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ClubTest 2015: Mizuno MP-T5 Wedge

On the Range: Mizuno MP-T5 Wedge
ClubTesters talk about one of their favorite clubs of 2015, the Mizuno MP-T5 wedge.

Mizuno MP-T5 Wedge

 

Category: Wedges
Price: $130
WE TESTED:
50°/7°, 52°/9°, 54°/8°, 54°/12°, 56°/14°, 56°/10°, 58°/12°, 58°/8°, 60°/6°, 60°/10° with True Temper Dynamic Gold wedge-flex steel shaft
KEY TECHNOLOGIES: Comes in five sole grinds and two finishes (chrome or black).

PROS

 

PLAYABILITY: All-purpose versatility—from monster flops to low, linksy skippers, it’s all on the table; big, oval face is so easy to lay open that almost every loft can execute high, floaty pitches; the hefty head and sleek sole take a lot of the guesswork out of sand shots—one of the testers’ favorites from bunkers.
DISTANCE CONTROL: Impressive consistency—relatively large hitting area and weighty sole provide a lot of help, from full swings on down; plenty of functional spin, easy to alter to fit the shot you want; full shots stop right where they fall, even out of most standard-issue rough.
FEEL: A true standout, it’s brilliant at impact; the cult of Mizuno carries on—their genuine forging produces arguably the softest face in our test and a rich, full feel, even on partial shots; the heavy head somehow maintains exemplary balance and a fairly light touch.
LOOK: Textbook teardrop shape that sits square and flush to the ball; roomy face makes for a natural, comfortable setup; smooth satin chrome finish stands up to wear and just looks right on the ground.

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Mizuno MP-T5 Wedge

CONS

 

The greenside spin is okay, but there’s no emergency brake; for a couple of testers, the higher lofts play short on full swings.

BOTTOM LINE: One of the best wedges in the test. The MP-T5 backs up Mizuno’s hallmark feel with model good looks, all-terrain versatility and a surprising measure of forgiveness. These could be an effective greenside companion for players with a wide range of styles and abilities.

BUY THE CLUB: Get your own Mizuno MP-T5 Wedge

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