Golfmagic’s Hottest of 2012: Wedges

Here are six top-of-the-range wedges that will aid your scrambling stats in 2012


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Cleveland Golf 588
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No matter how good you get at this finicky game, on occasion, the course will win and you'll find yourself in the deep rough, off the green or in the sand. And in my case of late, the car park.

On these occasions, your wedges can rise to the occasion and often help you turn an unfortunate result into a quick stroke saver.

That's not to say wedges are just for shots outside the fairway. They're equally critical on the fairway, as well. It’s the wedge that will help you shoot lower scores around the green and make up for any mistakes you may have made with other clubs.

And the better you get with your wedges, the more your putter will appreciate it. So without further ado, let's assess some of our favourite wedges for this season...

Cleveland Golf 588

We've made our feelings well and truly known about the new Cleveland Golf 588 wedge here at Golfmagic Towers. Timeless beauty, versatile design and confidence-inspiring are just three phrases we’ve labelled it.

The popular 588 Forged wedge maintains the Tour-proven shape of its predecessor with a series of technological breakthroughs to provide even greater performance.

Each wedge, says Cleveland Golf, is Precision Forged from 1025 carbon steel for incredibly soft, solid feel and features Tour Zip Grooves and Laser Milled technology to maximise spin in accordance with USGA and R&A regulations.

Available at RRP £119 in Satin finish in both 52 (8-degree bounce) and 56 (14-degree bounce), and Chrome finish from 46-degree through to 60-degree in low (one dot), standard (two dot) and high bounce (three dot) options.

Customers who purchase the 588 wedge between April through May will receive a free lesson.

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Have to say, the Cobra Trusty Rusty hasn't left my bag since I put it in there a few months back.

Which wedges are you using this year?

Posted: 16/03/2012 at 15:48

Currently using Mizuno MPT wedges, but hopefully going to test-drive some of the Ping Tour S's next month

Posted: 16/03/2012 at 16:02

Still using my Mizuno MX wedges although I have been using my old Progen wedges over the winter.

Posted: 16/03/2012 at 16:14

The same ones I used last year (& this winter)

Posted: 16/03/2012 at 20:57

funny enough, was just looking at the new Mizuno MP-R wedges with quad cut grooves, only £160 a pair , my original MP-r's are now about 3 year old now and a bit worn, even after using a groove sharpener.

Posted: 16/03/2012 at 21:22

Cleveland CG15s again.....

Will be the oldest clubs in my bag this year.

Posted: 16/03/2012 at 21:23

you need some new ones for the new season, leave the CG15's for the winter

Posted: 16/03/2012 at 21:34

Scotty Pro Platinum wrote (see)

you need some new ones for the new season, leave the CG15's for the winter

Nope. Barely play winter golf, my only concern is that the i20s fly further than my MX25s did, so there's more of a yardage gap from my 46° PW to my CG 52° than in my previous set.

I am trying to resist temptation as last year was new driver, 4wood, hybrid, bag, this year has been new 3 wood, irons & putter, and Galvins still to be bought. Don't need three new wedges in the equation too

Posted: 17/03/2012 at 07:45

Nike VR Forged (first model) still plenty of spin left in these bad boys.

Posted: 17/03/2012 at 22:03

I have the standard PW from the R9 set, a Progen lob wedge and a Cleveland 588 SW (which I won here!). The last one is so very good, I'm half tempted to buy the PW and a Gap Wedge. The 588 is a truly lovely wedge. I'll be reviewing it after another month's use.

Posted: 17/03/2012 at 22:03

To be honest most of the wedges in the last 2 years are a step bck if your looking for spin, the old ones with channels for grooves help you much more. So all these wedges are technically worse than what most people will have in there bag. And I struggle to see why any are so much more exspensive than they were last year?!

FWIW i've got nike wedges because the titleist and cleveland wedges i had were bleeding useless... its probably just a mentak thing...

Posted: 18/03/2012 at 17:28

I will be buying the TM wedges this year if they are any good 

Posted: 18/03/2012 at 17:38

Ivan.....Give it a few weeks and TM will announce a breakthrough in wedge technology, release some new wedges, laugh all the way to the bank with their fanboys' money and you will get the ATV at a bargain price

Posted: 20/03/2012 at 21:10

I got a pair of Eidolons to play with.

Posted: 21/03/2012 at 08:12

Nike VR Forged, great wedges

Posted: 21/03/2012 at 09:36

Just bought a 60 degree MP-R 12 I couldn't resist it

Posted: 21/03/2012 at 10:20


Which brand makes the best game improvement irons?
Callaway (57%)
Cobra (7%)
Mizuno (21%)
Nike (0%)
PING (14%)
TaylorMade (0%)
Other (0%)