Callaway Jaws Raw Wedge Review

Made famous, mostly by the impressive short game of Phil Mickelson, Callaway has always been at the forefront of wedge design.

The Jaw lineup of wedges have always been known for their spin and performance which seems to get a little better every year.

If you are thinking about adding the new Jaws Raw wedge to your bag this season below is all the information you will need before making a purchasing decision. We will be discussing the Jaws Raw key technologies, loft/bounce options, as well as who we think would be a good candidate for these wedges.

Also, be sure to check out our top five wedge picks (link) for 2024.

Key Technologies

The Callaway Jaws Raw wedge series boasts an array of cutting-edge technologies meticulously engineered to enhance performance across various aspects of the short game.

Notably, the inclusion of tungsten marks a groundbreaking addition to Callaway wedges, strategically incorporated into the sand and lob wedges to precisely center the CG position, thereby optimizing control and feel.

Variable length hosels based on club type further aid in trajectory control while bolstering forgiveness, ensuring consistent performance even on off-center strikes.

One of the standout features of the Jaws Raw wedge series lies in its razor-sharp grooves, characterized by a 37° wall angle designed to elevate groove-edge sharpness. This innovative design facilitates a controlled “one hop and stop” trajectory from 80 yards and in, providing golfers with enhanced precision and stopping power on approach shots.

Moreover, the decision to remove plating from the clubface allows for natural rusting over time within the scoring zone, fostering a direct connection between the ball and face at impact while maintaining a premium aesthetic throughout the rest of the clubhead.

Callaway has also included Offset Groove-in-Groove Technology, a feature that we found, increases spin around the green greatly. By positioning milled micro-grooves at a 20° angle, this technology promotes additional friction on the face, enabling golfers to exert greater control over their short game shots with added precision and finesse.

Additionally, the inclusion of a muted toe pad on the clubface serves to reduce glare at address, enhancing visual clarity and confidence during setup.

The Callaway Jaws wedge has been around for a long time and with the new technology they have packed in this year, we think the Raw series is the best iteration yet.

Loft and Bounce Options

Like with any good wedge set, the Jaws Raw series includes a plethora of loft, bounce, and grind options to appeal to all players.

LOFTAVAILABILITYBOUNCEGrindSWING WEIGHT
48°RH ONLY10°S-GRINDD3
50°RH / LH10°S-GRINDD3
50°RH ONLY12°W-GRINDD3
52°RH / LH10°S-GRINDD3
52°RH ONLY12°W-GRINDD3
54°RH ONLYC-GRINDD4
54°RH / LH10°S-GRINDD4
54°RH / LH12°W-GRINDD4
54°RH ONLY12°X-GRINDD4
56°RH ONLYZ-GRINDD4
56°RH / LH10°S-GRINDD4
56°RH ONLY12°W-GRINDD4
56°RH ONLY12°X-GRINDD4
58°RH / LHZ-GRINDD4
58°RH ONLYC-GRINDD4
58°RH / LH10°S-GRINDD4
58°RH ONLY12°W-GRINDD4
58°RH / LH12°X-GRINDD4
60°RH / LHZ-GRINDD4
60°RH / LHC-GRINDD4
60°RH / LH10°S-GRINDD4
60°RH ONLY12°W-GRINDD4
60°RH ONLY12°X-GRINDD4
62°RH ONLYZ-GRINDD4

S Grind

Available in lofts ranging from 48 to 60 degrees the S-Grind features a standard medium-width sole with a slight ribbon at the back and moderate heel relief, ensuring the leading edge stays low through impact. With a small leading-edge chamfer for improved turf interaction, it’s Callaway’s most popular grind option, suitable for a wide range of conditions and swing types.

Offering 10° of bounce, it’s a versatile choice for players who prefer using a square face angle around the green. Whether encountering soft, medium, or firm turf conditions, this grind performs consistently.

W Grind

The W Grind offers the widest sole option with a tighter front-to-back radius and a small leading-edge chamfer, which promotes skidding and minimizes digging. Renowned as Callaway’s most forgiving sole grind, it boasts 12° of bounce, making it ideal for players who require maximum help and forgiveness on their shots.

Designed to accommodate deep divots, this grind performs exceptionally well in soft turf conditions. Available in lofts ranging from 50 to 60 degrees, the W Grind provides golfers with a reliable solution to navigate various short-game situations with ease and confidence.

