Callaway Wedge X Series Jaws
Launched in 2009, the X Series Jaws Callaway Wedge is a well designed and well made golf club, available in both a Dark Vintage and a Chrome finish.
The wedge comes in lofts of 52, 56, 58, 60 and 64 degrees, and is equipped with the True Temper Dynamic Gold Steel shaft.
The club also features Callaway's Mack Daddy Grooves, which have been designed with maximum conforming depth and width to give you shot-stopping spin and control, and enable you to take aim from virtually any lie on the golf course.
We tested the 58 degree lofted model with 13 degree of bounce, equipped with the True Temper shaft mentioned above in wedge flex.
This Callaway wedge does have a slightly large head in comparison to some other new wedges, but this doesn‘t seem to affect the overall weight of the club very much, in fact we though that the X Series Jaws wedge actually has quite a nice weight to it when you hold it in your hands.
First thing to be said for performance is that the X Series Jaws wedge really can generate a huge amount of spin from almost any lie. Any golfer who tries this wedge out should certainly find it incredibly easy to stop the golf ball with, and spin it back in a controlled way when required.
Also from the 50-70 yard mark, the Jaws wedge really does offer superb feel and control, even when hitting to firmer greens, the golf ball comes to a very quick stop.
Not only that, but we found this Callaway Wedge to be quite forgiving on those fuller swings as well. It was very difficult with the wedge we tested, to hit the ball fat or thin or strike it poorly.
Almost every shot feels soft and smooth, and the distance is very consistent also. The X Series Jaws Wedge definitely is one of the best performing irons on the market for the longer shots of 60 yards or more in to the green.
As for around the green, this club was a pretty decent performer from a variety of lies and positions. The design of the club head makes it extremely easy to open the face and really get under the golf ball. Playing a pitch or a flop shot from a decent lie could both be done with equal ease.
Overall in our opinion, this is an extremely versatile wedge that can produce great shots from almost any lie. Certainly for around the green in particular, this is probably one of the best performing wedges that you can get.
Another good thing is that this club also doesn't chew up golf balls at a rapid rate like a lot of other modern wedges can. Which will save you a bit of money.
The X Series Jaws Callaway Wedge is also very good value for money on its own. You can generally pick one up brand new for around £50 or $80 as of 2012.
|Easy To Hit ||8/10|
|Distance Control ||8/10|
|Value For Money ||9/10|