like traversing a minefield. But fear not, as we’re here to simplify the process with our expert buying advice and rigorous testing. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out, our guide caters to golfers of all abilities seeking the ideal wedge for their game.

Our comprehensive testing involved putting 26 of the top golf wedges through their paces on a launch monitor, ensuring the utmost precision in identifying the perfect model for your needs in 2024. Plus, if you’re eyeing a wedge with plenty of loft, delve into our recommendations for the best lob wedges. And if you’re considering upgrading your irons and wedges simultaneously to fine-tune your yardage gaps, don’t miss our evaluation of the top golf irons.

Best golf wedges at a glance:

Best for depth of choice: Titleist Vokey SM10 Golf Wedge | VIEW US OFFER | VIEW UK OFFER

Best for forgiveness: Cleveland CBX 4 Golf Wedge | VIEW US OFFER | VIEW UK OFFER

Best looking: Ping S159 Golf Wedge | VIEW US OFFER | VIEW UK OFFER

Whether it’s executing precise approach shots or delicate greenside pitches, having wedges that complement your irons can significantly elevate your game. Our guide not only highlights standout wedge options but also provides insights into how they integrate with your existing club setup, empowering you to make informed decisions tailored to your playing style and preferences.

Best Golf Wedges: Buying Guide

What lofts should I choose for my wedges?

Choosing lofts can be confusing. We’d recommend a fitting session, as with the help of a launch monitor and fitter you will get a better understanding of the job each wedge performs.

If you insist on going it alone, you won’t go too far wrong by owning a gap wedge (possibly a 46-52° loft) for shorter approaches, a sand wedge (54-56°) with a decent amount of bounce to use primarily from sand, and a lob wedge (58-60°) for short, high lofted, soft landing escape shots around the green.

If you can get a higher-lofted wedge to perform from sand and also do the job of a lob wedge, you get away with needing just two wedges rather than three.

With pitching wedge lofts typically sitting in the mid to low 40s it’s important to understand your lowest iron’s loft. If you updated your irons not too long ago then unaware to you, it may have created a substantial gap in your clubs, which can mean a big difference in yardage. The ideal gap between clubs would be 4°, potentially up to 6° at a push.

How many wedges should I have?

Most golfers will carry between two and four wedges. Four wedges in the bag gives you more options when it comes to shots into and around the green, but not every golfer necessarily needs four wedges. Three wedges is quite a common option and leave extra room for a fairway wood or hybrid at the top of the bag.

The most important thing for you to do is decide where you require the extra clubs. Look at where you have the biggest gaps, is it at the top or bottom end of the bag? Often golfers will not need more than three wedges and they’re a much easier club to sacrifice than a club which will help you hit the ball further like a hybrid.

Should I choose a cavity back or a blade wedge?

The terms ‘cavity back’ and ‘blade’ refer to the shape and design of the clubhead. The designs offer distinctly different characteristics that impact the performance of golfers at varying skill levels. Beginners and high handicappers may benefit from the more forgiving and easier-to-use cavity back in comparison the the more advanced player wanting the precision and workability of a blade.

It’s not always about skill level though. If you play golf at a course that has firm and fast greens you may prefer to go with the blade which is better for controlling spin. Golfers may also opt for the best of both worlds, having low-lofted cavity back wedges and high-lofted bladed wedges to balance forgiveness and precision.

What finish should you get?

When a wedge has completed production it will have a coating or treatment added to the head, this is what’s referred to as the finish. The decision on what finish to choose is mainly personal preference and what suits your eye better.

Be warned, all finishes will wear over time no matter what style you pick. The darker finishes are one of the most popular on the market but over time they can show the worst signs of wear. If you’d like to maintain the color and appearance of your wedges longer, then a chrome or nickel finish would be better.

There is one finish that may help slightly with spin and that is the raw finish. The oxidized club face is likely to create more friction when in contact with the ball. Raw finishes are designed to wear and rust more over time but are certainly a must-avoid if you hate the sight of a rusty clubhead.

