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Three wedges or an additional 5 wood for skilled Junior golfers?


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#1 golfer55082

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 02:22 PM

My 12 year junior golfer has 3 wedges in his bag - 50, 54, and 58 degrees- and a 3 wood, a 3 hybrid and 4 iron. The distance gap between the three long clubs are fairly large - probably 15. Should I replace the 3 hybrid with a 2 hybrid (or 5 wood) and a 4 hybrid, and remove the gap wedge? Any similar experience and thoughts to share?

Edited by golfer55082, 16 May 2017 - 02:23 PM.


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 02:37 PM

This same question used to drive me absolutely crazy when my kid was young. What I ended up doing was putting a 2H in his bag and keeping the 3 wedges in. I found I he hit a lot more wedges during the course of a round than any of the longer clubs. Plus becoming adept with your wedges at an early age will be so helpful as he gets older.

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 03:19 PM

My son hates hybrids.  When we travel to play practice rounds we always travel with 15 clubs and make the decision there.
Most of the time his setup looks like this.
D,3W,5W, 4i-PW, 52,56,60.
Others it looks like this.
D,3W,5W,3H,5i-PW,52,56,60.
And sometimes
D,3W,5W,3H,4i-PW,52,56.

It really depends on the course.  He can do just as much with the 56 as he can the 60, using the 60 just makes it easier.

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 05:45 PM

View Postheavy_hitter, on 16 May 2017 - 03:19 PM, said:

My son hates hybrids.  When we travel to play practice rounds we always travel with 15 clubs and make the decision there.
Most of the time his setup looks like this.
D,3W,5W, 4i-PW, 52,56,60.
Others it looks like this.
D,3W,5W,3H,5i-PW,52,56,60.
And sometimes
D,3W,5W,3H,4i-PW,52,56.

It really depends on the course.  He can do just as much with the 56 as he can the 60, using the 60 just makes it easier.

What is this loft of the PW? Do you see a bigger distance gap between PW and 52 degree wedge?

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 06:49 PM

scratch the 50 and 54 and grab a 52. Then grab a 5 wood and call it a day.

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 08:30 AM

View Postgolfer55082, on 16 May 2017 - 05:45 PM, said:

View Postheavy_hitter, on 16 May 2017 - 03:19 PM, said:

My son hates hybrids.  When we travel to play practice rounds we always travel with 15 clubs and make the decision there.
Most of the time his setup looks like this.
D,3W,5W, 4i-PW, 52,56,60.
Others it looks like this.
D,3W,5W,3H,5i-PW,52,56,60.
And sometimes
D,3W,5W,3H,4i-PW,52,56.

It really depends on the course.  He can do just as much with the 56 as he can the 60, using the 60 just makes it easier.

What is this loft of the PW? Do you see a bigger distance gap between PW and 52 degree wedge?

PW is 47.  It isn't big enough to notice.  My kid is left handed and a 50 degree wasn't an option.  I didn't want all of his wedges to be bent a degree so I left them alone.  The gap distance is maybe an extra yard, not really that big of an issue.  He hits his PW 95 and his gap is right at 84 yds.

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 08:51 AM

View Postheavy_hitter, on 17 May 2017 - 08:30 AM, said:

View Postgolfer55082, on 16 May 2017 - 05:45 PM, said:

View Postheavy_hitter, on 16 May 2017 - 03:19 PM, said:

My son hates hybrids.  When we travel to play practice rounds we always travel with 15 clubs and make the decision there.
Most of the time his setup looks like this.
D,3W,5W, 4i-PW, 52,56,60.
Others it looks like this.
D,3W,5W,3H,5i-PW,52,56,60.
And sometimes
D,3W,5W,3H,4i-PW,52,56.

It really depends on the course.  He can do just as much with the 56 as he can the 60, using the 60 just makes it easier.

What is this loft of the PW? Do you see a bigger distance gap between PW and 52 degree wedge?

PW is 47.  It isn't big enough to notice.  My kid is left handed and a 50 degree wasn't an option.  I didn't want all of his wedges to be bent a degree so I left them alone.  The gap distance is maybe an extra yard, not really that big of an issue.  He hits his PW 95 and his gap is right at 84 yds.

