Callaway Jaws Mack Daddy 5 Wedge v Mizuno T20 Wedge

Which of these two quality wedges will come out on top?

Callaway Jaws Mack Daddy 5 Wedge v Mizuno T20 Wedge

Which of these two quality wedges will come out on top?

Callaway Jaws Mack Daddy 5 Wedge v Mizuno T20 Wedge

Joel Tadman puts the Callaway Jaws Mack Daddy 5 wedge up against the Mizuno T20.

Callaway Jaws Mack Daddy 5 (opens in new tab)

RRP: £149 Loft: 56° Bounce: 10° Grind: S Shaft: Dynamic Gold 115 S200 Tour issue

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RRP: £140 Loft: 56° Bounce: 14° Grind: M Shaft: Dynamic Gold S400 Tour issue

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How the Callaway Jaws MD5 (left) and Mizuno T20 look at address.

Callaway Jaws Mack Daddy 5 Wedge v Mizuno T20 Wedge

Looks

The MD5 appears a touch slimmer than the T20, with a lighter platinum chrome finish. Some will prefer a squarer leading edge, but the micro-ridges between the grooves arguably assist with alignment.

The T20 has a slightly more rounded profile, a duller finish and a noticeably thicker topline at address. The spots of rust from the raw finish we tested were also coming through, which not everyone will like.

Callaway Jaws Mack Daddy 5 – 9/10 Mizuno T20 – 8/10

Feel/Sound

In no way firm or clicky, the MD5 creates a buttery soft sensation through your hands, assisted by the soft and tacky Lamkin UTX grip. The clubhead feels stable on full shots and the flights were consistent.

You could certainly make a case for the Mizuno feeling a touch softer. It has a slightly more muted sound to it that is just as apparent on full shots as it is on greenside pitches and chips.

Callaway Jaws Mack Daddy 5 – 8/10 Mizuno T20 – 9/10

Performance Averages (56° full shot)

Callaway Jaws MD5

  • Ball speed (mph): 79
  • Launch (degrees): 29
  • Spin (rpm): 11,310
  • Peak height (yards): 22
  • Carry (yards): 90

Mizuno T20

  • Ball speed (mph): 80.7
  • Launch (degrees): 30.2
  • Spin (rpm): 10,401
  • Peak height (yards): 24
  • Carry (yards): 94

Spin Control

The 56° MD5 produced consistently higher spin on full shots. It also launched and flew lower, another indicator that the face is more effective at gripping the ball’s cover. Partial shots also checked up nicely.

The T20 wasn’t quite as spinny on full shots, but it did produce more spin from 50 yards and in, perhaps due to the rusting creating extra friction. Spin levels were a little more consistent from different lies.

Callaway Jaws Mack Daddy 5 – 9/10 Mizuno T20 – 9/10

Versatility

In the MD5 range of models the S grind is more suited to full shots, while the C and W grinds allow for greater shot-making and forgiveness respectively. Having multiple grinds in the same loft should cater for more player types.

In the T20 range the M grind in the mid-to-high lofts provides ample heel relief to pull off most shots. But as an example, the 56° is only available in one grind and in low (7°) or high (14°) bounce, so options are more limited.

Callaway Jaws Mack Daddy 5 – 9/10 Mizuno T20 – 8/10

Overall Appeal

Callaway's MD5 is of the most comprehensive wedge ranges, delivering total performance and excelling when it comes to spin, feel and versatility. A fitting will ensure you create the best set for your short-game needs.

Many will find the extra spin on shorter shots more useful with the Mizuno T20, and that the limited grind options per loft won’t hinder their short games. Three finishes on offer further enhances the appeal.

Callaway Jaws Mack Daddy 5 – 9/10

Mizuno T20 – 9/10

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TOTAL Callaway Jaws Mack Daddy 5 – 44/50 Mizuno T20 – 43/50

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Joel Tadman
Technical Editor

Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.


One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 87 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 3.3.


Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: TaylorMade P770, 4-7 iron, TaylorMade P7MC 8-PW 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 50°, 54° and a Titleist Vokey SM9 60° lob wedge 

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2021 Titleist Pro V1x