Callaway JAWS Full Toe Wedges – Key Takeaways
- Update to the 2019 PM Grind series
- Full-face grooves, modified sole and more streamlined shaping
- Presale starts Aug. 26; at retail Sept. 9
There are two types of golfers and the new Callaway Jaws Full Toe wedge is expected to snuggle up with both of them.
First is the golfer who absolutely adores the PM Grind. Callaway is certain that golfer will swoon and gush over Jaws Full Toe.
And second, is the golfer who gags at the very sight of the PM Grind and at pretty much every other full-face, high-toe wedge, for that matter. Callaway says that golfer, too, will swoon and gush over Jaws Full Toe.
At least, that’s what Callaway is hoping.
Pretty lofty expectations, wouldn’t you say?
Callaway Jaws Full Toe Wedges – A PM Grind Update
Callaway made full-face wedges a thing again back in 2015 when it introduced the PM Grind. It was Phil’s wedge and a direct descendant of the PING Eye 2.
It was also a one-trick pony.
“The PM Grind was becoming more and more specialized,” says Patrick Dawson, Callaway’s Senior Manager for Wedge R&D. “It just didn’t quite fit the broader audience.”
While the PM Grind was most useful for partial shots around the green, it was less useful for anything resembling a full shot. And that’s being charitable. The leading edge was too rounded, there was too much offset and the overall profile was, well, an acquired taste.
“The sole was configured so it worked really well with short shots,” says Dawson. “But as soon as you hit a full shot, the head would tend to deloft the club and you’d lose the bounce. It would either dig in too much or we’d have to add more bounce to it.
“(Jaws Full Toe) is going to be money on full shots. The PM Grind was more of a specialty wedge.”
In other words, Callaway is blending the PM Grind with Jaws MD5, plus a dash of panache, to give you a better-looking wedge. And it’s one Callaway says will be more of a weapon from 50 to 100 yards than its predecessor.
A Spin Machine?
So, yeah, you can say Callaway re-started the full-face, high-toe wedge thing back in 2015. Since then, TaylorMade, Wilson, Cleveland and a few others have joined the party.
As the name suggests, the Callaway Jaws Full Toe features Callaway’s Jaws groove technology. Callaway brought back the Jaws name two years ago with the Jaws MD5 wedge. At the time they told us they’re the most aggressive grooves in golf. For the record, we haven’t heard anyone say their grooves are only sorta-kinda aggressive or even modestly passive. Hey, it is what it is.
Of course, the grooves are full face and feature Offset Groove-In-Groove technology which debuted in the 2019 PM Grind. It sounds, well, groovy. Callaway says it’s “angled micro-positives that provide additional spin on partial shots and pitch shots.”
“Around the green, you tend to open up the club and your impact location tends to migrate towards the toe,” says Dawson. “You need grooves out there. And Offset Groove-In-Groove is at an angle so when you open it up, it’s still perpendicular to your shot direction. You’re still getting a groove that’s grabbing your ball and hit hitting it at an oblique angle.”
Dawson says Callaway’s testing showed those angled micro-positives added more spin on open-faced shots but wasn’t all that helpful on full shots.
Jaws Full Toe: A More Versatile MD5
It’s important to note the Callaway Jaws Full Toe wedge is replacing the two-year-old PM Grind and not the two-year-old Jaws MD5, although you can bet the ranch an MD5 update is coming soon. And while there’s still plenty of PM Grind DNA in it, Jaws Full Toe is closer to a traditional-looking wedge than it is to PM Grind.
A common beef with PM Grind was the combination of aggressive offset and rounded sole grind made it a challenge to hit on full shots. Jaws Full Toe has considerably less offset and a noticeably straighter leading edge. The sole itself is a modified C-Grind. It has more toe and heel relief and a touch more bounce than the C-Grind you’d find on MD5, which should make sand and flop shots easier.
PM Grind also featured a toe-peak that was damn near Himalayan in proportion. The high toe design is purposeful as it pushes CG higher and more towards the toe for spin. The Jaws Full Toe is still high in the toe but is more Berkshires and less Himalayas. To make up for the lower profile, Callaway has added a little extra mass to the toe pad. That extra mass pulls the CG higher and more towards the toe.
The weight ports on the back of the club also play a role in moving the CG more toe-ward.
“Again, when players open up the club, they tend to hit more towards the toe,” says Dawson. “We made the heel-most weight port the biggest we could and we bored it deeper than the others to pull weight out of the heel and allow the natural CG to progress toward the toe.”
