TaylorMade have expanded its Hi-Toe wedge family with more sole, bounce and loft options.
TaylorMade launched the Milled Grind Hi-Toe wedge at the beginning of this season and sure enough they went down a storm on tour with the likes of Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm and Justin Rose adopting them as a staple in their bags this term.
I was also a huge fan of the Hi-Toe wedge and the 60 went straight into my bag. The V shaped leading edge was very versatile and felt so good from tight lies and thick rough. I loved how the leading edge sat so flush to the turf and it really gave me confidence to be aggressive around the greens, no matter what lie was presented to me.
The only issue I had with the Hi-Toe was the lack of options to kit out the bottom half of my bag as they were only available from 58˚-64˚. That said, it’s no surprise that TaylorMade have now extended the line to include 50˚, 52˚, 54˚ and 56˚ options.
The Hi-Toe theory is that it moves the centre of gravity higher for lower launch and more spin. The higher lofted wedges (56˚-64˚) have what TaylorMade refer to as ‘full-face scoring lines’ meaning that the grooves cover the entire face, right to the tip of the toe which helps with better contact when playing out of the thick rough and bunkers.
The new models from 50˚-54˚ will have ‘traditional’ scoring lines but the key technology throughout the Hi-Toe range comes in the sole grind options.
TaylorMade have introduced three different grinds across the Hi-Toe family with a standard sole on the 50˚-54˚, a four-way wide sole on the 56˚ while the 58˚, 60˚ and 64˚ have the familiar channel-cut ATV mid-sole with two different bounce options.
Whilst the Hi-Toe may seem like it has been designed for their Tour players, it’s actually quite a forgiving wedge thanks to the more rounded leading edge. So, if you’re the type of golfer who struggles to get the right contact with those demanding short shorts, then this could well be the wedge for you.
Hi-Toe wedges are available now for an RRP of €169 with stock shafts offerings as follows:
KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 115g (58°, 60°, 64°)
KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 120g (50°, 52°, 54°, 56°)