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Mixing old & new Vokey’s - distance gaps


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#1 Porker

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 12:22 AM

As the title says, will .. for example a SM 7 in 50*  come closer in distance to my older Hogan 46* E wedge and an older oil can Vokey slot better inbetween the E and SM4 54*?

Worried the newer wedges go further and messes with the gap?

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 07:33 AM

No one mixing old and new vokey? My theory is more say the gap and pw's where distance might vary due to improved design while lofts remain same

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 08:44 AM

New wedges of the same loft will go the same distance all things being equal, shaft, length, etc.
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Posted 11 November 2018 - 08:54 AM

I thought the only real difference would be increased forgiveness from center of gravity being moved.  Are you comparing conforming grooves to non conforming grooves?
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Posted 11 November 2018 - 09:25 AM

No, newer wedges are not longer. They may be a touch more forgiving in some cases but only slightly. I use old Vokeys mixed with new and you should treat them the same.

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 11:52 PM

Awesome, thanks guys.,, yeh, it’s a mixture of grooves. I’m assuming less spin will give you more distance?

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Posted 12 November 2018 - 12:09 AM

You need to check the lofts on your wedges if you are seeing the same distance with a 50* and a 46* club.

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Posted 12 November 2018 - 06:30 AM

View PostPorker, on 11 November 2018 - 11:52 PM, said:

Awesome, thanks guys.,, yeh, it’s a mixture of grooves. I’m assuming less spin will give you more distance?

New wedges will have more spin, generally.

As far as the new groove, that only makes a difference from the rough.
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Posted 14 November 2018 - 04:59 PM

No, the 46 and 50 are not the same distance, I’m worried the new gap wedge would leave me closer to the PW distance

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