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The Edison Golf wedges are designed to combat the problems with most wedges – inconsistent ball speed, inadequate spin, too-high launch. Very consistent performance. Great sole design.
It seems fair to say that Terry Koehler is obsessed with the short game. After decades of experience designing golf clubs – including wedges for SCOR [review HERE], EIDOLON, and Ben Hogan Golf – Mr. Koehler has turned his attention to a new venture, Edison Golf. If another company were to claim to have solved all the problems with wedges, I might roll my eyes. When Terry Koehler said it, I asked, “When can I get a set to test?”
Check out Reader Review of Edison Forged Wedges HERE
In the bag, Edison wedges don’t look like most wedges on the shelf at your local golf shop. First, they have a small cavity back. Cavity back wedges are gaining some momentum, but they’re still far from the norm. Second, they don’t have the giant sole and skinny blade – Edison’s forged wedges look more like irons. Regardless of what you think of the shape, the minimal branding and timeless color combination are aesthetically pleasing.
At address, Edison wedges have a more conventional appearance. The shape of the toe transforms slightly through the lofts – the lower lofted wedges are more iron-like, the higher lofted wedges are rounder. Throughout the set, the leading edge is rounded, and the face is smaller than other wedges due to the shorter heel. When held next to another wedge, the short heel makes the Edison wedges look more iron-like.
Sound & Feel
Despite the unconventional approach to designing it, the Edison wedge’s sound and feel fall right in the middle of the bell curve. A good strike generates a feel that’s more crisp than buttery though the sound is too gentle to be a “click.”
The feedback is very precise. I didn’t hit a single shot that felt bad, but every small improvement in strike quality was met with a softer feel and a quieter impact sound. If you’re paying attention, the Edison wedge will tell you everything you want to know about the precision of your swing.
The Edison Golf website has a lot of information to digest, but this page distills their claims nicely: lower launch angle, more distance, increased spin, tighter dispersion. Not a bad list at all, and one I was eager to test.
I started testing the Edison wedges on the range next to my current gamers. To my eye, the stock ball flight looked lower with the Edison wedges and seemed to carry less spin. This was with range balls, so I wasn’t making any definitive judgments yet. I also noted that I was able to modify trajectory more easily with the Edison wedges.
Next, I went to the launch monitor and ran the Edison wedges against a series of big name wedges. On pure strikes, Edison went toe to toe with the best wedges. Ball speed was excellent and the spin was very high. I saw no large differences in launch angle on good strikes, but keep in mind that I hit everything fairly low. Players with higher ball flights may see the Edison wedges fly lower than other wedges.
Where the Edison wedges shine is on mishits. Compared to other wedges, they retain more ball speed, launch at a more consistent angle, and fly a more consistent distance. In short, the Edison wedges are every bit as good as any other wedge on a pure strike, and they’re better on mishits. That’s a pretty compelling combination.
The other thing that’s important to discuss is the Koehler Sole. This is similar to what SCOR and other companies call a V-Sole where the leading portion of the sole has high bounce and the trailing portion has low bounce. The goal is to give golfers the best of both worlds – versatility and protection from digging. The ability to pinch the ball off tie lies and deal with soft, fluffy sand.
This design has been in use – by Koehler and many others – for over 30 years, so it came as no surprise when it delivered just what it promised. Even off a mat, I could lay the face wide open and slide the wedge under the ball. On juicy lies, the high bounce leading edge actively worked the club out of the turf. While I would never diminish the importance of a personalized fitting, this sole is as close to a one-size-fits-all option as I’ve seen.
If you want your bad wedge shots to perform more like your good ones, you need to check out Edison Golf wedges. While you won’t find them at your local pro shop, Edison offers a free online WedgeFit HERE and then will custom build a demo set for you to try on your course for 45 days, risk free. You have nothing to lose but strokes off your handicap.
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Like the look of them…play CBX cavity backs already. Theses seem to be the next step up. I think Edison wedges is on to something great here. Great review by the way.
The Ben Hogan TK wedges were fantastic for full shot forgiveness and turf interaction. Would be great to compare to the Edisons. Not as pretty as the Hogans though… but then nothing is. Koehler makes great wedges.
Good review. I discovered these wedges listening to company founder Terry Koehler on a podcast. Everything he said about the average golfers wedge game made sense to me.
