When you're in the scoring zone, you must make the most of the opportunities that come your way. Of course, you'll need to spend time working on your technique; however, a shiny new set of wedges could also help you get up-and-down far more often.
After our recent articles on the best drivers and best game-improvement irons for 2021, we're moving through the bag, and now look at some high-performing wedge options to help you save shots from 100 yards and in.
Check out 5 of the very best wedges for 2021 below.
Cleveland CBX 2
A cavity back wedge with a low and deep centre of gravity, the CBX 2 is a perfect pick. For any golfer looking for a mix of feel and forgiveness, this is one of the best golf wedges in 2021.
The CBX 2 can provide impressive spin on both full swings and shots around the green, while the wide v-shaped sole makes them ideal for bunker shots and helps eliminate the chance of fat and thin shots from the fringe and further out.
Perhaps they appeal more to mid-high handicappers than single-digit golfers, but they are undoubtedly one of the most-forgiving wedge options available today.
Callaway Jaws MD5
For more spin, better feel, and outstanding power, the JAWS Mack Daddy 5 offers an exciting revolutionary concept for the amateur golfer. Although the sharp edges mean that accurate ball-striking is an absolute must to avoid those dreaded fat and thin shots, mid-low handicappers can unlock their awesome shot-making ability.
The body is made of carbon steel and has a sleek clubhead for improved speed, while the JAWS groove system allows golfers to produce incredible spin rates from any angle.
TaylorMade Hi-Toe RAW / RAW Big Foot
If you're a fan of TaylorMade's hugely successful 'Hi-Toe' wedges, you'll be glad to know that they have been upgraded for 2021. They now boast a refined Hi-Toe concept while integrating a patented RAW Face Technology.
RAW, which we first saw in the Milled Grind 2 wedges, is intended to rust over time in order to retain consistent spin throughout the wedge's life, while the tech also excels in wet conditions.
The Big Foot option has a wider sole for added forgiveness if you're a golfer who struggles with contact.
Titleist Vokey SM8
The SM8s are a great tour-level wedge, as you'd imagine from Titleist Vokey, and for the first time, they come with enhanced forgiveness thanks to tungsten toe weights that raise MOI forgiveness by up to 7%.
The wide range of grinds and lofts available provide the flexibility and versatility required to cover any shot, from any lie, in any situation. If you plan on using tour-level wedges in 2021, the SM8s should be on bang your radar.
Cleveland RTX ZipCore
A second wedge in the top 5 for Cleveland Golf, the RTX ZipCore may appear to be a traditional wedge, but it has one of the most modern designs available on the market today. Instead of using conventional one-piece construction, the ZipCore uses a new low-density material that is four times lighter than the steel it replaces within the lower hosel, collar, and sole section.
The RTX ZipCore wedges surely look the part and are surprising forgiving at the same time. With many loft and grind options, they can get you 'zipping' the golf ball closer to the hole far more often.