How often should you change your wedges?

Changing your wedges is something dependent on a few factors such as how often you play, course condition, groove wear, and your practice habits. Generally, we would recommend golfers look to replace their wedges every 60 to 100 rounds, which for most golfers will give them a two-year life cycle.

Regularly inspecting your wedges for damage and signs of wear along with giving them a good scrub can help the lifetime of a wedge. We would recommend that after 60 rounds or so you should thoroughly inspect your grooves. Ideally, you would test them against a new wedge to see how your spin rate and launch angle have been affected over time.

Best Golf Wedges 2024

I’ve watched as Cleveland’s CBX wedge family has changed the market since they launched in 2017. The whole idea is that club golfers who use cavity back irons should also use cavity back wedges. In my book, that’s sound theory and I love the concept that the CBX family should also be the starting point for club players looking at investing in new wedges, a point I’ve preached since the franchise first launched eight years ago.
 
The CBX 4 is brand new for 2024 and my thinking absolutely hasn’t changed from its predecessor. We don’t suddenly become tour pros’ when pulling a wedge from the bag. So, if you’re looking for maximum wedge efficiency, forgiveness, and consistency you simply have to ask yourself if you can accept cavity back wedges in 2024. If you can the CBX4 is the best money can buy.  
 
As far as test data goes the CBX 4 is a top performer for many reasons. Yes, the model’s beautifully CNC-milled and laser-etched face produced 1.7% more backspin than our test average but much more importantly that spin was consistent. The drop-off between our test pro’s highest and lowest spinning shots was 949 RPM, that is 45.4% tighter than our test average and 3rd best across the entire 20 different 52° wedges we hit this year. Throw in a carry distance drop-off of 9 yards (that’s the longest to shortest shots) from 100 yards out and a shot area smaller than our test average and you soon realize this is a top-performing wedge for numbers.
 
The CBX’s beauty doesn’t just lie in numbers though. This is a seriously good-looking and feeling wedge, it’s beautifully finished and now in its fourth generation, it also feels like the model has blossomed and come of age too. My thinking is many golfers at address won’t be able to spot the differences between its slightly larger head and the tour-level Cleveland RTX 6. The icing on the cake apart from the slightly lower price, is the ton of loft choices, but also the lack of sole grind or bounce options as Cleveland just make this model in the specs best suited to its target audience. A move that takes a ton of hassle and confusion out of buying new wedges.     

Read our full Cleveland CBX 4 wedge review 

Pros

  • Extremely forgiving
  • Brilliant for club golfers who use cavity back irons
  • Sole grind and bounce choices are simplified by loft

Cons

  • Head may be a little large for some
I’ve been testing Vokey wedges for decades and as much as tour pro usage has zero sway in how a product performs it’s really hard to ignore how so many of the very best players in the world chose Vokey even when they’re not paid to play them. From what I’ve seen over the years of testing Vokey wedges, the SM series are rarely the very highest spinning models we hit, they are though always great feeling and very solid across the board, hence why so many top players choose them.
 
It's really hard to say the SM10 is massively better than the previous SM9, I don’t believe they are but if I were spending my own money on new tour-level wedges in 2024 I would absolutely have the SM10’s on my radar. I love the head shapes, they’re so simple and unfussy, with the leading edges being quite straight in the lower lofts and slightly more sculpted in the higher lofts which gives the impression of playability and versatility right where you need it most. I also like the idea that Titleist are comfortable and content with just making really good wedges. Unlike most of the competition, the SM10s don’t come with fancy full-face grooves, modern high-toe shaping, or the promise of a lightweight heel pad removing inefficient mass. In a world where almost every other brand is trying to sell you tech-laden wedges, Vokey are happy just doing what they’ve done for years, which is making a really good standard of wedge with mass market appeal.    
 
