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When it comes to choosing the right wedges for your game, we’re all looking for something a bit different. For me, it’s about having more control. So how did I get on with the new TaylorMade MG4 wedges? Let’s get them out on the course…
Hot on the heels of the new TaylorMade P790 irons are the MG4 wedges, and the first thing that catches the eye is the all-new laser etching between the grooves. This not only makes them stand out – whether it be in your bag or on the shelf – but serves a pretty important purpose, too.
Like most people in the UK, I play my golf in a wide range of conditions. And how many times have you been out playing in the rain and find you’re just not getting your wedges to control the golf ball the way they would on a nice sunny day? The clubhead is soaked, the ball is soaked, and you’re finding it just slides across the face and destroys any chance of getting any kind of spin out of your shot.
That’s where this groove design comes into its own, because it eliminates any water that might be lurking on the face. Think of how the tread on your car tyres work – it’s a similar concept, with the grooves forcing the water to run away from the clubface and, more importantly, your ball.
The result is more facetime, if you will, between the club and ball, meaning more control around around the greens in even the wettest conditions.
So does it work?
Well, let’s just say I’m a huge fan.
I tested the TaylorMade MG4 wedges in dry, damp, and sodden conditions and they performed brilliantly each time. The new raw face finish allows for impressive spin and control, and the design does not affect the feel off the face at all.
Aesthetically, the shape of the wedge is visually pleasing – what else would you expect from a TaylorMade club? – and the 8620 carbon steel is a slightly darker tint in the chrome to reduce glare when it’s bright. They also come in a tour matte black finish, which looks super slick behind the ball.
With a new top line and a six bounce options to choose from, there is an MG4 to suit everyone’s eye.
Me? I put the 54-degree with standard bounce and the 58-degree in low bounce into play. I found this setup offered plenty of versatility around the greens, and I felt I could be more aggressive and still be in complete control – especially in wetter conditions. Even from 60 yards out, I felt like I could take pins on and get nice and close.
These wedges inspire confidence – and they are a hugely impressive upgrade for TaylorMade.
Available: September 8, 2023
RRP: £159 per wedge
Keep an eye on the bunkered YouTube channel for the full video review of the TaylorMade MG4 wedges.
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