Tiger Woods' Grind Wedges
We’ve all read the stories of how Tiger Woods would sequester himself in his home workshop and secretively grind his own wedges. Who among us would be so bold as to take a shiny new TaylorMade Wedge and subject it to a trial by belt-sander in order to improve it by incremental degrees? When you have to fork over your hard-earned cash for your clubs the thought of one small slip of the hand irreparably damaging one is enough to dampen the enthusiasm for self modification.
The TaylorMade team along with Tiger himself have taken it upon themselves to provide us mere mortals with a wedge that has been milled to the exact specification that Tiger himself prefers. The new TaylorMade Milled Grind 2 Tiger Woods Grind wedges have been precision engineered to replicate the legend’s own set. If nothing else it should save Tiger some time and bloody finger tips in future now that his preferred setup is available off the shelf.
What Does Tiger Say About These Wedges?
“Wedges have always been very personal to me. Back in the day, I would test dozens of wedges and hit hundreds of shots before finding the one that would make it into my bag. I’d hand grind the sole myself after each session to make sure it was absolutely perfect. MG2 Tiger Woods Grind wedges are the result of all those years of testing and competing across the globe. The grinds are truly unique and complex, designed by me to perfectly fit my playing style.”
So What is Tiger’s Grind?
The level of accuracy that Tiger Woods demands of his wedges is like no other golfer. Not only does he know when something isn’t right he is usually able to pinpoint exactly what the problem is. Being such a consistent player enables Tiger to diagnose club face issues based on the result of a ball strike - essentially, he knows where the ball should land based on feel and if it’s not where it should be he can tell why.
The new TaylorMade Milled Grind 2 wedges come in both 56° and 60° and the unique grind gives these clubs some incredible properties. The 56° has heavy heel relief and a dual sole whereas the 60° has a shaved heel with a huge amount of bounce on the leading edge. The combination of these two grinds provides a massive degree of versatility and enables Tiger to take on any shot. Tight lie? No worries, the leading edge relief makes it simple. Need to hit a flop shot? Just open up the face and you’re golden.
Along with the groundbreaking grind the MG2 Tiger Woods Grind wedges feature TaylorMades RAW Face Technology. The ZTP RAW Groove Design is engineered for more greenside spin, with sharper, narrower and deeper grooves in the face, as well as laser etching. Tour players love the RAW Face because of the way they age over time and provide exceptional spin, especially in wet conditions.
TaylorMade Milled Grind 2 Wedge Features and Technology
Thick-Thin Head Design
By redistributing mass, TaylorMade have been able to optimize CG location for precise flight and enhanced feel.
The TPU Insert in the back cavity of the wedge is designed to provide vibration dampening, creating a solid, positive feel at impact.
Raw Face Technology
MG2’s face features several new innovations engineered to maximize spin. RAW wedges are preferred by tour players as they rust over time and provide exceptional spin, especially in wet conditions. The ZTP RAW Groove Design is engineered for more greenside spin, with sharper, narrower, and deeper grooves in the face, as well as laser etching.
Milled Grind Sole
The milling process maximizes consistency, maintaining tolerance levels difficult for a human to repeat. The result is a precisely crafted grind on each and every wedge that produces optimal turf interaction and consistent performance.
Want to Play Like Tiger Woods?
Making a step up to wedges like the Tiger Woods Grind MG2 might seem like a stride too far for many golfers but you may be surprised at just how many of us can truly benefit from clubs like these. If you’re unsure if these are right for you or you need more information about the benefits of this new grind drop us a line. We have PGA pro golfers on hand in the shop and every one of them has a huge depth of knowledge when it comes to all things TaylorMade.