This is Golfer Geeks’ TaylorMade Hi-Toe 3 Sand Wedge review.

I’m a teaching pro & scratch golfer who has played golf for 30 years. I’m always looking to improve my game, even if it’s just a shot or two here and there. I love testing new strategies both on and off the course and studying golf swings to see what works.

I’ve got 2 rounds, 5 hours on the range, and one session on a Foresight GC3 launch monitor with the TaylorMade Hi-Toe 3 Wedge.

Summary: The TaylorMade Hi-Toe 3 56-degree wedge has full grooves, making it nearly impossible to hit consistently poor shots. The HI-Toe is a good choice for golfers that need more spin and forgiveness from their wedge.

In this review of the TaylorMade Hi-Toe 3  sand wedge, I discuss my experience with the club, its unique features, and benefits, as well as launch monitor data, customer reviews, and potential alternatives. 

Recommended
Taylormade Hi-Toe Sand Wedge
4.4
Pros:
  • Good spin around the green & on partial shots
  • Lots of forgiveness
  • Milled from 8620 carbon steel for a premium feel
  • Workability out of a tough lie
Cons:
  • Spin rates on full swing shots are lower than MG4
  • Not purty
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TaylorMade Hi-Toe 3 Wedge Overview

I tried the TaylorMade Hi-Toe 3 lob wedge just a few weeks ago and wasn’t overly impressed with it. It seemed only fair to try the Hi Toe in the sand wedge loft to see if that made much of a difference. 

TaylorMade likes to compare the Hi-Toe 3 wedge to a Swiss army knife. It’s a tool with multiple uses and can work from various lies around the green. The latest model also has a wider and more pronounced ZTP Raw Groove to create that extra friction between the ball and club face. 

Where the TaylorMade Hi-Toe 3 really stands out (in my opinion) is the forgiveness. Full scoring lines give you some spin and a stable strike regardless of how you manipulate the face. 

Translation: If you struggle with inconsistency around the greens, a versatile tool like the TaylorMade Hi-Toe 3 has the necessary features make you a more consistent wedge player 

Why Consider the TaylorMade Hi-Toe 3?

2023 TaylorMade Hi-Toe 3 Sand Wedge Face

If your main consideration when looking for a wedge is forgiveness without sacrificing feel, this is your wedge. 

The TaylorMade Hi-Toe 3 sand wedge lets you strike almost anywhere on the face and still get impressive spin, a good feel, and the control you need. 

If you need me to paint a clearer picture, if skulls, chunks, blades, and all other negative greenside shots are part of your on course vocabulary, then consider the Hi-Toe 3. 

The main benefits of the TaylorMade Hi-Toe 3 wedge are: 

  • Controlled ball flight 
  • Workable clubhead to help hit a variety of shots 
  • Good spin rates out of the rough, and especially out of the sand 
  • Above average forgiveness 

Club tested: TaylorMade Hi-Toe 3 SB Sand Wedge

  • Loft – 56 degrees
  • Bounce – 10 degrees
  • Grind – Standard 
  • Shaft -FST KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 115 Steel Stiff Flex

TaylorMade Hi-Toe 3 Specs and Loft Options

The TaylorMade Hi-Toe 3 wedges are more limited in spec and loft options than the TaylorMade MG4 or MG3. You can only get them in lofts of 50 or above

With the performance the wedge offers, this isn’t a bad thing; I wouldn’t want a Hi-Toe for my pitching wedge. It’s not a full swing wedge. 

  • 2 finish options: Chrome, Aged Copper 
  • Loft options: Ranging from 50 to 60 degrees
  • Grind options: Low Bounce (7 degrees), Standard Bounce (9 or 10 degrees), High Bounce (13 degrees) 

My Experience with the TaylorMade Hi-Toe 3 Wedge 

2023 TaylorMade Hi-Toe 3 Sand Wedge Closeup

As always, I like to start with the Foresight GC3 launch monitor and see what kind of numbers the TaylorMade Hi-Toe 3 sand wedge could get. 

For the full swing shots, I was able to get spin rates in the 8500-9500 range. Not the highest or most consistent spin numbers, but pretty good.

On shorter shots, the spin rate decreases (which is to be expected), but I still had plenty in the 7500 range on the shorter shots. 

Does it spin like a TaylorMade MG4 or a Titleist Vokey? No. 

However, it’s way more forgiving than either of those wedges above. 

In fact, having tested the MG4 from TaylorMade and the Hi Toe on the same day, it was kind of fun to switch to the Hi Toe at certain points and experiment with different types of shots. It’s a little easier on the player. 