Callaway Jaws Full Toe Wedges – Final Thoughts
The full-face wedge category seems to be coming full circle. Yes, they’re great around the greens and can make almost anyone feel like a Phil-level flop-shot artist. That full-shot versatility, however, has been lacking. Cleveland’s RTX ZipCore full-face wedges have turned that trend around and the Callaway Jaws Full Toe follows suit, sort of.
Although Callaway does tout full-shot capabilities, the Jaws Full Toe will only be available in traditional sand and lob wedge lofts (54 to 64 degrees). Cleveland, meanwhile, goes as low as 50 degrees with its full-face offering (as does TaylorMade with Hi-Toe) and two months of on-course testing shows Cleveland’s lower lofts are viable full-shot weapons.
But if you’re trying to tell a story, there’s no sense in muddying the waters. Callaway makes it simple: MD5 (or its inevitable successor) for lower-lofted wedges and either Jaws Full Toe or MD5 (or its inevitable successor) for your sand/lob wedges. For what it’s worth, Callaway introduced Jaws Full Toe to its PGA TOUR staff at the Rocket Mortgage Classic in late June, with eight players putting them in play immediately.
“Straightaway, they loved the look,” says Dawson. “And they loved the straighter leading edge. They’ll play these in conjunction with their MD5 wedges. Some will play just lob wedges, some will play lob and sand wedges. They kind of mix and match.”
Specs, Price and Availability
The Callaway Full Toe wedges will be available in 54- through 60-degree lofts in two-degree increments as well as in a spatula-like 64-degree model. The entire lineup will be available in both left- and right-handed models.
As mentioned earlier, the entire line features Callaway’s modified C-Grind sole. The 54- and 56-degree models have 12 degrees of bounce while the 58-, 60- and 64-degree models have 10 degrees of bounce.
You’ll also have your choice of two finishes: Raw Chrome and Raw Black. In both cases, the face is raw, meaning no finish, while the rest of the head is either chrome or QPQ black (which, by the way, is a massive upgrade in durability from PVD). Yeah, the faces will rust over time. No, Callaway isn’t saying rust will add more spin. (It doesn’t. Spin comes from the lack of a finish, not the rust.)
True Temper’s new 115-gram Dynamic Gold Spinner is the stock steel shaft while the 80-gram Project X Catalyst wedge is stock graphite. The 52-gram Lamkin UTX is the stock grip.
You can also go full Callaway Custom with the new Jaws Full Toe wedges. For 20 bucks, you can get up to 10 different paint fills and colored weight ports if that’s your thing. And for another $15 to $25, you can get an array of custom stamping.
If that’s your thing.
Pre-sale for the new Callaway Jaws Full Toe wedges starts Aug. 26 and they’ll be in stores Sept. 9. They’ll retail for $169.99.
For more information, visit Callawaygolf.com.
Jaws Full Toe wedges combine full face JAWS grooves, offset groove-in-groove technology and an all-new raw face, giving you the spin and control you need to pull off every shot around the greens.
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Jaws Full Toe: A More Versatile MD5
Jaws Full Toe has considerably less offset and a noticeably straighter leading edge. The sole itself is a modified C-Grind. It has more toe and heel relief and a touch more bounce than the C-Grind you'd find on MD5, which should make sand and flop shots easier.
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There are four Callaway wedge grinds: Z, S, X, and W. Primarily, Z Grind and X Grind are for better players, featuring low and high bounce respectively. S Grind is the most versatile, suiting moderate swings and conditions. W Grind offers the widest sole and maximum forgiveness for higher handicappers.What degree wedge do pros use to chip? ›
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Wedge: TaylorMade MG3
Tiger Woods relies on his TaylorMade MG3 wedges to provide him with unmatched control and accuracy around the green.
The message: Most tour pros don't use one. So why do you? Sieckmann recommends a bag with a pitching wedge (48 degrees), sand wedge (54) and lob wedge (58), but those clubs should have varying degrees of bounce, which is the bulge feature on the trailing edge of the clubhead.What is the difference between full face and full toe wedges? ›
Summary. The Callaway JAWS Full Toe Raw Face Chrome wedges are different, but in a good way. Their shape inspires creativity and confidence. The grooves spin the ball for maximum control, while the full face of grooves allows for anywhere on the face contact.