This is a good gap between PW and GW. The PW my son has is 45 degree Apex Cf16; he gets very long distance but the downside is the big gap with his 50 GW already, left alone a 52 GW.

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 08:56 AM

Talking about 45 degree PW, his 4 iron is 21.5 degree, 7 iron is 31 degree - they are way too strong in my opinion. I will consider moving down to an iron set with more traditional loft numbers e.g. 46-48 degree PW, 24 degree 4 iron, 35 degree 7 iron etc next year.

Edited by golfer55082, 17 May 2017 - 08:58 AM.


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Posted 17 May 2017 - 09:34 AM

View Postgolfer55082, on 17 May 2017 - 08:56 AM, said:

Talking about 45 degree PW, his 4 iron is 21.5 degree, 7 iron is 31 degree - they are way too strong in my opinion. I will consider moving down to an iron set with more traditional loft numbers e.g. 46-48 degree PW, 24 degree 4 iron, 35 degree 7 iron etc next year.

Wow....  those are really strong.  Your kid hit that 7i 150ish?

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 10:03 AM

His 7 iron as I measure both in SkyTrak and on the course is about 135 carry and additional (close to) 10 yards roll. It rolls too much with the strong loft. His PW is about 110 carry. The seemly long distance is nothing to be happy about but worrisome for me especially considering the long roll distance.  Just as a reference his driver swing speed is around 85 mph. His driver length is 42.5".

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 10:17 AM

View Postgolfer55082, on 17 May 2017 - 10:03 AM, said:

His 7 iron as I measure both in SkyTrak and on the course is about 135 carry and additional (close to) 10 yards roll. It rolls too much with the strong loft. His PW is about 110 carry. The seemly long distance is nothing to be happy about but worrisome for me especially considering the long roll distance.  Just as a reference his driver swing speed is around 85 mph. His driver length is 42.5".

Yep, at 12 that isn't good.  You want the ball to stop.  Mine is 135 with his 7, it takes one bounce and stops.  Maybe a yard bounce.  It maybe ball as well or even grooves that need to be sharpened.   His 4i takes bounces once and stops as well.  Very little roll out with that 4i.

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 01:12 PM

View Postgolfer55082, on 17 May 2017 - 10:03 AM, said:

His 7 iron as I measure both in SkyTrak and on the course is about 135 carry and additional (close to) 10 yards roll. It rolls too much with the strong loft. His PW is about 110 carry. The seemly long distance is nothing to be happy about but worrisome for me especially considering the long roll distance.  Just as a reference his driver swing speed is around 85 mph. His driver length is 42.5".

If the ball doesn't stop take a look at possible getting different clubs for him. You would be amazed at how different clubs are with roll. Best advice is go to an outdoor range that has a demo day and try different brands/club combinations.  Plus like heavy said try different balls.

The other issue is you might be playing on hard greens that will roll a lot no matter what you do.  In that case they need to be played different and you want to roll them up on the green if possible.

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 01:37 PM

Thanks both. Actually when I think back I remember quite some inconsistencies in how much his iron shots roll - most longer rolls but some are 1-3 yard regular rolls. So I think the inconsistency in his swing plays a role too.  But still the Apex Cf16 irons he plays are not know for good distance control and overall control. He is all set for his clubs this year and will certainly try more player type clubs next year.

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 01:42 PM

Question: aside the factors we cannot control or constants , i.e. Green speed, slope, and golf balls, the roll distance for a given shot is sufficiently determined by 3 variables: dynamic loft, ball speed, and backspin. Is this correct?

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 01:56 PM

15 yard gap between clubs is acceptable. Why change anything, seems fine? If he hates hybrids just go with the 5w instead of 3h.

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 01:59 PM

View Postgolfer55082, on 17 May 2017 - 01:42 PM, said:

Question: aside the factors we cannot control or constants , i.e. Green speed, slope, and golf balls, the roll distance for a given shot is sufficiently determined by 3 variables: dynamic loft, ball speed, and backspin. Is this correct?

Yes all are true but people often forget about attack angle. Your attack angle will determine backspin. The reason a guy like Daniel Berger hits it so far, at about 160 pounds, is his ball speed is around 170 mph and swing speed is around 115 but his attack angle with his driver is like +4.5.
All long drivers are hitting way up on the ball.

