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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
In this review of the
TaylorMade MG4 Wedge Overview
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
MG4 spins more, looks cleaner, and feels better overall.
As we know, with other
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
- 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.
- 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
- 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
As always, I like to start with the Foresight GC3 launch monitor and see what kind of numbers the
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.”
After taking the
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.
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.
Our Verdict on the
TaylorMade MG4 Wedge Review
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.
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- 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
- Less distance on full swings