TaylorMade Milled Grind Wedges Revealed

Golfers set to benefit from higher levels of spin more consistently

TaylorMade Milled Grind wedges revealed

TaylorMade Milled Grind Wedges Revealed - TaylorMade has launched a new wedge design said to provide better turf interaction and spin control

TaylorMade Milled Grind Wedges Revealed

TaylorMade has launched a new set of wedges said to provide more spin around the greens as well as better turf interaction and versatility.

The new Milled Grind wedges, which replace the Tour Preferred EF wedges, benefit from CNC machined sole geometry and a slightly more rounded and symmetrical leading edge to promote consistent turf interaction.

Rather than being shaped and finished by hand, the new Milled Grind wedges are constructed by an industrial process that is numerically controlled using CAD drawings, ensuring better consistency from wedge to wedge.

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New ZTP-17 grooves features steeper side walls and sharper edge radius for maximum spin. There's also one extra groove compared to previous TaylorMade wedge, going up in number from 16 to 17.

Related: 10 of the best wedges of 2016

A Precision Weight Port in the hosel cavity saves 10g of weight, allowing for a more optimal CG location, providing a lower launch angle and increased spin rate.

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The wedges are made from 8620 carbon steel for soft feel and come in a satin nickel finish. They're available in three grinds – the standard grind mostly for full shots with the lower lofts, a wedge grind and a more versatile C grind.

The wedges also come in low, mid or high bounce options depending your attack angle and common turf conditions. They've even found their way into US Open Champion Dustin Johnson's bag, as the tweet below would suggest.

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“Wedges that are hand-ground lend themselves to inconsistencies from wedge to wedge, especially when mass produced,” Paul Demkowski, Expert Engineer for irons and wedges, TaylorMade, told Golf Monthly.

“Our new Milled Grind wedges use advanced milling techniques to ensure precision where it matters most. Based on feedback from Tour players, we created three uniquely milled grinds for all types of swings and turf conditions.”

The TaylorMade Milled Grind wedges will have an RRP of £139 and will go on sale from March 1st. They will feature the True Temper Dynamic Gold Wedge shaft and Golf Pride Tour Velvet grip as standard.

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