Our test data doesn’t highlight the SM10’s as outstanding spreadsheet performers, in fact, a lot of the numbers we created were right on or hovering around our test averages. But I wouldn’t let that get in the way of me buying into Vokey wedges, as in my eyes the SM10’s are some of the best feeling, most desirable, and versatile wedges out there. If you’re spending this sort on money make sure you go and get fitted, and utilize the new Titleist wedge app to determine your ultimate set-up. If you’re looking for a finish recommendation the new matte Nickel is out of this world good.  

Read our full Titleist Vokey SM10 wedge review

Pros

  • The range of options is second to none
  • Your short game benefits from the input of some of the best wedge players in the game.
  • The feel and feedback are superb

Cons

  • If you're buying a set the costs soon rack up
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Thanks to making two cracking families (the Hi-Toe 3 and MG4) TaylorMade always give us a really tough choice to make when it comes to testing wedges. Don’t get me wrong there are some definite benefits to using Hi-Toe wedges (lower flying, higher spinning shots), but you will need to love their shape and be happy using full-face grooves, which from my experience often means they’re not everyone’s cup of tea.
 
If you’re the type of golfer who just wants a brilliant traditionally shaped wedge with a familiar groove pattern, and your game will benefit from a ton of loft, sole grind, and finish options the MG4’s will be right up your street. In my book, if you see the MG4 as a Titleist Vokey SM10 alternative you are thinking exactly along the right lines.
 
From what I’ve seen I can’t say the MG4 will ensure you’ll see no spin difference between wet and dry conditions, as my 2023 Wet Wedge Test highlighted how the model generated 30% less backspin in damp conditions. This however is often the case with many leading wedges.
 
Golfers who love very straight leading-edge wedges though will adore the MG4 lower lofts, they’re just about the straightest I’ve seen. Be prepared for them though to get progressively more rounded as lofts increase.   
 
We all want to know we’re buying the right equipment when we splash the cash and if you’re looking for data to confirm your tour-level wedge choice the MG4’s definitely won’t let you down.
 
The model was one of only three wedges in 2024 to create more than 8000 RPM backspin in the hands of our test pro. With 8003 RPM the MG4 created 4.4% more spin than our test average, which warranted a seriously impressive third-best performance among the 20 models (at 52° test loft) tested. Throw in a smaller/tighter carry distance drop-off and shot area performance than our test averages and you can absolutely understand why the MG4 ranks among my four best performing wedges of 2024.

Read our full TaylorMade MG4 wedge review

Pros

  • The MG4's are beautifully shaped
  • Dropping virtually no spin in wet conditions is a massive plus for shot predictability
  • Expect additional feel over previous generations

Cons

Ping have a lot to shout about when it comes to making top-performing golf equipment for club golfers, but if there’s one category they feel they haven’t quite excelled at over recent years it’s got to be wedges. For 2024 the brand are relaunching itself into the wedge market with a new S159 marquee, and from what I’ve seen their decision is going to pay dividends at retail and out on tour.
 
Throughout their life span, and there were more than four generations, the previous Glide family never quite hit the spot with us here at TG. Even though the company talked up their brilliant Hydrophobic finish tech, which neutralized the effects of damp conditions reducing spin, their blade lengths tended to be a little long and often to my eye looked a little clunky. That’s all changed with the brilliant new S159 in 2024.
 
If your game can justify buying into tour-level wedges the S159s are one of the best-shaped and most desirable wedges I’ve seen this year. Our test numbers are pretty impressive too. With a backspin rating 300 RPM above our test average, the S159 can get approaches zipping across the dancefloor. The model also posted the lowest backspin drop-off of all 20 (52° lofts) wedges hit which means you can expect good shot-to-shot spin consistency and predictability too, which of course will ultimately lead to lower scores.
 
Make sure you take Ping up on the opportunity to get properly fitted as there’s a good selection of sole grinds, lofts, and shaft options to dial into your perfect set-up. 

