Nike Engage wedge review

Nike Engage wedge review by Golf Monthly

Nike Engage Wedges
Nike Engage Wedges
Golf Monthly Verdict

With the three grinds and multiple loft options combined with the excellent generation of spin on short game shots, the Nike wedges are the total package when it comes to mastering the scoring shots and are well worth a try

Reasons to buy
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    These wedges offer superb stopping power and versatility as well as a pleasing shape and square leading edge

Reasons to avoid
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    Whether the raw finish wears significantly will only become apparent as the wedges are used over time

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The Golf Monthly Test team's Nike Engage wedge review, a model that comes in three sole grinds and a raw finish to boost versatility and greenside spin

Nike Engage wedge review

Key technology Debuted by Rory McIlroy at the start of the year, the Engage wedges feature the same modern-muscle design used in the Nike Vapor iron range, which shifts the centre of gravity towards the centre of the clubface to aid stability and offer consistent turf interaction. They come in three different grind options – Dual Sole, Square Sole and second generation Toe Sweep. Precision-milled X3X grooves help impart maximum spin. The finish is authentic and raw to reduce glare and increase surface roughness, which improves spin and control.

Will suit Golfers seeking versatility from their higher-lofted wedges as well as tour-level feel and control around the green.

Specs Lofts range from 50-60°. True Temper Dynamic Gold shafts and Golf Pride tour Velvet grips come as standard.

Nike Engage wedge inset

GM verdict A very impressive offering for under £100, the Nike Engage wedges have a host of stand-out features. The raw finish creates a distinctive look, minimising glare from the sun but also increasing the level of control. A lower ball flight and noticeable bite and then gentle release on chips and long pitch shots was reassuring.

The very square leading edge will also suit the eye of the majority of golfers, helping to align the face on shots where accuracy is so important. The Dual Sole grind is the most versatile, allowing golfers to play a wide variety of shots, including both open-faced and full shots, while the Toe Sweep grind is a game changer from bunkers – it will help those players who are very steep and take too much sand glide the club under the ball without losing speed to get it out.

 

Joel Tadman
Technical Editor

Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.


One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 87 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 3.3.


Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: TaylorMade P770, 4-7 iron, TaylorMade P7MC 8-PW 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 50°, 54° and a Titleist Vokey SM9 60° lob wedge 

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2021 Titleist Pro V1x