Mizuno has unveiled the S5 wedges in blue IP or white satin, designed to provide high spin right across the loft range due to ‘quad cut’ grooves, which are CNC-milled after forging to ensure every wedge sits just inside R&A and USGA limits. Wider shallower grooves from 54 to 62 degrees, and deeper narrower grooves from 49 to 53 degrees ensure maximum spin on both full and partial shots for ultimate control, feel and workability.
Mizuno says it has been grain flow forging its iron and wedge heads for 30 years, a process that compresses and maintains a consistent grain through the neck and hosel, for both greater consistency and distance control. The S5 wedge heads are grain flow forged from a single billet of 1025E mild carbon steel.
The S5’s have an midsize profile with sharply visible and highly versatile sole grinds expressly designed to fuel the golfer’s imagination and creativity around the greens, keeping all options open from a wide variety of lies. The profile and sole grinds combine with a slightly rounded leading edge that allows the wedges to be opened or closed while still aligned to target for maximum adaptability.
Chris Voshall, Mizuno club engineer stated, “These S5 wedges are more of a midsize profile, so there’s a lot more clubface for fuller shots. They’re less intimidating when you’re faced with 95 yards from a less-than-perfect lie. They went straight into Luke Donald’s bag in May, which suggests we did a pretty good job with the sole grinds and versatility around the greens.” RRP £110, available in men’s RH and LH standard lofts 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60 degrees. Ladies’ RH only, standard lofts 50, 56 and 60 degrees. More at: www.golf.mizunoeurope.com