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ULTIMATE REVIEW! – Mizuno MP T-11 Wedge

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“Hands-down…best wedge we have tested in 2011.  The scores for the Mizuno MP T-11 wedges were off the charts!  How these wedges did not get a gold in Golf Digest’s Hot List is beyond me.” (GolfSpy X)

Mizuno MP-T11 Review

(Written By: GolfSpy T) It seems almost remarkable that Mizuno, a company that’s more or less built a reputation for producing some of the world’s best feeling, and best performing irons, isn’t better know for their wedges.  It’s not like Mizuno is doing something fundamentally different from what they do with their irons.  The MP-T11 wedges, like Mizuno irons, are grain flow forged from 1025E mild, carbon steel to produce the enhanced feel that has become almost synonymous with the Mizuno name.  The soles feature what Mizuno calls a 360° grind, which just like the sole grinds on their irons, is designed for maximum versatility.  As good as all of that sounds, in reality, all of it amounts to little more than the typical marketing stuff we try and stay away from as much as we can.

The Mizuno Difference

Before we get into the review itself, I did want to point out a couple of features of the MP-T11 that I think are actually pretty interesting.  As any golfer who hasn’t been stuck in a bunker for the last two years is by now well aware, the USGA decided that PGA Tour pros were spinning the ball too much out of the rough, so in a relatively feeble attempt at rolling back the clock to a time when hitting fairways actually mattered, the introduced the infamous new groove rule.  Of course, the average golfer can’t do with a wedge what the average tour pro can, but the USGA, apparently unconcerned with such details, basically issued an ultimatum that all OEMs stop manufacturing non-conforming grooves by the end of 2010.

As a result, Mizuno, like most every other OEM has been trying to come up with ways to achieve higher spin levels with new grooves.  While I don’t think anyone at Mizuno (or any other OEM) will tell you that their new wedges spin as much as the old ones, Mizuno has taken what I’d call a two-pronged approach to solving the problem.

  1. Firstly they made the TrueTemper DG Spinner shaft standard in all of their wedges.  The shaft is designed to increase spin while maintaining an optimized trajectory.
  2. Secondly, they did an extensive amount of research into groove design and arrived at some pretty interesting conclusions.  Fundamentally they discovered that different grooves will produce different results at different lofts.  Mizuno engineers found that on stronger lofted wedges (50°, 52°, 54°) narrow, deep grooves produced the best results. For higher lofted wedges (56° through 64°) wider, shallower grooves actually produced more spin.

As far as we know, Mizuno is the only company claiming to use two different of grooves in their wedge offerings.  I can’t promise you it’s a difference-maker, but nonetheless, it is interesting.

Lots of Options

When we reviewed the Callaway X-Series Jaws CC wedge, I mentioned how impressed I was by the thoroughness of the Callaway wedge lineup.  While Mizuno doesn’t quite rise to that level, with 9 different models available in your choice of two finishes, they’ve covered the majority of needs from 50° to 64° …for right handed golfers anyway.  Unfortunately, lefties are apparently limited to the 52-07, 56-13, and 60-08.

Material Composition: 1025E Mild Carbon Steel (Forged)

How We Tested

Target greens were set at 100 yards, and after having sufficient opportunity to verify their own personal distances, the 6 golfers for whom we collected detailed performance data were asked to select the most appropriately lofted wedge for the distance.  Testers then hit a series of shots on our 3Track Equipped simulators from aboutGolf.  As usual, testing was done at Tark’s Indoor Golf, a state of the art indoor golf facility located in Saratoga Springs, NY.  Detailed data for each and every shot for which we collected data is now viewable in the interactive portion of this review.  This data serves as the foundation for our final performance score.  As a supplement to our 6 performance testers, a subset of additional golfers were given the opportunity to test the Mizuno MP-T11 Wedges and provide feedback in our subjective categories (looks, feel, perceived accuracy, perceived forgiveness, and likelihood of purchase).  This information, which we also collected from our performance testers, is used as the foundation for our total subjective score.

New Radius-Based Scoring

For wedge reviews, we use a radius-based scoring format.  Instead of simply asking our testers to hit the ball as long and as straight as they can, testers are asked to stick their shots as close as they possibly can to a pin set at 100 yards.  Because distances can very, even for wedges, testers are given the opportunity to hit several shots to determine the best loft for the target distance.  At the 100 yard distance, our golfers tested with a mix of 52°, 56°, and 60° degree wedges.

