TaylorMade has unveiled the next generation of its Hi-Toe wedge series with the launch of the all-new Hi-Toe 3.
With a focus on versatility and added performance on shots closest to the green, TaylorMade’s engineers have designed a club capable of producing the entire catalogue of short-game shots. From low-launching, high-spinning checkers to full-on open-faced flops, Hi-Toe 3 has been meticulously crafted to help golfers unlock creativity and save strokes around the green.
A four-way cambered sole allows for the forgiveness associated with high bounce while maintaining a low leading edge, making it playable from tight lies and visually appealing to better players. Trailing edge relief adds to the versatility by allowing golfers to open the face to manipulate loft, trajectory, and spin on short shots. The large ZTP RAW Grooves feature radii further engineered for optimal spin in various conditions.
New elements that enhance Hi-Toe 3’s versatility include expanding full-length scoring lines to all lofts above 54° which higher help generate spin around the green when the face is rotated open on shorter shots, while the face features raised micro-ribs – first used in TaylorMade’s Milled Grind 3 wedge – which are positioned between the full grooves to add texture to the face and increase spin and performance on partial shots around the green.
An aged copper finish adds a premium aesthetic and will blend seamlessly with the RAW face as it rusts over time.
Bill Price, TaylorMade’s director of product creation for wedges and putters, said: “Our tour players all offered great input individually [to the design of the High Toe 3], but collectively everyone wanted something versatile. They wanted a single wedge that could perform around the greens from deep rough, thick fescue, bunkers with different sands, in wet conditions and from tight lies. That’s a lot to fit into a single design, but with Hi-Toe 3 we’ve done it.”
PRICE, SPECIFICATIONS & AVAILABILITY
Hi-Toe 3 wedges, which are available to order now, have an RRP of £139. They come with a KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 shaft (115g) and Lamkin’s Crossline 360 Round 52g grip.
Bounce and Loft options: Standard bounce (50°, 52°, 54°, 56°, 58° and 60°), low bounce (58° and 60°), and high bounce (58° and 60°).
Added elements of personalisation are available through MyHi-Toe 3, which includes four different finishes – brushed copper, chrome, black and raw – before selecting text, logos and paint fills to create a unique design. RRP £189.
For more details, visit www.taylormadegolf.co.uk/taylormade-wedges/