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TaylorMade launches all-new MG3 wedges

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TaylorMade has today unveiled its all-new MG3 wedges, which are engineered with Raw Face Technology.

The successor to TM’s MG2 line, 2021 MG3 wedges contain an unplated surface material that will rust over time to preserve consistent spin, and also deliver better performance in wet conditions, according to the company. 

The all-new Raised Micro-Ribs aim to enhance those benefits further and provide added precision around the greens — especially on partial shots.

Speaking on the new additions, Bill Price, Product Creation. Putter & Wedges stated

“Wedges have to be versatile and exacting, whether it’s a full swing from 100 yards, a touchy15-yard pitch that needs to stop quickly, or any distance in between. With Milled Grind 3, we’ve designed a wedge that’s capable of delivering optimal spin on every shot from every distance.”

The Raised Micro-Ribs (0.02mm tall and .25mm wide) span the entire face of the MG3 wedges and sit between the traditional grooves. The Ribs are designed to create an abrasive and textured surface area that improves the interaction between clubface and ball on finesse shots.

Each leading edge and sole grind are individually CNC milled for accuracy and consistency from club to club, while the alterations to the sole and bounce offerings for the new MG3 wedges include the following:

Low Bounce (LB)

With a leading-edge that sits closer to the ground and has less tendency to catch upon entry, the LB offers a slight increase in camber designed to help the club glide through the turf with less resistance. 

The LB option aims to provide a smoother entry and exit of the club through the turf and features added trail edge relief designed to deliver versatility when opening the face up to hit finesse shots around the green.

Standard Bounce (SB)

Featuring a slightly wider sole than on the MG2 wedges, the SB sole geometry is geared towards increased playability and forgiveness on various shots. Added trail edge relief aims to provide versatility when opening the face up to hit finesse shots around the green.

High Bounce (HB)

Designed to help players with a steep attack angle or those who play in softer conditions, the HB sole is slightly wider than the MG2 and has increased camber for smoother turf interaction while also featuring added trail edge relief.

TW Grind

Offered in custom offerings only, with 56 and 60 degree lofts available, each sole on the MG3 TW was inspired by Tiger’s grind. The 56 degree wedge is a dual sole with heavy heel relief, while the 60 degree has an extremely high bounce on the leading edge with a shaved heel allowing for maximum versatility.

Engineers used precision mass placement for the MG3 wedges in design to optimize CG location to encourage lower launch with increased spin (i.e., the higher the loft, the higher the CG) while simultaneously bidding to deliver better sound and feel responses.

Progressive hosel lengths also allow players to pair different hosel lengths with different lofts allowing for optimal CG location. In addition, unlike its predecessor, the new MG3 wedges include a scratch finish on the toe area to reduce glare at address.

Specs, Availability & Pricing

  • Lofts: Standard Bounce include 46, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58 and 60 degrees. Low Bounce loft options: 56, 58 and 60 degrees. High Bounce options: 52, 54, 56, 58 and 60 degrees. The TW Grind is only available in custom offerings with lofts of 56 or 60 degrees
  • Shaft and Grip: True Temper Tour Issue S200 shafts and Lamkin Crossline 360 grip
  • Finish: Satin Raw Chrome and Satin Raw Black
  • Price: $179.99 each; TW Grind: $199.99
  • Availability: September 3
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Gianni is the Assistant Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

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  1. Pingback: GolfWRX Member Experience: TaylorMade Milled Grind 3 wedge fitting at The Kingdom – GolfWRX

  2. Epic Golfer

    Aug 11, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    Looks cheap but cost $$$$$. Wait until the next version and save your money. Swing Science is better.

  3. JB

    Aug 10, 2021 at 12:42 pm

    $180 – $200 for a wedge???

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Best wedges for a newer golfer? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been talking wedges. WRXer ‘Luckydutch’ is new to the sport and is uncertain as to how to approach choosing his wedges, kicking off the thread, saying:

“I’ve just treated myself to a set of improvement irons running 5-GW. The GW is a 48 degree, so it occurs to me that I now need to think about wedges. What’s the conventional wisdom when it comes to buying wedges as a relatively new golfer? I can’t imagine there’s huge value in getting fitted since I wouldn’t have a clue what grinds etc. I like.

Do I go for just one chipping wedge to begin with then add to it over time? Or am I better off getting a set now? I suppose the advantage of buying one is it saves me some money in the short term. The disadvantage being I’m never going to learn how to use a 60 degree if I don’t get one, right?”

And our members have been sharing their thoughts and 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.

  • iknowbagu: “KISS – Keep it simple, stupid. This really should apply to all of us, but it holds especially true for beginners. Find something you like the looks/feel of, and then get matching. That could be 52/58, 52/56/60, 54/60, whatever. Over time you’ll learn what you like, what you don’t, etc., and you can mix and match from there. But until you to a point where you are very specific with your wants/needs, there is no need to reinvent the wheel here. Only technical thing you really need to know is that bounce is your friend.”
  • rjdivis: “I would say something like the Cleveland CBX 2 wedges would be a good place to look, or something similar. From a setup standpoint, I would go with either a 52* / 56*or just a 54. Learning your distances with the set GW will guide you on what lofts you will need. I always like to keep things simple and, as said above, stay away from the high lofted wedges. You don’t need a 58 or 60 at this time. You can always add down the road.”
  • rsballer10: “If you are a beginner, I’d get a 56 (doesn’t have to be new) and learn to hit all the shots with that club. Depending on the loft of your PW you may want a 50/52, but I’d honestly keep the # of wedges to a minimum starting out. As you get better/more consistent you can add more wedges to the bag. Even to this day, I use my 54 degree for almost everything, and my 60 is a get out of jail club. If I was starting out I’d just get a 56 and dump the 60 altogether.”
  • Macklessdaddy: “Local Costco and grab the Kirkland set, 52 56 60 for less than 200.”

Entire Thread: “Best wedges for a newer golfer?

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At GolfWRX, we are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment of the game in many ways.

It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball. It even allows us to share another thing we all love – buying and selling equipment.

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