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TaylorMade Milled Grind 4 Wedge Review


When contemplating your next set of wedges, TaylorMade may not be the first company that springs to mind. However, with their latest MG4 series, they should undoubtedly be on your radar this season.

As you weigh your purchasing decision for the year, it’s essential to have all the necessary details. That’s why we’re here to spotlight the MG4’s key technology, loft/bounce options, and discuss who we think these wedges are best suited for.

Also before making getting new wedges this year, make sure to check out our top five picks (link) for 2024.

Key Technologies

Packed with cutting-edge technology and refined design, the MG4 wedges are engineered to elevate your short game to new heights.

At the heart of the MG4’s features lies the Spin Tread technology, a game-changer that revolutionizes spin control in wet conditions. Inspired by the concept of tire treads, Spin Tread utilizes laser etching to effectively channel away moisture upon impact.

This innovative feature ensures that even in challenging weather conditions or early morning dew, the club face maintains optimal friction with the golf ball, imparting maximum spin for unparalleled control and precision.

Paired with the Spin Tread technology to give players maximum spin control is the MG4’s Raw Face and New Finish.

Embracing the preference of elite players, these wedges feature an unplated raw face that naturally rusts over time. This not only preserves consistent spin but also enhances performance, especially in wet conditions.

Complementing the raw face is a refined finish with a darker tint, minimizing glare and seamlessly blending with the raw aesthetic for a sleek and unified appearance.

In terms of design to go along with the new finish, the MG4 wedges have undergone significant refinements to enhance both shape and visual appeal.

Drawing insights from top players and experienced designers, every detail from the hosel blend to the leading-edge straightness has been meticulously crafted to perfection. Compared to its predecessor, the MG3, the MG4 boasts a slightly larger footprint, instilling a sense of roundness and smoothness that promotes improved ease of use and confidence at address.

Finally, the MG4 wedges feature Milled Grind Soles, setting a new standard for turf interaction and consistency. Utilizing state-of-the-art milling processes, each wedge is precision-crafted to exact tolerances, ensuring optimal turf interaction and consistent performance shot after shot.

Loft and Bounce Options

LoftBounceGrindSwing WeightAvailability
46°SBD3Right Hand Only
48°SBD3Right Hand Only
50°SBD3Right and Left Handed
52°SBD3Right and Left Handed
54°11°SBD5Right and Left Handed
54°13°HBD5Right Hand Only
56°LBD5Right Hand Only
56°12°SBD5Right and Left Handed
56°14°HBD5Right Hand Only
58°LBVD5Right Hand Only
58°LBD5Right and Left Handed
58°SBCD5Right and Left Handed
58°11°SBD5Right and Left Handed
58°12°HBD5Right Hand Only
58°13°HBWD5Right and Left Handed
60°LBVD5Right Hand Only
60°LBD5Right and Left Handed
60°SBCD5Right and Left Handed
60°11°SBD5Right and Left Handed
60°12°HBD5Right Hand Only
60°13°HBWD5Right and Left Handed

LBV Grind

Available in the 58 and 60-degree loft heads, the Low-Bounce V grind caters to highly skilled players seeking exceptional versatility around the greens.

Its aggressive narrow V-sole boasts TaylorMade’s lowest leading edge, facilitating precise shot-making for those adept at controlling their low point.

LB Grind

Available in the 56, 58, and 60-degree heads the low-bounce grind provides players with a leading edge “ski” design, enabling the leading edge to remain close to the ground when the face is open while offering more bounce compared to the LVB grind when the face is square.

SB Grind

The standard-bounce grind is offered across all loft options, featuring constant trailing edge relief and a gentle 4-way camber designed for versatility across various swing types.

Primarily tailored for players who prefer to keep the wedge face square to the target.

SBC Grind

Exclusive to the 58 and 60-degree heads, the standard bounce C-grind mirrors the SB in the center of the sole but incorporates a relieved heel and trailing edge.

