Pinemeadow Wedge Review 2020

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As a beginner golfer choosing a new wedge can be difficult. There are so many options, and there are difficult concepts to understand, like bounce and grind. Just figuring out what lofts you need is trouble in itself. 

The Pinemeadow wedge makes your wedge buying decision considerably more straightforward. These wedges are simple, forgiving, clean looking, and come in a variety of lofts.

You can put together a set of the Pinemeadow Men’s golf wedges for a very reasonable amount of money.

In this Pinemeadow Wedge review, we will discuss the basic features of these wedges and also help you to determine if the Pinemeadow wedge would work for your golf game.

Features and Benefits

These wedges are available in five different lofts. You can also purchase a Pinemeadow wedge in a women’s shaft if you would want.

The standard gap wedge is 52 degrees, the sand wedge is 56 degrees, and the lob wedge is 60 degrees. You can purchase a three wedge set that has a 52, 56, and 60 if you know this set of wedges is for you. 

The Pinemeadow wedge comes in a black finish. This is one thing that we actually don’t like about this wedge. The finish tends to wear off a bit, and we almost wish they had just made these clubs in a standard, more durable finish. 

Player Handicap

The Pinemeadow wedge is not built for the low handicap player. The shafts are not heavy enough, and the grooves are not high performance enough to fit the needs of a scratch golfer.

Each club must cater to individual players; this one is great for a beginner or high handicap player. 

Shaft (4/5)

The shaft on this wedge is a 125-gram steel shaft with a low to mid kick point. This shaft is perfect for the beginner golfer, and it is not too light.

You want something with a little more weight in a wedge to help you hit down and through the golf ball. 

Forgiveness (4/5)

The face area on this wedge is more substantial than almost any other model out there. The Pinemeadow wedge also comes in a 68 degree loft, which is very difficult to find.

Some wedge companies stop making clubs at 60 degrees, and some go to 64, very few go to 68.

We love the 68 degree option for a player who struggles to get over the lip of a bunker. The large amount of loft on this club should make it quite a bit easier to get out. 

Look/Sound/Feel (3/5)

It seems as though anytime you go to lower priced equipment feel is something that gets sacrificed. It’s not that these golf clubs feel bad, it’s that they don’t have the same performance as a tour level wedge.

If you are missing a wedge in your bag and only playing with a pitching wedge, putting a 56 degree wedge is of the utmost importance.

If you are not comparing this wedge to other higher performing options there is nothing about the look, sound or feel that you can describe as poor.  

Price (4/5)

The pricing on the Pinemeadow golf wedges is a bit hard to believe. They are priced lower than almost any of the other wedge options on the market.

Some might question if they are too cheap and lack quality. There are a few things that will likely not hold up in time (the black finish on the clubhead), but the overall shaft, grip and clubhead make this golf club a good value. 

Alternatives

If the Pinemeadow golf wedge doesn’t feel like the right fit for you, we have come up with a few other options.

As we try to do in each wedge review that we write, we want you to have the truth about whether or not a particular golf club is right for your game. The Pinemeadow wedges are not a fit for everyone. 

Cleveland CBX Wedge



PROS

  • Tour Zip grooves
  • Feels softer than the Pinemeadow
  • Better for full-length shots

CONS

  • Not available in 68-degree wedge

The Cleveland golf CBX golf wedge was initially released in 2018. This golf club is known not just for being high performing around the green, but it is also great for full swing shots.

The Cleveland wedges come with their tour zip grooves that give even more feel and performance than the Pinemeadow golf clubs. If you are looking for that 68-degree loft, you are not going to find it with Cleveland.

The CBX is still very simple when it comes to choosing loft, bounce, grind etc. This is a versatile wedge where all you will need to determine is which degree wedge you want.

Wilson Harmonized Golf Wedge



PROS

  • Available in black and chrome finish
  • Built for high handicap player and beginner
  • Versatile golf club
  • One of the most forgiving and easy to hit

CONS

  • Feel is not great compared to other similar options

If you are looking for something in the same general category as the Pinemeadow wedge, the Wilson Harmonized may be the next best place to look.

These Wilson golf clubs are a very clean looking classic design. They are available in both a chrome and a black finish.

The black finish is a bit better looking than the Pinemeadow wedge in our review. It also seems to hold up better over time.

The Wilson harmonized wedge is going to be one of the most versatile clubs in your bag. These wedges are not going to have bounce and grind options; instead, you can do what you like with this golf wedge to get the results you need.

The Wilson Harmonized is similar to the Pinemeadow wedge in that it is built for the beginner to high handicapper.

Read our Wilson Harmonized Wedge review.

2018 Cobra King Black Wedge


PROS

  • High quality
  • Progressive groove technology
  • Black finish that won’t wear off

CONS

  • More expensive

So if the reason you are reading this Pinemeadow wedge review is because you liked the black finish on this Pinemeadow wedge, we have an excellent alternative for you.

The 2018 Cobra King Black Wedge is one of the nicest looking and highest performing wedges available.

There is no question that the Cobra golf wedge will deliver some high performance, but it will be considerably more expensive than any of the other clubs in our review.

The King Black Wedge comes in a few different lofts and grind options as well. This club has a progressive groove style that you see in many of the high performing golf wedge options.

As you move to the lower lofts, the grooves adjust so that full swings become feasible without too much spin.

When you look at the higher lofted clubs like the 60 degree, the grooves are spaced very close together to provide high levels of spin around the greens.

Conclusion

In our Pinemeadow wedge review, we looked at the positive and the negatives of this golf club. There are not enough negatives to say that this is a bad purchase.

Instead, you need to consider this a value buy. For all that you get for the meager price, you certainly will not be wasting your money.

If you are looking for something with tour-level performance that is guaranteed to change your wedge game, this is not the club for you. 

Our alternatives offer some great value as well. None of the other options we suggested were overly expensive or priced as high as some of the new releases.

When it comes to golf equipment, most of the time, you get what you pay for. If you are simply looking to get your first wedge, hands down the Pinemeadow is a perfect first choice.

If you are looking to upgrade from a TaylorMade or Titleist wedge from a few years ago, this is not the place for you.

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