Best Golf Wedges of 2021

Take your short game a long way with these picks for the year’s top golf wedges.

Every golfer enjoys crushing a tee shot down the middle of the fairway or sinking a birdie putt. But to go from tee to green in as few strokes as possible, you’ll need to rely on your trusted wedges. Having the right wedge can help put you in position for an easy tap-in or dig you out of a tough situation. Set your short game up for success with these picks for the best golf wedges of 2021.


Titleist Vokey Design SM8 Wedge

Titleist Vokey Design SM8 Wedge

From the workshop of master craftsman Bob Vokey comes the Titleist Vokey Design SM8 Wedge. The SM8 uses high-density tungsten to push the center of gravity forward from the face. This shift in CG helps to create improved feel and stability, allowing golfers to produce more consistent strikes to hit their target with greater frequency. The SM8 also features Spin Milled grooves to produce maximum spin. Plus, each wedge undergoes a proprietary heat treatment that doubles the durability of the grooves. Reviewers praise the overall look, feel and playability of the SM8, noting how Vokey has found a way to take a classic design and make it even better.

This SM8 is also available in a new women’s version for 2021.

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Callaway JAWS MD5 Wedge

Callaway JAWS MD5 Wedge

Now this is a club that has plenty of features to sink your teeth into. The innovative JAWS groove design features an extremely sharp edge radius that works with Callaway’s Groove-in-Groove technology for maximum grip and spin control. The Callaway MD5 JAWS Wedge also offers increased versatility, with bounce and sole grind combinations that enable playability from the fairway, rough and sand. Loft-optimized weighting and a soft 8620 Carbon Steel construction allow players to experience a satisfying feel with each swing. Reviewers note how they’ve been able to take a bite out of their short game due to the improved accuracy and control this club provides.

The JAWS MD5 wedge is also available in a new women’s version.

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Cleveland RTX ZipCore Wedge

Cleveland RTX ZipCore Satin Wedge

Get ready to start sticking your shots closer to the pin with the Cleveland RTX ZipCore Wedge. ZipCore technology shifts the center of gravity while increasing MOI, resulting in added spin, enhanced control and more consistency. UltiZip Grooves are sharper, deeper and narrower to bite harder and channel more debris. Each Cleveland RTX ZipCore Wedge undergoes a heat treatment process to improve durability and keep your game on fire every round. 

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TaylorMade Hi-Toe RAW Milled Grind Wedge

TaylorMade Hi-Toe RAW Milled Grind Wedge

Two of TaylorMade’s proven technologies come together in a single new design for 2021. The Hi-Toe RAW Milled Grind Wedge combines the full-face scoring lines and expanded toe area of Hi-Toe with RAW Face Technology. The result is a unique wedge made for increased spin, precision and feel on approach shots or around the green. The clubface features ZTP RAW Groove Design with sharper, narrower and deeper grooves so you can find your rhythm with more greenside spin, especially in wet conditions. The Hi-Toe design also creates a higher center of gravity for lower launch and more spin. This leads to better control and spin on full swings, while the larger face area allows you to get more creative with your greenside shots.

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Need a little more help finding the right wedge for you? Learn more about the different types of wedges and how they can benefit your game with our Pro Tips guide on How to Buy Golf Wedges. It’s also important to make sure your clubs are the perfect fit for your swing. Find out Why Custom Golf Clubs are Important and schedule a fitting with a certified fitter at DICK’S Sporting Goods or Golf Galaxy.

Once you’re on the green, you’ll need the right putter to help keep a birdie from turning into a bogey. Avoid those pesky three-putts with our picks for the 10 Best Putters for 2021.