Drivers get the glory. Wedges, however, do the dirty work that not only can set up birdies but also help golfers get out of trouble and save strokes.
Finding the ideal wedge may seem like a daunting task because there are so many factors to consider, including loft combinations, bounce and how a club’s finish and design suits your eye.
Take heart, because there has never been a greater variety of well-made, versatile wedges available to recreational golfers. A good custom fitter can help you understand which clubs are ideally suited to your swing, the playing conditions you face most often and the short-game shots you play.
Here are 10 wedges you might want to consider, along with two designed to help higher-handicap players with specific needs.