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Bending PW to play like a GW


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#1 81PING

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 10:07 PM

Im getting back my srixon 565s. I have them in 5-PW. In my previous iron sets always used the GW to match the set. As im left handed, there is no GW.  I was thinking of having a srixon 765 PW bent to 49 or 50* and play it as my gap wedge.

I know bending of lofts has been covered a million times but i want to know of realistically I would notice a difference in increasing bounce of leading edge...

Any help would be appreciated...

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 10:52 PM

Some will notice, others won't.  For many, having more bounce on a gap wedge would be beneficial.

Your options as a lefty are limited, so might as well give it a go

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 11:02 PM

I have a friend I play with that has a 52 bent to 56. We call it his "B" wedge. He loves it and would never let it go. I play high bounce wedges and it looks ok to me.
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Posted 12 November 2017 - 07:44 AM

Is it forged or a cast wedge? Bending a cast wedge more than a couple of degrees could end up with a snapped hosel.

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 08:28 AM

View PostPete O, on 12 November 2017 - 07:44 AM, said:

Is it forged or a cast wedge? Bending a cast wedge more than a couple of degrees could end up with a snapped hosel.

Itll be forged and should bend easily enough. Im just wondering if ill truly be able to notice any differences. Its not too common. Maybe thats fo r a reason!

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 09:24 AM

View Post81PING, on 12 November 2017 - 08:28 AM, said:

View PostPete O, on 12 November 2017 - 07:44 AM, said:

Is it forged or a cast wedge? Bending a cast wedge more than a couple of degrees could end up with a snapped hosel.

Itll be forged and should bend easily enough. Im just wondering if ill truly be able to notice any differences. Its not too common. Maybe thats fo r a reason!

General rule is +/- 2 deg from spec will not affect playability.  After that it would depend on how well or poorly the bounce suits you.  If you need more bounce or than its probably OK.
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Posted 12 November 2017 - 01:11 PM

View PostCarvallo Golf, on 12 November 2017 - 09:24 AM, said:

View Post81PING, on 12 November 2017 - 08:28 AM, said:

View PostPete O, on 12 November 2017 - 07:44 AM, said:

Is it forged or a cast wedge? Bending a cast wedge more than a couple of degrees could end up with a snapped hosel.

Itll be forged and should bend easily enough. Im just wondering if ill truly be able to notice any differences. Its not too common. Maybe thats fo r a reason!

General rule is +/- 2 deg from spec will not affect playability.  After that it would depend on how well or poorly the bounce suits you.  If you need more bounce or than its probably OK.

Thats also good news for me. I typically play ss or 2 dot bounce option. Usually my SW is closer to the ws or 3 dot.
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Posted 14 November 2017 - 06:19 AM

An alternative is to look at some old clubs that were built with the PW at 50* to 52* like the Eye 2. First I ever saw of a GW was with Honma when it was just starting out and they called it a 10 Iron. Loft is all you are interested in and a bit of shopping in the old clubs bin should turn out a set of choices even for a left hander if you are in a reasonable sized city.

Bending should not present too much of a problem. There will be changes, but nothing insurmountable.



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 06:52 AM

You can always do a little custom grinding of the trailing edge to decrease bounce.

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 01:27 PM

Part of the magic of the 765s (and the other Srixons with the v-sole) is that only the front portion of the sole has the bounce, so it is a pretty high bounce number, but the actual difference in height of the leading edge from the bottom of the sole is not abnormal.  If you weaken the loft by x degrees, thereby adding bounce of the same x degrees, you are not increasing the effective bounce as much as with a normal sole since the geometry of the v-sole doesn't move the leading edge that much higher than where it was originally, as opposed to a "normal" club where the lowest point of the sole is the trailing edge, much further away from the leading edge than the Srixons, and changing the angle of the sole will cause the leading edge to be much higher from the ground (the trailing edge).  I think the 765 is the perfect club for you to do that to!


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