Mizuno T24 wedges: 5 things you need to know
Realizing not everyone has the time to consume every piece of content on club launch days, we’re trying something different and offering a fresh version of our detailed tech write-ups that hits the high points. Here’s what you need to know about Mizuno’s T24 wedges.
More Mizuno than ever
Rather than try and be something they’re not, the engineers behind Mizuno’s new T24 wedges decided to fully lean into the heritage and design characteristics that make Mizuno wedges stand out by refining their shapes and making them more compact.
The more compact wedge profile was created by reducing the width of the top line and shortening the blade length. This shorter blade length freed up more mass to be positioned higher in the head to help control spin and trajectory — all great things to have in a player’s focused wedge.
Mizuno T24 Custom Wedge
The refined shaping of the T24s doesn’t just stop at the topline and blade length. With the trend of more players replacing their pitching wedges with specialty wedges that flow into their gap, sand and lob wedges, the T24s offer a progressive leading edge and hosel transition to help frame the ball.
That means clubs intended for more full swings (pitching and gap wedges) have straighter lines and a lower heel, and from there the heads transition to a progressively more rounded profile into the sand and lob wedges. One more thing: Mizuno replaced their loft and bounce badges with stamped lofts to offer a cleaner and more modern look.
What often gets lost in the sauce of the wedge world is that Mizuno was one of the first companies to offer a progressive groove design depending on the loft of the wedge.
This means that clubs with less loft, like pitching wedges and gap wedges, have a narrower and deeper groove optimized for full swing performance, while wedges more often used on partial shots have wider and shallower grooves.
This continues with the T24s except that the grooves have a new more conical shape around the radius to increase sharpness to go along with Mizuno’s continued use of the hydro flow micro-grooves to help channel moisture away faster for better wet condition spin retention.
Grinds for all
Having properly fit wedges is crucial for performance and beyond simple lie, loft, and shaft adjustments, the most important with wedges is having the right grind to fit your swing profile.
The T24s offer Mizuno’s most robust grind options to date (5 grinds across 17 loft options), including a new tour-inspired V-grind that pushes more bounce toward the leading edge while still offering a large amount of heel and toe relief for versatility.
Price and Availability
The all-new Mizuno T24 wedges will be priced at $179.99 in all three finishes and come stock with True Temper’s Dynamic Gold S400 tour issue and UST Recoil 460 as the stock women’s shaft option.
The T24 wedges will be available in retail and online beginning September 14th.
Want to overhaul your bag for 2023? Find a fitting location near you at True Spec Golf.