Callaway Mack Daddy 4 Review


If you’re looking for some high-end wedges to add to the bag, you may be considering Callaway Mack Daddy 4 wedges. The recent release of the Callaway MD5 Jaws series means the Callaway Mack Daddy 4 wedges have become much more affordable.

We got our hands on some and decided to bring you this Callaway Mack Daddy 4 review, a club we consider to be the  best sand wedge around.

We based our findings from two MD4 wedges with the following specs:

52°S300 TT Dynamic Gold10°SG
56°S300 TT Dynamic Gold10°SG

Callaway Mack Daddy 4 Review

Price: 5/5

Two wedges came to a total of £138.60 with a first-time customer discount of 10%. They were bought in “Like New” condition from Callaway Preowned and arrived with the shrink wrap around the club heads having never been hit.

When you consider the regular retail price of these was £140 or around $150 per wedge, being able to get two brand new wedges for less than the price of ones RRP is incredible value for money.

Design: 5/5

When it comes to looks I’ll let this picture do the talking:

mack daddy 4 design

The beautiful looking tour-inspired design is complimented by excellent engineering. Groove-in-Groove technology creates mico grooves in between the regular grooves and the wedge has a super precise center of gravity. We’re reviewing the chrome and red finish but it’s worth noting there’s also a great looking black version available.

Performance: 4.5/5

These wedges present incredible spin and if you’re looking for something with real stopping power you’ll love them. Both the 52 and 56 were incredibly versatile in and around the greens and excellent for full shots. The clubs sole interacted incredibly with the ground and we found the 56 was great for splashing the ball out of the bunkers.

The ball does come off the face a bit loud, which affected the feel for me and was why I didn’t give it full marks. That said, it’s really down to personal preference and if it’s something you can tolerate you’ll have no issues putting these wedges in the bag.

In terms of spin and distance, the launch monitor figures were as expected compared to my current wedges.

52-degree averages based on ten full shots:

LoftBackspinCarryTotal Distance

56-degree averages based on ten pitches to a 50-yard pin:

LoftBackspinCarryTotal Distance

Callaway Mack Daddy 4 Grinds Explained:

One area that often confuses confusion is grinds. Callaway wedge grinds for the mack daddy 4 come in three different options which are as follows:

C-Grind: Intended for players with medium-to-shallow attack angles as well as those playing on firmer ground.

S-Grind: A grind with a moderate amount of heel relief to promote a low leading edge through contact helpful for opening up the face.

X-Grind: Suited to those players with moderate to steep angles of attack as well as medium or soft ground.

We opted for the S-Grind option because it’s what suited me best. If you want peace of mind it’s definitely worth seeing a good club fitter.

Callaway MD4 Wedges: Conclusion

The MD4 is a great looking high performing wedge that would be perfect for any golfer looking to get a quality wedge in their bag. The fact that these were released a couple of years ago now makes them much more budget-friendly than buying one of the newest wedges on the market, and you can often find them for a fraction of the price in excellent condition via Callaway Preowned.