Best Golf Wedge For Mid Handicapper 2024

Find a model that will suit your game and skill level with these wedges coming in at the mid handicapper level.

Best Golf Wedge For Mid Handicapper
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Getting the best golf wedges for your game could see your handicap improve drastically. While many consider the putter to be the most important club in their bag, your wedges are your scoring clubs. They put you in the position to putt and when fully dialled in, they can be a critical weapon that can save countless shots off your score card. If you're a mid-range handicapper looking to get down to single figures, getting the correct wedges for your swing-style can go a long way in helping you do that. 

For that reason, we've listed below some of the best wedges for mid-range handicappers that can help with game improvement. These wedges generally boast a variety of features but are all forgiving, provide excellent spin and help golfers get out of tricky situations around the course. This guide will also walk you through what you should look out for when purchasing a new wedge, but we also recommend you read our post on what to consider when buying a wedge, where we go into more detail on bounce, grind and loft.  

There is plenty of choice for mid-range handicappers when it comes to picking the best golf wedges for you. But why not also use our guides on the best wedges for forgiveness and the best wedges for chipping  to help you make your decision more informed. 

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Best Golf Wedge For Mid Handicapper

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Titleist Vokey SM10 Wedge

Titleist Vokey SM10 Wedge Review

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A market leader from generation to generation

Specifications

Lofts: 46°-62°
Grinds: 6 (F, S, M, K, L, D)
Finishes: 3 (Chrome, Matte Black, Nickel)

Reasons to buy

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Improved spin performance
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Lower launch for more control
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25 lie, loft and bounce combinations

Reasons to avoid

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Raw finish is no longer a standard offering

Titleist has designed the new SM10 wedge to build on the well-earned reputation of being considered the best wedge and continue to be the most used wedges in professional golf. The previous SM9 definitely fit into that category as well so how have they improved it? 

Well the aesthetics of the SM10s have changed very little at first glance, but there are a few subtle differences. For example it features progressive shaping which means the stronger lofted wedges are a little smaller and feature a straighter leading edge, whereas the higher lofted wedges are larger and slightly more curved.  

While the Vokey SM10 wedges offer only minor changes cosmetically, under the hood Bob Vokey and the engineers at Titleist have been hard at work to make these the best performing wedges they have ever created. They have been designed to fly slightly lower, spin more and have improved feel over SM9. In our testing this was confirmed as the SM10 did indeed fly lower and spin more than its predecessor.

TaylorMade Hi-Toe 3 Wedge

TaylorMade Hi-Toe 3 Wedges resting on the green

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One of the best clubs on the market for the spin control it offers

Specifications

Lofts : 50º-60º
Grinds: 3 (Standard, Low, High)
Finishes: 1 (Aged copper)

Reasons to buy

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High level of spin control
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Incredible looks from every angle
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Ample versatility from the four-way cambered sole

Reasons to avoid

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Only one bounce option available in the low and mid lofts

Perhaps one of the best wedges on the market right now, the TaylorMade Hi-Toe 3 wedge is the third generation Hi-Toe club and expands on the consistency and spin on offer in this excellent range. Its design follows on from the TaylorMade Hi-Toe Big Foot and the TaylorMade Hi-Toe Raw and it really moves the user experience to another level. 

On first impressions, this wedge really does look stunning. We love the rusted copper look that will blend in with the Raw face as it rusts over time and you'll notice the face that comes with raised micro-ribs that adds to the spin traction you can put on the ball. These are some of the best lob wedges we've played with, and thanks to their higher full-faced grooves, you'll be able to take advantage of the extra forgiveness and spin on off-center strikes. 

On shorter shots, you can feel the four-way cambered sole interact with the ground and that delivers a lot of bounce and forgiveness, without the leading edge sitting too high off the ground on square-faced shots. That makes it one of the most versatile wedges out there and is an excellent option if you're looking to play a variety of shots. 

