Expert Review: TaylorMade MG Hi-Toe RAW Wedge

Published 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.
Sean J, Golf Expert
By Golf Expert Sean J

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.

My take

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

About me

  • Average Score: 85
  • Handicap: 13
  • Experience: 3 years
  • Right/Left-Handed: Right
  • Golf Ball Used: TP5x
  • Angle Of Attack (steep, normal, shallow): Normal

Test conditions

  • 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:

Around the Green
5/5
Bounce
5/5
Spin
5/5
Feel
4/5
Full Shots
4/5
Launch
4/5
Forgiveness
3/5

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.

Final verdict

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.

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