Finding a great golf wedge can change your short game.
Mid handicappers do not hit every green, and because of that, it’s important to have a club that you trust to help you get the ball back on the green and be able to one putt.
Golf wedges for mid handicappers come in many different styles, lofts, and grinds.
Let’s take a look at ten of the best wedges for mid handicappers.
We made sure to include an option for all price ranges.
Top 10 Best Wedges For Mid Handicappers
1. Callaway Mack Daddy 5 Jaws
- 8620 Mild Carbon Steel
- New grind options, including W and C Grinds
- Graphite and Steel shaft options
The Callaway Mack Daddy 5 Jaws wedge is a great solution for golfers ready for a pure feeling wedge that also helps with consistency.
We won’t tell you that this is the most forgiving golf wedge on the market, but mid handicappers should be looking for more than just forgiveness.
The Mack Daddy 5 comes with a W and C grind in addition to the classic grinds from previous models.
The look of the Mack Daddy wedge is one of the best around and gives players confidence that they can pick a shot clean and make pure contact.
When you purchase the Mack Daddy 5, there is both a steel and a graphite shaft option for players to consider.
Each is a high-quality golf shaft.
Another great feature here is the range of lofts that Callaway offers.
With extra loft, you can put everything from a lob wedge to a pitching wedge in your bag and have them all match.
Remember that when you are putting together a set of wedges, you must design the set to work for your needs, and Callaway makes that easy with the Mack Daddy.
- Great looking golf wedge
- Progressive design so lob wedges are thinner/tighter looking
- Good spin even when the face gets wet
- Won’t be as forgiving as other golf wedges on the market
2. Cleveland CBX 2
- Several finish options
- Hollow cavity design
- Rotex Face
The Cleveland CBX 2 is one of the best wedges for golfers that are looking for a bit of forgiveness built into their wedge.
If you are a golfer that tends to hit behind the ball or struggles to make consistent impact with the center of the face, the CBX 2 is a great option to consider.
Typically speaking with golf wedges, when you add in more forgiveness, you lose feel.
However, Cleveland was able to do a great job helping players maintain feel while still increasing overall forgiveness.
The CBX2 is a hollow cavity design with a Gelback TPU insert.
The insert reduces the overall vibration on the clubface and makes it easier to work the ball.
Whether you have a 50-yard shot into the green or a 10-yard chip, you will easily feel the necessary adjustments when hitting with the CBX 2.
We like the three different sole grinds they offer as it makes the decision process relatively easy while still allowing you to modify performance throughout the set.
- Comes in a few different finishes
- Wide range of loft options
- Impressive spin and short game control
- Tour Zip Grooves
- Many golfers feel like a blade-style wedge still spins more than the hollow cavity back
3. Wilson Harmonized Wedges
- Classic blade shape
- True Temper iron shaft
- Modified bounce angles
The Wilson Harmonized Wedges can be a great solution for the mid handicapper on a budget.
Sometimes it is difficult to afford several golf wedges, but you will need more than just one.
Although the individual price of a wedge may look low, when you think about adding three or four of them to your golf bag, expect the pricing to increase considerably.
Wilson Harmonized wedges are a great combination of feel and performance, and they are offered at a fair price.
Many golfers are surprised to see this make the list as the pricing is less than some other wedges, but the performance is there.
The biggest benefit of the Wilson Harmonized is the ability to open the clubface up and increase the overall launch on this wedge.
If you are buried in the deep rough and want to pop one out, that is easy to do.
When you get to know these wedges and you work at your game, you will notice that it’s much easier to get closer to the pin.
The forgiveness is not nearly as good as it is with the CBX2, and you may notice some issues with getting out of the wet rough and still having spin, but for the price, these wedges are tough to beat.
- High polish finish
- Classic shaping
- Sole grind allows for maneuverability
- Blade style for maximum spin
- Takes some time to get used to the feel; it can be a little harsh
4. PXG V2 0311
- Versatile golf wedge
- CNC Milled grooves
- Spin optimization technology
The PXG V2 0311 is a new and impressive release on the market.
We have seen PXG create some of the most expensive clubs on the market for the past few years, but it seems like things are changing.
With a large portion of the golf population unable to afford these high-priced clubs, the PXG V2 is considered quite a refreshing turn for the company.
The first thing that will stand out about this is the clean look and impressive control.
If you like to spin the ball, the PXG V2 does it well.
This club is made from 8620 soft carbon steel, the same materials you will find in the Mack Daddy 5.
The CNC grooves are milled, and they are just borderline legal, making sure that you get the most spin possible.
Many mid handicappers think their performance is the sole reason the ball does not spin properly, but it’s typically a mix of equipment and performance.
The PXG V2 blends nicely with the iron sets offered by this brand.
One of the downsides is that you will only find it in the chrome finish, but if this wedge does well, maybe PXG will offer it in different finishes in the future.
- Forged materials
- Milled grooves
- A great spin from any angle
- Versatile sole options
- Relatively new release with not much information on longevity
5. Cobra Golf King MIM Black Wedge
- Metal Injection Molded technology
- Versatile grind
- Progressive spin
The Cobra Golf King MIM Black Wedge is a great-looking golf wedge that can work well for a mid handicapper.
Cobra, unfortunately, does not make a wide range of golf wedges, so when they do make a good one, we always like to see what it is capable of.
The Cobra Golf King MIM black wedge is a high-performing wedge with a precision milled face and grooves that provide plenty of spin.
With the Versatile Tour Wedge grind, you can manipulate the club face to hit all types of golf shots.
Even with its high spin characteristics, the wedge still features a good amount of forgiveness and feel.
Progressive spin technology will increase the amount the club spins the ball as you get closer to the higher lofts.
