Review: Wilson Staff Model ZM Wedges offer top versatility

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By James Tait Published: 25 March 2024 | Updated: 27 March 2024
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Some stunning new wedges from Wilson have arrived on the scene

Who are they for?

These are brilliant if you're looking to control flight and have versatility around the greens

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PROS

  • ZM wedge has a straighter leading edge and elevated centre of gravity to deliver trajectory control in the higher lofted wedges
  • ZM high-spin precision-milled groove pattern delivers more spin around the greens
  • High Toe option for more versatility
  • Garnet Face Blasting to ensure a faster, deeper and longer ball interaction.

CONS

  • Not ideal for beginner golfers

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Wilson Staff Model ZM Wedges review

Wilson has had a resurgence recently, with their driver, fairway woods and irons all performing extremely well. That success has certainly translated to their latest line of wedges. If you are looking for a new wedge which will give you more spin and versatility around the greens, the new Wilson Staff Model ZM wedges have it all. These wedges have been designed with two options. The first is a more traditional wedge shape, while the second is a High Toe option. Let’s take a closer look at what Wilson has to offer.

The First Look

The one that is a big standout with these wedges is the groove length in the High Toe option. We have a traditional compact design at address with a standard grove length in the core model, while in the ZM High Toe we have a full face of grooves that is eye catching. These are designed to give you more spin, especially on strikes closer to the toe. These wedges do look sharp with a great looking leading edge and they look the part in the bag too.

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The Tech

There’s a lot of tech in both the standard model and the High Toe model of these wedges. Here’s what Wilson has to say about them.

The new Staff Model ZM and HT wedge incorporates a new ZM high-spin precision-milled groove pattern combined with Garnet Face Blasting to ensure a faster, deeper and longer ball interaction. This results in higher and more consistent spin and check control in all weather conditions, with a special focus on exceptional performance in wet conditions. Constructed from soft Forged 8620 Carbon Steel, the new Staff Model ZM wedges are designed with a straighter leading edge and elevated centre of gravity for trajectory control in the higher lofted wedges.

The Wilson Staff Model HT differs with a high toe and wide sole construction, providing the ultimate versatility and playability. The face shape and sole allow the club to be played at varying degrees of open or closed configurations, giving golfers complete control over the amount of face that makes contact the ball.

“There are progressive CG changes as the lofts increase to promote a more controlled ball flight and solid contact. The CG change increases the mass on the section of the head from having a flat surface on a 50˚ and 52˚, more mass is then added on the 54˚- 56˚ and even more has been added from the 58˚ to 60˚ options. The ZM HT offers incredible feel and maximum spin with every shot, with the high toe design  providing ultimate versatility around the green. We wanted to keep the high level of consistent spin in all conditions that we have on the ZM model, and we’ve applied the same design ethos to the HT, with our tour players once again being heavily involved in the process.” – Harry Nodwell, Wilson Golf Product Line Manager.

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The bunkered Verdict

These wedges not only look great but they perform great, too. The spin you can expect around the green is impressive and the versatility in the high toe option will make it easier to open the face and get the ball in the air.

The 8820 carbon face and new face blast allows you to have the best control in wetter weather with great feel and also deliver great spin out of the toughest lies. If you’re looking for a wedge where you can control your ball flight, the Wilson Staff Model ZM is going to be a brilliant option, with its progressive centre of gravity. If you want more versatility and a full face of grooves then the Wilson Staff Model ZM High Toe is going unlock your creative skills around the greens.  

Details 

RRP: £149 per wedge

Available: March 2024

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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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