I have been gaming a 49* 53* 57* set all season. The weight disbursement across and up/down the face has really helped my game from 115yds and in. The sole is very versatile also. IMHO these wedges really shine around the green off any lie. No problem exiting green side bunkers efficiently.
Lower trajectory than I am used to with traditional wedges, but as advertised, I am getting more spin.
These wedges are fun to play and practice with!
They replacing gamers?
The current gamers will stay until they wear out, then I’ll switch to the Edison wedges.
I have not made up my mind yet about Terry’s latest wedges.
I have been playing my Eidolon 48,52,56 and 60 since 2005 and depending on what else is in the bag my Scor 51, 54 and 58.
I recently bought my wife Cleveland CBX 50 and 54 wedges and was impressed with look and feel of cavity back wedges that I might just be tempted to buy Edison.
Matt – just confirming. You said these carried less spin than your current gamers?
Should we take away that these meet all attributes as advertised except for the spin?
No, they spin as much as any wedge, more on mishits.
Pete, same here. We probably here the same interview. I purchased the 51, 55, 59. Immediately my chipping game improved. These things are now weapons in my bag. I used to game a Mack Daddy and while it was ok, I didn’t love it. I love these wedges. I almost look forward to hitting these on the course. Fantastic wedges.
Interesting. I have PXG forged Gen2. I like that they’re forged with that feel and the weighting. Still, just the traditional design. Think I’ll give these a try for a 55 and 60…
I’m very interested in these wedges, particularly since they offer refunds if they don’t work out.
How do they compare in size to other well known wedges?
The overall size is comparable to most wedges.
Again reading your reviews cost me money. Received my new 49, 54, 59 yesterday. First round today. Excited!
Received my 40º, 53º, and 57º wedges over the weekend. Today was my first day and I would say that I am impressed. Spin is great around the greens on chip shots and approach shots. Hit a couple of shots near the toe and the distance was consistent. So far after one round…I am impressed!!
Question on these – have a 55 and a 60 (59 bent one degree). Full swings are great and the ground contact is awesome. Having trouble with chips and small pitches (skulling). Is there a different way to hit small chips with a dual-bounce wedge? Maybe a bit of forward shaft lean to align that front bounce? I have no issue with traditional wedges… Thanks!
Is the club bouncing off the turf and then skulling the ball on chips?
It seems that way. Small pitches and chips. That front deeper bounce doesn’t seem to connect the same way. Full swings it doesn’t seem to matter, and is in fact better…. thanks!
What kind of bounce are you playing on your “normal” wedges? And are we talking about truly skulling the ball or just a small difference in quality of contact?
Hi Matt, The normal wedge is the PXG forged. They just call it “versatile sole”. Don’t know what grind that would be. I: think I’m getting better on the tight lie chips / short pitches with the Edison. Playing it a bit more open now. That dual bounce was just hard to get used to on the tight turf next to the green. But yes was between thin and a full skull at first.
Hi Matt. Since you’ve tested both the PXG 0311 Forged and the Edison Wedges, how do they compare on mishits? I’m in the market for new wedges and I’ve very interested in the Edison wedges, but I play the PXG Gen 2 0311XF irons and can get the forged wedges cheaper than the Edison wedges. So performance is key. Thanks in advance.
The perimeter weighting of the Edison makes it perform better on mishits for me.
Matt, great review. I’m planning to try these out. I’m just getting into specialty wedges (and am figuring out more about my game and how these bounce/grind options fit with my swing and course conditions). I’ve started with a used Vokey SM4 (with a versatile sole, kind of like these), and it has been a revelation. I’m looking forward to trying out a set of Edisons to compare them to my experience with the world of Vokey-quality short game tools.
Question: I read your review of the PXG Milled wedge, and it sounded like that wedge was pretty much the best wedge ever, performance-wise (that price tag though?!). So, trying to RBTL here, with you saying the Edisons will be going in your bag and that they’re as good or better than any other premium options … I’m going to ask you the direct question … (ignoring price) Which is better – the Edisons or the PXG Milled?
There’s no objective “better,” they’re just different wedges that do different things. The Edison is the better choice for my needs but that could be different for you.
Thanks for that reply.
Do you have any recommendations as far as shafts for wedges? I’ve heard that you could go the same shaft as your irons or that you could go slightly heavier and softer. For example, if you play an 80 gram stiff graphite shaft in your irons, you could do the same one in your wedges or you might got 90-100 gram regular shafts in the wedges. What are your thoughts on that?
