Lazrus Wedges: Budget Wedges that Compete with the Best

Lazrus wedges are the #1 wedge set on Amazon. Could wedges that cost hardly anything for a full set (52°, 56°, 60°) be any good? As an avid golfer constantly seeking a good value, I had to know.

I bought the wedges and have put them to the test over the last 6 months. Lazrus is a family owned golf company based out of an unlikely state – Idaho. Let’s see if they can really compete with some of the best wedges.

Best Value
LAZRUS Premium Forged Wedge Set 52, 56, 60

 Lazrus golf wedges are made in the same place as some of today's "top" 52 56 and 60 degree golf clubs - For 1/4 the price!

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USGA Conforming?

I get scared of some of the the direct-to-consumer brands on Amazon because they are not found on the USGA Club Database. This doesn’t matter for the recreational golfer, but it could get you in some trouble if you are playing in tournaments. Golf has some pretty crazy rules surrounding the types of grooves found on wedges.

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Lazrus 60° Wedge labeled “Milled”

The best seller wedge set on Amazon is NOT on the USGA conforming list. It is labeled with “Milled” and is not approved for tournament play. Lazrus sells a wedge set labeled “Milled.V” that is approved for tournament play. If you are interested in this wedge set and are playing in tournaments, then please make sure you purchase the legal “Milled.V” wedges.

Design and Build

I doubt there was any research and development that went into these wedges. They are most likely forged in the same forgery as other direct-to-consumer wedges and branded with the Lazrus logo. I don’t have a problem with this, especially if they keep the price point low.

Craftsmanship (8/10)

The wedges’ craftsmanship immediately impressed me. They have a simple yet visually appealing shape with a high toe and a low center of gravity. I’m not a huge fan of the baby blue logo and lettering, but somebody must like it.

Club Head (9/10)

They have a forged head with a D4 swing weight. I love the feel of a good forged head and these wedges did not disappoint. The high toe and the sharp grooves combined with a forged head give these wedges all the features they need. They have a micro-milled face that looks great up close, too.

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Lazrus Wedge with micro milled face

Shaft (7/10)

I have no idea where the shaft came from. It seems like a basic stepped steel shaft, but it has no label or anything that could identify it. That being said, I had not issues with the shaft. The weight distribution felt balanced, providing a sense of control during swings. I just don’t have the confidence to make full swings on a regular basis with an unknown shaft.

Grips (2/10)

Now the part I hate the most: the grips. The stock grips were straight trash. They were low quality grips that you’d expect to see on a cheap wedge. I took a few swings with the 56 degree and then took them to garage to re-grip them. If I had to use the stock Lazrus grips, then I wouldn’t use these wedges. That’s how much I dislike them.


On the course, the Lazrus wedges definitely outperformed their price tag. The 52°, 56°, and 60° wedges got really comfortable in my golf bag after I regripped them. I’m kind of sad the “milled” version that I purchased is not approved for tournament play. But I enjoy playing them on my casual rounds.

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Simulator Data from each Lazrus wedge

Forgiveness (9/10)

They are extremely forgiving on mishits and provide good spin and control when you need it. I’m not the best golfer, so the forgiveness of these wedges was much appreciated. I had a few hits on the golf simulator that were WAY off the toe. I would have never known if the golf simulator didn’t tell me. The trajectory, distance, and spin were all still acceptable even with the mishit.

Spin (9/10)

These things are spinny. I mean really spinny. It might have something to do with the illegal grooves. Maybe?

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Lazrus Wedge Set club faces with grooves

A few shots on the simulator with the 56° wedge were giving me 12,500 rpm backspin. I was also using the notoriously spinny Kirkland Signature V3 golf ball on my simulator. That may have factored into the excessive spin as well.

Those super spinny shots had no chance of staying on the green as they ripped back and spun off the front. I rarely hit the ball that cleanly on the golf course, so I actually enjoy the added spin on the course.

Chips & Pitches (9/10)

Whether hitting delicate chips or putting touch on a pitch shot, the wedges consistently delivered. The spin control was above average for me, allowing me to place shots with good accuracy. Even on challenging lies, the wedge performed how I wanted it to. My go to wedge was the 56° for most things greenside.

Full Swings (7/10)

Full swings felt crisp and controlled. I’m not a huge advocate for taking full swings with wedges, but it happens a couple times a round. The forgiveness was nice on full swings and has allowed me to get the ball on the green many times from 120 yards and in. I feel like a better shaft would have given me more confidence to take full swings.

Feel and Feedback (7/10)

Better players like feedback from each of their shots. They like to know how it was struck and what, if anything, they could improve. If that is what you are looking for, then look elsewhere. Lazrus is only a good fit if you are looking for buttery and forgiving.

The contact always felt solid, but it wasn’t the most responsive feedback. For me, the feeling of the wedge stayed largely the same across a variety of shots. That can cause problems for the better player that understands what he is feeling on each strike. For me, it didn’t really cause any issues.

Versatility (8.5/10)

I was never afraid to use these wedges in any situation, whether it was tight lies, bunker shots, you name it. I felt comfortable opening up the face of the 56° or hitting it square with the 60°. Its performance around the greens was really good, giving me the confidence to attempt any shot I could imagine.

Having a wedge that allows you to be creative around the greens is always a good thing. There’s nothing more satisfying than a creative shot that gets you within 3 feet of the hole.


In conclusion, the Lazrus Wedge Set is a game-changer for any golfer seeking value without sacrificing too much performance in their short game. Its craftsmanship, performance, and versatility make it a valuable addition to any golf bag. The quality and results seem to far exceed the price tag of $147.

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Lazrus Wedge Set (52°, 56°, 60°)


  • Exceptional value
  • High quality forged heads
  • Versatile performance across various lies
  • Solid craftsmanship and design
  • Buttery feel


  • Terrible stock grips
  • Unknown shafts
  • Little club feedback
  • Could be too spinny

Final Rating (7.6/10)

Best Value
LAZRUS Premium Forged Wedge Set 52, 56, 60

 Lazrus golf wedges are made in the same place as some of today's "top" 52 56 and 60 degree golf clubs - For 1/4 the price!

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Overall, I would rate the Lazrus Wedge Set a 7.6/10 for its outstanding value and performance for the price. It’s not the best wedge you can buy, but it might be the best value wedge you can buy.

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