Expert Review: TaylorMade Milled Grind 3 WedgePublished on 03/14/2023 · 3 min readThis review is my honest opinion of the wedge, which I bought with my own money in December 2021.
All photos courtesy of Ryan Colvin
About this review This review is my honest opinion of the wedge, which I bought with my own money in December 2021.
The TaylorMade Milled Grind 3 is a wedge for any skill level to benefit from. The new sole grind and the RAW face gives great turf interaction along with great levels of spin and soft feel.
About the club I own
- Model: 2021 TaylorMade Milled Grind 3 Wedge
- Loft: 54/60
- Bounce: 13/11
- Grind: TW Grind
- Finish: Chrome
- Average Score: 74
- Handicap: 1.9
- Experience: 25 years
- Right/Left-Handed: RH
- Golf Ball Used: TaylorMade TP5x
- Angle Of Attack: Normal
- When I bought the wedge: December 2021
- Days tested: 1 day of testing, 4 months of use
- Where I’ve used it: Pinehurst, Tobacco Road
- Weather Conditions: All conditions
- Green Conditions: Bermuda
How it performs
What I was looking for
I was looking for an all-around great feeling wedge that would be able to hit a variety of shots, and the RAW face and sole grind of the TaylorMade Milled Grind 3 provide these wanted characteristics. I traded in my Cleveland RTX Zipcore for these.
Why I chose this club
I chose this wedge because of the look, feel, and price point similar to the other options. Chose this option over the Titleist Vokey and Callaway MD series.
What I love about it
- Launch: Club is able to produce low and high shots in different conditions. The RAW face along with the loft/bounce combinations allows for this.
- Forgiveness: The TaylorMade Milled Grind 3 has typical wedge forgiveness with a softer metal feel.
- Feel: The soft metal and raw face provides great feel to this wedge. The ability for the face to rust allows for a better grip and interaction in all conditions.
- Spin: Excellent spin in wet and dry conditions. The grooves and RAW face keep both the spin level and control at a high level.
- Bounce: I utilize a higher bounce due to larger divots. With this wedge, I used the 13 and 12 degrees of bounce that are available.
- Around the Green: The face can be easily opened and closed for multiple types of shots.
- Full Shots: With this wedge, I have the ability to hit all different shots. Sole grinding, along with the variety of lofts, gives the player the chance to fill all the yardage gaps.
- Aesthetic Appeal: The wedges have a fantastic soft and muted chrome look that does not blind the player with shiny chrome, or black reflections.
- Innovation: The sole grind, raw face, and relocated weight on the back of the wedge helps with the launch of different lofts.
Issues I’ve encountered
- Bounce: I would like it if there were a few more bounce options made available.
- Shaft Feel: The shaft feels like a heavier stock offering, similar to an S400 that allows more control and lower flight.
Best Shot with this Wedge
This wedge is awesome on the 50-70 yard shots and greenside bunkers. The raw face gives that little extra grab on the feel shots.
Value for the money vs. other options
In terms of value for money, I have found the TaylorMade Grind 3 Wedges to perform better for my needs than other similar options, such as the Callaway MD series or Titleist Vokey Series.
The TaylorMade Milled Grind 3 is a great wedge that provides precision control and confidence for hitting any shot attempted.