The importance of nice wedges in amateur golf flies under the radar a bit. Many weekend warriors complain about not getting enough spin around the greens, hopelessly watching their chip shots run 10, 20, or 30 feet beyond the hole.
To be honest, the bad result may not be your fault.
If your wedges are starting to get wear marks, or if they’re approaching 5, 6, or 7 years old, it’s time to get some new wedges in your bag.
And because they can be expensive — new releases can get close to $200 per club — we’ve searched the internet for the best deals you can find on wedges from brands like Cleveland, Callaway, TaylorMade and more.
If you’re interested in saving more money throughout your bag, check out our recently released affordable drivers list.
Price: $129 (down from $199)
Why you’ll love it: The Glide 4.0 from Ping is available in six different lofts — 50, 52, 54, 56, 58 and 60 — four different bounces — 6, 10, 12 and 14 degrees — and three different grinds — S, T and W.
Shop PING Glide 4.0
Why you’ll love it: Callaway wedges are as good as they get and the JAWS MD5 is no different. Produce loads of spin around the greens and stick your shots from 120 yards and in with this bad boy.
Shop Callaway JAWS MD5
Price: $119.99 (down from $139.99)
Why you’ll love it: Cleveland makes some of the best wedges on the market and at this price, the RTX-4 is tough to beat. It comes in six different lofts and two different bounces.
Shop Cleveland RTX-4
Price: $79.99 (down from $99.99)
Why you’ll love it: Just like the Top Flite (see below), the 845 from Tommy Armour is a great choice if you’re just getting into golf. It comes in five different lofts and two different bounces.
Shop Tommy Armour 845
Price: $129.99 (down from $179.99)
Why you’ll love it: When TaylorMade released its MG Hi-Toe RAW wedge, it was one of the most popular clubs on the market. Now that it’s a few years old, you can get it at a great price.
Shop TM MG Hi-Toe RAW
Price: $119.98 (down from $159.99)
Why you’ll love it: It’s tough to beat the look of a copper wedge and the T22 Copper wedge from Mizuno will look fantastic in your bag and in your hands when you’re trying to get up and down.
Shop Mizuno T22 Copper
Why you’ll love it: If you’re just getting into golf, the Gamer Wedge from Top Flite is the perfect option for you. It’s not going to break the bank and it’ll get the job done. Plus, for a limited time at DICK’S Sporting Goods, you can buy one and get another for 50 percent off.
Shop Top Flite Gamer
Why you’ll love it: The Milled Grind wedges from TaylorMade were released a few years ago, but they’re still a premium wedge. The original TaylorMade MG is available in five different lofts.
Shop TM Milled Grind Chrome
Why you’ll love it: The Smart Sole 4 from Cleveland not only looks great, but it comes in two different lofts — 50 and 58 — and is equipped with a graphite shaft.
Shop Cleveland Smart Sole 4