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Gap Wedge vs Sand Wedge. Really weird!!


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#1 bobilishious2

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 12:04 PM

So, i've been playing a couple of CG10 wedges now for a couple of years, a 52 degree and a 56 degree.

I went to get my clubs checked recently and the 52 degree wedge has a shaft length of 35 inches and swingweight of D1.6 whereas the 56 degree wedge had a shaft length of 35.25 and a swingweight of D5.0. Is it me or does this seem a bit off given that the two wedges were bought as a pair? I'm surprised I didn't notice this but it just seems really strange. Does anyone know which of the clubs is "correct"? I thought D1.6 was quite light for a wedge but I may be wrong.

Given the difference between the two I was looking to get my clubs reshafted with the same as my irons when i finally buy them which i'm pretty sure will be Project X 6.5's. Is this a normal thing to do or should i get the flex a bit softer for my wedges given that i'm never likely to hit them "all out"?


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Posted 22 January 2011 - 08:00 PM

View Postbobilishious, on 22 January 2011 - 12:04 PM, said:

So, i've been playing a couple of CG10 wedges now for a couple of years, a 52 degree and a 56 degree.

I went to get my clubs checked recently and the 52 degree wedge has a shaft length of 35 inches and swingweight of D1.6 whereas the 56 degree wedge had a shaft length of 35.25 and a swingweight of D5.0. Is it me or does this seem a bit off given that the two wedges were bought as a pair? I'm surprised I didn't notice this but it just seems really strange. Does anyone know which of the clubs is "correct"? I thought D1.6 was quite light for a wedge but I may be wrong.

Given the difference between the two I was looking to get my clubs reshafted with the same as my irons when i finally buy them which i'm pretty sure will be Project X 6.5's. Is this a normal thing to do or should i get the flex a bit softer for my wedges given that i'm never likely to hit them "all out"?


Sand wedges are often built to a heavier swing weight than the rest of your clubs. It has a different job, so cit arries more head weight and usually bounce.

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 10:23 AM

+1 Dan. Heres a typical configuration:

52  35.5"  D3
56  35.25"  D5
*this provides the same feel within the wedge set.

I'd recommend the same flex as irons (for stability) or slightly more flexable (for feel around the green )....your choice.

Hope your day goes well :clapping:

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 11:26 AM

A sand wedge or L wedge typically have a heavier swing weight than a GW or PW.  Mostly because it gives you more feel on partial shots and the heavier head weight moves through rough and sand better.  As far as the specs on your wedges go, it seens the quality control on the lengths of your Clevelenad clubs seem off.  The GW should be slightly longer than the SW in theory, def. not shorter.
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Posted 23 January 2011 - 12:12 PM

View Postbobilishious, on 22 January 2011 - 12:04 PM, said:

So, i've been playing a couple of CG10 wedges now for a couple of years, a 52 degree and a 56 degree.

I went to get my clubs checked recently and the 52 degree wedge has a shaft length of 35 inches and swingweight of D1.6 whereas the 56 degree wedge had a shaft length of 35.25 and a swingweight of D5.0. Is it me or does this seem a bit off given that the two wedges were bought as a pair? I'm surprised I didn't notice this but it just seems really strange. Does anyone know which of the clubs is "correct"? I thought D1.6 was quite light for a wedge but I may be wrong.

Given the difference between the two I was looking to get my clubs reshafted with the same as my irons when i finally buy them which i'm pretty sure will be Project X 6.5's. Is this a normal thing to do or should i get the flex a bit softer for my wedges given that i'm never likely to hit them "all out"?

IMO - NOT unusual with today's store bought equipment.  52/53 are typically played with fulls swing for average Joe golfer... hence the lighter swing weight which matches up with most contemporary iron sets.  However, the 56* SW should have a heavier swing weight of D3-D6 depending on OEM, same is true with 54, 58 and 60* wedges.  Shaft length is part of why 56 and the others mentioned have heavier SW's, plus they might be weighted to get to that SW.

Irons or wedges don't have to match up swing weight wise.  For example, I play PX 6.0's in 2- PW, plus my 53* has PX 6.0, but it's swing weighted at D5 (weighted).  My 59* LW however has a S200 and D6 (weighted).  PW, SW and LW are all the same length 35.5"   The only club I seldom hit full is LW - in part why it has a different shaft.

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 04:44 PM

View Postbobilishious, on 22 January 2011 - 12:04 PM, said:

So, i've been playing a couple of CG10 wedges now for a couple of years


If you had not noticed the difference while playing them for "a couple of years", I wouldn't get too concerned with it now. Same shafts as the irons would work fine, IMO.




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