Expert Review: TaylorMade MG Hi-Toe RAW WedgePublished on 03/14/2023 · 3 min readThis is an honest review of the wedge which I purchased in August of 2021 with my own money.
All photos courtesy of Sean Janovic
About the review: This is an honest review of the wedge which I purchased in August of 2021 with my own money.
I think this wedge is a good choice for mid to low handicappers. Higher handicappers need more of a cavity back design, but the Hi-Toe delivers more forgiveness than the traditional bladed wedge.
About the club I own/tested
- Model: 2021 TaylorMade MG Hi-Toe RAW
- Loft: 56 and 60 degree
- Bounce: 10
- Grind: -
- Finish: Aged copper
- Average Score: 85
- Handicap: 13
- Experience: 3 years
- Right/Left-Handed: Right
- Golf Ball Used: TP5x
- Angle Of Attack (steep, normal, shallow): Normal
- When I bought the wedge: August 2021
- Days tested: 50 (est.)
- Where I’ve used it: On the range, various courses (Tuxedo Club, Upper Montclair CC, New York CC, River Vale CC), and indoor simulators
- Weather Conditions: Dew and dry
- Green Conditions (Grass Type, Green Speed): Mainly on quick greens
How it performs:
What I was looking for
- I was looking for a full-face grooved wedge. I came upon Hi-Toe RAW and was intrigued by the higher CG (center of gravity).
Why I chose this club
- It has some use on Tour, and I thought the tech in it (full face and high toe) would make it better than the average wedge. The looks of it bother some people, but I did not mind.
- I considered the CBX full-face model from Cleveland, but I liked the bounce and loft options of TaylorMade better.
What I love about it
- Launch: The launch is lower, allowing me to flight the ball under the wind when needed.
- Feel: The feel off the face is neutral, not too soft, not too hard. I would prefer a little softer feel.
- Spin: Tons of spin, and the raw face that rusts over time helps a lot with that.
- Full Shots: Full shots apply a lot of spin to the ball, usually the ball will zip back slightly, this allows for an easy to pick landing spot.
Issues I’ve encountered
- Forgiveness: It’s not the most forgiving wedge, so something with more cavity back, like the Cleveland CBX, may be better for people looking for more forgiveness.
- Aesthetic Appeal: I’m not a big fan of the color of the wedge. I would prefer a silver or black color.
Best Shot with this Wedge
I made my second eagle ever with a 60-yard shot using my 60 Hi-Toe. It flew over the pin and spun in. One of the best feelings in golf!
Value for the money vs. other
Wedges tend to be similar in price ($150-200 range), so I don’t think value/price was much of a factor when purchasing.
I’m very happy with the purchase. If you don’t mind the non-traditional look, you get the benefit of higher CG and increased spin.