Expert Review: Mizuno T22 Raw WedgePublished on 03/14/2023 · 3 min readThis review is my honest opinion of the wedge, which I tested for one day in December of 2022.
All photos courtesy of David L. Brown
About this Review: This review is my honest opinion of the wedge, which I tested for one day in December of 2022.
The Mizuno T22 Raw Wedge is great for all types of short games. Ideally, it is for someone who wants to spin the ball into the green on full approach shots but also play with more spin around the green on 5-15 yard chip shots.
About the club I tested
- Model: 2021 Mizuno T22 Raw Wedge
- Loft: 56 degrees
- Bounce: 10
- Grind: D grind
- Finish: Chrome
- Average Score: 79
- Handicap: 7
- Experience: 22 years of playing golf
- Right/Left-Handed: Left-Handed
- Golf Ball Used: 2022 Titleist Pro V1
- Angle Of Attack: Normal
- When I tested the wedge: December 2022
- Days tested: 1
- Where I’ve used it: Simulator
- Weather Conditions: Indoor
- Green Conditions: N/A
How it performs
What I was looking for
I was looking for a wedge that offered a maximum spin on full approach shots and shots around the green.
Why I chose to test this club
I tested this club against the Cleveland RTX and CRX wedges and found them all comparable in terms of forgiveness and consistency, but I thought the spin was best on the T22. I didn’t purchase this club at this time because I still enjoy my current Titleist SM7s.
What I love about it
- Launch: The launch angle is high due to its tapered design, which creates soft approaches into the green. The T22 wedge is ideal for those looking to stop or spin the ball quickly.
- Forgiveness: The forgiveness is solid as off-centered struck shots fly almost (less than 10 yards difference) as far-centered struck shots because of its one-piece Grain Flow Forging HD Boron.
- Feel: The feel is great around the greens, easy to hit high lofted chips or low running, and quick checking shots as well.
- Spin: The spin is optimal for those who want to check the ball on approaches and from just off the green, especially those who play a lower running shot.
- Bounce: The bounce is 10, meaning it is forgiving and best suited for the amateur player.
- Around the Green: Checks incredibly quick on high and low running spin shots because of the micro-grooves designed into the face.
- Full Shots: Lands softly and spins when playing on nicer, higher-end greens because of its tapered design and grooves.
Issues I’ve encountered
- Aesthetic Appeal: Appeal is boring. Nothing flashy or crazy about it, but it lacks the sleekness other wedges offer.
Best Shot with this Wedge
I was chipping at an indoor facility and consistently got the ball to check on low and high chip shots around the green, which proved to me it has legit spin.
Value for the money vs. other options
It is comparable to the other wedges I tried (Cleveland CRX, RTX, and Titleist SM8). I would say one can’t go wrong with any of those options, but I believe the T22 is a great option for its retail price of around $159.95.
This wedge will help the average amateur golfer be more precise on full shots, but where it stands out is around the green with its feel and spin capabilities.