2023 TaylorMade MG4 Wedge at Golf Course

This is Golfer Geeks’ TaylorMade MG4 Wedge review.

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 4 rounds, 4 hours on the range, and one session on a Foresight GC3 launch monitor with the TaylorMade MG4 Wedge.

Summary: The TaylorMade MG4 spin rates are high, and distances are about average, but precision and distance control in that 50-80 yard range are unmatched. The MG4 is better than the MG3 regarding the looks, spin rates, and overall performance from the wet rough. 

In this review of the TaylorMade MG4 wedge, I discuss my experience with the club, its unique features and benefits, launch monitor data, customer reviews, and potential alternatives. 

Golfer Geeks Approved
Taylormade MG3 Wedge
4.8
Pros:
  • Superior spin & control on partial shots
  • Great looking
  • No weaknesses
  • Great turf interaction
  • Good feel
Cons:
  • Lower spin on full swings
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TaylorMade MG4 Wedge Overview

2023 TaylorMade MG4 Wedge Toe Closeup

The TaylorMade MG4 is a player’s wedge, and it’s the newest release from TaylorMade. Having just tested the TaylorMade MG3 and been relatively impressed with the performance, I was excited to get this one in the bag for a little while. 

The milled grind technology has not changed; the club’s sole is still designed to cut through turf with ease. One of the new features in this MG4 is a slightly rounded look with a larger profile. It still is very player-friendly when it comes to both looks and sound. 

The raw finish designed to improve overall spin rates over time is a great addition. The club turns in just a few hours, so be prepared for that. On the face of the wedge, you will notice laser-etched scoring lines that help to increase overall spin rates. 

Spin Tread technology creates something that looks like microscopic gutters on the face of the club. Water works its way out and away from the center of the face, so you get a clean interaction between the golf ball and the club head. 

Translation: The MG4 has everything you need for success from 100 yards and in. However, when it comes to those awkward shots in the 40-80-yard range, the MG4 could be the best in the game. 

Why Consider the TaylorMade MG4?

The TaylorMade MG4 is an all-around short-game tool that really shows its true benefit on those in between or awkward yardages. Interestingly, this is where the MG3 did quite well, but the 

MG4 spins more, looks cleaner, and feels better overall. 

As we know, with other TaylorMade Milled Grind testing we have done, forgiveness won’t be the main benefit of the wedge. If you need forgiveness, look at the Hi-Toe wedges. 

Also, if total distance is something you seek in your wedge shots. If you are trying to hit your sand wedge 5-10 yards further (don’t do this), you won’t find that with the MG4. 

The main benefits of the TaylorMade MG4 wedge are: 

  • Impressive turf interaction feels pretty much the same every time. 
  • The look at address is maybe the best in the game, rounded and clean. 
  • High spin rates even on the shorter shots 
  • Makes sand trouble a thing of the past 
  • It’s incredibly easy to dial in different distances.    

Club tested: TaylorMade MG4 Chrome SB Wedge

  • Loft – 56 degrees
  • Bounce – 12 degrees
  • Grind – Standard Bounce
  • Shaft – True Temper Dynamic Gold 115 Tour Issue Steel Wedgeflex Flex 

TaylorMade MG4 Specs and Loft Options

The overall spec and loft options from TaylorMade got a little more complicated with the release of the TaylorMade MG4. Although this wedge absolutely rivals the Vokey wedges from a performance standpoint, I’m not sure they needed to try and rival Vokey from a bounce and grind standpoint. (Lots of options here!) 

  • 1 standard finish option: Chrome (custom options available) 
  • Loft options: Ranging from 46 to 60 degrees
  • Grind options: Low Bounce (8 degrees), Low Bounce V Grind (9 Degrees), Standard Bounce (9-12 degrees), Standard Bounce C Grind (9 Degrees), High Bounce (12-14 degrees), High Bounce W-Grind (13) 

My Experience with the TaylorMade MG4 Wedge

2023 TaylorMade MG4 Wedge Laser Etched Face

As always, I like to start with the Foresight GC3 launch monitor and see what kind of numbers the TaylorMade MG4 will get. 

Right away, the MG4 started putting up full-swing spin rates of over 10,000 rpm. If you have read my other wedge reviews, this certainly puts it up there with some of the highest-spinning wedges on the market right now. 

I noticed that the total distance was about 3-4 yards shorter than other wedges I’ve tested, but nothing to keep me from using it. 

However, where the MG4 impressed me the most was when I went to the ¾ and ½ swing shots and still saw spin rates over 8000 at times. Some other wedges struggle to get that type of spin on full swing shots. 

