Our guide to the best golf wedges for mid handicap golfers will help you find a suitable model for your game

Best Golf Wedge For Mid Handicapper

Your wedges are your scoring clubs, yet there’s a fair chance you haven’t given enough thought to the wedges that you use.

We recommend that you read our post on what to consider when buying a wedge, in which we discuss loft, bounce and grind in more detail – as well as price.

As for the best golf wedge for mid handicapper golfers, there’s plenty of choice.

What handicap is a mid handicap golfer?

Whilst this isn’t set in stone, anyone with a handicap between seven and 18 could be considered a mid handicapper.

However, many of the wedges below are designed for the best players in the world, too.

Most manufacturers offer plenty of options, so many of these models will be as appealing to those touch players who demand high levels of feel and spin, as they will be to mid handicap golfers who rely on having a certain amount of forgiveness.

For those with a higher handicap, we have advice on the most forgiving wedges, and it may also be worth reviewing the best golf wedges for beginners to find out more about those wedges which target game improvers.

Best Golf Wedge For Mid Handicapper

Titleist Vokey SM8 Wedge

Best Golf Wedge For Mid Handicapper

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+ More consistent direction and distance than SM7
+ Superb feel, versatility, spin and spec options
– Over £450 for a set of three wedges will deter some

Vokey wedges have always caught the eye, but they’re not just for the better players.

It’s the most accurate and forgiving Vokey wedge to date, according to Titleist, which is down to a forward shift of the CG to a position that actually hovers in front of the wedge face.

Golfers can select from six Tour-proven sole grinds – F, S, M, K, L and D, as well as four finishes – Tour Chrome, Brushed Steel and Jet Black, plus the tour-preferred Raw finish (custom order only).

We were impressed with the stable feel, and the clubhead was definitely more forgiving.

With the SM8, you have all the tools you need to hit the ball closer to the hole from 120 yards and in.

Titleist Vokey SM8 Wedge Review

US Buy Now at Worldwide Golf Shops for $159.99

UK Buy Now at American Golf for £139

Callaway Jaws Mack Daddy 5 Wedge

Best Golf Wedge For Mid Handicapper

+ Soft feel and exceptional spin control
+ Wide variety of loft and sole grind options
– Some may prefer a straighter, longer leading edge for easier alignment

Having put these wedges through their paces, we believe the C-Grind will provide enough heel and toe relief to manipulate the face and produce different shots, but there options to please a range of golfers and their various preferences.

The high-bounce W-Grind is ideal for bunkers, while the new low bounce version works well for those with a shallower swing, or off firmer turf you’d find on a links course.

The Jaws MD5 has no obvious weakness, and we think you’ll struggle to find a better all-around wedge offering.

Callaway Jaws MD5 Wedge Review

US Buy Now at Worldwide Golf Shops for $159.99

UK Buy Now at Scottsdale Golf for £129

Cleveland RTX ZipCore Wedge

Best Golf Wedge For Mid Handicapper

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+ Impressive forgiveness on full shots
+ Plenty of loft and grind options
– Fewer sole grinds compared with the outgoing RTX-4

The foundation of the RTX ZipCore wedge is a unique core at the heart of the muscleback design, which sees the sweetspot better aligned with impact location.

This is a high-spinning, soft-feeling wedge that looks the part and is surprisingly forgiving on full shots.

The sole grinds ensure golfers have the versatility to play the shots that come most comfortable to them around the greens.

If there’s one slight negative, it’s that better players may prefer to see a straighter leading edge.

Cleveland RTX ZipCore Wedge Review

US Buy Now at Worldwide Golf Shops for $149.99

UK Buy Now at American Golf for £129

Ping Glide 3.0 Wedge

Best Golf Wedge For Mid Handicapper

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+ Extra sole grind options offers greater versatility
+ Improved distance control
– No extra spin of note over Glide 2.0

Whilst this wedge is more aimed towards the game improvement sector, they cover more than enough loft, bounce and grind options to suit all player types.

The clean, rounded head profile with a tapered hosel and a little more offset provide better ball capture.

It’s also a slightly more forgiving wedge than the previous model, and we liked the Hydropearl 2.0 finish, which helps repel water and reduces friction through the turf for cleaner strikes.

Ping Glide 3.0 Wedge Review

US Buy Now at Worldwide Golf Shops for $149.99

UK Buy Now at American Golf for £129

Mizuno T20 Wedge

Best Golf Wedge For Mid Handicapper

+ High levels of spin even in damp conditions
+ Soft feel and consistent flight
– Not having the sole grind marked on the head is a little confusing

Mizuno is renowned for its soft-feeling irons, and this definitely transfers into the T20 wedge, which has a lovely buttery feel.

Whilst the noticeably thick topline may not please the eye of the better player, the teardrop profile is really eye-catching, as is blue ion finish.

We enjoyed the impressive spin control on a wide variety of shot lengths, which should help inspire golfers to make a committed swing, as you know the ball will check up quickly on the second bounce.

Golfers of all levels will enjoy the consistency and control it provides when trying to attack the flag, as well as the off-centre forgiveness it offers.

Mizuno T20 Wedge Review

US Buy Now at Worldwide Golf Shops for $149.99

UK Buy Now at Scottsdale Golf for £139

TaylorMade Milled Grind 2 Wedge

Best Golf Wedge For Mid Handicapper

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+ Clean turf interaction
+ Ample spin creation with and soft feel
– Rusty look that builds over time won’t appeal to everyone

These wedges go about creating more spin in an ingenious way.

It features a patented Raw Face design, so while the rest of the wedge has either a satin chrome or matte black finish to maintain its premium look, the face is left untouched.

The rust that builds over time is said to give golfers more spin, and whilst we couldn’t prove this with any certainty, others might have more success.

Regardless of this, we found every other area of performance was second to none, so they’re sure to be a popular choice for a wide range of golfers.

TaylorMade Milled Grind 2.0 Wedge Review

US Buy Now at Worldwide Golf Shops for $159.99

UK Buy Now at American Golf for £139

Cobra King MIM Wedge

Best Golf Wedge For Mid Handicapper

+ Address profile will appeal to all handicaps
+ Excellent value for money (RRP £119)
– Slightly more clicky sound at impact than others

Other manufacturers might got more attention in the wedge category, but in the King MIM wedges, Cobra has a really impressive offering.

They feature a fully Metal-Injection-Molded (MIM) 304 stainless steel head construction, a process that allows for the most precise shape possible for improved feel and turf interaction.

For anyone who’s looking for a premium wedge – and they are really easy on the eye – here’s one that comes without the premium price tag.

US Buy Now at Worldwide Golf Shops for $149.99

UK Buy Now at Scottsdale Golf for £99

As well as the best golf wedge for mid handicapper golfers, be sure to find out more about the best golf wedges 2020, where one or two other models might be worth considering.

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