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Edison Golf has expanded their wedge line up to include pitching wedge and lob wedge lofts. Extremely consistent performance with high spin and slightly lower launch angles. Versatile Koehler Sole design.
Last year, the world was introduced to Edison wedges [original review HERE]. By the time I was finished testing them, they’d found their way into my bag [full WITB HERE], and Matt Meeker soon followed suit [see his bag HERE]. For 2021, Edison is expanding their wedge range to include pitching wedges and lob wedges. Matt and I tested these new offerings to see if we needed to add more Edison to our sets.
At address, the new pitching wedges and lob wedges show how the Edison wedges change through the range of lofts. The pitching wedge (above) is very iron-like: the leading edge is straighter, the toe is more square, and the heel is shorter. In contrast, the lob wedge (below) has a larger, rounder appearance: taller heel, softer leading edge, and more rounded toe.
While the Edison wedges look fairly traditional at address, in the bag they hint at being something very different. At a glance, they look more like irons than traditional wedges due to the cavity back design. Additionally, they have a fairly thin sole and a thicker top portion of the blade – the opposite of most wedges.
Sound & Feel
Solid. What stood out most to me when testing these new wedges, particularly the lob wedge, is how solid the feel is. For players that have spent much time with very high lofted wedges, you know that can be elusive, but the hit with an Edison wedge is always satisfying.
Feedback in both of these new offerings is as precise as ever. Just because it’s a cavity back doesn’t mean that your hands won’t know exactly where the ball met the face. Impact is fairly quiet, but there is some auditory difference between pure and poor strikes.
Edison wedges are not trying to be like every other wedge on the market. Their performance claims – which Matt and I have validated in our testing – are numerous: lower launch angle, more distance, increased spin, tighter dispersion. This is achieved through a combination of cavity back design and a much higher center of gravity than your average wedge. If you want more details on this, please check out the original review HERE. The rest of this section will focus on the new pitching and lob wedges.
There are four new club heads being offered by Edison – two in the pitching wedge range and two in the lob wedge range. At the lower end, there are 45 and 47 degree heads to cover lofts from 45-48 degrees. On the higher end, 61 and 63 degree heads cover lofts from 61-64 degrees.
Meeker and I both tested the Edison pitching wedge against the PW from our iron set – a Srixon ZX5 [review HERE] and PING Blueprint [review HERE], respectively. Meeker and I found similar things. In both cases, the Edison PW carried within a yard or two of the set wedge but with more spin. The other big advantage of the Edison wedge is the Koehler Sole, which I’ll get deeper into shortly. I think the real target for the Edison PW is the player currently gaming a larger GI or SGI iron. For those shots from 125 yards and in, the precision and higher spin of the Edison wedge is a big advantage.
The Edison lob wedge was a huge hit for both of us. Meeker proclaimed it, “So easy to hit,” though he noted that the Koehler Sole is so easy to open up that some players may not be able to justify a more lofted wedge. I, however, will take all the loft I can get. My new 64 degree Edison is going straight in the bag. I’ve messed with 64 degree wedges in the past, but that loft with a low CG led to very unpredictable results. With the Edison the ball flight is extremely predictable with a boatload of spin.
I want to close by reiterating how versatile the Koehler Sole is. The combination of high bounce on the leading edge with low bounce on the trailing edge prevents against digging without limiting your shotmaking. Even if you’re happy with your current wedges, this sole design makes the Edison wedges worth the risk-free demo [learn more about that HERE].
Edison wedges continue to expand their role in the bags of the Plugged In Golf staff. Their combination of predictability and performance is something I haven’t found in any other wedges. Whether you want to get a more precise PW, add a super high lofted LW, or just refresh your gap or sand wedges, you need to give Edison a try.
Visit Edison Wedges HERE
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Terrific review as always!
Question: how does the Edison wedge compare to the Ping Glide 3.0? I started with the Cleveland CG series way back and now bag the Ping Glides. What might I gain overall with the Edison? Thanks!
