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Seems like 52*/58* has become the most common wedge combo


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Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:08 PM

Seems like this is the combo that comes up most when the topic comes up.
Is this your observation also?
Why do you think this is the case?

I was 52/56, but now may try 52/58 because of my inability to settle on my combo!

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:09 PM

works for me,  just plain works and allows me to have a hybrid in my bag

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:11 PM

I didn't use the 60 that much, don't hit full shots with the 56, and wanted something with a little more loft for flexibility. 58 it is!

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:17 PM

I just switched to a 54*\58* combo and I like it. I'm currently bagging old school irons with traditional lofts so my PW is 50*.  Theres hardly a gap between 50* and 52* so the 54* is ideal.  The 58* is more versatile for me at my home course for the mid-longish bunker shots around the green where the bunkers are fairly deep. Plus, I can still flop it like my old 60*.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:24 PM

I have been basically playing this set up since about 2007.  I find the 52 degree is a good full club distance for me and so versatile from all lies and bunkers.  I find the 58 degree can do everything my old 60 could in and around the greens but is so much better on full shots for me.

I messed with a 54/58 combo but the gaps were not ideal for me. I also like my 52 for chipping.  I prefer a little less loft and do not like chipping with 56, 58, 60 wedges unless I am short sided.  I found that I was not as consistent chipping with the 54.  Probably due to playing the 52 for so long but I have that dialed in now.


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Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:30 PM

I just wasn't good enough to use the 52 degree for enough different shots. I am much more comfortable wit 4 degree gaps and letting the clubs take a little of the pressure off me. For anyone that can make the 52 degree sing, the 52-58 combination is a no brainer...

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:05 PM

Tried all different combinations last year and settled on 52 and 58. I don't see changing anytime soon either.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:08 PM

I'll still always use a 60* wedge. I play 3 wedges now, but even when it was 2 it was always 54/60.
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Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:10 PM

i like 54 60
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Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:18 PM

Seems like 52/56/60 is still the most popular, but I don't see myself switching from 52/58 anytime soon.


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Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:19 PM

I've been playing a 52/58 combo ever since I was a sophomore in high school. At the time, I needed a little more loft than an average sand wedge, but I didn't have a use for a 60. I never really changed after that and it's been about 7 years, so I guess I just stick to the distance gaps I'm used to.
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Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:20 PM

I have done 52 / 58 for many years.. it simplifies the short game and I have never had a shot I could not pull off that setup

i also have a 64* which i add in on courses that are very short
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Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:31 PM

I'm actually switching from a 52/58 setup to a 52/56/60. This is after putting a 20* hybrid in the bag and deciding that I don't need a 3iron.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:14 PM

I play my older MacGregor (1025C VIP) irons' PW, a 49* Vokey, a 52* Vokey, and a 58* Vokey. The last, I ground off the back of the 12* bounce to give me better performance out of the hard packed sand we usually have here. So to answer the question, I do use the 52/58 combination although the effective bounce on the 58 has been ground off somewhat. I should note that I tend to us my PW, 49, and 52 as 10, 11, 12 irons. For finesse / feel shots, I usually use the 58*.

ps: my HI has ranged from 8 to 14 in the last year. Frustrating, but true, and potentially useful info in interpreting my response.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:18 PM

I have a 46* PW so I go 50*, 54*, 60*

Not sure I could pull off just 2 wedges. But I know for sure I don't have a large gap in my lower lofted clubs.


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Posted 22 November 2012 - 12:29 AM

Right now I game a 54 and 58, and used to play 54/60 but struggled with the 60. My TVD 58* has made a huge difference in my wedge game. I'm thinking my next wedge will be a 54* SM4 with the stock M grind (54.11) bent 1* strong - it will match the gap as well as variety and turf interaction I want.
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Posted 22 November 2012 - 02:09 AM

I have played 52/58 for the last two years, no complaints here.  I will never buy a 56 again!

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 03:20 AM

I used to play 52/56/60 but last year I put a 5w in the bag and dropped the 60. Gamed 52/56 for a while but I wanted a bit more loft so I replaced the 56 with a 58.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:32 AM

I go 46/51/58/64

Need the gap wedge for my yardages

Namely the 58 is my go to club around the greens for pitching and also great for 40-80 yard partial shots

60 was just to inconsistent for greenside chipping .. for me anyways

64 is a must for my home course traps and I love it for greenside floppers out of the rough.  The 64 can be a weapon if used appropriately
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Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:35 AM

45/50/54/60 for me!


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Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:44 PM

Does anybody here have a 45, 52 and 58 combo? My iron set came with a 45 degree PW, and i'm waiting to pull the trigger on a Black Friday deal for a pair of CG14s.
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Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:45 PM

I play 45/52/58

Doesn't present a problem but i have worked.very hard learning how to control my PW for different distances. If you are.not good on 1/2, 3/4 shots then you should keep 4* gaps. I find the player who prefers to use his swing length and tempo to control distance does will with 52/58 and player with less finese likes 52/56/60. That's just my opinion

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 02:57 PM

View Postkjbowen, on 23 November 2012 - 01:45 PM, said:

I play 45/52/58

Doesn't present a problem but i have worked.very hard learning how to control my PW for different distances. If you are.not good on 1/2, 3/4 shots then you should keep 4* gaps. I find the player who prefers to use his swing length and tempo to control distance does will with 52/58 and player with less finese likes 52/56/60. That's just my opinion

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:31 PM

52 -- full shots
58 -- sand
64 -- flops and other fun stuff

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:37 PM

Tried 52* 58* this year and ended up selling the wedges and going 50*, 54*, 58* (new wedge set).  Just better lofts for me as I like to hit full shots with my 50* and 54*.  Debating on chaning out the 58* to a 60* next year, but won't decide until early spring if I order something new.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:27 PM

I used to be a 52*/56*/60*, but this past season I've played 52*/58* and I don't think I'll ever go back. I love the fact that it opens up an additional slot at the top of the bag, and as  long as you have a fairly versatile grind on the 58*, you can hit all the shots you need.
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Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:07 PM

I've contemplated going to 52/58. Off the tee is the stronger part of my game so I really don't care about extra hybrids and rescues as I don't use them. I like the versatility of 3 wedges. But don't take my word for it. I can barely break 90 :(
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Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:18 PM

I have used 50/55/60 forever and am getting ready to go to 53/58.  I hope I am not making a mistake.  My PW has been bent to 46 hence the setup I used and played 4-PW, hybrid, 3wd, Driver.  I am going to get a set of Scratch irons and their PW is 48, so I am going to carry 3-PW with the 53/58 setup.  I am sure it will take some getting used to.  I really like my 60 and I hope I don't miss it.
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Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:55 PM

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 12:04 AM

52/58 for the last 8 years.. easily the most versatile combo, IMHO, for the three wedge system(pw and 2 lower)...just seems to give you the most consistently hit yardages..especially the 52...this should cover most people, if they are playing the right tee box on a short to mid par 4, for the yardage that they most encounter in those situations.  just sayin!

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