In fact, I was playing a closest-to-the-pin contest with my 9-year-old son when I tested this wedge, and he said, “That’s crazy, that thing backs up even in the longer grass.” 

Pretty crazy. 

After taking the TaylorMade MG4 out on the course, I can tell you the performance matches what the Foresight GC3 had to say. I also loved how quickly I learned to adjust yardage and control distance with this wedge. 

Around the greens, it stops quickly, and the feel is soft on the shortest shots. 

A lot of time, money, and effort went into the way the MG4 is designed, making it feel as though it’s been in your bag for a lifetime, not a few hours. If you told me tomorrow I had to replace all my wedges with MG4, I would do it. 

Review of the TaylorMade MG4 Wedges 

Looks: (A+) An improvement from the MG4, more rounded and very clean looking. 

Sound/ Feel: (A) Great sound and feel, exactly what a better player would expect, soft enough on short shots. 

Distance and Distance Control: (A+) Distance control is what I love the most about the MG4; you can do what you want with this club. 

Forgiveness: (B) Not all that forgiving, and you could lose a few yards as it’s not the best for total distance. 

Spin: (A+) High spin rates all around; greenside spin, even out of the rough, was not bad. 

Consistency: (A) Very consistent spin performance, but also consistent feel. 

Value: (A) The MG4 is a new release; it will be expensive for a bit, but you get your money’s worth.  

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars out of 140 Reviews
67 out of 69 golfers (97%) recommend the MG4 Wedge

The MG4 is new, and golfers seem to love the performance and feel so far. I also saw one negative about the ferrule on the club not being as premium in the MG4; it’s not something I noticed on the club I tried.  

  • “Best wedge I have ever used. Even hitting range balls, you can make the ball spin. I love the look and can’t wait for it to rust.”
  • “Looks great, feels great. Buttery off the face. I’m getting great spin on all my shots, and I love the noise of contact.”
  • “They feel so much more solid than the MG3s, and the sound is so pure. The chrome finish is very sleek.”

Who are the TaylorMade MG4 wedges for?

Low handicap: (Yes) Low handicappers will benefit the most from the MG4; spin, consistency, and control are what the MG4 does best. 

Mid handicap: (Yes) Mid handicappers that care about short game and putting in some work around the greens will love the MG4. 

High handicap: (No) Not worth it, not forgiving enough, go with the Hi-Toe.

Potential Alternatives

Highly Recommended
Highly Recommended
Highly Recommended
5.0
4.9
4.8
Pros:
  • Exceptional spin rates
  • Superb feel & distance control
  • Available in several finishes & grinds
Pros:
  • Impressive distance control
  • Great feel on both long and short shots
  • Not too soft coming off the face of the club
  • Spin, regardless of the lie
Pros:
  • Similar technology and feel to Jaws Raw Chrome
  • Anti-glare black finish
  • Stays looking new for a longer time
Cons:
  • Nada
Cons:
  • Zilch
Cons:
  • Not as consistent as Chrome version
Description:
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Description:
Highly Recommended
5.0
Pros:
  • Exceptional spin rates
  • Superb feel & distance control
  • Available in several finishes & grinds
Cons:
  • Nada
Description:
Highly Recommended
4.9
Pros:
  • Impressive distance control
  • Great feel on both long and short shots
  • Not too soft coming off the face of the club
  • Spin, regardless of the lie
Cons:
  • Zilch
Description:
Highly Recommended
4.8
Pros:
  • Similar technology and feel to Jaws Raw Chrome
  • Anti-glare black finish
  • Stays looking new for a longer time
Cons:
  • Not as consistent as Chrome version
Description:

Our Verdict on the TaylorMade MG4 Wedge Review

The TaylorMade MG4 produces a ton of spin on full swings, but it really shines on partial swings where the real scoring is done. If you want to be closer to the pin from 50,60,70 yards, this is the wedge for you. 

Should you upgrade to the MG4 if you own the MG3?
No, I don’t recommend that. Keep your MG3 another year and wait for the MG5.
Yes, if money is no object.  

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.  

Thanks for checking out our TaylorMade MG4 wedge review, and let us know how they work for you.

Highly Recommended
Taylormade MG4 Wedge
4.8
Pros:
  • Superb distance control on finesse shots
  • Excellent spin numbers on full shots
  • Milled grind improves turf interaction
  • Slightly larger profile and more rounded look
  • Darker chrome finish for less glare
Cons:
  • Less distance on full swings
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