What we say...
Ram Tour Grind wedges earned legendary status when Tom Watson used one to hole out from an impossible position by the side of the 71st hole at the Pebble Beach US Open in 1982. The company has undergone a myriad of changes since then, but the Tour Grind name still lives on.
They may no longer be the sort of clubs that a US Open winner would use, but they are still a good, solid choice. And for golfers who find it tough to justify spending the best part of £100 on an iron that will only hit the ball 60 yards they really are hard to fault.
There’s no denying they immediately look cheaper than most of the other wedges here, with the grooves painted black (always liable to bring down the look of an iron) and a thin-feeling grip. The head shape is more like a conventional iron than many wedges, which might appeal to those who are put off by more outlandish designs, with an easy-to-align straight leading edge on both the gap and sand wedge.
We found they worked well from sand and turf. As you’d expect, the feel is slightly harsher than some but the shorter hitters might well be interested to note that they were among the longest-hitting clubs in our test, with the sand wedge outreaching some of the other gap wedges.
Not the Tour Grind of old, but a fair effort at a very decent price. Among the longest in our test.