Lazrus Wedges Review – How Good Are They Vs Alternatives? – Are They Good for High Handicappers & Forgiving?

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“The Lazrus Wedges are sold for a very affordable price. But even at $150 for all three wedges, are they really worth it?”

Lazarus Golf isn’t one of those flash in the pan golf startups. They have actually stuck around for a long time and many golfers swear by them.

I have tested a few Lazrus clubs in the past and they were pretty good. Not great, but not terrible either.

But I think the true test of a golf company’s meddle lies with their wedges. It’s really hard to create a quality set of specialty wedges yet Lazrus has thrown their hat into that ring.

More specifically, and even more bravely, they are contending in the forged wedge arena.

I got my hands on a set of Lazrus Wedges to see if they hold up against some of the best wedges in the game and to see how they fare objectively.

Are the Lazrus Wedges any good? Find out in the following review.

Lazrus Wedges Vs Ping Glide 4.0

“Right off the bat, the Ping Glide 4.0 wedges have an advantage over the Lazrus Wedges: they have four grind options.”

The Lazrus Wedges only offer one grind option. So the Ping Glide 4.0 wedges may have better mass appeal.

But I can say that the grind of the Lazrus Wedges is versatile. It plays consistently well from the sand, the deck and even the semi-rough.

The Lazrus Wedges are forged but the Ping Glide 4.0 wedges are constructed with softer 8620 carbon steel. The Glide 4.0 wedges also have an elastomer insert that gives them an even softer feel.

The Glide 4.0 wedges also felt a bit more grippy.

Both the Lazrus Wedges and the Glide 4.0 wedges have milled faces; but the Glides undergo a special face blast process that seems to preserve more texture for a more friction-y feel.

I liked the feel of the Ping Glide 4.0 wedges more. They were also yielding higher spin rates for me; but in terms of performance, there was actually very little difference.

The sand wedges of the Lazrus and Glide set were yielding similar distance and the lob wedges were getting the same kind of height with comparable stopping power.

Key Features

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Forged Construction

The Lazrus Wedges have been forged. However, the steel they were forged from doesn’t feel super soft.

Instead, I got a solid feel from them. However, they are consistent.

Milled Faces

The face has additional milled scoring lines between the grooves. This provided me with really good spin control and good feel around the pin on half-swings.

Deep Face Profile

At address, you can see that the Lazrus Wedges actually have a deeper than usual face profile.

This adds forgiveness on low-face strikes and creates a sort of cradle low on the face that helps you scoop the ball out of tough lies.

Is it Good for High Handicappers?

“Another benefit of the Lazrus Wedges is that they have a curved leading edge.”

Despite the singular grind option, the curved leading edge helps you get through tough lies and make cleaner contact with the ball.

It also makes the Lazrus Wedges more forgiving overall.

I was getting good distance with the sand wedge and at least adequate spin with the lob wedge – without much effort.

So I think the Lazrus Wedges would be good for high handicappers who are just starting to hone their short game.

Available Shafts

“Unfortunately, you only get one shaft option with the Lazrus Wedges.”

And this is a stepped steel shaft in regular flex. Even more unfortunate is that the single stock shaft option doesn’t feel too nice.

It’s a bit stiff and makes you feel mis-hits in your forearms.

Are the Lazrus Wedges Worth it?

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“Let’s consider the $150 price point first.”

That’s $150 for the entire set – three wedges. This includes a 52, 56 and 60 degree wedge. $150 will barely get you a single Vokey Design wedge. So in terms of price, the Lazrus Wedges are definitely worth it.

Are they the nicest-looking wedges? No. Are they geared more towards high handicappers? Definitely. But I was surprised that the Lazrus Wedges held up so well against the Pings.

The Lazrus Wedges give you everything you need to improve your short game: reasonable distance, high launch, and good spin control.

So I would say the Lazrus Wedges are definitely worth it for 18-25 handicappers – just be prepared to switch out the shafts.

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In 20 Words or Less

“The Lazrus Wedges are affordable and provide short game control and precision comparable to more expensive wedges.”

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

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.

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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