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#61 pmcuk

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 05:19 AM

Yep... 47-52-58.

But wedges are often one or two degrees out if you measure them. Probably not much to choose between 46 and 47, 52 and 53, 58 and 59. Not a huge leap to 54-60 either, though admittedly 2 degrees does feel and play different to most of us. The main thing is just using 3 wedges.


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Posted 05 January 2018 - 08:44 AM

pw,aw,sw,lw
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Posted 05 January 2018 - 08:59 AM

For me it's a 48/52/56.   For years I didn't know better and followed the crowd and my setup was 48/56/60 but as my game got better in the last couple of years, I my 100y approach shots were killing me because I had to choke down on my 48.  I got sick of it and got a 52 and kicked out my 60 to make room.  I don't miss my 60 as I can simply open the face of my 56 or even my 52 if the lie is tight.

Edited by cgasucks, 05 January 2018 - 09:00 AM.

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 09:52 AM

46, 52, 58, as well as 64* here for me. I like having more options at the low end of my bag and go 3W to 3i(hybrid). I never got along well with too many long clubs and love chipping and putting more.
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 10:08 AM

I known should work partial wedge shots but I recently went with 5 wedges (45, 50, 54, 58, 62) and I am liking it. I have more shots from 145 in and felt more options on the low end were better that carrying a club on the top end of my bag I hit once or twice a round.


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 12:24 PM

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.

Played with 46, 50, 54, 58 for about three seasons, but found I had too many options, and too much overlap in the yardage matrix for partial swings.

I replaced my X20T PW and CG.14 G, S and L with Callaway MD3 48* and 54*, and MD-PM 60* (see below). This had really simplified my short game.

This leaves about a 16-yd gap between 9i and 48* PW, but I know it's there. I can choke down on 9i to shave yardage, or hood the PW for a bit of extra yardage.
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 07:24 PM

I've been using 46* - 52* - 58* for the past couple of years and I really dig it. It's brought my confidence up greatly after landing some good shots that required me to use my imagination. The traditional 52/56/60 approach has been fine for me in the past and I understand exactly why it works but I'm reminded of the stories of players in the past using a 56 and doing whatever the hell they wanted with it. I love that simplified way of wedge play.

That being said, I did pick up a PM 64* for the special shots where I don't have much room and need something to go high and stop quickly. Why not? I had the room.

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 12:57 AM

View PostPlayfromtheBrain, on 12 January 2018 - 07:24 PM, said:

I've been using 46* - 52* - 58* for the past couple of years and I really dig it. It's brought my confidence up greatly after landing some good shots that required me to use my imagination. The traditional 52/56/60 approach has been fine for me in the past and I understand exactly why it works but I'm reminded of the stories of players in the past using a 56 and doing whatever the hell they wanted with it. I love that simplified way of wedge play.

That being said, I did pick up a PM 64* for the special shots where I don't have much room and need something to go high and stop quickly. Why not? I had the room.
So really the same as I have set up but the 56 rather than the 58
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Posted 13 January 2018 - 06:38 AM

45, 50, 54, 60 and 64 for me. LOFT issues when it comes to opening up a 60 and flopping and the 64 has helped a ton on short-sided shots. Has meant sacrificing a long club which has been a little awkward but worth it.

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 07:29 AM

I used to play set PW at 46, 52 and 58. I rarely play a full set and had space in the bag, so one day in the golf shop I was intrigued by the PM 64 and bought it more out of curiosity than anything. Ended up loving it and rarlely used my 58 around the greens after that, just 52 or the 64. My 58 had a V grind that I was never a big fan of for many shots around the green. Ended up playing PW, 52, 64 in my half set most of last year and played just fine. Shot even par twice with this setup, which is my personal record on that particular course. I can hit soft shots with the 52, but still that gap was on a few occasions just slightly to big to be ideal.

This year, I'm going to give the new MD4 X grind a try in a 60, so hopefully I will go PW, 52, 60 for my half set and drop in the 64 for those few occasions I want to push a cart instead of carry my Sunday bag. I really don't think I will miss a something in between. I know what my 52 can do for me. We'll see...


