Mizuno MP-R12 wedges have been launched and feature the latest groove technology to maximise spin from all distances under the new groove rules. The new Mizuno MP-R12 wedges will be used by the company’s Tour professionals such as Luke Donald.

The Mizuno R-series wedges have a rounded shape which offers a consistent look regardless of the face angle. The Mizuno Quad Cut grooves are the most aggressive grooves under the new regulations and are designed to complement the CNC milling lines on the face for improved consistency from short-range. The loft-specific sole geometry should ensure heel bounce remains constant across the range. The Mizuno MP-R12 wedge series comes in two finishes – white satin chrome, more durable and glare resistant, and black nickel, which Mizuno says ensures maximum spin.

The Mizuno MP-R12 wedges will be available in lofts of 50˚, 52˚, 54˚, 56˚, 58˚ and 60˚ and with a variety of bounces. The steel shafts are Dynamic Gold wedge flex. The Mizuno MP-R12 wedge series will be available from mid-September 2011 and will cos £115 per club.