Cobra Snakebite 2023 Wedge

Cobra Snakebite 2023 Wedge being held aloft on the golf course

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A soft feeling wedge that offers fantastic versatility

Specifications

Lofts: 48º-60º
Grinds: 3 (Versatile; Widelow; Classic)
Finishes: 2 (Satin Steel; Matte Black)

Reasons to buy

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Soft feel 
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High spin from range of lies 
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Classic simplistic design 
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Good bounce and grind options

Reasons to avoid

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You'll sometimes get glare from the satin finish

One exciting club to drop in 2023 was the Cobra Snakebite 2023 Wedge a stunning option that boasts a cool satin chrome finish that will suit the eye of many players. While Cobra may not necessarily be the first brand you think of when looking to buy one of the best golf wedges, we really loved playing with this golf club that offers tons of performance in wet and dry conditions. That made this a real winner when we took it out on the course for a couple of testing sessions. 

It offered us a lot of spin. That is down to the CNC-milled grooves which are both sharp and have great volume. Mid handicap golfers will benefit from having a lot of traction on their wedges and in this model, you'll really enjoy the high lofts and ball flights you can generate with this club's forgiving face. While some may not be big fans of the full-face grooves on the Snakebite, we found them to be really useful when playing shots from the sand and from thicker lies. Distance control here was impressive too and we think these clubs would also match up to the performance on offer in some of the best gap wedges on the market.

Cleveland CBX 4 Zipcore Wedge

Cleveland CBX 4 Zipcore Wedge Review

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A superb performing wedge that offers plenty of forgiveness

Specifications

Lofts: 44°-60°
Grinds: 3 (V, S and C)
Finishes: 1 (Chrome)

Reasons to buy

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Great feel on fuller shots
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Generous amounts of spin
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Wide sole helps with strike consistency

Reasons to avoid

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Larger head size may put some better players off

Next up we have the CBX 4 Zipcore from Cleveland. These wedges are definitely suited to mid handicappers and in fact a wide range of abilities too. Due to the size and feel of the head we think higher handicappers will reap rewards in their short games, whilst lower handicap players looking for more assistance around the greens could benefit from the spin performance on offer.

The CBX 4 Zipcore wedges feature the same technology found in some of the best Cleveland wedges. Chief among which is the Zipcore technology which allows for a heavier steel in the hosel to be replaced with a lightweight but strong vibration dampening material. The weight saved from the heel is then redistributed across the toe and higher on the face which improves MOI and gives optimum CG placement. As a result they are very forgiving with mishits barely punished during our testing, and yet the cavity back design also felt great off the face.

We think this is due to a vibration dampening insert on the back of the head which we thought still offered enough feel and feedback for better players around the greens.

Ping S159 Wedge

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A forgiving, versatile wedge that offers excellent spin control

Specifications

Lofts: 46°-60°
Grinds: 6 (SS, WS, TS, Eye2)
Finishes: 2 (Chrome, Black)

Reasons to buy

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Premium looks
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Produces extremely high levels of greenside spin
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Mid-sized head will inspire confidence for those who need it

Reasons to avoid

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Clean look could limit shelf appeal for some

Following on from the Glide 4.0 and Glide Forged models, Ping has now released the S159 wedges, which are targeted at mid-low handicap players, as well as good ball-strikers who want a classic looking wedge, with some technology thrown in.

It is no exaggeration that these wedges blew our socks off in testing. Shots had a really consistent, mid-high trajectory, which allowed us to attack pins and be really aggressive on full shots. Spin around the greens, especially on pitch and chip shots, was excellent, and the feel from the face, particularly with fuller shots, was soft. Additionally, despite a vibration dampening slot placed on the back of the head, these wedges offered plenty of feedback.  

Ping have created the WebFit Wedge App which allows golfers to complete a questionnaire online (it takes less than two minutes) about their wedge game. Based on the answers the app will provide one or two grind options that will suit your game best so you know that you are playing the right grind and bounce options for your game, while avoiding the need to pay for a custom fitting!