80% of the total performance score is calculated based on where each shot fell in proximity to the hole.  Closer is obviously better.

As we do with irons, we apply a formula to normalize the data across varying handicap levels.  Our scoring attempts to account for difference in ability levels between high and low handicap golfers,  and makes a reasonable attempt to level the playing field (much like the Handicap system itself), so that it’s possible to achieve similar scores for all golfers.  Details for each and every shot hit during our tests is available to you in the interactive portion of this review.  Definitely check out that page, and let us know what you think about the new scoring system.

At some point in the future we may look to enhance or wedge tests to include pitch and chips shots, from the fairway, rough, and potentially even the sand.  For now, however; we’ve decided to focus on full shots from fairway lies.

PERFORMANCE SCORING

Accuracy

As we’d expect, and just as we saw in our review of the Callaway X Series Jaws CC Wedges, testers were much more accurate with their wedges than with any other type of club. Looking at the adjusted averages we see that 4 of the 6 golfers we tested left themselves an average putt of inside of 20 feet.  A fourth finished inside of 25 feet, while the the remaining two testers averaged just over 30 feet from the pin.  From a scoring perspective, that works out to 2 scores above 96, 3 more in the 90-94 range, and reasonably impressive 89+ on the low end.

Under our scoring system, achieving an A+ for accuracy is extremely difficult, if not impossible.  So when we see a score that starts to sneak up on 94 like the Mizuno MP-T11 Wedges did, we know that if nothing else, our testers have a club in their hands that they’re extremely comfortable swinging.

MGS Accuracy Score: 89.32

Consistency

As we’ll discuss in a bit more detail in the looks section, the MP-T11 has a design and appearance that’s meant to appeal to stronger players.  With that in mind, it shouldn’t come as a huge surprise that the MP-T11 with its thin topline and lack of offset didn’t prove to be quite as forgiving as the the Callaway wedge we tested earlier (although we’re splitting hairs over 10ths of points).  Of course, as you may recall, many a tester didn’t care for some of the design elements (thicker topline, more offest) that help make Callaway’s X series wedge more forgiving.

Of course “not as forgiving” isn’t remotely the same as unforgiving.  From a consistency standpoint, out testers put up some fairly solid numbers.  While Jon was able to post a number just shy of 97 and Tim did even better; posting just shy of 98.  For our other testers, their scores (low 90s) are more or less average for the category.

MGS Consistency Score: 94.12

Spin

You can’t talk about wedges without talking about spin, so we decided it absolutely had to be part of the scoring equation.  Of course, ultimately spin itself doesn’t matter, what really matters is how close you can put the ball to your target.

We’re well into wedge testing this season, and what we’re finding is that nearly all of the wedges we’ve received put up very similar spin numbers.  We suspect the new groove rule has leveled they playing field a bit.  Of course, we also expect that there will be more separation in spin numbers if we tested from the rough or wet conditions.  Unfortunately we’re not there yet, and more unfortunate still is that opportunities for the average guy to actually demo clubs from the sand, and wet rough are even more limited.  So with all of this in mind, we’ve decided to post and score spin numbers, but for this year at least, those numbers will count for only 10% of the performance score.

Quite frankly we can’t imagine many wedges will spin more than the MP-T11. On our simulators, the cameras recorded spin numbers high enough for 3 testers to post perfect scores. In fact, 5 of our 6 testers posted adjusted average spin numbers of over 10,000 RPM, with Tim leading the way with average numbers above 11,000.  Even our lowest spin player, Mark, managed to average over 9000 RPM.  Maybe it’s the grooves.  Maybe it’s the shaft.  It could very well be the combination.  Honestly, we don’t much care for the whys of it, but our testers have told us over and over again that they want a wedge that spins, and the Mizuno MP-T11 does just that.

MGS Spin Score: 96.12

Overall Performance

There’s not much we can add beyond what we’ve covered above.  The numbers tell us that the Mizuno MP-T11 performs extremely well for a variety of handicap levels. Though it features a design generally preferred by better players, not only were our higher handicap golfers not intimidated, they couldn’t have been more thrilled with both the accuracy and the spin number they produced with the MP-T11 wedge.

