Yonex WS-1

We review ten of the latest wedges and put them through the ultimate test with a Tour pro and Flightscope shot data. Who comes out on top?

Andy Roberts's picture
Andy Roberts and Charlie Lemay
Thu, 4 Jul 2013

Yonex WS-1

Brand: Yonex 
Wedge: WS-1
RRP: £90
Best price: £70
Loft: 52-degree
Lie: 64.5-degree
Bounce: 10-degree
Length: 35.25"
Shaft:
True Temper Dynamic Gold

Summary: Manufactured with the characteristics required by Yonex Tour professionals, the WS-1 features an 8620 mild carbon steel head for maximum spin and distance control. These wedges are also available with graphite shafts so the swing weights will match up with your graphite-shafted irons.

Appearance: A rather bland looking club and a strange round shape compared to a traditional wedge. The finish is also a bit shiny which could be distracting on sunny days. 3

Feel: Springy, pure and soft off the face. It also gave us bucket loads of spin. The milled 8620 carbon steel provides great feel and control off the clubface. Yonex is creating a reputation for themselves for creating clubs with impeccable feel. 8.5

Performance: A nicely weighted club throughout the swing that provides good control. Good high ball flight. Quite a forgiving club as well. 8

Verdict: We're not overly keen on the rounded leading edge as we prefer a squarer, sharper look. The feel is soft and responsive, however, and distance control is consistent. 

Pro verdict: Great feel, possibly the best feeling club in the test, but I'm not a big fan of the rounded appearance. 

Yonex

Average Carry (yards)

Average Spin Rate (rpm)

Andy (7 hcap)

106

7,600

Charlie (12 hcap)

104

7,800

Tom (pro)

117

9,300

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