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GolfWRX Spotted: Prototype Callaway Jaws wedge (Updated with in-hand pics)

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Update (6/8): Our friends at Sports Marketing Surveys sent along some in-hand photos of the new Jaws wedge from the Scottish Open. For the first time, we can see the wedge has full-face grooves and is stamped with “Full Toe” on the hosel, leading us to not-so-expertly suspect this might be called the “Callaway Jaws Full Toe.”


Callaway introduced the most recent iteration of its Mack Daddy line in September of 2019 with Jaws MD5 wedges. So, you don’t have to be the savviest of GolfWRX forum members to deduce we’re due for another generation of Callaway wedges soon.

I mention all of this as a preamble to ask the question: Is this design we spotted in the bag of Chase Seiffert at the Rocket Mortgage Classic the next Callaway Jaws wedge? (and might we be sold bold as to christen it the “MD6”?)

The answer according to Callaway? Not exactly.

The official word from the Carlsbad-based company, “This is a prototype wedge. We’re constantly testing prototype products with our staff pros out on tour.”

In other words, maybe it is, maybe it isn’t, but they aren’t saying.

Regardless of whether this is the “MD6”, it is a new wedge design with a different channel in the rear of the club. Given the trend toward moving mass around in wedges, we can assume this is done in order to optimize weight placement to enhance launch and offer a measure of forgiveness. There certainly looks to be more mass high in the toe of the wedge.

Enhanced grooves were a big part of the MD5 story (generating lower launch, higher spin than with the Mack Daddy 4). Indeed, Callaway marketed the Jaws grooves as “the most aggressive grooves in golf.” It stands to reason that, if this is the MD5’s successor, there will be improved groove technology here as well — but that’s difficult to determine from a spy shot of the cavity of the club and no comment from the manufacturer!

Chase Seiffert’s Callaway Jaws Prototype wedge

Callaway Jaws MD5 wedge

We’ll keep an eye on Callaway staffers’ bags in the tournaments ahead and will certainly let you know when we have more information.

In the meantime, speculate away! What do you think about this design? Does this have the look of a wide release to you or is this a more limited prototype? Let us know in the comments.

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  1. ChipNRun

    Aug 13, 2021 at 6:22 pm

    Does this mean we can expect another year’s production of the standard MD5 wedges? I bet a lot people would support this.

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  3. CrashTestDummy

    Jun 29, 2021 at 3:29 pm

    Not sure it will change much to the dynamics of the wedges. The biggest change I have experienced with wedges is from Vokey. Two things, one good, one not so good. The incorporation of multiple bounces has been great. They have bounces that cover pretty much all conditions and types of AOA. However, the one thing I don’t like so much is their clubheads are more midsized now. They used to be smaller. Definitely changed the feel on how they swing on chipping and pitching. Preferred the smaller clubheads better.

  4. Haakzilla

    Jun 29, 2021 at 1:10 pm

    So…basically they are copying the new Fourteen RM-4 wedge now?

  5. Numba Whun

    Jun 29, 2021 at 10:42 am

    “Prototype” i.e. adjustments to the chinese milling machine.

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Rory Sabbatini WITB 2021 (October, Mizuno Pro 223 irons)

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Rory Sabbatini WITB accurate as of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. 

Driver: TaylorMade SIM2 Max (9 degrees)
Shaft: Prototype

3-wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Titanium (15 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Blue 7 X

5-wood: Titleist TSi3 (18 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei AV 85 TX

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM2 Rescue (19.5 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Blue HB 9 X

Irons: Mizuno JPX-919 Hot Metal Pro (4), Mizuno Pro 223 (5-PW)
Shafts: Graphite Design Tour AD DI Prototype (4)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (56-08M, 60-04L)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 Onyx

Putter: Scotty Cameron T-11.5 Prototype

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Plus4, MCC Plus4

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Keith Mitchell WITB 2021 (October)

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Driver: Mizuno ST-Z (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS T1100 6.5 75

3-wood: Titleist 917F2 (16.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Blue 90 TX

7-wood: Titleist TS2 (21 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Blue 90 TX

Irons: Mizuno Pro 225 (2), Mizuno Pro 221 (4-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (50-08F, 54-10S), Titleist Vokey Design WedgeWorks 2021 Proto (59)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour

Grips: Golf Pride Victory

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

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GolfWRX Spotted: Mizuno Pro 223 irons at Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

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The PGA Tour is in Las Vegas this week for the 2021 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, and Rory Sabbatini has made his way to Sin City with a new set of irons in the bag: Mizuno’s Pro 223 iron model.

The Olympic Silver medalist most recently had Mizuno’s MP-20 MMC (5-PW) and Hot Metal Pro (4) irons in the bag but has switched into the brand’s new 223 model, which is expected to be released at retail next February.

Per Mizuno, the new 223 irons are “built for speed, but sized for the tour,” with a smaller profile than the company’s MP-20 MMC model and some additional technology borrowing from the HMB platform under the hood. We’ve heard rumors of thinner faces, beveled soles, and particular attention paid to the size and construction of the scoring irons in a bid to land Pro 223s in more, well, pros’ bags. 

Not surprisingly, many of the member comments on the Sabbatini WITB thread mention the 223s, including Foreleft, who says “I am really looking forward to hitting the 223’s. Think they will tick a lot of the boxes for what I look for in an iron.”

BunkersAreBigCups writes: “Oh boy, that 223 looks beautiful at address…”

Check out more photos of Sabbatini’s bag at the 2021 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in our forums here and let us know what you think in the comments.

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