These clubs are fusion-hybrids; not a crossbreeding of woods and irons as are the Taylor Made Rescues, but instead, a they are a cross between woods and wedges – just as the name implies. The company’s promotional slogan is “A marriage made in golf heaven – You may now kiss your club.” Guess what? They’re right. These sweethearts really work. When hit properly, they produce exceedingly loveable results.
Even those of us who play our irons well have enjoyed hitting the Wedgewood’s immensely. The shots soar beautifully high before nose-diving down to the target. From deep rough, the funny, rounded faces hold true with minimum deflection or twisting. Accuracy is good throughout, but only after the golfer learns to align with the rectangular logo medallion on top of the head. The high, nosed, oval faces will confuse those who do not do this. Fortunately, the logo functions as a strong alignment aid.
The one exception to the consensus opinion came from a mid handicapper who routinely hits his irons (and woods) on the thin side. He tries to pick balls clean without leaving divots. The pointed bottoms to the face made these thin hits only marginally successful for him. He found little of the pleasant feel and soaring trajectories experienced by the others. It was apparent early on the he was suited to the Wedgewood’s. Other hitters found that, along similar lines, the Wedgewood’s made better and sweeter contact from plush lies at a higher rate than they did from tight lies and hardpan.
Few low and mid-low handicappers are going to want to switch away from their irons, but more than a few may want to consider carrying a single Wedgewood as a “go-to” and trouble club. They are almost as easy to hit as the now popular Rescue-style fusion clubs. All but one of our testers, aged 16 to 76, have had very good results with the Wedgewood’s. Few clubs have ever produced a trajectory so ideal for approach shots. Ball marks on the green are frequent and deep. Be forewarned, though, these diggers take heavy divots thanks to the sharp, rounded nose on the leading edge. This will be a real boon for those who hit their irons thin and are unable to get enough height on their approach shots. Those who already take deep divots may be put off by this tendency to leave deep trenches behind on the fairway. If the designers had made the leading edges flatter, the Wedgewood’s would not be so effective from the rough, however.
Our only real complaint is that the entire line is comprised of just four clubs. They are designed to cover 100 – 160 yards to 140 – 200 yards depending upon player ability. Those gap ratios are too wide for those who would like to completely eliminate irons from their bags – and there are quite a few golfers who would like to do just that. Hopefully, with time, Wedgewood will add a couple more lofts to the arsenal.
Fit, finish and attractiveness are all top-notch. Big thumbs up almost all-around so far for the Wedgewood’s – but only for those who really don’t like their irons. Stronger hitters will definitely want a stiff shaft, however. Control with the regular flex stays constant only with relatively easy, smooth swings. Clubs are available through WedgewoodGolf.com and come with a 30-day, money-back, satisfaction guarantee.