MGS OVERALL PERFORMANCE SCORE: 91.02


SUBJECTIVE SCORING

When it comes to evaluating wedges, we’ll throw our numbers at you like we always do, but we understand that the reality of things is that evaluating wedges on an individual basis is only slightly less scientific than it is when the average golfer considers a new putter.  Wedges are very much “feel” clubs.  They have to look right, they have to feel right, and when it comes time to buy, perhaps it just me, but there needs to be an almost visceral connection to the club.  I have to trust that the wedge will allow me to hit any shot, from any lie whether it’s a 40 yard pitch, or a wide-open flopadopolis off hard pan.  It’s not something you can really represent with numbers – you more or less just have to trust your gut and go with it, but that doesn’t mean our testers don’t have opinions.

Looks

One of the most common things our testers told us is that they greatly prefer the Black Nickel finish to the Satin Chrome.  Of course most of them told us they didn’t mind the Satin finish, but could do without the high shine, almost mirrored finish on the back of the club.  While it reflects a ton of sunlight when it’s in your bag, the good news is it doesn’t really come into play at address.

Another frequent comment we received was that Black Nickel finish isn’t exactly what some our testers thought Black Nickel should look like (it really is more of a dark satin), but nonetheless they really liked.  Each and every tester told us that if they were to purchase MP-T11 wedges, they’d buy them in Black Nickel.

Testers also commented on the compact, teardrop shape, thin top line, and lack of offset.  The majority of our testers tend to miss left with their wedges, and we believe little to no offset can help to mitigate that just a bit.  Overall scores were extremely high.  A couple of 10′s mixed in with an 8 and a bunch of 9s.  All of which indicates to us that our testers really like the look of the MP-T11.

MGS Looks Score: 94.96

Feel

Mizuno irons have always scored highly when it comes to feel, so we’re quite a bit less than surprised that the wedges would score equally as well if not better. Tester after tester commented on the soft yet solid feel.  When we calculate our scores we toss out the high and low numbers (it keeps a single disgruntled tester from having too much influence on the final score).  As a result, we tossed a 9 at one end and a 10 at the other.  Needless to say when the numbers are that high across the board; the feel scores are the highest we’ve seen to date!

MGS Feel Score: 98.54

Perceived Accuracy

While not quite at a PGA level, our testers were throwing amateur level darts, and for the most part they appeared to notice.  Nearly every one of testers had at least one shot that flirted with the hole, and clearly that’ s what they took away from their tests.  While there is a reasonable possibility that a wedge could marginally outperform the MP-T11, it’s doubtful you’d be able to convince our testers that there is a more accurate wedge out there.

Tester Perceived Accuracy Score:  96.75

Perceived Forgiveness

Not too surprisingly, the Mizuno MP-T11 wedge didn’t rate quite as highly with our testers where forgiveness is concerned.  We’ve already talked about the thin topline and lack of offset, but we should also mention that the soles of the Mizuno MP-T11 wedges are relatively narrow.  With the possible exception of the 64°, the soles are generally as narrow, if not more so than many of the wedges we’ve seen this year.

After testing the MP-T11 wedges in our studio, and after flip-flopping between these and the Vokeys, one of our testers (J0n) actually went out and purchased a set of the Mizunos.  He’s coming from a broad-soled, big-headed, Maltby game-improvement wedge, so the MP-T11 represents quite a change.  What he’s shared with us after playing several rounds with the Mizuno wedges is that he does find the 56° much harder to hit, and occasionally flirts with the idea of putting the Maltby back in the bag.

That’s probably a fair assessment given the design differences in the clubs, however; I’m currently bagging the 64° degree and have personally found that it’s as easy to hit as any other of that particular loft.

Tester Perceived Forgiveness Score: 91.38

Likelihood of Purchase

I’ll cut right to the chase on this one.  The LOP score for the Mizuno MP-T11 wedges is basically off the charts.  They were  a HUGE hit with our testers, with not a single rating below 9.  We do feel it’s necessary to disclose that one of our testers (Tim) actually already bags the previous non-conforming Mizuno wedges, and a 2nd tester (Todd) carries Mizuno irons.

Having said that, neither Jon, Dan, nor Mark has ever bagged a single Mizuno iron (Jon bought a set, Dan who has recently replaced is 5 year old Cleveland’s, gave serious consideration to, but did not ultimately buy Mizuno).  Mark is, for now anyway, sticking with his non-conforming grooves.

