Mizuno T22 wedges
THREE NEW FINISHES AND FOUR GRIND OPTIONS FOR MIZUNO T22 WEDGE. FULL CHROME, DENIM COPPER AND RAW FINISHES REVEALED
Mizuno, the Japanese equipment manufacturer founded in Osaka in 1906 has revealed the newest iteration of its teardrop wedges, the T22. Available from October 2021.
With more than 50 years of refining the Grain Flow forging process in Hiroshima, Japan, Mizuno’s wedges are unrivalled for touch and feel around the green. Properties best demonstrated in Mizuno’s T-Series wedges, developed hand in hand with former world #1 Luke Donald. The latest evolution – the T22 refines Mizuno’s players shape once again and introduces four different sole grinds for varying techniques and conditions.
One-piece Grain Flow Forged using HD Boron, at Mizuno’s iconic facility in Hiroshima, where Mizuno irons have been produced since 1968, the new T22 wedges feature a microlayer of copper beneath the nickel chrome delivering an extra split-second of control at impact.
"I’d look at the T22 as a great balance between the ultra-classic looks of the older T7 and the performance traits of the T20," says Chris Voshall of Mizuno Golf. “We’ve managed to bevel the top edge in a way to retain the performance of the T20’s tapered blade. But keep the more traditional look of the T7. Both models had a following for very different reasons.
The new T22 wedges feature a slightly more compact, ‘modified teardrop,’ profile with an extensively bevelled top edge to make it appear thinner. The spin weighted blade design, created by tapering the upper portion of the blade, helps create more consistent spin and a more penetrating trajectory.
Mizuno’s HydroFlow Micro Grooves deliver great wet weather performance as they’re laser etched to release moisture and reduce spin drop off, while the Quad Cut milled, and loft specific, grooves are cut into Boron infused steel to offer a longer effective lifespan.
The T22 wedges are available in three finishes; Denim Copper, Satin Chrome and Raw. The Raw finish comes without the copper underlay, but it will rust over time for a look requested by many of the Mizuno tour players.
The expanded grind options include:
- S Grind – with minimal sole grind for fuller shots and lower lofts
- D Grind – with moderate heel and toe relief, allowing gentle manipulation of the clubface
- C Grind – with heavy heel and toe relief for more skilled players and firmer conditions
- X Grind – with extreme heel and toe relief for the real short game maestros.
Mizuno has strived to “create the best products for consumers” for 115 years, and the new T22 wedges adhere firmly to that original spirit and desire, while offering the best performance benefits that modern technology can bring. #ReachBeyond