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Do you want forgiveness, versatility, more spin and control? Then stay tuned because we are putting two of Callaway’s most popular wedges head to head. 

 Choosing a wedge can be difficult as there are a huge variety of options. There are different grinds, versatility options and forgiveness. 

Callaway have had great success with their wedges, particularly JAWS Raw and CB Wedges, but how do they compare when we put them head to head to show you how they differ?

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Callaway CB Wedge
Ideal if you want a forgiving wedge that gives you confidence around the greens.


  • Larger confidence inspiring head shape
  • Jaws grooves for great spin and control
  • Full face groove in 56-60 degree options


  • Head size may be too large for some
Available for £149.00 from Callaway

If you’re looking for a little extra help around the greens, then the Callaway CB wedges are definitely worth having a look at.  
The cavity back design has a full face of grooves in the 54 to 60 degree offering and, overall, has a larger head shape giving you confidence and the best chance to get as much spin and control. This is also Callaway’s first ever wedge to feature urethane microspheres which sit behind the club face to improve sound and feel. The sharp grooves come from the Jaws grooves design, which Callaway say is the most aggressive groove in golf. These grooves have been treated with a face blast to enhance surface roughness on the face, providing spin at every impact location on short shots around the green.  

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Callaway JAWS Raw
These irons are great for a player who struggles with their ball striking


  • JAWS Raw grooves are Callaway's most aggressive groove design for more spin.
  • Micro Milled grooves deliver more spin on those partial shot around the greens
  • Raw finish promotes rusting for more abrasiveness and spin
  • 17 loft and grind combinations to choose from


  • Full face grooves aren't for everyone
Available for £179.00 from Callaway

If you want a wedge that gives you that one hop and stop spin control the Callaway Jaws Raw wedges could be you're next wedges. With four grind options and 17 total loft and lie combination these wedges will give you extra spin and control where you need it most. The milled micro-grooves in the face and Weight Balanced Design gives an enhanced feel to help contribute to improving scoring. Interestingly, tungsten was introduced for the first-ever time in a Callaway wedge to centre the CG for exceptional control and feel, whilst variable length hosels have also been engineered to control trajectory and enhance forgiveness for every shot type. They come in two stunning finishes to choose from: Raw Face Chrome and Raw Black Plasma. 

The Conclusion 

If you are a mid to higher handicapper that struggles around the greens, the Callaway CB wedge is brilliant. A larger head shape gives you the confidence to play a variety of different shots and, to be honest, the versatility and control is very impressive with the full face of Jaws grooves. I found it really easy to use and the spin is brilliant along with the feel of the face. The JAWS Raw is possibly one of my favourite wedges as the aggressive groove design with the micro milling has created a spin machine. The different options cater for you’re style of play and turf conditions giving the best option for you. If I was to choose one to play, it would be the JAWS Raw as I want something versatile for my style of play. If you’re a high to mid handicapper, the CB is a great option if you’re in need of a bit more forgiveness and help around the greens, it’s so easy and fun to use. 

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How we picked

Performance Consistency

We meticulously evaluated each piece of equipment's performance across a number of variables.

Forgiveness and Playability

With golf clubs, our assessment always considered the versatility and forgiveness levels, especially on off-centre strikes.

Innovative Technology

We scrutinise the incorporation of innovative technology in each piece of equipment we review.


We consider factors like adjustable features and customisation options available to the buyer.

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James Tait is bunkered’s Gear Editor. Want to know how the latest Callaway driver, Vokey wedge or Scotty Cameron putter performs? He’s the guy to ask. Better yet, just watch his videos on the bunkered YouTube channel. One of the biggest hitters in the UK, James also competes on the World Long Drive circuit and is a descendent of former Amateur champion Freddie Tait.

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