50 and 58* wedge setup anyone?
Posted 17 May 2011 - 08:08 AM
Nike SQ2 15*
Tour Edge XCG6
Nike Vapor Speed
Nike VR Forged 54* & 58*
Bettinardi Studio Stock 8
Posted 17 May 2011 - 08:22 AM
46* that came with my set of Hogan FTX
plue 4 Cally X-Forged:
50* for shots up to 125
54* for 110 to 95
58* for 95 to 50 (and greenside bunkers, since it has 13* bounce)
62* for anything inside 50
It sounds like overkill, but most of the scoring comes from inside 150.
I also deloft my clubs quite a bit, it's not that I'm any kind of pure ballstriker. If I need to add a longer club, I have lots of options:
Replace 54* and 58* with a 56* OR replace 58* and 62* with a 60*
All this precision still has me playing around a 16, so it really is less about the tools and more about the carpenter.
Posted 17 May 2011 - 08:23 AM
I have both wedges and I really wanted to love the MP t10 (selling a brand new 60 right now) but the vokeys are staying as they get the job done despite the harder clicky feeling that i get from them - but my wedge perfection search will continue
TEE XCG7 3 wood
Ping G30 3 Hybrid Tour AD UT
Srixon Z 545/745 4-GW Nippon SPO
Vokey 55 S Raw & 60 E Hand Ground
Posted 17 May 2011 - 08:26 AM
Posted 17 May 2011 - 08:27 AM
I am thinking about upgrading my wedge setup from the standard wedges in my iron set. The irons are stronger loft so my PW is 45* and SW is 52* and i am a failrly good short game player however deeper bunkers or short bunker shots are difficult.
I am fairly positive I am going with the 50* but am unsure if the gap to 58* is too big and maybe should just stick with 56*. I am thinking that the higher lofted club will only be used around the green and not full approach shots.
So does anyone think this sounds ok or do you have a better idea?
Oh i am thinking of either MP-T10s or Vokeys
I've been playing 52* and 58* for about a year. I am moving to 52*, 56*, and 60*.
The 58* was working just fine for me when the courses I was playing had medium to hard sand, but my current home course has soft sand. I am playing a 58-12 vokey and with the soft sand I have to open the face to get the bounce to work well - the problem is opening the 58 makes my preferred feel for swing out of the sand too slow and the ball isn't advancing forward enough. So the 58 isn't working for me due to course conditions (soft sand) and a grind that makes me need to open it up (really, 12* bounce and it digs when square?).
The 60* is for the deep bluegrass rough around the greens - a 56* will come out to hot if the ball is down and I need to be aggressive.
The question becomes - what type of shots do you need around the green, and what clubs do you need to make those shots.
Edited by northgolf, 17 May 2011 - 08:29 AM.
Posted 17 May 2011 - 08:31 AM
PING G25 16.5°, Elements Chrome 9F5T
Bio Cell + 19°, Elements Chrome 9F5T
JPX 825 Pro, DGX100
Vokey TVD 50-M, 54-K & 58-K
Posted 17 May 2011 - 08:55 AM
Posted 17 May 2011 - 09:03 AM
TM RBZ Stage 2 Tour 14.5 Faiway
Adams Idea Tech V4 18 Hybrid
Titleist 712 AP-2 irons 4-PW
Vokey 50, 54 & 58 wedges
Scotty Cameron Kombi S, 34
Posted 17 May 2011 - 09:29 AM
Posted 17 May 2011 - 09:34 AM
I gamed the 50, 54, 58 set up last year but found that my half shots on one club were nearly equivalent to the full shot on the next one. So this year, I'm going 52* and bending a 58* down to 57*.
I have 2 sets of irons. The ones in my sig have a 45* PW. But my other set are 46* so I'll keep my GW at 52*.
Posted 17 May 2011 - 02:43 PM
Posted 17 May 2011 - 03:16 PM
V-Steel Tour 14*
PING S56 4-9
Vokey SM5 48, 54, 60
Posted 17 May 2011 - 04:28 PM
Bottom lines is I can do anything with the 58 that I could do with my 56 and 60. Pick a medium-high bounce with one of the more aggressive C grinds and it will be very versatile. It has taken the "which wedge" thought out of the equation and I am much more confident with each of them now and am getting up and down a lot more often because of it.
Posted 17 May 2011 - 04:36 PM
I now go 48-54-60
I don't like carrying more than 2 "accessory" wedges...if I do carry more, I find myself trying to find ways to use them. I use my 54 for anything that I can release the ball to...and pretty much everything from the fairway unless I absolutely have zero green to work with.
I pretty much use the 60 exclusively inside 30 yards or so unless there is room to let the ball release.
The two wedge system just flat out keeps things simple for me...GO FOR IT!!!
Posted 17 May 2011 - 07:30 PM
As some have said above, this leads to a fair amount of indecision around the greens - coupled with the fact that I'm playing a local public course more than my private course with LIGHTNING fast greens (too far of a drive these days) and I think I'm gonna drop the 64*.
Posted 17 May 2011 - 10:35 PM
FW: G30 17* Tour 80S
DI: UDI 20* C Taper Lite X
Irons: 2011 TM MC 5-PW 6.0
Wedges: TM TP 52, 588 57
Putter: TM Ghost Monte Carlo
Posted 17 May 2011 - 10:42 PM
Muxi87 - I am the exact same way. Last year I went with PW, 52, 56, 60 and I just had too many options around the green and on approaches. I know the game is all about the 100 yards and in but I feel much more confident gripping down on a 53* than hitting a full 56* or something. I am a feel guy so I can just sort of see the flag and see a shot that I want to play.
Posted 18 May 2011 - 04:38 AM
may choose the 50* with the 56* instead of the 58* as i am confident opening the blade and my current SW is only 52* and i have made do so far!
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