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Conforming Wedges

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Hi folks...I am attempting to replace my old wedges with new conforming wedges and would like some help. Several years ago I had TT Lite shafts put in TA3 AW and SW and have loved them. I would like to play with conforming wedges as I have already updated my irons....I am aware of the 2024 rules on conforming etc but I want to be conforming none the less....I am having a terrible time replacing these wedges as most companies do not make a sandwedge in a forged club and particularly not a cavity back like the TA3, Does anyone know of a wedge that conforms and is similar to the TA3? Thanks

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Go Vokey. They are cast now but feel just like my forged Cleveland 900s. SM4 is a great wedge. Hard to go wrong with them. Btw I really disliked the new Cleveland 588.
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Willie M likes Vokeys, but not the Cleveland 588 wedges. To each his own, I'm the other way around.

The Cle 588s and the new Callaway Forged both worked well at a spring demo day.

  • Cle 588 has a 54* lofted wedge with 8, 12, and 14 bounce options, and a 56* lofted wedge with 10, 14 and 16 bounce options. I tried 56.14 and 56.16, and found I could drop the wedge sharply onto ball without hanging up in the turf, and ball took off very high and spinny. (There's also a Raw Tour Grind version with 8* bounce and a dynamic, multi-level sole).
  • Callaway Forged has a 54* and 56* version with 11* bounce each on a C-grind sole. Despite lower rated bounce, the ball really jumped with this club too. PWs and GWs also had a smooth feel.

Also... If you would consider a non-forged wedge with a smooth feel, consider the Cle CG14 w/ Tour Zip Grooves. This is a second-wave version manufactured with conforming grooves that came out after the rules change. The TZ version has a black gelback insert rather than the gold insert in the originals. Insert really makes for a soft-feeling shot.

If you can find them - shops either have a couple or several dozen - they cost about $80 each now and are solid wedges. (I play the original CG14s)

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Thanks guys...I will give both a look....

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I would recommend trying out the Tour-S Rustique Ping wedges. I have them and love the feel, it's made of a softer metal than usual. They also get nice spin, so long as you keep them clean. Whenever I let my grooves get dirty I'll have the problem of my ball staying in its mark on soft greens, which IMO affects the way your ball starts rolling even after you repair it.

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I have narrowed search to adams wedges to replace the TA3 form forged GW and SW.....Now trying to decide on CB1, CB2, CB3 or the CMB. Do not want a large head and these are not readily available for me to view. I remember seeing these in a golf shop when they first came out and I remember thinking that I liked the look of the gap and Pwedge.  Can someone help me please on the sizes of each. Thinking the CB2 is the best choice but again do not want the size of the head to overshadow the ball. Can get good price on ebay on the CB2.

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Originally Posted by Willie Malay

Go Vokey. They are cast now but feel just like my forged Cleveland 900s. SM4 is a great wedge. Hard to go wrong with them. Btw I really disliked the new Cleveland 588.

I would have said Vokeys too. A good match for TA3 irons, so probably a good replacement for TA3 wedges.

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Just like a cavity back in those two wedges.....I know the vokeys are excellant but for my game would like to stay with cavity backs. Thanks for your recommendation....

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Originally Posted by Hogfan

Just like a cavity back in those two wedges.....I know the vokeys are excellant but for my game would like to stay with cavity backs. Thanks for your recommendation....

I missed that part. Can't say I've seen a forged cavity back wedge lately. Maybe an off brand or PING?

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Originally Posted by sean_miller

I missed that part. Can't say I've seen a forged cavity back wedge lately. Maybe an off brand or PING?

I love my new wedges (Ping Tour with the "gorge" grooves) ... but they are cast.  If you want forged, it appears as though you have to go with the Anser wedges.

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I have both the ping tour wedge and the sm4, I am happy with both but I would have to say that I like the ping a little bit more. I am also currently looking at the mizzy MP T4 wedges, but if u want a cavity back forged wedge I think the new 588 RTX wedges have a cavity back version
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