With RAW Face Technology, only the face will rust while the rest of the head maintains a premium finish.” This is very interesting – the finish “preserves” consistent spin over time. While it might not add spin, it can help your wedges generate more juice for a longer period of time.Do full face wedges make a difference? ›
Full-face wedges have grooves that extend across the full face of the head, from the toe to the hosel. If you hit your ball with the toe of the club, you now get the advantage of the grooves you would have missed out on previously.Why MD5 is no longer recommended for use? ›
Although originally designed as a cryptographic message authentication code algorithm for use on the internet, MD5 hashing is no longer considered reliable for use as a cryptographic checksum because security experts have demonstrated techniques capable of easily producing MD5 collisions on commercial off-the-shelf ...Does anyone still use MD5? ›
MD5 is still being used today as a hash function even though it has been exploited for years. In this article, we discuss what MD5 is; it's history, and how it is used today.Why do people still use MD5? ›
MD5 can be successfully used for non-cryptographic functions, including as a checksum to verify data integrity against unintentional corruption. MD5 is a 128-bit algorithm. Even with its known security issues, it remains one of the most commonly used message-digest algorithms.What does 10s mean on a wedge? ›
A company might list its wedges as, for example, 46-8, 50-8, 50-12, 54-10, 56-14, 58-4, 58-8 and so on, where the first number represents degrees of loft and the second number represents degrees of bounce angle. Some wedge soles are designed so the golfer can change the effective bounce angle by opening the clubface.What is a V grind? ›
The V Grind is for players seeking a wedge with a grind that provides increased bounce on square face shots, and enhanced relief for open faced shots. For full shots with a square face, the V Grind has high measured bounce forward on the sole, best for players with a steeper angle of attack.What is the difference between hi toe and milled grind? ›
The main difference is that the Hi-Toe versions not only offer a different look to the standard chrome TaylorMade Milled Grind wedge, but they also have a slightly different grind with a little more heel relief and in my testing I was finding that it played with a little lower bounce than the Milled Grind.Does grind really matter on wedges? ›
Vokey grinds help you manipulate bounce more precisely: the high bounce wedge grinds like the D and K grinds offer more forgiveness on your wedge shots, while the low bounce L grind helps you create shots around the green. Wedge bounce and grind improves your consistency and control over your wedge shots.Does shaft matter as much with wedges? ›
In short, yes. The amount of give your wedge possesses will determine how much whip the shaft of your club provides when you swing. It can affect the trajectory, power, and how comfortable you are when you play. Everyone has a different playing style, and flex can contribute significantly to this.
Should I Chip With a Pitching Wedge or a Sand Wedge? You should chip with your pitching wedge in most instances, as they are better for shorter-distance shots.Is it better to chip with a 56 or 60 degree wedge? ›
As a general rule, average golfers will have an easier time hitting a 56-degree wedge compared to a 60-degree wedge. A 56-degree wedge will give just as much distance but it will also be a lot more consistent when you're chipping onto the green.What is the best club to chip with around the green? ›
For the average golfer, chipping with a pitching or gap wedge will produce the most consistent shots around the green. Using a gap wedge will be the best place to start for standard chips, but a pitching wedge could work better if the ball is sitting up in the rough.What degree wedge does Phil Mickelson use? ›
We also had the chance to chat with Gerrit Pon from the Callaway Tour Department about the unique grinds and profile of Phil's wedges and this is what he had to say. Q: It looks like Mickelson does some extra grinding to the sole of his 60 and 64-degree wedges. Can you tell us what you did and why?Should you full swing a 60 degree wedge? ›
One of the biggest mistakes made by those new to using a 60-degree wedge is hitting it as hard as possible. While there are instances where you might use a full swing, this wedge is generally considered a mid-length club. You should only need to be at around 50% to get what you need out of the shot.What is the highest degree wedge you can get? ›
Lob Wedge. A lob wedge has the highest degree of loft of any club in your bag at about 58-62 degrees. Lob wedges get your ball into the air quickly, (especially if you take a larger swing), and higher than any other club in the bag.Can a high handicapper use a 60 degree wedge? ›
High handicappers need to be careful not to overuse the 60 degree wedge. It's great that this club can hit the ball up in the air high, but it's also a shot that you might end up missing slightly, causing a big error.Do any pros use high toe wedges? ›
Which Tour Players Are Using TaylorMade MG Hi-Toe Wedges? The TaylorMade MG Hi-Toe Wedge is played by multiple players among the top PGA Tour Players right now with 4 tour pros currently carrying it in their bag, including Justin Rose, Robert MacIntyre, and Adam Long.Do I need all 3 wedges? ›
While I highly recommend carrying a minimum of 3 wedges for optimal short-game versatility, the average golfer can get away with 2 options. As long as you have a pitching and sand wedge, you can play full wedge shots, pitch shots, flops, chips, bump and runs, and bunker shots.Why get a hi toe wedge? ›
The primary argument for bagging a high-toe wedge boils down to versatility. The idea is that the extra bit of material in the high toe provides more area to work with, especially when you need to open the face.