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 02:05 PM

View Postgolfer55082, on 17 May 2017 - 01:42 PM, said:

Question: aside the factors we cannot control or constants , i.e. Green speed, slope, and golf balls, the roll distance for a given shot is sufficiently determined by 3 variables: dynamic loft, ball speed, and backspin. Is this correct?

You're correct (although I would just say spin and not backspin) and probably looking to optimize angle of descent.  This article talks about mostly driver but can be extrapolated out.  http://www.qualitygo...imalflight.html

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 02:08 PM

View PostZ1ggy16, on 17 May 2017 - 01:56 PM, said:

15 yard gap between clubs is acceptable. Why change anything, seems fine? If he hates hybrids just go with the 5w instead of 3h.
  considering the existing gap  between his irons and wedges, I agree that it's beneficial to keep 3 wedges at least for now.

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 02:13 PM

I think USGA shall allow 15 clubs in the bag... this will immediately increase the industry sales by 1/14=~ 7%  ::))

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 03:28 PM

View Postgolfer55082, on 17 May 2017 - 02:13 PM, said:

I think USGA shall allow 15 clubs in the bag... this will immediately increase the industry sales by 1/14=~ 7%  : :))

Found the TM rep.


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Posted 18 May 2017 - 12:41 AM

View Postgolfer55082, on 16 May 2017 - 02:22 PM, said:

My 12 year junior golfer has 3 wedges in his bag - 50, 54, and 58 degrees- and a 3 wood, a 3 hybrid and 4 iron. The distance gap between the three long clubs are fairly large - probably 15. Should I replace the 3 hybrid with a 2 hybrid (or 5 wood) and a 4 hybrid, and remove the gap wedge? Any similar experience and thoughts to share?

8 years ago I was faced with the same dilemma with my 12 year old golfer. I believe I settled on the correct course of action.  Go with the 3 wedges and don't think about it again.

Need affirmation, look at it this way...will your child hit more shots with each of the wedges or with the 5W?  

With that said, if you child is a tournament player, I would (I used to) carry a 5W and a 3W to each of his tournaments (15 clubs total).   We would then interchange the 5W/3W combination depending on the course or conditions.

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 09:44 AM

How close to to your 4 iron does your son hit his 5. I know once you get close to a lower swing speed (not fully grown yet ) the 4&5 are basically the same club

As a junior I played a 3w-5w  3 iron- 5 iron
Now I play 3w-5w-4hybrid 5 iron

I'd agree having your junior become better with his wedges would be soemthing he should have

I also have a buddy who goes 5 wood -7 wood but plays them as his 3-5 because it works better for his slower speed . That would also alleviate your sons need for the 3 hybrid and he could jump right into the 4 hybrid

Edited by Aaronwilson_95, 18 May 2017 - 09:46 AM.


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Posted 18 May 2017 - 10:01 AM

View PostAaronwilson_95, on 18 May 2017 - 09:44 AM, said:

How close to to your 4 iron does your son hit his 5. I know once you get close to a lower swing speed (not fully grown yet ) the 4&5 are basically the same club

As a junior I played a 3w-5w  3 iron- 5 iron
Now I play 3w-5w-4hybrid 5 iron

I'd agree having your junior become better with his wedges would be soemthing he should have

I also have a buddy who goes 5 wood -7 wood but plays them as his 3-5 because it works better for his slower speed . That would also alleviate your sons need for the 3 hybrid and he could jump right into the 4 hybrid

You are absolutely right - the distance gap between long irons are smaller. I was wondering why and did not have an answer. Do you say it's the slower swing speed as a junior?  it is like this:

4 iron, 21.5 degree, carry about 155
5 iron, 24 degree, carry about 150
6 iron, 27 degree, carry about 144
7 iron, 31 degree, carry about 135

You can see the gap between 4 and 5 is only 5 yards, while it's 9 yards between 6 and 7.