The 64° has been pimped out and put in my bag, and if not for a fortuitous arrival, I’d personally be bagging the entire set.

Tester Likelihood of Purchase: 98.54

We’ve never tested a club of any type that our testers have rated more highly across the board. In fact, only a single tester rated the MP-T11 lower than an 8 in any of the categories we survey (and that was a pair of 7s).  I’m a bit surprised by the results given how relatively little buzz there seems to be around Mizuno wedges.  Of course, based on those results, I’m positively shocked that what our testers tell us is far and away a Gold medal wedge, only received a Silver on Golf Digest’s “Hot List”. Different strokes for different folks, I suppose.

TOTAL SUBJECTIVE SCORE: 96.03

CONCLUSION

At the risk of over analyzing things a bit, there’s a chance Mizuno benefits from its position as a small, but mainstream OEM.  Unlike TaylorMade, Nike, Callaway, and others, we very rarely encounter a tester who comes in with an immovable bias one way or another.  We’ve never encountered a tester with a bag full of Mizuno clubs who tells us he’d never play anything else, but we’ve never had anyone tell us how much they hate the brand either.

We’ve also figured out that under our current scoring system, wedges will likely generate the highest scores. Part of that comes from the calculations themselves, and part comes from the psychology of the process.  Essentially, testers will almost universally be more accurate with wedges than other clubs, so the tendency will be to rate them highly.  Generally speaking wedge designs tend to be very clean, and blade-like in appearance.  We also know that blades will score better across the board than anything else we test.  We accept these as the realities of any subjective tests, and will continue to remind you that scores should always be considered in relative terms.

Now with that out of the way, I’m going to suggest to you that although we have at least 3, maybe 4 more wedges in our review pipeline, we’re probably not going to see a better score in 2011.  From a performance perspective, the numbers our testers posted were to a man excellent.  The subjective survey scores were nothing less than the highest we’ve ever seen.

What this tells us is that, if the Mizuno MP-T11 isn’t the best conforming wedge on the market today, when considering all the factors we grade on, it’s painfully obvious to us that the Mizuno MP-T11 absolutely belongs on page one of any list supposedly discussing the best wedges for 2011.

MGS TOTAL SCORE:  91.52

Have you hit the Mizuno MP T-11 Wedges yet?  What were your thoughts?


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John May 31, 2011 at 10:32 am

Awesome review I have thought about trying them and now I guess I sorda have too!!!

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davepenny May 31, 2011 at 12:51 pm

Great review I really need to try Mizuno they always get rave reviews

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GolfSpy T May 31, 2011 at 6:14 pm

Thanks Dave. We consistently see top notch products from Mizuno, and their “Swing DNA” based iron fitting system is second to none right now. It’s amazing to me how certain other companies have built a stronger following with what I would rate as an inferior product.

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ninetails May 31, 2011 at 2:30 pm

I found Mizuno irons harder to hit in longer irons but really liked the shorter ones when I gamed them (before it got stolen). From this review, I would guess that I’ll like the wedges also. Thanks for another great review.

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mark May 31, 2011 at 3:45 pm

I just bought a set of MP-63′s and I LOVE them, a wedge update is going to be needed soon, and mizuno can count on my purchase.

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wdgolf May 31, 2011 at 4:11 pm

The difference in spin between these and the Callaway Jaws may very well be due to the shaft since True Temper claims the Spinner shaft can add as much as 700 RPM.

Beautiful wedges though, I wish I had gotten forged wedges when I bought some last year.

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GolfSpy T May 31, 2011 at 6:11 pm

The shafts may very well account for what admittedly isn’t a HUGE difference in spin numbers. It’s a relatively inexpensive, and potentially very effective (even if it’s only for marketing purposes) upgrade. I’m surprised more wedge manufacturers aren’t offering specialized wedge shafts as their stock offering.

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gunmetal June 4, 2011 at 10:07 am

Shafts effect spin about as much as a mouse slows down a train. It’s a marketing myth (as GolfSpy T hinted) that so many buy in to. It’s a very small group of golfers with very late releases who are able to get more or less spin because of a shaft and even for them the effects are so small. MOST golfers will not get increase or decrease spin by switching shafts.