My favorite thing about the TaylorMade Hi-Toe 3 Sand Wedge on the golf course is its versatility. When you have those little shots over bunkers, or your ball looks just a little buried, you can manipulate the Hi Toe 3 to do whatever you need it to do. 

On the full swing approach, it’s still not my favorite wedge. Spin rates are high enough, but the look and overall feel is just not as good as some others on the market. 

Review of the TaylorMade Hi-Toe Wedges 

Looks: (B+) It’s a little funky. The copper is nice, and I like the raw finish, but it’s hard to transition from a standard pitching wedge to a Hi-Toe 3 sand wedge. 

Sound/ Feel: (A) Great feel, confidence inducing, helped me feel capable of various shots. 

Distance and Distance Control: (B+) Distance control is great on the shorter shots because of the forgiveness; for longer shots, I felt like it was a little inconsistent. 

Forgiveness: (A+) Probably my favorite from a forgiveness standpoint, this one makes “non blade” wedge players feel like blades are a good choice 

Spin: (A) Spin is great, especially considering the amount of forgiveness offered in combination. 

Consistency: (A) I think with the full scoring lines across the face, spin numbers get thrown off a bit from a consistency standpoint, but feel and reliability are good throughout the course. 

Value: (B+) Premium wedge pricing: I think it’s a little high, considering this is more of a tool than an all-in-one solution across all of your wedges.  

Customer Reviews

Golfers love the TaylorMade Hi-Toe wedges. I was looking for some negative reviews, and there were very few. Overall, people like the versatility that the wedge has, as well as the forgiveness. If you want to get a little creative out there, the Hi-Toe 3 can do it. 

  • “Can miss hit the ball and still get the spin I need with these high toe wedges. Just dropping the head down in these balls for the perfect touch.”
  • “Best wedge I’ve owned so far! Full face grooves and raw face help me spin the ball a lot more than ever before.”
  • “I’ve only had these for a week or so, but I can tell the difference between my Lazarus wedges and these high toe wedges. I’m still getting familiar with my distances and spin, but I’ve been getting the ball closer to the cup, and my shots are more controlled.”

Who are the TaylorMade Hi-Toe 3 wedges for?

Low handicap: (Maybe) Lacks the refinement and consistency of the MG4, Vokey, or Callaway JAWS wedges.

Mid handicap: (Yes) For mid handicappers on the cusp of players style blade wedges and cavity back wedges, Hi-Toe 3 is a good solution. 

High handicap: (Yes) Plenty of forgiveness built in will help you learn what it takes to master the short game. 

Potential Alternatives

Highly Recommended
Highly Recommended
Highly Recommended
5.0
4.9
4.8
  • Exceptional spin rates
  • Superb feel & distance control
  • Available in several finishes & grinds
  • Impressive distance control
  • Great feel on both long and short shots
  • Not too soft coming off the face of the club
  • Spin, regardless of the lie
  • Similar technology and feel to Jaws Raw Chrome
  • Anti-glare black finish
  • Stays looking new for a longer time
  • Nada
  • Zilch
  • Not as consistent as Chrome version
Highly Recommended
5.0
  • Exceptional spin rates
  • Superb feel & distance control
  • Available in several finishes & grinds
  • Nada
Highly Recommended
4.9
  • Impressive distance control
  • Great feel on both long and short shots
  • Not too soft coming off the face of the club
  • Spin, regardless of the lie
  • Zilch
Highly Recommended
4.8
  • Similar technology and feel to Jaws Raw Chrome
  • Anti-glare black finish
  • Stays looking new for a longer time
  • Not as consistent as Chrome version

Our Verdict on the TaylorMade Hi-Toe 3 Sand Wedge Review

The TaylorMade Hi-Toe 3 sand wedge is one of the most forgiving and versatile wedges I tested. I like this wedge for mid to high handicappers looking for that extra confidence around the greens. 

If you are using a cavity back wedge and know that you are missing out on performance, the Hi Toe 3 56-degree wedge is one I would put in the bag. 

Our #1 suggestion is to get your hands on it before you buy. Either at your local golf store or use Global Golf’s Utry trial program. I use it and recommend it.  

Thanks for checking out our TaylorMade Hi-Toe 3 sand wedge review, and let us know how they work for you.

Recommended
Taylormade Hi-Toe Sand Wedge
4.4
Pros:
  • Good spin around the green & on partial shots
  • Lots of forgiveness
  • Milled from 8620 carbon steel for a premium feel
  • Workability out of a tough lie
Cons:
  • Spin rates on full swing shots are lower than MG4
  • Not purty
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