Read our full Ping S159 wedge review

Pros

  • Very consistent spin numbers
  • Sleek looks
  • Nice feel

Cons

  • Only two finishes are available
  • Less forgiving than some wedges
With Vokey, TaylorMade, and Cleveland shouting so loudly about their wedges, it’s really easy to forget wedge legend Roger Cleveland has loads of input into Callaway’s wedge models. It’s worth remembering the Jaws is very much a tour-level model (Callaway also make the cavity back CB), which means it’s designed from feedback garnered from working with the world's top players. Expect more so than most a very shape leading edge, which for some will be a benefit for nipping shots from the tightest of lies, but remember it’s also much more likely to dig into heavy damp turf too.    
 
I’m a big fan of how the Raw rusts only on the club face. It means the model is anti-glare in bright sunlight, and if you believe rusty faces help grab and grip shots into spinning more (there’s a ton of debate around the subject) you get additional performance and a wedge that doesn’t immediately look old and worn out.
 
With a backspin average of 7408 RPM, the Raw didn’t rip up any trees in terms of stopping power in my 2024 test. However, it did hit shots into an area 57% tighter than our test average, which warranted a third-best dispersion ranking overall. With some seriously good new wedge competition on the market in 2024 the Raw remains a very tidy choice, even if it’s pretty pricey.   

Read our full Callaway JAWS wedge review

Pros

  • No glare in bright sunlight
  • Sharp leading edge is good from tight lie

Cons

  • Could dig in soft conditions
We’ve tested the VWX several times now and this is the second year in a row the model has come out top of the pile for producing the very highest spin numbers. For our test pro the VWX was the only wedge from 20 test samples (52° loft models) to break the 8500K backspin barrier, so I have little doubt Vega are onto something good with this cracking model.
 
Before we get too carried away you will need to put a premium on Japanese forging to warrant buying in, as a set of three will set you back a hefty £747. If you do, expect a very sharp-edged wedge with a slightly higher heel shape from what is an excellent tour-level model. After hitting the 52° from short and longer range I believe the VWX will work best in the hands of reasonably confident short gamers, as the head is pretty compact and less forgiving than some of the competition. With a limited run of lofts make sure your game fits this model perfectly before splashing out.

Pros

  • Incredible spin rate
  • High flight
  • Nice design

Cons

  • Limited options
  • Not the most forgiving
I’m always on the lookout for good value-for-money golf club options and in 2024 the new Tour Edge Wingman fits that bill perfectly in the wedge market. In the UK Tour Edge can only be bought from American Golf, where the company's equipment is much more widely available throughout the USA. The company's focus has always been on bringing to market good performance equipment that’s built using solid, reliable components for reasonable prices, and the Wingman utterly delivers on its brief.
 
I love that the heads have been designed in conjunction with Bernhard Langer and unlike most modern wedges it’s forged not cast. Interestingly Langer likes to see offset in his wedges (a feature Nick Faldo has looked for in his pomp) as he feels it helps encourage hitting down on the ball and promotes keeping the hands ahead of the leading edge, which he believes helps improve consistency.
 
Irrespective of why the Wingman is designed this way there is zero doubt in mind this model represents excellent value for money. To my eye, the constant offset heads, which position the leading edge slightly further back and more in line with the hosel give the impression it’s easy to hit down onto the ball and slip the head under the ball for shorter more delicate approaches. I also loved the impact feel, sound, and feedback too.
 
At 7982 RPM our test data has the Wingman down as our fifth-highest spinning wedge in 2024, the backspin drop-off was also smaller than our test average. So, golfers should expect good shot-to-shot spin consistency out on the golf course. Before you get too carried and order online make sure you take a look at the heads in the real world. The offset does give a slightly different appearance at address, but to me, it’s not distracting at all, which means the Wingman is a steal at $139/£139 in 2024.       

Read our full Tour Edge Wingman wedge review       

Pros

  • These are very keenly priced, but tech-laden forged wedges
  • There's plenty of fitting opportunity to ensure you get the perfect wedge setup for your game
  • I really like the leading-edge shape

Cons

  • You will need to like or accept the offset look

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Cavity back wedges for club golfers have become a really big deal since Cleveland put the concept on the map with their CBX family back in 2017. The S23 is Mizuno’s model that attacks cavity back wedge forgiveness and consistency head-on as thanks to a centralized sweet spot golfers should expect a better feel and greater spin performance.      
 
