ClubTest 2007: Wedges
GOLF Magazine asked 40 golfers just like you to hit the newest wedges on the market. Here's what our ClubTesters had to say.
Mizuno MP-R Black Nickel
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We tested: 52Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â°/7Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â° (loft/bounce), 54Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â°/10Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â°, 56Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â°/13Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â°, 58Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â°/10Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â°, 60Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â°/5Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â°, 60Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â°/9Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â° in steel shaft
Company line: "Round heads with a black nickel finish that's softer than chrome. Grain Flow Forged from Pure Select mild carbon steel for soft, solid, consistent feel. Computer milled, square grooves."
Our Test Panel says: Take these seriously; just shy of the top wedges; buttery soft, responsive feel; classic lines, love the finish; precise in different lies; sole glides effortlessly through sand or turf; would prefer more spin [and control] from rough; off-center shots surrender too much distance.
A pleasure to look at and even better to hit. Steve Sesko