This design caters to players who prefer to manipulate their face angle around the green but still prefer an adequate amount of bounce on most shots.

HB Grind

The high-bounce grind is available in the 54, 56, 58, and 60-degree heads. It gives players more bounce in the heel to help players who like to dig with a steeper swing. This bounce is also good for medium to soft sand in the bunker.

HBW Grind

Crafted with maximum camber and complete sole symmetry, the high-bounce W-grind is offered in 58 and 60-degree heads. Ideal for players navigating soft turf or seeking assistance from sandy lies, it stands as TaylorMade’s highest bounce wedge grind.

The variety of loft, bounce and grind options offer players flexibility to tailor their bag to fit their distance gaps and playing preferences.

However, it’s disappointing that not all MG4 wedges are available for left-handed players, limiting their choices mainly to standard options.

Who is this Wedge Good For?

The TaylorMade Milled Grind 4 (MG4) Wedges cater to a wide range of golfers, making them suitable for players of all skill levels.

Whether you’re a beginner honing your short game or a seasoned pro-fine-tuning your approach shots, these wedges offer versatility and performance.

If you prefer a larger head size at setup, the MG4 wedges provide an ample and confidence-inspiring profile.

For those who frequently encounter early morning dew or play in wet climates, the Spin Tread technology ensures consistent spin even in wet conditions, moving water away from the grooves similar to the way tire treads work.

Players in need of substantial bounce will appreciate the options available with the MG4 wedges, particularly the 13-degree HBW grind. This high-bounce grind offers ample assistance for players navigating soft bunkers and wet fairways around the green, providing added playability and forgiveness.

Additionally, the LBV head with its seven degrees of bounce offers right-handed players seeking an extremely low bounce option a viable solution for firm conditions. This allows for crisp contact and precise control on tight lies, making it an excellent choice for those looking to optimize performance on firm surfaces.

Pros

  • Great in wet conditions due to spin tread technology.
  • Great look and a confidence-inspiring look at setup.
  • Numerous loft, bounce, and grind options to appeal to multiple player types and bag setups.

Cons

  • Not all loft, bounce, and grind options are available in both left and right-handed.

Key Takeaways

Cutting-Edge Spin Control

The MG4 wedges introduce Spin Tread technology, inspired by tire treads, which channels moisture away for optimal friction, ensuring consistent spin and control even in wet conditions.

Raw Face Design

Featuring an unplated raw face, these wedges naturally rust over time, preserving spin and enhancing performance, particularly in damp environments.

Refined Aesthetic

With a darker finish to minimize glare and a redesigned shape for enhanced visual appeal and confidence at address, the MG4 wedges blend sleek aesthetics with functional design.

Precision Craftsmanship

Milled Grind Soles set a new standard for turf interaction and consistency, ensuring precise performance shot after shot through state-of-the-art milling processes.

Versatile Loft, Bounce, and Grind Options

The MG4 wedges offer a wide array of loft, bounce, and grind options, catering to players of all skill levels and playing preferences, though left-handed players have limited choices.

Suitable for Various Playing Conditions

Whether facing wet conditions, firm surfaces, or needing assistance in bunkers, the MG4 wedges provide solutions for golfers seeking performance and versatility across diverse environments.

Wide Appeal

Suitable for players of all skill levels, from beginners refining their short game to seasoned pros fine-tuning their specialty shots around the green, the MG4 wedges offer versatility and performance in a confidence-inspiring profile.

Patrick Stephenson
Patrick Stephenson

Hello, I’m Patrick Stephenson, a golf enthusiast and a former Division 1 golfer at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. I have an MBA degree and a +4 handicap, and I love to share my insights and tips on golf clubs, courses, and instruction through this blog.

Here are clubs that I rely on when I play golf:

Driver: Ping 425 Max
3 Wood: Titleist 917
Hybrid: Titleist 818
4-7 Iron: TaylorMade 760
PW-8 Iron: TaylorMade 7MC
58, 54, 50 Wedges: Vokey SSM9
Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour Red S

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