Michael Chini

Renegar RxF Tour Proto Wedge

Category: Wedges
Price: $185
WE TESTED:
PW, GW, SW, LW with KBS steel shaft
KEY TECHNOLOGIES: The cut in the sole contributes to five different bounce surfaces, allowing one wedge to work in a range of situations.

PROS

PLAYABILITY: Renegar’s signature sole design may look a little puzzling, but it works—the RxF is a surprisingly versatile one-wedge quiver, with lots of bounce when you need it and very little when you don’t; the sole rarely gets tripped up, regardless of lie, and performs well out of sand; in a category of increasingly specialized tools, a few testers find Renegar’s one-club-fits-all approach refreshing.
DISTANCE CONTROL: One of the most forgiving, user-friendly wedges; slight misses on chips and pitches still leave you a good look, if not a tap in, and squirrelly swings find a way to the green; solid spin control once testers learn to play for a little run out; you want it around when the knees start knocking.
FEEL: Crisp, decisive impact without being too jumpy; for most guys, the heavy-headed balance feels just right: it moves through the ground without resistance, and delivers a meaty thump in bunkers; large blade distributes shock after a miss.
LOOK: Instantly familiar at address with its darkish finish, brushed face and white bottom scoring line; somewhat large profile seems easy to hit; graduated head sizes transition seamlessly through four available lofts; cool, high-tech crescent-moon notch in the sole.

CONS

Firm impact feel isn’t beloved by all; most testers want to see the lofts printed instead of letters; a few guys find that the RxF trades some subtlety for ease of use.

BOTTOM LINE: One of the top-rated wedges. It’s a fan-favorite designed for the masses. The low-maintenance RxF has impressive forgiveness and all the versatility a mid- to high-handicapper might need.

BUY THE CLUB: Get your own Renegar RxF Tour Proto Wedge

NEXT REVIEW: TaylorMade Tour Preferred Wedge

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