This means your 60-degree wedge has a ton of spin, while the 52 spins just enough but won’t take the ball off the front of the green.
Combine these wedges with the right golf ball, and your overall performance around the green could be completely transformed.
- New technology from Cobra
- A versatile wedge that can be opened and shut
- Great feel
- Not the latest technology in the wedge game
6. Mizuno T22
- 1025E Pure Select Carbon Steel
- Quad Cut Grooves
- Hydroflow Micro Grooves
For golfers that are on the lower end of the mid handicap range, the Mizuno T22 can be a great selection.
With the T22, you will get an impressive feel and control.
These are the kind of wedges that can teach you how to control shots around the green.
In addition, the T22 has some of the best spin technology on the market.
Players will find that the Hydroflow Micro Grooves help water slip through the grooves on the clubface, leaving a clean clubface for players that need to make solid contact.
Water will not block you from getting great spin.
The grooves on the T22 are also Quad Cut Grooves which are deep and optimized for stronger lofts and higher shots.
Essentially, the better player is kept in mind during the manufacturing process of the T22, but there is still enough performance for the mid handicappers.
Lastly, Mizuno incorporated the Harmonic Impact Technology to improve the overall feel of the wedges.
Mizuno is already known for having a great feel, so this just further enhances the overall performance.
- Grain Flow forged HD from one piece of metal
- Clean-looking blade style
- Impressive feel
- Great all-weather performance
- It can be hard to find in graphite shafts
- Lofts are limited
7. TaylorMade MG2 Wedges
- Milled grind
- TPU Insert
- Raw face design
The TaylorMade MG2 wedges are similar to any other blade-style wedge on the market.
Mid handicappers can get a great mix of feel and overall performance while benefiting from just a bit of forgiveness.
With the MG2 golf wedges, you will benefit from a TPU insert, a raw face design, and a thin head design.
The results are a club that looks like it is ready for performance on the tour but which has good functionality for a mid handicapper.
One of the things we love the most about the MG2 wedges is the ability to control ball flight.
Some golfers think that wedges should always fly high.
Although it can be beneficial when your wedges have a higher ball flight, it is the control that really matters.
Getting to control the ball flight of your shot is really what helps a wedge stand out as being of superior quality.
With the MG2, you can hit those slightly lower trajectory wedge shots that take one bounce and then spin.
- Raw face design has a soft feel
- Clean-looking design that is easily manipulated
- TPU insert for better feel
- Does not have too much built-in forgiveness compared to other mid handicapper wedges
8. Cleveland ZipCore
- High MOI
- 3 Sole Grinds
- True Temper DG Spinner Tour Issue shaft
The Cleveland ZipCore is a bit newer than the CBX 2, and for that reason, you may see some additional spin benefits.
One of our favorite features of the Cleveland Zip Core is how this club was designed using the new Heat Treatment technology.
The grooves are hit with an additional amount of heat that helps them stay looking and feeling great for years to come.
Over time all grooves on a wedge will start to fade or lose some of their performance, but Cleveland wanted to ensure that you got your money’s worth with this wedge.
Another impressive feature of the ZipCore is that it was built with the True Temper Dynamic Gold Spinner Tour Issue shaft.
The feel and spin characteristics, as well as club head speed, are greatly impacted by the shaft, so this option for mid handicappers is a great choice.
- Heat treatment to prolong groove
- Utilizes Groove technology
- Very consistent performance
- Works as you improve to a lower handicapper as well
- The overall look of the wedge is a bit thick
9. Cobra SnakeBite Wedge
- Snakebite Groove Technology
- 3 grind options
- Progressive spin technology
We have seen what Cobra is capable of with wedges with the introduction of the MIM wedge not that long ago.
The MIM technology taught us a lot about what we can expect from Cobra from a feel perspective on the golf course.
However, the spin technology was lacking a bit when compared with other top wedges.
Cobra set out to fix this with their new Cobra Snakebite wedges.
These wedges will cost you a bit more money, but the way the ball stops on the green is really impressive.
The Snakebite Groove Technology sharpens the edges of the groove, so you don’t even have to make perfect contact to experience the benefits.
In addition, there are three different grind options for players to choose from.
These grinds allow golfers to feel as though they are getting different amounts of bounce and can play out of any grass or rough condition.
It’s also a good idea to vary the grinds to accommodate for golf shots that you are hitting out of the sand.
Overall the Snakebite brings some new technology to the market that players should be considering, and the wedges look great as well.
- Maximum spin
- Progressive spin increases the rates for the highest lofts
- Great looking black finish
- Priced a bit higher because it is a new release to the market
10. Callaway Mack Daddy CB
- A broad range of lofts
- Two finish options
- Low center of gravity
The Callaway Mack Daddy CB is the last wedge for mid handicappers to make our list.
This golf wedge is a perfect option for mid handicappers that have a cavity back iron set and want to have a smooth transition into the wedges.
The Mack Daddy CB is a forgiving cavity back style wedge that still has plenty of spin technology to accommodate the mid handicap player.
One of the things that helps the Mack Daddy CB stand out is its crisp turf interaction.
Even out of a relatively poor lie, you can usually get this wedge on the clubface and do something positive with it.
Callaway was very careful as to where to place the center of gravity in the new CB, and it paid off.
Even though the Callaway Mack Daddy Jaws 5 is our favorite wedge for the mid handicapper, there are times when something with more forgiveness just makes sense.
As a golfer, only you know what your true strengths and weaknesses are, and you should think about them carefully when choosing a golf wedge.
- Impressive options for loft and bounce; you can use several of these in the bag
- Fair pricing
- Offers great forgiveness, especially on full-swing shots
- Not the thinnest looking clubhead, so it can feel a bit bulky