Seems like 52*/58* has become the most common wedge combo
Posted 27 November 2012 - 06:40 PM
I'm pretty sure this will be my next setup. I am iron shopping right now which has me rethinking my wedges. My current set ends with a PW at 46*, then a GW at 50* and SW at 56*. I don't really find myself using the 50* GW much at all, could probably do without on most days. In my previous setup I had used 54* SW instead of the 56*, which served me very well as something I could hit out of the sand, fairway, or rough. The 54* was great as a 100-110 yard full swing club, and I don't have a problem taking partial swings with it. The 56* on the other hand isn't covering enough distance for me and I'm not as comfortable taking a full swing. My next set will be 46* PW(bent 45*), 52*(bent 54*) and a 58*. I feel this will simplify things and keep me from over thinking shots.
Edited by jedc, 27 November 2012 - 06:40 PM.
Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:29 PM
Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:48 PM
My regular playing partners go something like this...
46,52,56,60-4 handicap former golf professional
different strokes for different folks.
Posted 28 November 2012 - 08:40 AM
Now I just need to figure out what wedges to go with.
Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:08 AM
This is what tears me up. I LOVE my 3-iron TM MC but I also LOVE my 23* hybrid 4i Cleveland Launcher, they both serve totally different purposes. But here is my dilema, I also love my 52, 56, 60 ATV wedges. I am still not sure what I am going to do about this dilema.
Who has a suggestion?
Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:32 AM
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Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:34 PM
For some reason I hate the vokey 58.08 - I dont get along with 58 deg wedges - 54 60 is the way to go - leaves quite the gap between PW (46 MP Mizuno) and 54 but I can flight the PW pretty good.
I've always been curious about this gap folks keep mentioning on here. If you know your yardages wouldn't you be laying up or hitting a proper club off the tee to avoid the ball ended up in this gap? For example I would never intentionally leave myself with a 100 yard shot, just don't have that in the bag. I also wouldn't carry a club to cover that distance for the few times I might accidently end up there. I'm not trying to knock anybody just trying to get the thought patterns and seeing something I might be missing out on. With all the gps/rangefinders out there it's easier than ever now to make sure you hit the yardages you need to hit. I used to be a SW/GW/LW guy but never used the LW on a full shot which is why I recently went to a 53/58 setup because the 60 was really a waste of a club even tho it was my go to club around the greens. I guess in my mind it's harder to control a gap at the higher yardages than it is at the 125 and in area.
im a 7 HC right now - no way in hell can I hit a club to the 115 yard marker instead of the 110 or 105 marker - I don't hit my irons pure enough all the time to do so.
I dont see what the big deal is - you really only need to learn partial shots with your highest lofted iron - For me its the 60 - 85 in is only 60 - I can adjust it accordingly. everything else is pretty much a full shot
yardage control is probably the strongest part of my game....before all the range finder stuff this was a lot more difficult unless you were on a course with a yardage book, but now it's a ton easier for doing this. I felt for me that this was a big factor in being able to drop a wedge.
Posted 02 December 2012 - 05:17 PM
Posted 02 December 2012 - 07:27 PM
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!
The combo works well for me too....58 for almost all sand shots and 52 for chips. I hit 52 max from 100 to 105 and 58 max is 80.
I about the exact with the 52 and 58. I love the 52....pitching, chipping, sand. The 58 is good for shorter shots, delicate chips and needing the extra loft sometimes. My PW is 47. I tried the 4 wedge mix for a while and thought to much over with 56/60. I like the 52/58 because it is about what the Ping Eye 2 sets had for SW/LW so I was used to it.
Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:58 PM
yea i'd have to agree, i got some new wedges (FG Tour) with "legal" grooves and they definitely go much higher and then just stay put when they hit the greens. Most certainly not as exciting as my X-Forged wedges which make me look more skilled than i am when they come back 6-7 feet haha
Posted 05 December 2012 - 05:09 PM
My PW is 46, U (gap) wedge is 50, and my Gorge SW is 56.
Am I weird? This combination doesnt seem to be in the majority or even common from the posts I see here.
Edited by theothertomjones, 05 December 2012 - 05:13 PM.
Posted 06 December 2012 - 10:59 AM