If you have the money for it, I’d suggest you buy brand new wedges, as they aren’t that much more expensive than a used wedge. However, if you are on a tight budget or just really like getting the best deals possible, used wedges are not a bad option. More so than any other club, though, make sure the wedges doesn’t have too much use. You still want a wedge that has good grooves so that you can get spin when you need it the most.
In this article, we are going to be talking about the best used wedges that you can buy. Here is what we are looking for:
- used wedges in slightly used to like new condition: you’ll be making a mistake if you buy a wedge that has grooves that are too worn down. You won’t get the spin you need on both full length wedges shots and tricky chip shots where you need the ball to spin quickly.
- wedges from a couple of years back (at least): even used wedges that were first released in the past year or two are still overpriced. I always look for golf clubs that have been on the market for at least a couple of years, as their prices slowly decrease as time goes on.
- brands that have consistently produced the highest quality and best reviewed wedges: even with a tight budget, we don’t have to settle for lower quality wedges or god forbid an off brand wedge that will not perform nearly as well as a Vokey, Cleveland, or Callaway wedge.
Depending on your budget, we can find the best used wedge for you. If you are on a super tight budget, we’ve got a wedge that is a little older but that will still perform well. For those looking for the best value option, we’ve got a wedge that is a little more recent. For those that want the highest quality wedge that they can buy, we’ve got one for you too!
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Lower Priced: Cleveland 588 RTX
In my opinion, Cleveland is one of the top two wedge brands in golf. They have produced a wide range of high quality wedges throughout the years, and their used options are incredible deals. I’ve seen some crazy low prices on various different used golf club websites. I’m talking like $30 for a wedge in great condition!
If you are on a tight budget, or if you just like saving money when you can, check out the Cleveland 588 RTX. It’s been out for many years, and it has been overshadowed by the newer 2.o and the newest RTX-3 wedges that just came out. As a result, the prices have dropped pretty substantially.
For lots of grind/sole options and colors, this is a great wedge at a price that is far underpriced compared to the new wedges selling for $150ish that don’t perform hardly any better at all. It’s probably the lowest priced used wedge that I would recommend. Any cheaper than this one, and you are likely going to have a hard time finding the loft/bounce that you are looking for without the club being very worn.
Best Value: Callaway Mac Daddy 2
When it comes to wedges, I’d say Callaway is the most underrated brand. Everyone, including myself at times, is always focused on Cleveland and Vokey that they overlook other brands like Callaway, Mizuno, and PING when it comes to wedges.
Like the Cleveland model above, this Callaway Mack Daddy 2 wedge has been out for many years, but there are tons of them on the market right now. I’d say they are the best value wedges on the market, as they are the perfect mix of performance and price. The Mack Daddy wedges feel great at impact, spin great around the greens, and are super appealing at address.
If I were to buy a used wedge today, I would most likely go with an older Cleveland or Mack Daddy, as you get a lot of bang for you buck with both options. If you are willing to spend a little more, though, check out the Vokey (below) wedges.
Overall #1: Vokey SM7
If you can afford the best wedges on the market, you might as well go for the Titleist Vokey SM7 wedges. By buying them used you’ll save roughly 50% compared to buying them straight off the shelf. They are currently one of the hottest wedges on the market. The durability of a Vokey wedge is simply hard to beat. Pick up a couple now and you are likely going to be set for hundreds and hundreds of rounds before the grooves get worn down.
For the best mix of control and spin, this is it. If you want to be confident that your wedge is going to perform when you hit shots just how you want to, you can’t go wrong with a Vokey. Most of the used options are still in fairly good shape, as this model hasn’t been out too long.
If you want to save even more money, consider getting an older model Vokey, like a SM5 or SM4. They will perform nearly just as well, but it will be harder to find ones in good condition.