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Choosing a wedge can be a difficult decision to make, especially in today's market with so many options to choose from. Two of those options that you might be considering are the Callaway Jaws Raw wedges and the TaylorMade MG4 wedges.

There are lots of things to consider in terms of different technology that can differ from wedge to wedge, even though they might be from the same brand and in the same range. Do you want more spin, better control in wetter weather or something that favours versatility? The list goes on, but thankfully, we are here to help.

The Callaway Jaws Raw wedges and the TaylorMade MG4 wedges have been hugely popular with tour players and golfers of all levels, but how do they compare to each other? 

We put them head-to-head to give you the answers. 

JAWS RAW!
Credit: Callaway
Callaway Jaws Raw image
Callaway Jaws Raw
Perfect for being aggressive and generating spin around the greens.

PROS

  • Callaway's sharpest grooves to date for increased spin 
  • Added tungsten delivers better control and feel for short shots 
  • 17 loft and bounce combinations so there is something for everyone

CONS

  • None that we can find
Available for £189 from Callaway

The Callaway Jaws Raw wedges feature Callaway’s most aggressive, razor-sharp grooves designed to give you that ‘one hop and stop’ spin into greens. 
The spin off these by the Milled Micro-Grooves is brilliant, whilst a new weight balanced design delivers better feel and performance. 
Interestingly, tungsten was introduced for the first-ever time in a Callaway wedge to improve the centre of gravity for better control and feel. Variable length hosels have also been engineered to control trajectory and enhance forgiveness for every shot type. 
Coming in four different grind variations, the plating on the club face of the wedges has been removed, which ensures better contact between ball and face at impact and, as a result, extra spin and control where you need it most.
The 17 loft and bounce combinations include an all-new ‘Z Grind’ that Roger Cleveland developed for the player who loves opening the face up or playing shots with a squaring face, giving versatility and spin around the greens. 

MILLED GRIND!
Credit: TaylorMade
TaylorMade MG4 image
TaylorMade MG4
Performs well in all weather conditions for ultimate spin and control.

PROS

  • Laser etching delivers better performance in wet weather 
  • Raw finish promotes rusting for more grip and control 
  • Tiger Woods grind option is great, especially if you like versatility
  • Three main bounce options for lots of choice

CONS

  • These are hard to fault
Available for £159 from TaylorMade

The TaylorMade MG4 continued off the back of the success of the MG3 and with a new laser etching between the grooves, this performs well in all conditions.
The groove design in the MG4 wedges combines the all-new laser treatment with strategically designed grooves and a raw face. TaylorMade has achieved notable improvements in wet spin rates compared to prior models while also increasing face durability. 
With a refined finish with a slightly darker tint, it minimises glare with the raw face which oxidises over time. The redesigned back geometry enhances the wedge with a more solid and softer feel – all complimenting its refined tour-inspired shaping and versatility.   
TaylorMade has introduced a range of sole grinds in the MG4 lineup, offering golfers more versatility while also simplifying the selection process.   
The three main options with TaylorMade MG4 wedges are low bounce, standard bounce and high bounce. However, to cater to different swings and players, they added alternative options in each category, providing a total of six bounces to meet player’s unique requirements. With each bounce option having the ability to manipulate face angles for better versatility and playability.  
A TW bounce option is inspired by Tiger’s grind which is a 56° wedge with a dual sole with heavy heel relief, while the 60° has an extremely high bounce on the leading edge with a shaved heel. This allows for huge versatility no matter the turf conditions.

Conclusion 

Both of these wedges are very impressive. From Callaway’s razor-sharp Micro Milled Groove design to TaylorMade’s Laser Etched grooves, there is a lot to like about both of these, especially when it comes to spin around the greens.

The standout feature in the Callaway Jaws Raw wedge is the spin that you'll generate. The grip and control is amazing, especially on those partial shots around the greens. It allows you to be aggressive and gives you the confidence to attack the pin even if you're short-sided around the putting surface.

The TaylorMade MG4, with the laser etching in between the grooves, generates so much spin even in the wettest conditions. You feel like you are in control no matter the weather. That's something I really like about these wedges, as it's rare that we play in perfectly dry conditions.

The one thing both these wedges have in common is brilliant feel. The Jaws Raw feels like it just bites into the back of the ball, while the TaylorMade MG4 feels like the ball is loaded with spin leaving the club face.

From shorter yardages, the ball flights are fairly low, which again allows you to control and attack the flags. That's something that I like to see in a wedge, particularly when these spin as much as they do. It helps to keep your shots under control.

These are both exceptional wedges and offer incredible spin and control. The Callaway Jaws Raw is incredibly good around the green and from shorter approaches, while the TaylorMade MG4 with the Laser Etching design delivers great spin from the driest and wettest of lies, a good all-rounder no matter the weather.

Overall, if you're a player who tends to play in wet conditions, then I would really recommend giving the TaylorMade MG4 a shot. This has been designed with that in mind, so it's a great option for that. The Callaway Jaws Raw wedges would be my choice if you play somewhere that is usually dry, as the design of them is sensational. As always, it comes to personal preference, but both of these wedges excel on the course.

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How we picked

Performance Consistency

We meticulously evaluated each piece of equipment's performance across a number of variables.

Forgiveness and Playability

With golf clubs, our assessment always considered the versatility and forgiveness levels, especially on off-centre strikes.

Innovative Technology

We scrutinise the incorporation of innovative technology in each piece of equipment we review.

Customisation

We consider factors like adjustable features and customisation options available to the buyer.


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James Tait is bunkered’s Gear Editor. Want to know how the latest Callaway driver, Vokey wedge or Scotty Cameron putter performs? He’s the guy to ask. Better yet, just watch his videos on the bunkered YouTube channel. One of the biggest hitters in the UK, James also competes on the World Long Drive circuit and is a descendent of former Amateur champion Freddie Tait.

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