This is Golfer Geeks’
I’m a teaching pro & scratch golfer who has played golf for 30 years. I’m always looking to improve my game, even if it’s just a shot or two here and there. I love testing new strategies both on and off the course and studying golf swings to see what actually works.
I’ve got 3 rounds, 4 hours on the range, and one session on a Foresight GC3 launch monitor
In this review of the
TaylorMade MG3 Wedge Overview
The wedge features milled grind technology (MG = Milled Grind), which helps improve overall turf interaction and gives a soft feel around the greens.
When you look at the face of the club, you will find the Raised Micro Ribs. This is one of the more unique groove patterns I saw in all of my testing. When you look closely at the design and also the ZTP-17 grooves with the steeper side walls, it’s easy to see how spin is maximized.
Most importantly, the grooves help to keep the spin consistent.
The MG3 has a medium soft feel, and the overall look is one of the cleanest on the market (much better than the Hi-Toe.)
Translation- Give the MG3 a try if you look for consistent spin and predictablility from your wedges. .
Why Consider the
The MG3 is there for you.
This is not the most forgiving wedge from
The main benefits of the
- Impressive turf interaction feels the same every time
- It has a medium soft feel, perfect for golfers who need feedback on shorter shots
- Good spin rates out of the greenside rough
- Great sand game performance
- Incredible consistency in spin rates from the short to the medium shots
- Loft – 56 degrees
- Bounce – 12 degrees
- Grind – Standard Bounce
- Shaft – Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S200
TaylorMade MG3 Specs and Loft Options
The overall spec and loft options from
- 2 finish options: Chrome, Black
- Loft options: Ranging from 46 to 60 degrees
- Grind options: Low Bounce (8 degrees), Standard Bounce (9-12 degrees), High Bounce (12-14 degrees)
My Experience with the
TaylorMade MG3 Wedge
As always, I like to start with the Foresight GC3 launch monitor and see what kind of numbers the
I was wrong.
Most of the spin rates were in the 7800 to 8500 range for full swing shots. Nothing to be upset about, and I could see the ball visibly stopping. The rates are just not as high as something like an SM9.
This could be related to the shaft I had in play, but I tested this for quite some time, and full swing spin rates measured consistently lower.
However, that’s really the only bad news here. When it comes to spin rates on the half and ¾ swing shots, the
That’s why I call this one of the most consistent wedges on the market. There is not a ton of variation from the highest spin rates to the lowest spin rates. However, my golf shots were stopping where I expected them to.
When I took the
Feel is great, just as good as any top wedge on the market; a little soft, but there is plenty of feedback.
Review of the
TaylorMade MG3 Wedges
Looks: (A+) I like the style and design of the MG3 wedges, they look great from the top down, and in the bag, the rusting gives it some character!
Sound/ Feel: (A) Great sound and feel, exactly what a better player would expect, softer on the short shots when needed.
Distance and Distance Control: (A) Distance control and consistency often go hand in hand; I find the MG3 to be really good at helping you control the overall distance of your shots.
Forgiveness: (B+) Not exactly a forgiving wedge; it’s not a negative, just something you should be aware of when purchasing so you get the player experience you want.
Spin: (A) Spin around the greens is great, and it’s incredibly consistent throughout; just be aware it’s not the highest spinning on the full shots.
Consistency: (A++) The most consistent of the wedges I tried when it comes to spin rates, feel, and overall performance.
Value: (A) Not the cheapest wedges, but you get plenty of performance from these; overall value is good.
Golfers really liked the
- “I would definitely recommend for well-experienced players. It had great spin, and I love the feel and the grips are great.”
- “These wedges are very versatile from just about any lie. The high bounce wedges are wonderful of the soft sandy lies. Easy to open the face and not dig into the ground. Classic look inspires confidence at set up.”
- “Confident to hit a clean shot on every swing in every lie. Easy to align, design slides through rough, fringe, and even sand.”
Who are the
TaylorMade MG3 wedges for?
Low handicap: (Yes) Low handicappers will benefit the most from the MG3, especially those who already generate a good amount of speed in their games.
Mid handicap: (Yes) Mid handicappers tend to lack consistency, and the MG3 shines when it comes to getting your wedge game under control; you may have to practice at it a bit, but it can get done.
High handicap: (No) I wouldn’t do it; there are better options for higher handicaps that allow for more forgiveness and higher success rates.
Our Verdict on the
TaylorMade MG3 Review
That’s why we think the MG3 would most benefit mid to low handicaps looking for more consistency in their wedge game.
Our #1 suggestion is to get your hands on it before you buy. Either at your local golf store or use Global Golf’s Utry trial program. I use it and recommend it.
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