MacGregor V Foil Wide Sole Sand Wedge

MacGregor V Foil Wide Sole Sand Wedge revealing its very cool sole grind5 Stars

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Excellent for those who struggle with chipping

Specifications

Lofts: 66º
Grinds: 1 (Extra wide autoglide sole)
Finishes: 1 (Steel)

Reasons to buy

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Helps to reduce fat and thin chips
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Promotes straighter shots
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Confidence-inducing

Reasons to avoid

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Right hand only

Marketed towards players who see chipping as a weakness in their game, this club is a great way to help improve consistency and eradicate both thin and fat shots. It features a wide sole that is designed to reduce the amount of dig into the turf. That helps the clubs instead glide over the grass and strike fluidly, with loft, through the golf ball. The club also only comes in a 66º loft, which helps to get the ball into the air and clear the lips of bunkers. 

Another advantage of the club's wide sole is that it prevents turning the club over, which keeps the face open and allows players to hit straighter, more accurate shots while adding more spin onto the ball. It also features grooves across its full face and that helps to keep miss-hit shots on line. While it is not designed for every golfer, it is an excellent piece of equipment for players who struggle with chipping or lack confidence when doing so. If you're a mid-handicapper in the market for one of the best lob wedges and are looking for a club that can give you a little more confidence from less than 100 yards out, then the MacGregor might be the right club for you. 

Callaway Jaws Mack Daddy 5 Wedge

Callaway Jaws Mack Daddy 5 Wedge revealing its blue weight design

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One of the best-feeling wedges on this list

Specifications

Lofts: 46-64
Grinds: 5 (S, W, C, X, L-W)
Finishes: 3 (Platinum Chrome, Tour Grey, Custom)

Reasons to buy

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Wide variety of loft and sole grind options
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Both finishes bolster the premium appeal
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High level of spin
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A soft feel

Reasons to avoid

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Some may prefer a straighter, longer leading edge for easier alignment

Not only is the Jaws MD5 one of the best gap wedges out there, but we  believe that you’ll struggle to find a better all-around wedge offering because it has no obvious weakness. The MD5's really excel at creating spin on longer pitch shots and full shots where the extra speed can generate backspin in excess of 11,000rpm in some cases. That makes it one of the best gap wedges to use from over 100 yards out giving you more precision and control over the shots you're hitting.

Everyone will enjoy that buttery soft feel on all lengths of shot, which is down to the mild carbon steel used to create the club heads on these wedges. The muscleback design and the soft and tacky Lamkin UTX grip also add to the quality on offer here, with this club coming with a premium finish. It also features the classic circular weights on its back that Callaway Jaws wedges have boasted for some time. 

PXG Sugar Daddy II Wedge

Two stunning PXG Sugar Daddy II Wedges resting on the fairway in two different finishes

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A very forgiving club that comes in two very cool finishes

Specifications

Lofts: 50°-62°
Grinds: 2 (C, BP)
Finishes: 2 (Chrome, Xtreme Dark)

Reasons to buy

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Extremely forgiving
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Unique levels of adjustability 
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Well balanced

Reasons to avoid

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High-toe design won't suit some

The visuals of this wedge are striking thanks to a weight that's been added at the back of the head as well as the introduction of full-face grooves and a high-toe design. Believe it or not, all that was done after PXG received feedback from its tour staff. One of the first things we noticed was the balance on offer. It is one of the best PXG clubs on the market and makes playing all lengths of shot very easy. 

In addition, there is a new bounce and grind option for 2022, meaning golfers have more options to tailor the set-up to their unique delivery and turf conditions. For us, that meant switching into the higher 13-degree bounce model. Although the high-toe design wasn't to our liking aesthetically, it worked to make this one of the most forgiving wedges we've ever tested. When pitching and hitting full shots, controlling the flight was more simple than usual, while the spin was comparable to anything on the market. It also comes in two finishes: Chrome and Xtreme Dark, which is a really nice addition.

Mizuno T24 Wedge