First released last fall, the Jaws MD5 wedges from Callaway Golf were celebrated largely for the proprietary groove design they possessed. At the time, company officials said the Roger Cleveland-designed clubs took “groove-edge sharpness to a new level,” for maximum grip and spin from all types of lies. The MD5s, they add, were made to be particularly effective from 80 yards in – and to produce the sort of “one hop and stop” trajectory preferred by more accomplished players.
Those technicians also touted these sticks for their enviable feel, thanks to the 8620 mild carbon steel Cleveland used in their construction and his ability to place the center of gravity precisely in each one.
At their introduction, the Jaws MD5 wedges were sold in a pair of finishes, platinum chrome and tour gray. But now, Callaway is offering them in a new raw finish that reduces glare and allows them to rust naturally, producing a look that many tour professionals fancy.
In addition, the company has endowed the line with new grind options. One is the T Grind, which is available in 58- and 60-degree versions. These boast a slightly thicker topline and higher center of gravity for what Cleveland describes as a “more controlled ball flight.” There is also the X Grind, a high-bounce option in 54- and 56-degree models, and a 62-degree C Grind, which is made primarily to be played by “sweepers” in firm conditions.