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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 Managing Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at [email protected]

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  3. 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.

  4. JB

    Aug 10, 2021 at 12:42 pm

    $180 – $200 for a wedge???

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (12/5/22): ‘Greatest Personal Golf Cart EVER!’

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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.

Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for the “Greatest Personal Golf Cart EVER!”

From the seller (@hibcam): “”This is probably the best value for a fully functional Golf Cart that you can find!!! This SoverSky 3 wheel Golf Cart has been FULLY UPGRADED and is an AMAZING Golf Cart! The Cart comes with an upgraded Golf bag holder- this has been strengthened with newly welded rods for more support. This comes with a perfectly fitting Cooler and a holder for your bluetooth speaker. This also comes with an easy to grab Rangefinder holder on the handlebars. The rear axle has been replaced with a faster rear differential and has speeds up to 29 mph. This also comes with a Lithium 60v/ 20ah battery that will run for 36 holes on one charge. 323 miles on this cart. Transports easily in a standard PickUp truck. RETAILS FOR OVER $2500 WITHOUT UPGRADES!! JUST $1299!! LOCAL PICKUP ONLY!! Los Angeles Area- San Fernando Valley.”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: “Greatest Personal Golf Cart EVER!”

This is the most impressive current listing from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

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Viktor Hovland’s winning WITB: 2022 Hero World Challenge

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Driver: Ping G425 LST (9 degrees @8.4)
Shaft: Fujikura Speeder TR 661 TX (45.75 inches)

3-wood: TaylorMade Stealth Plus (15 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 7 X

Utility: Titleist U510 (3)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI Hybrid 85 X

Irons: Ping i210 (4-PW)
Shafts: KBS Tour-V 120 X

Wedges: Ping Glide 4.0 (50-12SS, 56-06SS), Ping Glide 2.0 (58-12TS)
Shafts: KBS Tour-V 130

Putter: Ping PLD DS 72 Prototype

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Grips: Golf Pride MCC

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TOUR REPORT: Collin Morikawa debuts new TaylorMade “P7CM” prototype irons

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Welcome to this week’s Tour Report from Albany in the Bahamas for the 2022 Hero World Challenge. The week started with an unfortunate update from tournament host Tiger Woods, who was forced to withdraw from the event due to pain caused by plantar fasciitis.

As reported by PGATour.com, Woods will not seek surgery, instead opting for a “stretch and relax” approach. He still plans on playing in the upcoming PNC Championship and The Match, however, and we also got a brief look at his current golf swing, as I’ll get into below.

Aside from Woods, there were a few notable gear updates from the Bahamas, including Collin Morikawa debuting two brand new iron models, Corey Conners finally switching drivers, and Tony Finau showing off one of the coolest custom staff bags I’ve ever seen. Justin Thomas made yet another putter change, as well.

Let’s dive into this week’s Tour Report from Nassau, Bahamas.

JT makes yet another putter change

After making several putter changes throughout 2022, the Justin Thomas putter saga ultimately came full circle, ending the year with the same putter that he started off the year with. Before moving into several different 1-of-1 long-neck Scotty Cameron T5 prototype putters, Thomas began the year with a Scotty Cameron X5 Tour Prototype with a short flow neck. And that’s what he had in the bag at the 2022 Hero World Challenge this week, as well.

Also, here’s your reminder that Thomas’ custom Titleist 621.JT Forged irons have zero offset, and they’re bone chillingly intimidating to look down at from address.

Shivers.

Justin Thomas’ full WITB from the Bahamas

Morikawa’s new TaylorMade prototype irons

Typically, Collin Morikawa doesn’t change irons unless he’s playing in extremely firm turf conditions over in Scotland. This week, however, he debuted an entirely new combo set, including TaylorMade “P7CM” prototype short irons (7-PW), and new “P7MC” long irons (5 and 6).

As we highlighted in our Equipment Report over on PGATour.com this week, Morikawa worked closely with TaylorMade to dial in his new P7CM irons, which are obviously named using his initials. While the irons have a similar look to the company’s previous P7MB blade irons, they appear to show a combination between chrome and raw finishes.

