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#1 Mcdonaldpe

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 04:29 PM

Im looking to invest in new wedges (gapping is ideally 52, 56 and 60) anyone gaming that they love? Currently have sm5 in each but its time to bench them and not sure on where to go for new ones? Hcap of 9 and usual up and down of 70% so consistency and playability is priority but do appreciate a clean looking wedge. Any help appreciated


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#2 jackbauer

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 04:57 PM

I'm very happy with my Edels. They were $190 per wedge all in, which is pretty much what you'd spend on the latest Vokey, shaft and grip of your choice, etc. But if you really get up and down 70% of the time and are still a 9, I'd apply whatever time and money resources you have to your long game.
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Posted 14 November 2017 - 05:11 PM

I've been playing Callaway MD3s in 46 and 50 as my PW and GW the past two years, and love them - very good feel, consistent spin, and low-mid flight. I came from Vokey SM6s, which performed well enough but felt fairly awful. The Vokeys looked better for sure, but it got to the point that I couldn't stand hitting them. The grooves are starting to get a bit worn out on the MD3s, so I am probably going to grab a set of MD4s this year. I use Modus 130X in wedges (which match my numbers irons).

For a SW, I cannot recommend the Miura C-grind series enough (they are 55* or 57*; for 56* I would bend the 55* 1 weak). It's probably the single greatest club I've ever owned. It has a generous amount of bounce, but plenty of trailing edge relief, so you can really open it up for little shots around the green. It is just perfect out of soft/fluffy sand, and above average for firmer/packed/wet sand. I've also found that this wedge generates just about the most penetrating/low-bullet/looks-like-you-bladed trajectory from fairway lies. This is my preferred trajectory, as my home track is super exposed and always windy. And, of course, the feel is just superb - better than just about anything else I've hit. I have the Modus Wedge 125 in mine - great shaft: super-stable on fuller shots, very feeling solid, and generates a respectable amount of spin.

Edited by syenkoc, 14 November 2017 - 05:12 PM.


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 05:24 PM

My vote is for the Callaway MD3s. They are an excellent wedge. But those new Bridgestones on the front page are nice! Good price, too. http://www.golfwrx.c...dges-dont-move/
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Posted 14 November 2017 - 05:36 PM

Are you looking for looks or better feel?

I was on fence with Vokeys because of the grind and bounc options. If they are working for you, I would stick with Vokeys.

I game the MDF and they superior in feel but the lack of grind, low bounce and odd leading edge is a trade off.

I have been impressed with the S18 wedges which will likely replace my MDF at some point.


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 06:01 PM

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Edited by mountaintop, 15 November 2017 - 02:26 AM.


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 06:44 PM

I’m pretty sure he posted the question to get people’s opinion on the wedges they like playing and not his scramble percentage.  Just be nice and limit your opinions to the op’s question.  Maybe he does get up and down 70% maybe he doesn’t.... doesn’t affect you one bit.

I think performance wise most current wedges are the same, some work better than others for different people.  Find the one you like the feel and look of the most and go from there.  The md4 and sm7 will be out before the spring so you might want to wait until those drop before deciding.

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 07:01 PM

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Edited by mountaintop, 15 November 2017 - 02:26 AM.


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 07:09 PM

View PostMcdonaldpe, on 14 November 2017 - 04:29 PM, said:

I'm looking to invest in new wedges (gapping is ideally 52, 56 and 60) anyone gaming that they love? Currently have sm5 in each but it's time to bench them and not sure on where to go for new ones? H'cap of 9 and usual up and down of 70% so consistency and playability is priority but do appreciate a clean looking wedge. Any help appreciated

Congrats! You'd have finished #1 on the tour last year in scrambling (Ian Poulter 67%).  But seriously, I'm still looking for a wedge I love so will see what other people have to say.
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Posted 14 November 2017 - 08:05 PM

So many grinds out there.
Try them all out - outside, on real grass.
It's crazy what a difference they make.
Did a wedge fitting with a vokey disciple, it's amazing how easily I can hit a K grind but how poorly I hit an S grind.
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Posted 14 November 2017 - 08:15 PM

Wait until January and try the ping glides in the new finish.
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Posted 14 November 2017 - 09:18 PM

Really love my edel wedges. The feel is great and the look at address for me is what I had been looking for. In tight lies it sits flush even when I open up the face it doesnt feel like I will blade it. Definitely worth it.
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Posted 14 November 2017 - 09:24 PM

Since you have the S5's you should try the slightly smaller S18's...gunmetal or satin chrome...I have both finishes coming from the ion blue S5's and couldn't be happier.  I like the slightly more compact head shape
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Posted 14 November 2017 - 09:50 PM

S18s all day long! Awesome wedges!
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Posted 14 November 2017 - 10:43 PM

For wedges I think the look at address and appropriate gapping are most important.  The best practical advice I can give is check your PW loft and make sure you gap accordingly.  Modern iron sets have strong lofts, and many PW are now 46* — so 50, 54, 58 makes more sense.  Or perhaps 52, 58, 64, or even just 53, 60.  Just be aware that standard 52, 56, 60 doesn’t make much sense with at 46* PW.

I go with Vokey because I like the grind options, but I think I’m going to look at Edel and Miura this off-season.

Edited by WAxORxDCxSC, 14 November 2017 - 10:44 PM.

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 10:54 PM

Bridgestone J15 is the best feeling wedge that I've hit.  Really soft feel and sound.

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 10:59 PM

View Postsyenkoc, on 14 November 2017 - 05:11 PM, said:

I've been playing Callaway MD3s in 46 and 50 as my PW and GW the past two years, and love them - very good feel, consistent spin, and low-mid flight. I came from Vokey SM6s, which performed well enough but felt fairly awful. The Vokeys looked better for sure, but it got to the point that I couldn't stand hitting them. The grooves are starting to get a bit worn out on the MD3s, so I am probably going to grab a set of MD4s this year. I use Modus 130X in wedges (which match my numbers irons).

For a SW, I cannot recommend the Miura C-grind series enough (they are 55* or 57*; for 56* I would bend the 55* 1 weak). It's probably the single greatest club I've ever owned. It has a generous amount of bounce, but plenty of trailing edge relief, so you can really open it up for little shots around the green. It is just perfect out of soft/fluffy sand, and above average for firmer/packed/wet sand. I've also found that this wedge generates just about the most penetrating/low-bullet/looks-like-you-bladed trajectory from fairway lies. This is my preferred trajectory, as my home track is super exposed and always windy. And, of course, the feel is just superb - better than just about anything else I've hit. I have the Modus Wedge 125 in mine - great shaft: super-stable on fuller shots, very feeling solid, and generates a respectable amount of spin.

I like the sound of this setup. I really like the MD3 more than the Vokeys. And the Miura SW description is consistent with what so many people say about that club. Good from fluffy sand and tight lies. I want a low, bounce-once-and-check shot and that club seems to be great for that.

And I also would take a look at the S18. Looks great and I always go for the rounded leading edge.
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Posted 15 November 2017 - 11:25 AM

Wont switch away from my Vokeys. Love the look and feel of them. Will move from the SM5s to the SM7s whenever they come out.

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 03:19 PM

Wait and try the SM7's. If not wait and pick up the 6's at a discount. I would be surprised if you didn't see an improvement on what you have.
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