TaylorMade’s Milled Grind 2 (MG2) wedges build on the success of the franchise while introducing a new raw face designed for optimal spin and precision.
The second generation iteration of the globally-heralded line was built on years of research, working closely with many of the best players in the world. CNC Milling Technology allows for the production of wedges to exacting specifications, where each leading edge and sole grind is individually CNC milled for unparalleled accuracy and consistency.
Raw Face Design
The Raw Face design produces a more precise geometry designed to optimise spin and feel. The ZTP Raw Grooves offer sharper, deeper and narrower grooves and a sharper radius, which – combined with a rougher surface from the laser etching between the grooves – enable the golfer to create more friction and generate more greenside spin.
Compared with plated grooves, the raw face design reduces the tendency for the ball to skid up the clubface before it grips the face, leading to a more consistent ball flight.
“Our tour players have long benefited from the performance raw wedges offer and it’s great to now be able to offer these performance gains to golfers of all levels. We’re confident they will enjoy the look, feel and performance that a raw face has to offer,” said Bill Price, TaylorMade’s senior director of product creation, putters & wedges.
Unique to the MG2, each raw wedge head features an air-tight 3M adhesive sticker on the face to prevent rusting before purchase/use. Once the sticker is removed, the face will immediately begin oxidizing.
Thick-Thin Head Design
TaylorMade’s engineers altered the geometry of the clubhead to create a Thick-Thin Head Design using a design optimisation tool previously only used in metalwood and irons. This tool illustrated that having a thicker backing combined with a thin outer section resulted in the desired sound and feel.
To facilitate this, the face thickness was increased from 5.1mm in MG1 to 6.5mm. To enable a thicker clubhead without adding weight, weight was moved by creating a TPU Insert in the back cavity. The TPU Insert also dampens vibration to create a solid feel at impact.
The MG2 wedges are available in satin chrome and matte black finishes, in standard grind (SB) and low effective bounce (LB) sole grinds. The stock shaft is True Temper Dynamic Gold S200, while the standard grips are Golf Pride Tour Velvet Burgundy 360.