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#1 FirePro

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 10:17 PM

anyone have experience with this set up it would be fun to try

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 10:46 PM

I tried it,  but im more comfortable with 46,50,54,58... distance gapping wasnt as much a problem as was lack a of pitching and chipping options.. the more lofts do help with distance gapping too and spin control but too many times with 52,58 i wish i had a 54 or 56 for medium length chips or pitches with some green to cover.

Edited by Hubijerk, 18 December 2017 - 11:02 PM.

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 10:50 PM

Played a similar setup for a long time. It works great for me. Just moved to a new setup (46-54-60) but it functions the same as 46-52-58.
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Posted 17 December 2017 - 10:52 PM

I have this now and have for most of my golf life. I'm really comfortable with most shots 100 yards and in with my 58° (considering normal wind conditions) and haven't had any gapping problems.
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Posted 18 December 2017 - 08:14 AM

I do 48/54/60 and it suits me just fine.

Most of the time chipping I'm using the 6/8/10 method, and I grew up doing part swings with a 9i or 7i to get pitch distances.

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 08:24 AM

Yes that's the setup I used last season and it was the best gapping decision I've made. I learned to hit all the shots with the 58 which made me a better wedge player.

In true WRX fashion I've added a 50, 56, 60, 64 this offseason for options to go along with the 52 and 58. No idea what setup I'll go with. But the backup bag will surely be well stocked.

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 08:46 AM

I've been doing that for years. I tried 4 wedges and it doesn't mix with me. Wedge play is my strength and I struggled. Too many options in my opinion. 3 wedges just makes it all simpler.
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Posted 18 December 2017 - 08:49 AM

View PostEgan101, on 17 December 2017 - 10:50 PM, said:

Played a similar setup for a long time. It works great for me. Just moved to a new setup (46-54-60) but it functions the same as 46-52-58.
46-54 thats quite the gap, I assume you are quite good at controlling your PW.  

I was just thinking that half swings with the 46/52/58 would gap well with the full shorts
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Posted 18 December 2017 - 08:55 AM

Have used the 46-52-58 set up since 2006. Use to play the 48-52-56-60 but then put in a hybrid so something had to give. I have no problems with gapping, I can stretch the 58 to 100yds when needed or also hit soft 52's 95-100yds all the way up to 120, just depends on what I'm feeling. As stated above, I think to many wedges can be overkill, not to mention the different types of shots you can learn to hit with fewer clubs.
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Posted 18 December 2017 - 09:07 AM

I think it would take some getting used to thats for sure but it could work for me.  im not sure what club I would add to the top of my bag though, possibly a 3 hybrid for long approach shots or a high launching 5 wood

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 10:08 AM

46-52-60 here and no issues.  I don't hit full shots with the lob wedge anyways, so gapping is not a problem from 52-60.  From 90-100, I'm not hitting a full lob wedge, I'm hitting a 10 o'clock backswing 52 and it will flight with plenty of trajectory and bite for almost any pin.  I find it much easier to control distance with less loft than with a lob wedge in that 80-115 range.

I don't understand how gapping issues can be a problem for some.  Anyone that employs a 9 o'clock / 10 o'clock / Full swing method of pitching should have plenty of overlap in distances with a 3 wedge setup that will give you a variety of flight options for any shot.  My 52 is my go-to pitching machine, but I have options with the 46 and 60 depending on the shot and conditions.
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Posted 18 December 2017 - 10:46 AM

I've contemplated this setup many times. My main reason is that around the greens I go with my lob wedge if I need height, and my sand wedge if I want to bump and run. The gap wedge is the least used club in my bag because of my sand and lob wedge comfort. However, I can't just take my gap wedge out as I won't have a 115-120 club. It sucks, but no one said golf was fair.
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Posted 18 December 2017 - 10:50 AM

I played 46-52-58 setup for years, and really liked it when it came to around the greens. I would normally just do everything with my 58 and was quiet happy with that, took a lot of the guess work and overthinking out of it for me.

But I just switched to 46-50-54-58 this year and I like it for any full shot. Still mainly use the 58 around the greens, but I had always struggled with distance with the 3 wedge setup on full shots. I find myself reaching for my 54 a lot more than I would reach for my 3 iron throughout a round.
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Posted 18 December 2017 - 11:20 AM

45-50-55-60 for me and I use my 55 for almost anything 80 yards in. 60 is mostly bunkers and situations where maybe I am short sided and need some stop
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Posted 18 December 2017 - 11:39 AM

I play 46-54-60. Been that way for years. I may sometimes throw a 50 gap if I drop my 3i, depends on conditions or course though.

