The Jaws line of wedges were first introduced by Callaway back in 2019 and following on from the original Mack Daddy wedges. took them to the next level when it came to spin rates. The brand have enjoyed a successful year too, with two men's major victories thanks to Jon Rahm and Phil Mickelson.
Their latest wedge is the Jaws Full Toe, which Callaway says allows you to be in full control of every shot whilst being an 'absolute spin machine'.
What's It All About?
The Jaws Full Toe wedges now feature a full face of Jaws grooves in a Full Toe face, with offset groove-in-groove technology and an all-new raw face designed to give you the spin and control required around the greens.
This shape provides a bigger face area for you to hit with, something which is particularly useful when playing from the rough or out of a bunker, and there's also an enhanced toe peak which is similar to the PM Grind wedge first debuted by Callaway back in 2015.
This shape works alongside the special C-Grind which has been designed to make shorter shots around the green even easier to hit - particularly bunker shots and 'Phil Mickelson-style' flops.
The wedge's toe pad pushes the CG higher up in the head, a design that creates a lower and more controlled trajectory. The Variable Weight Port System helps to also move the CG further away from the hosel and closer to the centre of the face, helping to promote consistent contact and improve feel.
Complete with a Dynamic Gold Spinner shaft and Lamkin UTX grip, the Jaws Full Toe is available in both raw face chrome and raw black finishes.
Callaway Jaws Full Toe Wedge Review
Looks and Feel
This was actually my first time using a wedge that had either a high-toe shape and the full-groove finish so these were twice as interesting for me, and even after more than an hour of testing I still felt like I was getting used to the look down by the ball. This is not a criticism, just a warning - if you're used to traditional looking wedges faces, this may take a little getting used to.
The enhanced toe peak produces a much more 'pointy' look than a traditional wedge shape, and behind the Callaway logo in the toe is where a little extra weights have been added. There are also the four weights sitting at the bottom of the club head just like in the MD5 Jaws wedges, in that familiar medallion style.
The design really does make sense, although I just need to get my head around lining the ball up as I had previously used the traditional 'box' of grooves, rather than the new full-face configuration, far more than I actually realised.
Because of this I found the full face grooves do make it a little harder to frame the ball up, but the awkwardness is far outweighed by the outrageous spin rates you get... I felt like Phil Mickelson!
Callaway say that these are absolute spin machines and they are correct. These wedges were simply obscene.
In fact, they made me feel so good about my short game that I was trying so many lob shots and still feeling comfortable over the ball, which usually never happens.
Even when hitting from the wet sand I wasn't expecting too much but once again they were fantastic. I nipped each shot perfectly, and the consistency of the strike and turf interaction through the sand was excellent.
Now on to some fuller shots, and as soon as I made contact I found myself saying "ooo this will spin back", and of course it did. The face on these wedges is rough and I couldn't stop running my fingers over it during testing. I don't know what the legal limit is for wedges, but this feels very close...
I would say that hitting full shots with my lob wedge or sand wedge is not one of my biggest strengths as I can struggle to control the spin and strike at times.
Too much spin isn't ideal for fuller shots as they can balloon up and not go anywhere, or they can spin back too far when they land on the green and great shots can end up average.
Callaway have sought to address this not by lowering the spin but by lowering the flight, thanks to the new toe pad design. I'm a huge fan of this new trajectory as it makes you feel like you can take dead aim with a controlled, direct flight.
This is a huge change in the wedge world and many companies have jumped on board with it over the last couple of years.
With so much spin being produced I was expecting to see half of the cover come off the ball, as the Jaws grooves were so sharp. In the end my Pro V1x did manage to stay intact - there was a few scratches and marks on the wedge face but not on the ball. I can't imagine using these with the old balata balls though... They wouldn't last three holes!
I tried out both the black and chrome raw finishes in my review and these two differ in colour only, not performance. The black face did seem to mark up a little more when you struck the balls though, but I don't mind that on my wedges.
Callaway Jaws Full Toe Wedge Verdict
Once I got used to the different shape of this wedge down by the ball and the fact that there was a full face of grooves, which initially made it hard to line the ball up to the middle of the face, I loved using them. I really did.
The turf interaction, feel through the strike and the ball flight produced were all beautiful, but the spin was the main thing. Even from the shortest of chips you still got so much control and that satisfaction of the zip. If nothing more they were just so fun to use around the greens.
I am a Vokey wedge player and have been for a while, but these have really made me think about changing. The choice of colours is great too - I am all in on the black!
Who Are They Aimed At?
These clubs would be suitable for just about anyone. They have the feel and precision that better players want, along with the forgiveness and friendly profile that higher handicappers need.
The only people who may be a little put off are the real traditionalists who may find that the shape and the full face of grooves is quite a lot to take in at address.
Would I Use Them?
Absolutely. These make me feel like Phil Mickelson, and for somebody who's weakness is high-risk lob shots, this is a very good thing.
⁃ Fantastic levels of spin
⁃ Steady, controllable ball flight
⁃ Grip feels really soft
- Modern looks and plenty of self appeal
⁃ Looks different at address than a traditional wedge shape so could take some getting used to
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