Nike Engage Wedge Review

Updated on February 25, 2016

One thing we found in our Nike Engage Wedge Review is that they’ve catered to a wide range of golfer with the varied lofts and sole grinds available. Has this made their wedge offering a worthwhile choice though?

We reviewed the Nike Engage Wedge as part of our Best Golf Wedges Review.

Nike Engage Wedge

Our Assessment 

The Engage is available in three options - Dual Sole, Toe Sweep and Square Sole. A bold geometric sharp feature on the back of the club-head is the first thing you notice and it's quite 'bulky' to be brutally honest, particularly in the dual sole and square sole variations.

 The overall look of these wedges are funky, but bulky and are likely to appeal mainly to the younger golfer or the true Nike stalwarts. We found the feel somewhat on the heavy side and the sound at impact a little 'clicky'. That being said, the extra weight does offer something that will aid rhythm and tempo in your approach shots. The Toe Sweep is superb for the higher handicap player and aids recovery shots out the rough and greenside bunkers tremendously.

One of the best priced wedges on the market currently so that is a definite plus. Even better deals now with Nike hardware being discontinued.

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Pros

  • Caters to a wide range of golfer even the high handicap players
  • Good value for the offering

Cons

  • Bit chunky, large club-head particularly from the back
  • Not the best sound at impact…slightly ‘clicky’

Key Facts

Features

Details

Launch RRP

$119.99

Gender

Mens

Handicap Range

Low to High

Hand Availability

Right & Left Hand

Lie

63.5° to 64

Right Handed Lofts

50°, 52°, 54°, 56°, 58°, 60°

Left Handed Lofts

52°, 56°, 60°

Material Finish

Satin Chrome

Length

35.25″ – 35.75″

Shaft Type and Name

True Temper® Dynamic® Gold

Grip

Golf Pride Tour Velvet

Manufacturer's Website

Official Video

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Nike Engage Wedge Detailed Review

Design & Appearance

The Engage is available in three options and they are the Dual Sole, Toe Sweep and Square Sole.

A bold geometric sharp feature on the back of the clubhead is the first thing you notice and it’s quite ‘bulky’ to be brutally honest, particularly in the dual sole and square sole variations.

Another feature is it’s rounded sole, which gels with the ground at address…speaking of address, when looking down at address the clubhead does seem to have almost too round a shape and not quite as elegant as the Titleist Vokey SM6 Wedge , but then again Nike is focused more on a funky exciting look in comparison to elegant and classy.

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Image Credit: Official Nike Image

Build Quality

The Dual Sole basically offers two surfaces, one is used when addressing the ball with square face and the second is when the clubface is wide open…Rory McIlroy gave his input here and basically the Dual Sole has allowed more versatility around the greens.

The Engage Toe Sweep has a wider toe and narrow heel supposedly to enhance ‘snagging’ in thick rough. The square sole is primarily aimed at the higher handicapper who primarily hits any shot with a square clubface, even around the greens.

Each of the Engage wedges have a raw finish and Nike’s X3X milled grooves, which have more volume and sharper edges than previous Nike models.

Control / Feel

The sound at impact is not the best we’ve ever heard and it’s almost a bit ‘clicky’ and you feel as though you’ve literally hit the ball and not ‘pured’ it most of the time.

Having tested all three variations they all felt reasonably good through the turf although the best of the three in terms of this point was the Toe Sweep.

Also due to the center of gravity and movement of weight in the head the clubhead does feel fairly heavy when swinging and this could be a positive for some by allowing you to control swing speed and tempo a tad easier.

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Image Credit: Official Nike Image

Performance

The square sole when used on full shots is decent and actually allows you to squeeze a few extra yards out of each shot if necessary due to the muscle & cavity behind the clubface.

The Toe Sweep, to be fair, was impressive. It allows the better player to hit just about any shot from any lie due to it’s wider sole towards the toe section of club-head.

We tested it off hardpan, thick rough, tight fairway, variety of bunker sand mixes and it came to the party every time. The Dual Sole was fair and got the job done.

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Image Credit: Official Nike Image

Value for Money

One of the better choices in terms of value for money and comes in below the Ping Glide Wedge and Cleveland 588 RTX wedges, it’s important to get tested beforehand though or to possibly try the Nike Engage yourself to see which of the three variations suit you in particular.

About the author 

Michael Todt

Mike fell in love with the game from a very early age – a passion that hasn’t diminished ever since. He earned provincial colors throughout his junior years, but by the time he reached Varsity, the realization set in (thanks largely to some cold ales) that it was time to favor the pen rather than his clubs. He now writes for GA along with a few other sources.

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