Here’s what Morikawa told GolfWRX on Tuesday about the irons, and why he switched out his 4.5-year-old TaylorMade P730 blade short irons:

“They’re brand new,” Morikawa told GolfWRX.com. “I’ve been using them for probably two weeks now. They’re not too far off from the P730’s that I’ve been using pretty much since I turned pro. I was fortunate enough to do some iron testing with TaylorMade – which I’ve never done – and go into the whole sole pattern, and bounce, and width of an iron. There’s nothing wrong with 730’s, I … love them, that’s why I played them for probably 4.5 years now. But there’s just certain shots here and there that come out of nowhere.”

In addition to the new blades, he also debuted new TaylorMade P-7MC irons, which have a different design in their back cavities compared to the previous iterations of P7MC irons. Morikawa said it was an “easy transition,” but we’re yet to hear more details from TaylorMade about specific technical information or possible release dates.

We’ll keep you up to date should we learn more about the TaylorMade P7MCs that Morikawa had in the bag at the Hero.

Collin Morikawa’s full WITB from the Bahamas

Tony Finau’s absolute HEATER of a golf bag

Whether you’re a Utah Jazz basketball fan or not, I simply refuse to believe anyone can say this 1-of-1 Vessel-made staff bag isn’t one of the coolest of all time. The all purple colorway, Jazz logo, and jersey-style “Finau 7” stitching on the front make this bag absolutely pop. The icy blue zipper colorway was a nice touch, too.

Finau teed it up in Wednesday’s Pro-Am alongside former NBA all-star and current Utah Jazz executive Danny Ainge, and Finau certainly did not disappoint.

@golfwrx Tursky says Tony Finau’s @Utah Jazz themed bag is the coolest bag he has ever seen. Do you agree? #golf #golftiktok #golfwrx #utahjazz ? original sound – golfwrx

According to Finau, he’s going to autograph and giveaway the golf bag at the upcoming Golden State Warriors vs. Utah Jazz game on Wednesday. If you have a chance to become the owner of this bag, I sincerely wish you good luck.

See what GolfWRX members are saying about the bag in our forums

Corey Conners finally ditches his driver from 5 years ago

Conners, who’s statistically one of the best drivers on the PGA Tour for the last several years, finally switched out his previous Ping G400 LST for a new Ping G430 LST. According to Conners, he started using the G400 LST at the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills, and he hadn’t switched it out since, although he did go through about 10 different heads throughout the 5 year stretch.

He told GolfWRX.com on Tuesday that although he actually found his previous model to produce slightly more speed, the new G430 was significantly more forgiving on off-center hits, so he gave it the nod this week at the Hero. The new driver is also equipped with a 1-of-1 UST Mamiya Linq shaft.

For more information on his switch, head over to the PGATour.com Equipment Report by GolfWRX.

Tiger Woods competes in the “Hero Shot” challenge, despite foot injury 

No one would have blamed Tiger if he didn’t compete in the Hero Shot challenge this year, especially being that he withdrew from the actual event. As the tournament host, however, he sucked it up to help put on a great show for the fans (and for social media).

Although he failed to advance to the second round against the five other competitors, it was still great to see his swing and enjoy the festivities.

 

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For those curious, he used a TaylorMade MG3 56-degree wedge for the 87-yard shot, and he was wearing Nike Metacon 8 sneakers. I took a deep dive into Tiger Woods at the Hero Shot earlier this week, if you’re looking for further insight.

Caddies everywhere, take notes

As a former club caddie myself, I fully respect this move from an Albany caddie during the pro-am. Instead of writing down the players approximate yardages in a yardage book or on piece of paper, he writes them down on a square slab and velcros it to his caddie bib for instant visual access.

This is a true veteran move. I’m questioning the yardage gapping for that particular player, because something seems off, but the point is that it’s a great caddie trick regardless.

And with that, we say goodbye to the Bahamas. Legendary GolfWRX photographer Greg Moore will be on location at the PNC, so look out for more WITBs and inside-the-ropes photos soon.

Check out all of our photos from the 2022 Hero World Challenge

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