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Mizuno S18 Wedges Review (FORGIVING Wedge Option)

Mizuno S18 Wedges

Mizuno S18 wedges have been launched to compliment the Japanese manufacturer’s impressive range of irons.

Mizuno have unveiled significant technological advancement with the S18s compared to the Mizuno’s previous wedges, including the Mizuno S5 and T7 wedges.

The S18 wedges are Grain Flow Forged, have unique profile, sole grind and groove depth. They are an extremely forgiving wedge, making them a popular choice among golfers of all handicap ranges.

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What Mizuno says about the S18 wedges:

“For the ultimate short game performance, each wedge loft has its unique profile, sole grind and groove depth, engineered to be most effective for its intended use.

Mizuno S18 Wedges

“A rounded silhouette shape, allows the blade to be opened up easily without impacting alignment, meaning you can play a variety of shots with each loft from the 46° pitching wedge to 62° lob wedge.

“Narrower and deeper Quad Cut Grooves in the stronger lofts are more beneficial on full shots, while wider and shallower grooves in the higher lofts maximise performance on partial shots.

“Each head is Grain Flow Forged from a single billet of 1025 steel for incredible feel, distance control and short-game performance.”

Mizuno S18 Wedges Design

The rounded silhouette shape of the club head is a new design feature of the S18 wedges from the S5 model that it replaces.

Mizuno S18 Wedges

Quad Cut Grooves in the wedges are deep and narrow, which helps to provide extra loft on full-powered shots. The wide, shallow grooves compensate for less powerful swings.

The open blade makes for a smooth transition through the ball on turfs of varying length, making the S18 wedges an ideal choice from fairway, rough or sand traps.

A ‘Loft Specific’ centre of gravity has been introduced across the range of wedges, which start at 46 degrees through to 62 degrees with eight different loft options. Quad Cut Grooves are present in 54 degrees to 62 degrees.

Individually Grain Forged club heads are made from 1025 steel, which improves the longevity of the grooves. The wedges are also available in steel, blue and gun metal finishes.

Mizuno S18 Wedges

Mizuno S18 Wedges Verdict

The Mizuno S18 wedges offer an all-round performance from approach play or around the greens.

The wedges are forgiving, making the a suitable choice for high handicappers as well as better golfers seeking a value-for-money option to add to their bag.

The forged steel makes the S18s an incredibly longer lasting club with the grooves providing performance and spin more consistently than other similar wedges on the market.

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What lofts are available in Mizuno S18 wedges?

The range of loft options in the S18 start at a 46-degree pitching wedge and run through to a 62-degree lob wedge. There are eight separate lofts available.

How much does an S18 wedge cost?

The cost of the S18s is £119/$158 from most retailers.

Is the wedge available in different colours?

Yes. The S18 wedges are available in blue, black gun metal or steel.