TaylorMade has announced the second generation of its popular Milled Grind line of wedges, after extensive research and input from some of the best players in the world.
The key new feature of the Milled Grind 2 Wedges is a raw face, which is designed for optimal spin to help develop precision wedge play.
The wedges continue to utilise the CNC milling technology, also seen in the P-7TW Irons, which allows for much more precise results with the leading edge and sole grinds being individually milled.
Bill Price, Senior Director of Product Creation, Putters and Wedges at TaylorMade, commented:
Our Tour Players have long benefitted 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.
The ZTP Raw Grooves are sharper, deeper and narrower than before and also have a sharper radius, which combines with the rougher face to create more friction between the ball and clubface, therefore giving you that extra greenside spin.
The added friction from this raw face design also means that the ball is less likely to skid on the face before it grips, which in turn leads to a more consistent ball flight for predictable results.
The MG2 Wedge features a new Thick-Thin Head Design thanks to a special tool borrowed from their wood and iron design process to help optimise feel. TaylorMade says that the tool suggested a thicker backing with a thin outer section optimises frequency and duration for the desired sound and feel.
This movement has resulted in a slight change in weight placement throughout the head, as the face thickness has increased from 5.1mm in last year's MG Wedge to 6.5mm in this year's. A TPU insert has been added into the back cavity to balance the weight and dampen vibration to enhance feel.
The aforementioned CNC milling allows TaylorMade to produce wedges with much higher tolerance levels than any human could achieve by hand, thus allowing wedges to be created with virtually no variance between heads.
As always, there are a range of different lofts and grinds available so that you are able to create a wedge set-up which best fits the rest of your bag and your own swing characteristics.
The low bounce (LB) grinds feature the least amount of ground resistance and are geared towards those golfers who like to open up the face on their wedges, and who tend to take very shallow divots with their approach shots.
Conversely, the standard bounce (SB) grind is enhanced for full and pitch shots and suits golfers who play in softer conditions and take larger divots.
Available at retail from 6th September, the MG2 Wedges are available in either Satin Chrome or Matte Black finishes, each with an RRP of £149. Both will come equipped with True Temper’s Dynamic Gold S200 shaft and a Golf Pride Tour Velvet Burgundy 360 grip.