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 10:05 AM

View Postgolfer55082, on 18 May 2017 - 10:01 AM, said:

View PostAaronwilson_95, on 18 May 2017 - 09:44 AM, said:

How close to to your 4 iron does your son hit his 5. I know once you get close to a lower swing speed (not fully grown yet ) the 4&5 are basically the same club

As a junior I played a 3w-5w  3 iron- 5 iron
Now I play 3w-5w-4hybrid 5 iron

I'd agree having your junior become better with his wedges would be soemthing he should have

I also have a buddy who goes 5 wood -7 wood but plays them as his 3-5 because it works better for his slower speed . That would also alleviate your sons need for the 3 hybrid and he could jump right into the 4 hybrid

You are absolutely right - the distance gap between long irons are smaller. I was wondering why and did not have an answer. Do you say it's the slower swing speed as a junior?  it is like this:

4 iron, 21.5 degree, carry about 155
5 iron, 24 degree, carry about 150
6 iron, 27 degree, carry about 144
7 iron, 31 degree, carry about 135

You can see the gap between 4 and 5 is only 5 yards, while it's 9 yards between 6 and 7.

I would take the 4i out of the bag.

My daughter goes
D
3W
3H
4H
5-PW
50,54,58

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 10:12 AM

View Postheavy_hitter, on 18 May 2017 - 10:05 AM, said:

View Postgolfer55082, on 18 May 2017 - 10:01 AM, said:

View PostAaronwilson_95, on 18 May 2017 - 09:44 AM, said:

How close to to your 4 iron does your son hit his 5. I know once you get close to a lower swing speed (not fully grown yet ) the 4&5 are basically the same club

As a junior I played a 3w-5w  3 iron- 5 iron
Now I play 3w-5w-4hybrid 5 iron

I'd agree having your junior become better with his wedges would be soemthing he should have

I also have a buddy who goes 5 wood -7 wood but plays them as his 3-5 because it works better for his slower speed . That would also alleviate your sons need for the 3 hybrid and he could jump right into the 4 hybrid

You are absolutely right - the distance gap between long irons are smaller. I was wondering why and did not have an answer. Do you say it's the slower swing speed as a junior?  it is like this:

4 iron, 21.5 degree, carry about 155
5 iron, 24 degree, carry about 150
6 iron, 27 degree, carry about 144
7 iron, 31 degree, carry about 135

You can see the gap between 4 and 5 is only 5 yards, while it's 9 yards between 6 and 7.

I would take the 4i out of the bag.

My daughter goes
D
3W
3H
4H
5-PW
50,54,58

Heavy, your daughter is a D1 athlete so it's a honor for my son to copy her lineup :)  seriously I agree that 4H probably will help his game more than a 4 iron does at this time ( other than it feels "cool" to carry a long iron. And believe it or not he has a 18 degree Apex Utility iron which does not make his bag after many attempts )


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Posted 18 May 2017 - 10:31 AM

View Postgolfer55082, on 18 May 2017 - 10:12 AM, said:

View Postheavy_hitter, on 18 May 2017 - 10:05 AM, said:

View Postgolfer55082, on 18 May 2017 - 10:01 AM, said:

View PostAaronwilson_95, on 18 May 2017 - 09:44 AM, said:

How close to to your 4 iron does your son hit his 5. I know once you get close to a lower swing speed (not fully grown yet ) the 4&5 are basically the same club

As a junior I played a 3w-5w  3 iron- 5 iron
Now I play 3w-5w-4hybrid 5 iron

I'd agree having your junior become better with his wedges would be soemthing he should have

I also have a buddy who goes 5 wood -7 wood but plays them as his 3-5 because it works better for his slower speed . That would also alleviate your sons need for the 3 hybrid and he could jump right into the 4 hybrid

You are absolutely right - the distance gap between long irons are smaller. I was wondering why and did not have an answer. Do you say it's the slower swing speed as a junior?  it is like this:

4 iron, 21.5 degree, carry about 155
5 iron, 24 degree, carry about 150
6 iron, 27 degree, carry about 144
7 iron, 31 degree, carry about 135

You can see the gap between 4 and 5 is only 5 yards, while it's 9 yards between 6 and 7.

I would take the 4i out of the bag.