I play the same shaft throughout because I like the consistent feel.
Again, thanks for the reply. Maybe this will be my last one… MAYBE. :)
What are your thoughts on what club/loft to go with these kinds of specialty wedges over your normal set of irons? For example, I guess you could stop at the 9-I in your regular set and go specialty for PW, AW, SW, LW. Or you could go with the regular iron set all the way to AW (or even SW) and go with the specialties on one or two higher lofted ones. This seems to me to perhaps be a function of how far you hit your irons.
On full shots, I’d hit a PW probably 125-135 (pushing 140), then an AW 110-125, SW 95-105, LW 80 and in. I feel like those full shots with the PW and AW might feel more natural with the regular set and then go specialty from 100 and in. It seems like I want specialties for less-than-full swing, more delicate type shots and the regular irons for fuller shots. Maybe I should treat those 130-and-in shots as more delicate shots rather than as full swings. But, the bigger question is, what are you giving up or gaining in deciding this one way or another for those distances? Wedges (and the short game in general) are so confusing to me! Just give me a driver, and let me hit the friggin’ ball! ;)
Assuming you’re playing GI or SGI irons, you’re probably giving up some forgiveness if you trade “irons” for specialty wedges. You’re gaining versatility. What makes the Edison wedges unique is that there’s much less, if any, sacrifice of forgiveness.
Thanks again for the excellent review Matt. As one of my fellow golfers above said, you’re costing me every time I read your reviews. Thus far, you haven’t steered me wrong, so I am taking another leap of faith in your skilled and knowledgeable hands and game.
I am forever endeavoring, researching and testing to find the perfect wedges – and especially now that I’m much smarter about my game than I ever was (that old adage of the real game is 120 yards and in, is something my younger self couldn’t hear, let alone invest in). Now it’s pretty much all I practice, some of that has to do with getting older and wiser, and the other part of the equation is related to pain and soreness from hitting too many shots with the longer clubs (ugh). I’m not reaching the par 5s in two with any real regularity, so knocking ‘em down to dead close is key. Same holds for the longer par4s, coming in with longer clubs doesn’t necessarily mean my ball is going to stick on those faster, less receptive greens, so a precise and accurate game around the greens is critical – not just for a solid up/down, but truly playing to knock it in from the edges. (The younger guys I play with absolutely hate it when I do that.)
I have taken your lead and got fitted on the Edison website and looking forward to giving these wedges a go. They’re going to have to be pretty special to bump the PXG and CBX Full Face wedge out of my bag – but anything for an even tighter short game (I mean really, is there anything more satisfying than knocking a wedge shot down and watching it sit next to the pin like a well-behaved dog?) – and with their 100% guarantee return policy, how can I go wrong? That alone says an awful lot about their faith in their products – and with your endorsement, these clubs look real promising.
I’ll get back to you after I get a few rounds in with these.
Got my Edison’s in last week and have a few rounds in and a couple solid practice sessions now with them. The first couple rounds were more about getting acquainted with the new trajectory and feel, but now I’ve got a solid sense of what they can do – and wow! I am sold. These clubs are staying and I’m ordering another set for my winter residence clubs. Truly the best wedges I’ve played to date. So often, many clubs promise a lot, but don’t quite deliver – but in this case, well, they’ve exceeded expectations. Thank you again for the excellent review.
Many of us wish Mr Koehler every success, particularly those of us who appreciate his fearlessness in choosing separate paths from other OEMs.
Confused about your sole bounce description: isn’t the leading edge low bounce and trailing high. I don’t understand how it could be as reviewed
Does it hozel weight, cg to center of mass relationship?
I’m sorry, I’m not sure I understand your question.
Hey Matt, I’ve just ordered 56 SW from Edison (great service and trial period, btw), and THEN found your review, which drove home the forgiveness of Edisons. I don’t fully understand the bounce effect (can you elaborate?). As others have said, you’ve never steered me wrong: Adam Strke Plan, Haywood putter.
Question: when I’m comparing my new Edison SW against my current gamer (Callaway XR-OS graphite SW), what do you recommend I do for the comparison? [Next to my putter, I use my SW the most, primarily within 30 yds of green. Don’t often use it past 75 yds which is my max. ]. Many thanks. Jon
The bounce is high at the leading edge to prevent digging but low in the trailing edge to make it more versatile.
