Offered in three finishes and four sole grinds, Mizuno’s new T22 wedges feature a refined teardrop shape and spin improvements, with influence from one of the best short game exponents in golf, Luke Donald.
Available around Australia beginning October 15, the new model is a one-piece Grain Flow Forged construction using HD Boron made at the company’s renowned Hiroshima facility responsible for producing Mizuno irons since 1968.
Enhancing the soft feel created by the Grain Flow forging process, a microlayer of copper lies beneath the nickel chrome of the Denim Copper and Satin Chrome models, while the Tour preferred Raw finish rusts over time to enhance surface roughness and spin.
The new shaping of the T22 blends the best elements of the preceding T20 and extremely popular T7, with a more compact teardrop shape, thin looking topline achieved by extreme bevelling that achieves more consistent spin and a penetrating approach flight.
"I’d look at the T22 as a great balance between the ultra-classic looks of the older T7 and the performance traits of the T20," Mizuno Golf’s Chris Voshall said. “We’ve managed to bevel the top edge in a way to retain the performance of the T20’s tapered blade. But keep the more traditional look of the T7. Both models had a following for very different reasons.”
Loft specific ‘Quad Cut’ grooves are milled into the face, with the Boron material enhancing life span and durability, while ‘HydroFlow Micro Grooves’ are laser etched in between to improve wet weather performance and spin consistency.
To cater to the wide variety of swings and club deliveries in the game at the elite and amateur level, as well as any turf conditions, Mizuno offer four sole grinds.
The S Grind has minimal material removed and is ideal for full shots, the D Grind features moderate heel and toe relief to allow players to open and close the clubface, heavy heel and toe relief of the C Grind caters to better players and firmer turf, while the X Grind is aimed at skilled short game players through extreme heel and toe relief.
RRP: $309 (Available October 15).
For more information, visit www.mizunogolf.com