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 11:43 AM

46-51-56-60 here
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Posted 18 December 2017 - 12:03 PM

46 52 59
Soon to be 47 53 59.

I used to use 46 52 56 60 and 46 50 54 58

With 4 wedge setups often times one wedge almost never got used.
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Posted 18 December 2017 - 03:20 PM

I like 4º increments. I find that is what works best for me.
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Posted 18 December 2017 - 03:33 PM

I've used 46 / 52 / 58 for 10-ish years. No gapping issues for me. I don't like to swing hard at wedges, and growing up in the Kansas wind you have to learn to play knock-down and partial shots with wedges anyway.

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 03:36 PM

I just went from 46,52,56,60 to 46,54,58 and I don't mind it at all. The only reason I did was to make some room for a hybrid or driving iron. Still haven't bought so I've been playing with 13 clubs for a year now.


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Posted 18 December 2017 - 03:44 PM

i played this exact set up for a long time. then i have tried to adjust all my club gap to spread out my iron set. What i really really want is a 8 iron set from 20 degrees to 49 degrees in the pitching wedge. then 54 and 60 degree wedges. that opens a slot for something else.
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Posted 18 December 2017 - 03:55 PM

Tried to like this setup but hated the 58*. Much preferred the 56*, especially around the green. I always felt like I was trying to step on the 58* for approach shots.
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Posted 18 December 2017 - 05:35 PM

51/55/60

Doesn’t really matter what lofts they are.  Start with pitching wedge and work back to get consistent gapping distances.
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Posted 18 December 2017 - 05:38 PM

51/55/60

Doesn’t really matter what lofts they are.  Start with pitching wedge and work back to get consistent gapping distances.
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Posted 18 December 2017 - 05:45 PM

I've used 46/53/60 for the past 2 years...worked fantastic.  covers 120/105/80.  Thought about carrying four wedges but if you get comfortable with the 85% shots of each, you really don't want to mess it up by adding a 4th wedge, which would require adjusting at least 1 if not more of the other wedges.

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 05:56 PM

Took the plunge on this setup yesterday.  Going from 46/50/54/58 to 46/52/58.

I use the 58 for most of shots 60-70yrds in unless its a bump and run so the 50/54 we only really covering a set distance.  I started hitting a knock down PW last season that really took away the need for the 50 as well.

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 06:02 PM

This is my favorite wedge setup. I like playing a matching PW first and foremost and I find 2 wedges to work well for me. More than that gets somewhat confusing. The 52 works from any tight lies plus some fuller shots from the fairway. I find the 58* alot easier to hit than a 60, and with that much loft you have plenty of versatility from thicker grass, sand, less green to work with etc.

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 06:06 PM

Seems like most with this 46/52/58ish setup are using their lob wedge from the 60-80 yard range.

While I can be effective from that range with the 60, I find the 52 to be much more consistent.  

So much easier to mishit the 60 in my opinion.  With the 52 I can get more of the clubface on the ball and find that distance control is better.

On the soft bent-grass greens I play, stopping the ball quickly is not a problem.  

Am I an outlier or do others take a similar approach (no pun intended)?

EDIT: I have found on golf trips in the south, playing on firm/quick bermuda greens, I can really struggle to stop it using the 52 from this range and pull the 60 more often.  So I can understand if you are used to playing these type of greens and think I'm nuts.

Edited by manima1, 18 December 2017 - 06:10 PM.

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 06:13 PM

IMO going 48,54-55-58 may be more versatile in the long run with sub 100 yard shots if you are comfortable with your 48&9 iron

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 06:23 PM

View Posttexasvolfan, on 18 December 2017 - 10:50 AM, said:

I played 46-52-58 setup for years, and really liked it when it came to around the greens. I would normally just do everything with my 58 and was quiet happy with that, took a lot of the guess work and overthinking out of it for me.

But I just switched to 46-50-54-58 this year and I like it for any full shot. Still mainly use the 58 around the greens, but I had always struggled with distance with the 3 wedge setup on full shots. I find myself reaching for my 54 a lot more than I would reach for my 3 iron throughout a round.
I am going back this direction myself, I don't play much anymore and when I do it's with family from tees more forward than I should be playing and I hit alot more wedges than long irons.  Not playing much also makes the partial wedges tougher to dial in.


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