Our test data completely supports Mizuno’s thinking too. The model was our fourth-highest spinning wedge of 2024 which should at least highlight the S23 as a force to be reckoned with. It wasn’t finished there though. Throw in a tied first for smallest carry distance drop-off (6 yards tied with the Mizuno T24 and More MOD 1) and the tightest shot area of all 20 (52° samples) wedges hit and you’ve got a seriously good performing model on your hands.
 
Before we all go bleary-eyed and gooey for the S23, I do need to point out that at £185 a pop this is one of the most expensive mainstream wedge families you can buy into in 2024. The product is also heading into its second year on the shelf, which says to me it’s a good option, but with the model likely to be replaced towards to the end of 2024 the attractiveness of a £555 three wedge set dims slightly. 
  
Read our full Mizuno S23 wedge review   
Cleveland have a massive pedigree for making great wedges and the RTX 6 is their tour-level offering for 2024. I’ll put my cards on the table and say you’ll struggle to find a better-looking wedge on the market. I love the compact size, the straight leading-edge profile, and the new super aggressive CNC Milled pattern on the toe, which brings full-face groove levels of stopping power to a traditional groove model.
 
Our test data has the ZipCore hovering at 300 RPM above average levels of backspin in 2024, but with so many factors to consider when buying new wedges, it’s worth remembering you should never just pick the highest spinning model. What’s much more important, is having a full range of lofts, bounce or sole grind options, and the ability to choose a finish that suits your eye, as you have to love your wedges if you’re ever going to get the best out of them on the golf course. And options are where Cleveland utterly excel.
 
From 100 yards out our test pro’s shots had a 9-yard drop-off (from longest to shortest) and 4.9-yard left to right dispersion, which gave a shot area 37% tighter dispersion than our test average. In anybody’s book that’s cracking accuracy performance. If you’re happy looking at full-face grooves there’s also a new RTX 6 Full-face model just for you this year, where this standard model now heads into its second year of product cycle.  
 
Read our full Cleveland RTX 6 ZipCore wedge review

Pros

  • Great range of options
  • Very forgiving
  • Supremely accurate

Cons

  • Slightly low spin
Wilson Staff are effectively turning back the clock and going all heritage and timeless classic with their Staff Model franchise, and judging by the expanding line-up the move is reaping some serious rewards.
 
Our test pro thought the Staff Model ZM sat really nicely at address likening the profile to almost having a Mizuno T-type compact high-toe shape about it. Wilson were adamant when I spoke to them that the new ZM grooves turned this new model into a serious spin machine, although they didn’t offer any reasoning on why the ZM grooves were so effective. Unfortunately, the statement wasn’t quite supported by our test results.
 
As lovely, attractive, and desirable as the ZM’s are there’s no covering up the model struggled to better our test averages for any single metric. In my eyes that need not be a deal breaker as buying wedges is all about feel, reliability, and confidence, and the ZM certainly gave our test team those traits in abundance.
 
My gut feeling is as nice as the Staff Model wedges are they are going to be sought out predominantly by Wilson fans and the owners of Wilson forged irons, much more so than golfers just looking for new wedges in 2024. If that’s you I don’t reckon you’ll be disappointed, hence why the model features among my top 10 wedges of 2024.    

Read our full Wilson Staff Model ZM wedge review

Pros

  • The head shapes have dramatically improved over the previous model
  • There's a good selection of loft, bounce, and high-toe options
  • A wedge-specific shaft is an excellent addition.

Cons

  • So long as you're not brand-led the ZM's are incredibly difficult to fault

Best Golf Wedges: FAQs

How often should you change your wedges?

Changing your wedges is something dependent on a few factors such as how often you play, course condition, groove wear, and your practice habits. Generally, we would recommend golfers look to replace their wedges every 60 to 100 rounds, which for most golfers will give them a two-year life cycle.

