Connect with us

Equipment

2019 TaylorMade Milled Grind 2.0 wedges feature a new raw face design, TPU insert

Published

on

We’ve seen them on Tour recently (including in Tiger Woods’ bag) but had no information about when 2019 TaylorMade MG2 wedges would arrive at retail. That changes today: TaylorMade Golf has launched the second generation of its Milled Grind Wedges—the Milled Grind 2 (MG2), featuring a new raw face designed for optimal spin for precision wedge play.

The ZTP Raw Grooves on the new MG2 are designed to offer sharper, deeper and narrower grooves and a sharper radius, which, combined with a rougher surface from the laser etching between the grooves, aims to allow players to create more friction between the clubface and the ball for maximum greenside spin.

According to the company, as opposed to plated grooves, the raw face design increase in friction reduces the ability for the golf ball to potentially skid up the clubface before it grips—leading to a more consistent ball flight.

Speaking on the new raw face offering, Bill Price, Senior Director of Product Creation, Putters & Wedges, stated

“Our Tour Players have long benefited from the performance raw wedges offer and it’s great to now be able to offer these performance gains to golfers of all levels. We’re confident they will enjoy the look, feel and performance that a raw face has to offer.”

Each raw wedge head also features an air-tight 3M adhesive sticker which has been specially designed for the wedge and is applied on the face to prevent rusting before purchase/use. When the golfer removes the adhesive sticker, the face immediately begins oxidizing, which in turn, begins the rusting process.

TaylorMade has increased the face thickness of the head from 5.1 mm in the MG1 to 6.5mm in MG2 for a new “Thick-Thin” head design.

To enable a thicker clubhead without adding weight, engineers were able to move weight by creating a TPU insert in the back cavity, a feature which is designed to provide vibration dampening to create a solid, positive feel at impact. According to TaylorMade, the placement also allows for an optimized CG location.

Just like in the company’s MG1 and P7TW irons, the MG2 wedge is CNC milled to allow for each leading edge and sole grind to be accurately and consistently replicated.

The sole geometry of the MG2, consisting of contour, angle and surface area is designed and maintained to interact correctly with the turf in the desired manner, with a Low Bounce (LB) Grind designed to provide the least amount of ground resistance and a Standard Grind (SB) offering a median ground resistance.

2019 TaylorMade Milled Grind 2 wedge specs, availability 

The MG2 wedge comes in two finishes—Satin Chrome and Matte Black and features True Temper’s Dynamic Gold S200 (steel) shaft and a Golf Pride Tour Velvet Burgundy 360 grip.

The new addition from TaylorMade will be available at retail from September 6 with an MSRP of $169.99.

 

 

 

Your Reaction?
  • 44
  • LEGIT5
  • WOW7
  • LOL1
  • IDHT1
  • FLOP4
  • OB1
  • SHANK5

We share your golf passion. You can follow GolfWRX on Twitter @GolfWRX, Facebook and Instagram.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Equipment

Today from the Forums: “Best 54/56-degree wedge for a sweeper?”

Published

on

Today from the Forums we take a look at 54 and 56-degree wedges which are effective on full shots from tight lies. WRXer, 10of14, is a sweeper of the ball and has reached out to fellow members who have been giving their suggestions in our forum.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • dhen9: “M grind or ES Glide 2.0.”
  • PowerCobra98: “Callaway MD4 or MD5 with the C Grind.”
  • bsb70x7: “I am a sweeper and a low bounce player. I play Vokey 54 with 10* of bounce (as my highest bounce). You may want to go with 8* of bounce if you use your Lob wedge in the sand.”
  • NYCGolfNut: “I’m the same. M grind Vokey – 8 deg bounce, heel and toe relief. Works great.”

Entire Thread: “Best 54/56-degree wedge for a sweeper?”

Your Reaction?
  • 14
  • LEGIT1
  • WOW1
  • LOL2
  • IDHT0
  • FLOP0
  • OB1
  • SHANK3

Continue Reading

Equipment

Today from the Forums: “Searching for a 5-wood”

Published

on

Today from the Forums we take a look at 5-woods, with WRXer, RAMDAN, on the hunt for a new addition to his bag. Our members discuss the options on the market and give their take on the best models from their experiences.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • Golf64: “Cobra F8 and 9s are still out there, and the new SZ is nice too. I prefer Ping, love the look and feel and easy to get in the air!!”
  • KGilma: “I just replaced my F6 baffler with the F9. It is a definite upgrade. I still have the F6 if you’re interested.”
  • bjh1: “Recently got an Epic Flash 5 wood (regular, not sub-zero), and I am loving it! Can’t go wrong sticking with the Callaway.”
  • jah7838: “I agree with those mentioning the Baffler and the other various Cobra offerings. F8+ and F9 Tour are really good clubs. I just got the F9 Tour 3 wood, and it’s really easy to elevate with the right shaft. I still have my Baffler that I’m going to mess around with as my 5 wood. I was using it as my 4 wood for last season, and really liked it, but I found a good deal on a like-new F9 Tour 3 wood that I couldn’t pass up. The issue I’m going to have with the Baffler as my 5 wood is that I’ve had my Adams 19* XTD Super Hybrid that it’s going to have to beat out. I’ve had that club for so long now, and I’m going to have a hard time not keeping that one in the bag. It’s not a knock on the Baffler; it’s just how much I trust the XTD.”
  • AG12: “I just was given a PING G410 5W to try, and I think it’s the easiest FW to elevate and just wants to go straight. I think j the Tour 75 shaft that PING offers is a great shaft as well. Worth a look if you’re in the market.”

Entire Thread: “Searching for a 5-wood”

Your Reaction?
  • 4
  • LEGIT1
  • WOW0
  • LOL1
  • IDHT1
  • FLOP2
  • OB0
  • SHANK1

Continue Reading

Equipment

Adidas collaborates with Palace Skateboards to create golf-inspired collection

Published

on

2020 Adidas x Palace Collecetion

Adidas Golf has teamed up with cult London skate brand, Palace, to create a golf-inspired collection of sportswear, accessories and footwear.

The collection, which was showcased by some pros at the 2020 Genesis Invitational, contains reworkings of tonal polo shirts with colourful detailing, two classic T-shirts, as well as outerwear for winter golf season.

2020 Adidas x Palace collection 2020 Adidas x Palace collection

2020 Adidas x Palace collection

2020 Adidas x Palace collection

2020 Adidas x Palace collection

2020 Adidas x Palace collection

2020 Adidas x Palace collectionIncluded in the collection is a baseball cap, towel, socks and sleeve, all in black with white stripe detailing, and is completed by two pairs of unique Palace golf shoes.

2020 Adidas x Palace collection 2020 Adidas x Palace collection

2020 Adidas x Palace collection

2020 Adidas x Palace collection

2020 Adidas x Palace collectionIntending to re-imagine classic sportswear apparel and footwear for a new, modern audience, the Adidas x Palace golf collection launches at retail on February 21, 2020.

Your Reaction?
  • 6
  • LEGIT0
  • WOW0
  • LOL1
  • IDHT0
  • FLOP1
  • OB0
  • SHANK15

Continue Reading

WITB

Facebook

Trending