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The Mizuno T20 wedge is a solid if unspectacular wedge option. Spin is average but consistent. Limited sole options.
It’s been a wonderful fall for wedges. With new choices from Callaway (Jaws MD5, review HERE), TaylorMade (Milled Grind 2, review HERE), Cleveland (CBX 2, review HERE), and PING (Glide 3.0, review HERE), you can find almost anything that you want. Mizuno has also added to the mix with their new T20 wedges. Find out what makes them unique in this review.
The most standout aesthetic feature of the Mizuno T20 wedges are the color choices. This wedge is available in a traditional Satin Chrome, Raw, and the eye catching Blue Ion. To my eye, the Blue Ion finish is awful. I can’t put my finger on why, but the color and sheen is a huge miss for me, and my bag is full of blue.
In terms of shaping, however, the T20 is right up my alley. The leading edge is fairly straight, the blade is compact, and the toe is a bit boxy, more iron-like.
In the bag, the look of the Mizuno T20 is a “meh.” There’s not a lot of engraving, but the loft and bounce are too large to my eye. If the loft was on the sole, and the back of the wedge was simply the running bird logo and “T20,” the look would be much classier.
Sound & Feel
The T20 had dramatically different feel to me depending on how hard I swung. On shorter shots – anything up to about 50 yards – the ball felt heavy and firm off the face. There was a “thud” as the ball met the club.
When I stepped up the speed, the T20 became more “click-y” at impact. The ball started to feel like it was jumping off the face rather than sitting on it.
“More spin” is most golfer’s top reason for buying a new wedge, so we’ll start there. The Mizuno T20 wedge has very consistent spin but not very high spin. Compared to other current offerings, the T20’s spin is average to slightly below average. It is a significant plus that the spin rate holds steady even on shots that are not 100% pure.
With more OEMs offering wedges with enhanced forgiveness, it’s worth noting that the T20 is a pure blade. There is no forgiveness here in terms of ball speed. If you mishit a shot, you can expect it to fall short of the target.
Finally, Mizuno has designed the T20 wedges with “Bounce Specific Sole Grinds.” The positive spin that Mizuno puts on this is that each sole is designed to match the amount of bounce it has. The other side of that coin is that most lofts only have one bounce/sole option.
In testing a few different lofts and soles, I found that the soles are likely versatile enough for a skilled player but may be difficult for a higher handicap player to use creatively. The leading edge rose quickly when the face opened, so the strike had to be perfect lest the shot be skulled across the green.
In a season of tremendous wedge choices (not to mention the options released earlier this year), I can’t find a good reason to recommend the Mizuno T20 wedges. They’re fine wedges across the board, but they don’t stand out in any category.