The S18 wedge is the newest member of Mizuno’s family of performance wedges with advanced center of gravity positioning. In the higher lofts, mass is shifted up the blade delivering more consistent spin rates on strikes from high on the clubface (common with more extreme lofts).
The center of gravity (CG) for each wedge was altered by positioning more mass in the upper portion of the head in the higher lofts. The lower-lofted wedges have less mass in the upper blade for a lower CG, higher flight and less spin, while the higher-lofted wedges have extra mass that produces a high CG for a lower, controlled flight with more spin.
The Mizuno S18 wedge is a true specialist wedge in every aspect (sole grind, profile, beveled top line and groove depth) from the 46-degree pitching wedge replacement to the 62-degree lob wedge in a mid-size, rounded profile.
Mizuno's Quad Cut Groove Technology (a "loft specific groove geometry") is more progressive than previous versions. As with the T-7, the S18 features boron-infused carbon steel, which is 30 percent stronger than carbon steel for a longer-lasting groove life. Loft-specific grooves and sole grinds also have been included.
Adjustments were made to the profile that is a combination of the more aggressive contours and lines of the S5, and the conservative shaping of the T7. The wedge also offers a slightly more rounded leading edge and toe profile that gives it the appearance of being "aimed straight" when the face is opened or closed at address.
Changes were also made in the sole grinds. Lower-bounce options have a 25 percent sole grind while the higher-bounce models have a 15 percent grind for better performance on full shots. The S18 wedge is perfect for golfers looking for the ideal sole and center of gravity based on loft.
The Mizuno S18 Wedge is available in white satin or gun metal. With 35,000 custom club options, Club Champion will custom fit your Mizuno S18 wedge to your unique swing. Get fitted for the S18 wedge at Club Champion today. Call us at 888-340-7820 or request an appointment online.