By E. Michael Johnson
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: A new Callaway MD5 Jaws wedge that utilizes grooves that go all way across the face to enhance spin regardless of where contact is made. Two finishes available.
SPECS: Five lofts (54, 56, 58, 60, 64 degrees) with True Temper’s Dynamic Gold Spinner steel shaft or the Project X Catalyst graphite shaft as the stock options along with Lamkin’s UTX grip. In stores on September 9, 2021.
THE DEEP DIVE: Callaway’s Jaws MD5 wedge lineup received an update last fall with its MD5 Raw and now the company has followed that up with a spinoff (no pun intended) to the line, the Jaws Full Toe.
The Jaws Full Toe boasts a choice of finishes with a non-glare Chrome Raw or Black Raw. The C-grind boasts slightly less bounce and more heel relief and works with the full toe shape to make shots that need to get in the air quickly, such as bunker and flop shots, easier to accomplish.
Although the Raw face finish and grind options are nice, the guts of the original Jaws MD5 remain intact, including grooves designed to provide more spin on partial shots as you get closer to the green. With the full toe design, those grooves now extend all the way across the face—a trait seen on other wedges including the company’s PM Grind offering—allowing for grab no matter where the ball is struck on the face.
To enhance control on full shots, a toe pad moves the center of gravity higher, a design trait that helps lower ball flight for a more controlled trajectory with higher-lofted clubs. Additionally, a variable-weight port system moves the center of gravity away from the hosel and toward face center for enhanced feel.
The Jaws MD5 Raw wedges come in five lofts (54, 56, 58, 60, 64 degrees) with True Temper’s Dynamic Gold Spinner steel shaft or the Project X Catalyst graphite shaft as the stock options along with Lamkin’s UTX grip. In stores on September 9, 2021.