Regularly inspecting your wedges for damage and signs of wear along with giving them a good scrub can help the lifetime of a wedge. We would recommend that after 60 rounds or so you should thoroughly inspect your grooves. Ideally, you would test them against a new wedge to see how your spin rate and launch angle have been affected over time.

How many wedges should I have?

Most golfers will carry between two and four wedges. Four wedges in the bag gives you more options when it comes to shots into and around the green, but not every golfer necessarily needs four wedges. Three wedges is quite a common option and leaves extra room for a fairway wood or hybrid at the top of the bag.

The most important thing for you to do is decide where you require the extra clubs. Look at where you have the biggest gaps, is it at the top or bottom end of the bag? Often golfers will not need more than three wedges and they’re a much easier club to sacrifice than a club which will help you hit the ball further like a hybrid.

Are raw or plated wedges best for me?

Raw wedges have grown in popularity as brands have figured out a way for just the face to rust over time. An overwhelming majority of tour players use raw wedges, as they believe they offer a slightly better feel and spin.

Rust alone doesn’t make a wedge spin more; the lack of groove edges being covered (rounded) by the plating process can add additional spin and control. It may only make a small difference, but if you’re after ultimate feel and spin performance, raw wedges have the edge.

What wedge bounce, grind is right for me?

As the name would suggest, it’s the area of the club that helps it bounce off the sand or turf without digging in. A collection of different lofts and bounce angles will allow you to play several different shots. If you’re the type of player who wants to explore sole grinds and bounce, seek out a trusted fitter.

The Vokey Design SM10 wedges, for example, come with six different sole grinds plus low, mid, and high-bounce options, so things can go seriously wrong at this hurdle. Generally, there’s a shift to higher bounce wedges, yet many golfers choose lower bounce models that dig aggressively into the turf.   

Do I need different shafts in my wedges to my irons?

On tour, wedges are now regularly fitted with shafts a flex weaker than a player’s irons, as so few shots are hit full-out with a specialty wedge. It makes a lot of sense to think about doing something similar; the idea maximizes feel and stopping power.

With brands such as KBS also now offering four or five different wedge shafts, it’s well worth taking the time to find one that works for you and not just settling for a heavy stock wedge shaft that bears little or no resemblance to your irons.

What’s the most used golf wedge?

This certainly depends on the golfer and their specific game. We’d say that the sand wedge is the club most commonly used at the end of the bag. While the pitching wedge is an essential club in a golfer’s bag and sees frequent use for approach shots from moderate distances, it doesn’t hold the same level of versatility or necessity as the sand wedge in various situations around the golf course.

What’s the easiest golf wedge to hit?

A wedge with a high MOI such as the Callaway CB or Cleveland CBX offer added stability and forgiveness, the cavity-back designs are much easier to hit being similar to an iron.

What are the best wedges to carry?

Though largely a matter of both opinion and skill level, the best golf wedges to ensure you’re carrying are the pitching wedge and the sand wedge. A pitching wedge is great for approach shots from a range of distances right up to the green from the fairway, and a sand wedge is great in various situations around the course, its versatility can get you out of tight spots or get you closer to the hole.

Best Golf Wedges: The Data

Below is the data from our independent testing of the best golf wedges available in 2024. You can read about all the other models that didn’t make our shortlist above in our golf club review pages.

