There is a time-honored design adage that says "form follows function,” and there is no better illustration of that than Edison Forged Wedges. We set out to achieve the most consistent smash factor of any wedges ever made, and that translates to more consistent trajectory and distance -- the main measuring stick of good wedge shots. We also wanted to dramatically improve spin, which required optimizing the gear effect of the clubhead. Very simply, the design form followed these functions.
This sole design was first patented by Terry Koehler in 1994 and has earned a loyal following through multiple iterations. It features a very high bounce on the leading portion of the sole to prevent digging in softer lies and when the club is forward pressed to any degree. But the trailing portion of the sole has what would be considered a very low bounce so that the Edison Forged Wedges can handle the tightest of lies. These two angles are always working together to handle any kind of lie and any kind of swing path, so you are never handicapped by the lie you face or the swing path you make.
The “Koehler sole” has been helping tens of thousands of golfers for over 25 years through multiple iterations designed by Terry Koehler for different brands of golf clubs. In the Edison Forged Wedges, Terry has refined this design to make it even more forgiving of different turf conditions and to accommodate various swing paths more adeptly.
Because you are asking your various lofts of wedges to do different things. Your lower-lofted wedges – 45-51 degrees – are typically used more for full swing shots. In these clubs, the dynamic weight distribution in the Edison Forged wedges will produce all the spin you could ever want. So in these lofts, the grooves are wider, deeper, and spaced a bit farther apart to channel away moisture and grass to help you maximize your control from the rough. When you choose these lofts for chipping or knockdown shots, they will deliver a more controlled flight/roll relationship.
In the higher lofts, which are mostly used with lower clubhead speeds but where you want to maximize spin, the grooves are narrower and closer together to put more groove edges on the ball to deliver more spin. The wall angles of these grooves are designed to allow a sharper groove edge to “bite” into the ball and give you optimum spin at low clubhead speeds. The higher lofts (57-63) also feature our unique “X-pattern” between the grooves for even a bit more spin.
All our grooves made to conform to USGA Rules of Golf.
Edison Forged Wedges are available in odd-numbered lofts only from 45 to 63 degrees. The reason for this is that our wedge technologies deliver lower, more penetrating launch angles and increased distance over conventional “tour-design” wedges. An Edison Forged 53-degree wedge, for example, will launch the same or lower than other 52-degree wedges, so you get your normal distance (or more) but have more loft around the greens to make your scoring shots stop quicker.
That said, we are happy to adjust any of our wedges one degree weaker to deliver even-numbered lofts from 46 to 64 degrees if that is what you want
Most chrome-plated heads on the market today have plating that is 3-4 microns thick and that can wear fairly quickly (one major brand claims that your wedges are “worn out” after as few as 50-60 rounds). To help protect your investment against wear, Edison Forged wedges feature our Durable Chrome plating that is 7 to 8 microns thick –double what others use. It costs more but is another reason why Edison Forged wedges are the best in golf.
In a word, yes. Regardless of the club – driver to putter – the shaft is the “engine.”
Your wedge shafts are asked to do a variety of things that other clubs do not have to accommodate. At full swing speeds, the shaft must stabilize the heaviest club heads in the bag. But with the very next shot it may have to deliver the precise feel required to help you make a delicate little chip or pitch of only a few yards.
We firmly believe your wedges should provide a seamless transition to your irons to optimize your feel and performance. That means matching material, weight, and flex as closely as possible to the shafts in your irons. But, as we said, wedge shafts ARE different, so at Edison Golf, we developed our own proprietary tipping procedures that optimize shaft performance for wedges, and our standard offering was selected after much testing and analysis.
Our standard offering of shafts include the KBS® Tour 120 (stiff) and KBS Tour 110 (regular) as our steel shafts. In graphite, we offer the KBS Tour Graphite 80 in Regular and A-Flex. We've chosen the Lamkin® Crossline® in Standard and Midsize as our standard grip.
That all said, we will be happy to build your Edison Forged wedges with any available shaft and grip for a reasonable upcharge when necessary.
