Connect with us

Equipment

Forum Thread of the Day: “Sand wedge an idiot could use?”

Published

on

Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from BeerPerHole who has been playing a 54/12 wedge off the rack and is now on the hunt for a more traditional sand wedge which “an idiot could use”. Our members give their thoughts and offer plenty of suggestions to the fantastically named BeerPerHole.

  • Hertsjoatmon: “If its a more traditional shape then you have the Cleveland CBX or the Ping Glide 2.0, with the edge to the CBX for forgiveness. If your not as bothered by looks then id say that the Cleveland smart sole (58) is the most forgiving sand wedge, followed by the Callaway Sure Out (I have the 64). Can’t play fancy shots with these (flops etc.). Its pretty much square face or nothing due to the large sole, but what they do, they do well. If I play on a particularly dry course, I think about swapping out the SS and sure out with something more traditional, but I mostly play them with more shaft lean and a little forward in my stance off tight lies to mitigate the larger bounce on them (both around 10* but with huge soles). The Smart Sole is great out of the rough as well.”
  • ChipNRun: “If you play out of soft bunkers, look at the CBX in 54/12 and 56/12. The wider sole would help you out of soft sand. For concrete sand bunkers: take a PW and pick the ball off the top, barely nipping the sand.”
  • Nessism: “I’d go Ping ES type sole, which was patterned off the original Eye 2 sole shape. The sole on these clubs is concave and helps keep the club from submarining into the sand. A 58 would be a good choice if you more typically play (and struggle) with a 54. Money well spent.”
  • xkilgorextroutx: “Another vote here for the Cleveland Smart Sole S or the CBX. The Smart Sole is really a one trick pony, but boy does it do that trick well. About as idiot-proof as you can get.”

Entire Thread: “Sand wedge an idiot could use?”

Your Reaction?
  • 8
  • LEGIT0
  • WOW0
  • LOL0
  • IDHT0
  • FLOP0
  • OB0
  • SHANK4

Gianni is a freelance writer. He holds a Bachelor of Arts as well as a Diploma in Sports Journalism. He can be contacted at gmagliocco@outlook.com. Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. J

    Jun 10, 2019 at 11:16 pm

    XE1 or C3ii wedge, right? Them junk? For eejits?

  2. David Lehmann

    Jun 10, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    Why don’t you get the one Aron Oberholser is hustling on the golf Channel.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Equipment

Forum Thread of the Day: “Best driver for a short-hitting senior?”

Published

on

Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from platgolf who is on the hunt for a driver suited to a senior player in the 240 yards off the tee category. Currently playing a Fusion 12-degree driver, platgolf is looking to change things up, and our members give their suggestions on the big-stick that could work best.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • stmike: “I’m in the same “senior” hitting situation, and tried a couple of different new drivers last year. The one that gave me the most success is the Callaway Epic 10.5. But we all have different swings, and what works for others may not be for you.”
  • Markrip: “Sounds like your experience with the F8 weren’t good. You should try the F7. I have one, and the ball goes a long way. It also has an extra weight port the F8 doesn’t, and it really helps keep the ball from going right. I don’t use it in that setting because it makes the ball go way left for me. It also has draw settings with the loft adjustments if you needed that.”
  • CarolinaGolfer2: “Titleist TS1 10.5 with the Fubuki 45g shaft beats them all for me, and I’ve played or demoed them all. Titleist got it right with the weighting in this one. Usually, I can’t stand ultra-lite drivers. But this doesn’t feel too light, and I picked up 3 to 5 mph swing speed with it.”
  • golftejas: “You might demo a Ping G400 Max at 10.5* if you get a chance … this is a higher-spin head, so you might find it provides enough spin to provide good stability/accuracy/height for your shots. I’ve found this head to be extremely forgiving with good shot heights for me. And if you loft-it-up 1* to play at 11.5*, the face will be a little more closed to help with any right-miss tendencies.”

Entire Thread: “Best driver for a short-hitting senior?”

Your Reaction?
  • 1
  • LEGIT0
  • WOW0
  • LOL0
  • IDHT0
  • FLOP0
  • OB0
  • SHANK0

Continue Reading

Whats in the Bag

Sebastian Munoz winning WITB: 2019 Sanderson Farms Championship

Published

on

Driver: Ping G400 LST (8.5 @9 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS Yellow 6.5

3-wood: Callaway Epic Flash (15 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS Yellow

Irons: Ping i200 (3), Ping i210 (4-PW)
Shafts: Graphite Design Tour AD-DI Hybrid 85X (3), True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (4-PW)

Wedges: Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth (50), Titleist Vokey Design SM7 sand (56, 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Ping Sigma 2 Valor

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Grips: Golf Pride Z Grip Cord

Your Reaction?
  • 17
  • LEGIT3
  • WOW0
  • LOL2
  • IDHT0
  • FLOP0
  • OB0
  • SHANK2

Continue Reading

Whats in the Bag

Danny Willet’s winning WITB: 2019 BMW PGA Championship

Published

on

Driver: Callaway Rogue (9 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana DF 60X

3-wood: Callaway Rogue (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana W 70X

Irons: Callaway Apex UT (18), Callaway X Forged (21), Callaway X Forged (5-9 iron)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold SuperLite X100

Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy Forged (46 degrees), Callaway Mack Daddy 4 (50, 56, 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Superlite X100

Putter: Odyssey Stroke Lab Tuttle

Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X

Related to Danny Willett WITB

 

Your Reaction?
  • 33
  • LEGIT6
  • WOW0
  • LOL2
  • IDHT0
  • FLOP1
  • OB0
  • SHANK4

Continue Reading

19th Hole

Facebook

Trending