C Grind

Available in lofts from 54 to 60 degrees with a bounce of 8 the C-Grind is a favorite among skilled golfers for its versatility around the greens. Designed with toe and heel relief, it keeps the leading edge low even when the face is opened.

This grind is perfect for players who can maintain consistent swing speed through impact, allowing them to easily execute a variety of short-game shots. It’s ideal for firm conditions and for players with a shallow attack angle. Available in lofts from 54 to 60 degrees with a bounce of 8

X Grind

Available in lofts of 58 and 60 degrees the X Grind offers the highest bounce option, featuring heel and toe relief alongside a narrow width, allowing versatility when opening the face. With a small leading-edge chamfer to minimize digging, this wedge is tailored for shot makers with a steep angle of attack.

Boasting 12° of bounce, it excels in handling deep divots and performs best in medium to soft turf conditions.

Z Grind

The Z-Grind features a tri-level sole design with an aggressive leading-edge chamfer that improves turf interaction and reduces digging, resulting in a more playable low-bounce grind.

This versatile grind is suitable for shot makers who enjoy opening the face around the greens or hitting square shots. With 8° of bounce, it’s ideal for players who create shallow divots and typically find themselves in medium to firm turf conditions. Available in lofts of 58-62 degrees, the Z-Grind provides golfers with the versatility and performance they need to excel in their short game.

We like how many options Callaway gives consumers. However, we would love to see them come out with lower bounce options for highly skilled players and would like to see them expand their offerings to include more left-handed models.

Who is this Wedge Good For?

The Callaway Jaws Raw wedge is an exceptional choice for players of all skill levels, offering unparalleled performance and versatility on the course. With its ability to generate maximum spin, this wedge surpasses all others that I have tested in terms of spin rates, making it ideal for golfers who prioritize control and precision in their short game.

Additionally, players who appreciate the raw rusty finish will find the aesthetic appeal of this wedge unparalleled, adding a touch of uniqueness to their bag.

Furthermore, the weighting of the wedge is specifically engineered to enhance forgiveness, providing players with added confidence and consistency in their shots.

Whether you’re a beginner looking to improve your short game or a seasoned player seeking superior performance, the Callaway Jaws Raw wedge is sure to exceed your expectations and elevate your game to new heights.

Pros

  • Extremely high spin control on all shots.
  • Compact look at setup.
  • Wide range of loft, bounce, and grind options.
  • Raw face finish to give the ball maximum contact with the clubface.

Cons

  • Not all lofts and grinds are available for left-handers.

Key Takeaways

Precise Weighting

The incorporation of tungsten into the sand and lob wedges strategically centers the CG position, optimizing control and feel for precision shots around the green.

Trajectory Control

Variable length hosels based on club type aid in trajectory control, ensuring consistent performance even on off-center strikes while bolstering forgiveness.

Sharper Grooves

The 37° wall angle of the razor-sharp grooves facilitates a controlled “one hop and stop” trajectory, enhancing precision and stopping power on approach shots from 80 yards and in.

Natural Rusting

Removal of plating from the clubface allows for natural rusting within the scoring zone, fostering a direct connection between the ball and face at impact while maintaining a premium aesthetic.

Offset Groove-in-Groove Technology

Milled micro-grooves positioned at a 20° angle increase spin around the green, enabling greater control over short game shots with added precision and finesse.

Exceptional Spin and Performance

The Jaws Raw wedge series delivers unparalleled spin rates, making it ideal for golfers who prioritize control and precision in their short game.

Reduced Glare

A muted toe pad on the clubface reduces glare at address, enhancing visual clarity and confidence during setup.

Versatile Options

With a wide range of loft, bounce, and grind options, the Jaws Raw series appeals to players of all skill levels and preferences, ensuring there’s a perfect fit for every golfer.

Patrick Stephenson
Patrick Stephenson

Hello, I’m Patrick Stephenson, a golf enthusiast and a former Division 1 golfer at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. I have an MBA degree and a +4 handicap, and I love to share my insights and tips on golf clubs, courses, and instruction through this blog.

Here are clubs that I rely on when I play golf:

Driver: Ping 425 Max
3 Wood: Titleist 917
Hybrid: Titleist 818
4-7 Iron: TaylorMade 760
PW-8 Iron: TaylorMade 7MC
58, 54, 50 Wedges: Vokey SSM9
Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour Red S

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