We believe your wedges should be the most finely tuned clubs in your bag because you use them more than any other. In addition to building your Edison Forged Wedges with any shaft and grip on the market, we will provide alterations to grip size, shaft length, lie angles and lofts at no extra charge.
Our Performance Data
We subjected the Edison Forged wedges and the market leading wedges (randomly purchased at retail) to a battery of robotic testing performed by the golf industry’s premier independent testing laboratory. No Edison Golf personnel was even present at the time of testing.
All wedges were 54 degrees in loft and impact was tested at five points around the face – center and ½ inch toward the toe, heel, high and low, as this best simulates the impact pattern of most recreational golfers.
Ten shots were struck with identical clubhead speeds and shaft lean angles for consistency. This robotic testing has been supported with dozens of live golfer testing sessions.
Understand robotic testing isolates the clubhead performance from any golfer swing idiosyncrasies, so your own personal results may differ. But we are confident you will see a marked improvement in your scoring range performance in the first few rounds.
We tested against the top wedges in that category, too, and we found our superior performance just as daunting. For the most part, “game improvement” wedges feature a very large sole with lots of bounce to make them more helpful in getting out of bunkers. If that’s your only need, they work OK. But that large heavy sole and cavity back actually aggravates the distribution of mass issues that causes other wedge play problems.
It is not realistic to compare the Edison Forged Wedges to mass-produced wedges from the major brands found in the stores; those are usually cast clubheads built on generic steel shafts and grips and assembled in mass… maybe even overseas. The price of Edison Forged wedges is actually about the same as any quality forged iron on the market today.
The fact is that we put more into our wedges than anyone else. Our heads are precision-forged of 1025 carbon steel, a process which costs at least twice as much as the cast heads offered by most major brands. Then each head is plated with our unique “Durable Chrome.” It’s twice as thick as what others use and will make them last longer.
We use only premium shafts from KBS, rather than the heavy (and often generic) “wedge flex” offered by most others. And we top each wedge with a tour-quality grip: the Lamkin Crossline.
Finally, every Edison Forged wedge will be custom-crafted to each golfer’s personal specifications as opposed to assembling them by the thousands and stacking them on the retail shelves.
Currently, Edison Forged wedges are available directly from us on our website. As we prepare for the 2022 season, we have begun to reach out to dedicated golf professionals and premier club fitters to invite them into the Edison Golf network so that their golfers can take advantage of this exciting technology in scoring clubs.
If you would like us to reach out to your golf professional, please email his or her contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As long as your wedges are not already in the production process, we can certainly make changes. The best way is to call our WedgeFit team at 1-800-933-4395 and tell them what you need.
Our goal is to ship all orders within one week (5 working days) of when you place it. If you require non-standard shafts and/or grips, that usually adds a week or so to the process to give us time to order those components and get your wedges into production.
We ship all U.S. orders via UPS, FedEx Ground or USPS, so it typically takes 2-5 days after we process the shipment, depending on what part of the country we are shipping to.
International orders are shipped via FedEx International Priority, which usually takes less than a week from ship date to arrival.
Stamping art or initials into a chrome plated clubhead breaks through the chrome and introduces the likelihood of rust or corrosion, or worse, flaking of the chrome. At this time, we are not offering this service, but we are researching how we might do so without affecting the quality or integrity of our product.
We doubt that will happen, but no one has ever made a golf club that worked for everyone. You can order one wedge out of your recommended set and put it to the test on the courses you play, hitting the shots you face every round. We believe you will quickly see the performance superiority over conventional “tour-design” wedges.
If you don't find it is helping you improve your scoring range performance, simply give us a call to share your experience. If you decide to send it back, we'll issue a refund of your purchase price, excluding any shipping charges that you might have paid within 30 days.
All we ask is that if you purchase multiple wedges, please only try one of them out to make sure you like it so the others can be returned as new if you don't. Fair enough?
Please understand that we will have to charge a restocking/refurbishing fee if the returned wedge reflects any damage outside of normal wear for a short trial.