Have you ever hit your wedge so perfectly into the air, only to watch it fly over the green and land in a bunker? Or have you hit a crisp shot that ended up wet in the water? If you have been struggling with your short game and want to breakthrough this year, you need to check out the new Mizuno MP-T5 Wedges. Mizuno has transformed the process through which you select your wedges, allowing you to take your short game to the next level.
The PGA Tour average currently for greens in regulation is 62.8%. That means the best players in the world are trying to get up and down 37.2% of the time! Throughout my teaching career and after thousands of lessons taught, I have frequently been asked how to get the ball closer to the hole and how to get the ball to stop faster. When I am faced with these questions, I find that my players usually have one of three problems:
- They do not have the correct club in their hands
- Their wedges do not have any grooves left on them
- A proper wedge fitting has never been completed
These three problems can make it extremely difficult not only to be consistent, but also to execute even the most basic shots. The New Mizuno MP-T5 wedge can help solve all of these problems. Each wedge possesses a specific groove that is designed for that particular lofted wedge, using loft specific “Quad Cut Grooves.” These Quad Cut Grooves utilize a wider, shallower groove from the 54-62 degree wedges, which help to grab softer on partial strikes. On full swing shots using a 49-53 degree wedge, the grooves get narrower and deeper on the MP-T5, which is great from the rough. With this new groove technology, you will be more confident than ever that you have the right amount of spin and control for the shot you are trying to execute. Check out this video with Luke Donald discussing the MP-T5 wedges:
It gets even better with the MP-T5 wedge. Mizuno has increased the amount of options to choose from, as the MP-T5 is available in every loft from 49 degrees all the way to 62 degrees! With each different lofted wedge, Mizuno also gives you more than one option when it comes to bounce. All of the different loft and bounce combinations leave you with 25 different options to choose from! So whether you are playing hard pan fairways or soggy fairways you can be assured your wedge is going to give you the best results.
When you combine the new options Mizuno has with the MP-T5 and a Personal Club Fitting Session with a Certified Fitter, you can truly begin to optimize your game. Getting the correct set makeup, loft, bounce, length and lie angle to your wedges is crucial for performing well. With Mizuno’s Shaft Optimizer, you can take the guesswork out of selecting the correct shaft by measuring the following five critical aspects of your swing:
- Clubhead Speed
- Shaft Toe Down
- Shaft Kick Angle
- Release Factor
Mizuno also uses Grain Flow Forged heads in the MP-T5 Wedge, providing the softest feel with the most accurate spin control possible. In my personal experience, with the use of Foresight Sport’s GC2 Launch Monitor & Shaft Optimizer, the Mizuno MP-T5 Wedge (when properly fit) does not disappoint.
Stop landing short in those hazards and hitting over those greens. Take your game to the next level and dial in your wedges. Contact your local GolfTEC Certified Personal Coach and schedule a Personal Club Fitting today.