Epon Tour Wedge Review

epon-tour-wedge_0187

50 Words or Less

The Epon Tour Wedge produces more spin than any wedge I’ve tested.  Great feel and super clean looks.

epon-tour-wedge_0202

Introduction

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.

epon-tour-wedge_0218

Looks

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.

epon-tour-wedge_0219

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.

epon-tour-wedge_0192

Performance

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.

epon-tour-wedge_0207

Conclusion

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.

Epon Tour Wedge Price & Specs

epon-tour-wedge-specs-and-price

The following two tabs change content below.

Matt Saternus

Co-Founder, Editor In Chief at PluggedInGolf.com
Matt is a golf instructor, club fitter, and writer living in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Matt's work has been published in Mulligan Magazine, Chicagoland Golf, South Florida Golf, and other golf media outlets. He's also been a featured speaker in the Online Golf Summit and is a member of Ultimate Golf Advantage's Faculty of Experts.

Latest posts by Matt Saternus (see all)

8 Comments

  1. Any way you guys could review the Bridgestone J15 wedge? Looks like it has a great shape, but concerned as I’ve read it is unforgiving and diggy

    Thanks

    • Karan,

      We will certainly inquire. If you would like to see more Bridgestone reviews here, the best thing to do is to tell the company that via social media.

      Best,

      Matt

  2. Thanks, Matt. Beautiful looking clubs. One question that might sound silly, since we are talking about Wedge play, after-all: These appear to be clean forgings. As such…..I am presuming there will be little forgiveness. Not a big deal for a 50 yard punch shot, but could be for a 110 – 120 yard full wedge over a bunker. Did you need to hit these right in the center of the (small) face or could you get away with a slightly thin or off-center hit? Thanks.

    • Steve,

      They’re no more or less forgiving than any other non-cavity wedge I’ve used. The size difference between these and normal wedges is really quite small.

      Best,

      Matt

  3. What a gorgeous looking wedge,that’s fine jewelry of golf.

  4. These wedges look great.
    I have had my Miura,s for about 6 yrs and are an excellent wedge.
    However,I could be tempted providing I can find a dealer in New Zealand.
    I doubt it though plus being LH is normally against any purchases.

  5. quisiera saber sobre las varilla de golf silmtech de aldila que no aparece ninguna referencia

  6. Pingback: Epon Tour Wedge Giveaway - Plugged In Golf