Mizuno launches S23 wedges

Comprehensively engineered for extreme backspin, Mizuno’s latest wedge design – S23 – combines the precision and playing profile of a player’s bladed wedge with the aggressive performance of a toe-weighted design.

The S23 wedges (RRP £185) showcase a shorter hosel and a heel-orientated cavity allowing greater mass to be pushed towards the toe. This moves the sweet spot to the centre, as opposed to a heel-side location in conventional wedges, contributing to longer impact time, less head deflection and higher spin from both full and partial shots.

The new wedges are one-piece Grain Flow Forged at Mizuno’s facility in Hiroshima Japan – where the brand’s irons have been produced since 1968. Each loft has a specific profile, with stronger lofts featuring a tear-drop straight edge, flowing into a more rounded lob wedge, with grinds to suit throughout.

The precise grooves in the S23 wedges are quad cut milled and loft specific, cut into Boron-infused 1025 mild carbon steel for a longer effective lifespan. In addition, Mizuno’s HydroFlow Micro Grooves are laser etched to release moisture and reduce spin drop off in wet conditions.

There’s a choice of white satin brush chrome or copper cobalt finishes to suit individual visual preferences.