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I recently bought 3 new raw wedges.   Mizuno T20 in 58/12, Callaway Jaws MD5 in 58/12 m grind, and Cleveland RTG 4 in 58/6.

They all cost about the same.  The T20 had the most impressive packaging and is a beautiful looking wedge.  I was very excited to get it in play.  First impressions of the feel in my hands, really heavy in the head.  The sole is big and mostly flat.   It is really good for full swings and straight forward bum and run shots.  I pride myself on having great feel with wedges.  I have always been able to hit flop shots, one bounce and stoppers, bump and runs.  I struggled with any touch shots and near the green, feel shots were really difficult because of the head weight and bounce.  Flot shots were nearly impossible.  I took it out of play after four rounds and over 3 hours of practice.  

The RTX 4 wedge is a great looking wedge that feels good in the hands.  This wedge has great balance and feel in the hands.  It has good feel on full swings, 3/4 and 1/2 swings.  The grooves provide great spin ripping the ball back 5-8 feet when I try to spin it.  On short shots around the green 20 yards and in to the green, I could hit low spinning shots that bounce once and stop.  It was easy to bump and run and the easiest club I have ever hit a flop shot with.  From firm sand the ball comes out with ease.  From soft white salty sand the low bounce makes it much harder to use, but that's why I use a sand wedge with 12 bounce.  The other thing that makes this wedge challenging is you have to sweep every ball or risk digging the leading edge and turning over the turf on it.

The Jaws wedge is another fine looking tool.  The club has a great balance and feels good in the hands.   It has good feel on full swings, 3/4 and 1/2 swings.  The grooves provide great spin ripping the ball back 8 -12 feet when I try to spin it.  On short shots around the green 20 yards and in to the green, I could hit low spinning shots that bounce once and stop.  It was easy to bump and run with.  I could flop it from the rough or even the apron of the practice green.  It was smooth out of the sand both wet and heavy, and lite white salty sand.

All three wedges kept their spin enough to stop the ball on dewy mornings.  The raw finish sheds the water well.    

 

 

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Driver: Callaway Epic Flash 10.5 * Accra Tour Z TZ6 55 M3 pure 

Fairways: Callaway Mavrick 15*  19*  Accra FX 2.0-100F M3 pure  

Hybrid: Callaway Mavrick 4 Hybrid Accra FX 2.0-100H60 M3 pure  

PXG Gen 3 0311 P 5-Gap  Fujikura Pro 75 REG pure

RTX 4  54/12 Black  Fujikura Pro 75 REG pure

Callaway Jaws 58/10 X grind raw  Fujikura Pro 75 REG pure

Putter: Scotty Camron Special Select Fastback 1.5  Stock pistol grip 34"

Ball:  Bridgestone B rxs Yellow (below 70 degrees)  Titleist Pro V1 (over 70 degrees)

All clubs have Winn Dri Tac Wraps oversized

 

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Great feedback and reviews. I have the Callaway's and agree w/your assessment. Great spin. I have been interested in trying the Mizuno wedge as I hav been hearing good things about them.

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Nice write up, I have been eyeing the MD 5 Jaws raw myself.


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:mizuno-small:  Irons 4i / 9i MP-20 HMB   
:mizuno-small: wedge T20 46* 50*                                                           

:callaway-small: Wedges MD5 Jaws  58/x

:mizuno-small: Putter M-Craft II black

:taylormade-small: Tour Response 

 

 

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The Mizuno may be better with a lower bounce version.  The lower bounce may be lighter and better balanced.


Driver: Callaway Epic Flash 10.5 * Accra Tour Z TZ6 55 M3 pure 

Fairways: Callaway Mavrick 15*  19*  Accra FX 2.0-100F M3 pure  

Hybrid: Callaway Mavrick 4 Hybrid Accra FX 2.0-100H60 M3 pure  

PXG Gen 3 0311 P 5-Gap  Fujikura Pro 75 REG pure

RTX 4  54/12 Black  Fujikura Pro 75 REG pure

Callaway Jaws 58/10 X grind raw  Fujikura Pro 75 REG pure

Putter: Scotty Camron Special Select Fastback 1.5  Stock pistol grip 34"

Ball:  Bridgestone B rxs Yellow (below 70 degrees)  Titleist Pro V1 (over 70 degrees)

All clubs have Winn Dri Tac Wraps oversized

 

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Very interesting perspectives! Thanks for putting this out there - what did you end up keeping/using?


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Driver - [NEW] Mizuno ST190, Atmos Black 6x, adjusted to 8.5 degrees

3 Wood - Callaway Alpha 816, Graphite Design AD-DI 7x - 15 degrees

Hybrid - Callaway XR OS, Graphite Design AD-DI 7x - 18 degrees

Irons - Adams CMB, KBS C-Taper - 4 iron - GW

Wedges - Scratch, KBS C-Taper - 53, 58

Putter - Taylormade TP Ardmore Red Limited Edition - 34 inches 

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Wrosy,  I am playing the Jaws wedge most of the time.  I sub in the Cleveland in tight fairways.  Really I like both.  My home course has hard Bermuda so I like the extra bounce there.  The course I used to run, where I play quit a bit has tight bent grass fairways that are easier to play the lower bounce Cleveland wedge.  The T20 is available for another user.


Driver: Callaway Epic Flash 10.5 * Accra Tour Z TZ6 55 M3 pure 

Fairways: Callaway Mavrick 15*  19*  Accra FX 2.0-100F M3 pure  

Hybrid: Callaway Mavrick 4 Hybrid Accra FX 2.0-100H60 M3 pure  

PXG Gen 3 0311 P 5-Gap  Fujikura Pro 75 REG pure

RTX 4  54/12 Black  Fujikura Pro 75 REG pure

Callaway Jaws 58/10 X grind raw  Fujikura Pro 75 REG pure

Putter: Scotty Camron Special Select Fastback 1.5  Stock pistol grip 34"

Ball:  Bridgestone B rxs Yellow (below 70 degrees)  Titleist Pro V1 (over 70 degrees)

All clubs have Winn Dri Tac Wraps oversized

 

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On 6/21/2020 at 8:28 AM, Wrosy said:

Very interesting perspectives! Thanks for putting this out there - what did you end up keeping/using?


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I originally went with the Jaws but kept practicing with the 6 degree bounce on the Rtx 4 and now that I am used to it it has taken the spot.  It is just so versatile around the greens I can make it stop within about 18 inches from 20 yards out. 


Driver: Callaway Epic Flash 10.5 * Accra Tour Z TZ6 55 M3 pure 

Fairways: Callaway Mavrick 15*  19*  Accra FX 2.0-100F M3 pure  

Hybrid: Callaway Mavrick 4 Hybrid Accra FX 2.0-100H60 M3 pure  

PXG Gen 3 0311 P 5-Gap  Fujikura Pro 75 REG pure

RTX 4  54/12 Black  Fujikura Pro 75 REG pure

Callaway Jaws 58/10 X grind raw  Fujikura Pro 75 REG pure

Putter: Scotty Camron Special Select Fastback 1.5  Stock pistol grip 34"

Ball:  Bridgestone B rxs Yellow (below 70 degrees)  Titleist Pro V1 (over 70 degrees)

All clubs have Winn Dri Tac Wraps oversized

 

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