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 09:12 AM

I was thinking about ditching my pw and go 9 iron (42), sm6 48 (47), sm6 52  and 58. I wonder what the gap will be...
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Posted 13 January 2018 - 11:50 AM

View PostC-rad, on 13 January 2018 - 09:12 AM, said:

I was thinking about ditching my pw and go 9 iron (42), sm6 48 (47), sm6 52  and 58. I wonder what the gap will be...

I got 9 iron (41) - 46SM6

If you are comfortable taking a bit off the 9 iron there will be no gapping issues here.  I find choking up just a bit takes around 5 yards off the 9 iron.
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Posted 13 January 2018 - 11:57 AM

I played PW, 52, 58 for years. And loved it. If you're comfortable hitting 3/4 shots with the 52 it's no big deal.
A year or so ago I decided to try 52-56-60 and drop the 3 iron.
Best decision I made. Don't hit very many shots with 3 iron, but there are a number of shots I can play with the 56.

I prefer options for short game vs the 3 iron.

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 12:10 PM

I've played 46/52/58 for probably the last 5 seasons.  Prior to that I had played 46/54/60.  With the 52/58 set up I was playing each wedge more evenly depending upon the amount of run out I was looking for on chips.  I even incorporated the PW into that as well, but I was never as consistent with this set-up as I remember being with my 54/60.  I only used the 60 for flops and bunker shots, so it didn't see a huge amount of use.  I used the 54 for everything else and got very good with it due to the versatility of the DSG grind from Cleveland.  The 52/58 are Nike SV+ with a bog standard grind and I have never had the same versatility with those that I had with my Cleveland.

It's time for new wedges and I'm not sure how I'm going to approach it.  I had been toying with going to a 50/56 combo mostly for the full shot distance gapping as I'm getting older and losing swing speed.  The 56 would get the bulk of the work around the green.  Maybe time to consider adding a specialty lob wedge to the mix as I've got room for it as I'm playing less than a full set.
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Posted 29 January 2018 - 03:34 PM

the funny thing is that I would love to try the 46 52 58 setup but I really don't need anything at the top end of my bag so really whats the point, I could try a 5 wood I guess for longer higher shots into greens possibly

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 07:04 PM

I play this setup.  I'm a total feel guy inside 100y and more comfortable working the 3 instead of 4 wedges.
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Posted 29 January 2018 - 07:32 PM

I've got 4 wedges right now, but if I ever went away from it, I'd probably do either what you're recommending or maybe I'd go for 48, 52, 60.
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Posted 29 January 2018 - 07:47 PM

Late last year I went to 46-50-54-58. Seems a lot easier on approach shots over the 46(47, 48)-52-58 I played for years. Still use the 58 for everything inside 80 yards to keep it simple. The 50-54 really just make it easier on half shots between 85-125 yards.

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 06:21 AM

46 52 58 is good for me better than 46 50 54 58 or 48 52 56 60

64 may be an option for specials courses or conditions ,  rarely in north of France
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Posted 30 January 2018 - 07:46 AM

Ive gone old J day route. My set pw is bent strong to 44 and my vokey is 48. Then Ive added 54 58. The 48 is very versatile and provides better full & 3/4  gapping in a crucial area of the bag.

Personally I can make due with 56-60, 55-59 etc for chipping/pitching and make it work. But I need a wedge at 48-50* cause I see that yardage all the time.

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 08:17 AM

This set-up was a great move for me allowing me to dump 1of 4 wedges (including PW), opens slot for driving iron in my case, or whatever you may choose...a hybrid, 5 wood, etc
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Posted 30 January 2018 - 04:23 PM

i think that if i was going to pull a club it would be the 4 irons. That is the club that i hit the least. i like hitting 3 irons on short par 4s and holes i need placement. then i can carry 46, 50, 56, 60 wedges.
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Posted 30 January 2018 - 08:20 PM

I've thought about it, but it'd make 13 clubs for me. I have no need for anything on the long end of the bag...I don't trust fairway woods, so I plug my driver-3i gap with a 2h. In all of 2017, I can't think of one instance where I've really needed something between the driver and hybrid. So for me, it makes more sense to have more wedges.

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 11:30 PM

I’m currentyly gaming this set-up;

PW 46°
GW 50°
SW 56°
LW 62°

I’m considering this wedge set-up;

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 11:05 AM

Excellent combinations 46, 52, 58 .

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