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The Mizuno T-20 wedge system has three different finishes, satin chrome, Blue ION and a new RAW and ready-to-rust option. There are also three grind options STD BEVEL to Subtle M and Aggressive C grinds.
The T-Series wedges has a classic teardrop profile design and uses a Grain Flow Forged HD from 1025E mild carbon steel, for what Mizuno describe as the ultimate blend of looks, feel, control and workability around the green and on shorter approach shots.
T20 wedges feature a new Hydroflow Micro Grooves, that are vertically etched to help release moisture and maintain spin even in damp conditions. Each wedge is spin-weighted, with weight placed high within a tapered blade for increased spin and vertical stability on off-centre strikes.
To ensure consistency and predictability each head features precise CNC-milled grooves which are mechanically milled to the highest possible tolerances, Grain Flow Forging to ensure a perfectly flat striking face and consistent levels of spin. The 1025E mild carbon steel billets have been infused with an element of Boron to give them more durability for longer-lasting groove performance and reliable spin.
In the higher lofts, T20 wedges feature a wider, shallower groove to grab more of the ball on those partial/finesse shots around the green to help create extra grab and stop, while in the lower lofts the grooves are narrower and deeper, so more of the ball goes deeper into the grooves on full shots giving you extra spin and control.
The classic teardrop profile varies from loft to loft. The lower-lofted 46° pitching wedge retains a defined teardrop profile, but this flows through to a more rounded profile in the 60° degree lob wedge as the need for versatility increases around the green.
“Although our T-Series wedges haven't been available to the public for over a year, they've become even more popular on tour over that time,” says Kyle Hammond, Mizuno’s PGA Tour Technician. “The teardrop shape, forged feel and addition of a ‘tour only’ RAW finish brought the wedge to iconic status. The updated T20 has been a long time in coming but with a few extra design tweaks we learned over the last year it will finally bring all that wedge goodness back to the public.”
When I first see the Blue ION a few years ago I wasn’t too fussed with the finish, but having gotten used to it I decided to test the new T20 wedges in that finish and I am so glad I did, it really is a beautiful finish and it came into its own when I was testing in the Philippines as I didn’t get any glare from the sun bouncing off the face and into my eyes.
As for the performance of the wedges I would just say pick one up and get it in your hands. The feel and balance are perfect and the teardrop design sits beautifully behind the ball. From bunker play to coming out of the rough the T20s performed brilliantly and the different groove depth certainly come into their own around the green with the higher loft options, giving you more control on those finesse shots. If you are in the market for some new wedges, make sure you test the T20s and I would certainly also recommend the Blue ION finish.