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froneputt December 2, 2011 at 7:46 am

Hmmmm, I don’t know about the above reply. Bob Vokey claims to get about 1000-1200 more rpm in spin with the DG Spinner. That’s not a small amount and it is probably a difference that someone – even an Ordinary Joe – who knows how to use a wedge will find.

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Brandern May 31, 2011 at 6:45 pm

I Used Epon Wedges and also cleveland CG 16 Wedges before. But None of them gives me the superior feel that I want except for Mizuno TP wedges. I’ll be thinking of bagging TP11 soon. Presently, I’m using the TP-10 and it worked so well that i never failed to put the ball within 12 feet or less to the pin from any lie angle. One thing though, 1025 carbon steel will wear off really fast. The finishes on my current wedges have worn out resulting the sweet spot on my wedges revealing an ugly patch of iron and rusts! but i guess that’s the trade off for soft feel.

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Dave August 18, 2011 at 7:04 am

That “ugly patch of rust” will actually enhance the spin. Some people actually do things to MAKE their wedges rust. Consider it a free bene.

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Tony June 1, 2011 at 1:22 am

Don’t know why people think Vokey wedges are the best, Mizuno wedges are miles ahead, the sole grind is easily the most versatile. I have the 60.05 and it is awesome, never digs in the bunker, so easy to open the face and play a flop. I used to have vokey’s and they aren’t in the same league as mizuno wedges. Better feel, playability, looks, everything!

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gunmetal June 3, 2011 at 10:29 am

People think Vokeys are the best for the same reason they think the Pro V1 is the best and the same reason they think the R11 is the best. Endorsements, endorsements, and endorsements. Is the Vokey bad? Heck no. And if someone is going to pay you millions of dollars to bag it, you’re most likely going to do it. Mizuno doesn’t shell out cash like TM, Titleist, Cally, Nike and Ping. I’ll be absolutely shocked if Donald isn’t with one of those companies in the next 6 months or so (He already plays TM woods). I put the MP-T10′s up head to head vs the Vokey Spin Milled last year and for me it was a no brainer, the Mizunos were as you said “miles ahead”. I could still hit the Vokeys fine, but appearance, feel, and consistency were way better with the T-10′s.

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Neal June 3, 2011 at 9:02 am

I like the look of these new wedges. I can see why the testers scored better with their own wedges… they practice with them all the time and know every nuance of each wedge. Unlike other clubs like drivers, fairway woods, hybrids and regular irons, wedges take more time to get used to. I think a modest working in time with these wedges would produce great results.

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Phana24JG June 3, 2011 at 9:02 am

Another very outstanding and comprehensive review. MGS has raised the bar so far on the “testing” aspect of clubs that you are creating a problem. I am getting to the point of being hesitant to make a purchase until MGS has tested all of the possibilities. This make the GD Hot List approaching total irrelevancy. I only wish that Kent would pop for a Flightscope X-2 or Trackman. I have had some experience with a 3-Trak followed with the X-2 and the difference is substantial. The relative numbers of the 3-Trak are useful, but the X-2 would make the results unquestionable.

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GreenWasabe June 3, 2011 at 9:30 am

Please include photos “at address” in your articles. I find that I am somehow affected by the blade top width and seems like others don’t like the thick blade look.
Also, I’ve had black finish wedges. After a few rounds, they sure look OLD! The black finish gets scraped and USED badly. I get poor results (final price) selling them on eBay. If I were to use them to their end usable life, it might be okay but I like to change clubs quite often.
But, good reviewing…

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danon June 3, 2011 at 9:55 am

I agree, mizuno has it figured out in the iron game. These wedges look amazing. After trying many many wedges, I landed with some scratch wedges last year and they were down right amazing. I would like to see a review of them to see how they compare to the Mizunos. I am in the market for a wedge or 2 and wonder if there is a better wedge out there than the MIzunos.

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Tom Crisan June 3, 2011 at 7:28 pm

I own and play the MP 56 deg with 10 bounce – excellent all around performer – the best i have ever owned/ played and I have tried several !!!!!!!!!!

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Matt August 11, 2011 at 2:13 am

How do these spin compared to the MP T10 wedges that had the old grooves?

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kevin jones November 12, 2011 at 8:28 am

Hi there,i’ve just demoed vokey,ping s,cg 16,muzuno T-11 & R 12,as soon as clubs were in front of me the best looking & feeling were the T-11 performance on range the dispersion stats were the best with the T-11,FAB wedge orderd 50-54-58 deg also thinking of 60 or 64 R-12.