The biggest differences are the Koehler Sole and the higher COG. You’re likely to see a slightly lower ball flight with more spin.
I have had 4, Terry Koehler #4161 SCORE wedges in my bag for a few years.
Degrees in loft, 44, 48, 52, 56. Genius9 Graphite shafts. These shafts are designed for wedges, & not your typical stock shaft that isn’t designed for wedges. That makes total sense to me.
For me, to enjoy the game of golf, I have to be able to score from 125 yards to the pin.
During a round of golf, I find that I hit cumulatively, more quality, scoring, golf shots, than the wedges that were in my Iron set.
The Koehler designed golf clubs have “Measurable Scoring Benefits” for me, when compared to my set matching wedges. That’s why they are in my bag.
If a golfer isn’t checking Mr. Koehler’s new Scoring golf clubs, they should be. They help me execute scoring shots more effectively.
Matt. A few years ago Terry Koehler was involved in the Ben Hogan TK wedges. I have a set and whenever I try others from the big brands, nothing ever feels as soft or forgiving. Any thoughts on comparison of those and the Edisons? Admittedly a few years back now.
Both wedges have the Koehler sole, but the Edison wedge is a cavity back with a higher CG.
Love your review on Edison wedges… do you still recommend these wedges after in the bag for a year? I’ve been talking to them and ready to pull the trigger. Can’t beat their 30 day trial period.. Thanks.
I’ve had them in the bag for almost two years and have no regrets.
I just bought the 61, they are having 10% off now. I have the 49 53 57 right now.
Just ordered my set today. Called to get more specifics. Very nice folks to deal with. 13 days to ship FYI. Thanks for the review!
Love the look of the Edison wedges. I would definitely purchase a set if they were available in the UK, not prepared to pay nearly £300 for postage.
Hi Matt – love what you do here and very interested in these wedges, but I’m curious if you have any advice about fitting/shafts? You’re such a proponent of fittings, but I’m a little hesitant to buy without trying. Any advice appreciated. (I know they have a satisfaction warranty, but still seems like you’d want to experiment with shafts).
That’s a great question. Fitting for wedge shafts is one area where even the top fitters are lagging behind what I’d like to see. I think you have a couple good options:
1) Get fit for the right shaft somewhere like Club Champion, then order the Edison wedges with that shaft.
2) Call Edison and talk to them about what 2-3 shafts are likely to work for you. Order one of each, keep the one that works.
I just received my Edison 49/54/59, and I am considering switching out my Iron-Set PW for an Edison. I noticed yours and Meeker’s “WITB” show PW with your Iron-Set. Reason you didn’t switch this out for an Edison? Thanks
The PW is my favorite club in my Blueprints, so there wasn’t a need or want to change for me. That said, based on performance, I could easily make the change and not miss a beat.
Hi Matt, you noted this about the Fourteen RM4 wedge sole:
Several manufacturers have some version of the v-sole. The soft, rolling sole of the RM4 is a better version of that. The club glides through the turf and as a steep angle of attack player, this is something that helped on shots when contact with the ball was second to the turf behind it.
Does this comment still apply versus the Edison sole?
I did not review the RM4 wedges, so I can’t compare the two soles. I find Edison’s Koehler Sole to be excellent for a wide variety of swings and conditions.
I ordered a 50 degree to try it for a month and have since ordered the 54 and 58 to complete the set. These wedges are for real. Absolutely deliver the performance advertised. Approach shots fly farther and more consistently than ever. My approaches that used to come up short and leave me scratching my head are gone. Around the green on chips and pitches, I have more spin than ever. They are the real deal.
That’s great to hear!
How would the Edison wedges compare with PXG forged 0311 wedges? (They’re close in price and I am torn between them.)
I have a review of the new 0311 Forged wedges here: https://pluggedingolf.com/2022-pxg-0311-forged-wedge-review/
I prefer the higher CG of the Edison wedges, they have been my gamers for several years.