Mizuno T7 Wedges Review
My review of the Mizuno T7 wedges is long overdue.
I’ve been gaming these for nearly a year, and to put it bluntly, I love them.
But why do I like them so much? Let’s take a look and give a little insight into why nearly my entire bag is now Mizuno – something I never expected would happen.
Why Choose Mizuno Wedges?
As some of you might know, my wife is a designer for Nike, so for the last 10 years I’ve been a pretty big Nike guy (hellllllo, Flyknit Racer Gs, review coming soon)
For about 6 years I was playing Nike Machspeed irons that were never properly fit, and I out grew probably 5 years ago.
And wedges? I had one Nike VR sand wedge. That. Was. It.
Yes, I know, worst golf blogger ever.
Well obviously Nike stopped making Clubs, and I knew I was long overdue for a new set, so I went to go get fitted.
I’d previously picked up a JPX-900 driver, which I absolutely love, so I was open to the idea of Mizuno.
But the real shocker was when not one, but two separate fitters using two very different methods of club fitting, recommended I get the exact same setup. Same irons (JPX-900 Forged), same shafts (C-Taper Lites), and same minor adjustments.
The clubs have been incredible, and so at the time, I figured I might as well just go all in and do the T7 Wedges.
Originally, I’d actually planned to pick up the more beginner friendly S5 Mizuno wedges, but was quickly talked out of it by, well everyone I talked to – and boy am I glad I was. This is for the simple reason, of as I’ve become a better golfer, the added control the T7 wedges give me is awesome.
I’ve also heard good things about the S5 wedges, they are just a little more forgiving and beginner friendly.
First Impressions of the Mizuno T7 Wedge
I didn’t have a chance to hit with the T7 wedges before I got them, so I was flying a little bit on faith that the recommendations I’d received would be good.
I opted for the 52, 56, and 60 and so far I’ve been very happy with that choice. Although I did realize after the fact the gap wedge in my iron set is a 52, so I’ve been playing that mostly for the added forgiveness that the slight cavity back offers.
I also went with the DG True Temper spinner shafts on them, which I wasn’t totally sure about
at the time. They have a unique look that with a bit of an indented area below the grip that is supposed to increase spin on approach shots. But we’ll talk more about that in a minute.
Out of the box, these are very good looking irons. The shafts will be a bit polarizing, but I like the uniqueness of them. And if you really want to go unique, then there’s a matte blue finish you can pick up for the irons that will be even more polarizing. I opted for the traditional brushed satin steel.
Mizuno T7 Wedge Performance
Now coming from a guy who had one incredibly well worn sand wedge, and nothing else, new irons were a game changer to say the least. I wasn’t sure how I was going to react to the change, and frankly I thought my game was going to collapse for a few months while I adjusted to my big boy clubs.
My first round with them in the bag I played Witch Hollow at Pumpkin Ridge, my home course. On the par 3, 10th where Tiger Woods famously won his third US Amateur in a playoff, I was in the right rough on the 200 yard hole.
I pulled out my 56 degree sand wedge, and proceeded to drain it from off the green.
Maybe these things are all they’re cracked up to be.
50ish rounds later, they just keep getting better.
For me personally, I don’t notice the spinner shafts as much when chipping around the green.
But when hitting a full wedge shot, oh boy.
I’ve never been one who has crazy spin around the greens (and maybe it was my busted old previous sand wedge), but with these not only am I dropping it close, but they’re stopping and spinning back in the process.
The more I’ve played with them, the more confidence they’ve inspired
As with all of my reviews, none of what I do is scientific. I make my comparisons and form my opinions based on other clubs I’ve hit with and previous experiences, which I feel is more relevant to the way the average golfer experiences clubs.
There are plenty of other people who do a better job of getting into testing spin rates, distances, etc.
But in my experience playing the Mizuno T7s, they have been fantastic. They’ve been comfortable from round one, and the more I play with them, the more accurate I’ve become with them.
The retail price is in line with the industry leader Titlist SM7, at $149/club, however, you can often find them for closer to $100 a club, whereas you don’t see the Titleists on sale very often.
So if you’re in the market for new wedges, I’d highly recommend you take a look at the Miznuo T7 wedges. They come in a variety of lofts and bounces, look good, and might save you a little cash over some of their competitors.
- Lots of options for both look and feel
- More affordable than comparable clubs
- Fantastic spin with spinner shafts
- Honestly? Nothing major.