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Who Needs Full-Face? That's a fair question. Full-face wedges typically make the most sense for golfers who have a variety of greenside shots in their tool bag. They're typically on the low-bounce side with aggressive C-grinds, making them very easy to open up.Is a 6 degree gap in wedges too much? ›
The ideal loft separation between wedges is 4°-6°, resulting in 10-15 yard gaps, so your gap wedge degree should typically be 48°-52°, especially if your pitching wedge loft is 44° to 46°.Do I need more or less bounce on my wedge? ›
If you have a steep angle of attack resulting in deep divots, a higher bounce is recommended. If you are a sweeper resulting in shallow or no divot, low bounce is recommended. Vokey encourages golfers to go through a wedge fitting to ensure they get the proper bounce for their swing type.What does MD5 stand for? ›
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The most common is SHA-256 that produces 256-bit hashes. Secondly, the SHA-2 is more secure than MD5, especially in terms of collision resistance.Which is better AES or MD5? ›
Because MD5 more secure than other hashing algorithms, goal Using MD5 algorithm for duplicating data and bringing data to server after uninstalling duplicate copy server. Purpose of use AES security is encrypting data and storing it securely on a server.Who broke MD5? ›
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SAN FRANCISCO/BOSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the summer of 2013, Yahoo Inc launched a project to better secure the passwords of its customers, abandoning the use of a discredited technology for encrypting data known as MD5.Is MD5 a bad hash? ›
MD5 is not secure and it hasn't been recommended for years! But as you can see, a secure hash might not be enough. If your company decides to use a really strong hash function but a user still uses a weak password (such as Password1), the hash may still be found in a hash lookup table.
Weaknesses in the MD5 algorithm allow for collisions in output. As a result, attackers can generate cryptographic tokens or other data that illegitimately appear to be authentic.How long does it take to crack MD5? ›
Cracking Hashed Passwords
Using brute force attacks, a high-end consumer graphics card can crack complex 8-character passwords encrypted by MD5 in 5 hours. For simple passwords that contain only numbers or lowercase letters, the results were almost instant.
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Collin Morikawa uses TaylorMade SIM and SIM2 fairway woods. Collin Morikawa uses TaylorMade MG3 wedges.What wedges does Dustin Johnson use? ›
DUSTIN JOHNSON WEDGES
Dustin uses the original TaylorMade Milled Grind wedges, with both a 52˚ and 60˚ model in his bag.
What is this? 60% of the top 100 PGA Tour golfers use a 46° pitching wedge with the next most used loft being 48°.What shaft does Dustin Johnson use in his wedges? ›
Dustin Johnson WITB: Full Specs
*The fairway woods, hybrids and utility come in and out of the bag regularly. Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind (52°, 60°) All have KBS Tour 120S shafts.
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All things considered, it was a bit of a surprise to see McIlroy switch back to TaylorMade wedges, since he's been using Titleist Vokey wedges since the end of 2022.What wedges does Jon Rahm use? ›
Rahm uses the Apex TCB pitching wedge that matches his irons and has 46.5 degrees of loft. He previously used Callaway's JAWS Forged wedges in 52, 56 and 60 degrees, but he transitioned to the JAWS Raw models when they became available.
Brooks Koepka is a Srixon and Cleveland Golf Tour Staff player. Brooks Koepka uses the Cleveland RTX Zipcore wedges.What is the easiest sand wedge to hit? ›
The winner of the best sand wedges for beginners is the Cleveland Golf CBX2 wedge. Cleveland is a tour leader when it comes to golf wedge technology and impressive performance around the greens.What wedges does Viktor Hovland use? ›
What's in Viktor Hovland's bag in 2023? Hovland uses a pretty mixed set of woods. He has a Ping G425 LST driver, a TaylorMade Stealth Plus fairway wood and Ping G430 hybrid. He then transitions into a full set of Ping i210 irons from 4-iron down to pitching wedge.What shaft does Justin Thomas use in his wedges? ›
He uses Titleist Vokey Design Wedgeworks club with a True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 Shaft for his lob wedge.