For comparing clubs, I would recommend hitting the shots that you hit on the course, to the extent possible. Bring both wedges, a bag of balls, and see what happens.
I just bought a sw & lw based on your review Matt.
Looking forward to trying them.
I love your site and I check in every weekday to see whats posted. Despite our swings being different (you being low spin me being hi) many of our stats are similar and many of the clubs you like work well for me and have made their way into my bag as well (TE cbx hybrid being an example). I have been looking seriously into replacing my TM MG2 50* wedge and since my apex 19 AW isnt available I started looking into Edison and like the sounds of them. I see they have made their way into youre bag and I have two questions for you if you have a second:
1) Do you find them to be good on full swings? I tend to find the MG2 less then optimal on full swing but solid on partials.
2) Is there a way you guys will get a kickback as an affiliate if I purchase wedges from them? If there is a way I want to make sure you get it since I get such enjoyment out of your content daily.
Thanks for your readership!
1) I like the way the Edison performs, period, but full swings are where it separates itself from other wedges most. The high CoG and cavity back design make it extremely consistent and forgiving without giving up their high spin.
2) We don’t have an affiliate deal with Edison (we generally avoid affiliate deals), but they are a sponsor of the site. If you decide to buy a wedge from them, letting them know that you read this review is a great way to support Plugged In Golf. Thank you!
Love it! I’m gonna call them tomorrow and order a 51*……dont tell my wife ;)
Great review. I’ve decided these should fit my game and bag nicely replacing my Cleveland 56 and 60 with a 55 and 59. Being that you can’t get fit for these, do you think the stock KBS tour stiff offering is a solid option. For context I was fit into Modus 120x in my gamer set. If not, would you go with a matched shaft, down a flex to 120s, or go with the Modus 125 Wedge shaft? Thanks.
The stock KBS is a high quality option, yes. If you’re gaming the Modus in your irons, I would personally opt for the consistency of having the same or similar shaft in my wedges. Again, my personal preference is to play the exact same shaft throughout, but going down a flex is a common set up, too.
I would love to check out the new wedges you have offered. I’d like the KBS graphite reg. shafts. Love your posts and look forward to reading each and every one.
THIS is my first time seeing these wedges. I am a 10 handicap and am currently staying in New Mexico where I play golf 4-5v days a week
I have been looking for a 53 degree wedge that I can customize. These wedges look like thats possible . I would like the 53 degree wedge with the KBS graphite shaft senior flex. These would match my set of irons very nicely. Thank you for the opportunity to check out these EDISON wedges.
Being a high handicap golfer I usually shy away from using wedges when I am near the green often opting for the bump and run technique. I am intrigued by the Edison story and would love to try one of their forged wedges up here in Ottawa , Canada. As a senior golfer I would probably opt for a 48 loft KBS Graphite Regular Shaft. Would love to win and review the club and see if it could help my short game.
I would enjoy the opportunity to test play 48 degree Edison wedge with rigid shaft. Handicap: 18, would like to break 90! Then 80! *
Don’t the Vokey SM8s and Cleveland Ripcores both move the CG higher to create a lower flight and more forgiveness? Is it a similar concept?
Both of those wedges have a higher CG than previous versions, but neither is as high as the Edison.
Did you hit any bunker shots?
Yes, I think the Edison wedges are great out of the sand.
How is the trailing edge relief good for versatility? If address the club using the trailing edge relief, doesn’t the forward part of the bounce stick up?
The trailing edge relief allows you to lay the club back without raising the leading edge as much.
I got myself an Edison 51* with the KBS 105 regular flex. I play Callaway Apex 21 irons with TT Elevate 95 regular flex. I have read that you like the same shaft in all your clubs. Is the Edison club head weight going to be a factor in going to a lighter shaft in the 51*?
The 51* is bent to 52*, so I think the gap from the Apex A wedge which is 48* should be good.
What do you mean by the club head being a factor?
Can the wedges be customized for women.
Liked the review, I’ve purchased the 49, 54, 59 to replace my PXG forged wedges (50/54/58) with the KBS TGI-80 shafts same as my irons. Looking forward to getting my hands on them early January as I need send them onwards to Singapore. They appear to be similar in design to the Fourteen TF wedges but these only came in 51 & 57 lofts.