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The Edison 2.0 wedge is an improvement on an already great wedge. New finish looks amazing and enhances soft feel. More spin and consistency than first generation.
When I find a piece of gear that works for me, it stays in the bag. That’s why, since I first reviewed them in August of 2020 [find it HERE], the Edison wedges have been locked into my bag. The same is true for Matt Meeker and numerous readers [reader reviews HERE], which speaks to how these wedges work for a range of players.
After roughly 30 months, Edison has crafted the replacement, the Edison 2.0 wedge.
Find out why 5/5 reader switched to the Edison 2.0 HERE
When I unboxed my Edison 2.0 wedges, the first thing that stood out was the finish. The Pearl Chrome Plating doesn’t look that different in pictures, but in person it has a rich, premium look that’s a step up from the original. It’s not a dull matte, but it’s far enough from normal chrome to cut down on glare.
In the bag, the visual interest comes from the unusual geometry. The branding is a simple “Edison 2.0” in black and gold, leaving your eye to focus on the varying depths and unusual shape of the cavity.
At address, the Edison 2.0 wedge is average in size with a fairly thin top line, Designer Terry Koehler favors an iron-like shape, which is evident in the more squared toe and leading edge. There is a slight progression in face shape throughout the range with the higher lofted wedges being taller in the heel and thus looking rounder. The difference is small: the 59 degree wedge is just 1/8″ taller in the heel than the 47 degree.
Sound & Feel
With over two years in my bag, I know the original Edison wedge very well, so it took only a couple swings with the Edison 2.0 wedge to know that the feel has been improved noticeably. The original felt good, but the new version is softer. This may be the result of the new finish. What has been preserved is the precise feedback through the hands.
The soft feel is matched with a very quiet, dull impact sound. Unless you’re playing a very firm ball, contact isn’t more than a “thud.” The low volume means that getting feedback on strike quality through your ears requires a great deal of focus.
If you’re not familiar with the original Edison wedge, here’s a quick recap. By moving the center of gravity (CG) higher and creating a slight cavity back, the Edison wedge produces more consistent distance, more spin, and a lower, Tour-like launch angle. With the Edison 2.0 wedge, those ideas were taken a step farther for even better results.
According to Edison, 14 to 17 grams were moved from the low center face to high center face. The result of this even higher CG is an increase in spin. I tested the original Edison head-to-head with Edison 2.0 with the same Nippon Modus 115 shaft [review HERE], same Golf Pride grips, and same specs. In this testing, I saw about 500 RPM more spin. Interestingly, the launch angles stayed fairly consistent from the original to 2.0.
In addition to moving the CG higher, Edison placed more mass behind the ball for more consistency. There’s also more thickness behind the 3/4″ miss, something designer Terry Koehler referred to as a “perimeter weighted hitting zone.” I saw a small, measurable improvement in the consistency of ball speeds and distances in the Edison 2.0 wedges. Much like the difference between blade and cavity back wedges, these differences won’t be obvious on the course, but they will add up in the form of shorter putts throughout your round.
Not all the changes to the Edison 2.0 wedge revolve around weighting. In the middle lofts, a small amount of bounce was added to the Koehler Sole. This was done because most players use those clubs as sand wedges, and the additional bounce is helpful there. For those not familiar with the Koehler Sole, it’s a versatile design that combines high bounce at the front with low bounce at the back. This allows for tremendous versatility regardless of your swing or the conditions you play in.
Finally, the new Pearl Chrome Plating is more than just pretty, it’s functional. This new finish is more water repellent than the original, meaning wet conditions won’t rob your shots of spin.
With the flood of new 2023 gear, I’ve received many questions about what’s going in my bag this year. My answer has consistently been, “I won’t make any decisions until the season starts.” The Edison 2.0 wedge is the exception: these will be locked into my bag when the year starts [full WITB HERE]. If you want to hit lower, spinnier, more consistent wedge shots, you should do the same.