Lazrus Vs Kirkland Wedges Comparison Overview

Do you want specialty wedges but don’t want to spend a ton of money on them?

Then the Lazrus and Kirkland Signature wedges need to be on your radar. The Lazrus wedges  sell for under $150 for a complete set and the Kirkland Signature wedges sell for $170.

And if you can’t make up your mind between these wedges you’re in luck. I tested both wedges side-by-side and documented my findings in the following comparison overview. Which bargain wedges are the best? Read on to find out.

Lazrus Wedges Overview

“One of the main benefits that the Lazrus Wedges have over the Kirkland wedges is that they are forged.”

Now they aren’t fancily grain-flow forged or anything like that. And the metal used to forge these wedges isn’t exactly premium. But the Lazrus Wedges feel reasonably soft. And they have milled faces to create tighter grooves and more spin around the green.

The Lazrus Wedges are only available in one grind option but the set consists of a 52° gap wedge, a 56° sand wedge and a 60° lob wedge. They feature a rounded leading edge that feels smooth from a variety of lies – favorable and otherwise.

I was getting adequate spin from the lob wedge on all my flop shots. The ball checked up well but I wasn’t ripping it backwards on the green. The launch was also high enough to make all three wedges viable as scorers.

Kirkland Signature Wedges Overview

“The Kirkland Signature set includes a 52° gap wedge, a 56° degree sand wedge and a 60° lob wedge.”

They also have milled faces to keep the grooves sharp and tight. And while they aren’t forged, they don’t feel harsh. Around the green, I was checking up just as well as with the Lazrus wedges. In fact, I was able to put effective backspin on some of my shots with these wedges.

The Kirkland wedges also come with stock True Temper wedge shafts so that is definitely a bonus. Many players will probably want to upgrade the Lazrus shafts so you actually might save more money with the $170 Kirkland wedges.

“I was impressed with both sets but I liked the added spin in the Kirkland Signature wedges. I don’t worry too much about distance from my wedges so the extra stopping power and shot versatility made the Kirkland wedges more appealing to me than the Lazrus wedges.”

Lazrus Wedges – First Impressions

“The first thing that caught my eye was the royal blue paint fills.”

I happen to like the royal blue/black color scheme but I can understand how some players could actually find it a bit distracting.

In any case, it definitely makes the Lazrus Wedges stand out.

Kirkland Wedge Set Quick Facts

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  • Includes three wedges
  • They can be purchased on
  • 52° gap wedge
  • 56° sand wedge
  • 60° lob wedge

Lazrus Wedges Selling Points

  • Black PVD finish or rainbow finish options
  • Affordable set of three wedges
  • Forged construction
  • Milled scoring lines between the grooves
  • Curved leading edge
  • Good option for mid to high handicappers
  • Deep face profile

Kirkland Wedges Pros

  • Workable: Kirkland Wedges have a relatively compact frame so better players can work the ball.
  • Distance: The Kirkland Wedges actually played a bit longer than the Vokey Design SM9 wedges.
  • Milled Grooves: The milled grooves allow for good spin control.

Kirkland Wedges Cons

  • Variety: You don’t get your choice of custom grinds and lofts with the Kirkland Wedges.
  • Thin Grips: If you have big hands, you may want to add tape or maybe replace the stock grips with thicker ones.
  • Feel: The feel isn’t bad per se; but compared to the premium feel of the Vokey wedges, the Kirkland Wedges don’t hold up.

Who Are the Lazrus Wedges for?

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“I think the Lazrus Wedges would be good for mid and high handicappers.”

They actually held up very well against the Ping Glide 4.0 wedges and added an element of forgiveness that the Glide 4.0’s didn’t have.

I question their durability and the black finish will wear away pretty fast; but I still think this is a good set for 18-25 handicappers.

My only major gripe is with the shaft. It feels harsh and doesn’t seem to flex at all. So if you do pick up these wedges, I strongly suggest you spend a little extra money and upgrade the shafts.

Distance: 96/100

Feel & Control: 97/100

Accuracy: 97/100

Forgiveness: 94/100

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Overall Score: 96/100

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Kirkland Wedges: Performance

I tested the Kirkland Wedges against Vokey Design SM9 wedges.

The SM9 wedges are available in a plethora of lofts and sole grinds. With Kirkland, you’re relegated to standard sand, gap and lob wedges.

I felt like the Kirkland Wedges had a lower CG than the Vokey wedges. With the Kirkland Wedges, my swing got under the ball easily and launched the ball high.

But there wasn’t a ton of control over launch. I couldn’t flight it down for more controlled landings.

The Vokey SM9 wedges on the other hand felt more controlled. The flight was lower and could be worked higher if needed.

But this isn’t necessarily a good thing if you’re a high handicapper who struggles to get the ball in the air.

On flop shots, I would trust the Kirkland Wedges with my life. But if I’m trying to land the ball soft from distance, I would trust the precision of the Vokey SM9 wedges.

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