ModelLoftBall SpeedLaunch AngleBackspinBackspin Drop OffHeightDescent AngleCarry DistanceCarry Distance Drop OffShot Area
Vega VWX52°78.8 MPH24.6°8974 RPM (1)1212 RPM18 YDS43.4°94 YDS11 YDS62.7 SQ YDS
Ram Tour Grind52°78.4 MPH24.2°8402 RPM (2)1746 RPM17 YDS42.3°94 YDS15 YDS64.5 SQ YDS
TaylorMade MG452°78.3 MPH25.8°8003 RPM (3)1092 RPM19 YDS43.9°94 YDS8 YDS60.8 SQ YDS
Mizuno S2352°81 MPH26.1°7987 RPM1289 RPM20 YDS45.2°99 YDS6 YDS (T1)23.4 SQ YDS (1)
Tour Edge Wingman52°80.5 MPH25.1°7982 RPM1382 RPM19 YDS43.9°98 YDS12 YDS100.8 SQ YDS
Ping S15952°77.5 MPH24.9°7974 RPM791 (1)18 YDS42.5°93 YDS12 YDS68.4 SQ YDS
Cleveland RTX 652°77.4 MPH26°7911 RPM1791 RPM18 YDS43.7°93 YDS9 YDS44.1 SQ YDS
Sub 70 286 Forged Raw52°77.9 MPH25.5°7820 RPM2339 RPM18 YDS43.3°94 YDS7 YDS58.8 SQ YDS
Cleveland CBX 452°78.4 MPH26.5°7800 RPM949 RPM (3)19 YDS44.6°95 YDS9 YDS53.1 SQ YDS
Bettinardi HLX 5.052°78.5 MPH24.3°7797 RPM2109 RPM17 YDS42.1°95 YDS10 YDS45 SQ YDS
PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy II52°79.2 MPH25.7°7741 RPM2240 RPM19 YDS44°96 YDS10 YDS44 SQ YDS
Titleist Vokey Design SM1052°78.2 MPH26°7653 RPM1926 RPM19 YDS43.9°95 YDS15 YDS139.5 SQ YDS
Vega Alcor52°79.9 MPH25.7°7633 RPM2006 RPM19 YDS44.1°97 YDS9 YDS64.8 SQ YDS
More MOD 152°79.2 MPH25.4°7512 RPM894 RPM (2)19 YDS43.4°96 YDS6 YDS (T1)28.8 SQ YDS (2)
Callaway Jaws Raw52°78.9 MPH26.3°7408 RPM2805 RPM19 YDS44.3°96 YDS7 YDS30.1 SQ YDS (3)
Ping Glide Forged Pro52°78.8 MPH26.2°7165 RPM2246 RPM19 YDS44°96 YDS11 YDS119.9 SQ YDS
Mizuno T2452°76.3 MPH26.2°7059 RPM2131 RPM18 YDS43.1°92 YDS6 YDS (T1)44.4 SQ YDS
Wilson Staff Model ZM52°77.8 MPH26.4°7003 RPM1963 RPM19 YDS43.8°95 YDS13 YDS81.9 SQ YDS
Callaway CB52°78.9 MPH26.1°6856 RPM1672 RPM19 YDS43.7°96 YDS11 YDS90.2 SQ YDS
Inesis 90052°78.8 MPH27.6°6685 RPM2168 RPM20 YDS45.2°97 YDS16 YDS172.8 SQ YDS
Average78.6 MPH25.7°7668 RPM1738 RPM18.7 YDS43.7°95.3 YDS10.2 YDS69.9 SQ YDS

How we tested the best golf wedges

We asked the leading brands to send us their 2024 wedges in our test Pro Neil Wain’s specs.

We created an indoor test lab at Keele Golf Centre to ensure a controlled environment, which meant we could use premium Titleist Pro V1x golf balls and a Foresight GC Quad launch monitor to create the most reliable data possible. We rejected major misses but recorded how shots launched, span, peaked out, and how far they flew in which direction.

See more about how TG tests golf clubs and other equipment.

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About the author

Simon Daddow

Simon Daddow – Today’s Golfer Equipment Editor

Simon Daddow is the Equipment Editor for Today’s Golfer. Having tested and played more than 10,000 clubs in his life, what he doesn’t know about golf clubs isn’t worth knowing.

He’s a specialist in all things metal having spent a large part of his career as a golf club maker and product development manager, and has worked in the golf industry for more than 30 years.

He joined Bauer Media as Equipment Editor in 2006 and has worked for both Today’s Golfer and Golf World. Working alongside our test pro Neil Wain, Simon has made todays-golfer.com the most reliable source for golf club testing.

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