by Sean Sommerville, Club Fitter
For years, TaylorMade has produced high quality golf clubs for players of all levels. In 2022, the new MG3 wedges will join that list. Here is some information pulled from the TaylorMade website, followed by our testing data and conclusion. Enjoy!
RAW TALENT. RAW SPIN.
Wedge technology has evolved. The new Milled Grind 3 features RAW Face Micro-Ribs, engineered for added face texture to deliver spin around the greens and added precision on partial shots.
CONSISTENT SPIN & RAW PERFORMANCE
There’s a reason RAW wedges are preferred by the game’s best players. The unplated material will rust over time to preserve consistent spin while also delivering better performance in wet conditions. With RAW Face Technology, only the face will rust while the rest of the head maintains a premium finish.
All-new Raised Micro-Ribs provide added precision on challenging feel shots around the green. A more abrasive and textured surface area leads to better interaction between club face and ball on finesse shots.
The milling process maximizes consistency, maintaining tolerance levels difficult for a human to repeat. The result is a precisely crafted grind on each and every wedge that produces optimal turf interaction and consistent performance.
- RAW FACE TECHNOLOGY
RAW Face Technology designed for increased spin and feel with sharper, narrower and deeper grooves in the face, as well as laser etched precision. The face rusts* over time, preserving spin properties and providing the time-honored look preferred by many Tour professionals.
* Extent and speed of club face rusting may vary.
- MILLED GRIND
Milled Grind wedges ensure precision where it matters most. The process maximizes consistency when crafting each sole for repeatable performance and turf interaction.
- ZTP-17 GROOVE
This groove features steep side walls and a sharp edge radius to maximize spin.
- THICK-THIN DESIGN
By redistributing mass, we are able to optimize CG location for precise flight and enhanced feel.
- RAISED MICRO-RIBS
Raised Micro-Ribs are positioned between full grooves for added texture on the face. They are designed to increase spin and improve performance on shots around the green.
Now onto the testing phase. A few of us club fitters got together to see how these wedges perform from different yardages. Each of us hit a 60* 50 yards and then a 56* 100 yards and the data was averaged (Table 1). The table focuses on launch angle, spin rate, and descent angle because those factors determine if the ball will stay on the green. Carry distance is provided for reference well.
|AVG||Launch Angle (deg)||Spin Rate (rpm)||Landing Angle (deg)||Carry (yds)|
Table 1, 50 and 100 yard data
Graph 1, 50 yard spin rates
Graph 2, 100 yard spin rates
These wedges look and feel great while offering tour level performance. In my opinion, these are the best wedges TaylorMade has ever produced and will benefit all players. Do yourself a favor and stop by The Cluboratory at Miles of Golf to give them a try.
*General information and specifications courtesy of the TaylorMade website.