My daughter goes
D
3W
3H
4H
5-PW
50,54,58

Heavy, your daughter is a D1 athlete so it's a honor for my son to copy her lineup :)  seriously I agree that 4H probably will help his game more than a 4 iron does at this time ( other than it feels "cool" to carry a long iron. And believe it or not he has a 18 degree Apex Utility iron which does not make his bag after many attempts )

LOL....

I agree about the 4i.  Girl's don't give a crap.  It is a badge of honor for a guy to swing the long irons.  My son begged and begged for a 4i.  Now he is begging for a 3i.  I kind of roll my eyes, but I know in the back of my head he could hit it.  I just know it would be wasted because he won't hit it 185 like his 5W.

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 01:22 PM

I find a very good article on how to calculate the distance gaps between clubs:

http://ralphmaltby.c...fication-chart/

It is very informative to me.  After I enter the data of my son's clubs, the calculated distance gap for all irons and long clubs are spot on!  (The calculated distance for the wedges are off - I think it is because the shape of the wedges that causes the loss of distance - I simply ignore the number for wedges).  At least for me, it provides a very reasonable explanation on why the distance gap between 4 and 5 irons are minimum.  

See the chart (I use driver number as bench mark).  Does this make sense?

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 01:30 PM

View Postgolfer55082, on 18 May 2017 - 01:22 PM, said:

I find a very good article on how to calculate the distance gaps between clubs:

http://ralphmaltby.c...fication-chart/

It is very informative to me.  After I enter the data of my son's clubs, the calculated distance gap for all irons and long clubs are spot on!  (The calculated distance for the wedges are off - I think it is because the shape of the wedges that causes the loss of distance - I simply ignore the number for wedges).  At least for me, it provides a very reasonable explanation on why the distance gap between 4 and 5 irons are minimum.  

See the chart (I use driver number as bench mark).  Does this make sense?

Attachment Gap.png

Link doesn't work.

What kind of driver does your boy have?

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 01:39 PM

View Postheavy_hitter, on 18 May 2017 - 01:30 PM, said:

View Postgolfer55082, on 18 May 2017 - 01:22 PM, said:

I find a very good article on how to calculate the distance gaps between clubs:

http://ralphmaltby.c...fication-chart/

It is very informative to me.  After I enter the data of my son's clubs, the calculated distance gap for all irons and long clubs are spot on!  (The calculated distance for the wedges are off - I think it is because the shape of the wedges that causes the loss of distance - I simply ignore the number for wedges).  At least for me, it provides a very reasonable explanation on why the distance gap between 4 and 5 irons are minimum.  

See the chart (I use driver number as bench mark).  Does this make sense?

Attachment Gap.png

Link doesn't work.

What kind of driver does your boy have?

I fixed the link - try again. He uses callaway GBB Epic 10.5 with Recoil 450 regular shaft. Last weekend we played he had a couple of 240-250 drives on a calm day. So the average 230 drive ( roll included) is fairly accurate.

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 01:49 PM

View Postgolfer55082, on 18 May 2017 - 01:39 PM, said:

View Postheavy_hitter, on 18 May 2017 - 01:30 PM, said:

View Postgolfer55082, on 18 May 2017 - 01:22 PM, said:

I find a very good article on how to calculate the distance gaps between clubs:

http://ralphmaltby.c...fication-chart/

It is very informative to me.  After I enter the data of my son's clubs, the calculated distance gap for all irons and long clubs are spot on!  (The calculated distance for the wedges are off - I think it is because the shape of the wedges that causes the loss of distance - I simply ignore the number for wedges).  At least for me, it provides a very reasonable explanation on why the distance gap between 4 and 5 irons are minimum.  

See the chart (I use driver number as bench mark).  Does this make sense?

Attachment Gap.png

Link doesn't work.

What kind of driver does your boy have?

I fixed the link - try again. He uses callaway GBB Epic 10.5 with Recoil 450 regular shaft. Last weekend we played he had a couple of 240-250 drives on a calm day. So the average 230 drive ( roll included) is fairly accurate.

Mine uses an old Jetspeed and is around 220.  Numbers are pretty close through the bag.  He tried the Epic and he actually put up better numbers with the Jetspeed.  Just curious to know.  Is yours an older 12?  Mine just turned 12 within the week.


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