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Garry November 23, 2011 at 10:03 am

I think I saw the MP-R12 wedges on a hot list in one of the many golf rags that we get sent to the shop. The Spinner shafts is amazing in the added revs of spin it creates. You can’t go wrong with Mizuno. Truly a better players line of clubs

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Jerry Foley November 23, 2011 at 11:19 am

I’ve played Mizuno irons (blades) for years and have felt they simply give you feedback that is as honest as is possible. By that I mean you can tell where on the face you are hitting the ball. And this feedback is key to learning to swing better. I’ve even gotten other players to switch over to blades when they thought their games fit more “forgiving” irons. Someone once told me “why groove a bad swing”? And it’s true. Learn to hit the ball in the sweet spot and your game improves. Clubs that transmit “feel” accurately will force you to hit the ball better. When you hit a ball in the center of the face on a Mizuno it feels great and the shot result rewards you. I have never tried other blades and while some look very appealing I figure why switch when what I play works? Balls are a bit more tricky. The best way to test for oneself is to go out alone and play your favorite holes with several different balls and compare. On drives it’s pretty easy to see what goes where and how far. Iron shots are also somewhat easy to compare until you get around the green. And that screws everything up because I’ve found some balls I’d like to tee off with I hate around the green. Sound, spin and feel are personal preferences. I’ve basically given up some distance off the tee for feel around the green.

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froneputt December 1, 2011 at 8:24 am

I needed a lower bounce lob wedge, and influenced by several reviews, and impressed by your review, I sought out the MP T11 in the 60-08. I threw the Vokey SM4 60-07 against it, albeit into a net, and purchased the Mizuno. I liked both wedges, but the Mizuno felt and looked better to my eye. I believe now that confidence is huge in golf and purchasing a club is more than specifications. When I took the Mizuno to the course, it spun and stopped my e5 ball in its tracks. Something I can’t say about a more expensive wedge reviewed here with a big wow! factor. I was impressed. And from tight lies, it is al confidence. Thanks for the review.

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froneputt December 1, 2011 at 8:27 am

I needed a lower bounce lob wedge, and influenced by several reviews, and impressed by yours, I sought out the MP-T11 in the 60-08. I threw the Vokey SM4 60-07 against it, albeit into a net, and purchased the Mizuno. I liked both wedges, but the Mizuno felt and looked better to my eye, which adds to confidence. When I took the Mizuno to the course, it spun and stopped the Bridgestone e5 ball in its tracks. Something I can’t say about a Miura wedge that I own. I was impressed. From tight lies, it is all confidence, and this wedge works. Thanks for the review.

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froneputt December 1, 2011 at 7:24 pm

I don’t want to downplay the Miura 60 1957 Wedge. To be fair, it can make shots that the Mizuno can’t in the 60-08. For example, on a chip when you drop the back of the club onto the ball fairly sharply with the leading edge to the ground, the additional bounce on the Miura 60 will still shine through and allow the club head to slide through the shot — allowing for a predictable low flight, check, and limited roll. Meanwhile, the lack of bounce in the Mizuno with the same shot will lead to unpredictable results as it will dig. Opening up the bounce on the Mizuno does not give you the same results, so you end up moving down to the 56 with its additional bounce.

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Jordan December 31, 2011 at 12:10 pm

Which is why the 1957 is a more versatile club! It took me a few weeks to adjust to the higher bounce angles, but found it to be an advantage over the Mizuno. A club that can literally play any lie depending on how you manipulate the club. Just an opinion here, but the 1957 is a near perfect club!

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Will January 31, 2012 at 5:51 am

How does the T-11 stack up against the R-12 for accuracy?

