Callaway JAWS Raw Wedges Review
Callaway JAWS Raw wedges are new for 2022 and bring a new level of spin to your short game. How do the raw face wedges perform?
The face of the new wedges, which join the popular JAWS range, are designed to rust over time to maintain the spin and control that this Raw wedge is all about.
The wedges come with four grind options – Z, S, X and W – to offer variations of bounce and loft to suit the short game of all golfers.
What Callaway says about the JAWS Raw wedges:
“Jaws Raw brings raw scoring performance to your wedge game. Featuring the most aggressive grooves in golf, with a raw face that promotes maximum spin.
“For the first time ever, Callaway is bringing tungsten technology to a wedge, for a weight balanced club that offers both feel and control.
“These new technologies are balanced with the craftsmanship honed from Roger Cleveland’s 40+ years of designing some of the most sought-after wedges in golf.
“Takes spin and control to new levels. We’ve combined off-set groove-in-groove technology with the most aggressive groove in golf for a controlled ‘one hop and stop’ trajectory.”
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Callaway JAWS Raw Wedges Design & Features
The Raw face design is the latest model of the JAWS range as Callaway follow a similar path to other manufacturers introducing rusting faces.
While the club head is chrome and tungsten as previous JAWS models were, the face has the plating removed to create the raw look which weathers over time.
The design element means that the edges of the grooves are exposed more and as a result produce additional friction and spin in your short game for more stopping power.
The JAWS Raw wedges have the CG positioned for improved control and feel, while a variety of hosel lengths in the options and weighted toe pads produce the ideal trajectory.
The wedges feature four separate grinds – the Z-Grind, S-Grind, X-Grind and W-Grind – to suit the bounce and loft option requirements of all skills levels.
The Z-Grind has a tri-level sole design with a low 8 degrees of bounce and comes in 58 degree and 60 degree lob wedge options. It is the ideal option for golfers who like to open the face.
The S-Grind has 10 degrees of bounce and is designed to keep the leading edge low and produce for turf interaction. Suited to a wide range of swing types, the S models are available in 48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58 and 60 degree loft.
The X-Grind is another lob wedge option in only 58 and 60 degree lofts, only this time with additional bounce of 12 degrees. Suited to golfers with steep downswings and taking deep divots, the wedge is designed to reduce the digging.
The W-Grind has the widest sole of the four grinds with a small leading edge to help the wedge slide across the turf rather than dig in. The most forgiving of the options, the W wedges come with 12 degrees of bounce and in 50, 52, 54, 56, 58 and 60 degree lofts.
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Verdict: Are Callaway JAWS Raw wedges any good?
JAWS wedges have always been one of Callaway’s most impressive performers, catering for a huge variety of golfers, and the Raw Face option adds another dimension.
Following on from the likes of TaylorMade in introducing a raw face, this JAWS model produces exceptional spin and control that can enhance your short game and help you hunt out pins.
The fact these rust over time might be a little off-putting for some, but that is part of the benefits of these clubs. The rustier and more raw they get, the more performance you will be to extract.
What is the Callaway JAWS Raw wedges release date?
They will go on sale from July 29, 2022, with pre-sale orders available from July 9.
How much do Callaway JAWS Raw wedges cost?
The wedges will be priced at $180 / £150 in steel and $190 / £155 in graphite shafts.
What are the Callaway JAWS Raw wedges specs?
The wedges are available in four different grind options and with a variety of lofts and bounces.
The Z Grind has 8 degrees of bounce and comes in 58 and 60 degrees, the S Grind features 10 degrees of bounce and is available in 48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58 and 60 degrees, the X Grind has 12 degrees of bounce and comes in 58 and 60 degree lofts and the W Grind is also 12 degree bounce with 50, 52, 54, 56, 58 and 60 degrees options.
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