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The Epon Tour Wedge produces more spin than any wedge I’ve tested. Great feel and super clean looks.
If you’re not familiar with Epon, don’t feel bad. In an era when most OEMs treat every mini tour win as headline news, Epon marches to a different drummer.
Let me sing their praises for them: Epon is the company that makes many of the best products for the big name OEMs. When it comes to the clubs for their namesake line, they pull out all the stops and produce some of the finest clubs on Earth. That’s certainly the case with their new Tour Wedge.
We often use the phrase “minimal branding” to compliment a club maker for not plastering giant logos all over a club. That term seems inadequate when describing the Epon Tour Wedge. Someone taking a quick glance at this club may miss the Epon logo altogether. Needless to say, if you like a clean look, this will be right up your alley.
At address, the Tour Wedge looks very traditional with a modest teardrop shape. The most noteworthy element is the way the leading edge is aggressively rounded into the toe. This is a slightly more compact wedge, but many players won’t even notice the size difference.
Sound & Feel
I’ve been fortunate enough to test wedges from all the best makers, and, when it comes to feel, the Epon Tour Wedge stands shoulder to shoulder with any of them. Impact is soft and crisp with excellent feedback. The face feels very grippy, too, something I haven’t noticed in a wedge since the groove rollback.
I received these wedges toward the very end of Chicago’s golf season, so my initial testing took place on a launch monitor. What I saw over and over is the the Epon Tour Wedge is the highest spinning wedge that I’ve tested. I was regularly spinning shots with 5% more spin than expected.
After plenty of work off the mats, I was able to take these wedges to the course in Arizona. The higher spin was on full display there, too. From pitches to full swings, all my shots had a little more stopping power than expected. Shots weren’t spinning back uncontrollably, but it was easier to be bold with my target choices knowing that my shots would stick.
The other standout performance element on the Epon Tour Wedge is the sole. As you can see in the picture at the top, each loft has a slightly different sole grind. The lower lofts have the fullest sole and the highest lofts have the most heel and trailing edge relief. It would be easy to miss this aspect of the Tour Wedge, but head to head comparisons reveal how helpful that relief is for hitting open-face pitch shots.
There are plenty of reasons to throw a set of the Epon Tour Wedges into your bag. Want maximum spin? Check. Love a clean look? Check. Appreciate superior feel? Check. But you don’t have to take my word for it. Find your nearest Epon club fitter and try a set for yourself.