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Todd April 1, 2012 at 5:22 am

I won a 58 degree with 10 degrees of bounce last weekend in our club competition.I was going to sell it as i am a ping guy but thought i would give it a crack to see how it stacks up after reading the mygolfspy review.I must tell you I have bought an Adams 9064ls driver after reading the review done by mygolfspy and its the best driver i have ever owned! trust me i have tried ALL makes and models at great expense (driver is my nemisis) so thought that alone was good enough reason to give the mizuno a chance to go head to head with my beloved pings.I currently carry 3 ping tour wedges 47,52 and 58 (gee i won a 58 mizuno how convenient) so before our club round today I took the mizi to the range its real turf range and there is a green with 2 flags on it, i used my range finder to the first flag 64 metres.I play in Australia we use metres so i think that is 71 yards? please correct me if thats wrong.I did a couple of warm up swings then took aim and fired with a smooth swing at about 80 percent it landed just outside 1 foot from the hole (we use metres for shots to the green then feet when we are on the green strange bunch arent we?), ok this is a fluke i have never hit this club before it doesnt matter who you are it is a fluke.The very next shot went within 4 feet aaaaaaaaaarghh! I dont like this club I like ping! well thats what i kept telling myself anyway haha.Those were the 2 closet shots out of about 30 balls but the others were not bad at all and i was trying different shots during this time.What i did find was the variety of shots i could hit. the mizi was like the ping no problem hitting a normal shot at the flag and also the low shot onto the flag but where the mizi excelled over the ping was i could hit a really really high soft landing shot and when i say high i mean high.I think i get what they say about that buttery feel it does feel pretty good.On the course I try to hit to or lay up to the 100 metre 110yrd mark to hit in with my 52 degree ping, today i loved the mizi so much i tried to make the lay ups to the 70-80 metre mark just so i could use it with a full swing.The grind on the sole of the mizi is amazing and the turf interaction is second to none.Where the pings were better was around the greens for chipping but just be a little careful i have had the pings in the bag for over 3 years so may just be a touch thing at the moment.I hope it doesnt go as good tomorrow i dont fancy forking out more cash for more club upgrades.
Just wanted to say thanks mygolfspy for doing the best reviews online than anyone it has helped my driving stats and now maybe wedge stats alot.

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KP June 15, 2012 at 7:14 pm

You need to be using a Trackman or Flighscope X-2 for your numbers. I’ve used the 3 trak and it’s not really that close to my trackman numbers. Simulators are fun, but Trackman is much better for reviewing data.

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Tyler March 5, 2013 at 7:02 am

I just ordered the 52.07, 56.10 and 60.05 MP T11 wedges after reading this review and also after falling in love with MP irons (I have the MP 53′s). Great stuff here guys, keep up the good work! I certainly trust y’all’s opinion over Golf Digest’s Hot list. Have you seen the videos of some of these testers? They are hacks in the purest form! They have terrible swings and technique. It’s like Golf Digest just grabbed them off the street or something.

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purkjason April 26, 2013 at 10:31 am

I know I’m late on commenting about these wedges but I just bought the 52 and 56 in Satin finish and these are amazing. Even now in 2013 these wedges are hard to beat. Love them more than any wedge I have ever played with. And I bought these brand new on Ebay for alot less money ! :) Thanks to Golfspy for reviewing these because you guys are the reason for me purchasing these.

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purkjason April 15, 2014 at 8:53 pm

Yes, it’s now 2014 and I still own the 52 and 56 and yesterday just purchased the MP T-11 in 60 degrees. I still CAN”T find a wedge that’s better than these.

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Jim June 7, 2014 at 5:48 am

I am still currently using T 11 wedges, I carry 3: the 52, 56, and 60 degree versions. I also think that their quad cut grooves do help with spin and feel, and are perfectly within rsgulation. Overall I would just like to try the T 12s at this point to see if there’s much difference. Love mine!

Current: Callaway RAZOR X driver, Taylor Made Burner superfast 2.0 4 wood, Callaway Diablo Edge hybrid 3, Mizuno MX 100 4/5 hybrid, 6 – PW, Mizuno T 11 52 56 and 60 degree wedges, Taylor Made TM-210 pure roll

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Jim June 7, 2014 at 5:55 am

Oops – in mu above post I meant the Mizuno R12 wedges, not T12. I have read they behave nearly identical, I think the R12s may be forged.

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Fozcycle August 19, 2014 at 9:20 am

I have a MP-T11 56* with the DG Spinner shaft. I agree it is one of the best for accuracy and consistency. However, i have some issues when getting out of the bunker. I realize that it is mostly me and my swing, but as a result, I pulled it from my bag and replaced it with a 30+ year old Wilson R90 ……..deadly inside 60 yards and terrific out of the sand.

I do, however, keep returning to the MP-T11 as I really do like how it feels.

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